Fifteen local performing artists are coming to a screen near you for BRANTFORD PRESENTS: TAKE THREE! On Friday May 22 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., 15 local performers will each be doing a 5-10 minute set streamed live online through Zoom. The event is organized by Grandview Theatre Company, I Think You’re Grand and Theatre Hive. A link to the online stream can be accessed through the event’s Facebook page. The event will also be streamed live on Grandview Theatre’s YouTube page.
There will be a range of entertainment throughout the evening, including monologues, scenes, and a variety of musical acts. Artists performing include Cooper Bilton, Ella Decle, Bruce Farley, Jeffrey Harding, Sean Hauk, Connor McGrath, Joe O’Connor, Adriano Reis, Denis Rondeau, John Tench, Rachel Senko, Chris Strei and Jessica Wood. The evening will also include live painting with award winning local visual artist Barbara Sutherland.
BRANTFORD PRESENTS is an effort to provide the arts to our community, and to raise awareness and funds for the many artists in Brantford who have been put out of work due to COVID-19. Although the event is free, viewers are encouraged to donate to the artists. Proceeds are divided evenly between the artists. The first two BRANTFORD PRESENTS events took place on March 27 and April 17, where 38 local actors, comedians & musicians live streamed two shows for an audience of over 2,000 viewers. The events have been a resounding success, with viewers donating over $3200 to the artists.
Viewers can tune in on Friday May 22 by visiting the Facebook event page.
Donations to the artists can be made at gofundme.com/BrantfordPresents3
More information about the event can be found by visiting Grandview Theatre on their website at grandviewtheatrecompany.com, or on Facebook and Instagram @grandviewtheatrecompany
About Grandview Theatre Company:
Grandview Theatre is the first and only professional theatre company in Brantford, providing the community with well-crafted professional productions, educational opportunities for new and emerging artists to learn theatre skills from professional artists, and empowerment for local theatre artists to discover and develop the stories in our community.
About I Think You’re Grand:
I Think You're Grand offers promotion of the arts in Brantford/Brant and surrounding area through postings, ads, a podcast and contests.
About Theatre Hive:
Servicing Brantford and surrounding areas, Theatre Hive is an inclusive theatre company that aims to provide professional theatre education, training and opportunities for youth.