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Call for artist submissions

Salt Spring National Art Prize invites Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada to submit [ ... ]

Enter the Kings County Music Festival

The Kings County Music Festival is looking for young musicians who enjoy performing to consider ente [ ... ]

Stompin’ Tom Centre

Stompin’ Tom Centre
New facility opens at Skinner’s Pond

Way Up West
by Jan Cox

Stompin’ Tom Connors held a sentimental place in his heart for Skinners Pond, the people of Tignish and Prince Edward Island. Although born in New Brunswick, he returned to the Island many many times. Since 1999, there has been talks and dreams of a Stompin’ Tom Project. July 1, 2017, those dreams and ideas become a reality.

Nestled along
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On A First Name Basis

On A First Name Basis
Rob MacLean and Melissa Mullen return to Victoria

Almost three decades after making their acting debuts on the Victoria Playhouse stage, in Norm Foster’s comedy Sinners, Rob MacLean and Melissa Mullen are back at PEI’s Longest Running Little Theatre. This summer they will be acting as Director and Associate Director for On A First Name Basis, coincidentally also a Norm Foster comedy.

The pair, who
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Mothers and daughters

Mothers and daughters
Two plays at Watermark Theatre feature a relationship

Barefoot in the Park and Mrs. Warren’s Profession, the two plays on this summer at North Rustico’s Watermark Theatre, both feature a mother-daughter relationship at their core, and Leah Pritchard and Gracie Finley will play daughter and mother in both plays. This situation has both actresses thinking of their own mother-daughter relationships
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Leah’s leading roles

Leah’s leading roles
A summer on stage at Watermark Theatre for Leah Pritchard

Leah Pritchard has starring roles in both plays running at Watermark Theatre in North Rustico. She is newlywed Corie in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, and Vivie in George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession.

The acting began for Leah while she was in high school in Yarmouth and signed up for community theatre which included a group
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Wake the River Clyde

Wake the River Clyde
Summer Pageant seeks people to participate

The River Clyde Pageant is seeking people to get involved in this summer’s Pageant, Wake the River Clyde.

The Pageant features stilt-walking herons, luminous jellyfish, talking trout, nasty trolls and melodramatic mermaids—all created and performed by local volunteers, artists and community members. Wake the River Clyde will have a brand-new story and
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Watermark interns

Watermark interns
Theatre mentorship program in its second year

Watermark Theatre has embarked on its second year of a Mentorship Program to training young theatre professionals.

The interns will be with the company all summer. This year’s crop of interns are: Sarah Hiseler (Arts Administration), Sydney Gillis (Stage Management), Pat Caron (Technical Director), Kira Duff (Wardrobe), Carlie Dugan (Props and Scenic
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Best medicine

Best medicine
Profile: Raymond Arsenault

by Jane Ledwell

"I really believe that saying, ‘Laughter is the best medicine,’” says Raymond Arsenault earnestly, writer and director of plays and dinner theatre productions in the Island’s francophone Evangeline region.

“I like to consider myself a doctor of laughter,” he says. The doctor is keeping office hours this summer in Abram-Village, where he has written a new
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2017 Play Reading Series at Watermark

2017 Play Reading Series at Watermark

To commemorate Canada’s sesquicentennial the 2017 Watermark Play Reading Series will consist of a lineup of all Canadian plays. The readings begin with one of the most produced Canadian plays of all time, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight by Peter Colley (August 5 at 1:30pm). A thriller that is sure to make you laugh and jump out of your seat at the same time. Next on the list is the family drama Leaving
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Retour au fou-foyer

Retour au fou-foyer
Acadian dinner theatre in Abram-Village

What happens when a semi-retired psychiatrist temporarily moves into a seniors' care facility to anonymously evaluate the mental health of its residents and when one of the residents mistakenly assumes the new guy is a vicious, psychotic killer? You get a momentous amount of manor mayhem.

At least that’s when happens when this situation is the storyline of a
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The Dream Catchers

The Dream Catchers
Canada 150 signature event premieres on National Aboriginal Day

Take hip hop, spoken word, and folk. Blend it with contemporary and Indigenous dance, and experience a new musical, full of original Canadian music, dance, and story. The Dream Catchers is a Canada150 Signature project, featuring the TD Confederation Centre Young Company.

The show is a music and dance-filled spectacle that explores
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Roma

January 25–28
City Cinema 14A, coarse language, nudity, mature subject matter
Dir: Alfonso Cuarón, [ ... ]

Confederation Centre: Art Gallery exhibi...

Open daily Mitchell Wiebe: VampSites Until March 3 The Gallery opened a new solo exhibition by Mi [ ... ]

Gadfly crew

Urban roots dance January 31
Homburg Theatre Gadfly is an eclectic urban dance crew that is steppin [ ... ]

Recent News & Articles

Music PEI Canadian Songwriter Challenge

In partnership with ECMA 2019 Music PEI and ECMA 2019 have announced a partnership bringing togethe [ ... ]

The facilitator

Profile: Steve Bellamy by Jane Ledwell “Arts are ways into emotions. Arts are where we connect, [ ... ]

A gift of Island poetry: John MacKenzie

The Feet of Blue Herons If you happen to live in another town,
Or country, or even galaxy
As dim and  [ ... ]