Volume 76, Number 25
Published May 31, 2022
Queer and trans playwriting unit first of its kind
A consortium of theatre companies across Canada are collaborating to create the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit (NQTPU). A first of its kind in Canada, the initiative encourages 2SLGBTQ+ theatre artists in their early to mid-career stages to submit their work for consideration before July 5. Five Canadian artists will be chosen to participate in the program that begins in September.
A retro big top throwback
Winnipeg’s own acrobatic company The Street Circus will showcase THROWBACK: A Retro Circus Experience at the Gas Station Arts Centre on June 17 and 18.
Bring your sweet tooth, Winnipeg!
Winnipeg VegFest, which has brought its annual vegan food festival to local restaurants since 2016, wants the city to indulge its sweet tooth. VegFest’s second annual all-vegan dessert festival, Sugar Rush!, runs from June 18 to 25 at participating locations across Winnipeg.
Flying in the face of stereotypes
Challenging character stereotypes, normalizing mental-health struggles and a pure love for the horror genre all shine through in David A. Robertson’s Version Control, the second installment of the local author’s graphic-novel trilogy The Reckoner Rises.
Critipeg: Fire of Love
Plays at Cinematheque Aug. 19 to Sept. 4