Wordstock Update: Don’t Miss the Opening Gala Show

Wordstock, Collingwood’s new literary festival, will kick off on Friday, September 10th with an opening night gala at the Gayety Theatre.  During a live show, the audience will experience performers stretching their usual boundaries in sets that will interpret words through storytelling, theatre, songwriting, poetry, music and visual arts.  It is something very unique for our town and will be a show that I’ll bet will be talked about for some time to come. 

The organizer for the evening is my new friend, Silann Kaduc who is a talented local artist and former restauranteur.  Silann describes the evening as an avant-garde performance that celebrates words in all their forms of expression.  She cites an example of a poet and a mime performing together in an interactive way.  While she refuses to divulge all the details (even to the steering committee!) she explains that she doesn’t want to reveal the full show outline in order to create dramatic impact for the audience.  We do know that planning for the gala has involved many people such as Frank McNulty of JBG Productions, Steven Thomas of Theatre Collingwood and singer-songwriter, Romney Getty.

The role of emcee for the show will be shared by Barbara Weider and Denis Mildon who both have a long history and association with the arts in Collingwood.  They will be the thread that ties the entire evening together as they bring to life the evolution of literary arts in Collingwood.

Based on what I’ve heard, I suspect tickets for this show will sell out. Cost is just $25.00 including all taxes and surcharges with reserved seating.  Tickets are now on sale on a first-come, first-served basis.  You can order online www.wordstockcollingwood.com or by calling the Town events department at 705-445-9463 on that date.


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