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, including our final week in Teulon, Winnipeg Beach, Gunton and Stonewall!
Brought to you by our Community Sponsor, TD Canada Trust.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
An exciting partnership with Theatre Projects Manitoba brings a workshop and celebrate/share event to the Beaches!
Theatre Projects Manitoba presents
Translate, Transform, Transcend with Claire Therese Friesen
Workshop Tuesday, Oct 30 1-4 pm $25
Celebrate & Share Friday, Nov 2, 7-9 pm Free
Translate visual art into the written word; transform writing into a narrative; transcend your creative limits with guided experiences! Bring a piece of visual art, an idea, a piece of your writing music–or something that inspires you, a notebook and pen/pencil–and watch the limits of your creativity expand as Theatre Projects Manitoba leads you through a process to think about those conceptual works in completely new and exciting ways. This small group workshop (limited enrolment) will ensure that you leave inspired. Then bring friends and relatives to celebrate and share with arts-friendly souls at an informal evening on First Friday.
Workshop: Tuesday, October 30 1-4 pm (limited enrolment, $25 registration fee includes the First Friday event).
First Friday event: Friday November 2, 7-9 pm, fee-free event, open to all (but please let us know if you plan to attend).
To register for the workshop and/or the First Friday event, please respond by email to [email protected]. Fee payable on October 30 for the workshop; let us know by Thursday if you’d like to come to the free event on Friday, November 2.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1
Chautauqua Super Jam
7:00-9:00pm, Ship & Plough, Gimli
Join the Chautauqua artists for an evening of stories and song in Gimli. Artists and community members who have been involved in events across the Interlake gather to share and celebrate the region, the end of the Chautauqua tour and put on display all that was created. Featuring special guest Little Miss Higgins (Fraserwood).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Mary’s Wedding Performance
7:00-8:30pm, Gunton Greenwood Community Hall
A play with a heart as big as the prairie sky Mary’s Wedding is a beautiful production that honours the 100th Anniversary of Armistice (November 11, 1918) with a love story. Appropriate for ages 12 to 100. Join us! There will be a silver collection in lieu of tickets.
First Fridays at the Beach
7:00-9:00pm, Gayle Halliwell’s Studio 410, 410 Silverdale in Winnipeg Beach
On the first Friday of each month, along the west shore of Lake Winnipeg, an hour or two of sharing, laughter, and creativity–hosted by Studio 410, the creative space of visual artist Gayle Halliwell, in Winnipeg Beach. In its second year, the event-based First Fridays at the Beach is celebrated as a year-round monthly opportunity to become inspired, share in a creative community, and enjoy the company of arts-friendly individuals.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Mary’s Wedding Performance
7:00-8:30pm, Heritage Arts Centre in Stonewall Quarry Park
Hosted by the Stonewall Local of the Manitoba Metis Federation. There will be a silver collection in lieu of tickets.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Salon and Tea
2:00pm, Green Acres Art Centre, Teulon
Throughout the week that Theatre Projects Manitoba is in residence they will be conducting interviews and research in order to create a series of short monologues and plays about the town to start preparing for Teulon’s Centenary in 2019. Join the artists, and the theatre students of the Green Acres Art Centre for an afternoon of story sharing.
Tour presented by Theatre Projects Manitoba, in collaboration with the Green Acres Art Centre, the Stonewall Local Manitoba Metis Federation, the Gunton Hall, Gayle Halliwell & the WAVE Artists, and our community and school partners in Teulon. The Interlake Chautauqua Tour is funded by Theatre Projects Manitoba with their support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council and all our seasonal sponsors and donors including TD Canada Trust, an essential tour partner.