Edmonton downstage | 26.01.2015

  • Opening this week:
    • Workshop West’s Canoe Theatre Festival Jan. 28 – February 1.
      • Check out everything Canoe-related right here on After the House Lights. There’s a preview of every show that’s part of the festival, plus during the festival, there will be guest blogs reviewing the shows!
      • A reminder, the shows that are part of Canoe Theatre Festival are:
        • Sh**ting Rainbows – Gavin Crawford’s one-man show
        • Lavinia – A workshop performance of Jon Lachlan Stewart’s new show, which explores the lives of Shakespeare’s women and how those portrayals effect us in modern society.
        • Fortuitous Endings (What to do When You Wake Up Drunk in a BBQ Cover in Your Neighbor’s Backyard) – the world première of a new work by Toy Guns Dance Theatre.
        • How iRan: Three Stories for iPod – Ken Cameron’s new site-specific work (where the “site” is an iPod) that tells the story of an immigrant leaving Iran and coming to Canada and building a new life.
        • The Hierarchy of the Lost Children – Mark Harris’ immersive theatre experience where audiences can interact with members of what some people refer to as a cult.
        • The Girl with Two Voices – A story told around a table by U.K. master monologist, Alan Williams.
    • Le Destin Tragi-Comique de Tubby et Nottubby (The Tragi-Comic Destiny of Tubby and Nottuby) by L’Uni Théâtre, January 29 – February 1 at La Cité Francophone. Ne parlez pas français? There will be English subtitles at every performance.
    • Playing with Fire: The Theo Fleury Story at the Citadel Theatre Jan. 28 – Feb. 15.
    • Edmonton Opera’s The Magic Flute, Jan. 31 – Feb. 5 at the Jubilee.
  • Catalyst Theatre’s Nevermore opened off-Broadway this week – congratulations!
  • Accidental Humour Co. is holding auditions on February 2 for McCrackin 2: The Whacking.
  • Walterdale Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming showcase of new works, From Cradle to Stage, February 15 – 16. The shows in this year’s edition of From Cradle to Stage are Jesus Master Builder by Mark Greene and Magpies by Mary-Ellen Perley.
  • Grindstone Theatre’s Edmonton Scene Study returns for February with special guest Murray Utas! The scene study will be February 2 at the Citadel Boardroom from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. RSVP by emailing [email protected].
  • Have you seen the Canada Council for the Arts’ blog post on the upcoming changes to its funding model?
  • SkirtsAfire HerArts Festival (whose board I sit on) is looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2015 festival, March 5 – 8. Positions are: box office, 50/50, concession/bar, and usher. For more information, contact Cheryl Andrews at [email protected] or 587.989.4664.

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