Company based in Edmonton Alberta, formed by Artistic Director Dave Horak in 2012 to focus on the actor’s art, process and training. It produces plays that challenge the performers and the audience; that bend expectations and theatrical conventions.
Productions include: Fatboy (Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2012, and remounted at the Roxy in 2014); T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land (2012), a solo show performed by Beth Graham; The Bomb-itty of Errors (Edmonton Fringe 2013) by Jordan Allen-Dutton, Jason Catalano, GQ and Erik Weiner, an “ad-rap-tation” of Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors; the Canadian premiere of Burning Bluebeard by Jay Torrence (2015), a macabre pantomime with clowns about the burning of Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre in 1903 during a performance with a full house; 70 Scenes of Halloween by Jeffrey M. Wright (2016), which blends realism with psychological fantasy and horror to expose a failing marriage; Stupid Fucking Bird – a sort of adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull (2017); and Terry and the Dog by Collin Doyle (2018), in which an alcoholic is saved by his resurrected dog.
Edmonton Actors Theatre performs in the Roxy on Gateway, and the Arts Barns.
The Company has been nominated for 25 Sterling Awards, and has won 14 for direction, production, acting, and design.
Last updated 2018-05-14