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Here’s welcome news: EPCOR boosts Heart + Soul Fund with an additional $1 million`

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a devastating year for the city’s performing arts, EPCOR has again stepped up with welcome news and a boost. At a press conference Monday the Edmonton utility announced an additional $1 million infusion to its … Continue reading

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Live theatre. It’s been a year, and Act II awaits

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hard to believe. But it’s been a year. One year ago (or a lifetime) this very weekend our lives changed. In  ways that don’t feel temporary. I went to the opening of Heisenberg at Shadow Theatre … Continue reading

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Finding a path forward for the Edmonton Fringe: Adam Mitchell has thoughts about that as he leaves the festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In 25 years at the Fringe, he’s been the production manager, the technical director, the operations manager for a 33,000 square foot multi-theatre complex that started out as a bus barn. He’s been a Fringe venue … Continue reading

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Finding your own story: Dana Wylie’s Makings of a Voice at SkirtsAfire

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m right here with you right now,” says Dana Wylie, looking intently right into our eyes at the outset of Makings of a Voice. Against the probabilities and across the screen (the defining demarcation of the … Continue reading

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Makings of a Voice: the SkirtsAfire premiere brings Dana Wylie back to the theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I don’t know who I am and where I fit into this world….”    It’s one of those thoughts that touches down universally, and comes with its own personal question mark. And for a creative artist … Continue reading

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A festival reimagined, over and over: SkirtsAfire 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Reimagine. Repeat. Reimagine. Repeat…. What does it take to open a theatre and multidisciplinary, multi-location arts festival in the ever-shifting COVID-ian landscape of March 2021? The 9th annual edition of SkirtsAfire, Edmonton’s ever-expanding wide-embrace showcase of … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: meet creator/performer/producer/activist Sue Goberdhan

They’re young, bright, and unstoppably creative. And, pandemic be damned, their adaptable, flexible talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. In this 12thnight series you’ll meet some of E-town’s sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, is already … Continue reading

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Préparez vous, mes amis: Lucy Darling is back — with a bilingual magic/comedy show livestreaming from L’UniThéâtre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What I love about magic as an art form,” declares magician Carisa Hendrix at a non-magical hour of the morning earlier this week, “what magic is really about, is the feeling that anything is possible.…” The … Continue reading

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The Edmonton Fringe bids farewell to Executive Director Adam Mitchell

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton Fringe Theatre is bidding adieu to its Executive Director. After five years in the demanding administration job atop the company that presents Edmonton’s giant International Fringe Theatre Festival (the country’s oldest, largest, and most influential … Continue reading

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The letters you wrote and never sent: Letters To No One, a new show from Dammitammy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Everyone has a stash. You know, the letters you wrote and you didn’t send. Letters in which you confess your long-hidden love (possibly in free verse). Or your rage (likely in stinging prose). Or reveal your … Continue reading

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