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Season: 2021-2022

Current Performances:

Cut And Paste Project: Macbeth Collage of a statue wearing a crown and holding a flag that reads The Cut And Paste Project in the photo.

Cut And Paste Project: Macbeth

Film Screening

A Fundraiser for TTOK supported by Public Energy Performing Arts

Thursday July 29- Friday July 30: 5:00pm & 8:00 pm

Saturday July 31: 2:00pm & 8:00pm

The Theatre on King (171 King St, Peterborough)

In-person Tickets available now through Brown Paper Tickets

Tickets to online screening available here


It’s the launch of Cut and Paste Macbeth!

Thank you for patiently awaiting the announcement of this screening. This experiment has been an incredible learning experience and immensely rewarding undertaking that has both haunted, and seen me through, the pandemic.

Over a year ago, 35 brave performers agreed to film themselves at home, in secret, with no direction and no co-stars, creating the footage that would be stitched together to create this experimental performance of Macbeth. It is finally finished, the cast can be revealed and we can share all our hard work with a real live audience! A truly absurd endeavour, this show highlights the fantastical and difficult circumstances surrounding the pandemic and celebrates the resilience of our community. For an experience that juxtaposes the oddly humorous with the grimness of Macbeth and isolation, join us for the screening, support TTOK and the many artists surviving these strange times and making strange work.

Thank you,

Eryn Lidster


DUNCAN – Wyatt Lamoureux

MALCOLM – Zach Tutt

DONALBAIN – Jessica Scott

MACBETH – Dan Smith

LADY MACBETH – Sarah McNeilly

MACDUFF – Kate Story

LADY MACDUFF – Wendy Markson

MCDUFF CHILD – Norah von Bieber...

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Circus Sundae – Sweet and Salty

By Flying Solo

Sunday August 8, 2021

Pay-what-you-wish pricing


LOCATION: Memorial Centre Parking Lot (Enter from Lock Street. For directions please search 823 Lock Street, Peterborough)

Get tickets to the Memorial Centre Show here


LOCATION: P.C.V.S. Parking Lot (201 McDonnel St, Peterborough)

Get tickets to the P.C.V.S. Show here

This performance takes place in a parking lot. Please bring your own lawn chair if possible. Limited seating will be available at the show.

FLYING SOLO is proud to present (drum roll) Circus Sundae  sweet and salty! Flying Solo’s one of a kind Big Top Circus on Wheels The City Circus Truck has become the world’s wildest ice cream truck and will be transporting delight and whimsy to Peterborough this Sunday August 8th. Come to the Memorial Centre Parking Lot at 12pm and to the PCVS Parking Lot at 3:00pm to catch two back to back hilarious and dazzling 25 minute circus extravaganzas. Follow along as Spumoni the clown (Emily Hughes) attempts to create the ultimate mouthwatering ice cream sundae. Prepare to be delighted and awe-inspired by our aerialists (Nicole Malbeuf and Laura Lawless) and contortionist (Flexy-T) as they make their way through Spumoni’s zany kitchen! You never know what circus magic will appear!!  Ice cream available by donation!

Made possible with the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council


FLYING SOLO fuses circus, dance and theatre to present performances on originally designed and fabricated apparatuses. This convergence of forms propels our artists to create wholly unique choreography to counter the never before seen apparatus, creating an environment of synergetic inspiration and innovation.  Flying Solo fosters a collaborative working culture where Intergenerational skill sharing has become a mainstay of our creative process. The trailblazers in our communities impart knowledge of their ample experience while new skills and forms are welcomed to ensure the continual growth and development of our art.

Main photo: Laura Lawless (photo by KayLens Photography)

Vertep  in the photo.


Brad Brackenridge

Artsweek SHIFT²

July 28 – August 1, 2021

August 4 – August 8, 2021

Artspace (378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough) Please Use Entrance On The Right Side Of Building, Up Stairs

Run Time: 6 Minutes

*This is an indoor event*

Click here to reserve tickets


Vertep is a puppet-based multimedia performance work. An intimate experience, it is performed privately for audiences, one member at a time.

Brad worked with many collaborators for this performance including two Opera singers, a costume designer, a carpenter and a multi-media artist. Insp...

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Introduction to Puppetry
(A Common Threads Collective Workshop)

Saturday, August 14 @ 2-5 pm Free

At The Theatre on King (171 King Street, Peterborough)

The Common Threads Collective is excited to offer their fourth workshop in their Land(ing) project, supported through the Public Energy artist in residence program and the Ontario Arts Council.

Workshop Description:

A beginner’s introduction to puppetry, with easy movement and technique. This three-hour workshop is a fun introduction to puppetry. We will look at different styles and examples of puppets, and get hands-on using of few of these different styles.


Precarious3 Festival A rat with a can of spraypaint appears to have painted a three beside the words Precarious Festival in the photo.

Precarious3 Festival

Produced by Fleshy Thud

in partnership with Public Energy

Precarious3 will be Fleshy Thud’s fourth multi-arts festival since 2016. The festivals have arguably become the region’s most vital forums for artist-driven investigations of precarity. Previous Precarious Festivals revealed hunger for deepening investigation around financial and artistic precarity, decolonization, and economic justice. Fleshy Thud has engaged a wide range of artists and non-arts participants, youth, newcomers, BIPOC artists, and others making vital work that often flies under the radar.

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2021-2022 Artists in Residence

The Public Energy Local Artist Residency supports an artist’s creative process at any stage of development.
The program is open to all artists living in Peterborough and neighbouring counties, as well as Treaty 20
Territory of the Williams Treaties. Public Energy’s Local Artist in Residence Program provides Public Energy staff time and an artist’s fee to support creative work on new projects and career development.

Naomi Duvall

Photo: Bradley Boyle

Naomi Duvall is an actor, playwright, puppeteer and burlesque performer. She has been working on her craft since she graduated in 2012 from a 3-year professional theatre acting program at John Abbott Co...

Previous Performances:

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An Esie Mensah film

Co-Commissioned by Fall For Dance North and Harbourfront Centre

A national initiative of unity, led by Toronto’s Esie Mensah, features the stories and lived experiences of 14 pioneering Black artists. Public Energy Performing Arts is a co-commissioning partner on the film, along with numerous dance presenters across Canada. The film will be streamed exclusively by these partners on June 1.

Watch TESSEL for free at beginning at 9 am on June 1, 2021.

An Affirmation of Unity Between 14 Black dancemakers from Across Canada 

A national initiative conceptualized by Dora-nominated choreographer and creator Esie Mensah (Shades, A Revolution of Love), TESSEL explores the complexities of movement and voice as a form of resilience – and to a...

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Slow Burn

Presented by Reece Caldwell & Simon Mazziotti

Fuelled by Public Energy Performing Arts

A Variety Show

With performances by:

Evangeline Gentle

Sierra Richardson

and featuring new choreographic work by Simon Mazziotti & Reece Caldwell

Tickets: $12

Friday July 30th: 7:00pm

Saturday July 31st: 2:00 pm & 7:00pm

Location details will be released after ticket purchase

(Rain dates August 6th & 7th, same times)

Primarily ground seating with limited chair seating for those in need (Bring your own chair/blanket)

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Photo by Sara Connelly

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