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InterMISSION: An Artist Development Program during COVID-19

Eva Christensen – View of the Fredericton Playhouse, on a Chilly Evening in May | May 2019 – Watercolour and ink on Canson art board

In early 2020, the Fredericton Playhouse was one of countless organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 13, we closed our doors and cancelled all live performances on the advice of Public Health.

In June of 2020, a new artist residency program, InterMISSION, was developed. The Fredericton Playhouse adapted to the unique and challenging situation we face with the pandemic — restrictions in mass gatherings — by offering artists in our province the opportunity to use our stage, equipment and expertise in a series of paid creative residencies.

Beginning in the fall of 2020, and continuing through the winter, while our regular programming was paused, this new Artist Development Program allows artists the chance to work with professionals with expertise in their field, and continue to hone their craft in our professional theatre space.

Please click here to see the full list of selected artists and their residencies in 2020/21.

The Fredericton Playhouse would like to thank and acknowledge support from the Government of New Brunswick’s Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the City of Fredericton’s Arts, Culture and Heritage funding Program, and to generous private donors who helped reach its fundraising goal to deliver InterMISSION.