Through her involvement with The Wet Ink Collective, CJ McGillivray was recently featured at the BC Buds Spring Arts Festival in association with the Firehall Arts Centre. From May 7 through May 10, 2015, nearly thirty different interdisciplinary performing artists inhabited the Firehall, creating a massive arts factory for several days of inventive and innovative site-specific performances from emerging and established local artists.
Solos and Duets was a cabaret evening of monologues and two-person scenes, featuring excerpts from plays written by the newest associates, reflecting the theme of longing and belonging. The evening featured a medley of script excerpts exploring the motifs of love, laughter, sensuality and spirituality. CJ McGillivray was honoured to perform alongside her fellow playwrights Yvette Dudley-Neuman, Virginia Gillespie, Pippa Johnstone, Gabriella Klein, Liesl Lafferty, Kim Larson, Dawn Milman, Yumi Ogawa, Rosemary Rowe, Kim Seary, Elissa Vann Struth and Veronique West.
During the festival, CJ McGillivray premiered her solo dramatic play Monkey Bars featuring the talents of local actor and comedian Yvette Dudley-Neuman. She also had the pleasure of performing excerpts from The Good Bride by Rosemary Rowe and Missed Connections by Pippa Johnstone.