2018 Season

Bears by Matthew MacKenzie

In association with Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts

A multi-disciplinary dark comedy about the Kinder Morgan Transmountain Pipeline, Bears asks what the hell it is we think we're doing here in Wild Rose Country.

“I’d never seen a piece that speaks to issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples as effectively and beautifully as Bears does.”

— Jerry Saddleback, Cree Elder and Dean of Cultural Studies at Maskwacîs College

Cast and Crew coming soon!


Minosis Gathers Hope

In association with Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts

Themes and ideas of this story involve understanding and coping with change, racism, independence and interdependence. With this play, playwright Christine Sokaymoh Frederick wishes to provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives: an understanding that is vital for all Canadians whose cultures touch, evolve and interweave.

“[Christine Sokaymoh Frederick] is an inspiring artistic leader and an important voice in Edmonton’s cultural community...”

— Daryl Cloran, Artistic Director of the Citadel Theatre

Cast and Crew coming Soon!


2017 Season

Bone Wars by Matthew MacKenzie

Music by Laura Raboud in collaboration with Stefan Kijek and Allyson MacIvor

Photo by Mat Simpson

Photo by Mat Simpson

Directed by Chris Bullough

Choreography by Amber Borotsik

Set + Lighting Design by Zsofia Opra-Szabo

Costume Design by Brianna Kolybaba

Props by Sarah Karpyshin

Design Assistance by Kai Villneff

Technical Direction by Trent Crosby

Production + Stage Management by Julie Ferguson

Assistant Stage Management by Andrea Murphy

Produced by Sheiny Satanove

Featuring: Elena Belyea, Kristen Padayas, Philip Nozuka, Colin Dingwall, Chantelle Han, Beth Graham, Gianna Vacirca, Paula Humby, Madelaine Knight, Rebecca Merkley, Davina Stewart, Leona Brausen, and Murray Utas.

2016 Season

This Is War by Hannah Moscovitch

Photo by Mat Simpson | Design by Alison Yanota

Photo by Mat Simpson | Design by Alison Yanota

Director Glenda Stirling

Production Designer Alison Yanota

Sound Designer Misha Hblenicov

Stage/Production Manager Julie Ferguson

Producer/Publicist Sheiny Satanove

Technical Director Maria Burkinshaw

Associate Production Designer Kai Villneff

Sergeant Stephen Hughes Telly James

Master Corporal Tanya Young Andreéa Jorawsky

Private Jonny Henderson Evan Hall

Sergeant Chris Anders Joe Perry

2015 Season

The Suburban Motel Series 
by George F Walker
6 plays, connected by a single motel room

Written by one of Canada’s finest playwrights, these six original works are real, gritty, uproariously funny, and heart wrenchingly poignant.

                               THE PROJECT                                   THE PLAYS                                  THE COMPANY                                  THE SCHEDULE

Directors Liz Hobbs, Jeff Page, Geoffery Ewert

Assistant Directors Erin Voaklander, Patrick Lundeen, Harley Morison

Fight Choreographer Patrick Howarth

Set Designer Megan Koshka 

Lighting Designer Alison Yanota

Costume Designers Cheyenne Sykes, Stephanie Bahniuk, Megan Koshka

Sound Designer Brian Bergum

Producer/ Publicist Sheiny Satanove

Associate Producers Gennieve Edwards & Andrea Jorawsky

Production Manager Julie Ferguson

Technical Directors Anne Wenschlag & André-Michel Lavoie

Stage Managers Ashley Carter, Brooklyn Ritchie, Jenn Best

Assistant Stage Manager  Andrea Murphy, Candice Stollery, Jake Blakely

Head of Props Maria Burkinshaw

Carpenters Rhys Martin, Chris Chelich, Michael Machan-Burley

Venue Technician Tyler Ferguson

Neil Kuefler - R.J. - Problem Child & Risk Everything

Gianna Vacirca - Denise - Problem Child & Risk Everything

Elliott James - Phillie - Problem Child & Criminal Genius

Julien Arnold - Donny -  Adult Entertainment & End of Civ

Troy O’Donnell - Max - Adult Entertainment & End of Civ

Chris Cook - Michael - Featuring Loretta & Risk Everything

Rebecca Starr - Helen - Problem Child

Kristine Nutting - Carol - Risk Everything

Annette Loiselle - Jayne - Adult Entertainment, Shirley - Criminal Genius

Amber Lewis - Pam - Adult Entertainment, Lily - End of Civ

Oscar Derkx - Stevie - Criminal Genius, Dave - Featuring Loretta

Amber Bissonnette - Sandy - End of Civ, Loretta - Featuring Loretta

Andréa Jorawsky - Sophie - Featuring Loretta, Amanda - Criminal Genius

Mark Stubbings - Rolly  - Criminal Genius

Patrick Howarth - Henry - End of Civilization

2013/2014 Performance Series

The Silence Project 

Photo by Andrew Paul

Photo by Andrew Paul

THE SILENCE PROJECT follows the journey of a lone traveler who must find herself in others in order to find her way home. She must learn new ways to communicate and overcome isolation, while navigating through a futuristic and absolutely silent world.

