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Stories Of The Alphabet Community
June 11 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 amFree
The acronym LGBTQ+ is growing real quick y’all! Buckle up ‘cuz almost all the letters of the alphabet (and some numbers too) represent someone.
WHICH LETTER ARE YOU?
Stroll down Main St Newmarket and experience multidisciplinary stores reflecting the barriers and beauty of queerness.
2pm @ Newmarket Public Library
The Collaborative Canvas – Discover storytelling through soundscapes and visuals as you pick up a paintbrush (optional) and co-create art inspired by your surroundings. Share your own story through colourful expression with an ending integration into a short play by Dante Amo.
The Prince of Grey Island is written by 17 year old, emerging playwright Dante Amo, and is inspired by the song “A Gay Disney Prince” because as we know there are not any gay Disney Prince’s yet. Written under the mentorship of playwright Hanlon McGregor and as a part of Thatz Showbiz’s “3 Plays In 30 Days” virtual theatre festival.
CONTENT WARNING: Please be advised, this play contains scenes that some may find triggering including instances of homophobia, homophobic violence, strained parental relationships, violence that results in death, premeditated harm and two jump scares. Audience discretion is advised.
3pm @ Cardinal Press Espresso Bar
Singlejoy: Join Karina Milech in a local café for challah bread and wine, (aka grape juice) as she guides you through a Jewish Sabbath Dinner. Be prepared to participate in the rituals as Milech shares her experience of being single in a Jewish family. Audiences will be invited to share phrases that have been said to them about their own identity through anonymous creative writing prompts. Some statements will end up in the show!
3:45pm @ Parking lot TBA
Home Again – Mosey over to a parking lot as actors perform in and around a car. A woman reunites with her high school bestie after they’ve both gone through intense experiences and find themselves reminiscing on a road trip to the dessert. Written by Edmonton playwright, Calla Wright. This play deals with strong themes, ages 14+ recommended.
4:30pm @ Cachet Supper Club
I Wish I Were A Penguin – In this interactive playreading, a gay couple visits an aquarium and notices two male penguins taking care of their young. A woman screams at them for holding hands, but she quickly gets called out on her homophobia. We learn that humans are not only gay, but animals are as well.
Apollo Saraga wrote this play in 2020 during middle school. They are now an author/songwriter in grade nine and a Vocal major at Earl Haig Secondary School. They are honoured to present this play at SOTAC.