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The Deaf world, from the inside out: Deafy, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Deafy (Backstage Theatre) Then character we meet in Deafy is droll, wry, a master of the eye roll/shrug combo, a guy who’s in touch with the absurdities of his world. Nathan Jesper is Deaf. And his … Continue reading

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Deafy at the Fringe: changing the landscape for Deaf theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was one of those theatre collaborations that start, like so many others, at a closing night party in the wee hours (after copious drinks). And like so many set in Edmonton, it included the fateful … Continue reading

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Transformations: what would it take to change the world? Catalyst Theatre enlisted three artists to ask the question

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “When you sign ‘new’ it means ‘to grow’.” — Chris Dodd, The Transformers: Regrowth Can something positive, something transforming emerge from a year of devastation? To imagine a better future for the world, who better to consult … Continue reading

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Adventures in pandemic theatre: a mystery box, a romantic comedy, a (very) short film fest, and more

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Theatre’s strange, circuitous and sometimes wonderful route through the pandemic, chapter umpteen. Let me tell you about my week. •For three days the mystery box sat on the dining room table, wrapped in silver. Light, but … Continue reading

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Expanse 2021, the festival of bodies in motion, moves online

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Creating more space.” It’s a phrase that recurs like a mantra, and an invitation, when Azimuth Theatre’s two new co-artistic producers Sue Goberdhan and Morgan Yamada talk about this year’s Expanse Festival, opening tonight on an … Continue reading

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