Step Back into History and Help Us Tell The Stories of Pine Grove Cemetery!

Join us for our first playbuilding workshop on April 18, 6:30 pm at the Scugog Heritage Centre

Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is a new theatrical cemetery walk program, made possible with the support of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant. Working with Paul Arculus and the Lake Scugog Historical Society, Theatre 3×60 is creating original theatrical vignettes based on unusual, and occasionally mysterious, local heritage events and people, specifically the inhabitants of Prince Albert’s Pine Grove Cemetery. These vignettes will be performed onsite this summer, as part of Theatre 3×60’s Port Perry Summer Theatre programming.

We are looking for participants for both phases of this unique community project!

In phase one, we’ll be creating the scripts based on actual historical events. We are holding playbuilding workshops and encourage anyone interested in either theatre or local history to come and take part. Previous theatre experience is not necessary and you are not required to attend all the workshops, which will be led by resident playwright Graeme Powell and artistic director, Carey Nicholson.

The first workshop session takes place on Tuesday, April 18th and will include a brief introduction to the project and the process. Workshops will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 pm, until mid May to develop and workshop script material on each of the selected stories. The workshops are informal and creative, and are a fun opportunity to learn more about local heritage and theatrical creative process at the roots. 

The second phase will see the scripts brought to life through the direction of Theatre 3×60 company member, Michael Serres. Again, we invite anyone interested in theatre or heritage to get involved as a performer. And again, previous theatre experience is not necessary. However, a commitment to attend rehearsals as required and to be available for performances is required. Rehearsals will take place Tuesdays and Thursdays, from late May to early July, with performances scheduled on alternating Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings through July and early August.

To sign up, ask further questions or get more details please contact project coordinator, Amy Barron (416) 627-3327, or at info@theatre3x60.ca.

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