The Tale of a Town - Canada is a nationwide theatre and media initiative aiming to capture the collective community memory of Canada’s main streets, one story at a time. The Tale of a Town is touring the country in their “Storymobile” (a.k.a travel trailer turned mobile recording studio) and visiting small towns and big cities alike, collecting oral histories through interviews with independent business owners, local heroes, community stakeholders, and neighbourhood residents. This national venture will culminate in a multi-platform celebration of the country’s main street culture, in commemoration of Canada’s 150th anniversary in 2017.
The Tale of a Town storymobile be on the streets of downtown Sudbury to gather main street stories in from May 18 - 24. These local stories will be digitally mapped and added to The Tale of a Town’s storyportal (www.theataleofatown.com). The stories will also become part of a podcast about Sudbury that will be distributed through The Walrus Magazine online. The Tale of a Town’s time in Sudbury will culminate in a community celebration on May 29th at ________ where the podcast and storymap will be unveiled.
The Tale of a Town - Canada is created and produced by FIXT POINT, a theatre and media company based in Toronto and is being developed in collaboration with The National Arts Centre of Canada, and funded by The Ontario Trillium Foundation and The Ontario Arts Council. The Tale of a Town - Sudbury is presented by Downtown Sudbury.
About FIXT POINT: Founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011 FIXT POINT is a theatre and media company based in Toronto with a mandate to inspire audiences to imagine change. In 2014, FIXT POINT’s The Tale of a Town project opened The Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Halifax, then went onto PEI where it was presented by Harbourfront Theatre and Victoria Playhouse, followed by a production in New Brunswick with The Fredericton Playhouse, and in Newfoundland & Labrador through a partnership with The Art and Culture Centres.
The company is lead by Artistic Director Lisa Marie DiLiberto and Managing Director Charles Ketchabaw based in Parkdale, Toronto.