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9:00 am

Azimuth Performance Lab presents The Anitafrika Method with D’bi Young Anitafrika

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Studio Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

The Anitafrika Method is an intersectional, anti-oppressive, liberation praxis.  It cultivates self-recovery, creativity, and leadership in its practitioners.  Originated by queer Black feminist d'bi.young anitafrika, the method has been used as a performance training tool, a self-actualisation framework and a practice in leadership development by artists, instigators, educators, and change-makers globally. dbiyounganitafrika.com/

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11:00 am

Engaging and Working with ASL/English Interpreters, ASL Coaches and Deaf Consultants in Theatre: A Guide for the Community

February 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Studio Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

Artist / Company: Nicole Sander

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2:00 pm

Songs My Mother Never Sung Me

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westbury Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

Songs My Mother Never Sung Me is an opera for families about a Deaf mom and her hearing son. The piece is bilingual and is performed and sung in English and ASL. The heart of this touching and funny work is its intimate connection to playwright Dave Clarke’s experience growing up as a CODA (Child of Deaf Adult). Recommended for ...

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Deafies’ Unique Time

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Studio Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

All the way from Toronto, "Deafies' Unique Time" is a show with three Deaf actors of diverse backgrounds who are ready to show off their unique performing skills for you! We want to show you that Deafies who come from different countries can work as a team to show what we can do with our different cultures, different experiences and ...

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4:00 pm

Tales From The East Coast

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Direct from Nova Scotia, Tales From The East Coast is an entertaining and interactive series of poems and stories by Canadian Deaf writers in both ASL and MSL (Maritimes Sign Language). Company: Signs of the Maritimes

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5:30 pm

Challenges in Bilingual Theatre: A Discussion with the Cast and Crew of “Songs”

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lobby – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

A discussion with cast members and the creative team of Concrete Theatre's Songs My Mother Never Sung Me about the challenges and rewards of creating a bilingual and accessible music theatre piece.

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7:00 pm

Deaf Spirit Theatre Presents: Adeline, Carol and Friends

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Studio Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

Deaf Spirit Theatre returns with a brand new show! This collective from Kingston, Ontario will perform a series of unique skits that will include a silent film where two women in the 1950s who are two worlds apart, Adeline and Carol, meet up and two friends impersonal (surprised) from 1937 featuring storytelling, comedy skits, dance and poetry complete with stunning ...

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Ins Choi: Songs, Stories and Spoken Words

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Backstage Theatre, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

An evening of humour and story-telling from the creator of Kim’s Convenience.

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8:30 pm

Gemini

February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:45 pm
The Almanac, 10351 – 82 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB Canada

Following a sold out run at the 2017 Edmonton International Fringe Festival, Defiance Theatre returns home with a brand new production of the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award winning GEMINI. An exploration of the intimacy in relationships forged on either side of the bar and the hospitality industry in a post “Me Too” world, writer/performer Louise Casemore will be once again ...

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Room 2048 (2048號房)

February 16 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Westbury Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

Azimuth Theatre in collaboration with Mile Zero Dance as part of MZD’s Dance Crush series presents Room 2048 by Hong Kong Exile – a dream machine for the Cantonese diaspora. In digital light and smoke, we pursue a history that is not ours. A living past, a dying future, and a stillborn present. We will lie. We will cheat. We ...

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8:45 pm

Apple Time

February 16 @ 8:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Studio Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

From the creators of the smash hit "Deaf Crows" comes a brand new show, Apple Time. The play is a bridge to all realms: a magical, liminal ‘third’ space, in which Deaf, Hard of Hearing, locals, newcomers, oral and signing come together to create entire new worlds. Blending puppetry and ASL poetry with traditional Deaf storytelling and ensemble theatre, Apple Time ...

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10:00 pm

Reclaiming Black Dance

February 16 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm

It seems commonplace to search up Hip-Hop, Afrobeats, or Soca and find non-Black folks moving to and monetizing from these styles. This performance is a reminder that nobody else but Us really could! Join these Black bodies as they reclaim not only Black dance, but also Blackness. Also look forward to special guest Jamaican-Canadian dub poet, monodramatist, and educator, as ...

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10:30 pm

Theatresports: SOUND OFF Edition

February 16 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Westbury Theatre – ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2G9 Canada

SOUND OFF and Rapid Fire Theatre team up again for our third year running to bring you more of our special brand of hilarity. In a new twist this year, "Team Deaf" and "Team Hearing" have been thrown together, each side now featuring an equal number of Deaf and hearing. As always, language is forbidden! Each team cannot use signs ...

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