Victor Vasuta. Roger Jochym, Bruna Perusello, Shaine Adler, Ellen Rubin, Clive Brewer, Ann Elbourne, Simon Topp,Karen Sauder, Sandra Lee, Malcolm McRae, Chris Davet, Ian Knowles
Who We Are
Dramatis Personae, Westmount's Community Theatre, was founded by Ann Page in 1985 and has been performing regularly ever since. The group performed in the Atwater Library in its early years and then became affiliated with the City of Westmount recreation department in 1988. The first play performed in Victoria Hall was a series of vignettes based on stories by O. Henry.
Dramatis Personae is a not-for-profit group funded by membership fees and generous donations from our audiences. We are a diverse group from all walks of life and welcome new members. It is helpful to have some acting experience, but enthusiasm is even more important and we need people with all kinds of creative or organizational skills.
For the years 2007 to 2015 Jacqueline van de Geer was our artistic director. During this time we consistently put on two shows a year, the first being Arrivals and Departures, the last being Noises Off. We thank her for her encouragement and imaginative direction.
From 2015 to 2022 our artistic director was primarily Christopher Moore. Our first production with him was Quick Exits in Dec 2015, followed by nine more until the Fall 2019 all of which were performed at Victoria Hall. During Covid three of our productions on Zoom until we returned to Vic Hall for Under Milkwood in Sept 2022.
Our latest production, The Good Doctor, was directed by Victor Vasuta, and performed at Vic Hall in June 2023.
Typically we produce two shows each year. Sometimes the show is a series of short plays tied together under a common theme, or alternatively a full-length play.
Karen Sauder, George Karpuzas, Ann Gamsa, Andrea Kruger, Ann Elbourne, Linda Nourse, Stephen Maclean Rogers, Christopher Moore,Malcolm McRae & Ellen Rubin, Alex Goldrich, Roger Jochym, Rashed Chowdhury, Christine Dandurand