The Knitting Pilgrim, Show and/or Workshoppe

Date(s)
Friday, May 17th 1-4pm in Room 111 (Theatre Kingston)| 8pm in Room 203 (Rehearsal Hall)
Location
Rehearsal Hall
Presenter
Theatre Kingston & Kirk Dunn

Kingston - Born knitter Kirk Dunn leads and afternoon workshop creating the Loyalist Township-inspired pillow pattern in locally produced Topsy Farms yarns. The workshop is from 1 - 4 pm. The Tickets are $30 plus a $10 Topsy Yarns kit fee for pin-cushion or bring your own stash.

May 17th at 8pm, Kirk will be showing his masterwork, Stitched Glass, and performing his one-man play THE KNITTING PILGRIM in the Rehearsal Hall, 2nd Floor. 

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-knitting-pilgrim-show-andor-workshoppe-tickets-60068728183

 

Please contact Rosemary Doyle, Theatre Kingston for questions. 

rosemary@theatrekingston.com

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

An international textile exhibition, one-hour theatrical play and talkback tour about knitting together the Abrahamic faiths. 

Kirk Dunn has been knitting Stitched Glass, his textile installation of 3 hand-knit tapestries, each 5 ft by 8 ft in size, exploring the commonalities and differences of the Abrahamic faiths, for 15 years. Starting in May of 2019, Ergo Arts Theatre will tour the textile exhibition alongside a one-hour theatrical play called The Knitting Pilgrim, performed by Kirk, animating the exhibition. The evening of exhibition and play can also feature a panel discussion about the issues of interfaith understanding, compassion and empathy. 

 

SYNOPSIS

The Knitting Pilgrim is a one-act interdisciplinary performance using theatre, image projection and the remarkable Stitched Glass tapestries which explore the commonalities and conflicts of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The play, performed by Kirk Dunn, recounts his fifteen-year artistic and spiritual journey of hand-knitting the ambitious project, and his hope to contribute to the vital conversation about xenophobia, interfaith strife and fear of the other.

 

Learn more about the project here: http://www.kirkdunn.com/knitting-pilgrim

 

 

“Kirk’s commitment to seeing this remarkable 15-year project through is outstanding. He has taken an accessible medium like knitting and not only placed it in the Museum, but used it to communicate ideas that can help repair our social fabric. And then to combine it with a piece of theatre - that is to truly create a unique offering. ”

— Nataley Nagy, Executive Director, Kelowna Art Gallery