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PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Frank Peebles, May 4, 2018
The Canada Council for the Arts believed that Marcel Gagnon had a story of national importance, the Sunset Theatre was doing nationally important work to correctly tell it, so they provided national funding to see it done. A Canada Council grant is famously difficult to attain. Sunset Theatre owner and artistic director Karen Jeffrey has applied for seven of them to no avail, but this time the peer-based judging panel saw the merit in developing Gagnon’s play. Gagnon’s fans and friends will likely be surprised to know he has stepped into the theatre world. The long-time singer-songwriter has won Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards and been nominated for a Juno. Music has been his trade. That’s what he was doing when he performed about a year ago at the Sunset Theatre in Wells and sparked the inspirational flame in theatre director Jeffery. ...more...
Exploration Series CFRD Radio Combine Forces
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The CRFC is pleased to announce the new recipients of the Radiometres program. A total of $1,487,751 has been awarded to 34 stations. CFRD 92.5, Wells Community Radio, was one of the successful stations and qualified for $20,000 in funding for a 2017 recording project.
Karen Jeffery will be spear-heading this project which will lead to capturing the stories and animation of Wells and the people who live there, supporting the creation of more in-depth programming, podcasts, and live performance. The program will also provide employment and training opportunities for different participants. Jeffery adds “Not only will we be producing relevant content for CFRD, but we will be capturing living history but it will be archived, making the content available to other organizations, national broadcasting libraries and provide content for future development.”....more
SUNSET THEATRE SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
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FEARLESS, UPLIFTING, AWAKENING, POIGNANT, FUN, AND PROVOCATIVE, ARE JUST A FEW WORDS TO DESCRIBE THIS YEAR’S SEASON AT THE SUNSET THEATRE. ...more
PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN - Frank Peebles, June 14, 2017
A new season is dawning on the Sunset Theatre.
The performing arts house in Wells has a season of high calibre entertainment on the horizon. They are located on the threshold of Barkerville and the first show is scheduled for Tuesday.
"We are really focusing in on our new play development series and we also are having a world premiere of a play that has gone through this process," said the theatre's executive artistic director Karen Jeffery.
"I think it's going to be quite stunning. We are also helping develop three new plays from First Nations creators that I think will be of interest this year and very timely. Marcel Gagnon, Kym Gouchie and Danette Boucher are all developing shows this summer."....more...