WWPT 2017-2018 SEASON

 NEXT PERFORMANCE ON TONIGHT!

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

Featuring:

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.

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Tickets are $25 for Adults and $22.50 for Students and Seniors 65+, plus applicable fees

Suitable for ages 16+

PERFORMANCES:

Thursday,  April 26, 2018         7:30pm   Performance

Friday, April 27, 2018               7:30pm   Performance with Salon to follow:

TALK BACK WITH BETH GRAHAM – A casual Q & A with Governor General’s Literary Award Finalist, playwright Beth Graham.

Saturday, April 28, 2018          2:00pm   2 for 1 SISTER SATURDAY Performance

Saturday, April 28, 2018          7:30pm   Performance

Sunday, April 29, 2018             2:00pm   CLOSING Performance – Are you an Arts Worker? See PRETTY GOBLINS for PWYC on Sunday, April 29th at 2pm. Tickets at the door only. While quantities last!

I Don’t Get It – Fawnda Mithrush Andrew Paul Paul Blinov

Review of PRETTY GOBLINS by Beth Graham in ASL by Krzysztof Stobiecki

Pretty Goblins pretty awesome – Colin MacLean

The siren call of the wild: Beth Graham’s Pretty Goblins, a review – LIZ NICHOLLS

Pretty Goblins serves dark tale with side of funny bones A tale of twin sisters explores addiction, and destiny – LIANE FAULDER

Sisterhood and addiction: Beth Graham’s Pretty Goblins premieres at Workshop West – LIZ NICHOLLS 12thnight.ca

AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS – JENNA MARYNOWSKI

AN INTERVIEW WITH BETH GRAHAM

HEARING ASSISTANCE
The  ATB Financial Arts Barns box office and theatres are equipped with hearing loops (T-Coil Loops) for patrons with hearing loss. These loops transmit directly to a hearing aid or cochlear implant electromagnetically, with no extra equipment.
To use the system:
  1. Ask your hearing aid provider to activate your t-coil function.
  2. When you arrive at the theatre, switch your hearing aid to your t-coil function and adjust the volume as needed.
Those without hearing aids can also utilize a portable headset receiver. Units are available to rent for free from the box office, and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
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CAFÉ DAUGHTER ON TOUR!
Hot on the heels of its 2018 Spark Festival – Belfry Theatre – Victoria, BC performances, March 20th to 24th, WWPT’s acclaimed production of CAFÉ DAUGHTER by Kenneth T. Williams will be back on the road this summer. Stay tuned for more details.
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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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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#writesofpassage Brochure 2018

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

 

 

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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.

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EARLIER THIS SEASON!

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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

 

Featuring: 

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

SOUND OFF

 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.

 

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.

 

 

DIVERSE      DARING      DYNAMIC