Acting Up

COMMUNITY THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021. ACT is hosting the Community Theatre Festival, which will be held April 24 / 25, 2021, at the Fox and Crow Pub at UPEI. This is a great chance to get involved and support local theatre. If you are interested in volunteering backstage, in front of house, or other areas – get in touch ! We are also seeking submissions (deadline March 19th) – if you have a short excerpt, sketch, or even a monologue in mind that you’d like to perform…let us help you bring it to life!

(Photo: King’s Players, by David Gladstone)

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Throwback Thursday

#ThrowBackThursday to this 2012 production of Nunsense at Harbourfront Theatre

Did you know that the original Off-Broadway production opened on December 12, 1985, running for 3,672 performances and becoming the second-longest-running Off-Broadway show in history?

It ran on our stage over the summers of 2012 and 2013. Islanders and visitors loved it! Did you get to see the 5 habits of hilarity?!

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Tunes in the Dark

Night Music: A contemplative offering of music. Inspired by Natkirke, a contemplative initiative in Denmark, the hour of music will flow from one piece to the next without pause or applause. A contemplative program of music by Rachmaninoff, Bach and Satie played masterfully by Sarah Hagen. Tickets are Pay What You Will and Venue is the beautiful Hillcrest United Church in Montague. Book your seats with us by visiting our website at or please call 1 888 346 5666, for an evening of moving melodic stylings by a true talent.

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A Bit of Soulstice

February 18th & March 4 – 7:30pm – $25

Winter SOULstice, presented by The Guild, features a very talented cast orchestrated by Music Director, Lisa MacDougall.

Lisa has played piano since the age of 3 and has been so fortunate and blessed to be a touring and recording artist, musician, musical theatre director and teacher in the music business for over 25 years! Through her musical journey touring the world in rock and rhythm and blues bands, this Halifax native became passionate about soul music.

MacDougall originally created the Lisa Mac and the Sexy Ida’s in 2012 in Halifax. Now that she’s on the Island, she thought it would be the perfect time to do a PEI version!

Joining MacDougall are Brieonna Locche, Nadine Haddad and Noah Malcolm. All three musicians have worked professionally in the music industry for quite some time, and are very excited to be harmonizing with Lisa again!

MacDougall promises “great songs, with great arrangements, very much lending themselves to strong, gospel rhythm and blues vocal performances.” SOULstice will feature songs by Aretha Franklin, Dianna Ross, and more!

Tickets for SOULstice can be purchased at The Guild Box Office (111 Queen Street) or by calling (902)620-3333. 

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Get In On the Act

Casting for John Spurway’s Off The Grid, which will run this summer at Victoria Playhouse. Martha and Len are living “off the grid” for a week in a remote rental home while they celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. Len is reluctant from the outset, instead preferring creature comforts like TV and the internet. With a sharp wit and a flare for the over-dramatic, Len’s distaste for roughing it turns into a genuine concern for their safety when they encounter their sketchy neighbor Lowell, who by Len’s reckoning, appears to be plotting to kill them.We are seeking to cast one actor of approximately 35 to 40 years of age. Good sense of comedic timing. Sardonic. Playful in an ironic sense. Any ethnicity. Male identifying. Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary comedic monologue and submit, along with headshot and resume, to


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New Eye On Art

Confederation Centre Art Gallery Welcomes Adjunct Curator

Confederation Centre is pleased to announce the addition of Charles Campbell as adjunct curator with the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) . 

Campbell is a Jamaican-born multidisciplinary artist, writer and curator, who grew up on Prince Edward Island. Using performance, sculpture, and installation, his work investigates the future prospects that have become possible in the wake of colonization. 

Campbell will work remotely with the CCAG on special projects from his home in Victoria, B.C.  including an upcoming contribution to the national initiative, FIELDTRIP: Art Across Canada.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery,” remarks Campbell. “Growing up in Charlottetown, the encounters with the arts at Confed Centre are among my most memorable experiences. I’ll be using the post of adjunct curator to research overlooked and underserved Canadian artists and present visions from BIPOC artists that can expand our world.”

He previously served as chief curator of the National Gallery of Jamaica where he embraced vernacular styles and street art from Jamaica’s vibrant urban communities and expanded the national canon. 

“Having Charles Campbell’s perspective and expertise available as we develop future programs will be invaluable,” offers Gallery Director Kevin Rice. “We certainly enjoyed working with Charles when we presented his artwork as part of P.E.I.’s Art in the Open Festival and we now look forward to his curatorial contributions.”

The artist has exhibited widely in North America, the Caribbean, and Europe including: Rideau Hall, the Havana Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, and Perez Art Museum Miami. He holds a B. FA from Concordia University and an M.A. in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

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Between Breaths On Tap Next Month

Event Rescheduled to March 27th, 2021

SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH,2021 – 7:30 PM
Regular Seats: $32.00 tax & fees included
Student Seats: $22.00 tax & fees included

Previous show date was Sunday, April 19th, 2020, 7:30 pm. Ticket-holders are being contacted via email (or will be contacted by phone if no email is associated with their account) to inform them of the date change. Tickets for the original date will be honoured in every way for the new date. For more information about what happens when an event is postponed, click here.

