Politics of Play

Date: Nov 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Theatre

ENGAGING EVENING Please join Darryn Doull, Curator of Canadian Art at The Rooms, for a closer look at the organization and planning of Boarder X (organized and circulated by the Winnipeg Art Gallery, curated by Jaimie Isaac) and a critical reflection upon the institutional significance of the exhibition and its programs. Darryn Doull is a curator, writer and musician based in St. John's, NL / Toronto, ON. His work often focusses on facilitating programs of Canadian art and visual culture that critically engage prevailing social, economic and political concerns. Across all projects, there is a priority to foster community toward a collectively articulated intersectional discourse. After receiving the Hnatyshyn Foundation Fogo Island Arts Emerging Curator Residency (2015), Doull completed the MVS: Curatorial Studies program at the University of Toronto (2018). Recent projects include Logan MacDonald: B?dut | Hidden Histories, Philippa Jones: Suspended and curatorial mentorship for Billy Gauthier: Saunituinnaulungitotluni | Beyond Bone (all 2019). He is the former Assistant Curator of the Judith & Norman Alix Art Gallery (Sarnia, ON) and the current Curator of Canadian Art at The Rooms (St. John's, NL). Amanda Strong, Maaschii (to move) detail (2018). Mixed media (puppets and sculpture installation), 1.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 m. Collection of the artist. Photo courtesy of the Art Gallery of Alberta, Charles Cousins.

Events & Programs

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shakspeare By The Sea

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Mallory Fisher

This production marks Artistic Director Mallory Fisher's directorial debut with the company, and will broaden the appeal of Shakespeare by re-examining one of his lesser known and infrequently staged plays—Coriolanus—in a contemporary context. Set in present-day Newfoundland, the production will underscore the play’s extant themes of corruption of power, instability of capitalism, desensitization to violence, and toxic masculinity to examine our current political and social zeitgeist.

Tickets: $25 (general admission), $20 (students, seniors, unwaged)