Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors (plus applicable fees) and will be available soon.
*Festival Passes available now (Save up to $12!)
Find Fringe Theatre’s COVID-19 Audience Information here!
What happens when you bring together poetry, photography, history, feminism, creative non-fiction, restaurants and theatre? What starts as words on the page is brought to life where we get to meet ordinary and extraordinary women in creative surprising ways.
Some Photographs, Sounds, Questions
FRANCESCA WOODMAN: SOME PHOTOGRAPHS, SOUNDS, QUESTIONS
Francesca Woodman was an American photographer known for her black-and-white self-portraits. She committed suicide at 22 in 1981. In Francesca Woodman: Some photographs, sounds, questions, written by well-published writer Catherine Owen, a woman’s self-represented body is explored through the distances of photos, the aural erosion of motifs and queries about sexuality from a middle-aged perspective.
Poetry & Prose
Poetry & Prose
Catherine Owen, a well-published poet from Vancouver, and Thea Bowering, an Edmontonian prose writer, will recite and act a 20 minute work featuring material on the distance between home and neighbourhood. Thea will read creative non-fiction set in restaurants around the city, experimenting with a subject-in-process through the subversive figure of a woman sitting alone at a café table while Catherine will remain in the centre, enacting movements within a domestic locale, paired with lyrics.
Photos by Monique de St Croix (Catherine Owen) and Laughing Dog Photography Inc (Thea Bowering)
THE LETTER: STAGED READING
A mixed media live event made up of verbatim elements, pre-recorded audio and video, and one live solo performer, “The Letter” tracks a journey of discovering and then grappling with the decision to read a letter that could hold family secrets. After parents pass, who owns the family stories? Who gets to decide what gets shared? What are the risks to the surviving family and friends to unearth the secrets of the dead?
Christine Lesiak (she/her) is a teaching theatre-artist and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Drama from the University of Alberta. She specializes in devising, interactive comedy, clown, and physical storytelling. She is co-creator of and performer in Small Matters’ six full-length shows, including the Edmonton Fringe Holdover interactive comedy, For Science! (2018-20), and Fringe Performance Series show Over Her Dead Body (2017). She is the recipient of the 2018 Alberta Playwright’s Network Novitiate Prize for her play, The Space Between Stars. She is a frequent collaborator with Catch the Keys Productions (Dead Centre of Town, 2008-2020; The Runcible Riddle, 2016), and Festival Director of Play the Fool Festival for clown-theatre and physical comedy.
a short film
COVID COLLECTIONS: a short film
So many stories in this time of stillness, of regeneration, of loss, of rewiring, of slowing down, of the unknown. Each of us has our circle of friends, family and colleagues that we move through. We understand their stories, live through their pain and joy. Covid Collections wants to crack that open and bring new experiences to light; the people we don’t know or understand. It’s a tribute to the people we encounter daily behind their masks and in their own spaces. Our goal is to document this human experience that takes so many forms depending on who you are, where you come from and the privilege you may or may not have access to. Covid Collections is dedicated to the lives of those we’ve lost during this time of upheaval.