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Gabriola

8

th annual

Theatre Festival 2016

August 18 – 21

FOUR DAYS

EIGHT SHOWS

EPIC FUN!


Welcome to…

Ancient Greece and the 8th Annual

Gabriola Theatre Festival!

The 8th annual Gabriola Theatre Festival takes you back to where it all began, to the lively stage of Ancient Greece! Philosophers, deities, titans, actors, comedy, tragedy, masks, and wine! Greece’s cultural identity was cultivated through theatre, and this summer it will flourish on Gabriola Island, where you can enjoy eight incredible mainstage shows that explore the stuff of life: love, comedy, tragedy, politics, authors you revere, musicians you won’t forget.

“ The word ‘ theatre’ comes

from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place where people come to see the truth about life and the social situation.” —Stella Adler

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... And there is so much more to celebrate at the Gabriola Theatre Festival! Wander Street Art, a true Agora, filled with local handmade art and artisanal wares; and Street Fair, where artists, Gabriola organizations, and businesses collide! We’ll launch the festival with a toga dance party, and our opening ceremony will celebrate the generosity of our friends at Arbutus Home Building Centre. Participate in Gabriola’s first ever Human Library! Enjoy the Lions Pancake Breakfast, Kids Corner, Storytime, a youth presentation, and a FREE outdoor stage! Take in some mini-plays while you’re waiting in line, enjoy a drink to pass the time, and revel in the glorious setting as the Theatre Festival Hub is transformed into Ancient Greece. It’s the event of the summer on Gabriola Island. See you at our Theatre of Dionysia (AKA the parking lot). Alina Cerminara

Artistic Producer, Gabriola Arts Council

Odyssey to Gabriola Island Gabriola is a 25-minute ferry ride from Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Float planes land in Nanaimo Harbour, just adjacent to the ferry terminal. Or fly by float plane directly into Silva Bay, on Gabriola. If you’re coming from off-island, why not make a weekend of it? Take time to explore all the treasures this island has to offer, including spectacular beaches, sublime forest trails, exciting artists’ studios, a bustling Farmers Market, and interesting shopping (featuring locally made products and much more). Check out the Gabriola Island Chamber of Commerce for a listing of accommodation and restaurant options. artsgabriola.ca

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Festival Location The Festival Hub is in the heart of Gabriola:

FOLKLIFE VILLAGE

@ 575 NORTH ROAD

Parking Festival Patrons: Please, no parking your chariots in the Folklife Village, Madrona Marketplace, or Professional Centre parking lots during business hours. Parking is available at the Gabriola Elementary School, in the overflow area at The Commons (barring unforeseen conditions), and on Lockinvar Lane between South Road and the rear entrance to Folklife Village. Please respect our business supporters and their patrons, and park along the road, not in the customer parking lots.

Tickets & Theatre Passes Tickets and passes are available online at www.artsgabriola.ca as of June 1st and from the Festival Ticket Kiosk in Folklife Village after July 1st Tickets, adult: Tickets, youth: 3-Show Pass: 5-Show Pass:

$20 $10 * under 16 years $50 * for any 3 shows — save $10! $80 * for any 5 shows — save $20!

Note: passes must be used for separate shows. Special pricing applies to 10+ ticket purchases: email tickets@artsgabriola.ca for more information.

Inclusivity Campaign The Gabriola Arts Council wants all Gabriolans to be able to attend the Gabriola Theatre Festival mainstage shows. Consider contributing to our Inclusivity Campaign to ensure that every Islander has access to the ticketed events. The campaign is simple: just let us know how much you’d like to donate and we’ll use that money to make sure tickets get into the hands of people who would not otherwise have been able to attend. Find out more at www.artsgabriola.ca

GTF Waste(less)

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

The world is a stage and we aim to keep it clean. Got a can, tissue, or an old mask? Well we have the proper receptacle for you! Check out our Waste(less) Stations and discover how easy it is to be green!

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—Plato


More Art on Gabriola... Thanksgiving Studio Tour

October 8–10, 2016 The 20th Annual Thanksgiving Studio Tour! More than 60 spectacular studios featuring every form of art you can imagine! This Tour brings art lovers from around the world to this island where we enjoy the sixth highest concentration of artists in the workforce in Canada. Watch for 14 new artists this year, and get ready to be entertained, inspired.Check www.artsgabriola.ca for a map and complete list of participating artists (including many studios that are open year-round).

62 STUDIOS! 81 ARTISTS! 13 NEW LISTINGS!

Isle of the Arts Festival

Every April! Workshops, Literary and Musical Performances, and MORE! You’ve seen what these artists can do—now learn how they do it! This Festival embodies the Gabriola Arts Council’s mission to ENGAGE, ENHANCE and INSPIRE our community’s cultural vitality through collaboration, leadership and service. Come learn, share, experiment, and invigorate the Isle of the Arts!

Kitty J. Heller Healing Power of Art Program This innovative, inspired project engages professional art and drama therapists to work directly with community members to address a variety of health and wellness-related issues and concerns. This initiative is not about creating artists; its goal is to help people to understand and cope with physical or mental health concerns through the healing powers of artistic expression. Gabriola Island—where ART is the heart of the community!

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Let the Games Begin

in the Hub!

Toga Launch Cabaret What was it like to dance with a cast of gods and goddesses in Ancient Greece? Wonder no further! Tie that sheet on tight and get yourself to the Colosseum (check website for location) and join a toga party like you’ve never seen before! Lively music, flowing wine, dancing like the Maenads, and fun Olympic games to get you in the spirit. Featuring: The Kat’s Pajamas! THURSDAY | 8:00 pm  |  CHECK WEBSITE FOR LOCATION TICKETS $5 AT THE DOOR, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

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“ To Greeks the spoken word was a living thing and infinitely preferable to the dead symbols of a written language.” —Bahn & Bahn

Opening Ceremonies: And the Community Spirit Award Goes To… ! Every year, we honour a community member, business, or organization that has made a significant contribution to the Gabriola Arts Council, the Theatre Festival, and the community at large. This year, we celebrate the staff and owners at Arbutus Home and Building Centre. Year after year, they offer their helpful and essential services, products, and financial support. From tar-paper to lumber, donations to advertising, and from heavy lifting to popcorn machines—we know we can count on the team at Arbutus. And their support doesn’t end with GAC. Join community members, the Ken Capon Memorial Marching Band, the Lundsmen, and representatives of other organizations to publicly thank everyone at Arbutus Home Building Centre for all they do. Then head into the Antony Holland Tent for the first of 8 mainstage shows! FRIDAY | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm  |  AT THE FESTIVAL HUB  |  FREE!

Human Library Started in Copenhagen in 2000, Human Library quickly expanded around the world and has become a global phenomenon promoting compassion, dialogue, and understanding. The Gabriola Arts Council and Gabriola Public Library have teamed up to offer you the opportunity to borrow one of 16 Gabriolan “human books” from a curated collection of topics ranging from Bipolar Disorder to activism to Gender Queer identity. Share 20 minutes of one-on-one time with your human book and get to know the real story behind the label. Limited registration. Contact the Gabriola Library at 250-247-7878 to sign up, and visit www.artsgabriola.ca for more information. FRIDAY | 10:30 am – 12:30 am SATURDAY | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm  |  AT THE GABRIOLA LIBRARY  |  FREE!

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A Fashionable Tale! Join us for The GABE Shop’s second annual unconventional fashion show. You’ll be dazzled by spectacular attire and tickled by funny tales from the closet. The GABE Shop, a boutique thrift store owned by The Gabriola Auxiliary for Island Health Care, raises funds for island health care initiatives. Featured fashions will be available for sale at the store following the show. FRIDAY | 5:00 pm  |  AT THE FESTIVAL HUB  |  FREE!

ta ra ra boom ta ra ra boom is a 10-minute, intimate, interactive, and musical performance. For three audience members. In the dark. Let the curious wordweaving and double bass reverberating take you on a journey akin to an out-of-body experience. Secure your ticket for the show by grabbing one of three small dolls on a tray in the hub, leaving your admission donation in place of the doll (minimum $5). ta ra ra boom was originally created by Zopyra Theatre for the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival. FRIDAY | 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm | 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm | 10:30 pm – 11:00 pm SATURDAY | 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm | 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED BETWEEN MAINSTAGE SHOWS AT THE FESTIVAL HUB  |  MINIMUM $5 DONATION

Agora Street Art + Street Fair! Art: See it! Love it! Take it home! Gabriola artists and artisans will delight your senses, tickle your fancies, and soothe your soul with their fantastic creations at this favourite summer art and craft event. More than 50 artists will be on hand at this lively artisan agora, featuring an eclectic selection of quality one-of-a-kind treasures. On Sunday, meet the Creatures, Heroes and Demi-Gods of Gabriola at Street Fair. Many artists will be back, alongside Gabriola community and nonprofit organizations. It’s as much fun as you’ll ever have on the street! SATURDAY + SUNDAY | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm  |  AT LOCKINVAR LANE

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Bacchae’s Lair Disappear into Dionysus’ world where spirits are poured and the living is free! Enjoy refreshments before, between, and after mainstage shows. But beware! No drinks will be served during mainstage performances. Bacchae’s Lair will move from the Festival Hub to the Curtain Call Club at the Hive (upstairs) after the mainstage shows! FRIDAY + SATURDAY  |  EVENINGS, BEFORE AND AFTER MAINSTAGE SHOWS AT THE FESTIVAL HUB AND HIVE EMPORIUM

“ These nights are endless, and a man can

sleep through them, or he can enjoy listening to stories, and you have no need to go to bed before it is time.” —The Odyssey

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Olympian Kids Corner! Even little goddesses and gods have time for play in Mount Olympus! Decorate your own shield, make or colour your own Olympic torch, get your face painted, and hang with other exciting Athenians! Don’t miss out on the fun! Come and play! SATURDAY + SUNDAY | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm  |  AT THE FESTIVAL HUB

Raw Talent Youth Performance Students from the summer drama camp bring you an entertaining short production featuring their fresh wit and youthful candidness. Ranging in age from 9-13, these students take on an exciting challenge to bring you an entertaining short production after only one week of collaborating and rehearsing. Come out to support our future thespians!   SATURDAY | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  AT THE FESTIVAL HUB PRESENTED BY THE GABRIOLA RECREATIONAL SOCIETY DRAMA CAMP

Hats Off to You: A Storytime! Join other families with youngsters for a special storytime celebrating all the hats we wear! Fun and interactive songs, rhymes, and stories designed especially for wiggly and active little ones. Best suited for children aged 6 and under. Free, drop in event. SPONSORED BY

SUNDAY | 12:00 pm  |  AT THE FESTIVAL HUB  |  THE GABRIOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY

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Breakfast of Heroes! The Lions Pancake Breakfast

GABRIOLA LIONS CLUB

Start your Festival day with a tasty Pancake Breakfast served by the Gabriola Lions Club, and enjoyed with friends and neighbours. Pancakes, sausages, orange juice, and coffee—all for only $5.00! All proceeds support worthy programs on Gabriola. SATURDAY + SUNDAY | 9:00 am – 11:00 am  |  AT THE FESTIVAL HUB

Workshop: Developing a Creative Practice » with TJ Dawe & Lindsay Robertson Do you harbour a hidden desire to realize an artistic project? Do you keep finding reasons not to start it? TJ Dawe and Lindsay Robertson will help you understand your inner processes and develop a personal creative practice that’s realistic and actionable. TJ Dawe is a writer, performer, and director of new theatre. His award-winning monologues have been presented at more than 100 theatre festivals around the world. Lindsay Robertson is a musician, counsellor and coach with extensive experience working with individuals and groups. Check out TJ Dawe’s show Marathon on the mainstage this year! See page 16. www.tjdawe.ca

THURSDAY  |  9:00 AM – 5:00 PM  |  AT GABRIOLA ARTS & HERITAGE CENTRE $50 | MAX 25 PARTICIPANTS | EMAIL: TICKETS@ARTSGABRIOLA.CA TO REGISTER

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 TH |  2:30 pm

Cocktail Party

at the End of Time Imagine you’ve died and the threshold to the afterlife takes you to a cocktail party. Everyone who has touched your life is there. You are invited to engage in the conversations you always wanted to have but never dared to. Who will you choose to talk to? What will you say? Combining their extensive theatrical and musical experience, Kayte and Leah host this ultimate Cocktail Party. Join us and raise a glass to the quirks, struggles, and triumphs of our shared human stories. Kayte Summers (Catherine Caines) has been a professional theatre artist for 40 years. She has been artistic director for theatre companies, offered professional acting training, and has directed and acted in shows too numerous to mention. Kayte is also a registered Drama Therapist. Leah Hokanson is a pianist, vocalist, conductor, and writer. She directs the Gabriola Song Keepers and Life Journey Singers (Nanaimo). Currently her focus is on vocal sounding exploration and songwriting.

World Premiere! PHOTOS: Carolyn Davey

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SOULFIRE THEATRE  |  DIRECTED, WRITTEN, AND PERFORMED BY KAYTE SUMMERS AND LEAH HOKANSON (GABRIOLA, BC) RATED: PG (ADULT THEMES) LENGTH: 60 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 TH |  7:00 pm

Never the Last “Keep your eye on Delinquent Theatre. Their level of talent and expertise is truly impressive.” —Vancouver Courier

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DELINQUENT THEATRE (IN ASSOCIATION WITH ELECTRIC THEATRE COMPANY) DIRECTED BY LAURA MCLEAN  |  CHOREOGRAPHED BY KAYLA DUNBAR  |  WRITTEN BY MOLLY MACKINNON AND CHRISTINE QUINTANA  |  PERFORMED BY MOLLY MACKINNON, NADEEM PHILLIP, AND CHRISTINE QUINTANA (VANCOUVER, BC) RATED: PG (ADULT THEMES)  |  LENGTH: 75 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION

Berlin 1919: Violin prodigy and composer Sophie Carmen Friedman meets expressionist painter and war veteran Walter Gramatté. She is passionate, rude, and gifted; he is witty, emotional, and compassionate. Their love affair spans 10 years, 4 cities, artistic successes and failures, and tragedy. Nearly 100 years later, the most essential record of their time together lives in her 10 violin compositions. Never The Last fuses classical music performance, movement, and text to tell the story of two people in love and the space between them. How do you say what is impossible to say? And what if you run out of time? “The highlight of the Festival … well-deserved standing ovation.” —Gabriola Sounder (on Stationary) “Local, original, and fabulous” —Vancouver Plays Delinquent Theatre creates original, elegant, subversive, and intellectual Canadian theatre for modern audiences. STATIONARY: a recession-era musical (on stage on Gabriola in 2014) won the 2015 Jessie Richardson Theatre Award for Outstanding Musical Production, Small Theatre. Delinquent shows have been performed at The Cultch, Havana Theatre, Carousel Theatre, high school classrooms, a parking lot, and a 1970s camper van. www.delinquenttheatre.com

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 19 TH |  9:30 pm

Marathon

In Marathon, TJ Dawe weaves parallel stories of having been a terrible longdistance runner as a teenager, with learning about his biggest personal blind spots. Dawe has performed autobiographical monologues at more than 100 theatre and comedy festivals worldwide. “Dawe is a master storyteller. Marathon is a tale about the journey of selfawareness … You will leave thinking about Dawe, you will leave thinking about yourself.” —Orlando Weekly “★★★★★! Cancel your next therapist’s appointment and go see TJ instead. It will have the same effect! —CBC Manitoba “I defy anyone to leave the theatre without having also learned something about themselves.” —Adelaide Theatre Guide TJ Dawe is a Vancouver-based writer, performer, director and teacher. He has had a hand in the birth of more than thirty new plays, and teaches a course at Langara on how to create solo shows. He and his partner Lindsay Robertson have led their workshops on creativity across Canada and the US for theatres, community centres, and counselling organizations. www.tjdawe.ca

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DIRECTED, WRITTEN, AND PERFORMED BY TJ DAWE (VANCOUVER, BC) RATED: PG (LANGUAGE, NUDITY) LENGTH: 75 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION

Don’t miss... TJ DAWE and LINDSAY ROBERTSON’s workshop on Aug 18! See page 11 for more info.

“Dawe is a master storyteller.” —Orlando Weekly

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH |  12:30 pm

Gruff

“ … navigates deftly the parallels between personal behaviour and social criticism in a fun and entertaining way … ” — CVV Magazine 18

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PUENTE THEATRE  |  DIRECTED BY MERCEDES BÁTIZ-BENÉT  WRITTEN BY MERCEDES BÁTIZ-BENÉT AND JUDD PALMER  |  PERFORMED BY JANA MORRISON, PAT RUNDELL, AND TREVOR HINTON (VICTORIA, BC) RATED: G (FAMILY)  |  LENGTH: 60 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION WARNING: SINGING GOATS Who’s that clip-clopping across my bridge? Gruff is a modern retelling of the familiar folktale Three Billy Goats Gruff. The grass really is greener on the other side. But a hideous troll has taken up residence under the bridge, and the promised land is forever unattainable—if you’re a goat born on the wrong side of the craggy chasm. But is the troll really what he seems? Why does he live under the bridge? Could there be a way across to the land of plenty after all? Gruff is a rollicking musical for all ages. “Gruff … navigates deftly the parallels between personal behaviour and social criticism in a fun and entertaining way … the masks—designed by Judd Palmer of Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop—were really amazing.” —CVV Magazine Puente Theatre was founded in 1988 to celebrate diversity in Canadian theatre. Based in Victoria, the company creates shows with a focus on building bridges between cultures, and tours them in Canada and abroad. This show brings together the talents of the Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s Judd Palmer, Atomic Vaudeville composer Brooke Maxwell, and Puente’s own award-winning artistic director, Mercedes Bátiz-Benét. www.puentetheatre.ca

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH |  7:00 pm

Grandpa ’n Me Grandpa ’n Me is the tender story of a girl raised by her grandfather on the family farm and set during three stages of her life. It features Warde Ashlie as Grandpa, and Cayla Brooke (Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep from Singing), Saige Woolley, and Jacqueline Burrows as the granddaughter, growing from an inquisitive child into an adult. Charming, poignant, and often very funny, Grandpa ’n Me is pure entertainment for audiences of all ages. “A tightly written, well-crafted play.” —Review Vancouver “A show with heart. Beautifully acted.” —Theatre BC “It’s a touching, funny love story of the very best kind. Brilliant altogether.” —Gail Hurst Seabrooke Entertainment wowed Gabriola audiences with Eva Cassidy: How Can I Keep from Singing. They shift gears from music to storytelling with this original production which debuted in 2015 and celebrated three sold-out runs in Vancouver, leaving audiences cheering and wanting more. For their roles in this show, Warde Ashlie won Best Actor Award from Theatre BC, and Jacqueline Burrows was awarded the Joey Award for Best Actress.

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SEABROOKE ENTERTAINMENT  |  DIRECTED BY WARDE A. TROYER AND CAYLA BROOKE  |  WRITTEN BY WARDE A. TROYER  |  PERFORMED BY WARDE A. TROYER, CAYLA BROOKE, SAIGE WOOLLEY, AND JACQUELINE BURROWS (VANCOUVER, BC) RATED: PG  |  LENGTH: 75 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION

“A show with heart.” —Theatre BC

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 20TH |  9:30 pm

Campground

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PILOTCOPILOT THEATRE  |  DIRECTED, WRITTEN, AND PERFORMED BY LUCAS MYERS (NELSON, BC) RATED: PG  |  LENGTH: 110 MINUTES, WITH INTERMISSION WARNING: FLASHLIGHTS, DISCOVERY, DIDGERIDOO A young man goes missing from a provincial campground while on a personal journey to discover himself. Four people are suspects, despite a lack of evidence aside from Facebook posts and the video from the young man’s cell phone, but the overzealous detective is undeterred. Was there foul play? More importantly, did someone remember to bring the toilet paper (and the potato salad)? Lucas Myers brings his trademark brand of observational humour and brilliant character work to this examination of the world within a world that can only be found in THE CAMPGROUND. “Myers is brilliant.” —Globe and Mail “Lucas Myers is almost too damn good: from physical comedy to tragic nervousness, Myers shines.” —Monday Magazine Lucas Myers is a performer and writer based in Nelson, B.C., where he runs Pilotcopilot Theatre. He is a graduate of the National Theatre School and has performed across Canada and internationally. An audience favourite, he is delighted to be making his fifth appearance on Gabriola, having previously thrilled crowds with EAST – How Far Would You Go For Love, Deck, Hello Baby, and The Amazing and Impermeable Cromoli Brothers. www.pilotcopilot.com

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 ST |  2:30 pm

Handmade Tale In a dystopian future, Paper Street’s improvisers struggle with gender politics and identity—and to stay alive. Inspired by the works of Margaret Atwood, this show captures her stark prose, futuristic vision, and the dark—often humorous—undercurrent that runs through her work. If you’ve ever loved a book by Atwood, this is show you cannot miss. “... poetic, lyrical, haunting, frightening ... created a dystopian world so possible as to be chilling in its verisimilitude. The moody and atmospheric improvised design was the final crowning touch—costumes, props, lighting, and sound—perfection.” —Janis Lacouvée “That was hands down the best improv I have ever seen. A huge shout out to both Brooke Cameron and Monica Ogden for absolutely stunning performances!” —Darcy L.

Under the direction of improviser and storyteller Dave Morris, Paper Street Theatre Co. creates improvisation that feels like pure theatre. By studying great playwrights and theatrical styles and performing them with no script, they set out to change what people often perceive improvisation to be. Paper Street Theatre has performed at Festivals around the world, including Vancouver, London, and Amsterdam. They have won multiple awards for their innovative style of improvisation. www.paperstreettheatre.ca

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PAPER STREET THEATRE CO.  |  DIRECTED BY DAVE MORRIS PERFORMED BY DAVE MORRIS, BROOKE CAMERON, AND MONICA OGDEN (VICTORIA, BC) RATED: PG  |  LENGTH: 60 MINUTES, NO INTERMISSION

“This is amazing ... and continued to be so straight through to the end.” —Shanye Grec, slam poet artsgabriola.ca

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST |  7:00 pm

Pete Seeger’s

The Incompleat Folksinger

“… beautiful tunes, accomplished storytelling, and an immense heart. The Other Guys Theatre Company has a hit on their hands ...” —Janis La Couvée

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THE OTHER GUYS THEATRE COMPANY  |  DIRECTED BY ROSS DESPREZ ADAPTED FOR STAGE BY ROSS DESPREZ AND MARK HELLMAN PERFORMED BY MARK HELLMAN (LADYSMITH, BC) RATED: PG (ADULT THEMES)  |  LENGTH: 120 MINS, WITH INTERMISSION Pete Seeger was a folk singer, political activist, and a key figure in the mid20th century American folk music revival. He sang in defense of the poor, the oppressed, and the exploited; and always to enliven and encourage, to delight, and to tell tales. The Incompleat Folksinger shares, in Seeger’s own words and music, his inspirations, conflicts, his favourite songs and stories, and the kind of learning that comes from listening carefully. “Participation,” Seeger wrote. “That’s what’s going to save the human race.” “This show, an old-style hootenanny, will get you humming and singing and clapping and tearing-up at just the right times: you’ll thank yourself for taking it in.” —Baird Blackstone, BrokenLegReviews “... Hellman shines as a musician … I can’t remember a play that had me singing along so much.” —Kathleen Oliver, Georgia Straight Mark Hellman is an actor, improviser, musician, composer, puppeteer, director, and creator whose professional career spans 30 years. In the last decade he has created and produced solo works, including school-based events combining storytelling, music, and mass audience participation, and street performances combining installation, puppetry, Shakespeare, and audience interaction. His current solo project is based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. www.otherguystheatre.ca

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Festival in the Hub: continued...

Raffle Big prizes and more ways to support the arts on Gabriola! There will be one draw before each evening mainstage show. Get your tickets early at the ticket booth or from our roving volunteers!

Coastal Community Credit Union

Outdoor Stage

Enjoy a mix of Gabriolan musicians on this year’s outdoor stage! Some of the best music you’ll see on a FREE stage. For performer details and updates to the schedule, check www.artsgabriola.ca

★  THE KEN CAPON MEMORIAL MARCHING BAND  ★  THE HERMITS  ★ ★  HALE & HEARTY  ★  PILKEY SISTERS  ★ FLUTE COCKTAIL  ★ ★   PAUL GELLMAN  ★   JAKE GALBRAITH  ★   SNAKE ISLAND RAILROAD  ★ ★  THE LUNDSMEN  ★  DANIEL PETERSEN  ★  THE BIG MESS  ★ ★  STAR BREDT AND JEREMY MCDONALD  ★  LINDSAY ROBERTSON  ★ ★  VOODOO DAVE AND ESTHER MONCRIEFF  ★  MAD FOR JOY  ★

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Visitor Survey

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The Gabriola Arts Council Thanks:

Thank you to Folklife Village and Village Food Market for their continued support of the Gabriola Arts Council and our programs. Thanks to all of the local businesses and organizations that support this festival and put up with our mid-summer hijinks. We extend a huge thank you to our volunteers and coordinators! We could not do it without you! Coordinators: Gary Holmes, Barb Russell, Lynn van Herwaarden, Rob Hellenius, Esther Moncrieff, Jules O’Donnell, Amy Block, Lucas Hall, Chelsea Hall, Fred Apstein Festival Coordinator: Alina Cerminara Brochure Design: Tim Gambrill

Festival Director: Barb Russell GAC Executive Director: Michelle Benjamin

The Gabriola Arts Council would like to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia GABRIOLA LIONS CLUB

Supporting the Arts on Gabriola

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Festival at a Glance

Thursday, August 18  9:00 am

Workshop: TJ Dawe, Lindsay Robertson

Arts & Heritage Centre

 8:00 pm

Toga Launch Cabaret

Check website for location

Friday, August 19 10:30 am

Human Library

Gabriola Library

 1:00 pm

Opening Ceremonies

Festival Hub

 2:30 pm

Cocktail Party at the End of Time

Antony Holland Mainstage

 5:00 pm

A Fashionable Tale Fashion Show

Festival Hub

 6:00 pm

ta ra ra boom

Festival Hub

 7:00 pm

Never the Last

Antony Holland Mainstage

 8:15 pm

ta ra ra boom

Festival Hub

 9:30 pm

Marathon

Antony Holland Mainstage

10:30 pm

ta ra ra boom

Festival Hub

10:30 pm

Bacchae’s Lair—Curtain Call Club

Hive Emporium

Saturday, August 20  9:00 am

Lions Pancake Breakfast

Festival Hub

10:00 am

Kids Corner

Festival Hub

10:00 am

Street Art!

Lockinvar Lane

11:30 am

Youth Performance

Festival Hub

12:30 pm

Gruff

Antony Holland Mainstage

 2:30 pm

Human Library

Gabriola Library

 6:00 pm

ta ra ra boom

Festival Hub

 7:00 pm

Grandpa ’n Me

Antony Holland Mainstage

 8:30 pm

ta ra ra boom

Festival Hub

 9:30 pm

Campground

Antony Holland Mainstage

Sunday, August 21  9:00 am

Lions Pancake Breakfast

Festival Hub

10:00 am

Kids Corner

Festival Hub

10:00 am

Street Fair!

Lockinvar Lane

12:00 pm

Hats Off to You: A Storytime!

Gabriola Library

 2:30 pm

The Handmade Tale

Antony Holland Mainstage

 7:00 pm

Pete Seeger's The Incompleat Folksinger Antony Holland Mainstage

“ You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” —Plato


Gabriola

8

th annual

Theatre Festival 2016

August 18 – 21

FOUR DAYS

EIGHT SHOWS

EPIC FUN!


Gabriola Theatre Festival