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Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists

June 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:15 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

An event every week that begins at 9:30 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 15, 2019

$15 – $60

Sage Theatre Presents

Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists

June 12th – June 15th

 

 

 

Shows are being performed in both the Victor Mitchell Theatre and the Joyce Doolittle Theatre nightly.

 

 


Performance Series: FEAST

Location: Pumphouse – Victor Mitchell Theatre

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Our performance series is full of scrumptious art!

With Brit Michelle Repper as Stage Manager.

In this Feast of work, we have:

Improv: The Rovers

The Rovers will be presenting a long form improvised format, Poetry Night. The night will be filled with improvised poems and improvised scenes inspired by those poems, as the Rovers take you on a journey sure to entertain.

Dance: Everything, Nothing

by Cindy Ansah

With: Cindy Ansah (she/her) and Lauren Brady (she/her)

Everything, Nothing is a seminal dance work that was first performed as a solo in Triple Bill Weekends in April 2019, taking its cue from Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things. The dance piece analyses the way material objects attract our attention and call us in, enabling us to respond, interact and connect to inanimate objects. Considering instances such as window shopping, hoarding, and littering, the piece disrupts the perception of “it” and “things” as separate from and irrelevant to “us” and “beings.” Everything, Nothing encourages a collective questioning of habitual thinking by embracing, not only how you move objects but how objects move you.


Performance Series: BANQUET

Location: Pumphouse – Joyce Doolittle Theatre

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Our performance series is full of scrumptious art!

In this Banquet, we have:

Improv: Screamy Linguine

We do so hope you enjoy scary stories, because the Lovecraft Twins adore them more than—dare we say it?—life itself. Lock yourself in a crypt-dark room and hear never-before-told tales of the macabre, the twisted, and the supernatural. No one has ever heard these stories before, but you will never forget them.

Interdisciplinary

Here is a brave pair of artists creating fresh new work for you!

Ambassador of Happiness, by Kristy Benz (she/her) & Victoria Banner (she/her)


Performance Series: POTLUCK

Location: Pumphouse – Victor Mitchell Theatre

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Our performance series is full of scrumptious art!

With Brit Michelle Repper as Stage Manager.

In this Potluck arrangement, we have:

Improv: Push Button

A duo of female improvisers creating a mono-scene from suggestions given by the audience using an app from our phone.

Dance: Stripped

by Sarah Mitchell (she/her)

With: Reese Wilson (she/her), Alissa Lee (she/her), Megan Koch (she/her) and Samantha Ketsa (she/her)

Stripped focuses on the physical and psychological impacts overuse, oversexualization and improper training can have on youth populations. Utilizing text, humour, and pop culture references, Sarah Mitchell shares her research and lived experience with the harmful aftereffects of competitive dance pedagogy.

Dance: Tunnel Vision

by Elizabeth Ferns (she/her)

Tunnel Vision explores the notion of being stuck in a continuous loop on the thoughts that haunt us in the back of our minds. “I remained so much inside my head and ended up losing my mind” – Edgar Allen Poe


Performance Series: BUFFET

Location: Pumphouse – Joyce Doolittle Theatre

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 8:15 pm

Our performance series is full of scrumptious art!

In this Buffet, we have:

Theatre: The Donut Diaries

Inspired by a true story, of an arson set in a Dunkin’ Donuts in Shamokin, Pennsylvania inspired artists (high school students) from Western Canada High School to explore what might have happened..

Interdisplinary: 

Here are some brave pairs of artists creating fresh new work for you!

Byword, by James Avramenko (he/him) & Jackie Huskisson (she/her)

Surface Tension, by Audrey Lane & Tonja Bokkel


Theatre Series: Ya Burnt

by Kodie Rollan (he/him)

Location: Pumphouse – Joyce Doolittle

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 8:15 pm

An island festival. Social Media Influencers. The day after it all goes up in smoke. Ya Burnt is the phrase that defines how so many people feel about this event, the infamous Fyre Festival. It’s also the play that takes you inside of it.


Performance Series: TAPAS

Location: Pumphouse – Victor Mitchell Theatre

Wed, Jun 12th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 9:30 pm
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Our performance series is full of scrumptious art!

In this arrangement of Tapas, we have:

Theatre: Remaining Anonymous

by Jelena Minshall (she/her)

This production investigates the pressures society has placed on individuals to search for permanence and label relationships in search of security. These themes are explored by six characters as they grapple with the vulnerability and insecurity of enduring aspects of undefined relationships. The playwright designed this story to be as inclusive as possible to spectrums of gender and sexuality.

Dance: Imperfect Perfection

by Sasha Wilde (she/her)

Obsession with perfection. Why and how do imperfect creatures strive for the unattainable? What trials and tribulations do humans put themselves through in order to achieve this standard? IMPERFECT PERFECTION explores image; the juxtaposition between inward and outward perfection – being perfect vs appearing perfect. Is perfection a façade?

DanceBecause

by Abby Scott

With: Abby Scott (she/her) and Jessalyn Britton (she/her)

“I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”


Theatre Series: Wildfire Playwriting Competition Runner Up

Location: Pumphouse – Joyce Doolittle

Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Once again, Major Matt Mason brings the Wildfire Playwriting Competition to the IGNITE! Festival! Two plays, a winner and a runner-up, will get workshopping and a staged reading at the IGNITE! Festival!

This is the presentation of runner-up Jesse LaVercombe from Toronto, with his play Hallelujah, It’s Holly, or, A Judeo-Unitarian Verbatim Representation of the Rise
and Fall of Holly from Hamilton.


Theatre Series: We Will Tune It To A Whisper

Location: Pumphouse – Victor Mitchell Theatre

Thu, Jun 13th, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Fri, Jun 14th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 8:15 pm

A wild, interactive, and playful look at the ways technology has impacted our lives, for better and for worse


Theatre Series: Wildfire Playwriting Competition Winner

Location: Pumphouse – Joyce Doolittle

Sat, Jun 15th, 2019 at 9:30 pm

Once again, Major Matt Mason brings the Wildfire Playwriting Competition to the IGNITE! Festival! Two plays, a winner and a runner-up, will get workshopping and a staged reading at the IGNITE! Festival!

This is the presentation of winner Morgan Grau and his script Absolute F*cking Mayhem!

Details

Date:
June 14
Times:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cost:
$15 – $60
Website:
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=sts

Organizer

Sage Theatre
Phone:
(403) 264-7243
Email:
info@sagetheatre.com
Website:
http://sagetheatre.com/

Venue

Pumphouse Theatre
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T3C3P5 Canada
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Phone:
4032630079