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Winnipeg’s Newest Online Arts Magazine

Backstage in the Peg is an online arts magazine that celebrates the incredible artists, arts organizations and local heroes in Winnipeg. This digital series promises to be a great way for audiences to stay connected to theatre in our beautiful city.

EPISODE 4: WATCH NOW

Leadership Chat – An interview with Jessica Dumas, Chair of the Board, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Ask an Artist – A profile on Lighting & Multimedia Designer and Photographer Hugh Conacher.

Punch Line – An improv game show with special guests Jesse Miki and Anjali Sandhu.

Whiz Kidz – A feature on some of the creative kids of Winnipeg, who decided to rewrite a contemporary hit and create a fan video called Quarantine is Hard.

Local Heroes – An interview with Uzoma Asagwara, NDP MLA for Union Station.
                                                                                                                                                                           Winnipeg Dispatch – Monologist Debbie Patterson delivers a message for our time.


About Backstage in the Peg

Blending news magazine stories with performance segments including comedy, music and drama, Backstage in the Peg also profiles public figures, artists and arts lovers. Produced by Royal MTC’s Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Audrey Dwyer, along with Ari Weinberg, Artistic Director of Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, and Manitoba Theatre for Young People’s Artistic Associate Katie German, the program aims to serve the entire arts community.

PILOT EPISODE: WATCH NOW

EPISODE 2: WATCH NOW

EPISODE 3: WATCH NOW


FEATURED SEGMENTS

Uploaded to Royal MTC’s YouTube channel, each episode features a variety of bite-sized segments including:

  • Leadership Chats: Intimate conversations with some of Winnipeg’s most influential leaders.
  • Artist Profiles: An inside look at the creative process of an artist and their upcoming creative projects.
  • Punch Line: An improv comedy series where a host leads theatre artists through a hilarious obstacle course for the mind.
  • Whiz Kidz: Featuring some of the rising young talent in Winnipeg and the companies they are involved in.
  • Local Heroes: Featuring good news stories about people in our community making a difference.
  • Winnipeg Dispatch: A featured monologue about the here and now.