#WhyMETAsMatter with Davide Chiazzese

Davide Chiazzese


Davide Chiazzese:  2014-15 Recipient – Outstanding Supporting Performance, Hosanna (Tableau D’Hôte Theatre)

Q: When you first found out you were nominated for a META what was your reaction? 

A: The first time I found out I was nominated for a META was such a wonderful validating feeling. It felt like the work I was doing was being seen and it was even more special because I was being recognized by my peers.

Q: What is something no one knows about you?

A: I think I’m someone who wears my heart on my sleeve, so I don’t keep much private but one thing people might not know about me is that one of my big dreams is to be in a HIP HOP / RAP musical! 

Find out who the 2018-19 METAs Nominees are on September 26! Follow the event link for more infohttp://bit.ly/2meBRL0

And the nominees are…


Celebrate Outstanding!

Join us as we announce the Nominees for the 2018-2019 theatre season, as well as the date and hosts of the 6th Annual Montreal English Theatre Awards Ceremony.

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 at the Monument-National Le Café, starting at 5 PM!

FREE and open to everyone in the theatre community!

Become a Juror

The METAs Jury is selected by the METAC, and is comprised of 25 Montreal-based professional theatre artists from varied disciplines and representing the full diversity of our city.

The METAs Jury is responsible for the professional awards’ categories only. A separate Community Jury assesses the Community Theatre Award, and special juries are convened to determine the recipients of the Honorary Awards.

Jury members receive one complimentary ticket for each registered production, and meet quarterly to discuss the merits of all performance, design, and production elements. Jury members must attend at least 2/3rds (66%) of all registered productions to participate in the selection of Nominees and Recipients.

Members of the METAs Jury may serve for a maximum of 2 consecutive years. Jurors who have completed two years may return to the Jury after a hiatus of at least one year. An invitation to serve a second year is contingent not only on interest and availability, but also the desire to convene a Jury with diverse discipline and demographic representation. Every year, the Jury must be comprised of a majority (50 % +1) of new jurors. Therefore, returning to the Jury is never assumed.

If you would like to become a member of the METAs Jury, please send your resume and a letter to the METAs Jury Liaison outlining the following:

  • Your name and theatre discipline;
  • Your professional training, experience and affiliations;
  • Your involvement in the Montreal English theatre community;
  • Why you would like to be on the METAs Jury.

Selection of Jury members is done in July, and the season extends from September 1st to August 31st of the following year.