Tag Archives: Nextfest Arts Company

Grab your headphones and go for a walk: Would You Wander, a nature/ storytelling podcast at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You’ve come to the right place. Exactly where you are…. So c’mon.” – Episode 0, Would You Wander Yesterday I went on a stroll by the river. And there was a friendly voice in my ear. … Continue reading

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Storytelling on film: Artists & Love (The Instagram Miniseries) at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The “let’s see if…” impulse finds a natural home at Nextfest, Edmonton’s 26-year-old festival of artists emerging into professional careers. By personality it’s  a veritable convention of natural multi-disciplinary experimenters. Have a look at the festival’s … Continue reading

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Arkangel: piecing together the mysteries of the past in a small town, sci-fi/horror from Liam Salmon at Nextfest.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hello? Hello, can you hear me?” — Arkangel by Liam Salmon The “sci-fi/ horror play that premieres on the Nextfest virtual MainStage Saturday revels in the elusive, the unknown, the mysterious. Which in a way makes Liam … Continue reading

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Nextfest at 26: catching the drift of the new wave of artists, online again for a second year

It’s the eve of Nextfest, the freewheeling multi-disciplinary Edmonton festival that for more than a quarter of a century has sought out, showcased, and celebrated the original creative ideas of the next generation of emerging artists. You’ll meet some of … 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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The “what’s next?” comes to you: the 2020 Nextfest goes online

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “O my gosh!” declares Nextfest director Ellen Chorley, who has a great and natural talent for celebration. “I’m absolutely blown away by how special and magical it is! I’m so thrilled!” The playwright/ actor/ director/ mentor/ … Continue reading

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Weal Thyman The Third: a bouffon clown show to provoke you at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When you’re creating a bouffon clown show about a grotesque filthy-rich capitalist with businesses, land, money, possessions, sycophants,  and an insatiable appetite for more more more, it’s not as if you have to rack your brains … Continue reading

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“The show I needed to see”: Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What’s the show I really needed to see at that age?” That’s the question Mac Brock asked himself at 22, looking back on his 17-year-old self. So he wrote that show. Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest … Continue reading

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