The 24th edition of the WILDSIDE FESTIVAL is up and running!
Four of the five Wildside shows have opened and are now streaming 24/7 from their individual web pages: Whiteface Cabaret, Black Balloon: Leila, 453 St-Francois-Xavier, and Night Cows.
Read the reviews on Westmountmag.ca
BLACK BALLOON: LEILA AND WHITEFACE CABARET
By Faith Langston
MOONCOW THEATRE CO’S NIGHT COWS AND THE BAKERY’S SKIN
By Jacqueline van de Geer
LIVE Streamed @ Centaur
Every night this week, Leslie Baker’s 4-part live stream, SKIN, premiers a new episode at 8 pm, Monday Jan. 18th through Thursday Jan. 21st. The four episodes will repeat in the same order Monday Jan. 25 through Thursday Jan. 28 and all four episodes, wrapped into one, will be online from January 29th to 31st .
Catalyst @ Centaur – Meet the Future!
We’re saving the newest addition to the festival for the closing weekend. Saturday and Sunday Jan. 30th and 31st at 2pm, tune in to Catalyst @ Centaur on YouTube / Facebook / Catalyst webpage. Each afternoon, four playwrights will read excerpts from their works-in-progress receiving dramaturgical support through Centaur’s Catalyst initiative, followed by a short interview with Wildside curator, Rose Plotek.
“Best of all, in the short term, a streaming — and entirely free — version of their annual [Centaur Theatre’s] Wildside Festival is being presented from Jan. 12 to 31, including ‘five fresh, hot-off-the-press creations, each with a uniquely distinct lens on the world today.”
-Lorraine Carpenter explores “theatre from the edge”. Cult MTL
Wildside takes over the airwaves on CKUT 90.3FM‘s UPSTAGE for two consecutive weeks as host Sarah Deshaies talks to Wildside curator, Rose Plotek, and two Wildside creators:
“People can go on this journey that is fantastical.”
– Katey Wattam, Night Cows (CKUT interview)
“Ultimately it’s about how to have a meaningful life.”
– Leslie Baker, SKIN (CKUT interview)
Let’s GO CBC
Radio-Canada Culture Club
“Ne boudez pas votre plaisir. Allez faire un tour…vous serez charmés.”
“C’est magnifique[…]carrément hypnotisant” – Night Cows
“Vraiment original […]une excellente conception sonore et réalisation.” – 453 St-François-Xavier
Ariana Cipriani, Radio-Canada Culture Club