We love our artists. We know you love them too! Pi Theatre has come up with a unique fundraising initiative to support individual artists and the Pi organisation. Pi Theatre presents Encounter: A Cabin Fever Fundraiser. It’s a way you can support both Pi Theatre and its artists at the same time!
For our fundraiser this year, we have decided to split the proceeds 50-50 with some wonderful artists who are following their creative impulses during this far-reaching disruption to our communities and to our daily lives. This is a time of stress and heartbreak, but it is also a time when we particularly appreciate moments of joy, generosity, and unexpected humour. It's a time when we come together to support each other, to perform acts of kindness, to be patient with each other, and to assess what we really value.
Over the past decade, Pi has worked with many stellar individuals who make a living through acting, music, design, writing, and other creative endeavours. Unfortunately, because much of their activity is about contributing to events where people come together as community to share experiences, these cultural workers find themselves suspended from jobs they’ve trained for and are deeply dedicated to. Today, the work-space is largely closed to these talented people, some of whom may not even qualify for program support. On top of that, performing arts venues will likely be closed for a while, so performing artists may be among the last to get back to work.
We are proud to have you as a co-conspirator in our mission to support artists in delivering new work to the public. Each artist has a donation link that allows you to directly support them, and we encourage you to support multiple artists with a donation. Join us as we Encounter Performance, Encounter Generosity, Encounter Community, and fight cabin fever!
WC Fields famously once said, “I like children. If they’re properly cooked.” Of course, today’s parents would never think of saying anything so anti-child. So violently incorrect. Sooooo tempting! On the other hand, sometimes the grocery store line up is just too darn long to worry about what other people think of your culinary choices.
Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Pi collaborator Jon Wood (Mr. Flophouse Jr.) teams up with bandmate (and Pi collaborator) Belinda Bruce in their cabin fever basement to record Hit the Ground, which explores self empowerment and individualism in the face of government and corporate authoritarianism.