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Back home to direct

Back home to direct
Islander Charlotte Gowdy to direct Myth of the Ostrich at Victoria Playhouse

Native Islander and theatre professional Charlotte Gowdy returns home from Stratford, Ontario this summer to direct Matt Murray’s Myth of the Ostrich at Victoria Playhouse. A graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada and Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris, France, Charlotte has been acting, directing, and
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The Red Dirt Road

The Red Dirt Road
Margie Carmichael’s stories adapted into new production

Stories from the Red Dirt Road has its world-debut this month at the Confederation Centre of the Arts’ Charlottetown Festival. This Island musical weaves together the stories of women from all aspects of life. It has been adapted by Marlane O’Brien from the Margie Carmichael book Stories from the Quilt

“It’s been a great surprise for
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Métis Mutt

Métis Mutt
A modern story of Indigenous life by Sheldon Elter

Sheldon Elter’s one-person autobiographical story, Métis Mutt, opens this month at Confederation Centre of the Arts’ new Loft space in the Confederation Court Mall, Charlottetown. 

This play is a multi-character vignette that tells Elter’s experiences as a stand-up comedian in a coming-of-age story.

“There’s a time in your life when you
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Gold for PEI dancer

Gold for PEI dancer
Selena Coffin wins in Montreal

Selena Coffin, an 11-year-old dancer from Havenwood Dance Studio, Charlottetown, recently captured Gold in her tap solo division at the 5678 Showtime’s Dance World Cup event held in Montreal.  Selena was the only dancer from PEI to attend the Nationals as well that took place in Mont Tremblant before the DWC in July. Selena had 3 solo dances and she placed 1st
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Elvis in the building

Elvis in the building
The King of Rock meets the Queens of Country at Harbourfront

Thane Dunn and his Cadillac Kings are returning to the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside August 18 with a brand new show that they promise fans of Elvis and country music are going to love.

Dunn’s new Elvis Rock and Country features not only Elvis’ iconic rock songs, from “Blue Suede Shoes” to “Suspicious Minds,” but also several of
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Myth of the Ostrich

Myth of the Ostrich
Comedy stars Renée Hackett, Johanna Nutter, Melanie Piatocha

The Victoria Playhouse will mount the Atlantic premiere of Myth of the Ostrich by Canadian playwright Matt Murray from August 4 to September 2.

This comedy premiered at the 2014 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was an instant crowd and critical favourite, before going on to become a hit on the Fringe circuit. The play had its main stage
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Going pro

Going pro
Profile: Brielle Ansems

by Jane Ledwell

When Brielle Ansems plays the role of Josie Hogan in A Moon for the Misbegotten at the Watermark Theatre in North Rustico this summer, she wants audiences to see into “the performances we put on for each other every day.” She reflects, “Others don’t always see our selves in ways we see ourselves... Unfortunately, our opinions of ourselves are often lower.”

As
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Where it all began

Where it all began

Original writer Briane Nasimok returns for 40th anniversary

When Toronto resident and freelancer Briane Nasimok answered the call from Asterisk Productions (now ICON Motion Inc.) almost 40 years ago and agreed to fly out and help develop the concept of the dinner theatre in Summerside, he knew this wasn’t about the end product. It was about the journey.

“I was fairly young in the industry, but
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After The Dreamcatchers

After The Dreamcatchers
Confederation Centre highlights Indigenous culture

One year after the Canada150 Dream Catchers project, the Confederation Centre of the Arts continues to celebrate Indigenous culture from across Canada.

This includes having a diverse cast and crew with The Charlottetown Festival and featuring the stories of Indigenous people on and off stage.

Says Mary Francis Moore, Associate Artistic Director,
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Choose Your Own Adventure with the Island Fringe Festival

The Island Fringe Festival (IFF) theme this year is Choose Your Own Adventure and you’re encouraged to do just that. With a ten show lineup, the possibilities are endless with local and Canadian talent as well as three international shows.

Grace Kimpinski, Festival Manager, says, “There is something for everyone—comedy, drama, absurd. All of them are thoughtful and thought-provoking… I have read
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