ALTAR by Santiago Guzmán
Deaf & Disability arts
Join us for a funny and poignant theatre performance about queer love, grief, and connecting to one's cultural roots! This performance will open with Sarah's Land Acknowledgement from the Deep by Sarah Prosper. In ALTAR, Eugenio, a newcomer to St. John's from Mexico, experiences deep love and heartbreak when his boyfriend inexplicably “ghosts” him. Looking to the holiday Día de Muertos and his father’s previous paranormal experiences, Eugenio builds an altar, hoping to summon his boyfriend’s “ghost” to sort out the end of their relationship once and for all. Performances of ALTAR at Prismatic 2022 will be ASL interpreted by Robert Azevedo.
This event is free and will be accepting optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Prismatic Arts Festival
The Prismatic Arts Festival is a national, multidisciplinary arts festival that showcases and celebrates innovative work by Indigenous artists and artists of colour from across Canada. Based in Kjipuktuk / downtown Halifax, Prismatic has been bringing audiences vibrant, boundary-pushing new works in theatre, dance, music, film, visual arts, media arts, and spoken word since 2008. Prismatic is Art for Everyone and we work hard to champion artists and audiences in underserved communities.
1593 Argyle St.
The entrance to Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage is on Argyle Street closer to Blowers Street (not to be confused with Fountain Hall, which is closer to Sackville St.). The entrance is across from the East of Grafton restaurant. In addition to performances in the theatre itself, there are two installations available in the Lobby area of this venue: Red Phone by Boca del Lupo (interactive theatre), and The Suya Man Series by Emmanuel Nwogbo (visual arts). These installations are available before and after all Prismatic events taking place at this venue.
This event has gender-neutral washrooms, is wheelchair accessible, and will have a sign language interpreter.