LIGHTING UP THUNDER BAY
In our second year, our core programming included Salt-Water Moon by David French. Overall, we had a greater representation of disciplines in the Festival. We introduced dance into the festival along with our Indie Stream to showcase local and regional talent. This included: Rain (short play) by Cathi Grandfield, One for Norma (short play) by Cathi Grandfield, In Memory of Dane Gerrous (short play) by Carole Sauve, Golf Lessons (short play) by Jane Crossman, Scrabble (short play) by Susan Rogers, The Moose’s Ransom (short play) by Carole Sauve, A Family Story (short play) by Taina Chahal, Speechless (staged reading) by Cathi Grandfield, Maelstrom (Dance) by Mikaela Demers and Will Hamilton, Scratchlings by Mothlight, Stories and Songs by Sean Jesseau and Mario Potestio, The Angies (a Rolling Stones, all female, tribute band) and Sunday Wilde and Reno Jack (Beat poetry and songs). Our Young Company this year was a full one-week intensive where a group of 16 youth devised their own show and presented it during the Festival. as part of our Youth Summer Theatre Program Initiative. We finished off with our extended core presenters: 41/2 Ignoble Truths by Thomas McKechnie, and eating with lola by Catherine Hernandez.