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The multi-talented Joy Harjo

Edmonton Poetry Festival

‘We say the poets are the architect and the poems are the bridge and you walk it and it becomes communities,” says Rayanne Doucet, executive director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival, in w...
The artist // Meaghan Baxter

Ben Sures

‘You know how some people knit when they think? I think I paint when I think,” says local musician Ben Sures, who is preparing for his first solo art exhibition at the Daffodil Gallery. &...

Goodbye

Melanie Demers doesn’t tend to take herself too seriously. The artistic director of Mayday Danse punctuates our interview with laughs, self-referential insights, and a genuine zeal for discussi...
Anything goes, even tiny little voodoo dolls // Ian Jackson, EPIC

Mump and Smoot in Anything

Michael Kennard and John Turner are so deeply connected with the characters of Anything’s “clowns of horror”—Mump and Smoot, respectively—that as they open their new show, merely si...
He's just a little different, is all

Honk! The Musical

After spending the last few months honing their improvisational skills through the weekly 11 O’Clock Number at the Varscona, Grindstone Theatre is moving into the realm of full-length productio...
Wherefor art thou? // EPIC Photography

Romeo and Juliet

A frenzied, bloody brawl in the streets: not the usual sort of opening to a love story, and certainly not what we’ve come to expect of that most famous of all romances: Shakespeare’s Rome...
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Romeo and Juliet

How do you go about designing the set for a play that has been staged thousands of times before? “I try to come at every project afresh,” says Cory Sincennes, the set and costume designer...

Scars are Healing Wrong

“Didn’t you have a collapsed lung at that point, too?” says Liz Hobbs, topping off a pretty incredible list of ailments that have, for the past two years, plagued Julie Ferguson, wh...
Icon versus icon // Baos Photography

Paquita vs Carmen

Within the realm of classical ballet and opera, Paquita and Carmen are veritable celebrities. Citie Ballet has decided to honour the iconic status of both in the local company’s season ender: P...

The Light in the Piazza

Family secrets: they’re always a fertile source of drama. The secret in Craig Lucas’ The Light in the Piazza is one that Margaret (Larissa Pohoreski) tries unsuccessfully to warn her daughter’s futur...