Category Archives: Performance Art

Not All Black and White

The Guild Presents 
Absolution Please join us as we share a multimedia production titled ‘Absolution’. 
Absolution will have you doubting the perspectives of good and evil in the world in which we live and die.
Absolution forces its’ characters to destructively collide when questioned and confronted with the harsh truths of life.
The truths in ‘Absolution’ are masked by distorted beliefs, built on lies of the past, and cannot be hidden anymore for forgiveness to be decided and executed. 
This presentation stars Robbin Ward and Dennis Trainor and includes a host of characters portrayed by Island performers. Absolution is directed and produced by Mahdi Selseleh and is presented by ‘The Guild PEI’. *Some scenes in ‘Absolution’ deal with adult themes, and is intended for mature audiences. Viewer discresion is advised.*

March 17,18,19 
@ The Guild
House opens @ 7:30 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Ticket Price: $25
Advance sales available through The Guild Box office in person, or
over the phone.

All productions are being presented by The Guild with the permission of the Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island, and operates under its rules and guidelines. Within these guidelines, theatre seating has been limited to a maximum of 50 people. Chairs will be grouped with a maximum of 6 chairs per group, and each group is 6ft. from one another. It is possible that depending on the size of your party, you may be seated with other audience members within those 6 chairs. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please speak with our box office agents by calling 902-620-3333, or emailing

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Kissing Laments Away

Lovers’ Lament: A Vaccine for Relationships is an 80-minute cabaret performance at the Confederation Centre that promises a side-splitting, delightful, and original take on Valentine’s Day. Special thanks are extended to program sponsor, Charm Diamond Centres, and Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre. 

Presenting songs from musical theatre and beyond, this hilarious look at relationships is the perfect Valentine’s event for anyone who’s ever fallen in – or out – of love. Directed by Adam Brazier, Lovers’ Lament features some of the most cherished stars of recent Charlottetown Festival musicals, including: Aaron Hastelow, Emma Rudy, Michelle Bouey, Josée Boudreau, and Cam MacDuffee. Musical direction and live accompaniment is from Bob Foster.


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Break Out the Tap Shoes

Break out the tap shoes this winter with Dance Umbrella’s Intermediate Tap class! 👯

In this upbeat and rhythmic class, dancers will continue to advance their tap skills as they learn new vocabulary and use their existing foundations to develop speed, technical execution, and artistry.  

Dancers must have a minimum 1-2 years of tap experience to register, ages 12+. Learn more & register:…/dance-umbrella/


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Jitterbugging Shakespeare

dance umbrella: Jitterbug Juliet


| The Mack

dance umbrella Senior Musical Theatre presents:

Venice Beach is the location for this 20th century family feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Mr. Montague and his son Ron are planning a jitterbug dance contest; meanwhile Mr. Capulet and his daughter Juliet are rehearsing “Romeo and Juliet.”  When the community centre gets double-booked for these events, it’s up to Ron and Juliet to settle the grudge between their fathers.

All of the high-flyin’ fun of the post-war 1940’s era is packed into 90 minutes with jitterbug, boogie-woogie, and jump ‘n’ jive numbers, all in the big band spirit!


PEI Professional Theatre Network


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

Dancing in the Snow

WinterDance Festival  Brings Performance Heat to Island Winter

New program is presented Feb. 28-29 by the School of Performing Arts


The School of Performing Arts (SoPA), a partnership between Confederation Centre of the Arts and Holland College, is excited to announce WinterDance, a series of dance masterclasses and performances February 28 and 29.

The Centre and Holland College will welcome guest artists Eldiyar Daniyarov, Sion Irwin-Childs, Claire Newbery and Dawn Ward, to guide dancers through a series of workshops designed to hone dance, choreographic, and technical performance skills. A public performance will also be offered on February 29 at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall—admission by donation.

Director of Arts Education at the Centre, Peggy Reddin sees this initiative as a community-builder for dance on P.E.I.  describing WinterDance as “an alternative to dance events that are competition-based. WinterDance is aimed to celebrate and enjoy the art of dance for its own sake.”

During the two day series Daniyarov will share his extensive experience as a professional ballet dancer; Irwin-Childs will focus on instilling dancers with confidence in their choreography; and Ward will bring Afro-Jazz influences to her masterclasses.

Newbery is a SoPA graduate who is continuing her studies at Concordia University. She will guide senior level students through improvisation. All students will also experience workshops on technical performance craft—a required skill when bringing a performance to life on the stage. These programs are specifically aimed for dance students aged 9-and-up.

This series will culminate in a demonstration performance of content covered in the workshops. Admission is by donation and all are welcome to attend this public presentation at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 29 at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall at Holland College.

PEI Professional Theatre Network


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


A Concrete Bed (This Sat & Sun 9 AM On the Dot)

February 23, 2020 at 9:00am

A Series of Poems from Homeless Men on PEI Presented by The Gallery @ The Guild, February 19 – March 1.

What started as a reflective writing practice for the men experiencing homelessness while living at PEI\’s only men\’s shelter – The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House – has become a beautiful heartfelt glimpse into their world. The poems will be accompanied by a series of artistic pieces from Island artist Jen Coughlin.

“We are very honoured to present this incredible body of work and very pleased to partner with The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House on this project” Says Alanna Jankov CEO of The Guild.

Jennifer Coughlin is a multidisciplinary artist who has been creating art from the moment she could hold a pencil.
After sustaining a spinal cord injury at the age of ten, Jennifer worked hard to regain the ability to draw again despite her disability. Creating art is one of the few areas in her life where she is totally independent and it gives her a sense of freedom she otherwise would not have.
Jennifer’s passion for creating is closely matched by her willingness to help others and, in her free time, she is a tenacious advocate for people with disabilities

The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House provides emergency shelter services for men ages 18 and older. Supports and Services at Bedford McDonald House go beyond meeting immediate needs. Emergency shelters often serve as the “front door” to a broader system of support. The Salvation Army staff use their extensive knowledge and strong agency partnerships to assist residents to connect with the resources and services they need to find stable housing and contribute and participate in community. Stable housing is a goal for all persons residing in shelter.

PEI Professional Theatre Network


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


The End of Gravity




SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 2020, 7:00PM at the Harbourfront Theatre

Adult Tickets: $49.50, tax & fees included
18 & Under Tickets: $29.50, tax & fees included

Please Note: On-stage seats are sold out. Only traditional theatre seats are available now.

 Gravity & Other Myths: A Simple Space

“Cirque du Soleil with a fistful of grit.” UK Express
“A total triumph.” -The Guardian

Get ready for jaw-dropping stunts and awe-inspiring athleticism when Gravity & Other Myths take the stage for an intimate circus performance that will have you completely immersed in a world where gravity is just a myth. Select how you experience this show by choosing between on-stage seats or standard theatre seats (both options are the same ticket price).

In A Simple Space, seven acrobats push their physical limits without reserve in an engaging and fully mesmerizing performance. Find out for yourself why this circus troupe of gravity-defying acrobats have been receiving awards all over the world for this very show.

“It leaves the audience exhilarated, full of life, and different from the way they were when they walked into the space.” – Theatre Scene

“Stripped back and raw… an awe-inspiring display of strength, skill and creativity.” The Advertiser

PEI Professional Theatre Network


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