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Announcing the 2nd annual QUEER THEATRE FESTIVAL!

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We are very honoured and insanely excited to make this announcement! Engine Productions are joining forces with The Arts and Culture Centre (ACC St. John’s) and For the Love of Learning to present NL’s first Queer Theatre Festival taking place July 19 and 20 in the ACC’s Barbara Barrett Theatre.

Opening the festival on July 19th is the Queer Monologues, presented by For the Love of Learning (FTLOL). Accompanying the monologues is a performance by Spectrum – a queer vocal choir, and an opening reception. Gemma Hickey, FTLOL’s Executive Director said the monologues will include a range of topics intended to be broad in nature, while being inclusive and respectful of the diversity of personal experiences expressed by the individual.

Day two, July 20th, is Engine Production’s Short & Queer II, the follow up to last year’s debut festival show. Short & Queer II is a night of five original short plays written by LBGT playwrights and/or have a theme or relevance to the LBGT community. The shorts this year include The Intervention by Robert Chafe, Two Dudes by Mark White, Adult Children by Liz Solo, In The Bedroom by Amy Anthony and Secret Learnings by Megan Coles. All pieces are performed and directed by an amazing cast of local actors and directors who will also share teaser readings with audiences of next year’s shorts, which include work by playwrights Meghan Greeley, Dave Sullivan, Philip Goodridge, Mitch McGee Herritt and Rory Lambert.

Tickets for the Queer Theatre Festival are $25 per night or $20 per night in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets visit artsandculturecentre.com or call the ACC box office at 709-729-3900. Please visit our Queer Theatre Festival page for more info and updates, or follow us on twitter and facebook! 🙂

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Short & Queer Theatre!

Happy Pride Week, everyone! Last night we proudly presented Newfoundland and Labrador’s first ever Short & Queer Theatre Festival, adding a theatre element to coincide with St. John’s Pride Week! The night was really wonderful, moving and special for EP! So thrilled to have had so many talented artists contribute and create this evening, and thank YOU for the support! Intimate and interactive, it’s how we roll! We would like to thank Robert Chafe, Liz Solo, Amy Anthony, Megan Coles and Mark White for the amazing scripts, and Jenn Brown, Kimberley Drake, Natalia Hennelly, Ross Moore, Darren Ivany, Mitch McGee Herritt, Michael Smith and Emily Locke for their direction and acting. Also, to our friends at Ontop/Above! Our many sincere thanks to the everyone who came out and supported this event, and a special thanks to the City of St. John’s and the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council for funding support as well!

Here’s to an even better 2nd annual Queer Theatre Festival next year! Click the poster below to go to our designated Queer Theatre Festival page!

Again, Happy Pride Week!

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April Happenings!

April has a lot of great people working on awesome projects!

So, did you like the cast of  our last show? Want to see them all work together again? You can help! Ross Moore (Philip from The Shape of Things) is directing a short film that he wrote, and needs any and all sponsohip to make it a reality. The extra fun thing is that Kimberley Drake, Michael Smith AND Laura Huckle will all be acting in the film! Exciting! Learn more about and donate to the film Of the Essence by clicking the link! The wonderful Liz Solo is also fundraising for her film The Machine, “a cyberpunk fairytale set in St. John’s” which begins shooting this week!

Darren Ivany will be acting in Joel Thomas Hyne’s one-man play Say Nothing, Saw Wood opening tomorrow, April 11 and running until the 14th.  Drowning Girls is running at the LSPU Hall April April 26th-May 6th, and cast member Sara Tilley and her theatre company She Said Yes! are offering their infamous Clown Through Mask workshop again this summer. As someone who has studied with Sara, it really is a life changing and really opening workshop if you can join.

The second annual festival of Lawnya Vawnya, an amazing celebration of music by a beautiful array of talented bands and artists from around the world,  is happening again this year right here in St. John’s! (in case you’re wondering, Lawnya Vawnya is an old Newfoundland expression meaning “having a good time at a dance party with plenty to eat.”) They already rocked us with Fake Prom last weekend, but the full music festival April 18th-22nd at various venues around the city.

PLUS Our Friend Renate Pohl needs your help to go to to Space University! Check out her campaign page here or click the photo below for more info on this great opportunity for our lovely friend and theatre designer + stained glass artist!

Lots of people looking for help, lots of big ideas, and so many talented people! Read about them and spread the word!

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