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Worth and Beaulieu Fill the Guild

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Land of Plenty; works by Jordan Beaulieu

This show is a small collection of my recent drawings and bookworks. In my practice I focus on how sequential and visual-verbal art forms can be used (and misused) to create new narrative and poetic structures. These narratives are not so much linear paths as associative clusters; their accumulation is intended to give the viewer an impression of place, timeframe, mindset, and the way these are mediated through the perspective of the narrator. Often my work investigates how a person may be commanded by their environment by examining the agency of place and its potential to powerfully affect temperament and perspective. Drawing from both autobiographical and imagined encounters, I engage with the relationship between material and make-believe worlds to explore how fiction may be used as a mediating point between artist and viewer.

These works are also inspired by the hybrid relationship between contemporary art and the transient products of independent publishing. My approach to art making combines traditional exhibition practices with a DIY ethos, with the aim to explore and challenge the relationship art has to its own precarious definitions. This includes developing intersections between art and conventionally lowbrow forms of popular and ephemeral medias including comics, zines, and amateur video.

Rural Alchemy; works by Damien Worth

Following a move to rural PEI six years ago, Belfast artist, Damien Worth began a project that looked to rural locations, objects, and traditions as subject matter. Rural Alchemy presents a selection of new digital-based work that re-contextualizes documented and found images. He finds that the idea of taking these images of isolated places and incidents, and bringing them together to create new pseudo-communities serves as an entry point to discuss rural identity.

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
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Shoot the Moon

August 4, 2019 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at The Guild
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This August, The Guild celebrates one of Canada’s most celebrated pieces of theatre. Be transported to 1920’s Newfoundland with Salt-Water Moon by David French.
It’s a splendid, moon-filled night at Coley’s Point in August, 1926. Eighteen-year old Jacob Mercer has returned from Toronto to the tiny Newfoundland outport, hoping to win back his former sweetheart, Mary Snow. But Mary has become engaged to wealthy Jerome McKenzie, and she is still hurt and bewildered by Jacob’s abrupt departure a year earlier. She will not be easily wooed.
This production is being presented by Island theatre artists Helen Killorn and Justin Shaw. Island audiences may remember Killorn from her work in Melville Boys at Victoria Playhouse, and various Feast Dinner Theatre productions. Shaw may be recognized from his work with the Popalopalots Live Improv Comedy, Vagabond Productions, and his Island Fringe Festival solo show The Wrestling Play. Killorn and Shaw originally mounted Salt-Water Moon independently in August 2018 in Fort McMurray, Alberta, but their common passion for this project inspired them to continue their journey to bring the story to their hometown of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
“What a privilege it is for Justin and I to come home and share such a beautiful piece of theatre with our community,” says Killorn. “A lot of heart and soul went into the original production last summer, and for us to remount it not only in our home town, but also at a space such as The Guild, truly is an honour.”
“Having the Guild supporting Helen and I on this project is a dream,” says Shaw. “Being able to share this story in the heart of downtown Charlottetown during the summer provides Helen and I the opportunity to present this production to a broad audience at a professional scale. To say we’re excited is an understatement.”
This classic East Coast love story guarantees to be an unforgettable theatre experience filled with laughter, drama, and a powerful reminder of the integrity of love.
This production is being presented as a Sunday matinee at The Guild (111 Queen St., Charlottetown) throughout the month of August. Tickets are available online at http://www.theguildpei.com and at The Guild Box Office. For more information, please call 902-620-3333.

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

Go Creative at the Guild

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The Guild is a Not for Profit Arts and Culture Hub with a provincial mandate to support new, emerging and professional artists, creative industries, and community organizations through subsidies, mentorship, training and professional development opportunities. We present and produce first class theatre 12 months of the year in our 175 seat black box performance space. Our Gallery at The Guild presents 6 months of curatorial artists paid exhibitions and an additional 6 months of community based exhibits in our public gallery yearly. We also offer versatile rehearsal space for artists as well as networking and promotional opportunities for Island artists, the public and the cultural sector.

We are the proud owners of a building in the heart of downtown Charlottetown (formerly a Royal Bank of Canada branch) In addition, we also house a Recording Studio, A Musical Theatre school for grades K to 12, and office space for several other creative industries; some of which are Music PEI, Creative PEI, This Town Is Small, and Federation culturelle de I’IPE. The Guild provides a community board room, a creative lab, weekly drop in mixers and several other spaces for artists to grow and flourish.

With the support of an active board, an energetic creative team, government partners and the community we have completed four infrastructure improvement projects, we have hired students through the Canada Summer jobs initiatives, created a Theatre Mentorship Program and present an annual Pay-What-You-Can spring festival. The Guild has become a venue where artists get much needed exposure, arts groups have a space to create, and the community has a gathering spot where everyone feels welcome.

