We are seeking participants!

Want to be a stilt-walker, a puppet builder or puppeteer, a musician, or a performer in the Pageant? Do you have an interest in the health of Island waterways? Or maybe a hidden talent that you want to share? We are looking for all kinds of people to get involved in this year's pageant - all ages, all levels of experience welcomed! Get in touch with us via the contact form and we’ll get back to you soon.

2017 Workshops

Jellyfish & Ghostly Fish Performers

Perform as a Jellyfish or Ghostly Fish in the Pageant - a great opportunity for people looking to get involved in a low-commitment but very fun role! The dance of the Jellyfish & Ghostly Fish is a magical scene in the Pageant, and you can participate in as many shows as you like.

Thursday, July 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, July 22, 2:30-4:30pm
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30-8:30

Rehearsals begin at the New Glasgow Christian Church. It's not necessary to attend all rehearsals but we encourage coming to at least one. Puppet performers do not have to perform in all show dates - just let us know which shows you want to perform in.

To sign up, send us a message using the message form on this page. 

Crankie Workshop!

Calling all kids ages 8-14! Art! Drama! Ecology!

Join the Crankie Workshop for the River Clyde Pageant, where we will bring together art and drama to tell the story of PEI’s rivers. During the workshop we will make a hand-drawn movie, play theatre games, and create a mini-performance to illustrate the life and times of the River Clyde, which will become part of the finale of the River Clyde Pageant. No previous experience necessary. Sessions are led by theatre artists Sebastian Poissant-Labelle & Susan Leblanc and take place at the New Glasgow Christian Church.

Friday, July 21: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday, July 23: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, July 24: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday, July 25: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday, July 26: 10:00am - 1:00pm

To sign up, send us a message using the message form on this page. 


Music Workshop with Kathy Randels & Maurice Turner

New Orleans artists Kathy Randels and Maurice Turner are spending a week in PEI to lead a workshop exploring the jazz funeral tradition in relation to PEI’s musical traditions. This workshop will establish the River Clyde Jazz Funeral band, an exciting new addition to this year’s Pageant. Musicians of all ages are encouraged to take part, and all instruments and vocalists are welcome.  This workshop takes place at Gulf Shore School in North Rustico

Tuesday July 4, 5-9pm
Wednesday July 5, 5-9pm
Thursday July 6, 5-9pm
Friday July 7, 5-9pm
Saturday July 8, 1-5pm***
Sunday July 9, 1-5pm***

***unless it rains, these sessions will take place at the Gardens of Hope in New Glasgow

To register, send us a message using the message form on this page. 

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Choir with Kirsten MacLaine

Join the River Clyde Pageant choir and learn a collection of songs that will be performed in the Pageant. The choir begins the week of June 26th and will meet 2-3 times per week to learn & rehearse songs. The choir performs at all Pageant performances, July 29, 30 and August 4, 5, 6.

To join the choir, send us a message using the message form on this page.

Found Puppetry with Ian McFarlane

Build magical and utterly unique puppets out of found materials, both natural and man-made, to be used in the 2017 River Clyde Pageant. This workshop is open on a drop-in basis, and takes place at the New Glasgow Christian Church (with occasional field trips to gather materials!).

Sunday July 2, 1-4pm
Monday July 3, 1-4pm
Wednesday July 5, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday July 8, 2-5pm *This session at Upstreet Brewery in Charlottetown
Wednesday July 12, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday July 15, 1-4pm
Wednesday July 19, 5:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday July 22, 1-4pm

To register, send us a message using the message form on this page.

A Parade of Stories: theatre workshop with Jane Wells

In this workshop, participants  will learn theatre improv games and explore dramatic play to unleash the imagination and bring your ideas and stories to life. No experience is necessary for this workshop, just an interest in stories and acting! This workshop is open to kids ages 8-12 and is also an opportunity for kids to create material to be performed in the 2017 Pageant. 

Workshop leader Jane Wells has been creating plays with and teaching drama to children for over 20 years in schools and community recreation programs across Toronto

Saturdays from 10am-1pm, starting on June 10 and running until July 22. June 10 workshop takes place at The Mill in New Glasgow. All workshops after that take place at the New Glasgow Christian Church, unless otherwise noted.

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Stiltwalking with Laura Astwood

Learn to walk on stilts and be part of this year's stilt squad for the Pageant. Open to ages 12 and above. Workshops will occur in New Glasgow and Charlottetown, locations to be confirmed.

Saturday June 3, 1-4pm
Sunday June 4, 1-4pm
Wednesday June 7, 6-8pm
Thursday June 8, 6-8pm
Saturday June 10, 1-4pm
Sunday June 11, 1-4pm

Registration for this workshop is now closed.

Fifty Ways to Start a Play with Michael Geither

Plays can be written in an infinite number of ways.  Each one is unique to its author and each has its own inspiration.  Maybe you have an idea bouncing around in your head that you’d like to spend some time with – a voice, a scene, an image – or maybe you’re just interested in putting a few words on a blank page.  The focus of this workshop will be on finding creative ways to bring your writing to life.  We’ll devote our time together to writing scenes, monologues and other material for the stage and to finding inspiration for both short and long plays.  We’ll find the voices of characters that interest us and turn them into dynamic projects.  This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, from new to advanced writers. The workshop will include work on both personal writing and text for the Pageant. Workshops take place at The Mill in New Glasgow.

Sunday June 11, 3-6pm
Tuesday June 13, 4-6:30pm
Thursday June 15, 4-6:30pm
Friday June 16, 4-6:30pm
Saturday June 17, 10am-2:30pm

Registration for this workshop is now closed.