StageLab 2014

CtK is proud to offer publicity support to the University of Alberta’s StageLab Theatre Festival. The best part? All StageLab events are FREE!

Innovative theatre festival showcases brave new works by drama faculty

(June 16, 2014 – Edmonton, AB) – A showcase of innovative work presented by the University of Alberta Department of Drama faculty, StageLab 2014 brings theatrical research to life June 26 – 29 at The Timms Centre for the Arts.

In its third iteration, this free festival throws open the rehearsal hall doors to welcome the community into the world of theatre creation. StageLab offers an exciting collection of three new works examining pivotal societal and cultural themes:

House of Furies

conceived by Kathleen Weiss and Nadien Chu

A new creation examining the way in which women denied political access become violent and full of rage.

A Musta Be: Maskihkiy Maskwa Iskwew

written by Jane Heather and Old Earth Productions

directed by Jane Heather

Interwoven stories of three Aboriginal women at different ages and stages of their lives who are touched and guided by Bear Medicine.

Grow, Grow, Grow!

written by Tololwa M Mollel, directed by Jan Selman

The rich story of a poor orphaned maid, her dead mother, a mango tree that grows when sung to, and a bitter feud that divides a town.

StageLab is dedicated to supporting creative research at the faculty level,” said Department of Drama Assistant Chair and StageLab Producer, Julie Brown. “Made possible by the Timms Theatre Innovation Fund, StageLab supports faculty research in a professional setting and welcomes the community into the process. The festival is based on the tenets of exploration, collaboration and innovation and the works in this year’s festival are excellent examples of this.”

StageLab Festival 2014

Thursday, June 26 to Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Timms Centre for the Arts (87 Avenue and 112 Street)

All events FREE

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To reserve tickets, please call 780.492.2495

Featuring work and performances by: Kathleen Weiss, Nadien Chu, Oscar Derkx, Clarice Eckford, Greg Shimizu, Megan Watson, Jane Heather, Darlene Auger, Roxanne Blood, Chehala Leonard, Melanie Rose, Tololwa M Mollel, Karen Porkka and Jan Selman.