WeirdBeard Troupe Launches Theatre Society
From:  | December 11, 2011 | News

Media Release: April 18, 2011

 
 

Sydney, NS – There is a new light (black light to be exact) about to focus on CBRM. The WeirdBeard Black Light Theatre troupe will hold its inaugural meeting Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm at the McConnell Library in Sydney. The troupe plans to produce an adapted version of The Three Little Pigs, featuring life-size puppets and lots of great music. Persons with Down Syndrome, who are interested in joining the group, are invited to attend this first Meet and Greet Session to learn more about the troupe and its mandate.

 

Organizers believe a theatre program will provide a sense of community, purpose, and fun for members. The black light format offers many opportunities to participate onstage or behind the scenes. The first meeting will provide the opportunity for persons with Down Syndrome and their families to meet the WeirdBeard organizers and learn more about the theatre program and how they may be able to participate.

 

Founding Member, Joanie Cunningham hopes the Down Syndrome community will want to join the society, “WeirdBeard Theatre is based on the renowned Famous PEOPLE Players, located in Toronto. Our participants will help develop the production, will work together to bring it to the stage, and will celebrate their accomplishments in the “big pay off” at the end by performing the show for the public.” Cunningham’s reasons for developing the program begin with her family, “My son, Nico, was born with Down Syndrome about 2 years ago. Since then, our family has had so much fun, so many belly laughs all the time. His outlook on life, already present at this early age, is truly enviable. I am hoping that the community we are pulling together will have just as much fun and will see this as an opportunity to be wildly creative as we work together to put on a fun show.”

 

The first Meet and Greet is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 7 – 9 pm in the Program Room of the McConnell Library in Sydney. All ages are welcome. A second meeting will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 12 – 1pm also at the McConnell Library.


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