Theatre readings, workshops and performances, author discussions, a book launch and more, all happening online this week.
It’s a big week for theatre lovers. This week features a pair of events from Theatre New Brunswick’s Fall Festival of New Plays, plus live events by the Plain Site Theatre Festival. There is also a book launch happening c/o Goose Lane Editions and an online poetry and prose reading in celebration of Fiddlehead Magazine’s 75th anniversary. The week concludes with the artist panel, Art is the Healer, organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
This list may be updated as the week progresses. Be sure to check back and watch for additional announcements on social media.
Goose Lane Editions Host Digital Book Launch. Goose Lane Editions presents the digital launch of Gordon Pitts’s highly anticipated new book, Unicorn in the Woods: How East Coast Geeks and Dreamers Are Changing the Game at 7:00 PM (ADT). The event is free and open to the public, and will be live-streamed on YouTube Live.
Gordon Pitts will be joined in conversation by Dr. Herb Emery, the current Vaughan Chair in Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick whose research focuses on the development of the Canadian economy and the persistence of long-standing regional disparities. The talk will be followed by an audience Q&A and announcements on upcoming talks. Learn more.
The Fiddlehead: 75th Anniversary Poetry & Prose Readings (online). The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Journal is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. Along with publishing a special fifth issue, they are hosting free online events featuring live readings from many of the authors who contributed to the anniversary issue. Over the final months of 2020, the series will highlight writers from across the country as they tour through the issue, beginning on the east coast and moving west. 7 p.m. Learn more.
Theatre New Brunswick presents Caroline Coon’s It Happened at a Party. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by playwright Caroline Coon. 7:30 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE.
Plain Site Theatre Fest – The Good, The Bad & The Gay. A filmed reading of a new play collaboratively created by the Own This Space project participants that explores snapshots of queer history, a modern approach to historical fiction and personal testimony to show you the world through the eyes of LGBTQ+ youth. Learn more.
Plain Site Theatre Fest – Wayfinding: Objects from a Queer Future with Sabine LeBel. This workshop creates space to tell the stories about the future we want. Participants are asked to bring an object – physical, virtual, or imaginary – from a queer future to the workshop. We will use these objects to build a queer storytelling archive for the future we want to see and live. Learn more.
Theatre New Brunswick presents John Barlow’s Inspiration Point. TNB’s Fall Festival of New Plays continues with a live reading of new work by New Brunswick playwright John Barlow. 2:00 p.m. Live Stream Link. FREE.
Beaverbrook Art Gallery presents Panel: Art is the Healer. Join our digital artist in residence, Deanna Musgrave as she brings together local artists and healers to discuss when “Art is the Healer.” Participants include Deanna Musgrave (Moderator, Artist, Healing Arts Practitioner), Nienke Izurieta (Artist, Photography), Shannon Webb-Campbell (Writer, Poet, and Editor from Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation), Maggie McLaughlin (Artist, Teacher, Healer), and Pam Allen-Leblanc (Reiki Master). 6 p.m. Learn more.