The River Clyde Pageant is returning to New Glasgow this summer, and artistic directors Megan Stewart and Ker Wells are sharing a reimagined performance and a series of workshops for the public.
In 2018, The River Clyde Pageant will be presented as a single-site performance in the fields of the Little Victory Microfarms, using the natural amphitheatre of the farm and the River Clyde as playing space. Performance dates are July 28 to 29 and August 3, 4, 5.
Free artist-led workshops will be held in June and July. Workshop participants can then join the Pageant as performers, puppeteers, and musicians, or take on other production roles.
Puppeteer Ian McFarlane will lead the creation of several large-scale puppets that will move on water and land. Laura Astwood will train a group of new stilt walkers alongside alumni stilt performers in June. Theatre artist and educator Jane Wells will teach a kids’ drama workshop. New Orleans musicians Kathy Randels and Sean LaRocca will present a July workshop at Gulf Shore School, North Rustico. Playwright Michael Geither is offering a new take on playwriting with his workshop, The Electric Eclectic, for beginner to advanced playwrights in June at The Mill in New Glasgow.
The public is encouraged to take part in these workshops and in the creation of this event. Advanced registration is required for workshops. For details and to sign up, visit www.riverclydepageant.com/get-involved.