An open discussion of the goings on in Edmonton’s theatre scene
After the House Lights is a discussion of what’s coming up, what’s happened, and what’s changing in Edmonton’s theatre scene, (mostly) from the perspective of Jenna Marynowski.
My addiction to theatre started shortly after I moved to Edmonton. In 2009 I started writing for Sound + Noise, a music and theatre blog founded by Dr Michael D. MacDonald as a pedagogical extension of his popular music courses. In 2011, I became the Managing Editor of Sound + Noise, working with writers and promoters to tell the stories of Edmonton’s vibrant music and theatre scene, in addition to my own theatre writing.
After the House Lights came about in 2013 as I was looking to publish a blog focused solely on Edmonton theatre. After the House Lights exists to shine the spotlight on the creators making work that’s innovative and compelling, the presenters giving those works a venue, the funders who believe in people and their daring projects, the critics, podcasters, photographers and bloggers providing feedback and sharing the behind-the-scenes stories, and the audiences that are willing to take a risk and see something they’ve never heard of before.
Thank you to all the readers, artists, and arts-supporting organizations that have helped After the House Lights receive the following recognition:
- Winner of the 2017 John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts at the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts
- Tied in Vue Weekly’s 2016 Best of Edmonton Awards in Best Cultural Blog category
- Runner-up for Vue Weekly‘s 2015 Best of Edmonton Award in Best Culture Blog category
- Winner of 2014 Yeggies Award in Arts & Culture category
Get in touch
For artists wanting to get the word out about their show, or anyone interested in writing a guest post, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (inquiries about After the House Lights only, please).
If you’d like to share thoughts on a piece of theatre I’ve written about, I encourage you to use the comment section of the posts, or reach out to me on social media – open and honest dialogue about theatre and theatre criticism is vitally important to the growth of the industry. Sharing those thoughts one-on-one is great; opening a thoughtful public dialogue is even better.
How I work
After the House Lights is a labour of love and passion and doesn’t bring me any monetary compensation at the moment. Any opinions on After the House Lights are those of the author the post is credited to. I retain full editorial control over everything posted under my username, jennamarynowski, and don’t censor any guest posts written under their author’s respective usernames.
I receive complimentary tickets to see most of the shows I review on After the House Lights. While I’m thankful for those tickets, the artists don’t exert editorial control over the opinions I post on this blog.