Blank Stage: Performances from the Porch

On September 11 & 12, the museum is proud to present a dynamic outdoor event celebrating diversity, self-expression and communal growth.

Blank Stage: Performances from the Porch gives rise to many different voices of our community, together to deliver theatre and music in its innumerable forms (song, spoken word, poetry and storytelling) under a unifying theme: Transition.  We invite you and yours to gather on the museum grounds to enjoy performances taking place from the museum’s porch. Audiences will be safely distanced.  Locally brewed Jobsite beer and delicious wine (Friday and Saturday night only) and non-alcohol beverages will be available for sale.
Event Producer: Breanne Ritchie

Friday, September 11 | 6pm doors open, 7pm performance
$40 general or $30 for arts workers

Jenn Colella
Chilina Kennedy  
Eric Charbonneau
Graham Hargrove
Heather McGuigan
Trevor Patt
Jade Repeta
Peter Dixon
Scott Beaudin
Blythe Wilson


Our Saturday matinee and evening Performances from the Porch will include completely original work in a wide range of artistic practices. We are honoured to provide this platform to amplify and uplift voices of IBPOC and LGBTQQIP2SAA artists with a focus on representation & inclusion of all communities and people. Come with an open heart to receive a cultural perspective you may not have experienced before and be truly entertained!

Saturday, Sept 12 | 2pm

Patsyanne Day, stories and songs from an Indigenous knowledge keeper
Robert Ball, original music and poetry
Marion Adler, a musical memoir
Robert McQueen, reading of a new work
Edwin Wentworth, original songs on banjo & poetry

Saturday MATINEE Tickets:

SEP 12 | 2pm SEP 12 2pm Arts Worker

Saturday, Sept 12 | 7pm

Nicole Joy-Fraser, Hand Drum songs
Michael Esposito with Trevor Patt, Jade Repeta and Kristina Esposito, select songs & readings from a new musical screenplay
Sadie Berlin, spoken word
Chelsea Preston & Cam Reed, folk duo

Saturday EVENING Tickets:

SEP 12 | 7pm SEP 12 | 7pm Arts Worker

Questions or for more information: Megan Patterson, Manager of Education and Programs:

A special thank you to our Event Producer: Breanne Ritchie