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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:…to donate via Paypal, or send an e-transfer to (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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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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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):

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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:…/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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Trading Card Time

It’s Time to Sign Up for the 15th Annual Artist Trading Cards event!

-Confederation Centre Art Gallery makes call for Artist Trading Cards registrations-

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is looking for artists of all ages and disciplines, professional and non-professional, to register for their upcoming summer event, Artist Trading Cards. The 15th annual trading event will be held on Thursday, August 12 at 7 p.m.

With the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, the CCAG cannot accommodate more than 39 people per event, therefore registration for Artist Trading Cards will be limited to 39 participants. However, this number does not include participants who will be mailing their cards in to the gallery. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and those submitting are kindly asked to inform organizers if they become unable to participate in the event on site, as a waiting list will be used. 

The main requirement is the size: cards MUST be the same size as modern baseball cards, or 2 ½ x 3 ½ inches (6 cm x 9 cm)–small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets or sheets. Also, ATC’s must be self-produced. The artist’s name and contact information, as well as the card title and the edition or series number, is to be written on the back. For more information on ATCs, please click here.

This year’s registration deadline is Friday, July 9. Shortly after registration, participants will be contacted to confirm the number of cards they will need to make for the event; those who sign up will have to make as many cards as there are participants. 

The ever-popular trading event will be held in Memorial Hall to allow for social distancing. Participants will be required to wear a mask. Further details on the evening’s program will be announced at a later date. Should there be a change in the local COVID-19 situation, participants will be updated as needed.

For more information, or to register, please contact Monique Lafontaine by email at

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Box Office Bingo

Student Customer Service Representative for Box Office

You will be the first point of contact for the Victoria Playhouse and set the tone for an enjoyable theatre experience. Your responsibilities will include:

– Selling tickets and answering enquiries in person and on the phone using an online ticketing platform and preparing a daily settlement of sales; 
– Communicating with technical crew before and during performances;
– Cleaning of theatre and lobby;
– General box office duties including filing and correspondence.

Please send your resumé to Emily at


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Fresh From the Island

Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre and Desert Island Theatre Company are accepting play submissions for Fresh from the Island – a new works festival.
The festival will present new plays in readings to help the development process of the playwright.

To apply for Fresh from the Islandclick here.

What We’re Looking For:

Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre and Desert Island Theatre company are committed to presenting performances, offering educational opportunities, and championing connection through storytelling.

We employ a blind submission process to avoid unintentional bias on the part of our team of qualified readers.

A $20 submission fee supports the producing of the 2021 Fresh from the Island festival.

Fresh From The Island will present the three finalist playwrights in live readings in a festival weekend Sept 23-26, 2021. Each of the three selected scripts will be paired with local actors and directors for an 8-12 hour rehearsal process culminating in three live, concert-style readings that are open to the public. Additionally, finalist playwrights will also have access to experienced dramaturgs to help facilitate the development process.

A small honorarium will be awarded to each finalist selected.

Kings Playhouse Executive Director, Haley Zavo
Young at Heart Theatre Artistic Producer, Catherine O’Brien
Desert Island Theatre Company Founder/Artistic Director, Benton Hartley

Script Submission Guidelines

PLEASE READ ALL of the guidelines and prepare your PDF accordingly BEFORE submitting your play.
Fresh from the Island will accept all plays that meet the following requirements:

1. Previously unproduced work.

All scripts submitted to Fresh from the Island must be unproduced. Workshops or readings do not count as productions. However, any staging by a theatre (including non-Equity, regional, or community theatre) where actors are off-book and admission is charged does count as a production.

2. Maximum of FIVE actors.

Doubling is permitted, provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list.

3. Submitting author is sole owner of script copyright. All playwrights submitting must be 18 years or older.

4. Legibly typed.

5. No indication of authorship on any of the pages (“blinded”).

6. Submitted as a single PDF.

PDFs should be one continuous file only. No hard copies will be accepted. PDF files are made with Adobe Acrobat Reader. For a free download and automatic installation of the newest version, go to

Formatting Requirements


Page 1 – Cover page with ONLY PLAY TITLE and the following disclaimer:

This script is copyright protected and may not be reproduced, distributed, or disseminated without the prior written permission of the author.

Page 2 – Cast list that includes each character’s name, age, and brief character description.

All pages should be numbered.


Please DO NOT include playwright name on the cover page or any of the following pages.

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