Thursday, March 6, 2014

Manitoba Cultural Society of the Deaf (MCSD) news!

Their website is There is a link for tickets and info.

For those who want to go, they need to email to tell them to book interpreter. Deadline is TODAY( Thursday, March 6th.)

Their Arts & Disability Network Manitoba facebook page link is

Sargent & Victor & Me

Written and Performed by Debbie Patterson

Directed by Arne MacPherson

The Theatrical Masterpiece ends March 9, 2014
ASL Interpreters are available for Saturday March 8, 2014.
Please e-mail to request interpreters.
Deadline for requests is Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Sargent & Victor & Me, written and performed by Winnipeg actor/playwright Debbie Patterson, is a profoundly moving and insightful one-woman show which interweaves accounts of a neighbourhood in crisis and the narrator’s experience of a progressive and disabling disease, multiple sclerosis. Challenges encountered by individual and community reflect and illuminate each other.
To create Sargent & Victor & Me, Debbie interviewed residents of the neighbourhood, and devised a script which combines the words of those interviews and her reflections on her own experience of MS. In effect, the neighbours become co-authors of the piece and characters within it: a clergyman who runs a food bank in his church, elderly residents who recall the neighbourhood’s past as an Icelandic enclave, a fifteen year old aboriginal girl who has been recruited by the Gangster Crips, a seven year old who daily copes with poverty and family dysfunction. (Debbie plays all the parts.) This is a story of poverty, violence, and disability, to be sure, but it is also a story of love, generosity, and the enduring strength of the human spirit.
February 27 - March 9
Asper Centre for Theatre and Film 
400 Colony Street (U of W Campus)
Venue is fully accessible

Debbie Patterson
Playwright & Performer

Debbie is a Winnipeg playwright, director and actor. Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, she is a founding member of Shakespeare in the Ruins (SIR) and recently served as Theatre Ambassador for Winnipeg’s Cultural Capital year. She is currently serving as Artistic Associate at Prairie Theatre Exchange and is a member of the PTE Playwrights Unit.
Arne MacPherson

Arne has directed over 30 productions in Winnipeg, in both professional and student settings. He is a member of the Curatorial Committee and the board of nuna(now), an Iceland-Canada art convergence. In association with nuna(now), Arne co-created with a group of Icelandic and Canadian artists a multi-disciplinary performance work called The Island, which was shown in Reykjavik and Winnipeg.