JOIN THE KNITTING PILGRIM KIRK DUNN
Kirk Dunn will be presenting his one-man play, The Knitting Pilgrim, featuring the Stitched Glass tapestries, at St. Andrew’s Church on Saturday, Feb 1, 2020, at 7pm.
The large knitted panels, designed in the style of stained-glass windows, look at the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic Faiths – and took Kirk an incredible 15 years to knit. The play tells the story of Kirk’s artistic and spiritual journey working on this ambitious project about interfaith empathy, and has been seen across Ontario at theatres, churches, and the Aga Khan Museum.
For info or to buy your tickets ($10, or $5 for youth and seniors), go to www.standrewstoronto.org, www.eventbrite.ca, or call 1.416.593.5600, ext 220.
What the Media is Saying:
“6 out of 5 stars” – CFMU Radio, Hamilton
“5 out of 5 stars” – Mooney on Theatre
“A stunning piece of theatre… glorious and so moving.” – Lynn Slotkin, The Slotkin Letter
“I do not write these words lightly. The Knitting Pilgrim is the most beautiful show
I’ve seen at #ottfringe. My life would be diminished if I hadn’t seen it. It is a 15-year response to 9/11.” – Brian M. Carroll, Reviewer, Apt613
What Audiences are Saying:
“A brilliant show that sticks with you, teaches you how to think, about faith, empathy resilience, and art. When doubt about your talent slips in and dogs your every step keep knitting. The end created a wonderful gasp and the tears begin to flow. This is a brilliant moving piece. Kirk is the Jimmy Carter of knitting.” – Deb K
“I loved this gentle, thoughtful show about faith, doubt, patience and artistic creation. Kirk held my interest through an hour of solo storytelling and his knitted tapestries… are truly beautiful.” – Kate J
“This is a wonderful, compelling, one-of-a-kind show! My favourite at the Fringe thus far. A “from-the-heart” tale of artistic creativity, religious tolerance, and the difficult beauty of finding your path. Went with my teenagers and we haven’t stopped talking about it since! There is a knitting lesson interwoven along the way (wool and needles provided), but knitting becomes a metaphor for some BIG questions. With a HUGE reveal at the end of the show (that moment is worth the ticket price alone). Very moving, inspiring, and thought-provoking! And gorgeous!” – Cynthia S
“I was truly shocked by how MOVING this show is, on many many levels. I couldn’t talk when the tapestries were revealed. They are stunning. I hope this show travels the world, and then comes back to Toronto where I will see it AGAIN.” – Patti L
“Photo in no way does justice to the stunning knitted tapestries created by textile artist and gifted actor @dunn_kirk. “The Knitting Pilgrim” is an absolute must see – a powerfully moving piece of storytelling theatre married with exceptional visual art.”
– Corinne M.
“This is a deceptively simple, carefully constructed meditation and presentation involving multi-media and the most congenial narrator you will ever find. One thing is clear … you should see this work in person at the Fringe while you can. For it is my belief that years from now, after the tapestries have finished touring as part of this show, and then have gone on to tours of major museums across the country … that this work will rank among the great pieces of Canadian art, and indeed one of the great pieces of art in the world.”
– Scott M
“Everybody knows the Chagall windows in Jerusalem. These are going to be bigger.”
– Toronto Fringe-goer
For more info or to book: www.ergoartstheatre.com, or www.kirkdunn.com.