Doors at 6:30 pm – Performance at 7:00 pm
A Tender Engine is a queer re-imagining of the romance between the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive and her first caretaker, Alan Pegler. Like, come on – they were obviously in love! Throughout this 50-minute show, Megan Arnold simultaneously performs the roles of each character, the narrator, and the stage crew. Expect a lip-sync, a love song, multiple millionaires bankrupted, and flying trains. This performance art/experimental theatre/alternative comedy hybrid by Megan Arnold was developed and first presented during her final year in the Master of Fine Arts program at the University of Guelph.
About the Artist
Megan Arnold (she/they) is a Filipinx-Canadian artist currently based on Treaty 3 Territory in so-
called Guelph, ON. Recently, she has exhibited/performed at Galerie Nicolas Robert (Toronto),
Chopped Liver Comedy (Toronto), PINCH Cabaret (Waterloo), Kazoo! Fest (Guelph), and
Entertainment Club (Salford, UK). They have participated in artist residencies in Ontario, the
UK, Iceland, and Newfoundland. Megan obtained a BFA from the University of Western Ontario
in 2015 and an MFA from the University of Guelph in 2023. She is a current Board Member at
Ed Video Media Arts Centre.