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Celebrating an Edmonton theatre season like no other: the Sterling Awards (online), led by The Color Purple and Titus Bouffonius

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton theatre took its annual awards gala onto the digital stage Monday night for the first time ever, to celebrate a theatre season like no other. And a musical that chronicles the empowering four-decade journey of … Continue reading

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Making space for a new generation of arts leaders: Vanessa Sabourin and Kristi Hansen walk the walk at Azimuth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a moment in the life of the performing arts when the past didn’t seem to provide an automatic template for the future, this might be it. Change is in the air (and … Continue reading

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Back to live theatre: are you game? That’s the question as E-town theatres make (and re-make) plans for the fall

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lessons from the pandemic: “Phases” may come (and go). But a great triple-sided mystery remains. You can throw open theatre doors. But will people want to return? Under what conditions? And when? The good news is … Continue reading

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Dreams delayed: a cross-border 2020 theatre story starring designer Stephanie Bahniuk

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stephanie Bahniuk is sitting on the front porch of the 1850s house in the leafy university town of New Haven, Conn. where she’s lived for three years. She’s musing on the way life’s big-M Moments can … Continue reading

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Home Again: a journey to the desert in podcast form at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was when the cast was rehearsing the kissing scene in Home Again that playwright/director Calla Wright knew, irrevocably, that Nextfest 2020 had created its own kooky creative wonderland. For one thing Home Again, which runs … Continue reading

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Looking to the future: the Citadel moves its season to 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight “I used to be the good news guy,” sighs Daryl Cloran. “I got to call people to tell them ‘hey we’re gonna do your show’ and ‘hey, you’re in the cast’….” COVID has changed all that. … Continue reading

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“We’re back to who we are!” Murray Utas launches Fringe Revue

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you were in any doubt before that, the moment in mid-April the mighty Edmonton Fringe pulled the plug on its 39th annual edition in August, was a capital-M Moment of confirmation that the world had … Continue reading

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Letters of the Pandemic: be-wigged, bothered, and bewildered by the times

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You knew this already. But it bears repetition, in an era that has deprived us of the hug:  and the handshake: never under-estimate the ingenuity of our artists. What happens when an actor and a writer … Continue reading

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Looking for a sign: Hayley Moorhouse’s Bird Signs at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca See that bunch of sparrows hanging out on the cable that goes to your house?  Obviously it’s a signal from the cosmos vis-à-vis your career plans. Yes, you should definitely apply for med school, or become … Continue reading

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‘How do I find my place in the world?’ Meet Nextfest actor/playwright Dylan Thomas-Bouchier

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “My brain is spinning with this show,” says actor/playwright Dylan Thomas-Bouchier “It’s very much my conversation with myself.… How do I, as a new artist, find my my place in the world?” That show is Finding … Continue reading

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