Fresh From the Island: A New Works Festival

Young at Heart Theatre,  Kings Playhouse, Playwright’s Atlantic Resource Centre and Desert Island Theatre are excited to announce the return of Fresh From the Island- a New Works Festival.
After a successful inaugural year in 2021, this one-of-a-kind theatre festival for PEI is designed to bring creators and audiences together to experience new and innovative plays with a local flavour. 
This year’s festival will take place from October 20-23, and Island playwrights will have an opportunity to work with professional dramaturgs and actors with a final staged public reading on the Kings Playhouse stage.  

This year’s plays include Marlene Campbell’s The Conversation, and Louise Burley’s Say You’re Sorry.

Throughout the four days special playwriting and storytelling workshops will also be offered to the public.

On Thursday, October 20th, from 10-11 am join Pamela Halstead of Playwright’s Atlantic Resource Centre for a special talk on Dramaturgy.

Friday October 21, 1:30-2:30 is a lunch and learn session with panelists Adam Brazier, Robert Tsonos and Catherine O’Brien. The subject is “How to get from the page to the stage.

The public readings will take place on Sunday, October 23 as follows:

12:00: Say You’re Sorry

3:00: The Conversation.
These public events are PWYC at the door.

Many thanks to New Horizons for Seniors and Innovation PEI for their support!

For more information go to: or call our box office at 1-888-346-5666