Time & Location
About the Event
PICinPEC is a free performance incubator camp run by Cultivate Education for Prince Edward County youth aged 12 to 17. Together as a group of 10 young artists and two lead artist-educators, we will engage in dramatic practice while developing a performance grounded in local place and people. This is PICinPEC's third summer in the County, where we have previously devised performances with young artists both online and in person.
Throughout our time together, we will develop our capacity in: improvisation, scene creation, scene writing, character development, acting, physical movement, directing, staging, wardrobe, props, site-specific theatre, verbatim theatre, and more!
This camp is for you if you're interested in playing, wondering, and storytelling alongside us, no matter how much experience you have in drama and theatre already.
Please note: everything we do throughout the week will be in accordance with local COVID-19 protocols.
When and where?
The camp will run from Monday, August 2nd until Friday, August 6th, from 10AM-4PM.
From Monday to Thursday, we will work from the beautiful grounds of The Eddie Hotel and Farm on Loyalist Parkway in Bloomfield, Ontario. We will also be at The Eddie for our final dress rehearsal and our performance(s) on Saturday, August 7th (timing TBD, please be free all day!).
On Friday, August 6th, if COVID protocols allow, we will be rehearsing at The Regent Theatre in downtown Picton. We will also have a movie night at The Regent on Friday evening.
Please note: we have the exciting opportunity to meet each other and attend a preview rehearsal performance of Beau Dixon's Beneath Springhill at 6:30PM on Tuesday, July 20th as part of the Festival Players Six Feet Festival. Please make sure you're free that evening—details to follow!
This camp experience takes place on the traditional lands of the Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) governed by the Crawford Purchase. Cultivate is committed to connecting in reciprocal ways with local Indigenous communities, organizations, storytellers, and Elders as we engage in the process of storytelling and performance on Turtle Island.
Cultivate is excited to partner with the Festival Players to be offering this camp experience again in 2021.
Cultivate is a youth-focused arts education collective. We believe in the power of young people as storytellers, artists, activists, and agents of change. Our two lead artist educators on this project are Brendon Allen and Amanda Merpaw. Visit our "Team" page to learn more about our backgrounds, experiences, and interests!