CANOE 2016

CANOE 2016: Weird. Wild. Wicked
CANOE 2016: Weird. Wild. Wicked

January 27 - February 7, 2016

ATB Financial Arts Barns - 10330 84 Ave

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Weird. Wild. Wicked.

Our annual Mardi Gras of theatre featuring the best boundary-bending theatre performances from around the corner to around the globe.

This year, Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, Azimuth Theatre and Fringe Theatre Adventures have created an exciting new partnership that brings together our three companies and their festivals under one roof and banner: THE CHINOOK SERIES.


Ticket Prices

$25 for an individual performance Adult ticket

$20 for an individual performance Student and Senior tickets

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$50 for an Evening Pass

$75 for a Five Pack Festival Pass

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Canoe Theatre Festival Programming

Ursa Major

by Megan Dart

Ursa Major is also a 2015-2016 Season production.

More about Ursa Major

Venue: Studio C

  • Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm
  • Thursday, January 28 at 10pm
  • Friday, January 29 at 7pm
  • Saturday, January 30 at 8:30pm
  • Sunday, January 31 at 4pm
  • Wednesday, February 3 at 10pm
  • Thursday, February 4 at 7pm
  • Friday, February 5 at 7pm
  • Saturday, February 6 at 10pm
  • Sunday, February 7 at 4pm
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by Pamela Mala Sinha


Photo Credit: Michael Cooper

Venue: PCL Studio Theatre

  • Wednesday, January 27 at 10:15pm
  • Thursday, January 28 at 7pm
  • Friday, January 29 at 10:15pm
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A Soulpepper Theatre Company Production (Toronto)

Written and Performed by Pamela Mala Sinha
Directed by Alan Dilworth
Set and Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell
Sound Design by Debashis Sinha
Projection Design by Cameron Davis
Choreography by Monica Dottor & Rubena Sinha

Stage Managed by Andrea Schurman

“Can’t remember isn’t the same as forget. Forget is, don’t want to remember. Can’t remember is, don’t want to forget”

After the loss of a loved one, a woman must face the shattering memories of a past trauma. CRASH is the fractured unraveling of memory; blending projections, myth, and dance into a riveting narrative about family, faith and love. This tour de force solo show from Canadian actor and playwright Pamela Mala Sinha won four Dora Mavor Moore. Awards including Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance.

CRASH was originally produced by Theatre Passe Muraille in 2012, and toured by Necessary Angel in association with Theatre Passe Muraille.

“a truly harrowing piece of theatre…” – The Globe & Mail

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by Elena Belyea

Miss Katelyn Main ImageVenue: PCL Studio Theatre

  • Saturday, January 30 at 4pm
  • Monday, February 1 at 8:30pm
  • Friday, February 5 at 8:45pm
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A Tiny Bear Jaws production (Montreal)

Written and Performed by Elena Belyea
Directed and Sound Design by Jon Lachlan Stewart
Set, Costume and Prop Design by Bradley Murphy
Stage Managed by Syd Gross
Dramaturgy by Iris Turcott

Montreal, Columbine, Newtown, Oregon. Miss Katelyn loves every student that walks into her classroom. She also knows the world is a dangerous place. A well-intentioned school-drill is about to go wrong. Join class 3B in this comedic drama about panic and one woman’s desperate attempt to keep her students out of harm’s way.

This Theatre Engaging Communities (TEC) Project is made possible through the generous support of the National Theatre School of Canada.

“There’s no denying the show’s sincerity or gut-wrenching power.” – Montreal Gazette
“This show earns its transformation from laughs to tears as it sinks its teeth into its weighty subject matter. … A+!” – Vue Weekly
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love in the margins

photo credit: Kaylee Borgstrom

Venue: Westbury Theatre

  • Sunday, January 31 at 7pm
  • Monday, February 1 at 7pm
  • Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm
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A CRIPSiE and mindhive collective production (Edmonton)

Featuring Kelsie Acton, Kaylee Borgstrom, Heath Birkholz, Sara Campos-Silvius, Therese Couture, Tonya Rae Chrystian, Julie Heffel, Andrew Morrison, Andrea Ruschin, Alex Sutherland

Directed & Dramaturged by Tonya Rae Chrystian
Directed & Produced by Brooke Leifso
Choreographed & Produced Kelsie Acton
Designed by Rebecca John
Sound Designed by Tom Merklinger
Stage Managed by Andrea Murphy & Kate Quinn-Feehan

CRIPSiE and mindhive collective cordially invite you to a celebration of love, disability, and difference, to raise a toast to the end of perfection. Your presence is requested at this humorous and powerful show that brazenly celebrates love in its many forms by challenging social expectations and turning wedding rituals on their head – but not without a fight on their part. Come as you are and be a part of Love in the Margins, the first professional presentation of CRIP theatre in Edmonton!

Love in the Margins was originally created with support from the Edmonton Arts Council – Community Arts Program Grant and was created by CRIPSiE and mindhive collective in 2014. Love in the Margins is performed in Canoe2016 with support from:


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by Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava

Venue: Westbury Theatre

photo credit: Brooke Wedlock

photo credit: Brooke Wedlock

  • Thursday, February 4 at 10:15pm
  • Friday, February 5 at 12:30pm
  • Saturday, February 6 at 2pm
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A Quote Unquote Collective production (Toronto)

Created and performed by Amy Nostbakken & Norah Sadava
Directed by Amy Nostbakken
Movement Direction and Dramaturgy by Orian Michaeli
Lighting Design by Andre Du Toit
Sound Design by James Bunton
Produced by Elizabeth Kantor

All music is original composition by Amy Nostbakken

Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. Interweaving a cappella harmony, dissonance, text and physicality – Mouthpiece is a harrowing, humorous and heart-wrenching journey into the female psyche.

Nominated for six Dora Mavor Moore Awards and winner of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Outstanding Sound Design/Composition, Mouthpiece made its world premiere at the Theatre Centre in Toronto in April 2015. Mouthpiece launches its 2016 National Tour as part of Pivot Festival in Whitehorse, Canoe Festival in Edmonton and Undercurrents in Ottawa.

“Mouthpiece is a tapestry of music, dance and the spoken word on the importance of finding your own voice, the person you are that lives in the here and now, in your own soul and body. Mouthpiece holds you transfixed until the very end.” – Scene Changes
“One of the most incisive comments about contemporary womanhood that I’ve ever heard.” – My Entertainment World “Nostbakken and Sadava astounded me.” – Mooney on Theatre

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Workshop West is also hosting masterclasses and salon series!

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