Tag Archives: Theatre Network

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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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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The strangest of seasons: a truncated year on Edmonton stages in Sterling Award nominations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Two high-contrast shows, one a subterranean prairie slow-burn tragedy and the other a riotous blood-spattered revenge comedy of the Shakespearean persuasion, proved the top choices of jurors as the 33rd annual Sterling Award nominations were announced … Continue reading

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Sandy Moser: mask-maker to the stars

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Live theatre gave Sandy Moser the big-M Moment that turned everything around for her. And she’s returning the favour, though she’d never put it that way in a million years. “What would I be doing otherwise?” … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: six up-and-comers whose talents will have an impact on the scene. First, Helen Belay

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They’re young. They shine brightly. And their talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. 12thnight talked to six starry and sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, will have a big impact on … Continue reading

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A time for dreaming: we asked theatre artists what roles and plays they’d love to do

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Live theatre hasn’t disappeared. It’s just on hold, suspended like time and probability, until we can all be together again in person: artists and their audiences, people sharing stories in a room. Along with the human … Continue reading

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Sad news: In Barbara Reese Edmonton theatre has lost a fine artist

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca With the death last month of Barbara Reese, Edmonton theatre has lost a fine artist, a generous collaborator and friend to artists, and an irreplaceable player in the drama of its history. Her departure has left … Continue reading

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Wild Side Productions brings a hot-button ‘eco-thriller’ to the Roxy: The Children

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The wild side (to borrow the name of the indie theatre company) is where the questions live. The answers are conditional, elusive, to be discussed.  “I’m drawn to plays that ask more questions than give answers,” … Continue reading

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A riotous black comedy from Colleen Murphy at Theatre Network: Titus Bouffonius is all good unwholesome fun. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a rare evening at the theatre that gets you laughing out loud, gives you a good smack upside the head — and makes you wonder later whether you might have dreamed the whole thing. AND … Continue reading

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Ketchup ketchup everywhere! The fearless Colleen Murphy revisits Shakespeare’s grisliest play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Colleen Murphy has undertaken some audacious theatrical projects in her time. Who else in this country do you go to for a 23-actor play with a time span of 500 years, and a polar bear protagonist … Continue reading

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