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The Alberta Queer Calendar Project | Suspension

February 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

By Donation. Open to the public as part of our Visual Art Exhibit.


As part of our Visual Art Exhibit, listen to the play, Suspension by Hayley Moorhouse, through your own device or our sound system as you wander the gallery and collaborative installation piece, curated by artist Stephanie Florence. Drawing inspiration from the themes in Moorhouse’s drama, Florence has built a visual world to accompany March’s edition of the Alberta Queer Calendar Project.

February 24-26 | 10am – 2pm *
February 27 | 10am – 2pm & 6pm – 7pm as part of our Opening Ceremonies **
February 28 | 10am – 2pm *
March 1 | 8pm – 9pm after She Moves **
March 2-6 | 10am – 2pm *
March 7 | 2pm – 3pm (before A Place For Prose) ***

*Listen on your device or a rental iPod.
**Listen live (Hear the play on our sound system as you wander through the gallery)
***Listen on your device with assistance from our Volunteers

The Alberta Queer Calendar Project is a full year of podcast drama from queer, Albertan writers in 2020. Episodes are released monthly online at, and are free to access from anywhere. The Alberta Queer Calendar Project is presented by Cardiac Theatre and What It Is Productions. 


Suspension by Hayley Moorhouse
Above: a plane has exploded. The wreckage hangs suspended in the sky.
Below: a suburban backyard. Two lawn-chair philosophers gaze upwards, jumbo Slurpees in hand.
Set in a dreamscape, or a memory, or a reality beyond imagining, Suspension is a surreal dark comedy about what it means to bear witness. 

Hayley Moorhouse | Playwright

Hayley is an Edmonton-based actor and playwright. Recent performance credits include Once We Were Queens (Neon Pomegranate), Slight of Mind (Theatre Yes), The Bully Project (Concrete Theatre), Off’d on Whyte (Found Festival), A Bright Room Called Day, The Lower Depths, The School for Scandal and Richard III (Studio Theatre). She debuted her solo show Bird Signs in a workshop production at last year’s Nextfest. Her play Suspension had its premiere production at the 2019 Edmonton Fringe, and Hayley is thrilled to be reviving it with SkirtsAFire Festival in a brand new radioplay format! Thanks to Cardiac Theatre, What It Is Productions and the Alberta Queer Calendar Project for the support! 

Director | Suzie Martin
Featuring | Meegan Sweet & Holly Wandler
Audio Engineering | Brian Bergum of What It Is Productions
Audio Coordinator | Kiidra Duhault
Alberta Queer Calendar Producers | Jessica Glover, Harley Morison, Liam Salmon





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February 26, 2020
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Nina Haggerty Gallery
9225 118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5G 0K6 Canada
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