Updated: Edmonton downstage | 01.12.2015

  • Opening this week:
    • Circle Mirror Transformation at the Varscona January 14 – February 1
    • Venus in Fur at the Citadel, January 17 – February 8
    • Season three of The 11 O’Clock Number resumes Friday, January 16
    • Update: Cheerleader! by Morgan Smith was set to play at the Roxy Theatre, January 15 – 25 (previews January 13 and 14), however, I don’t have an update after the fire this morning ravaged the building. I’ll stay tuned for updates on the show and meanwhile my thoughts are with the cast & crew of Cheerleader! and Theatre Network, as well as the entire Edmonton theatre community. The Roxy was much more than a building – it was one of the homes, gathering places, and sources of inspiration for our community.
  • APN’s playwriting competition is open and accepting submissions until March 1.
  • Nuit Blanche Edmonton is accepting calls from all types of artists to do independent projects for the 2015 event. Artist portfolios are due January 19 and independent project proposals must be submitted by March 16.
  • It’s that time of year again! The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is accepting design illustrations for fringe 2015: SupercaliFRINGEilistic until January 30. More details on their website.
  • SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival released a sneak-peak into this year’s festival, March 5 – 8.
  • Walterdale Playhouse has announced that its next Artistic Director will be Anne Marie Szucs. Congratulations Anne Marie!
  • Freewill Shakespeare Festival sent out their January newsletter – lots going on for them! They’ve got their Blow the Roof Off (Jan. 17) and Brunch of Love (Feb. 8) coming up and are hiring a Development Manager. Check out their newsletter.
  • There are a few job openings this week downtown:
  • Wondering what you can expect from Edmonton’s 2015 theatre scene? Liz has the down-low.
  • Getting stoked for Canoe theatre Festival? Check out The Hierarchy Twitter account for information about The Hierarchy of the Lost Children, including testimonials from group members and information about the group’s beliefs.
    • If you haven’t seen it yet, also check out my festival preview interview with Vern Thiessen, the AD of Workshop West.
    • Stay tuned to my blog over the next couple weeks – I’ll be previewing all of the shows that are part of the festival.
    • Also, DURING the festival, a few Edmonton theatre artists will be publishing reviews/reactions to the pieces at Canoe Festival on After the House Lights.
  • If you haven’t heard, the Yeggies, an annual awards show to celebrate outstanding social media content creators, are accepting nominations until February 28.
    • I’d like to thank John Richardson of Behind the Hedge for his nomination of my blog. His equally awesome blog has also been nominated in the Arts & Culture category!
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