Olive’s rant at Sum Theatre

A few weeks ago my granddaughter, Olive, read me a spoken word poem that she had written as part of a school project. My immediate thought was ” Wow, Olive, this should a rant at “The Last Sunday”. I really felt like I was channelling Cathy as she would have had the same idea. Sum Theatre is a Saskatoon group producing innovative theatrical productions including “The Last Sunday”. Each month they have artists respond to what has happened in the last month with four components (A musical group, a rant, a play written in the last month, and a ‘hot seat’ interview). I emailed Sum Theatre and soon their production crew contacted Olive and it was agreed that she would be the ranter for April 25. Since Covid the event has been live and broadcast via YouTube. It was on last night at the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon with only the cast and crew in the audience. For those that did not see it or those that would like to see it again I have included a link below. If you just want to review Olive’s piece it occurs at 23 min. in.

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  1. kira May 26, 2021 at 8:32 pm #

    Olive! I am so homoured to see you grow so deep and wise. I am so impressed by your poem. Lots of love

  2. Dayna Leighton April 26, 2021 at 8:28 pm #

    Olive this is so brilliant! You are so well-spoken, your words flow like music and the emotion you convey tugged at my heart. Wonderful and all so very very true. Charge on, you are amazing!

  3. Earl April 26, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

    Astounding work from a13 year old. Presentation was flawless and content was current and important. Well done Olive.

  4. Ray April 26, 2021 at 2:14 pm #

    Congratulations Olive! and congratulations to her family too. It was a brilliant poem and performance.

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