Saturday May 1, 2021 | 7 – 9pm (CST)
Artist in residence Kris Alvarez is hosting an online GALA! providing space to dress up, to invite a few colleagues-friends to share experiences of art-making happening around us this past year and to remind us all that yes, even during a pandemic, art continues in many forms! JOIN US for this 1st attempt at a non-awards arts celebration. It’s ONLINE – (you know why). 100% guaranteed to still be fun, beautiful, free & to fortify your heart.
Theatre artist and Regina monologue Kris Alvarez is occupying Neutral Ground’s gallery for a 2-week residency, from April 26-May 8, 2021, providing a glimpse into Kris’s practice which often includes: bringing private into public, serious play, identity, irreverent humour, music, food glorious food, making friends with people who don’t look like her + gatherings… Oh gatherings! Kris asks the tough questions: “What other ways can we gather to celebrate art without winners & recipients? Can we truly focus on honourable mentions + shortlists? How can this gathering form a more representative celebration, freer(?) from the politics & protocols AND still have a lil’ pomp & circumstance?!” Tune into the About Regina-Time Gala to find out.
KRIS ALVAREZ is a theatre artist, a Regina monologue. Kris has the privilege of relationship-building through creation & performance with like-spirited humans at Curtain Razors Theatre, Fadadance, Artesian, Heritage Community Association. In 2019, Kris participated in a humbling residency with Common Weal Community Arts, inspiring Golden Potluck, a project centering the voices of diverse older women. Kris tinkers with her practice alongside Curtain Razors Theatre performing (Bad Blood, Carmen Angel) making work (What Kind of Brown Are You?) Pre-pandemic, Kris was gifted life-inspiring experiences performing in Persephone Theatre’s Reasonable Doubt. 2021 has Kris lucky to be performing in Agam Darshi’s film Donkeyhead, making relationships with the Globe Theatre in a residency, continuing Burnt Sienna. This summer, “driving back up the 11,” she’ll join Sum Theatre’s Theatre in the Park, in Saskatoon, SK.