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Finding yourself at Found, the festival of art in unexpected places

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Finding art, and artists, in places you never expected to run into them: hey, Edmonton has a festival for that. With the return of the Found Festival Thursday, for an eight annual weekend of surprising … Continue reading

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Things I learned at the Sterling gala: a selection

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A few things I learned at the Sterling gala, written by Belinda Cornish and directed by Kate Ryan, starring co-hosts Mathew Hulshof and Gina Puntil:  •The Sterlings spilled their secrets on the grand, lavishly appointed set … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Fun Home and We Are Not Alone lead the way at the 32nd annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The spirit of off-centre, and small-scale, originality blew through the 32nd annual Sterling Awards gala Monday night toasting the best of the Edmonton theatre season — in a newly re-worked configuration. Plain Jane Theatre’s production of Fun … Continue reading

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“That special DC mojo”: Greg and Tami DC, retiring from Vic, will get the Outstanding Contribution to Edmonton Theatre Sterling

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “O my gawd!” declares a vigorous voice on the phone from somewhere deep in the orbiting galaxy of rehearsal rooms and studios that is Vic. “You should see these kids! You have to see these kids! … Continue reading

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And here it is: the 2019 Alberta Playwriting Competition shortlist

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The venerable Alberta Playwriting Competition, 53 years old, has announced this year’s shortlist of plays, three from Edmonton three from Calgary. The list is culled, by a three-person jury, from a wealth of submissions, some 43 … Continue reading

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Vern Thiessen to leave his post as Workshop West artistic director

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Time to move on,” says Vern Thiessen of his decision after five years to leave his post as artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, effective Aug. 31. He won’t be leaving Edmonton, though. “I need … Continue reading

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A weekend at the theatre in E-town: happy birthday Varscona, A Likely Story, Improvaganza…

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca It’s the weekend in E-Town. So obviously you need to be in a theatre. Have a peek at some of your options. You could… •Go to a theatre party. Three years ago, something dramatic happened to … Continue reading

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On, and above, the stages in Edmonton: a week of possibilities

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The week on, and above, the stages in Edmonton. Consider the possibilities. •Firefly refuses to stay put, in either time or space. Edmonton’s pioneer theatre/ circus company and academy, devoted to defying gravity, is having an … Continue reading

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The week on, and above, Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The week on, and above, the stage in E-town. Consider the possibilities. •Firefly refuses to stay put, in either time or space. Edmonton’s pioneer theatre/ circus company and academy, devoted to defying gravity, is having an … Continue reading

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A year on Edmonton stages: the Sterling Award nominations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A highly unusual coming-of-age coming-out musical in which a cartoonist unravels in flashback frames her mysterious family history proved the top choice of jurors, as the re-vamped 32nd annual Sterling Award nominations were announced Monday at … Continue reading

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