CHARLOTTETOWN MEETING: Sunday, May 29, 2-4pm at the Schurman Family Studio at Confederation Centre Art Gallery
NEW GLASGOW MEETING: Sunday, June 5, 2-4pm at The Mill in New Glasgow, 5592 Route 13
The River Clyde Pageant is a community-created outdoor performance taking place along the banks of the River Clyde in the village of New Glasgow on July 30-31, 2016. Directed by Island theatre artists Ker Wells and Megan Stewart, with support from chef Emily Wells, the Pageant will feature stilt performers, large-scale puppets and a choir, and will be inspired by the history, mythology and contemporary environmental issues associated with PEI rivers and waterways.
However, we can’t do this alone – we need YOU to get involved! We are seeking performers, musicians, puppeteers and puppet builders, dancers, costume makers, stilt walkers and more. Production volunteers are also needed. There are opportunities for all ages and all levels of experience.
Intrigued? Come to one of our info sessions in Charlottetown or New Glasgow!
These meetings will outline the creation process and schedule for the Pageant and the various opportunities for involvement. It will also be a chance to ask any questions about the project, and to sign up to be part of one of the many aspects of its creation, from puppets to music to stilts and more!
The Pageant will be created during a seven-week process, with professional and amateur artists collaborating with local performers and volunteers to realize a full length theatrical pageant, presented over two nights on July 30 and 31. The audience will follow the performance along the River Clyde, travelling from the Little Victory Microfarm through the Gardens of Hope, across the bridge and ending on the lawn of The Mill restaurant, where a free community supper will be held immediately following the performances.