Articles written by: Kristine Berey

Transformative theatre supported by Cole Foundation grants
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Transformative theatre supported by Cole Foundation grants

Montreal theater-goers are in for some pioneering moments over the next two years as the local professional theatre community benefits from the injection of $375,000 in grants to 25 local companies by the Cole Foundation.

A bull riding cowboy holds tight as the bull lunges airborne, Oregon, 1916. Photograph by Miller Photo Co., National Geographic
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Rodeo plan for Montreal’s 375th stirs controversy

Opposition is growing to the NomadFest Urban Rodeo, planned as part of the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary.

James Baldwin (center) was acclaimed
for his insights on humanity
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James Baldwin’s voice rises again in I Am Not Your Negro

We like to tell ourselves that our society has improved, that racism and the legacy of slavery are a thing of the past.

Co-founder and director Lynn Doyle with Ciné Gael’s program director Tim Hine: the 25th edition of the festival kicks off Friday with The Young Offenders. Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE

MONTREAL, QUE.: JANUARY 17, 2017 -- Lynn Doyle, right, co-founder and director of Ciné Gael, stands next to festival's program director Tim Hine, left, in the Hall building's auditorium at Concordia University on January 17, 2017. Ciné Gael is a Irish film festival which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.(Marie-France Coallier / MONTREAL GAZETTE) ORG XMIT: 57954
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You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy Cine Gael

As Montreal gears up for its 375th, there is another less illustrious but no less special birthday being celebrated – Cine Gael’s 25th season of bringing Irish films to Montreal.

Jonathan Monro and Nicola Cavendish in Centaur's Bakersfield. (Photo: David Cooper)
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Bakersfield Mist explores concepts of beauty and truth

Stephen Sachs’ Bakersfield Mist, now playing at the Centaur Theatre asks questions we should never stop asking, no matter how many answers we come across.

“One instant, one aspect of nature contains it all.” — Monet (Photo: Kristine Berey)
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Mad Enchantment: the Claude Monet that few people know

When visiting the Sistine Chapel and beholding Michelangelo’s magnificent paintings, most people experience a sense of awe, and wonder about the history and symbolism of the images.

It’s seven days a week for animal-rescue devotee Gerdy Cox-Gouron. (Photo: Irwin Block)
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Gerdy Cox-Gouron is a guardian angel for Montreal rescues

“There’s a picture of me at 14 months, sitting on the stump of a tree holding a cat that was nearly bigger than me.”

Kristine Berey's nursery school in Budapest, 1959.
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Kristine Berey on becoming a senior at The Senior Times

We are all seniors, or seniors-to-be.

Emma Tibaldo speaking at the launch of 10 professional independent English-language theatre programs. Photo: Gabriel Saltiel
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Quebec Drama Federation proves Indie English theatre alive and well

Montrealers are once again looking forward to a vibrant and varied theatre season.

Concordia prof calls for release of colleague Homa Hoodfar from Iranian jail
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Concordia prof calls for release of colleague Homa Hoodfar from Iranian jail

It is imperative to keep Homa Hoodfar’s story alive even when there is no breaking news, says Marguerite Mendell, a close friend and colleague of the a respected Concordia professor detained in Iran