Authors Articles by Sarah McNeilly

Articles by Sarah McNeilly

Sarah McNeilly
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Sarah McNeilly is an artist, an academic, and an arts administrator. Though it would seem Sarah chooses occupations beginning only with the letter "A", she has become a contributor to kawarthaNOW in order to debunk that silly theory. Sarah has reluctantly created an Instagram account, where she promises to eventually debut her very first selfie. You can follow her there @manically.hers or on Twitter @mick_neely. You can also contact her via email at
"We need to see colour on stage." Beau Dixon and Virgilia Griffith perform in Toronto's Tarragon Theatre's "Harlem Duet" in 2018. In his new role as artistic associate at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook, Dixon will assist the outdoor theatre company to establish a talent bank of racialized artists, uncover local racialized stories, and liaise with racialized community partners. (Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann)

Award-winning artist Beau Dixon joins 4th Line Theatre to help with inclusivity and diversity

In his artistic associate role, Dixon will assist the Millbrook theatre company develop a talent bank of racialized artists, uncover local racialized stories, and more.
On December 11 and 12, 2020, Lindsay Little Theatre will present "A Night of One Act Plays", an evening of COVID-safe dinner theatre at Pie Eyed Monk Brewery in Lindsay. Pictured from front to back and left to right are the cast and crew: Tarina Koty, Reece David, Marion Bays, Kathryn Wooldridge-Condon, Nate Copeland, Logan Gerzymisch, Carolyn Koty, and Will Bowyer. Not pictured: Collin Dusome. (Photo courtesy of Lindsay Little Theatre)

A recipe for success: Lindsay Little Theatre and Pie Eyed Monk Brewery team up...

COVID-safe 'A Night of One Act Plays' on December 11 and 12 features a three-course meal and two comedies by Norm Foster.
Kate Story and Ryan Kerr perform "Love in the Time of Covid" in the parking lot behind The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough in early October 2020. The small not-for-profit black-box theatre, which has been closed since the pandemic began, is raising funds to make it through the pandemic with the support of local businesses along with Public Energy Performing Arts. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Raise a glass to local theatre and donate your empties to The Theatre On...

Eight local restaurants will also support the 'Toast TTOK!' fundraising drive by donating all their empties on Giving Tuesday on December 1.
Poet Justin Million, the 2020 Downtown Artist in Residence, performing at "An Afternoon of Spoken Word & Poetry #2" outside The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough on November 7, 2020. The event was part of Artsweek SHIFT: Downtown, which Million curated, and featured poets and spoken word artists including Jon Hedderwick, Elizabeth Jenkins, Shaun Phua, Nick Taylor, and more. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Local poet Justin Million becomes downtown Peterborough’s first artist in residence

Million will work out of Madderhouse Textile Studios and also provide arts awareness and participation opportunities.
Tristan Nugent, an Indigenous student at Trent University who participated in the 'Breaking Down Stereotypes' photo-based community art project. Created by Trent's First Peoples House of Learning with photographs by Annie Sakkab, the series features different students raising and refuting commonly encountered racist comments, racial microaggressions, and misconceptions about Indigenous peoples. (Photos by Annie Sakkab)

You don’t look like an Indian: Trent University students break down Indigenous stereotypes

'Breaking Down Stereotypes' photo-based community art project from First Peoples House of Learning on display at Artspace in Peterborough until November 14.
Like many live performance venues, Lindsay Little Theatre at 55 George Street West in Lindsay has not seen any box office revenues since the pandemic hit. To keep the doors open for the day when live theatre can resume, the community theatre group has been running as series of small fundraising campaigns in partnership with local businesses and charities. (Photo: Lindsay Little Theatre)

Lindsay Little Theatre gets creative to keep the doors open during the pandemic

Community theatre group has been busy running many small fundraisers in partnership with local businesses and charities.
Although In From The Cold, Peterborough's favourite annual Christmas concert, will not take place at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre this year due to the pandemic, organizers will be selecting a "best of" selection of songs from 20 years of past concerts. In From The Cold "At Home" will be broadcast and streamed on Trent Radio 92.7 FM on December 11 and 12, 2020. Over the last 20 years, the concert has raised more than $140,000 for Peterborough's YES Shelter for Youth and Families, and listeners will be encouraged to donate to YES this year. (Photo: In From The Cold / Facebook)

Listen to the best of 20 years of Peterborough’s ‘In From The Cold’ Christmas...

The year's annual fundraiser for YES Shelter for Youth and Families will be broadcast and streamed on Trent Radio thanks to the late John Muir.
Maquettes (preliminary scale models) of the two sculptures to be installed as public art in the Rain Garden south of Maryboro Lodge (home of the Fenelon Museum) in Fenelon Falls. "Portage", a bronze work by Madoc artist James C. Smith that's an homage to the location's history as a portage and gathering area of First Nations peoples, features three life-sized bronze canoe paddle figures participating in a portage. "River Grove", a work in glass and steel by Apsley artist Susan Rankin, is a nod to the region’s forests and logging history and features a series of colourful towers six to eight feet tall. (Photos courtesy of Fenelon Arts Committee)

Fenelon Arts Committee raising funds for two new public artworks in Fenelon Falls

Life-sized sculptures by two regional artists to be installed in the Rain Garden south of Maryboro Lodge.
A compilation of photos from 4th Line Theatre's original outdoor production "Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales". The Halloween-themed show runs from October 20 to 30, 2020 at the Winslow Farm in Millbrook. (Photos: Wayne Eardley / Brookside Studio)

4th Line Theatre conjures theatre-magic with ‘Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales’

Original outdoor Halloween production runs from October 20 to 30 at Winslow Farm in Millbrook.
A 2018 promotional photo for Peterborough's improv and sketch comedy troupe LLAADS, whose name was a acronym of the first names of its six members: Lindsay Unterlander, Adam Wilkinson, Luke Foster, Dan Smith, and Sarah McNeilly. The second "A", Adam Martignetti, is behind the camera. The troupe, which has now disbanded, is donating its savings to The Theatre on King, LLAADS' pre-pandemic performance home. (Photo: Adam Martignetti)

Peterborough’s LLAADS sketch comedy troupe disbands and donates $1,000 to The Theatre on King

Local performers donate funds they had saved for travel and festival fees to their former theatrical home.

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