Staying in Touch

Island Fringe Festival is entering its 10th year and we are thrilled! We have become an Island staple, bringing innovative, accessible, unconventional shows to PEI every summer. Working within COVID restrictions, we are proud to safely offer you an in-person festival for our 10-year anniversary. With ongoing travel restrictions, the 2021 Fringe lineup will exclusively feature Island artists. To make our 10th anniversary extra special, we are planning a closing night gala event! This gala will include music, prizes and awards and a COVID-compliant celebration! Does the idea of a Fringe-style gala simply make you want to dance with excitement? This is where you come in. We are asking our steadfast fringe community’s help to sponsor our 10th anniversary gala. Our goal is to raise $3000 through our “$10 for 10 campaign”. We are seeking $10 donations from 300 supporters. In exchange, we will recognize you as a “Star Supporter” with your name on our wall of donors on display at the awards gala. A commemorative gift in recognition of your contribution will also be available. You can either click:https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick…to donate via Paypal, or send an e-transfer to islandfringe@gmail.com (please make your security answer ‘starfish’). Anonymous sponsors can identify this preference in the memo section, or, include the name of an Island Fringe Festival show, event or performer from the past that you want to honour and that name will be placed on the wall. This campaign runs until July 10th, 2021 Thank you for supporting the 10th Island Fringe Festival!!

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See It Before It’s Gone

This beautiful show from Newfoundland’s Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland closes Saturday. 🎟🐋🎭 Get tickets to any remaining performance for 20% off: https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/between-breaths/Between Breaths at The Charlottetown Festival is sponsored by CAA Atlantic.

Field Tripping

Grade 9 students from East Wiltshire Band had their FIRST field trip of the year this week; they came to see a matinee performance of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland‘s Between Breaths. “It was a beautiful play and it felt so good to be in a theatre again!” – @EastWiltshireBand (Twitter) ☺️We’re thrilled to see student groups back in the building! Thanks for visiting 🧡🎭

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Rocking the Open

Coming Soon to the CCAG – Art in the Open at 10 Years: An Incomplete Archive

-Opening June 19, retrospective exhibition celebrates art festival’s first decade-

It may be hard to believe, but Art in the Open, Charlottetown’s outdoor public art festival, is 10 years old! The first edition, held in August 2011, brought together the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, this town is small, inc., and the City of Charlottetown to collaborate and create a festival that celebrated visual art in the setting of the city’s parks and other public spaces. 

Charlottetown-based artist-archivist Donnalee Downe and Wendt have been sourcing documentation, artifacts, and artworks from artists as well as the general public, all towards a new exhibition, entitled Art in the Open at 10 Years: An Incomplete Archive, that will be open to the public in the Centre’s concourse this summer. theatre

He welcomes visitors to visit the exhibition from June 12 to September 19 at the Centre. “I think audiences would love to see all of the images and records we’re collecting in one place. Donnalee is a master organizer, categorizer, and collector, and she’s bringing an artistic vision to the exhibition as well,” he adds.

Art in the Open at 10 Years: an Incomplete Archive can be seen at Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. Art in the Open 2021 runs from 4 p.m. to midnight, August 28.

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Singing Songs at the Watermark

Watermark Music Series Artists Announced
 
Watermark is pleased to announce the artists performing in the 2021 Watermark Music Series. Curated as always by Rob Oakie, the series features local PEI artists interpreting the music of great songwriters. Due to limited capacity of only 40 seats, two concerts are already sold out.
 
Sunday July 25th, 7:30pm – SOLD OUT
The Songs of John Prine – The beloved American songwriter passed away from COVID-19 in 2020 and his loss was felt by the international music community and fans around the globe. For more than half a century, Prine wrote many iconic songs including Angel From Montgomery, Illegal Smile, Paradise, Hello In There and many more. Reimagining his songs will be a trio of wonderful young up and coming PEI artists, Brielle Ansems, Justyn Thyme and Lawrence Maxwell.
 
Sunday August 8th, 7:30pm – Tickets Still Available
Songs For a Small Planet – This is the first step in creating an international project dedicated to creating visionary songs that inspire us to make the world a better place. Themes of environment, social justice, self-care, tolerance, love and more will be presented by a stunning group of PEI women. Leading the way is project creator and musician Teresa Doyle who will be joined by Island treasure Meaghan Blanchard, poet and songsmith Tanya Davis and international touring artist Emmanuelle LeBlanc of Vishtèn fame. Special guest Julie Pellissier-Lush, PEI Poet Laureate, actress, best-selling author, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient, and the Senators 150 medal will join the group to offer Mi’kmaq greetings and read a selection of her poems.
 
Sunday August 22nd, 7:30pm – Sold Out
Jazz & Swing from the 30s and 40s – It was an amazing time for music as the world dug out of the depression and jazz and swing took over as the popular music of the day. Artists including Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Tommy Dorsey and many more commanded the charts and had people out on the dance floor like never before. Interpreting music from the era will be the SOPA All Stars. Izzy Serebrov, Luisa Güiza, Drew Cassibo and Samuel Ochoa Caceres are star students of the Holland College School of Performing Arts and will provide some stunning arrangements of iconic songs from the era.
 
Tickets for the August 8th concert are on sale at http://www.ticketwizard.ca
Or call the box office at 902-963-3963
 
Watermark Theatre’s Mandate
Located in North Rustico, PEI, on land that is the traditional unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, the Watermark Theatre is a professional theatre company that produces time-honoured plays, as well as contemporary plays that resonate with our times.
As a company we are led by the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility and commit to incorporating these core values in everything we do.
We prioritize environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The Watermark Theatre is dedicated to the development of the next generation of theatre artists and arts administrators through mentorship and professional training.
In all of our programming we strive for artistic excellence while endeavouring to inform, affect, and engage our audience and our community.
 
For more information please contact Lara Dias at 902-963-3963 or admin@watermarktheatre.comtheatre

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Blue Whale Makes Landfall

Strange animal sightings abound in PEI this spring! Our security footage captured a glimpse of a humpback whale making its way across our property in Historic Charlottetown… unusual indeed 🐋📹

Sign up to volunteer as a Whale Puppeteer following any of the remaining performances of The Charlottetown Festival‘s Between Breaths (1-hour commitment): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e44aca82aa3fb6-whale

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Lend a Helping Hand

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge!
Donate to Watermark Theatre from June 1st to 30th, and every $1 donated to us through CanadaHelps gives us a chance to win $20,000.
The more you give, the more chances for us to win!
Please support our 2021 Summer Season by donating here:
https://www.canadahelps.org/…/cha…/watermark-theatre/…
You may also send a cheque to:
Watermark Theatre, PO Box 190, 57 Church Hill Ave, North Rustico, PE, C0A 1X0
We are a not for profit charitable organization and a charitable tax receipt will be issued with all donations.

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Pleasureville on the Horizon

Every small Canadian town needs a SEX SHOP, right? Come to Pleasureville to find out! What’s a city gal to do when she gets dumped, reno-victed, and has zero job prospects? Move to a small town and open a sex shop! Millennial Leah Bowman may have more experience with emojis than running a business, but she’s got a Masters in Human Sexuality, and a mission to destroy the stigma on female pleasure… The problem? Her only customer is a local granny named Rose, who talks her way into a job. Featuring one of the first non-binary characters written for professional Canadian theatre, Pleasureville invites us all to discover our blindspots. Written by Canadian actor/playwright Ellen Denny, this warm comedy is bursting with heart as its characters learn to claim their power and their pleasure. Tickets on sale now at TheGuildPEI.com and 902-620-3333.

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