FREE ACTING WORKSHOP Culminates in Public Reading of The Moodie Traill

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An image from a 1993 performance of The Moodie Traill

4th Line Theatre will host a community play workshop and a public reading of The Moodie Traill written by Tim Etherington, Caron Garside, Susan Spicer and Robert Winslow.  Community members interested in acting are invited to participate in a free theatre acting workshop taking place on Saturday, February 2nd at Centreville Presbyterian Church located at 574 County Road 28, South Monaghan.  The day-long workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. and will culminate in a free public reading of the play beginning promptly at 4:00 p.m. This play was first presented at the Winslow farm in 1993 and remounted it in 1994.

The Moodie Traill is based on Catharine Parr Traill and Susanna Moodie’s accounts of survival in the Peterborough and Port Hope area in the 1830’s. It is a fascinating story about the challenges faced by early women settlers in the region based on their extensive writings.

The workshop offers community members free training and mentorship under 4th Line’s Managing Artistic Director, Kim Blackwell, and Founder and Creative Director, Robert Winslow. Blackwell will direct the reading and is excited to host this workshop and reading, “This is an exciting event which I look forward to every year,” explains Blackwell. “It is an opportunity to involve the wonderful and talented regional community in an off-season artistic project.”

4th Line will be casting actors/readers of various ages and genders to participate in the workshop. No previous experience as an actor is needed to participate. If you would like to be involved, please contact 4th Line’s Artistic Administrator, Kelsey Powell via e-mail at or phone at 705-932-4505. Roles will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and registration is free of charge.  KG

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