We have five full time employees (doing the work of many) and more than 25 part time support staff members. In addition to this, The Guild is indirectly responsible for an additional 65 part time cast and crew from Festival Season.

Having said this, we are a small organization doing big things. To continue to operate we rely on the support of the community, local businesses, individuals and most importantly, investment from our three levels of government.

The Guild is a true reflection of Canadian culture- inclusive, relevant, accessible, exciting and entertaining.

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

Legends in the Making

July 24, 2019 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm at The Guild
Next Generation Legends: A Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors Production

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Let us take you through a journey to show you the wonderful and amazing history of the Mi’kmaq here on PEI! It is a fun walk through our history by learning the stories of our people. We have a story about an eagle that causes the wind, a boy who grows up with bears, a little girl who learns to believe in herself, and many new legends and songs for 2019 season!! We do this every year because we are proud of our culture and our history, and by sharing it, we preserve it for the next generation.

Featuring Richard Pellissier-Lush, Sean Lush, Keegan Bernard, Caleb Acorn, Jessica Francis, Riley Bernard, Julie Pellissier-Lush.

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

Meanwhile in Ward 16

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No doubt about it. Ward 16 is the city’s embarrassing problem child. That doesn’t stop long-time incumbent City Councillor Jamie Cox from scheming and planning and doing whatever it takes to make Ward 16 the best it can be.

Partly scripted, partly improvised, Meanwhile in Ward 16 (A Charlottetown Soap Opera) is a six-part comedy serial playing Saturday nights this summer at The Guild. Following the exploits of some of the ward’s more eccentric and odd characters, each episode features its own plots and twists while also encompassing a larger season-long story arc. Come for one show, come for them all; every episode is different, and all are sure to entertain.

Featuring Graham Putnam, Rob MacDonald, Nancy McLure, Kassinda Bulger, Cameron MacDonald, along with weekly special guests. Meanwhile in Ward 16 is proud to have McLean’s Overhead Garage Doors as title sponsor.

 

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

Beyond the Regalia

July 10, 2019
At the Guild – Gallery
Patricia Bourque — Beyond The Regalia
Opening Reception July 10, 7 – 9pm
On display until August 18

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Beyond The Regalia is a series of photographic portraits of Mi’kmaw women from my traditional territory of Mi’kma’ki. With these images, I want to bring honour back to the Mi’kmaw women. When I see our Women, I see; beauty, dignity, strength and sacredness.

It is my hope that visitors to the show will make the connections: that they will cease to make assumptions about these women, and see beyond the images created by the media or that the justice system have formed. The many First Nations women who were murdered, or listed missing, are human beings, and similar to the portraits I am creating of living Mi’kmaw Women, I want their stories told. My hope is that viewers get to know us, see who we really are, or were. I want these visuals to start conversations; to make people feel, think, understand, and perhaps walk away with new perceptions, new beliefs about First Nations, and about themselves. It is also an opportunity to bring awareness to the MMIWG, and to honour their memories. It is my belief, this is one step towards reconciliation, another step toward new understandings, and another step toward pride and honour for each of the women that I photograph.

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

Rainbows in November

Rainbow Valley is a new musical with a truly PEI flavor. Based on the book of the same title by L.M. Montgomery, and adapted for the stage by Hank Stinson, Rainbow Valley brings a cast of delightful Montgomery characters to life, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

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Director Hank Stinson describes the story: “There are many stories in Rainbow Valley. I’ve decided to focus this play on the story of the new minister, his children, and the people they most directly encounter in a small community where the past rules the present. Life presents them with gifts of opportunity and they must decide whether these ‘gifts’ are a blessing or a curse. The children have no problem knowing which is which. The adults, on the other hand, have history which weighs them down, makes receiving these gifts much more difficult. And yet, there is a moment in time when the gift received, (whether in thought, word or action,) will bring them happiness.”

Presented by ACT (a community theatre), Rainbow Valley will be the latest in ACT’s tradition of musicals, and promises to be a strong follow-up to Charlottetown’s summer roster of L.M. Montgomery-based theatre. The show strongly features a young company comprised of Hannah McGaughey, Joe Moak, Brooklyn Riley, George Woods, Fiona Moak, James Ronahan, Jace MacPherson, and Keili Johnston. Also starring Colin Hood, Samantha Bruce, Corin McFadden, and Shelley Tamtom.

Don’t miss this exciting new show at The Guild through November 17th! Young and old will love joining these touching characters as they find happiness down in Rainbow Valley.