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Experience More!

Enrich your performing arts experiences with Experience More!, a series of innovative workshops and activities that take place in conjunction with the Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series.

For more information contact the Director of Programming at 506.459.6209 or valerie@theplayhouse.ca.

Saturday, September 24, post-performance
In association with Joe Ink:
A Conversation with Joe Laughlin
Fredericton Playhouse
No charge/Non-ticketed

Moderated by Lisa Anne Ross, a performer, creator, educator and community arts practitioner, this post-performance artist talk is a conversation that will add depth and richness to patrons’ live performance experience. This event is designed to give opportunities to learn more about the artists’ background and who they are, while also highlighting their interpretation and development of the artistic process and exploring their motivation to create. 


Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m.
In association with The Once:
Traditional Newfoundland Dinner
Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Regent St.
Tickets required/$35 ($30 Spotlight Member)

Enhance your evening at the Playhouse by starting off with a traditional Newfoundland Dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Meal tickets must be purchased separately from performance tickets.


Saturday, October 29, post-performance
In association with “FRIEND” “LIKE” #ME:
A Conversation with Gavin Crawford
Fredericton Playhouse
No charge/Non-ticketed

Moderated by director, artistic producer and writer Leigh Rivenbark, this post-performance artist talk is a conversation that will add depth and richness to patrons’ live performance experience. This event is designed to give opportunities to learn more about the artist’s background and who he is, while also highlighting his interpretation and development of the artistic process and exploring his motivation to create.


Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m.
In association with Roots: A Journey Through India:
Bollywood Dance Workshop
Hatheway Family Fitness Studio, Richard J. Currie Center, UNB
Registration required/No experience required

Bollywood dance is a unique and energetic style used in the Indian films often using joyful and upbeat music. It is a fusion of numerous styles including belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk, Western popular, modern and jazz dance styles. This workshop will be a high energy Bollywood Dance workshop – no experience needed.


Wednesday, November 2 at 6 p.m.
In association with Las Migas:
Wines of Spain Tasting
Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St.
Ages 19+/Registration required/$45 ($40 Spotlight Member)

Rev up your taste buds in anticipation of Latin rhythms and flamenco beats with Las Migas. Join us at Corked Wine Bar pre-show to learn about and sample a special selection of Spanish wines.


Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.
In association with Hank Williams Live 1952:
Hank Williams Open Mic
Dolan’s Pub, 375 King St.
19+/No registration required/No charge

From “Your Cheatin’ Heart” to “Honky Tonk Blues,” take the mic and sing (or just sing along with) the songs of country music legend Hank Williams. Emceed by local favourite, Mike Bravener. All are welcome.


Sunday, November 27 from 3-5 p.m.
In association with Out Innerspace:
Workshop: Digital Graffiti Wall
Fredericton Public Library
No registration required/No cost

This interactive platform is a video system that uses infrared technology, and allows members of the public to draw their own content. Write a message, take a picture, or leave a symbol.


Saturday, December 3 at 9:30 a.m.
In association with Còig:
Cape Breton Step Dancing for Beginners
Charlotte Street Arts Centre
Registration required/No experience required/Ages 12+/$20 ($15 Spotlight Members)

This workshop will focus on teaching the basic steps for Cape Breton style step-dancing. The goal will be for the student to leave knowing steps for dancing to jigs, strathspeys and reels. Come on out to get your Cape Breton groove on and try something new!


Saturday, February 11
In association with Le Patin Libre:
Public Skate with Le Patin Libre
Location and time TBD depending on weather
No registration required/No cost

The members of Le Patin Libre will hold a public demonstration and engage other skaters to participate in their own ice dance creation.


Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
In association with Ballet BC:
Ballet Masterclass
Fredericton Playhouse
Experience required/Ages 13-16/Registration required/$20 ($15 Spotlight Member)

This class will offer dance students an opportunity to learn from a professional company member with Ballet BC, while building strength and honing their technique.

Friday, February 24, post-performance
In association with Ballet BC:
A Conversation with Emily Molnar
Fredericton Playhouse
Non-ticketed/No charge

This post-performance artist talk is a conversation that will add depth and richness to patrons’ live performance experience. This event is designed to give opportunities to learn more about the artist’s background and who she is, while also highlighting her interpretation and development of the artistic process and exploring her motivation to create.


Sunday, April 9 at 12 p.m.
In association with Stephen Fearing:
Songwriters Workshop with Stephen Fearing
Fredericton Public Library
Registration required/$25 ($20 Spotlight Member)

In this workshop, Stephen will provide participants the opportunity to share their material and critique it, while also working on song development and meeting other songwriters in a creative setting.


Tuesday, April 11, post-performance
In association with Jake’s Gift:
A Conversation with Julia Mackey
Fredericton Playhouse
Non-ticketed/No charge

Moderated by Christine MacLean, this post-performance artist talk is a conversation that will add depth and richness to patrons’ live performance experience. This event is designed to give opportunities to learn more about the artist’s background and who she is, while also highlighting her interpretation and development of the artistic process and exploring her motivation to create.


Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
In association with Roller Derby Saved My Soul:
Pre-Show Derby Demo
Fredericton Playhouse

Join the local Fredericton derby team pre-show to see what roller derby is all about with their onstage demonstration.


Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m.
In association with Swingin’ with Oscar:
Wine Tasting and Artist Talk
Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St.
Ages 19+/Registration required/$45 ($40 Spotlight Member)

Join us for a tasting of fine wines, combined with a pre-show artist talk with Rémi Bolduc, leader of the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble. Also a professor and an area chair in the jazz department at McGill University, Mr. Bolduc will speak about the history of jazz music and Oscar Peterson’s legacy.


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