Inhibition Exhibition: A Community Celebration!
Founded in 2018, the Village Conservatory is an arts education organization dedicated to providing high-quality post-secondary performing arts training. A core component of their program includes a year-end performance of student work, showcasing the future of Winnipeg’s theatre scene through practical experience and opportunities. This year’s theme is re: connection – welcoming audiences back into the theatre after two years of digital presentations and celebrating the rekindling of relationships old and new.
For 2023, the Village Conservatory is expanding their current offerings to include community events alongside their student showcase. This expansion comes in response to a request for additional events that celebrate and connect our artistic community outside of the summer festival season. Their new offerings include an opening night cabaret, featuring emerging and established performers across disciplines; a Big Broadway Sing-Along, in which talented triple threats lead the audience through beloved showtunes; and a live recording of the Village Conservatory’s flagship podcast, Monkeys and Playbills, in which hosts Paul DeGurse and Jillian Willems explore musicals that ran for under 100 performances on Broadway.
re: connection features Ntara Curry, Laurel Fife, Paul Forget, Haeln Gebre, Keyara Haines, Willow Harvey, Emily Hyde, Griffin Kehler, Rachel Kelly, Kylee Kolesar, Nadine Maranan, Em Shibou-Savoie, and Bronwyn Smyth. The creative team includes Artistic Director Simon Miron, Artistic Associate Jillian Willems, Music Director Paul DeGurse, and Producer Daphne Finlayson.
Tickets for INHIBITION EXHIBITION run $15 – 20, with admission to the live recording as pay-what-you-choose. For showtimes and ticket information, visit www.villageconservatory.com
The Village Conservatory for Music Theatre is a registered charity, committed to providing high-quality music theatre education in Manitoba. This is accomplished through an emphasis on strong triple threat fundamentals and applying those fundamentals to the process of creation and collaboration. Above all, the ViC believes in the power of multidisciplinary art and strives to help students explore different ways to express themselves.