This Land Floods, The Interlake Chautauqua Tour – Steep Rock, MB
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Chautauquas travelled across the prairies, bringing diverse cultural programming to rural communities. Lectures, concerts, performances and demonstrations gathered the citizens together under one big tent for delightful artistic exchanges. Theatre Projects Manitoba brings to life a modern Chautauqua this fall. A merry band of multidisciplinary artists will go on the road together for one month, conducting week long residencies in four Interlake locations.
We are excited to be treading new waters in the Interlake of Manitoba this season. For two years we have been scheming dozens of events, workshops and performances with hundreds of Manitobans who live beyond our perimeter. We are looking forward to learning from and creating with them. We invite you to join us on tour. Whether you are returning to your roots, or exploring a new frontier the Interlake will delight, and we know that this new kind of work will also be refreshing for our steadfast Winnipeg audiences. Our Chautauqua tour is open to all- urban and rural, old and young. We hope to see you on the road!
Click below for a full schedule of activities in each location:
Welcome to our 2018- 2019 Season!
Join us for our 28th season! We’ll be celebrating Manitoban talent and stories, and are launching our most enormous project to date: This Land Floods, the Interlake Chautauqua.
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries Chautauquas traveled across the prairies, bringing diverse cultural programming to rural communities. Lectures, concerts, performances and demonstrations gathered the citizens together under one big tent for delightful artistic exchanges.
This fall we bring to life a modern- day Chautauqua. A merry band of multidisciplinary artists will go on the road together for one month, conducting one week long residencies in four Interlake locations: Steep Rock, Arborg, Eriksdale and Teulon. While the artists reside in the community they will collaborate with local citizens through workshops, art projects, and performances. From striking up a choir to hosting old time dances with seniors and high school students, and from performing the exceptional play Mary’s Wedding by Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte to co-hosting vinarterta workshops, the programming in each week is built with the community, for the community.
And it’s all for free!
Come and join us on the road, see what we have been working on with the citizens of the Interlake- and get to know one of the most well-loved regions of our province.
THE INTERLAKE CHAUTAUQUA FUNDRAISER!
We’ve moved our Fundraiser to June 20th, 2018 – JOIN US!
The Interlake Chautauqua Fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, June 20th, at the West End Cultural Centre, and, fittingly, it’s Interlake themed! We’ll be bringing you music from the region by way of our musical guests: Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner (Red Moon Road), Sol James and fiddling sensation Brad Moggie. We will also share poetry, and theatrical readings devised around our Interlake research. Plus we’ll share the stage with some real-life Interlakers!
Between acts you can enjoy the camaraderie and silent auction for your chance to win art OR artistic experiences from the WAVE Artists (who wouldn’t love an art class on a boat!), plus specially-curated packages that could only come from the Interlake. And bring your appetite! There will be delicious food from our friends at Feast Cafe!
It will be a beautiful night to launch our ambitious and inspiring new project: This Land Floods, an Interlake Chautauqua Tour, a time for TPM’s Winnipeg and rural supporters to mingle, and an evening to celebrate one of the most well loved regions of our province.
The culmination of two years of investigation, planning and roadtripping- This Land Floods, an Interlake Chautauqua Tour is the new arm of Theatre Projects, refocusing some of our activities and creative processes outside of Winnipeg’s perimeter.
Starting in October, 2018 TPM will embark on a one month tour of Manitoba’s beloved Interlake region, stopping for a one week residency in each of the following towns (and surrounding municipalities): Steep Rock, Eriksdale, Arborg and Teulon. We will bring with us a beautiful production, and a caravan of artists- musicians, writers, performers who will collaborate with the Interlake citizens on workshops, cabarets, creative projects, performances and more!
Join us to hear about our plans, and help us raise the funds required to take theatre to the highways and waterways of the Interlake!
Tickets are available right here, right now or by calling our office at 204-989-2400
We look forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
At the West End Cultural Centre
386 Ellice Avenue
Doors 7:00, Show 8:00
Tickets $40 General Admission, or $25 for Artists