THE CENTRE: A WFTW Virtual Show for the Rainbow Charity Network.
When we couldn’t get a theatre to go live with the festival this year, we decided it was time to reinvent the “virtual gala” fundraiser so we wrote a show within a show – think a long sketch – with the performances happening within. Sounds a bit weird, cuz it is! And hopefully crazy entertaining.
The cast includes Gavin Crawford (Because News), Carolyn Taylor (Baroness Von Sketch), Kate Rigg (Law and Order, New Amsterdam, Tales of the City), Juno nominated pop singer Shawnee Kinsh, with performances by some amazing queers known and unknown.
Shooting in July 2022
we’re funny that way® Performance Festival – Returns Sept. 2,3,4 for it’s first ever run in the beautiful town of Picton in the lovely wine country of Prince Edward County.
The festival opens with a gala on Friday Sept. 2 and continues with eight additional shows for the following two nights.
Starring Martha Chaves, Brandon Ash Mohammed, Heather Bambrick, The B-Girlz, Karen Williams, Alec Mapa and introducing James Tison!
If you’d like to be involved in the festival (sponsorship, volunteer, perform) please write us here we’d love to hear from you.
ROUGH TRADE THE MUSICAL
We are helping to develop Rough Trade the Musical along with in-person workshops and workshop production set for fall/winter 2022. This is happening because of a generous donation from The P. Austin Family Foundation.
ROUGH TRADE is full-length rock musical set in the gritty, glamorous 1980’s. It is based on the life of Canadian Rock Icon Carole Pope’s real life brother Howie, who moved to New York in the mid 80s in pursuit of rock n’ roll, sexual freedom and a new life. He lands in the middle of The AIDs crisis, becomes a founding member of ACT UP and tragically sacrifices his life for love.
Using the hits of Rough Trade, along with Canadian Songwriter Hall of famer Carole Pope’s newer compositions, the show examines the role we all play in remembering the ones we loved while advancing the causes they cared about the most. With incredible, glamorous 80s design elements bring to life the best looks and sounds of the 1980s, the show takes us back in time to an era wh.en art and activism coalesced around a global pandemic that robbed the world of thousands of our brothers, sisters and best friends.