The Originals

Wednesday July 31, 2024 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Almost Live episode #158

Mention “Caravan” to almost any theatre performer in British Columbia and you’ll be met with a smile as memories of a magical place of creativity and community come rushing in. Award-winning artist and director Niall McNeil ventures back to where he grew up—the 80 acres outside of Armstrong, BC on unceded Secwépemc and Syilx territory that is home to Caravan Farm Theatre, a legendary outdoor theatre company established in 1978.

Host Amy Amantea will be joined by special guests Niall McNeil and Joan McNeil for conversation and community Q and A.

This documentary film is presented with audio description, courtesy of Niall McNeil and The Originals.

Running time is approximately 45 minutes.

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About Niall McNeil, Filmmaker

Niall’s creative accomplishments are many and include performing with Caravan Farm Theatre in the Okanagan, Vancouver’s Leaky Heaven and Neworld Theatre, and in Ottawa with the English Acting Company of the National Arts Centre. With his collaborators, he’s written and published a number of plays, including Peter Panties and King Arthur’s Night, and in 2022 Niall became the first artist with Down syndrome to be awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Composite Grant to support the development of three new multidisciplinary works.