'The Tale of a Town' Coming to Muskoka

Posted on Friday May 19, 2017
SHARED MEDIA RELEASE
May 18, 2017
 
Edge of the Woods Theatre is proud to present:
The Tale of a Town – Muskoka
 
The Tale of a Town - Canada is a nationwide theatre and media initiative aiming to capture the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time. This cultural project has been touring the country, visiting small towns and big cities alike, collecting oral histories through interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders, and neighbourhood residents. After visiting every province and territory, the project turns its attention to Canada’s longest main street, Highway 11. Their next stop is Muskoka, with stops in Bracebridge, Burk’s Falls, Gravenhurst and Sundridge.
 
In partnership with Edge of the Woods Theatre and with support from the Muskoka Community Foundation, The Tale of a Town brings their storymobile (mobile recording studio) to conduct interviews about our memories of Muskoka’s downtowns between June 2 and June 11, 2017.
 
Stories gathered during these interviews will inspire the creation of a performance installation that will incorporate audio, archives, music and soundscape at Huntsville’s Nuit Blanche North on July 29.
 
This initiative is made possible by local presenting partner Edge of the Woods Theatre, with support from the Province of Ontario through the Ontario150 program, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council, and the support of Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Muskoka Community Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.
 
 
Storygathering:
 
Bracebridge – Outside Clock Tower Centre, Manitoba St. & Taylor Rd. Friday, June 2: 10AM - 2PM Saturday, June 3: 10AM - 2PM
 
Burk’s Falls – Outside Town Hall, 172 Ontario St. Sunday, June 4: 10AM - 2PM Monday, June 5: 10AM - 2PM
 
Gravenhurst - Outside Arts at the Albion, 100 Muskoka Rd. N Wednesday, June 7: 10AM - 2PM Thursday, June 8: 10AM - 2PM
 
Sundridge - Outside Village Office, 110 Main St. Saturday, June 10: 10AM - 2PM Sunday, June 11: 10AM - 2PM
 
Performance installation at Nuit Blanche North Downtown Huntsville
Saturday, July 29
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Media Contact:
FIXT POINT
Contact: Aidan Morishita-Miki
Phone: 416-735-7991
 
The Tale of a Town - Canada is created and produced by FIXT POINT, a theatre and media company based in Toronto and is being developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada. FIXT POINT. Dream BIG, start small...
 
The Edge of the Woods strives to connect artists, communities, and places in Muskoka/Parry Sound through affordable public events and participatory activities. Since 2008 we have presented work to over 10,000 spectators, engaged over 1,000 community members and showcased over 500 artists of many disciplines.
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