Listen to Dis’ Presents: Kelley Jo Burke’s 'Rigby' - A Public Reading


Listen to Dis’ Presents: Kelley Jo Burke’s 'Rigby' - A Public Reading

Once upon a time a little girl was supposed to die. And didn’t. And was invited to join the ranks of those who give the dying their story before they pass on. Her name becomes Rigby, and her after-life career is going to go seriously sideways.

Show Details:
Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization Presents Kelley Jo Burke’s 'Rigby' - A Public Reading
Date: Thursday, June 20th, 2024
Doors: 6:30PM
Show: 7:00PM
Free Admission

The Artesian is wheelchair accessible, all-ages, and a proud supporter of positive spaces initiatives with a zero-tolerance policy towards hate, harassment, and/or discrimination. We reserve the right to remove any patron creating an unsafe environment. The accessible entrance is available via a lift, Please ask staff for help if necessary.

Rigby is Kelley Jo Burke’s City of Regina Writing Award-winning play of life and death and what’s in-between, and it will receive a staged reading on Thursday, June 20th at 7:00pm at The Artesian on 13th, presented by On Cue Performance Hub, Inc. This reading in particular will showcase the development collaboration between Listen to Dis’ Community Arts Organization and Burke, as they work on a play by a disabled artist with the support of disabled artists. An optional audience Q & A will follow the reading.

Those familiar with Burke’s work know that Rigby will be funny, dark, irreverent, and stylistically challenging. This will be the first time this work in development is shared with an audience and the gift of your time to this project’s development is deeply appreciated.

Kelley Jo Burke is a playwright, director, actor, editor, a creative nonfiction writer and documentarian, radio producer and broadcaster. Her plays include Greensleep: a fairytale for the end of days, which had its world premiere April 26, 2024 with Dancing Sky Theatre in Saskatoon, The Curst (with Library Voices), Us (co-creator Jeff Straker, winner of the 2017 Tom Hendry Award for Best New Musical in Canada (Playwrights Guild of Canada), and The Selkie Wife (Scirocco).