Reimagining Cree cosmology with Pawâkan Macbeth

Reimagining Cree cosmology with Pawâkan Macbeth

This week’s interview features Barry Bilinsky, assistant director of Pawâkan Macbeth – A Cree Takeover. This show will be touring Treaty 6 Territory and will then have a few performances as part of the Chinook Series in partnership with Azimuth Theatre’s Expanse Festival. Scroll down…

Seeking the witches and merry devils of Edmonton at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

Seeking the witches and merry devils of Edmonton at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

There’s going to be a witch in a church in Old Strathcona tonight, though she’s not the kind who wears a lot of black and posts Instagram selfies with crystals and tarot cards. (OK, maybe there will be one of those – I don’t know…

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

An evening at StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave is a diametrical experience. The first part of the evening is an acoustic set by a local musician, cabaret-style in the front half of the Backstage Theatre. It feels like an evening out at a pub, relaxed and friendly.…

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

In-Yer-Face with StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

This week’s interview features the cast of Crave – Alex Dawkins, Sarah Emslie and Gabriel Richardson – which is being staged as part of the Fringe Theatre’s off-season by local indie company StoneMarrow Theatre. Scroll down to listen to that. Theatre news this week included…

Review: Everybody Loves Robbie at Northern Light Theatre

Review: Everybody Loves Robbie at Northern Light Theatre

Oh, to be 17 and in love again. Actually, scratch that – being 17 sucked. Being 17 and in love, with your heart about to be crushed like a bug? The. Worst. Everybody Loves Robbie is new play by local playwright Ellen Chorley currently running…

Celebrating drama kids with Everybody Loves Robbie

Celebrating drama kids with Everybody Loves Robbie

This week’s theatre news comes from the Citadel, which is about to open Cost of Living, a Pulitzer-winning play written by Martyna Majok. They play features two performers who use wheelchairs. As part of bringing this show to Edmonton, the Citadel unveiled new accessibility upgrades…

Review: Julius Caesar at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

Review: Julius Caesar at the Winter Shakespeare Festival

The inaugural Winter Shakespeare Festival is running two shows throughout the month of January:  Julius Caesar fills the festival’s tragedy slot, while A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the comedy. Both plays are staged at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church. Caesar isn’t one of the more…

Talking dictators and warfare with Midwinter Shakespeare Festival

Talking dictators and warfare with Midwinter Shakespeare Festival

Welcome back to the second half of the 2019-2020 theatre season in Edmonton! This week’s interview features Benjamin Blyth, the artistic director of Malachite Theatre and founder of the Winter Shakespeare Festival. Scroll down to listen to the episode. There was a bit of local…

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

This is the last episode of the year! Ghost Light is taking a mid-season break but will return promptly in January 2020. Until then, enjoy this lovely conversation with playwright David van Belle, who adapted the Citadel Theatre’s brand-new production of A Christmas Carol. This…

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

Performing the apocalypse with Mr. Burns

This week’s episode dives into myth-making, storytelling and oral history through the lens of a nuclear apocalypse – and The Simpsons. Mr. Burns: a post-electric play is currently running as part of Fringe Theatre’s off-season and director Andrew Ritchie and performer Paula Humby talk about…