The Company

Artistic director

Terry Donald Terry is a native Montrealer who graduated from Syracuse University with a Masters Degree in Theatre. Upon graduation he began acting and directing, and throughout his career has worked with many local theatre companies.Terry’s teaching career began in the late 70’s at Concordia University where he taught acting. In the early 80’s he moved to John Abbott College’s where he continues to work with young actors today. In 2008 the Black Theatre Workshop awarded him the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award. terry

The Company

Rebecca Croll Voted one of the top ten best actresses in Montreal by the Montreal Mirror “Best of Montreal Poll“, and the 2009 recipient of the Elsa Bolam Award in recognition of outstanding achievement by an emerging artist, and a 2003 Pamela Montgomery Award winner, Rebecca is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program and the British American Drama Academy‘s Midsummer in Oxford Program.Selected theatre credits include Beatrice in “A View from the Bridge” (MTE), Milli in “Queen Milli of Galt” (Lakeshore Players), Emilia in “Othello” (Persephone Productions), Curley’s Wife in “Of Mice and Men” (MTE), Eugenie in “A Flea in her Ear” (Hudson Village Theatre), Rose in “Unity 1918” (Persephone Productions)  and Florence Unger in “The Odd Couple; the Female Version” (Hudson Village Theatre).Selected film and television credits include “The Kate Logan Affair”, “The Long Weekend”, “The Business II”, “Barney’s Version” and “The Year Dolly Parton was my Mom”.
Adam LeBlanc Chosen to be one of ten actors for the prestigious Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program in Banff, Adam is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program.  Selected credits include Eddie Carbone in “A View from the Bridge” (MTE),  Rudy in Martin Sherman’s “Bent” (Altera Vitae Productions) Mortimer Brewster in “Arsenic & Old Lace” (Geordie Productions), George Milton in “Of Mice and Men” (MTE), Dan in “The Elusive” (T’ableau d’Hôte), voted best play in the Montreal Mirror’s ‘Best of Montreal’, Camille Chandebise in “A Flea in Her Ear” (Hudson Village Theatre), Cliff in “The Woolgatherer” (MTE), The Narrator in “Dancing at Lughnasa” (JAC).
He can be seen in Walter Salles feature, “On the Road“.
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Peter Vrana is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program.Selected theatre credits include Marco in “A View from the Bridge” (MTE),  Lennie Small in “Of Mice and Men” (MTE), Tony Wendice in “Dial ‘M’ for Murder” (Hudson Players Club), Mathew/Mr. Phillips in “Anne of Green Gables: the Musical” (JAC), Gerry in “Dancing at Lughnasa” (JAC).Selected film and television credits include “Recon 2020”, “Recon 2023”, “300 Spartans”, “Out of the Barn” and “Endgame in Kosovo”.
Christopher Moore is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program where he received the Pamela Montgomery Award upon graduation in 2005.Selected stage credits include Mike in “A View from the Bridge” (MTE), Max in Martin Sherman’s “Bent” (Altera Vitae Productions), Iago in Shakespeare’s “Othello” (Persephone Productions), David Lewis in “Haunted House” by Endre Farkas (Tableau D’Hote) and Curley in Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and men” (MTE).  His Fringe Credits include the Narrator in “Under Milk Wood” by Dylan Thomas in 2007 (Vanguard Productions), and as David in Katherine Dempsey’s “Penumbra” in 2009 (Rabbit in a Hat Productions), which was short listed for Best English Production and chosen to be remounted at The Centaur’s Wildside Festival this winter. FotoFlexer_Photo
Peter Vatsis A graduate of both the National Theatre School of Canada and John Abbott College’s Professional Theatre Program, Peter was the recipient of the 2002 Pamela Montgomery award.He has been a part of MTE since designing set and lights for “Of Mice and Men” in the summer of 2008.  While he has worked for many companies, he has done the lighting design for more than twenty productions at the Hudson Village Theatre since the summer of 2003.  In 2005, he returned to John Abbott as the lighting design teacher in the Professional Theatre Program.
Melanie Michaud is a graduate of John Abbott College Professional Theatre Design Program. Credits include, set design for “You can’t take it with you” (JAC), costume design for “Far from the Madding Crowd” (Persephone Productions), “A View from the Bridge” (MTE), “Urinetown: The Musical” (JAC), set and costume design for “Yeomen of the Guard” (The McGill Savoy Society), “Be My Baby”(Persephone Productions), and costume coordinator work study for “La Tragedie de Carmen” (The Banff Centre for the Arts).
Matthew Raudsepp is a graduate of the John Abbott College Professional Theatre Program where he was awarded the Pamela Montgomery Award.Selected stage credits include Rodolpho in “A View from the Bridge” (MTE),  Cassio in “Othello” (Persephone Productions), Whit in “Of Mice and Men” (MTE), Cervantes/Sancho in “Quixote” (Canis Tempus Theatre), Lucky in “The Emptiest”, an adaptation of “The Tempest”, which he directed with his theatre company Second Body Productions, and Romeo in “Gayanashagowa” (Gravy Bath Productions), an adaptation of Romeo and Juliet.Film and TV credits include: “Dead at 17”; “Durham County”; and “Picture This!”. clip_image002_0005
Alex McCooeye is a Montreal bred actor and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and the John Abbott Professional Theatre Program.Selected stage credits include “Rock, Paper, Jackknife” (Talisman/Centaur), “Rabbit, Rabbit” (Summerworks), “Of Mice and Men” (MTE), “The Particulars”, “The Emptiest” (Second Body Productions), “Sing to me Through Open Windows” (Second Body Productions), “Uncle Vanya”, “All My Sons”, “Richard III” (NTS), “The Ark” (NAC/NTS), “Au dela de la Ville” (Gravy Bath), “The Seagull” and “The Crucible” (JAC). clip_image002_0003

Board of Directors

Mr. George Saad PresidentProducer and Director, La Voix d’Egypte au CanadaPublic Relations, Sphinx Tours
Mr. Terry Donald Vice PresidentProfessor, Department of Theatre and Music, John Abbott CollegeArtistic Director Montreal Theatre Ensemble
Mrs. Mary Saad General Manager
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