George RygaCampbell RygaEveryone Can Sing with Ann Mortifee Sep 2, 2016
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The first annual Marginal Arts Festival will be held at venues throughout Summerland on the Labour Day long weekend, September 1-3, 2016. This festival is inspired by the renowned Canadian playwright George Ryga, whose plays championed those marginalized by society.

This year’s launch will showcase acclaimed musicians, stimulating literary events, and workshops on acting, writing, and singing!

Our headliner is none other than international jazz sensation Campbell Ryga, who grew up in Summerland, and is a Grammy-nominee and three-time Juno Award-winner.

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The first annual Marginal Arts Festival will be held at venues throughout Summerland on the Labour Day long weekend, September 1-3, 2016. This festival is inspired by the renowned Canadian playwright George Ryga, whose plays championed those marginalized by society.

This year’s launch will showcase acclaimed musicians, stimulating literary events, and workshops on acting, writing, and singing!

Our headliner is none other than international jazz sensation Campbell Ryga, who grew up in Summerland, and is a Grammy-nominee and three-time Juno Award-winner.

What We Offer

Building Blocks of Acting with Heather DaviesBuilding Blocks of Acting with Heather Davies

Explore a broad range of approaches to acting, directing and text. An award-winning director and teacher, Heather will cover such topics as active listening, acting and reacting, playing with imagery, discovering character and acting with honesty.

2 days: Thursday and Saturday, September 1 and 3, 10 am – 1 pm

Registration forms are available on our website, marginalarts.ca, or at our office, 9525 Wharton Street.

Campbell Ryga Jazz ConcertCampbell Ryga Jazz Concert

Saturday, Sept 3, 7 pm, Centre Stage Theatre: Grammy nominee and three-time Juno Award-winning sax player and recording artist Campbell Ryga returns home with his sensational ensemble for a very rare performance. 

Tickets are available for $22 or $11 for students under 21 at eventbrite.ca, 9525 Wharton Street, or the Summerland Visitors' Centre.

Concert in the Park

Saturday, Sept 3, 12 - 4:30 pm, Memorial Park: Free Concert! – Four hours of sunshine and song from three spectacular BC bands, featuring roots, blues, jazz, and country.

This concert is free due to our sponsors and donors.

Creative Non-Fiction with Mark Leiren-YoungCreative Non-Fiction with Mark Leiren-Young

If you want to write about your life, what’s the best medium How do you choose which stories to tell? Famed journalist, playwright and filmmaker, Mark has written comic memoirs, environmental books and films; he will dissect the pitfalls and rewards of working with various genres and media.

Friday, September 2, 10:15 am -1 pm

Registration forms are available on our website, marginalarts.ca, or at our office, 9525 Wharton Street.

Everyone Can Sing with Ann MortifeeEveryone Can Sing with Ann Mortifee

Celebrated Canadian singer Ann Mortifee offers some simple techniques to support your ability to sing with confidence and ease. “The more centred we are in our own bodies,” she says, “the more stable and resonant our voices become.”

Friday, September 2, 10 am -1 pm

Registration forms are available on our website, marginalarts.ca, or at our office, 9525 Wharton Street.

George Ryga Tribute & Quit Your Day Job! George Ryga Tribute & Quit Your Day Job!

Friday, Sept 2, 7 pm, Centre Stage Theatre: A tribute to George Ryga, followed by a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enjoy song, comedy, musical performances, dance, the spoken word, and much more from the Valley's best entertainers. 

Tickets are available for $12 or $6 for students under 21 at eventbrite.ca, 9525 Wharton Street, and the Summerland Visitors' Centre.

Leanna Brodie: PlayreadingLeanna Brodie: Playreading

Leanna Brodie’s plays and translations have been produced across Canada, as well as in the USA, the UK and New Zealand. She writes about struggles in rural communities, often based on historical events. She was this year’s recipient of the George Ryga Scholarship to work on her latest commission, Turbulence, at the Banff Centre.

Ms. Brodie will be reading from The Vic, about the search for a woman who disappeared at the edge of a city; from The Book of Esther, a moving coming-of-age and coming-out story set against the farm debt crisis of 1981; and from Schoolhouse, which examines the struggles of a freshly minted teacher with a juvenile delinquent.

This playreading takes place at the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, and is free due to a generous grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council.

Mark Leiren-Young: PlayreadingMark Leiren-Young: Playreading

Author, filmmaker, satirist and playwright, Mark Leiren-Young began his career as a reporter in the Cariboo, the subject of his first book Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. He went on to write for Maclean’s, TIME, The Hollywood Reporter, Walrus and many other publications. A passionate environmentalist, he wrote The Green Chain: Nothing Is Ever Clear Cut and made it into a feature film. His latest book, The Killer Whale Who Changed the World, will be published on the day of this reading.

Mark Leiren-Young is the author of several widely produced plays. He will be reading from his most controversial script, Shylock, and also from his recently completed piece, Bar Mitzvah Boy. As the reading is a part of the Marginal Arts Festival, Mr. Leiren-Young will discuss his unproduced script called The Ecstasy of George Ryga.

This playreading takes place at the Summerland branch of the Okanagan Regional Library, and is free due to a generous grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada and the Canada Council.

Other People's Stories with Leanna BrodieOther People's Stories with Leanna Brodie

Learn how to read as a playwright and how to “evoke powerfully the voices of others, while remaining true to your own.” A widely produced dramatist, Leanna will offer techniques to bring documentary material to life and discuss practical and ethical questions of the theatre.

Saturday, September 3, 10:15 am – 1 pm

Registration forms are available on our website, marginalarts.ca, or at our office, 9525 Wharton Street.

Outspoken!Outspoken!

Thursday, Sept 1, 7 pm, Summerland Waterfront Resort: Enjoy colourful performances of poetry and stories accompanied by music, all in a coffee-house-style environment.

Tickets are available for $6 at eventbrite.ca, 9525 Wharton Street, and the Summerland Visitors' Centre.

Your Story, Your Voice with Deborah WilliamsYour Story, Your Voice with Deborah Williams

Bring a personal story and this two day workshop will turn you into a performer. Internationally renowned storyteller and Summerland native, Deborah promises a challenging experience that "will be loads of fun and will change your life.”

2 days: Tuesday & Wednesday, August 23 & 24, 10 am – 3 pm

Registration forms are available at our website, marginalarts.ca, or at our office, 9525 Wharton Street.

Sep 3, 2016

Campbell Ryga Jazz Concert

Campbell Ryga returns home to Summerland with his sensational ensemble for a truly unforgettable jazz concert at Centre Stage Theatre.

Event Date: September 3rd, 2016 - 07:00pm

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