Join us for this profoundly moving play that celebrates the wonders of the human spirit and the incredible impact one person can have. The story of Dr. Jon Lien (beloved and forever remembered in Newfoundland as the Whale Man) will touch your heart. With a focus on release and salvation, Between Breaths is an impeccably written piece of theatre, performed beautifully and backed by stirring live musical arrangements.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s
Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Music composed and arranged by The Once

Well known in Newfoundland as the Whale Man, Dr. Jon Lien during the course of his work pioneered techniques for rescuing whales entrapped in fishing nets. Often risking his very life in the water with the formidable and frightened animals, Dr. Lien would seek to earn their trust as much as the fishermen’s. He looked for the best way to free whales while doing as little damage to the fishing gear as possible.

His efforts saved the lives of over 500 animals, and earned him the hard-won respect of the island’s fishermen. Despite his risky work, Lien’s biggest fight came at the hands of a lengthy illness, the suspected long-term result of a random highway accident. He passed away in 2010, but not before his body was slowly conquered over 8 years by a progressing immobility and dementia.

Between Breaths jumps time backwards, from the final moments of Lien’s life – in a wheelchair and dealing with brain damage – to his very first whale intervention. As his life becomes further and further confined, his mind stretches itself in memories of release and salvation.

Written by Robert Chafe
Directed by Jillian Keiley
Original Music Composed & Arranged by
The Once (Phil Churchill, Andrew Dale & Geraldine Hollett)
Additional Arrangements by Duane Andrews
Musical Direction Kellie Walsh


Jon – Steve O’connell
Judy – Berni Stapleton
Wayne – Darryl Hopkins

Brianna Gosse, Steve Maloney & Kevin Woolridge

Dramaturgy………………………………………Iris Turcott
Additional Dramaturgy ……………………..Sarah Garton Stanley
Assistant Director………………………………Sharon King-Campbell
Costume Design…………………………………Shawn Kerwin
Sound Design & Technical Director……..Brian Kenny
Production Manager & Stage Manager…Mara Bredovskis
Managing Producer……………………………Patrick Foran
Production Assistant………………………….Nefren Feizo-Gas

Please be advised this performance contains occasional use of strong language.

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At the Factory

This showcase provides an opportunity to celebrate the talents of PEI’s queer and female comedians. The night will be hosted by the island’s newest comedy import, Clare Belford.


Rachel Matheson
Sam MacDonald
Tanya Nicole 
Katherine Cairns
Andrew Affleck

Free entrance

The Factory Downtown in Charlottetown serves hand-crafted pizza, oven-baked subs and donairs, as well as variety of traditional and current pub favourites. Late night, we play Country Rock & Top 40 music with 2 floors of dancing in the Heart of Charlottetown’s party district.

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Working at the Watermark

Position: Administrator – Full Time
Start Date: March 15th 2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
It is the Watermark Theatre’s goal to be an inclusive organization that engages and welcomes all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and therefore actively seek to recruit candidates who are Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the LGBTQ2+ community, and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 pandemic:
This position has the ability to work from home for most of the year. 

Watermark Theatre is a not for profit charitable organization located in North Rustico, PEI that produces two theatrical productions every summer. The company also hosts a high school drama festival; runs a mentorship program and a teenage acting conservatory; presents a music series and an art gallery; and runs a bar and box office.

The successful candidate will have a background working in the performing arts. The individual must be able to collaborate effectively across a broad range of artistic disciplines and functional areas. The following are the principal qualifications for this position:

• Minimum of 2 to 4 years of experience in a similar role
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work with a variety of individuals across all levels of the organization
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including a talent for customer service
• Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple, sometimes competing priorities
• An adaptable mindset and an enthusiasm for learning and development
• An appreciation for the live performing arts
• Computer skills – competence in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Experience working on Social Media platforms 
• Driver’s license and access to a car would be an asset

• Scheduling of all programs 
• Scheduling of funding applications and reports
• Maintaining COVID 19 Operational Plan and Procedures
• Oversee the running of a box office and bar
• Maintaining existing sponsorship relationships
• Maintaining existing donor relationships and database
• Coordinating advertising sales for Playbill
• Work with Fundraising Committee to develop and execute activities
• Administer the running of a Mentorship Program
• Administration of all HR policies
• Work with volunteer team at the theatre 
• Preparing reports for the Watermark Theatre Board
• Help book accommodations for artists
• Oversee the maintenance of the theatre’s building and ground.

● We aim to interview short-listed candidates in late February 2021. Interviews will take place on Zoom.
● The salary range is between 35k and 38k per annum depending on experience
● Please include your resume, a covering letter, and two professional references.
● To apply, please email (with the subject line Administrator Position) to by February 19th, 2021, 5PM AST.

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