Playwright of Dear Rita
Raised in: Cape Breton, NS
For the Centre: Debut
Theatre: Playwright – Tompkinsville (EFT; Oakville Centre); Toronto Adventures (Festival Antigonish; Grand Bank), Actor (TNB; Classic Theatre; Festival Antigonish)
TV/Film: Writer/Researcher (Cash Cab; Animania) Actor/Journalist (Murdoch Mysteries; You Can DO It!; DNTO)
lindsaykyte.com: Rita MacNeil’s songs are the musical prayers of our people. Thank you, Wade Langham, for the honour of telling this story.
BASED IN: Tkaronto/Toronto, ON FOR THE CENTRE: Debut. Shaina is a Dora-award winning actor, musician, writer, and songwriter. FAVOURITE ACTING ROLES INCLUDE: Charlotte (Charlotte: A Tri-Colour Play with Music – Theaturtle, European Tour); Juliet (Romeo & Juliet – Citadel Theatre); Toba (Chasse Galerie – Soulpepper/Storefront Theatre, MyTheatre Award Nomination Outstanding Performance/ Dora Award-Best Ensemble). She is also the lead singer/songwriter for electro-pop band Ghost Caravan (CBC song of the week). UPCOMING: she will be co-writing and starring in new digital series Less Than Kosher (Filmcoop/ HighballTV). — @shainasb
HOURS OF OPERATION
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Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
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What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
HURRICANE FIONA UPDATE
All Confederation Centre of the Arts operations and programs are closed until further notice. A further update will be provided by Wednesday as recovery efforts continue.
The Centre is running on generator power and is open as a warming centre in collaboration with the city. The public is welcome between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. to warm up and charge devices.