Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell explains, ““We wanted to support local artists. That was the genesis for the idea which ultimately became the Digital Festival of Light and Dark. I am excited to showcase the work of so many talented local artists from almost every conceivable discipline. These short, digital works will be a chance for 4th Line audiences to see the depth and breadth of regional artists and their creative worlds.” 


The projects encompass a myriad of artistic styles from dance to poetry to photography to puppetry and several more styles. The topics and issues explored include: the new silent nightlife in downtown Peterborough in lockdown; an exploration of physical vulnerability in the pandemic; and the story of a young girl trapped alone in a Welsh mine, to name only three.  To read about the upcoming projects, click here.


The twelve video projects will be released on 4th Line Theatre’s website and YouTube channel for viewing as of Monday, January 25, 2021 at 12:00 PM. 

4th Line Theatre is excited to announce the array of programming for its first ever Digital Festival of Light and Dark.

Having provided  13 regional artists with micro-grants to create 12, five-minute showcases of their work, the digital festival platform will enable the community to engage with the artists’ creations from the comfort of their own homes through 4th Line’s digital video gallery.


Access to enjoy the festival offerings is free of charge.