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Live Bait New Works FestivalJuly 14
Live Bait Theatre is pleased to announce the schedule for the fourth annual New Works Festival. The multidisciplinary Festival is designed to allow people to present new work at any point in its development – from just an idea to a fully mounted first presentation. This year’s programming includes everything from a discussion with a young author of the development of a new book in progress, to the world premiere of a new one act play for digital formats by nationally recognized playwright Natalie Meisner.
“We’re very excited about the Festival this year”, said Live Bait President Cynthia Spurles. “Although some of the Festival will be online, we’re very excited to be able to return to in person programming. We’ll be following all the needed COVID protocols, and we anticipate a fun and invigorating Festival this year!”.
The Festival includes other well known artists such Charlie Rhindress, Pat LePoidevin, Paul Brisk Jr, Solo Chicken Productions, Erin Bardua and Frantically Atlantic, as well as emerging artists. The Festival includes programing in music, theatre, fine arts, literature, and two workshops.
The full Festival schedule includes: “Becoming my own Native”, a presentation and discussion of a work in progress by Paul Brisk Jr.; “Road Kill”, a staged reading of a new play by M. Dallas Edwards; “WE ARE LUMINOUS”, a presentation in which Solo Chicken Productions and partners invite audiences to a new theatrical experience; Pat LePoidevin in concert; “Interrogation Room”, a staged reading and discussion of a scene from a new play by Marissa Trott; “IF THEY COME FOR ROBBIE BURNS”, the World Premiere of a one act play for digital formats by Natalie Meisner; a Writing Workshop for Young People presented by the Live Bait Young Company; “Hourglass”, a staged reading of a new play by Iris Rhian; “She’s Called Nova Scotia – A Collection of Remarkable Female Singers”, a presentation and discussion of materials for the forthcoming book by author Charlie Rhindress; “The Good, The Bard and the Ugly”, the presentation of a new play with Michelle Daigle, Ron Kelly Spurles, and Don Rigley; “Stringsong”, an improvised exploratory communal music and fibre-art workshop project with Erin Bardua; “Blue Jay”, a discussion of the development of a new book with author Jarod Monk; “Gerda’s Magical Journey”, a retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” retold and illustrated by Marilyn Haugen-Strand; and “Guilty! The Story of the Great Amherst Mystery”, a presentation by playwright Charlie Rhindress on the 30th Anniversary of the world premiere production of his first play.
For full schedule details including ticket information visit Live Bait Theatre at www.livebaittheatre.com