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Join us as we do the Covid Pivot. Western Gold presents a series of FREE online presentations, podcasts, and creative workshops to help keep you engaged and entertained during these trying times.
Online Readings from the Fountain of Pens Playwriting Circle
April 7, 2021
13 intrepid playwrights tackled their scripts with facilitators Liesl Lafferty and Jenn Griffin in the 10-week Fountain of Pens Playwriting Circle. The writers explored craft, process, and tools of the trade, and workshopped and refined their material. On April 7, the circle culminates with a Virtual Gold LOOK! public online reading of the scenes they have developed, and you’re invited to join in on YouTube!
Artwork by David Ostrem
My First Time
March 27 (World Theatre Day)
In celebration of World Theatre Day and hosted by Linda Cullen, theatre artists take us back to their ‘first time’ in the theatre! Stories from on stage, backstage and in the house – told in their own voices and in the way they wish to tell it.
Featuring (in alphabetical order)
Mariam Barry, Tulkweemult (Sam Bob), Emily Grace Brook, Sharon Crandall, Wayne Specht, Simon Webb, Colleen Winton accompanied by Caitlin Hayes, and Raugi Yu
Also featuring Helen Mirren’s 2021 World Theatre Day message, which will be closed captioned and read by the following people in the following languages (in alphabetical order):
- Mariam Barry: Norwegian
- Alen Dominguez: Spanish
- Tsitsáyxemaat (Rebecca Duncan): skwxwú7mesh (Squamish)
- Anna Hagan: English
- Shizuka Kai: Japanese
- Joey Lespérance: French
Producer/Director of Photography: Matt Brascia; Editor: Aksel Boss; Second Unit Self-Tapes: My First Time Artists
Click here for the My First Time program
Mask Making with Melody
March 27 (World Theatre Day)
Celebrate World Theatre Day by viewing a short YouTube video featuring the fantastic masks the participants of our Mask Making with Melody workshop have created! The video goes live on YouTube March 27 and will be available 24/7 going forward.
Welcome to our Virtual Gold Podcast Series! Would you like to experience the excitement of live theatre from the comfort of your home? As part of our Covid pivot, Western Gold Theatre invites you to listen to our series of Virtual Gold podcasts, including audio stories, interviews, play readings, and anything else that might take our fancy—and featuring some of the best theatre artists in Canada. If you miss the experience of seeing live theatre performed by exceptional Canadian actors, then these podcasts are for you!
April 1, 2021
THE SELFISH GIANT
with Bernard Cuffling
Listen! Start Easter weekend off with The Selfish Giant, a pastoral short story by Oscar Wilde. Not only is it a classic treasure, but also a true Easter treat—made even more so when read and interpreted by Bernard Cuffling.
For the Trivia Buff:
Before being imprisoned for homosexuality and sent to hard labour in 1895 after one of the most notorious trials in English history, Wilde was married to Constance Lloyd. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson, he wrote The Selfish Giant and other fairy stories immediately after the birth of his two boys, Cyril and Vyvyan.
Read by Bernard Cuffling. Directed by Seamus Fera. Sound and Editing by Stephen Bulat and Mixed Media Productions
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