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Illuminating the Nation

The 2023 Canada Games and Confederation Centre for the Arts have teamed up for a series of IllumiNATION Festival shows. โ 

Join us for IllumiNATION โ€“ a 14-day celebration of PEI and Canadian arts and culture.โ 

Festivities will take place across the Island with every event open to the public and FREE to attend!โ 

Visit our website to get your FREE tickets for the performances happening at the Centre and The Mack –

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A New PEI Play

Winner of our PEI Playwriting Competition

We are thrilled to announce that Marlene Campbell is the winner of our PEI Playwriting Competition with her play The Conversation. The honour comes with a $1500 cash prize and a public reading of her play.

Nineteen plays were submitted to the competition by PEI playwrights. The jury for the competition consisted of Santiago Guzmรกn, Dia Gupta Frid and Watermark’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos.

The public reading of the play will be held on March 30th at 7:30PM.

The Conversation

The conversation at the supper table between an elderly mother and her caretaking daughter takes an unexpected turn into uncharted territory. In the desire for a real conversation not all of what is revealed is welcomed, but both women realize that time is slipping away taking with it the opportunity for understanding and forgiveness.

Marlene Campbell has written stories since she could hold a pencil. She grew up in Southwest, Lot 16, and now calls Arlington home. She has a degree in political science from UPEI, and has worked as a news reporter, in agriculture, home care, and as a cultural programmer. She has written several books including, Vintage Christmas, and Memories of Christmas. Through her work with Culture Summerside she wrote the book, Lighting the Way: The 100 Year History of Summerside Electric, published in 2021. In her day job she has written two plays, numerous radio dramas, vignettes, and public programs.

Congratulations Marlene!

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Get Involved!

Would you like to get more involved in your local community? Why not consider joining our loyal troupe of volunteers, who keep our building running – it’s a brilliant way to make new friends, learn new skills and support your local theatre.

We have a volunteer training session coming on the evening of Thu 2 Feb, so register before then (form at the below link) and we’ll have you up and running in no time!

Find out more and apply:…/harbourfront…/

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Bing Bang Boom

ATTENTION PEI Youth from Grade 6 to 12!

The Guild is accepting art submissions for the Canada Winter Games Youth Comics Art Expo.

We are looking for Comic Art based in the values of the Games: Diversity, Sustainability, Inclusiveness, and Landscapes.

Enter for your chance to win great prizes!

Submission deadline is February 13th.

For more information click the link in our bio or email

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Come to the Harbour

We’d like to send a huge wave of thanks and gratitude to our dedicated team of volunteers, some of whom are pictured here at our social event last week. We simply wouldn’t be able to operate our theatre without them.

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team – it’s a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and support your local community theatre. Find out more about the Harbourfront Theatre and apply at the link below:…/harbourfront…/

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