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Press Kit: Mel Malarkey Gets the Bum's Rush

Table of Contents

I. About Public Energy
II. About the Artist
III. Press Release
IV. Images
V. Links and Social Media

I. About Public Energy

Bill Kimball – Artistic Director –
Susan Oliver - General Manager –
Victoria Mohr-Blakeney – Metcalf Foundation Curation Intern –
Phone: Main Office – (705) 745-1788

Board of Directors
Barabara Chisholm (Chair), Charmaine Eddy, Michael O'Farrell, Mark Seasons, Bill Kimball

Public Energy is a cultural catalyst, electrifying the community with powerful dance, performance, and theatre.

What we do
Public Energy is an animator of contemporary dance, theatre, performance, and interdisciplinary work.  We are dedicated to supporting the creation, touring, and presentation of innovative contemporary performance arts, and to developing audiences that are knowledgeable and passionate. Read more on our About Us page.

II. About the Artist

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Charlie Petch is a playwright, actor, spoken word artist, national haiku deathmaster, host and musical saw player. Petch's new full-length spoken word vaudeville play "Mel Malarkey" has toured all over Canada and has been awarded two Ontario Arts Council grants. They will be launching their new album “Mel Malarkey Odes & Acts” exclusively during this run at TTOK. They are a nationally touring spoken word artist and member of the League of Canadian Poets. Petch is widely published, has had 9 plays produced and won both the Playpen competition for new scripts with Mysterious Entity and “New Playwright” award from The Union Theatre. Petch is the creative director of "Hot Damn It's A Queer Slam". Petch is happiest onstage.
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III. Press Release

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V. Links and Social Media

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Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
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