Edmonton downstage | 09.12.2016

Hello September! I hope everyone had an awesome summer, a fun Fringe and is getting ready for the upcoming theatre season. As you are looking ahead to the 2016/2017 theatre season, make sure you check out Theatre Alberta’s Playbill, which is my favourite resource to find out what’s happening when & where.

  • The What It Is Podcast is back with episode 114: Available on Cassette Tape with interviews with Jesse Northey and Julie Kiraly.
  • Die-Nasty’s annual Soap-A-Thon (50 hours straight of live, improvised soap opera) is back September 16 – 18 at the Varscona Theatre. This year’s theme is Airport 1975!
  • Toy Guns Dance Theatre is holding auditions for their Young Company on September 18. Check out the details on Facebook.
  • The Edmonton Clown Festival is coming up September 29 – October 2!
  • Script Salon (APN’s monthly reading of new plays at Holy Trinity Anglican Church) has announced their 2016/2017 schedule. I couldn’t find it online, so here it is. Make sure you sign up
    • October 2 – David Haas’ Crazy Train
    • Nov 6, 2016    Leslea Kroll’s Wellspring and Rod MacPherson’s Naked Tourists, Sacred Mountain
    • Dec 4, 2016     Conni Massing’s Oh! Christmas Tree
    • Jan 1, 2017      Vern Thiessen’s Pugwash
    • Feb 5, 2017     Collin Doyle’s Slumberland Motel
    • Mar 5, 2017     Althea Cunningham’s Sweet and Nice (a presentation in partnership with Equity in the Theatre)
    • Apr 2, 2017     Bevin Dooley’s Deadstock (winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition Novitiate Award 2016)
    • May 7, 2017    Reed McColm’s The Wrong People Have Money
    • June 4, 2017    David Belke and Margaret Macpherson’s Who Goes There?
    • July 2, 2017     Matthew “Gus” Gusul’s  Virgin on the Prairies
    • Aug 6, 2017    Gordon Pengilly’s  Flesh & Ghost
  • It’s back! SkirtOberfest 2016, a fundraiser in support of SkirtsAfire herArts Festival, returns October 22. I’m on the board of SkirtsAfire and help organize our annual fall fundraiser. This year we’re doing a Bavarian theme, with sweet & savoury pretzels and a beer tasting! Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door – we’ve sold out two years in a row, so be sure to get your tickets early!


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