Artbridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series: Jumblies Theatre

The next installment in ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 audio series comes from Jumblies Theatre!



The voices you hear in the recording are:
Mackenzie Konecny is a visual artist who enjoys drawing, painting, sculpture, miniature making and much more.
Parker Dirks is a visual artist with an interdisciplinary practice and a trans*, feminist, sustainable food activist.
Keith McNair is Managing Director at Jumblies Theatre.
Sam Egan is Operations Coordinator at Jumblies Theatre.

“Jumblies expands where art happens, who gets to be part of it, what forms it takes and which stories it tells. This impulse has led us outside of specialized art places, and to place participants at the core of our projects, as a bridge between artists and audience. We say “Everyone is welcome!” and grapple with the implications – social and aesthetic – of trying to mean it.

We adapt, combine and play with forms of theatre and arts production placed in new situations, with equal attention to all stages (before, during, after). Our performances and presentations, albeit highly-produced, are steps in a process, whose ultimate product is the experience, the change wrought, and the memory – the transient micro-utopia and its after-effects.” (from Jumblies About page)

For more information about Jumblies, visit or read their profile on ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory and Map.

With funding support from the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, we are producing a short introductory Community Arts video. With the help of videographer and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman from Halifax, we have produced a video for people who would like to know what “community arts” “community-engaged arts” & “arts for social change” are about.

During the videomaking process we’ve unfortunately had to cut a lot of great contributions from the video, but we still want these voices to be heard! We are starting an audio series on our blog that will feature voices from different initiatives that lent their voices. Please look forward to hear what they have to say about community arts and what is means to them.

If you’d like to add your voice, please contact us at!

Click to hear previous voices from ArtBridges’ Community Arts 101 Audio Series.

-compiled by Lisa Tran, ArtBridges Content Coordinator. Content for this post provided by Keith McNair & Jumblies Theatre


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