Dreamin’ of Spring

Watermark Theatre is thrilled to announce a spring concert, Dreamin’ of Spring, featuring two dynamic east coast artists. Meaghan Blanchard (PEI) and Gabrielle Papillon (NS). Meaghan Blanchard and Gabrielle Papillon came together in 2017 as part of a Music PEI songwriting project. Their pairing created a magic that the two felt so strongly about, they created a songwriting duo that continues on. They will each perform solo sets and then sing a couple of their co-written songs.

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Watermark Theatre will partner with sponsor North Rustico Home Hardware Building Centre to present Dreamin’ of Spring on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Desserts will be served at intermission; provided by creative North Rustico caterers, The Yellow House!

Meaghan Blanchard
Originally from Hunter River, multiple ECMA and Music PEI award winning Meaghan Blanchard has spent her entire young adult life touring and recording her self-penned songs, spreading her music across Canada, the UK and the USA. It was in the spring of 2016 that Meaghan, after realizing how out of balance she was feeling, made one of the best creative decisions of her career. She slowed down her touring schedule, packed up her things and moved to a little cottage on the Mill River, in West Prince, PEI. There she wrote her new collection of songs for the upcoming 2018 release “The Great Escape”. This album captures Meaghan’s 27th year: a year of love, belonging and deep heartache. “The Great Escape” was produced by Jim Bryson, in 2017 and will be released in the spring of 2018.

Gabrielle Papillon
“This is the kind of music that’s going to make you stop in your tracks. One of the finest new songwriters in Canada.”
–Tom Power, host of CBC’s Deep Roots

“When you come to your knees / when you hold what you need / you will know what to keep,” sings Gabrielle Papillon near the end of her sixth, most adventurous album. Hear it as a promise, hear it as a mantra, hear it as a weary warning from someone who’s been there—the sweeping and heart-piercing “Keep the Fire” album is packed full of thoughts like this: wise and poignant, empathetic and understanding, open to interpretation. Papillon’s music, too, is now open to interpretation—though it remains confidently, almost nonchalantly rooted in folk strumming and gentle vocal phrasings, on Keep the Fire she has embraced her pop leanings and pushed them to the forefront. Gabrielle’s awards include 2015 Music Nova Scotia Recording of the Year.

Dreamin’ of Spring on Friday, March 16, 2018 

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Show starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets only $22 (plus HST & fees)

To buy tickets go to  www.ticketwizard.ca

Ticket includes intermission desserts.

(Snow date:  Sunday, March 18, 2018)

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-330-0131 (cel) or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

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Calling All Playwrights

Call For Submissions
New Plays in Development by PEI Playwrights

Watermark Theatre is calling for submissions of new non-musical plays from PEI playwrights to be included in our 2018 Play Reading Series.

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Tentative dates for the readings are August 4th, 15th, and 22ndat 1:30PM at the theatre in North Rustico.

Plays must:

  • be written by playwrights who currently reside in PEI
  • be unpublished and unproduced at time of submission
  • be non-musicals
  • have a cast size of 8 or less
  • have a running time between 60 minutes and 120 minutes
  • be submitted in English (although portions of the play may be in another language)

Plays can be of any topic or genre the playwright chooses. Each playwright may submit no more than two scripts.

Please send submissions of plays along with a playwright biography and contact information by e-mail to admin@watermarktheatre.com

Deadline for submissions is March 31st, 2018.

Playwrights of the 3 plays selected will be notified by May 31st, 2018.

Watermark Theatre
PO Box 190
57 Church Hill Ave.
North Rustico, PE
C0A 1X0

902-963-3963
http://www.watermarktheatre.com

Get In On the Action

Call For Submissions
INTERNSHIPS AT WATERMARK THEATRE FOR 2018 SEASON

Watermark Theatre is thrilled to embark on its third year of the Watermark Mentorship Project continuing to train young theatre artists headed for careers in the theatre. This season, experienced professionals will train interns in the following departments: stage management, scenic art/properties, wardrobe, carpentry/tech, and arts administration.

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Watermark Theatre is a perfect training ground; small enough to nurture and large enough to have processes and policies in place. All sets, costumes and props are realized on site and production standards are high. Though there are many theatre training institutions in Canada there are very few internships available. Hands-on experience and training under a good mentor is one of the best ways to learn and grow.

