The showcase featured three live performances by local Wood Buffalo artists: a lively tap number by MKD The Space, beautiful readings of original poetry (Emma Carter, Dawn Booth, Will Collins, Jamal-e-Fatima Rafat) and a breathtaking serenade by The Borderpines.
Buffys 2022 also included the exclusive premiere of the Connection to Land video series produced by Symmetree Theatre and Berteig Imaging. This series featured three videos led by three local Indigenous artists: Melinda Richter, Dene Plews & Megan Shott. They created pieces inspired by their own connection to the land and included work filmed in Janvier and Fort McKay – a first in Buffys history.
With visual assets created by local media artists, Neville Video Productions, Matt Lorenz Productions, and Hexwave Media, dazzling set design by Karlie Christie, custom drinks by Cocktails by Boots, psychic readings by local drag artists – Simma Downe and Stella L’Amour, and event photography by Stacey Northcote, the event was an experience like no other. Watch the live streamed event on our YouTube.