Variations of a Patchwork Heart

Variations of a Patchwork Heart: 

A Performance Performed Intimately Out in the Open

We haven’t been able to see live performers as much as we would’ve liked this past year, and we also haven’t been able to go on cute first dates with cute boys! Well, Variations of a Patchwork Heart solves all those problems with vibrant wit, astronomically-intimate poetic thought experiments and pink lemonade! Come take a sip of this interactive performance installation created by Tanner Manson. Part performer pouring out their heart, part speed-dating simulator with imaginary friends – This installation can be enjoyed by all!


Variations of a Patchwork Heart

September 15th, 2021 – Arborg Multicultural Heritage Village at 1:00pm & 6:00pm

September 16th, 2021 – Arborg Multicultural Heritage Village at 5:00pm

September 17th, 2021 –  Arborg Multicultural Heritage Village Grounds at TBD

September 18th, 2021 – Riverton Transportation & Heritage Museum at 1:00pm

September 19th, 2021 – Eriksdale Railway Memorial Park at 1:30pm

September 19th, 2021 – Eriksdale Music Shoppe at 5:00pm

September 24th, 2021 – Selkirk Night Market

September 25th, 2021 – Selkirk Waterfront at 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm

September 26th, 2021 – Selkirk Library at 12:00pm, 3:00pm


Tanner Manson

RBC Emerging Artist

Tanner Manson (he/him) is a queer artist specializing in devised performance creation, poetry and physical theatre. He grew up in rural Manitoba and currently resides in Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory. Expect absurdist thoughts filled with love in his work. He does a little bit of everything and loves everything a lot- from performing, to administration, to constructing sets, to constructing scripts. He is co-founder of the award-winning Walk&Talk Theatre Company where he, along with his best pals and collaborators, create new music-theatre (more info here:

He has had artistic residency with the International Institute for Sustainable Development – Experimental Lakes Area, he’s toured across the prairies with Shakespeare in the Ruins, he works administratively and artistically with Theatre Projects Manitoba and One Trunk Theatre, amongst other projects (he’s always trying to concoct something). He often sits around with a cup of coffee contemplating the world’s big thoughts, and dreaming of what he’ll create next.



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