PEERS Alliance is proud to partner with PridePEI to host the 5th Annual OUTspoken Poetry Slam as part of the 2020 PEI Pride Festival. Come hang out with us at The Mack Theatre on Tuesday July 28th, at 7pm as we celebrate our communities’ diverse vigor through inclusive, poetic storytelling.
Pride was born during a revolution. 51 years ago in Greenwich Village, New York, members of the queer BIPOC community (most notably, Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson) had enough of police brutality towards the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and took a stand that was felt the world over. In honour of their courage and tenacity, we ask our slam poets to examine within their pieces what queer sexual liberation and justice means to them.
We welcome folks from all decades, all backgrounds, all genders and no genders, to join us as we recount tales of blossoming desires, audacious defiance, and sheer strength in the face of adversities.
Slam Poetry is not a passive experience. Slam Poetry stomps its feet and rattles the bars of complicity to create movements that challenge the status quo.
Due to limited seating and Covid-19 restrictions, interested audience members will be required to pre-register in groups of 4 with PEERS Alliance.
Masks and hand sanitizer will be required upon entry, let’s keep each other safe during this Pride season.
Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.
The Story of Confederation
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Closed Sunday)
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.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: