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The River Clyde Flock

The Flock was an adaptation of the March of the Crows for the 2020 Art In The Open . Art à ciel ouvert festival. Created by Megan Stewart, Ian McFarlane and Laura Stinson in association with The River Clyde Pageant. The Flock brought together an ensemble of stiltwalkers, puppeteers and musicians to create a raucous, massive and spectacular procession of crows, keeping the spirit of the original March alive during the covid-19 pandemic.We set up our studio in the Charlottetown Seaport, transforming it into a hub for puppet building, costume creation and rehearsals. We received incredible logistical & volunteer support from Art in the Open in the lead-up and during the event. On the night of the event, we processed through the streets of Charlottetown, making stops for scenes and public interactions before coming to roost at Victoria Park. We’ll be releasing a short documentary about The Flock on December 1st for Giving Tuesday!

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart

Join the Harbourfront Team

Reminder – Now Hiring: Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator (Full-Time, Temporary Term) ⭐️ Applications Close: Sunday, November 15, 2020 ⭐️Come join our team! Learn more about this position and how to apply today:https://www.harbourfronttheatre.com/marketing-employment/

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

Raking Up Fallen Leaves

Please note all Confederation Centre properties will be closed Wednesday November 11 for Remembrance Day.

Bill MacNeill, groundskeeper with Confederation Centre of the Arts, tidies up the area around the cenotaph in downtown Charlottetown on Monday morning.The annual Remembrance Day service, which normally draws thousands of people to P.E.I.’s capital city, will take on a different look this year on Wednesday as it is by invitation only and is not open to the public because of COVID-19.People are still invited to place wreaths at the cenotaph before or after the official ceremony on Nov. 11.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

Not in OUR Space On Tap

Confederation Centre Announces ‘Not In OUR Space’ Event 

-Adam Brazier and EQUITY to host live in-person workshop on ‘safe arts spaces’ Nov. 10-

Islanders from a range of backgrounds will have an opportunity to learn more about developing safe live performance workplaces at a special event later this month. 

Not in OUR Space!: Creating safe and respectful spaces in the performing arts is a program for live performance professionals, family members, and others that addresses problems of harassment in the workspace.

The event will be co-hosted by Artistic Director Adam Brazier and Arden R. Rhyspan, executive director of Equity. Rhyspan will join via Zoom link and offer a 40-minute presentation about managing a situation in the moment, as well as suggestions for ways in which bystanders can assist when they are witnessing harassment of various forms. The panel will also include an Island representative with local knowledge of the subject themes

The event takes place on November 10 at 3 p.m. in the Homburg Theatre at Confederation Centre. All are welcome to participate. This discussion will be followed by a live audience Q&A.

“Great art and artists will only flourish when given a safe and supportive environment in which to create,” reflects Brazier. “It is our responsibility as an organization to create that environment and hold ourselves accountable to it. We hopthe community will join us in this important and timely discussion.”

Discussion topics include the pursuit of safe and respectful workspaces, the welfare of children in the workplace, and the condemnation and addressing of inappropriate behaviour in a work setting such as: abuse of power, bullying, discrimination, harassment or sexual harassment, reprisal, or violence.

There is no cost to attend Not in OUR Space!: Creating safe and respectful spaces in the performing arts, but registration is required. For free tickets, please visit the Confederation Centre Box Office in person, contact them at 902.566.1267, or book online.

Not in OUR Space! is a national anti-harassment and respectful workplace program working with engagers across disciplines, developed by the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Its aims are to ensure safe working conditions for all professionals working in live performance across the country

Arden R. Ryshpan has worked in the industry for over 35 years in a variety of capacities, with production credits on over 30 feature films and TV projects. Ryshpan was on the Board of Directors of the Dome Theatre of Dawson College and was a faculty member in the drama department. She has been Executive Director of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association since 2007 where she is chief negotiator, responsible for lobbying and advocacy activities as well as the day to day operations of the organization.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

Get Your Feet Wet

Cool job alert! Work with the Pageant and Creative PEI through a full-time (and fully funded!) internship position as part of UPEI’s ClimateSense Internship Program. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about the environment, community-engaged art, and finding creative ways to promote collective action on climate change! This is a year-long position, and the intern will be digging into some really exciting projects that the Pageant and CreativePEI are developing. Check out the job posting in the link below for more details: https://www.upei.ca/hr/competition/77e20

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

A Month of Memorabilia

We’re big believers at Kings Playhouse that the act of remembrance shouldn’t be saved for just one day. Throughout the month of November, we’re proud to present daily glimpses of items and symbols from wartime. We’re honoured to have access to Mr. Wayne Hambly’s personal collection of historical war memorabilia. Wayne has generously shared his meaningful collection with our Remembrance Day audience for a number of years, and this year we bring a small window into it online every day this month. Holding on to pieces of our history helps to remind us of the experiences and stories of those gone before and helps to teach us to do better and be better every day.

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

New Times New Name

Formation of Theatre PEI
 
The PEI theatre community has joined together to form Theatre PEI, an association of organizations and individuals working together to advance the visibility and viability of PEI-based theatre both on and off the Island.
 
The organization will have a revolving leadership position. Emily Smith of Victoria Playhouse will serve as the first President of the organization for a term of one year.
 
Membership is open to any organization working in the sector or any individual on the Island who works in theatre. Anyone interested in joining Theatre PEI can e-mail Emily Smith at emily@victoriaplayhouse.com. There is no fee to register at this time.
 
Please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Theatre-PEI-112066027300122
 
The founding members of the group include The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.
 
More information on future initiatives and events will be sent out in the coming months.
 
For more information please contact Emily Smith at: emily@victoriaplayhouse.com

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.


 

Livestreaming the Honourable Rae

The Honourable Bob Rae, the 2020 Symons Medallist, presents his lecture entitled “Learning from The Past, Imagining the Future: Reflections from a Political Life.” Following the lecture, Hon. Rae takes questions from the audience.

Theatre PEI

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Theatre PEI includes The Charlottetown Festival, The Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, The Island Fringe Festival, The Kings Playhouse, The River Clyde Pageant, Victoria Playhouse, Watermark Theatre, and Young at Heart.

Replicants On the Loose

Here’s a little title card tease for our next B’ylight Zone tale! A lovely reference to one of the most unique locations ever to grace PEI! Come see it and other tales at Amazing Tales of the Atlantic – Presented by The Guild November 7th!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Cutting Your Teeth on Cut Throat Island

The submissions for Challenge Three presented by The Guild are here!The Challenge: Each team had to send me a sentence or similar that they thought I would most enjoy. It had to be at least 8 words long, and each word was to be sent in order one at a time by teammates taking turns. The one I like the most will win. Their team will be safe and will all move onto Round Four.The two losing teams will have to each evict one of their team members from the game.The submissions, in the order in which they were received: Panic MonsterSmart monkeys jump through Master’s hoops avoiding elimination .The Untouchables Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo Guns N Rosie’s CutThroat Island: Out Sit, out slay, out cast. Which one is your favourite? Let me know why in the comments. Your input will be taken into consideration. I’ll announce the results Friday morning.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre, Confederation Centre for the Arts, Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse