Theatre and Scugog history come together in Pine Grove Plots

Theatrical cemetery walks come to Scugog this summer with the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation

Learn more at our public engagement session on March 26th

Theatre 3×60 is pleased to announce the launch of a new theatrical cemetery walk program, Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For, made possible with the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. Through Pine Grove Plots, Theatre 3×60 is supporting the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to enrich people’s lives through arts, culture and heritage and this initiative is helping the preservation and animation of cultural heritage.

Working with Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 will deliver an educational and interactive program to create original theatrical vignettes, based on local heritage events and people. These vignettes will be performed onsite through the summer, in Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery, as part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming. Through the project, both participants and audiences will learn more of the area’s heritage and the final vignettes will be captured in a documented script, for future use by the Historical Society.

The public is encouraged to take part in the project in several ways, and are invited to an open information engagement session on Sunday March 26, 1:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives. This session is the first of three phases and offers an opportunity to learn more about the project and how to become involved. The second phase focuses on the creation of the vignettes and will see participants taking part in playwriting workshops in April & May to develop the vignettes under the guidance of local playwright, Graeme Powell and Theatre 3×60 artistic director, Carey Nicholson. In the final, performance-based phase, starting in May, participants will rehearse and develop the scripts for public performances in July and August under the direction of Theatre 3×60 company member, Michael Serres. Theatre 3×60 encourages anyone interested in either theatre or local history to come and participate in any of the three phases. Previous theatre experience is not necessary.

The open public information session takes place Sunday, March 26, 1:00 pm at the Heritage Centre and Archives, second floor of the Scugog arena, 1655 Reach Street, Port Perry. For further questions or more details please contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327 or by email at info@theatre3x60.ca.

 

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