We’ve got the stories, now it’s time to bring these tales from Scugog’s past into the present!
The first phase of Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is now complete. Pine Grove Plots: History To Die For is an original site specific, theatrical cemetery walk, taking place this summer in Prince Albert (Port Perry). Theatre 3×60 is working with the Lake Scugog Historical Society and the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create these theatrical vignettes through writing workshops, rehearsals and performances.
With the help of our community contributors and aspiring wordsmiths, we’ve workshopped 6 stories from local historian Paul Arculus’ book Pine Grove Cemetery. And there are some great stories of love, mishap, mystery and wrongdoing to tell! Playwright Graeme Powell is busy tweaking the scripts in preparation for phase two – final readings and rehearsals.
We’re now looking for actors to work with director Michael Serres to bring these stories to life and to perform on site at Pine Grove Cemetery this summer!
If you are interested in acting and history, this may be the perfect opportunity to build your acting skills and knowledge of Scugog heritage. We are looking for young adults and adults (ages 16 and up) for a variety of roles. Previous acting experience is helpful, but not required and level of involvement may be subject to the final number of, and specific roles available.
Rehearsals will be held on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through June in Port Perry. Not all performers will be needed at all rehearsals.
Performances will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery, Prince Albert alternate Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings on July 9, 19, 23, August 2, 6.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or contact project coordinator Amy Barron at (416) 627-3327.
Pine Grove Plots has been made possible in partnership with the Lake Scugog Historical Society and with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Scugog Council for the Arts and Arts at the Ascension.