The WORLD PREMIERE of
by Beth Graham
April 18-29, 2018
Backstage Theatre 10330 – 84 Avenue
Directed by Brian Dooley
Production Design by Megan Koshka
Sound Design by Jason Kodie
Stage Managed by Erin Valentine
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 discovery. Pretty 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
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
Our landmark Education program will once more bring the power of writing to over 800 Junior and High School students across Edmonton each year.
“Once again, WWPT is pleased to present a wide range of dynamic, diverse, and daring plays that fill your heart, stir your soul, and excite your mind.” – Vern Thiessen, Artistic Director
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
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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BLACK ARTS MATTER (BAM!)
February 8 – 18, 2018
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.
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.