IVAN COYOTE & Friends bring Story-telling and Music to King’s Theatre
Yukon-born story-teller Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Based in Vancouver, Coyote is something of a legend out west as a seasoned stage performer and collaborator who challenges gender norms.
For more than twenty years Coyote has been traveling the world telling semi-autobiographical stories that are in equal measure heartbreaking and hilarious. On tour with three musicians — high-energy drummer and percussionist Sally Zori, base player Pebbles Willekes, and trumpet player Alison Gorman — their show is “part anthem, part campfire story, and part instructions for the dismantling of the gender stories we tell ourselves and each other.”
The Globe and Mail newspaper called Coyote “a natural-born storyteller”, the Ottawa Xpress once said that “Coyote is to Canadian literature what kd lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture”, and Quills Magazine says Ivan has a “distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.”
Ivan often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity in their work, as well as topics such as family, class, social justice and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, a quick wit, and the nuanced and finely-honed timing of a gifted raconteur. Ivan’s stories remind of us of our own fallible and imperfect humanity while at the same time inspiring us to change the world.
Ivan Coyote was born and raised in a large Irish Catholic family in Whitehorse, Yukon, and learned the craft of storytelling while gathered around their grandmother’s kitchen table on long northern winter nights. Coyote’s work tackles the difficult subjects of family, class, gender identity, and social justice, always with the silver tongue of a master storyteller, an eye for the beauty found in what makes us all human, and an ear for the hilarity of life and love.
Through a new King’s Theatre initiative called “FrontRowYouth”, students can attend the show at no cost (please call the theatre for details). The show will appeal to people of all ages and persuasions who are interested in an authentic, fresh and dynamic live theatre experience. For tickets, contact King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704 or go to www.kingstheatre.ca.
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General Ticket Price: $26
Member Price: $22
All prices include HST.
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All are welcome for the official book launch for Brenda Thompson’s new book “Finding Fortune: Documenting and Imagining the life of Rose Fortune (1774-1864)”. Hosted by The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal as part of their 100th Anniversary celebrations, come discover fascinating new details about the life of one of the town’s most legendary historical figures.
A daughter of runaway slaves, a Black Loyalist, the First Black Police Officer, business woman and friend of Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Rose Fortune was an amazing woman who lived in Annapolis Royal and became a legend known across Canada.
The Event is free and open to all. Expected to run from 1-3pm, it will include author readings and Q&A discussion.