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Concrete Theatre’s Sprouts Festival grows new plays, online

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton’s Concrete Theatre, a company with a national profile in theatre-for-young-audiences, is into its mid-30s with a new pair of co-artistic directors — and in this strange pandemic time, the need to re-invent one of its … Continue reading

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Mighty oaks from tiny acorns…. Concrete’s Sprouts Festival returns

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca The sun is out. For 18 springs now, Concrete Theatre has been planting the Canadian theatre repertoire with new play seedlings from unusual sources — and then watering them for future seasons. The annual Sprouts Festival … Continue reading

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Pinocchio: a new production of an Alberta Opera original opens the Roxy Performance Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Seven years ago, a musical-writing duo with a string of sassy re-angled fairy-tale musicals for kids to their credit got their mitts on a different sort of adventure. It was free-wheeling and fantastical, crazily episodic — … Continue reading

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Planting seeds for kids theatre: the 17th annual Sprouts Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For 17 springs now, Concrete Theatre has planted new plays at their annual Sprouts Festival — and watered them for future seasons. The idea from the start was to stimulate growth in the Canadian theatre repertoire … Continue reading

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The thorny issue of Consent: Concrete Theatre steps up

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Was there consent? It’s the timeliest of questions — confusing, contentious, discussable. It’s the stuff of headlines. And it’s the raison d’être of Mieko Ouchi’s Consent, the play that Concrete Theatre has bravely been touring to … Continue reading

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Concrete plans for a big upcoming season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s no coincidence that the most influential and travelled show in Concrete Theatre history has a title with a question mark: Are We There Yet?. For the 28-year-old Edmonton theatre, devoted to exploring the thorniest social … Continue reading

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