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Edmonton Expo

J August Richards is living the surreal life. As a fan, a comic-book collector, he spent his childhood fantasizing about superheroes he is now surrounded by. “To be able to participate, it̵...
// Ryan Parker

Fatboy

‘PANCAAAAAKES!” For all of his unchecked-ID impulsiveness, nothing seems to hit Fatboy’s titular character quite like the thought of eating: desire to consume overrides all else in ...
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Kim’s Convenience

Ins Choi is one of thousands of Canadians who grew up above a corner store. “I have memories of counting money,” he says with a chuckle, recalling some of the experiences that form the ba...
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The Violet Hour

The Violet Hour is certainly not a play that telegraphs its plot points. Studio Theatre’s season opener seems at first like a typical period drama: the early 20th-century story is set entirely ...
Making it up as they go // Supplied

The 11 O’Clock Number

‘We’re always trying to achieve the perfect musical, which is an impossibility.” When Byron Martin founded an improvised musical troupe a couple of years ago, he wasn’t sure i...
Dreamin' of a riot // Ryan Parker

Fatboy

When Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi premièred on December 10, 1896, in Paris—a city then-unfamiliar with things like absurdism and modernism, because they didn’t quite exist yet—its one-night run...
Heeeeeeere's Jon // Eden Munro

Jon Mick vs The Internet

Jon Mick’s on a Steve Martin deadline. Martin gave himself five years to either make it in comedy, or find a “real career” when he turned 30. After Mick’s own 30th birthday th...
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The Violet Hour

Choosing a play for your thesis project is a pretty big deal—but sometimes it happens by random. “I just pulled it off the library shelf,” says MFA candidate Lucy Collingwood, recalling h...
An artifact awaiting a ritual // Nika Blasser, dc3 Art Projects

A city in motion

As a city—the collection of structures and pathways we’ve set our lives both in and around—Edmonton is in motion, in flux. It seems impossible not to have been impeded by at least some of the e...
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Retake

It was at a 2013 workshop with Calgary dancer Helen Husak, in town and teaching at the Expanse Movement Festival, where the power of memory as a launchpad for dance first resonated with Anastasia May...