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our work

Starcatcher Productions is a non-profit community theatre company aimed at promoting English dramatic arts within the Kahnawá:ke, Chateauguay and Montréal communities. We ensure that our productions, volunteer work, and outreach events can be accessed by everyone regardless of artistic experience, training, or background.

The cast of Curtains (2023).

our mandate

Our objective is to build and present accessible and collaborative artistic works with members across communities and cultures by exploring the virtues, connections, and spirit of the performing arts.


Urinetown: the Musical (2022) rehearsal.

our vision

We are committed to inspire a new generation of artists who will take the virtues of performing arts and apply them to everyday life. We believe live theatre develops artistic awareness and exchange, learning and social skills, and a sense of respect for oneself, the environment, and others.

Into the Woods (2024) first read-through with cast & crew.

our values

Working with Starcatcher Productions means being a part of a collaborative atmosphere. We foster high degrees of trust, honesty, patience, communication, and acceptance to fulfill our mandate to make performing arts accessible for all.

we value...

Curtains (2023) rehearsal.

We strive to be sincere, respectful and playful in our relationships and working environments.


We like to encourage, support and empower our friends in all endeavors.


We are eager to share, explore and stimulate new ideas with the others around us.

We strive to be helpful colleagues and good people within our field and in our communities beyond.

Board of Directors


Our Board of Directors is filled with passionate, hard-working and theatre-loving members from our communities.

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Kirk Elsmore

Dennen Phillips

Artistic Director / President

Kirk is a full-time elementary music teacher. In 2018 he established Starcatcher Productions out of his love for musical theatre, which sparked when he was casted in Turtle Island Theatre's production of Les Misérables (2013).

Into the Woods

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Ainsley Tsokwenion


Ainsley has been doing musical theatre in Kahnawà:ke & in Tiohtià:ke for over 15 years. Her greatest hope in joining Starcatcher's Board of Directors is to be able to give a voice to those who feel like they haven't been heard and create a safe space where everyone can feel confident to be their truest selves.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Dennen began performing in theatre in his mid 20's. In 2018 he began to establish Starcatcher Productions to pursue his passion for the theatre! Currently, he works with Turtle Island Theatre under the Artistic Direction of Kevin John Saylor.

Les Misérables

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Brandi Jacobs


Brandi is an Administrative Assistant by day and a radio DJ by night at CKRK K103.7 FM. The mom of one started working with Starcatcher Productions in 2022 and has performed in their musical productions of Urinetown: the Musical (2022) and Curtains (2023).

American Idiot: The Musical

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Associate Artist

Gio is an emerging artist and soon-to-be undergraduate of Concordia University’s Performance Creation program. He’s gained experience working behind the scenes interning with companies across the Island of Montreal and is excited to contribute to the home he’s found in Starcatcher Productions.

Ride the Cyclone

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