Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

October 07, 2010 12:34 ET

Government of Canada Invests in J.M. Curtain Razors

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), today announced funding for J.M. Curtain Razors for its project The Movable Feast 2011.

From January to December 2011, The Movable Feast will present a series of three theatre performances by artists from across Canada. The performances will take place at locations in Regina suited to the context of each presentation. J.M. Curtain Razors will also provide outreach activities designed for specific audiences.

"Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and culture in our society," said Minister Moore. "We are committed to supporting organizations whose efforts give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities."

"The Government of Canada is proud to invest in organizations like J.M. Curtain Razors that support the development of small, independent theatre in Regina," said Mr. Boughen. "The Movable Feast is a wonderful opportunity for Regina's residents and visitors to experience innovative works while being exposed to national artists."

"I am honoured that we will be presenting a second Movable Feast series in Regina with the support of Canadian Heritage," said Michele Sereda, Artistic Director of J.M. Curtain Razors. "Fabulous artists of provincial, national, and international stature love coming to this city, and our community loves seeing them."

J.M. Curtain Razors was formed in 1989 and aims to strengthen and encourage community support and appreciation for professional contemporary theatre. It presents diverse, innovative shows that challenge the traditional format of storytelling and aim to enhance artistic experiences for audiences and performers.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $12,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Jean-Luc Benoit - Director of Communications
    Canadian Heritage
    Francine D. Lefebvre
    Director, Regional Communications
    Prairies and Northern Region
    204-983-4367 or Cell: 204-899-8611
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations