Merry Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve!

Best Wishes for the Holidays from the Professional Theatre Network of Prince Edward Island

 

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Catch a Dream

Calling All Dreamers! Confederation Centre Launches Website and Submission Page for ‘The Dream Catchers’

Confederation Centre’s signature project for Canada’s 150th anniversary next year is The Dream Catchers, a national touring production in two stages, funded by the Government of Canada through the Canada 150 Fund. Between February and April, an artistic team will travel to each province and territory to facilitate workshops, exploring young people’s dreams for themselves and Canada, with a focus toward the environment, inclusion, and reconciliation.

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Youth across the country will also be able to submit their dreams online, sharing their hopes for the future. The Dream Catchers website is now live and ready to receive dreams for a brighter future and applications to be part of the exciting workshops.

The website and dream submission page for youth age 17 and under to apply to be part of The Dream Catchers can be found in both French and English at dreamingcanada.ca or capteursdereves.ca.

Applicants may submit artwork, short videos, or text proposals and be as plain or poetic as they feel. The key to a good submission is the core idea and not the style, length, or format at this stage.

In the workshops actual dreamcatchers will also be created by the youth in each community and integrated by Indigenous visual artist Nick Huard into a large national dreamcatcher exhibited at Confederation Centre next summer.

Huard and Mary Francis Moore, associate artistic director of The 2017 Charlottetown Festival, will lead the sessions in collaboration with local artists in each region, including Fred Penner, Twin Flames, Nikki Payne, Romesh Thavanathan of Hey Rosetta, City Natives, and more.

“Our youth are our future ancestors and their dreams are impressive,” states Huard. “This project encourages them to imagine, gives them a voice and a chance to represent themselves. We want to remind them to keep dreaming because dreams can become reality, and The Dream Catchers reminds them to pursue the dream the creator put in their hearts.”

Gleaned from the workshop ideas and online submissions from Canada’s young people, the creative team will produce a vibrant and movement-filled musical for an expanded Confederation Centre Young Company. A troupe of 26 emerging artists will be cast to present this exciting new theatre production both on P.E.I and nationally throughout the summer of 2017.

Mark the Dates

Holiday Hours of Operation at Confederation Centre of the Arts

Confederation Centre of the Arts will operate at reduced hours between Christmas Eve and January 3, 2017. The Showcase Gift Shop, Art Gallery, public library, Mavor’s Restaurant, box office, administration offices, and the Confederation Chamber Exhibition all follow unique schedules.

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Please note, the Richmond Street entrance will be open daily at 7:30 a.m. on days the library is open, from December 27 to January 2, and library book drop will be available at the stage door entrance during these times.

Confederation Centre will also be open on January 1, 2017 for the Premier’s New Year’s Day Levee at 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall.

Departmental Hours:

Administrative Offices

Dec 24-Jan 2: closed

Jan 3: regular hours resume

Box Office 

Dec 24: open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dec 25-Jan 2: closed

Jan 3: regular hours resume

Confederation Centre Art Gallery

Dec 24-27: closed

Dec 28-31: open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Jan 1-3: closed

Jan 4: regular hours resume

Confederation Centre Public Library

Dec 24: open 10 a.m. – noon

Dec 25/26: closed

Dec 27-31: regular hours

Jan 1: closed

Jan 2: regular hours resume

Confederation Chamber Exhibition (Upper Foyer)

December 24/31: closed

Jan 7: winter hours resume (Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., or by private booking)

Mavor’s Restaurant

Dec 23: open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Dec 24-30: closed

Dec 31: open for NYE seatings at 5 and 8 p.m.

Jan 1: closed

Jan 2: regular winter hours resume

The Showcase Gift Shop

Dec 24: open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Dec 25-Jan 2: closed

Jan 3: regular hours resume

What Lori MacDonald Said About Robyn Hood

We loved Robyn Hood! Every year we go to the Christmas shows and have always enjoyed each and every one! Mamma Mia, Anne of GG, Alice Through the Looking Glass, of course, were amazing too!

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Great performances, witty and fun! We are so fortunate to have Confederation Centre here in Charlottetown!