Happy Labour Day!
I've done my fair share of shows at The Artesian in Regina. Honestly, I've probably done more than my fair share. It's my favourite place to play in the city. I love the room, and moreso the community that supports it.
You may have already heard, but The Artesian is going through some changes. They're becoming a non-profit, which is a wonderful to make the space more accessible to a greater swath of artists.
The man who has quietly been at the centre of this, Mr. Andrew Manera, is an old friend of mine. Actually, he's my old boss, from my theatre technician days. He's always astonished me with his thoughtful solutions, and diplomatic personality. Trust me... he had to have it in spades to handle the demands of being a production manager.
I'm excited for the change... to see more shows in the venue, and to witness how a new approach will influence and shape the future of something that I have long cherished.
To learn a little more, check out their weekend of events that's coming up. I'll be playing there on Friday, September 9th.