Five years ago Donna-Marie Baratta started the Superior Theatre Festival. It's a multi-disciplinary arts festival that now takes place each summer in Thunder Bay. Not only does it stage performances, but it also presents classes and other development opportunities for artists and young people. This year's festival kicks off Tues., Aug. 18, and things will be different due to COVID-19. Donna-Marie Baratta is the artistic and managing director, and she spoke to host Amy Hadley about this year's festival on Up North.
A shy young girl sets out on a quest to stand up to the evil King ... and bring freedom back to all the artists in the land. That's the plot of Alex the Artist, a featured performance at the Superior Theatre Festival this year. We'll hear more about it.