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The Knitting Pilgrim – Stitched Glass

April 15, 2025 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$10 – $30

The Trail & District Arts Council presents The Knitting Pilgrim – Stitched Glass, a unique play about the artistic and spiritual journey of one man through knitting, on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm. Part of the Performing Arts Trail series in The Bailey Theatre.

A one-man play about the artistic and spiritual journey of actor Kirk Dunn, who took 15 years to knit a triptych of tapestries. Designed in the style of stained-glass windows, the knitted artwork explores the commonalities and conflicts of the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

A multidisciplinary show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge, knitted panels that look like stained glass windows. The play explores why people struggle to get along, the meaning of art, and the power of love to overcome major obstacles (and minor mishaps) through hand-knitting.

Kirk Dunn is an actor, writer, and internationally renowned knitter, who is fascinated by the many ways in which knitting can bring people together and help them see eye to eye. He uses original, out-of-the-box knitting and his unique perspective to explore life today and in the past.

“10 best Toronto stage shows to see in May 2019” – NOW Magazine

“Top Picks at the 2019 Ottawa Fringe Festival” – Apt613

“The Knitting Pilgrim has … empathy, humour, intellectual and spiritual reflection. It leaves you with optimism that harmony for oneself (and the world at large) is just around the corner.” – Derek Ritschel, Artistic Director, Lighthouse Festival Theatre

Kirk “…has taken an accessible medium like knitting and … used it to communicate ideas that can help repair our social fabric. And then to combine it with a piece of theatre – that is to truly create a unique offering. ”— Nataley Nagy, Executive Director, Kelowna Art Gallery

“In the knitting world where grey and beige plain sweaters seem to rule, how extraordinary to find this energetic man knitting such detailed and intricate color. I applaud his moxie!”— Kaffe Fassett, Textile Artist

What Audiences Are Saying:

“This show was transformative… That’s the mark of really, really, really exceptional theatre. When people ask me how this play was, I say I really cannot describe it to you: it is beyond description. I would give this 6 stars, if I could, out of 5.” — CFMU Hamilton Fringe Review

“A brilliant show that sticks with you, teaches you how to think, about faith, empathy resilience, and art…This is a brilliant moving piece. ” — Deb K.

“This is a wonderful, compelling, one-of-a-kind show… 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! ” — Cynthia S.

#BYOK – Bring your own knitting. Knitting during the show is encouraged!

60-minute show, plus talk back of 30 minutes.


April 15, 2025
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$10 – $30
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Trail & District Arts Council
(250) 368-9669
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Trail / Rossland
Organizer Contact Name
Vicky Jones


Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Ave.
Trail, BC,
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