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London: The Grand Theatre celebrates Pride with rebroadcast of Mark Uhre’s “Seeds of Self”

Monday, June 13, 2022

Beginning in the month of June, individuals across the globe come together to recognize the impact that 2SLGBTQ+ individuals have had – and continue to make – on society, while working to advance equal justice and equal opportunity for members within these often-marginalized communities.

As an institution committed to inclusivity and highlighting diverse stories on our stages, and in celebration of PRIDE, the Grand Theatre is thrilled to re-broadcast its Fall 2021 Grand Re:Opening Festival performance of Seeds of Self – created and performed by accomplished actor, singer, dancer, and visual artist, Mark Uhre.

In his coming-of-age memory play, “Seeds of Self,” Mark Uhre takes audiences on an intimate, personal journey that explores Uhre’s experience growing up as a young, gay boy in London, Ontario. Uhre shares his story through movement, text, and art-making, combined with thrilling original music composed by Wayne Gwillim, and paired with songs from the ‘golden age.’

In addition to “Seeds of Self” viewers will also see a short documentary presentation, which addresses arts within the young LGBTQ2+ community in London, Ontario. Concluding this journey of self, viewers will experience an immersive artistic encounter with Uhre, combined with music by singer songwriter, Noelle Francis.

View “Seeds of Self here free until July 31.

Photo: Mark Uhre and Wayne Gwillim in “Seeds of Self”. © 2021 Dahlia Katz.