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
Klusterfork's Linda Kash (top left) during a six-week improv intensive series on Zoom this past summer, when a group of 10 students enjoyed live and interactive online classes from Canadian enterainment industry pros including Ed Sahely, Andy Massingham, Jan Caruana, Herbie Barnes, and Lisa Merchant. For fall 2020, Klusterfork is offering more opportunities to learn from the pros through its LOL workshop series beginning October 5th and 6th. (Photo: Klusterfork)

Klusterfork’s fall online workshops give you the chance to learn from entertainment industry pros

Live and interactive Zoom classes on musical theatre, stand-up comedy, and improv begin October 5 and 6.
On Saturday, October 3rd, Bill Coleman will be performing his piece "Le Flâneur" in Millennium Park as part of Public Energy's The Pivot Series. The performance, with music by Curtis Driedger, will move through the park northwards from the Boathouse at the Silver Bean Cafe, following the railroad tracks and pausing at each crossing. It's one of 10 short site-specific dance and theatre works at various outdoor locations in Peterborough from October 2 to 20, 2020. (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

Public Energy brings outdoor theatre and dance to Peterborough with ‘The Pivot Series’ in...

10 original performance pieces will be presented for physically distanced audiences from October 2nd to 20th.
Ryan Hancock and Tanya Filipopoulos perform during a dress rehearsal of "The 13th Sign Walks into a Bar" in the parking lot of The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough. Written and directed by Alessandra Ferreri and produced by Dane Shumak of Cordwainer Productions, the play is one of five being performed outdoors in downtown Peterborough during the COVID-safe Open Spaces Theatre Festival from September 24 to 27, 2020. (Photo: Sarah McNeilly /

A sneak peek of the Open Spaces Theatre Festival from Thursday to Sunday in...

Live theatre returns to Peterborough, safely bringing comedy, tragedy, mythos, and mysticism to outdoor audiences from September 24th to 27th.
Young woman with rainbow flag. (Stock photo)

Peterborough Pride Week aims to keep LGBTQ+ community connected during the pandemic

Themed 'Pride in Other Spaces', this year's Pride Week from September 18 to 27 features safe, virtual events.
Organized by Christina Adams in association with 4th Line Theatre of Millbrook, the Open Spaces Theatre Festival features five productions running from September 24 to 27, 2020 in outdoor spaces in downtown Peterborough.

Live theatre safely returns to Peterborough in September with the Open Spaces Theatre Festival

In association with 4th Line Theatre, five live performances come to outdoor spaces in downtown Peterborough from September 24 to 27.
In the Netflix series 'Away', Commander Emma Green (Hilary Swank) leaves behind her husband and daughter to lead an international crew of astronauts on a perilous three-year mission to Mars. Inspired by Port Hope writer Chris Jones' 2014 Esquire article about American astronaut Scott Kelly's year in space, the series debuted on September 4, 2020. Jones also wrote one of the series' 10 episodes. (Photo: Netflix)

Port Hope writer Chris Jones on writing for the new Netflix series ‘Away’ starring...

Jones, whose 2014 Esquire article inspired the sci-fi series, wrote one of the series' 10 episodes,
A sneak peek at a portion of the large-scale collaborative art piece Port Hope artist Lee Higginson is creating for the Capitol Theatre's 90th anniversary celebration. The Capitol Project includes 90 "signatures" from Port Hope community members and notable artists with ties to the community -- but instead of writing their names, they wrote the name of the theatre. (Photo courtesy of Lee Higginson)

Port Hope artist draws from history and community to celebrate the Capitol Theatre’s 90th...

Lee Higginson's soon-to-be-unveiled "The Capitol Project" is a massive collaborative mixed-media work.
While much of Ontario has re-opened during the COVID-19 pandemic, most performance venues continue to remain closed and performing arts organizations are unable to stage productions due to public health restrictions. The newly formed Peterborough Performing Arts Recovery Alliance, spearheaded by Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough and with participation from 13 local venues and organizations, is working collaboratively to figure out how to safely stage productions and bring audiences back. Pictured is the 647-seat Erica Cherney Theatre at Showplace. (Photo courtesy of Showplace Performance Centre)

Peterborough performance venues and organizations take pandemic recovery into their own hands

Newly formed Peterborough Performing Arts Recovery Alliance held its flagship meeting in early August,
4th Line Theatre's managing artistic director Kim Blackwell and general manager Lindy Finlan have written a new play called "Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales", which premieres at the Winslow Farm in Millbrook with 10 performances from October 20-30, 2020. Set on a dark fall night in 1835, the unique outdoor production tells the story of a 10-year-old boy and his two best friends who are searching for the boy's missing mother. The audience will follow the performers on a scary one-kilometre journey through Winslow Farm. (Photo: 4th Line Theatre)

4th Line Theatre’s Kim Blackwell and Lindy Finlan aim to scare the pandemic out...

Tickets now available for their Halloween-themed 'Bedtime Stories and Other Horrifying Tales', premiering at Winslow Farm in Millbrook this October.

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