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Plucks Off

After lengthy reflection and no doubt a twinge of sorrow, Laurel Paluck has announced her decision to step down as general manager of Public Energy. Since August of 2008 Ms. Paluck has filled the role of general manager with grace and aplomb, managing Public Energy through a time of growth and transition. Over her five plus years, Public Energy’s budget grew by 30% and programming expanded with major events such as the annual week-long Ode’min Giizis Festival. During this time the organization also developed a three year strategic plan and moved its offices on two occasions while supporting the extensive renovation process to its home venue, the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre. Over her time with Public Energy she has become its well-loved public face, be it through greeting audiences in the lobby at events, teaching her popular children’s theatre workshops or leading audiences around Peterborough’s downtown on her signature theatrical adventures known as AlleyWaltzes.

Laurel is looking forward to spending more time pursuing her artistic endeavors, which include directing Atelier Ludmila, her theatre and puppetry production company, and writing her next full-length play, which Public Energy has promised to produce if it does not have too many men in gorilla suits and Freudian jokes. The puppets are OK for now. All kidding aside, Laurel and Public Energy are not parting ways completely; she will continue to be a valuable part of the Public Energy team as she contributes to future projects such as The Wearable Art Show and Erring at The Mount.

The process for seeking a new general manager for Public Energy is already underway. A job posting can be viewed here, the application deadline is November 5, 2013.


Public Energy Volunteer Opportunities



Archive Maintenance - Helping to preserve, record and track 20+ years of archival files, documents and recordings in both electronic and hard copy form.

Board of Directors - Contribute to the governance of Public Energy by sitting on the board of directors. The board provides leadership and support for all aspects of Public Energy. Please contact Barb Chisholm for more information.

Database Maintenance - Assist with updating records and information in our company database.

Production Assistants - Helping with events, such as stage managing and technical assistance with sound and lighting or serving on a planning committee for an upcoming event.

Fundraising - Assist with planning fundraising events, soliciting auction donations, and staffing the event.

Front of House - Assist with merchandise sales, ushering and ticket selling for events both at Market Hall and site-specific locations.

Distribution - Help with the distribution of marketing materials, such as flyers and posters.

Volunteer Management - Coordinating volunteers for one of our major events in the spring or summer.


Please submit a VOLUNTEER FORM.




Welcome to PE’s listing of learning, performing and professional development opportunities in the Peterborough area. Are you offering a performing arts class or workshop? Send us your details and we’ll post it here at no charge to you.

Peterborough Contact Improvisation Jam

Last Friday of every month, 7pm to 8 pm at George Street United church, at 534 George St. North. The entrance is through the glass doors on the George St. side of the church. Cover is $5. Hope to see you there!

For more details please contact Arsalan at 705-243-4140 or
Please RSVP if you are planning to attend.


Muscle/Bone, Mind/Body
with Bill James
info here

Ballroom Beat
Rumba, samba, Cha Cha, jive and ballroom: waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, tango

Bollywood/Bellydance with Janel Jarvis
Register by email

Dance Your Bones

English Country Dancing

Improv & Acting Classes
Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA)

West Coast Swing
Paul Heffernan

Dance Studios

A Frost Dance
(705) 740-0002

Hummingbird Academy
(705) 927-2416

Imagine Studios
705 761-1427

Move 'n Grooove
(705) 768-8428

Peterborough Performing Arts Centre
705 775-2787

Premiere Studio of Dance
705 741-6545

Revolutions Dance

Studio 505
705 876-9505

Listing inquiries:  call (705) 745-1788

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 (705) 745-1788
mailing address:
PO Box 2319
       Peterborough, ON K9J 7Y8
street address:     
       140 Charlotte Street
       Peterborough, ON, K9J 2T8

hours: M-F, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Artistic Producer: Bill Kimball 
Administrator: Eva Fisher
Performance Curator: Victoria Mohr- Blakenely
More Information: About Us

Registered Charity
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How to Help
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Tickets are sold on a show-by-show basis.
To purchase tickets for a specific show, please check the individual show page, or call or email our offices.
Further information can be found on our ticket page here.

Teachers: special student discount matinees may be available.
Please check here for our current education programming offers.