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WWPT 2018 Sterling Award nominations:

Outstanding Production of a Play Pretty Goblins by Beth Graham

Outstanding New Play (award to playwright):  Pretty Goblins

Outstanding Director: Brian Dooley for Pretty Goblins

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2018

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:  Nadien Chu, Pretty Goblins, Miranda Allen, Pretty Goblins

© Marc J Chalifoux Photography 2018

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:  Jameela McNeil, John Ware Reimagined by Cheryl Foggo

Outstanding Set Design:  Megan Koshka, Pretty Goblins 

 

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The 6-Pack is Back!

Get a taste of the Edmonton theatre scene one bite at a time! Tix on the Square is once again offering The 6-Pack, your opportunity to see 6 plays, from 6 different theatre companies, including Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre!

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, Teatro la Quindicina, Shadow Theatre, Walterdale Theatre, U of A Studio Theatre and Northern Light Theatre join forces to bring you the best theatre experience. 6 Packs are $125, plus applicable fees. Passes can be mailed out or picked up at TIX on the Square.

The  6-Pack for the 2018-19 Season includes:

  • Teatro La Quindicina – Skirts On Fire by Stewart Lemoine
  • Northern Light Theatre – Origin of the Species by Bryony Lavery
  • Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre – Matara by Conni Massing
  • Shadow Theatre – Miss Teen by Michele Riml
  • U of A Studio Theatre – All for Love by John Dryden
  • Walterdale Theatre – The Attic, the Pearls, and Three Fine Girls by Martha Ross, Alessa Dufresne, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Jennifer Brewin, Alisa Palmer and Leah Cherniak

GET YOUR PASSES NOW FOR THIS INCREDIBLE OFFER! 6-PACK!

CAFÉ DAUGHTER ON TOUR!

Hot on the heels of its 2018 Spark Festival – Belfry Theatre – Victoria, BC  performances, March 20th to 24thWWPT’s acclaimed production of CAFÉ DAUGHTER by Kenneth T. Williams will be back on the road this summer …

in SERBIA!

June 29 – July 3, CAFÉ DAUGHTER will be touring to Belgrade, Serbia to present the first of many performances of this crowd-pleasing and very Canadian story by Kenneth T. Williams. Stay tuned for the September newsletter for photos and stories from this multi-city, European tour!
Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen
Featuring Tiffany Ayalik
Production Design by T. Erin Gruber
Sound Design by Shawn Gan
Stage Managed by Betty Hushlak
Technical Direction by Gin May

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This past Spring!

The WORLD PREMIERE of

PRETTY GOBLINS

by BETH GRAHAM

 April 18-29, 2018
at the
Backstage Theatre 10330 – 84 Avenue
Directed by Brian Dooley
Production Design by Megan Koshka
Sound Design by Jason Kodie
Stage Managed by Erin Valentine
 Featured:
Miranda Allen
Nadien Chu

Sisters. Twins. Together. Forever. In the middle of a cold, dark, night Laura discovers her estranged fraternal twin sister, Lizzie, howling in her living room. Lizzie’s sudden appearance loosens Laura’s grip on reality sending the sisters on a journey of tragic discoveryPretty Goblins explores, the anguish of loss, the chaos of addiction and the beautiful ferocity of sisterly love. A World Premiere by Governor General’s Award finalist Beth Graham.

Backstage Theatre’s ‘Pretty Goblins’ tackles the universal obstacles of addiction and trauma

More Pretty Goblins Media

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PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE

Josh Languedoc. Josh Languedoc is an indigenous playwright, improviser, actor, director and educator with Ojibway roots from the Saugeen First Nation. As a playwright, Josh has written a number of plays at various stages of development. His current major project, Stonechild, has participated in the 2016 Banff Playwrights Colony, the 2017 Rubaboo Festival, the 2017 Citadel Playwright’s Forum, and will be workshopped by Workshop West in the 2017/2018 season.

 

PLAYWRIGHTS IN DEVELOPMENT

Conni Massing

Mieko Ouchi

Nicole Moeller

Chris Dodd

Joëlle Préfontaine

Collin Doyle

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Don’t miss a thing! We’re an active, vibrant, theatre-about-town and the best way to follow our exploits is through social media! Click the icons (below) of your favourite social media platform to friend, like, follow, and post!

Fourth time’s the charm! 

#writesofpassage HUGE success

in its FOURTH year! 


The 2018 #writesofpassage showcased writers

The enormously successful WWPT educational program, #writesofpassage ended its fourth school season with a reading series on May 3 at The Club thanks to the Citadel Theatre. Graciously funded by The Edmonton Community Foundation, #writesofpassage grew this year to include 900 students from 14 schools, and was taught in 3 languages, English, French, and Arabic! Education Director Joëlle Préfontaine explains, “The greatest strength of this program is the confidence it brings out in students of all writing capabilities.”

With 5 teachings artists in 14 schools, student writers are able to take their work from idea to stage, workshopped and read by 21 real, live, professional actors. Workshop West and the #writesofpassage team would like to thank The Citadel Theatre, The Edmonton Community Foundation, and  L’UniThéâtre for their support!

If you’d like to support #writesofpassage, or any other Workshop West cause,
click here for the link to our Canada Helps page. Are you an educator interested in having #writesofpassage in your classroom? Contact education@workshopwest.org!

Watch the video!

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre presents a sneak peek of #writesofpassage!

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And our Mainstage Offering Last Fall!

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JOHN WARE REIMAGINED by CHERYL FOGGO

November 8-19, 2017

Backstage Theatre 10330 – 84 Avenue

Directed by Kevin McKendrick

Production Design by T. Erin Gruber

Stage Managed by Barry W. Cook

Featured: 

Kristen Alter

Jesse Lipscombe

Jameela McNeil

Miranda Martini

Kris Demeanor

Pioneer. Cowboy. Albertan. Legend. Calgary playwright Cheryl Foggo’s brings us a heart-warming play about the man who went from enslavement to Canadian icon. Additional funding from Edmonton Heritage Council, Calgary Foundation, Harry and Martha Cohen Foundation, Alberta Association of Multicultural Education, and The Alberta Historical Awareness Program. Written by acclaimed Calgary playwright Cheryl Foggo.

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CHINOOK SERIES 2018 TICKETS HERE 

 About the Chinook Series

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 SOUND OFF ASL INTERPRETERS
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NETWORK OF INTERPRETERS, CONSULTANTS, AND ADVOCATES
Creating accessibility in Alberta’s deaf community
For more information:
NICA CONSOLIDATED INC.

SOUND OF

 BLACK ARTS MATTER (BAM!)

CANOE

February 8 – 18, 2018

at the

ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330 -84 Avenue

 

After the massive success of these two new ventures, WWPT will once again co-present SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival featuring deaf artists from across Canada – the only one of its kind in Canada. This coming year, BAM! (Black Arts Matter) will feature not only acts from Edmonton, but from across the province. BAM will once again be curated by Artistic Associate Nasra Adem. And the CANOE Theatre Festival will once more bring you boundary-breaking theatre from across the nation and around the world. All part of the Chinook Series: Two Hot Weeks in Winter.

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The staff and board of Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre celebrates the spirit of Tatawaw, that there is room here, for all peoples and their stories.
We understand that not only do we live and work on Treaty Six lands – the traditional territories of First Nations and Métis peoples – but that we are in a sacred relationship with the land and the people of this area known as Treaty Six.
We aim to continue living in accordance with the original intent of the Treaties, and build trust and protection in our circle of relations.

 

 

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