If you have never attended a Drama Festival before , you have a great opportunity coming up. Sault Theatre Workshop is hosting the QUONTA Festival 2019 right here in the Sault Community Theatre Centre. See a different play each night. Hear a top professional adjudicator give a critique of each play. Attend Green Room parties to mix and mingle with the actors, directors and crew of the plays. Find a theatre Workshop that interests you. Attend the Awards Brunch and cheer on your favourite plays or actors. A truly exciting week has been planned. March Spring Break should be blocked off on your calendar! Hope to see YOU there!
Festival 2019 has four entries so plays will begin on Wednesday evening. Sault Theatre Workshop will present Norm Foster’s Mending Fences, directed by HarryHouston.
Thursday will have This Is How We Got Here by Keith Barker directed by
Andrea Emmerton and Walter Maskel for Gore Bay Theatre.
Our Town by Thornton Wilder, Directed by Scott Fitzgerald for Gateway Theatre Guild of North Bay is the Friday play.
SHORTHANDED by Michael
Grant, directed by Murray Finn for ELATE Theatre of Elliot Lake rounds out the plays
on Saturday evening.
The adjudicator for Festival 2019 is Bea Quarrie. The Host hotel for the festival is the Sault Ste Marie Delta Waterfront Hotel, where the nightly Greenrooms and Sunday’s Awards Brunch will take place.
Workshops are planned on a variety of subjects including Grant Writing (sponsored
by Ontario Arts Council) masks and soapstone carving. The adjudicator’s workshop will focus on directing. Details and times of these workshops will be posted on www.saulttheatre.com.
Festivals take a lot of planning and we do our best to keep costs and expenses down. The cultural benefit and learning opportunities provided are a boon to our community. Donations to help our organizers are much appreciated.
The QUONTA Festival Committee is looking for sponsors for the following:
Awards Sponsorship $150*
Workshop Sponsorship $200*
Green Room Sponsorship $500*
Donations in any amount welcome.
* Acknowledgment in program, from Stage
and signage at venue.
Tickets are available at the Station Mall Box Office.