My Lakeshore My Home

MY LAKESHORE - MY HOME

A Performance Art Festival

October 1 - 4, 2015

Presented by: Sirius Theatrical Company

This is a Signature Partnership Project of the City of Toronto's Cultural Hotspot, which celebrates arts, culture and community in Etobicoke in 2015.

GATHERING PLACE:  Mimico Centennial Library, 47 Station Road
DATES:   October 1 - 4, 2015
TIMES:   Thursday & Friday at 6:30 PM / Saturday & Sunday at 2:00 & 6:30 PM
ONLY 25 PEOPLE per TOUR - RESERVATIONS APPRECIATED.
Email for reservations:   mylakeshore@siriustheatrical.com

My Lakeshore - My Home, a multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary performance festival celebrating the cultures, languages and creativity of the people who call Etobicoke their 'home' runs from October 1 - 4, 2015. It is being developed by and will feature local residents of all ages and backgrounds sharing 'their' stories and experiences about life in the Lakeshore and Etobicoke through music, song, spoken word, rap, dance, video, theatrical scenes and more. As the audience follows the action along Lake Shore Blvd. W. from Mimico to New Toronto, performance pieces will “pop up” in the most unexpected places. A dance might happen on a lawn or a clandestine meeting in a doorway. Lovers might meet in a parked car or strangers by the water. All aspects of the festival are inclusive and open to everyone.

If you are interested in participating in a workshop, volunteering, sharing stories or donating to help the project, please Contact us.


OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS:  Lakeshore Arts, Mimico-By-The-Lake BIA, TPL - New Toronto Library, Mimico Presbyterian Church.


OUR BUSINESS PARTNERS:  Birds and Beans Cafe and Nimman Thai Cuisine.

CALLING ALL YOUTH & ADULT PHOTOGRAPHERS

We're looking for photographers (youth and adult) of all levels of experience to attend a performance of MY LAKESHORE - MY HOME, photograph the show live as our cast and crew perform in over 13 different locations in the Mimico, Lakeshore area and then submit up to 4 of your photographs for possible inclusion in our post show photography and videography exhibition.

You must apply to attend a specific performance and take photographs. Only 3 photographers will be allowed to photograph each show.

This is an excellent opportunity to have your work exhibited and be seen by hundreds of people. Email Kate at mylakeshore@siriustheatrical.com for information and to apply.

MEET OUR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - A Vision for a Festival and for a Community

Artistic Director, Heather Dick, chats about her vision for our very ambitious and exciting theatre festival and about involving the community it celebrates. Challenges, inspiration, dreams!

MY LAKESHORE, MY HOME - An Interview With Director Heather Dick from Sirius Theatrical Company on Vimeo.

MEET LAKESHORE ARTS - A Hub for Arts & Culture and One of Our Fiercest Supporters

Lakeshore Arts is the Arts Service Organization for south Etobicoke and an amazing hub for artists of all disciplines and all levels. We've created some wonderful projects together in the past. Thanks Susan Nagy and Lakeshore Arts for all your support. Come and see a performance of MY LAKESHORE - MY HOME and check out their front street gallery. We're performing there too!

MY LAKESHORE, MY HOME - Places Involved - Lakeshore Arts from Sirius Theatrical Company on Vimeo.

MEET BIRDS & BEANS CAFE - A Performance Location & Business Partner

Birds and Beans serves delicious EVERYTHING. They are amazing. And what's even more amazing is that they are hosting one of our MY LAKESHORE - MY HOME festival scenes, as well as opening their doors during intermission for some coffee and snacks available for purchase.

MY LAKESHORE, MY HOME - Places Involved - Birds and Beans from Sirius Theatrical Company on Vimeo.

NIMMAN THAI CUISINE - One of our Business Partners

Nimman's, the best Thai restaurant in the Lakeshore, is hosting MY LAKESHORE - MY HOME's closing performance scene, and also giving the audience and actors a place to gather for some food and drinks post show! Food art and culture come together. Join us on Oct 1-4! Thanks Nimman's!

My Lakeshore, My Home - Places Involved - Nimman's from Sirius Theatrical Company on Vimeo.