Created and Performed by:

Julie Ferguson

Liz Hobbs

Elliott James

Andréa Jorawsky

Sheiny Satanove

Artistic Consultant & Lighting by Beth Dart


Dirt by Ron Chambers

Photo by Mat Simpson

Photo by Mat Simpson

'Dirt is a darkly comedic yet scathing examination of the value our society places on the lives of our most vulnerable members,' says Elizabeth Hobbs, Director. This dark and gritty crime thriller centres on Murphy, a local degenerate who is accused of killing his girlfriend. Zealous police detective Falkin, and his partner Kiddo, place Murphy under a bizarre house arrest, where he is to be monitored by another welfare recipient, Greta. 

Directed by Liz Hobbs

Produced by Sheiny Satanove

Stage Managed by Julie Ferguson

Set & Costume Design by Syd Gross

Lighting Design by Alison Yanota

Sound Design by Mish Hlebnicov

Featuring: Jeff Page*, Rebecca Starr*, Elliott James, Andréa Jorawsky, Cliff Kelly

*Appears courtesy of Canadian Actors Equity Association


Solo Studies: Translations by Entrelacement Dance

Photo by Tracy O'Camera

Photo by Tracy O'Camera

Entrelacement Dance presents Solo Studies / Translations – a new dance work that is inspired by the translation of movement into words and back again. This piece is an extension of the presentation “Solo Studies” of December 2012 and includes the work of all seven dancers in the company.

Entrelacement Dance is a company of pre-professional, emerging dancers and brings a youthful and energetic perspective to the dance scene in Edmonton. 

Directed by Tatiana Cheladyn

Featuring McKenzie Heykin, Kylie Kennedy, Nick Kim, Yasemin Morais, Elsa Rankin, Richelle Schadeck, and Astrid Sparks

Stage Managed & Lighting Design by Julie Ferguson


East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch

Winner of Two Sterling Awards! Outstanding Independent Production & Outstanding Director

Photo by Mat Simpson

Photo by Mat Simpson

Hannah Moscovitch's East of Berlin tells the story of Rudi, a loyal son whose life is thrown into upheaval when he discovers that his father was an SS doctor at Auschwitz.  Questioning redemption, love, guilt, and the sins of the father, East of Berlin follows Rudi's journey as he comes face-to-face with a frightening past that was never his own.  

Co-Produced by The East/West Collective

Directed by Simon Bloom

Set & Lighting Design by Nick Blais

Costume Design by Megan Koshka

Stage Managed by  Andrea Murphy

Technical Direction by Julie Ferguson

Set Construction by Brendan Neary


Jamie Cavanagh

Andréa Jorawsky

Matthew Hulshof

2012/2013 Performance Series

Our first ever season had us presenting four emerging Edmonton-based company's remounted productions. Each show was theatrically disparate; however, each fulfilled our mandate of physically and/or textually rich performances that subvert theatrical expectations. The performances included text-rich scripts, clown, movement-based collective creations and theatrical dance. Every production was also a new work locally created by emerging Edmonton artists.  Our Performance Series offered  a paid performance opportunity for emerging artists who had demonstrated a commitment to developing their professional work. We provided artists with a performance venue, some rehearsal space, a guaranteed performance fee, and marketing/producing support. We also worked with the emerging artists to share ideas on how to effectively market their work, apply for funding, and develop as professionals.

The Juvyline Cubangbang Show by Jake Prins

Produced by The Blue Sky Theatre Emporium

Directed by Katie Hudson

Stage Managed by  Becca Barrington

Production Design by Marie Muggeridge


Mark Vetsch

Colin Matty

Marlee Yule

Photo by Mat Simpson

Photo by Mat Simpson

A Clown Show Double Bill

Sofa So Good by Small Matters Productions

Directed by Jan Henderson

Stage Managed by Erin Voaklander


Christine Lesiak - Seashells

Adam Keefe - Rocket

Lost n' Lost Department by PIE Factory Collective

Created & Performed by

Jed Tomlinson

Elaine Weryshko

Kristin Eveleigh

Photos by Mat Simpson

Photos by Mat Simpson

S/kin  by The Mindhive Collective

Directed by Brooke Leifso

Created & Performed by

Tonya Chrystian

Rebecca John

Aliya Jamal

Photo by Mat Simpson

Photo by Mat Simpson

Good Women Dance Collective

This Displace

Choreographed by Ainsley Hillyard

Performed by

Alison Towne

Kate Stashko

Alida Nyquist-Schultz

Richard Lee

Shatter State

Choreographed by Alison Towne

Performed by

Alison Towne

Kate Stashko

Alida Nyquist-Shultz


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