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Exciting news! Next week we are in residency with Solo Chicken Productions! Here is the official press release:


Announces: Summer 2019 Fredericton Arts Alliance- Artists in Residency

the coop is excited to announce that it will be partnering with Grey Rabbit Theatre and the Fredericton Public Library during their one-week tenure as Artists in Residence at the Soldiers Barracks Casemates as part of the Fredericton Arts Alliances annual Summer Series. From July 1-7 2019 the coop and Grey Rabbit will be in residence at the casemates and will work collaboratively to create a children’s shadow puppet show centered on the FAA’s theme of trees. As part of this creative partnership the Fredericton Public Library’s Children’s Department will be hosting a poetry workshop led by Fredericton Poet Laureate, Jenna Lyn Albert on Thursday June 27 2019 where children will be encouraged to write poems about their relationship with their favourite trees. the coop and Grey Rabbit will use these poems as the creative catalyst for a short new shadow puppetry show. Grey Rabbit is a new theatre company in Fredericton that focuses on puppetry and the coop is excited to partner up to see where this relationship can go! Both companies look forward to working in the public eye and sharing their craft and process with tourists and locals alike. The public is encouraged to come down to the barracks to visit the casements to watch the artist’s work, and join in the discussion about what tree’s mean to them! There will be a presentation of the completed work at the Fredericton Public Library on Sunday, July 7 2019 at 2:30PM.

This project was made possible through the generous support of the City of Fredericton, The Fredericton Arts alliance, The Fredericton Public Library and the Government of New Brunswick.

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-Laura-Beth Bird