YEAR 2: 2017

Salt-Water Moon, 41/2 ignoble truths, eating with lola, Indie Stream

CHANGING NARRATIVES:

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 GrandfieldIn Memory of Dane Gerrous (short play) by Carole SauveGolf Lessons (short play) by Jane CrossmanScrabble (short play) by Susan RogersThe Moose’s Ransom (short play) by Carole SauveA Family Story (short play) by Taina Chahal, Speechless (staged reading) by Cathi GrandfieldMaelstrom (Dance) by Mikaela Demers and Will Hamilton, Scratchlings by Mothlight, Stories and Songs  by Sean Jesseau and Mario PotestioThe 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

41/2 (ig)noble truths
41/2 (ig)noble truths

Written and performed by Thomas McKechnie. 4 1⁄2 (ig)noble truths is a deeply personal attempt to articulate his experience living with clinical depression. Framed as a matter-of-fact lecture, when this method falls short Thomas makes use of objects, poetry, sound, and violent action. | July 29 - 30, 2017 |

eating with lola
eating with lola

Written and performed by Catherine Hernandez. Lola is so old she has to be spoon fed by her granddaughter. but it wasn't always like this. it was always Lola's job to find food -- even if it meant stealing it. Over the course of Lola's last meal on earth, Lola's life and the modern history of Manila unfolds -- one spoonful at a time. | July 28, 2017 |

RAIN by Cathi Winslow
RAIN by Cathi Winslow

RAIN invites us to experience the central questions in an abusive, discordant relationship; how can you be together or can you be together? INDIE STREAM | July 29, 2017 |

41/2 (ig)noble truths
41/2 (ig)noble truths

Written and performed by Thomas McKechnie. 4 1⁄2 (ig)noble truths is a deeply personal attempt to articulate his experience living with clinical depression. Framed as a matter-of-fact lecture, when this method falls short Thomas makes use of objects, poetry, sound, and violent action. | July 29 - 30, 2017 |

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