CHINOOK SERIES TICKETS ON SALE!

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MOI, MONSIEUR, MOI! 

A L’UNITHEATRE AND WWPT CO-PRESENTATION

February 7th to 11th, 2017

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Moi, Monsieur, Moi! is the story of a young Senegalese girl who, like many others, was shuttled from aunt, to cousin, to uncle. Moi, Monsieur, Moi! is also the story of how a girl, a young girl, becomes a woman in Africa. Created by Patricia Gomis and Marcia de Castro, performed by Patricia Gomis.

Presented in FRENCH with ENGLISH SURTITLES

Ticket prices for MOI, MONSIEUR, MOI!:

Adult $28.00
Senior (60+) $22.00
Student (18 + w/student ID) $20.00
Teens (15-17) $15.00
Family (2 adults and up to two teens 15+) $56.00
Children/teens 14 and under accompanied by an adult Free

To purchase MOI, MONSIEUR, MOI! tickets go to:

http://www.lunitheatre.ca/pay-pal

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MOI, MONSIEUR, MOI! Poster


CANOE 2017
2 Hot Weeks of Cutting Edge Performance!
February 9 – 19, 2017
at the
ATB Financial Arts Barns

Part of the Chinook Series #CANOE2017 is thrilled to be bringing Edmonton some of the finest, cutting-edge performance from around the World! See amazing, eye-opening, mind-expanding, heart-wrenching, hilarious, dark, and deep work from artists and work curated in this unique and alternative theatre festival, Edmonton’s ONLY curated performance theatre festival! Full schedules, show descriptions and artists’ bios can be found on the Chinook website, with more info on the Workshop West website, and check out the sneak peek below to see what Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre will be presenting!

Stay HOT my friends!

Pike St. 
Written and Performed by Nilaja Sun
February 14 & 15, 2017 – The Backstage Theatre

In the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge, a struggling family prepares to ride out a hurricane. Unable to move her teenaged daughter Candace—whose mysterious aneurysm has rendered her unable to move or breathe on her own—from their sixth-floor walkup, Evelyn plans for more than just survival: she fights for healing and redemption. With Pike St., Nilaja Sun uses her trademark humor and virtuosity to bring to life the entire Lower East Side, from decorated Puerto Rican war veteran Manny, to octogenarian neighbor Mrs. Applebaum, to Candace herself, trapped in her body yet remarkably full of vigor and hope.

Originally Commissioned, developed and produced by Epic Theatre Ensemble (Ron Russell, Melissa Friedman and James Wallert, Co-Founders & Robert Chelimsky, Managing Director) with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts

Written and Performed by Nilaja Sun
Special Audio Appearance by Vivian Lee, NY1
Directed by Ron Russell
Scenic Design by Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams
Costume Design by Clint Ramos
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design by Ron Russell
A Golden Lady Production

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera  
Written & Performed by Sébastien Heins
February 17, 18 & 19, 2017 – Backstage Theatre

Brotherhood: The Hip Hopera is a non-stop, high energy, one-man show using original music and physical theatre to tell the parodied story of two brothers living the Hip Hop Life. Taking the audience from the 1970s all the way into the future, this fast-forwarding/rewinding live-hip-hop show is written entirely in rhyme and cleverly crafted song lyrics. Sébastien Heins utilizes Hip Hop and R & B, Rap, Soul, Funk, and Gospel to take the audience on a touching journey of family and brotherly love. Brotherhood is a triple-threat performance of theatre, dance and the immersive experience of being at a live hip hop show.

Written & Performed by Sébastien Heins
Directed by Karin Randoja
Dramaturgy by Jodi Essery & Karin Randoja
Set Design: Anahita Dehbonehie
Lighting Design: Jacynthe Lalonde
Sound Design: Miquelon Rodriguez
A b current & Sébastien Heins co-production

BAM! Black Arts Matter

 

 

Produced by WWPT and curated by Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate, Nasra Adem!

