Edmonton Downstage | 12.01.2014

  • Opening this week
    • A Christmas Carol at the Citadel Theatre, until December 23
    • Six Degrees of Separation at Walterdale Theatre, December 3 – 13
    • Passion Play at the MacEwan Centre for the Arts: Theatre Lab, December 4 – 14
  • Closing this week
    • Blavatsky’s Tower at the Timms Centre for the Arts on December 6
      • Check out this preview from Vue Weekly
  • The official name of the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is SupercaliFRINGEilistic! There are already 107 shows slated for the festival.
  • Grindstone Theatre’s Edmonton Scene Study will now be hosted at the Citadel Theatre – the next one is December 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with special guest Louise Lambert. The organizers ask that you email to RSVP if you are able to attend.
  • The What it is Podcast posted Episode 59: Catalyst in the Community, with guests Amy Van Keeken, Lori Gawryluik & Jonathan Christenson
  • The Metro published an interesting article about the Edmonton Arts Council and calls for public art that are part of all the new capital projects being announced.
  • As the University of Alberta’s Playwright in Residence, Colleen Murphy is starting a UofA playwright’s forum. The inaugural meeting is December 7 from 1:0o – 3:00 p.m.
  • Alberta Playwright’s Network is putting on a workshop with Vern Thiessen – Adaptation: The Word Made From Flesh on December 8 from 6 – 8. Register to attend in person or online.
  • On a personal note – I love the podcast Here’s The Thing with Alec Baldwin. Alec’s interview style is what I aspire to do whenever I sit down with someone for an interview. After the summer/fall break, the podcast is back with an awesome first episode with guest Ira Glass.

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