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Panel Discussion | Unpacking The Blue Hour

March 1, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

By Donation


Following the Sunday Matinee performance of “The Blue Hour” by Michele Vance Hehir at 1:30pm


Join us in conversation as we unpack the complicated and challenging themes in The Blue Hour. This will be a live recording of the I Don’t Get It podcast with moderator Fawnda Mithrush and panelists:

  • Candace Fehr representing CASA
  • Clare Gallant representing The John Howard Society
  • Andrea Moen, A retired judge from the Court of Queens Bench
  • Nikki Bernier-Singh representing SACE
  • Amber Niemeier representing YWCA
  • Michele Vance Hehir, The Blue Hour Playwright

Fawnda Mithrush is an award-winning podcaster and arts journalist. She has played the role of General Manager for Theatre Network and the outdoor Freewill Shakespeare Festival, and has penned stories and profiles for Dance Current, Avenue Magazine, Vue Weekly, and Edmonton Journal, among others. She also moonlights as the executive director of LitFest, the only nonfiction-focused literary festival in Canada.


I Don’t Get It is an award-winning podcast that offers a critical perspective on performances of all sorts in Edmonton. Running since 2013, the show is co-hosted and produced by Fawnda Mithrush, Paul Blinov, and Andrew Paul. The team also produced A Tale of Two Weeklies, which was nominated for Outstanding Documentary at the 2020 Canadian Podcast Awards. 


Venue Sponsored by:
Old Strathcona Business Association

Event Sponsored by:


Westbury Theatre Lobby
ATB Financial Arts Barns Building, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada
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