A wish for the new year from 12thnight.ca

Happy New Year, theatre friends!

It was a year (was it only a year?) unimaginable in advance. A year of devastating losses and challenges for the performing arts. A year in which Edmonton’s valiant community of theatre-creators rose to the occasion in extraordinary, and inspiring, ways.

And through it all, dear readers, you’ve stuck with me, as I tried to remind theatre-lovers that 2020 wasn’t the final curtain, only a long and arduous detour, and a test of ingenuity and creativity. Suddenly (no, finally) it’s 2021, full of hope for the future and the return, however gradual, to live-ness of the live art form we love.

It’s the fourth anniversary of 12thnight.ca. And it’s a moment to thank you for your support and encouragement in continuing to covering theatre here, Edmonton’s most exciting and influential arts industry.

There’s no charge to subscribe to 12thnight. I hope you’ve enjoyed the content which is, so far, free. And I hope, too, that at the start of this new year, you’re up for chipping in a monthly amount (you choose the amount) to my Patreon campaign to help the 12thnight theatre coverage continue. Here’s the link: www.patreon.com/12thnight. Theatre people, the do-ers and the fans, know how to project: please do join me in this venture as a patron if you can. Spread the word!

To those who have already signed on as patrons, my deep gratitude for your support. It makes 12thnight possible. My new year’s resolution is to continue to provide as much theatre coverage as I can in feature articles, news, reviews. My mission is to be your guide to what’s happening on stages in this remarkable theatre town.

Meanwhile, here’s to health and  joyful times in a new year when we’ll all be together, excited by theatre in person, again.


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