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Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story

A spellbinding one-person musical about a Canadian Hero. Maurice Ruddick, an African Canadian, was awarded “Citizen of the Year” for saving the lives of his fellow workers after a historic mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1958. Actor Beau Dixon will recall the ...
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Having Hope: A Hand Drum Song Cycle

Through her gifts of song and hand drum, 60’s Scoop witness Nicole Joy-Fraser shares the reclamation of her Indigenous identity, her journey of healing, and her personal decolonization through the performing arts.Birthed from an invitation by her colleague and mentor Maja Ardal, Nicole thought if ...
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In Case We Disappear

In Case We Disappear is a series of poems, songs, and comedic anecdotes that “quickly tack between the humour in everyday minutia, and grand, heartfelt observations about big life questions.” (NOW Magazine).Vanessa Smythe has toured the show to sold-out houses through North America and the UK wh ...
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Smart

A compelling personal exploration of the romantic legend, passionate mother, and transcendent Canadian writer Elizabeth Smart.Elizabeth Smart wrote one of the most passionate accounts of romantic love in modern English literature but the real narrative of her life is far more complex. Smar ...
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These Are The Songs That I Sing When I’m Sad

In These Are The Songs That I Sing When I'm Sad, Jane Miller shares the songs that she turns to when she's blue, exploring the musical elements that make so many sad songs so addictive.Join this remarkable singer for an intimate and personal look at the bond we have with sorrowful songs, the stories ...
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Justice for Malindi Ayienga

If the #BlackLivesMatter movement doesn’t move you, maybe it’s not personal enough. If black bodies being brutalized are haunting your dreams, maybe you need some black JOY. Malindi Ayienga invites you to come as you are, she certainly will be. From the girl who on almost every report card, ...
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The Cure for Everything

Scotland, 1962.15-yr-old Elsa is full of teenage heartache and hungry to be part of the high school “in crowd”.But her world turns upside down when she comes home one day to news of the Cuban Missile Crisis.Hearing that this could be the start of World War 3, she resolves to live her life as fas ...
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E-Transfers

What do love and money have in common? They’re sometimes used recklessly, often desired, and – whether we like it or not – they are vital to our survival. Wyn (they/he), Emma (they/she), and Zein (they) are hustling within their digital trans community as they make, save, and spend these curre ...
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The Plural of She

Summary:A brand new mini-festival created and performed by women and feminine-identifying artists.Download the digital programThe Plural of She Program The Plural of She includes:HAVING HOPE: A HAND DRUM SONG CYCLECreated and Performed by Nicol ...
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