Tag Archives: site-specific theatre

Mrs. Shakespeare gets her voice back, in a graveyard: Shakespeare’s Will with Thou Art Here!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “A woman dancing on a grave.” That’s the image that inspired the roving outdoor production of Vern Thiessen’s Shakespeare’s Will opening Thursday in a cemetery near you, says director Andrew Ritchie. So decisively did that image … Continue reading

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Found Festival 2018: surprising finds, unexpected encounters

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Found, the festival that’s all about the find — art and artists in places you never expected to run into them — is back this weekend in Old Strathcona for a seventh annual edition. It’s all about … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Gemini

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What can I get you?” It’s a world of first names and smiling informality. It’s where people go to escape their lives temporarily, or take an undemanding break from solitude or commitment. Your secrets are safe; … Continue reading

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Big risks in little spaces: meet Fringe artist Louise Casemore

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Like so many bright creative ventures, it didn’t start with a philosophical position. It started with being broke. That’s how actor/playwright Louise Casemore traces the origins of her enthusiasm for site-specific theatre — the kind of … Continue reading

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

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Unexpected things happen when you take theatre out of theatres.  And we have a festival for that. The Found Festival returns Thursday to Old Strathcona for a sixth annual weekend of strange and surprising encounters, up … Continue reading

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I went to that bash at Brad’s: Everyone We Know Will Be There

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, I was at this house party last night…. Brad was turning 17, and (thank god) his parents were out of town. People got high. Kids got trashed, in every sense of the word. Kids had … Continue reading

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Psst, are you going to Brad’s party? Everyone We Know Will Be There

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hey everybody, we’re invited to a party at Bradley Freeman’s house. He’s turning 17 and, yay, his parents are away somewhere, on a yacht. So he’s having people over. In Everyone We Know Will Be There: … Continue reading

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