5 Internships available in:  Stage Management or Carpentry/Tech or Wardrobe or Props/Scenic Art or Arts Administration Assistant

Dates for all 5 Internships:  May to September 2018

The Placements:   Will include safety orientation, an introduction to the workings of a small repertory theatre and preparing the production departments for the season. Under the supervision of highly experienced Mentors, the interns will realise the productions to the high standards expected at Watermark Theatre. Opportunities for learning will be dependent on the needs of the productions. Workshops when possible or necessary will be scheduled.  There may be opportunities to take on a leadership role on projects through an evaluation with the Mentor and the General Manager.  The Interns will also work backstage or in the booth for the run of the productions.  Opportunities to work on other Watermark Theatre initiatives will be scheduled throughout the summer.

Eligibility:

· A student or graduate of a theatre school programme or university equivalent and/or have applicable work experience – i.e. experience in non-professional theatre or the music industry.

· Creative, curious and passionate about theatre.

· Able to work well in a team environment

Funding models may require either an open EI claim or eligibility to open an EI claim or students between the ages of 18-30 returning to school post internship.

Watermark Theatre is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.  Please respond by e-mail with a formal cover letter and resume by: Monday, March 5, 2018

 

The M’s Have It

WATERMARK THEATRE’S 2018 SUMMER SEASON ANNOUNCED!

Watermark Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, and General Manager Andrea Surich are proud to announce the 2018 Summer Season.

The season will include the classic thriller Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott and the powerful A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill. Our popular music series Classic Music Reignited returns once again, celebrating its 5th year, and the Watermark Play Reading Series will focus on new plays in development by Atlantic Canadian Playwrights.

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WATERMARK THEATRE’S 2018 SUMMER SEASON ANNOUNCED!

Watermark Theatre’s Artistic Director Robert Tsonos, and General Manager Andrea Surich are proud to announce the 2018 Summer Season.

The season will include the classic thriller Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott and the powerful A Moon For The Misbegotten by Eugene O’Neill. Our popular music series Classic Music Reignited returns once again, celebrating its 5th year, and the Watermark Play Reading Series will focus on new plays in development by Atlantic Canadian Playwrights.

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 Dial “M” For Murder by Frederick Knott, written in 1952, tells the frightening story of a husband planning the murder of his adulterous wife. He arranges the perfect crime by blackmailing a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her at a time when he has the perfect alibi. Of course, things do not turn out as planned. The play that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s film classic weaves an ever-tightening web of danger and deception. Full of twists, turns, and suspense, this gripping thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Written in 1943 by four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill, A Moon for the Misbegotten is set on a Connecticut tenant farm where two lost souls find hope and redemption under a lover’s moon. Josie Hogan is a boisterous woman with a quick tongue and a tarnished reputation. It’s been a hard and lonely life, working the Tyrone farm with her bullying father. One night, with the man she is in love with, James Tyrone, sparks fly and hope burns anew as two “misbegotten” souls come together.

“O’Neill at the height of his powers… hauntingly poetic truths about love and self-delusion”. — The Los Angeles Times

In a shift in programming to the Play Reading Series, this year’s plays will showcase new work in development by Atlantic Canadian playwrights. A selection process will begin immediately to choose three new, unpublished, and unproduced plays, to be read by our company of actors during the month of August. A list of plays and playwrights will be released in the Spring of 2018.

Yes, it’s been 5 years since we began our Classic Music Reignited series, our popular music series curated by Rob Oakie. As always, Island musical artists interpret classic composers in a way that you have never heard before. Stay tuned for our list of composers and Island musicians soon.

Season Ticket Passes are now on sale at early bird rates until December 31st, 2017. $99 for 4 tickets, $135 for 6 tickets, and $210 for 10 tickets.

902-963-3963 or visit http://www.watermarktheatre.com

Watermark Hosts Community Gathering

Watermark Theatre is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Watermark Community Gathering taking place on Friday, December 8th at 7:00 pm.  Doors will open at 6:30 pm.

Our first two Gatherings were a resounding success. This season there will be music, treats and awesome door prizes once again. Art works by students of North Rustico’s Gulf Shore School will be displayed in the Watermark Gallery.  A fantastic Christmas basket will be raffled off as well.

Carl Peterson (Scrooge in North Shore Players’ A Christmas Carol) will be our talented Emcee! Entertainment will include Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard, our own MLA Brad Trivers with his band “Party Mix”, Becca Griffin and Todd MacLean, Magician Jeremy Buote, Olivia and Barb, step dancing and storytelling with more acts to be confirmed.

Entrance will be by donation at the door with proceeds being shared between the Gulf Shore Consolidated School music program and Watermark Theatre.

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com