Finding it difficult to stay creative this summer? Each week, join Associate Artistic Director Sophia Fabiilli and Company Manager Marta McDonald of the Thousand Islands Playhouse as they share a drink and speak to actors, directors, and designers about using their creativity at home during the pandemic. If you have a passion for art and theatre, and want to get creative yourself, this At Home Edition is for you!
Liam Karry: The Kick & Push Festival
The Kick & Push Festival launches this week offering 3 weeks of socially-distanced performances across Kingston, ON. Artistic Producer Liam Karry discusses this year's festival and how their mission of innovation continues amidst the pandemic.
Brett Christopher and Marta McDonald: Music on the Block
The Thousand Islands Playhouse hosts Music on the Block this month with free outdoor concerts across Gananoque each weekend. Managing Artistic Director Brett Christopher and podcast host and Company Manager Marta McDonald discuss the series of events, what to expect, and the important impetus behind Music on the Block.
Richard Lam: Pandemic Jams
Actor and musician Richard Lam appeared at TIP last season in The New Canadian Curling Club and was slated to perform in Once this summer. Listen in to hear how Richard is turning his pandemic lemons into lemonade and channeling his creative energy into his band, James King and the Midnight Hours, as they prepare to record their first album.
Deanna H. Choi: Well-Tuned Cyclist
Deanna is an award-winning sound designer and composer who was slated to work on The Music Man this season. Listen in to hear about Deanna's intricate work behind-the-scenes and how she uses cycling to tune out the chaos of the pandemic.
Kwaku Adu-Poku and Emerjade Simms: Artful Activists
Actors Kwaku Adu-Poku and Emerjade Simms appeared in the National Art Centre's workshop of Audrey Dwyer's Calpurnia at TIP this winter, and Kwaku was returning to perform in Perfect Wedding. We spoke to them about Black Lives Matter and the benefits of using Instagram for sharing resources, fueling their activism, and refueling their spirits.
Lucy McPhee: Secret Sewer
Stage manager Lucy McPhee worked at TIP twice last season and was returning to work on Perfect Wedding in 2020. Though COVID has put a pin in her plans, Lucy's making the most of it by sewing her own clothes using her grandmother's avocado green sewing machine.