Out of This BlueIvan Coyote & Sarah Macdougall
This performance will be available to watch on demand anytime between noon on Tuesday April 6 and midnight on Sunday April 11. A password and link will be sent to you via Eventbrite with your ticket so you can access the show during the available dates. We will also be hosting an artist talk with Ivan Coyote and Sarah MacDougall for all ticket holders on Sunday April 11 at 3pm PST, hosted on Zoom, this link will be included in your ticket details. Donors will receive an invite to an exclusive talkback with the artists at 1pm on April 11.
Accessibility: The video is closed captioned and the artist talk will have real-time captioning (CART) provided.
Songwriter and musician Sarah MacDougall and writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote both used to live on the road. They met in the green room of a theatre before a show in the summer of 2016, and a deep and lasting artistic connection was immediately sparked. Since then, they have combined their visions on many projects, including Trader Time, a full-length show complete with a musical score for a six-piece band, which launched to sold-out crowds in 2019.
Then the pandemic struck, and all the wheels stopped turning under everyone’s feet. In lockdown at her place in London, Ontario, Sarah sat down with a guitar and her computer and began to craft some new songs, inspired by missing her Swedish family and friends who were similarly grounded on the other side of an ocean, and Ivan began to answer the giant backlog of mail and correspondence that had collected while touring.
Out of This Blue is an eclectic selection of the songs and stories that emerged from both artists during this sudden period of stillness and solitude. Inspired by having time to watch the garden turn green in the spring and flower and wilt, infused with the longing and loss that social isolation has brought to all of our lives, and touching on matters of the heart that have always resonated for both of these artists, Out of This Blue is an homage to family, friendship, mortality, and the ability of writing and music to connect us all.
Regular tickets are $25. If you want to support Intrepid Theatre, you can purchase a $50 ticket that includes a $25 tax receipt.
About the artists
Ivan Coyote is a writer and storyteller. Born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, they are the author of thirteen books, the creator of four films, six stage shows, and three albums that combine storytelling with music. Coyote’s books have won the ReLit Award, been named a Stonewall Honour Book, been longlisted for Canada Reads, and been shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Prize for non-fiction. In 2017 Ivan was given an honorary Doctor of Laws from Simon Fraser University for their writing and activism. Coyote’s stories grapple with the complex and intensely personal topics of gender identity, family, class, and queer liberation, but always with a generous heart, and a quick wit. Ivan’s stories manage to handle both the hilarious and the historical with reverence and compassion, and remind us all of our own fallible and imperfect humanity, while at the same time inspiring us to change the world. Ivan’s 13th book, Care Of, will be released in June 2021 by McClelland and Stewart.
Sarah MacDougall is a multiple award-winning singer songwriter, composer and producer. She has released four albums, and over the last ten years she has toured extensively across North America and Europe. Sarah’s latest album “All the Hours I Have Left to Tell You Anything” won two Indie Awards, as well as was nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award.
Sarah has been selected to play international festivals such as Iceland Airwaves, Edmonton Folk Festival, Reeperbahn, and has shared the stage with artists such as Tallest Man on Earth, Buffy St. Marie, Passenger, and many more.
Sarah has a background in audio engineering and has a degree in music composition. In the last few years she has collaborated with writer and storyteller Ivan Coyote on a number of projects, using her composition, audio, performing and writing skills. She is currently working on a new album, as well as producing and composing for other artists.
Out of This Blue is a pre-recorded video and is closed captioned.
The artist talk will have real-time captioning (CART) provided.
Captioning service is provided with the support of an Accessibility Project Grant through Disability Alliance BC.