Theatre Projects Manitoba is hitting the road again- with our second version of The Chautauqua! In 2018, a merry band of artists began creating and traveling in Manitoba’s beloved Interlake region- building relationships, creating art and eventually setting out on a four week tour- living in residence in the community and hosting over 150 events in less than a month! We return to our friends in the region between Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg with The Interlake Trail- exploring the highways and hidden pathways that connect both urban and rural citizens. A team of ten artists will spend the winter/spring months creating new art projects inspired by the region’s stories and in collaboration with its citizens. These projects will be premiered both in person (as we are able), and digitally throughout the Interlake region in June 2021 when we anticipate week long residencies in Eriksdale, Arborg, Riverton and Selkirk and their neighbouring communities. The team is interdisciplinary and the projects run the gamut of craft, theatre, music, murals and skate board jams.
The Chautauqua: Interlake Trail - the Artists Hañwakañ Blaikie Whitecloud (documentary filmmaker, skateboarder, community mentor), Daniel Jordan (singer/songwriter - Red Moon Road, Jonny Moonbeam), Marsha Rasmussen Knight (creator, teacher, actor), Joseph Pilapil (design, lettering, sign painting - The Travelling Sign Painters), Ian Ross (playwright, performer) and Claire Thérèse Friesen (craft artist, musician, devised creator). Chautauqua RBC Emerging Artists: Joshua Banman (digital/theatre artist), Tanner Manson (devised creator, physical theatre), Shayna Pollock (Industrial designer, community collaborator) and Emily Solstice Tait (WAC Indigenous Arts Leadership Fellow, dancer, devised creator). LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS!
Free Interlake Winter Warm-Up Workshops TPM’s Winter Warm-Up Workshop Series runs between November 5- December 10. Every Thursday one of the Chautauqua artists is leading a free workshop designed for the digital space, targeted at Interlake and rural communities. Sign painting and lettering, devised writing, songwriting, Indigenous storytelling, online filming tools- this workshop series had a little bit of everything! Get involved by attending a Winter Warm Up Workshop today Check out where it all began in our 2018 Chautauqua Tour This Land Floods.