Fresh From The Island - A New Works Festival at Kings Playhouse
The Kings Playhouse 65 Grafton Street, Georgetown
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 4:00pm - 7:30pm
3 hours, 30 minutes
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In the spirit of rebuilding and nurturing the local performing arts scene on PEI, Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre, and Desert Island Theatre company are thrilled to launch the first annual Fresh From the Island New Works Festival, now running October 14th-17th 2021, having been postponed from September 23-26.
Fresh from the Island will provide audiences with the chance to immerse themselves in the creative process by witnessing public presentations of two new works by Island playwrights - “Continuing Care” by Melissa Mullen, and “What’s Eating You?” by Jay Gallant - which will be undergoing an intensive development process with professional dramaturgs from across Canada. “We’re simply thrilled to foster a grass-roots development environment for the already thriving Island theatre community here in Georgetown,” says Festival Co-ordinator Benton Hartley. “The Kings Playhouse is one of the best theatres on the island, and we’re excited to populate the stage with these fantastic new plays and share them with audiences.”
The public is invited to take part in the creative environment at Kings Playhouse this October with an exciting four days jam-packed with exciting events, presentations, workshops and readings by artists from a range of writing disciplines, including Scott Parsons, Julie Bull, Dave Stewart and Julie Pelissier-Lush. Kicking off the weekend will be a reading of Melissa Mullen and Rob MacLean’s play “The Man Who Saved the Songs,” which tells the story of PEI poet Larry Gorman. For more information, please visit kingsplayhouse.com, call 902-652-2053, or stop by Kings Playhouse at 65 Grafton Street in Georgetown!