295584dc-38cb-49dc-821b-9326f6ef54e1 This multidisciplinary artist has performed at poetry and spoken word festivals across North America. The founder of Sister 2 Sister: Women of Colour Artistic Showcase, a monthly showcase of women artists of colour. She’s also Edmonton’s Youth Poet Laureate. Adem is excited to continue to use her artistic practice as a way of breaking barriers, reimagining realities and creating forward momentum within her communities.

BAM! (Black Arts Matter) is a new event featuring dozens of black artists in performance, workshops, dance, spoken word, and music!

Not to be missed! b518f100-a308-427a-bb2f-484615a9eb73

Generously funded by the Edmonton Community Foundation.


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SOUND OFF! Alberta’s first Deaf Theatre Festival!

The first of its kind in Canada, SOUND OFF! brings Deaf artists from across the country together to showcase their talents, stories, and the beauty of American Sign Language.

This unique theatre experience is curated by theatre artist Chris Dodd, himself a Deaf theatre artist. SOUND OFF! features performances by Theresa Upton, Hayley Hudson, Elizabeth Morris, Christopher Bryan DeGuzman, Joanna Hawkins, Dave Clarke, Caroline Howarth, Mieko Ouchi, Alex Bristow, Jacqueline Fink, Fatima Tun Nafisa, Taylor Schwab, Shayla-Rae Tanner, Tyson Zacharias, Allard Thomas, Caroline Bergbusch, Twyla Chartrand, Michelle Grodecki, James and Oscar, Murray Valiaho, Paula Weber Connor, Yuzwenko-Martin, and Rapid Fire Theatre.

SOUND OFF! is sponsored with special funding from the Equity Office of Canada Council, Field Law Community Fund Program, Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Alberta Community Investment Program, and NICA Consolidated.


TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Tickets are available on the Chinook website, and through the Workshop West website. Pay What You Can available only at the door, 2 hours before the performance!

FULL CHINOOK PROGRAMMING AND TICKETS 



WWPT is THRILLED to announce that the critically acclaimed Café Daughter by Kenneth T. Williams, will begin its National Tour in Ottawa as part of Canada Scene in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! Directed by Lisa C. Ravensbergen, featuring Tiffany Ayalik as Yvette Wong.

Café Daughter is based on the life of Chinese Canadian Senator and neuroscientist LILLIAN EVA QUAN DYCK,  Café Daughter maps the hierarchy of racism in Canada, asking questions that any Canadian of mixed heritage might ask: Who am I? Who are my people? Who can I lean on when times are tough? Critically acclaimed and enthusiastically received by audiences everywhere, Café Daughter is a quintessentially Canadian play.

For more information: Café Daughter at the NAC

NAC interview with


2017 MAYOR’S CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Nominations are now open for the 2017 Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts! The Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts showcases Edmonton’s vibrant arts and culture industry by bringing together artists, the business community, media and arts-appreciators to honour the valuable contributions Edmonton artists and arts champions make to our city.

The Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts showcases Edmonton’s vibrant arts and culture industry by bringing together artists, the business community, media and arts-appreciators to honour the valuable contributions Edmonton artists and arts champions make to our city.

Award nominations are now being accepted online.

The top six nominations will be considered in each of the following categories:

Mayor’s Award for Innovative Support by a Business for the Arts Mayor’s Award for Sustained Support of the Arts

Mayor’s Award for Sustained Support of the Arts

John Poole Award for Promotion of the Arts Ambassador of the Arts Award ATCO Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Emerging Artist Award

ATCO Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Emerging Artist Award

Emerging Artist Award

Qualico Award for Artistic Leadership Award for Excellence in Arts Management Courage to Innovate Award Nomination forms and application information can be found online at

Award for Excellence in Arts Management Courage to Innovate Award Nomination forms and application information can be found online at

Courage to Innovate Award Nomination forms and application information can be found online at

Nomination forms and application information can be found online at mayorscelebration.com.

Nomination Deadline: January 28, 2017 by 5:00pm

Read more at MAYOR’S CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS