Dead Centre of Town X: Thank You, and Goodnight, Kittens

Over the past decade, Dead Centre of Town has grown from a one night only pop-up production staged in a bar on Halloween, to a fully fledged 34-show run in Edmonton’s premiere living museum. We couldn’t have done it without you. To the audience who joined us in the park after dark, thank you. For supporting live theatre. For an …

DCoTX: Elisa Benzer (Filumena Lossandro)

Fun fact: Elisa is returning for her second year with DCOT and apparently can’t get off the disturbing Theatre train. The most recent play she wrote and performed in was a one woman show about a serial killing nurse name Eusha. So cheers to all things creepy and let the darkness in. Number of years with DCoT: 2 Years with …

DCoTX: Adrian MacKenzie (Production Assistant: Tech)

Number of years with DCoT: This is my second year with Dead Center, though seeing it the two years before that made the opportunity to help make it happen all the more exciting. Favourite DCoT memory: My favorite memory of last year is having to fit 15 people into an elevator, which was cozy to put it mildly. What you’re most …

DCoTX: Vincent Forcier (Tommy the Hench)

Fun fact: Vincent is an actor & owner of a teddy bear named Coffee Crisp who is for sure haunted. Number of years with DCoT: 7 Favourite DCoT memory: My first year with dead centre I jumped off a platform that was 8 feet high and made it look like I smashed my head on the way down. In rehearsal the director, …

DCoTX: Ainsley Hillyard (Movement Director)

Fun fact: Ainsley is an Edmonton based performer and creator who works in dance and theatre. Number of years with DCoT: 4 Favourite DCoT Memory: My favourite memory is when Cookie the goat snuck into our show for free. As a henchperson my character doesn’t speak, so I had to lurch over to Beth, the director, and get her attention …

DCoTX: Morgan Smith (Clara the Fortune Telling Witch)

Fun Fact: I read the news for a living. The funniest line I’ve ever read on the radio is “All the animals were accounted for except for one monkey, but investigators believe it may have been eaten.” Number of years with DCoT: This is my 6th year with DCoT Favourite DCoT memory: I think my favorite DCoT memory was the …

DCoTX: Ian Walker (Impossible Machine Wizard)

Fun fact: When I was solo camping in the Norwegian fjords I had a close encounter with a troll! Number of years with DCoT:  Three Favourite DCoT memory: Seeing the “woman in white” levitate in the Selkirk hotel What you’re most afraid of:  Scarecrows that come to life and go on murderous rampages. Originally from Yorkshire, England, Ian is a mechanical …

DCoTX: Cliff Kelly (Fight Director)

Fun fact: I will eat anything once… except brussel sprouts. Number of years with DCoT: 3 Favourite DCoT memory: Accidentally putting a hole a wall during a scene (don’t worry – it was in an abandoned building, and we fixed it!) What you’re most afraid of: Being forgotten Cliff is very happy to be back with DCoT to help with …

DCoTX: Elise Jason (Design Assistant)

Fun fact: 95% of clothes I own are stained with paint. The sacrifices of being a designer. Number of years with DCoT: 1! What you’re most looking forward to this year: Many, many more years to come. What you’re most afraid of: The inevitably of dying alone and being abandoned by those I love. Also, the ocean. elise jason [they/them/theirs] …

DCoTX: Mat Simpson (Bunny Booher, the Hench)

Fun Fact: Mat is both an actor and photographer Number of years with DCoT: 2 years as a performer, 2 years before that as a photographer Favourite DCoT Memory: I loved seeing Siona float last year in the hotel Selkirk cuz like whoa What you’re most afraid of: I fucking hate sharks Mat Simpson is a graduate of the BFA …