The 2018 IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists!
Take in the bleeding edge of theatre, music, dance and the arts as IGNITE! brightens your June! Catch emerging artists as they explode onto the Calgary arts scene. The call for artists is now live!
Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story
by Natalie Meisner
March 22-31, 2018
Everett Klippert was the last person to be tried, convicted, and jailed for homosexuality in Canada. Pierre Trudeau, acting as Justice Minister, referred to the case with ‘there’s no place for the state in the bedrooms of the nation.‘ Maxine, a young historian today, becomes consumed with finding out who he really was. We move between the years to find out who he was. ‘Handsome,’ bridges the gap, having known Klippert in the 60’s and being interviewed by Maxine today. Alongside all of this, Maxine falls in love with a comedian (Tonya) of Métis heritage who challenges her assumptions around how these stories and relationships need to be explored.This is the story of the struggle to define Klippert, beyond what history wants and needs him to be.
Triple Your Impact
In August, we had a matching donation campaign going. Any donation we took in for the month of August was triple-matched, up to $1500! Our donors turned one into three with us.
This campaign was successful, reaching our target just before the deadline! Thanks to all who donated.
Special thanks to board Vice-President, Dany Allard, for being our matching donor!