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New Works Festival July 5 – 7

July 5

Live Bait theatre is excited to announce that we will holding our first annual New Works Festival July 5 – 7 in Sackville. The Festival will see presentations of works in different art forms, at different stages of development, by professionals and community members.

ALL EVENTS ARE BY DONATION AT THE DOOR – you can reserve a seat by emailing us at us at info@livebaittheatre.com or calling 536-2248. We’ll hold your place until 15 minutes before showtime. Act soon – seating is limited!

New Works Festival Schedule – see below or CLICK HERE for a schedule

Friday, July 5

7 PM – One-Eyed Fish and the Drowned World – World Premiere of a new fantasy play by Sue Rose –The Legend of the Moon foretells the drowning of the land by a rising sea. Who will defeat the Sea Monster, Ziph, and restore balance to the known world: the young apprentice to the Mapmaker or the Barbarian from faraway lands?

Sackville Sackville United Church, 110 Main St

8 PM – Behind the Scenes of “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” – show runner Mike Allison tells stories of his time on the show,  shares advice for aspiring writers, plays some of his favourite 22 Minutes sketches, and discusses the pitfalls of creating  political satire in the age of fake news.

Cranewood on Main 113 Main St.

9:30 PM – POSTPONED – please note that we have had to postpone the Song Writers Circle until another time. Please contact Live Bait Theatre for more details – Live Bait Theatre & Thunder & Lightning Presents: A Summer song Writer’s Circle featuring: Kenny James, Jason Odgon & others POSTPONED

Thunder and Lightning Pub 23 Bridge St.

Saturday, July 6

9 AM- A Less Than 1 Hour Intro to Grant Writing Workshop presented by Ron Kelly Spurles – A quick intro to writing grants for projects, employment or other purposes.

Sackville Legion 15 Lorne St

10 AM – Introduction to Playwriting and Dramaturgy Workshop with Mary Vingoe –  Playwrights and aspiring playwrights will have the opportunity to talk about their experiences and what roadblocks/challenges they have have faced both dramaturgical and practical.   Mary will talk about projects she has worked on and some of the principles she has found helpful over the years.  Preregistration is suggested as there may be some short assigned scene reading to be completed before the workshop.

Sackville Legion 15 Lorne St

2 PM – Presentation on her new book “That We Have Lived At All: Poems of Love, Witness and Gratitude” by Marilyn Lerch

Sackville Legion 15 Lorne St

3 PM – Alone on Jingting Mountain: Recitation of a Chinese Tang Dynasty poem with original contemporary music by Jeff and Creek Martin

This performance will present a perspective on the celebrated four-line poem by the renowned eighth-century poet Li Bai. Live recitation of the poem, in both the original Chinese and an English translation, will interact with original music created specifically for the event, articulating an interpretation of this work of Chinese literature.

Poem recitation: Creek Martin and Jeffrey Martin

Musical composition: Jeffrey Martin

Sackville Legion 15 Lorne St

4 PM – Elizabeth Glenn-Copeland presents on her debut book of poetry – “Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge”

“Daring to Hope at the Cliff’s Edge” is a timely, multi-faceted narrative poem that explores the morality of climate change and one’s connection to the land. This work was birthed at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and deftly weaves myriad themes into luscious and even humorous verse. Through the poet’s odyssey, readers can explore what it means to practice what Buddhist eco-philosopher, Joanna Macy calls “active hope.”

“Lyrical, bewildering, heartening and unsettling, this work sees an individual voice reckoning with the overwhelming complexity of our present moment.”
Nick Storring / Composer, musician and music journalist

Sackville Legion, 15 Lorne St

7 PM – One-Eyed Fish and the Drowned World – World Premiere of a new fantasy play by Sue Rose –The Legend of the Moon foretells the drowning of the land by a rising sea. Who will defeat the Sea Monster, Ziph, and restore balance to the known world: the young apprentice to the Mapmaker or the Barbarian from faraway lands?

Sackville United Church 110 Main St

8 PM – Charlie Rhindress reads from his forthcoming book:  Stompin Tom Connors: The myth and the man – an unauthorized biography – with performance of some of Stompin’ Tom’s music by Heather MacIntyre

Cranewood on Main 113 Main St. 

Sunday, July 7

10 AM – Reading of The Land of Beauty a new play by Bet O’Toole – Melissa Baxter, newly arrived in a small town, is a young reporter assigned to do features on interesting people there. Goldie is a feisty recluse who releases a beautiful kite tied to helium balloons every month on the fifth. United by similar bonds of loss and art, a warm friendship develops between them. However, the arrival of Goldie’s sister Hes precipitates a painful rift, as Goldie struggles to free herself from the demons of her past.

While exploring the themes of art, agoraphobia, and loss, The Land of Beauty focuses on the role of friendship, love and forgiveness in the healing of the human spirit.

Sackville Legion 15 Lorne St

1 PM- Linda Rae Dornan presentation of a work in progress of her artist bookwork – Where the bee sucks – Linda has been creating a new artist bookwork from an earlier performance artwork called, Where the bee sucks. It is being expanded from the original script into a poetic visual rumination ofpersonal history through connections to people, place and the natural world. She would like topresent the artist bookwork in its current draft, reading sections and showing projections of someof the pages. Some pages need to be sung, while others are more recitative.

The bookwork combines extended text with drawings and photos and is a work in progress. Where the bee sucks, the performance, was originally performed at the Sackville Music Hall in the summer of 2011. The multimedia performance was composed of poetry, stories, song, gestures, various props, soundtracks and videos.

Owens Art Gallery 61 York St.

2 PM – Saint John Theatre Company presents two new playsLeading Ladies by Sandra Bell and Zeus in a Zoot Suit by Sue RoseMaritime playwrights are celebrated in an afternoon of two original one-act plays. Local unproduced scripts undergo a meticulous development process resulting in original, home-grown, stage worthy creations.

Sackville Legion 15 Lorne St                                              

6 PM – A reading of a new musical by Karen Kay – Make Believe – A mother, bitter about her husband leaving, and with creative self-doubts, struggles to raise a creative daughter. After a falling-out, they both struggle to forgive and become the creative people they were meant to be.

Cranewood on Main 113 Main St.

8 PM – Working Together – Ray Legere and Janet Crawford presentation on their creative process – Live Bait Artist-in-Residence Ray Legere and Janet Crawford present and discuss some of their previous collaborations, as well as work from the recent Live Bait presentation of the play “Cole”. They will also discuss their upcoming project “150 Years Since the Train Came to Town”

Cranewood on Main 113 Main St.

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July 5
End:
July 7
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