After the House Lights exists to shine the spotlight on the theatre artists making work that’s innovative and compelling, the presenters giving those works a venue, the funders who believe in those artists and their daring projects, the journalists, 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 one of the hundreds of shows staged in Edmonton each year.
After the House Lights is primarily written by Jenna Marynowski. I am an Edmonton-based marketer, theatre-lover and fitness instructor/enthusiast. My addiction to theatre started shortly after I moved to Edmonton and is one of the main drivers of my love for this city. 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, later becoming the Managing Editor. I started After the House Lights in 2013 as one of Edmonton’s first blogs dedicated solely to the theatre community. In 2019, I put After the House Lights on hiatus while I pursue my MBA.
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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
How I work
After the House Lights is a labour of love and passion. 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.