The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.
This week’s #ygkChallenge encourages you to:
Check out The Kick & Push Festival. When challenged to respond to the need for live theatre in Kingston during the Summer months, six theatre companies joined forces to create the inaugural Kick & Push Festival. The festival’s name is derived from the Kingston and Pembroke Railway line, which often required its riders to literally kick and push along uphill sections of track to ensure the engine could conquer steep inclines. This sense of steadfast teamwork is shared amongst the partnering theatre companies, which include: Theatre Kingston, Blue Canoe Productions, Single Thread Theatre Company, the Cellar Door Project and special guests Fixt Point and Convergence Theatre.
Each of the productions that make up the Kick & Push Festival aim to stimulate audiences, such as: Ambrose where audience members will find themselves out of their seats, traveling backstage with the show’s lone cast member; and A Chorus Line where enthusiastic theatre-goers may find themselves thrust into the show’s opening number. Reception to each productions has been fantastic to date, with numerous sold-out performances reported. With six productions ongoing, workshops, camps, late night panel talks and budget-friendly pricing, it’s no wonder that Kick & Push is one of our top five things to see and do in Kingston this month.
Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.
Photo Credit to The Kick & Push Festival.