Renowned sound artist Gary James Joynes aka Clinker joins ANXIETY as sound designer.

Gary is an award-winning sound and visual artist that has been active in the international live audio-visual and experimental music performance community for many years. He blends the beauty and physicality of sounds auditory and visual elements live in performance and in rigorous and emotional photo and video installation works. The most recent chapter in Joynes’ audio-visual catalog presented a new large-scale solo installation work entitled Broken Sound at Edmonton’s dc3 Art Projects in May of 2015. His previous solo show entitled Topographic Sound at dc3 in early 2013 showed his critically acclaimed work Ouroboros which had its large-scale premiere as a featured work in City Hall at the inaugural Nuit Blanche Edmonton Festival in September 2015. The last few years have seen Clinker’s sound and video work exhibited in Canada and abroad in festivals and events including Sublimated Landscape / Sonic Topology @ ICA London (London, UK), Tanzstartklar Festival 2008 (Graz, Austria), and Sprawl – Interplay_4 Festival 2007 (Amsterdam, Dublin, London, Bristol). You can listen to samples of Gary’s work and find out more about him at

ANXIETY is a pan-Canadian Collaboration between 6 small-scale Canadian theatre companies to create ONE unforgettable found-space work, sculpted by Edmonton Playwright Cat Walsh and Theatre Yes.  Northern Light Theatre from (Edmonton), Theatre Skam (Victoria) and Outside the March (Toronto), LoHiFi Production (Halifax) and Curtain Razors (Regina) ad Théâtre à corps perdus (Montreal) have received mysterious objects which will trigger the creation of 6 interactive performance installations not to be missed. Watch for updates on social media about the madcap process in the weeks and months to come.


Theatre Yes is is thrilled to announce that it is co-hosting a workshop with world renowed theatre practitioners Complicite  April 28-30, 2017 as part of Theatre Alberta’s Rocky Mountain Series collaboration with the Banff Centre.

Complicite internationally acclaimed as one of the most innovative and influential theatre companies of our time. Founded in 1983 by Simon McBurney, Annabel Arden, and Marcello Magni, Complicite is a constantly evolving ensemble of performers and collaborators, now led by Artistic Director Simon McBurney.

“Complicite is more than just a theatre company: it is a state of mind.”

Registration for this workshop will available through Theatre Alberta and Banff Centre and is not yet live. Check back for details. The workshop costs $350 + GST, plus the cost of an accommodation and meals- very reasonable packages are available when you register though Banff Centre. Shared rooms at Banff Centre are available for approximately $35/person/day, and meals plans will be approximately $40/person/day. Should you wish to arrange for accommodations off-campus, you will receive an artist card to purchase on-campus meals at a discount. Scholarships are available through Theatre Alberta with a successful application. All registrations will be processed first come first served by the Banff Centre. To be on a list to be notified when registration goes live contract us HERE.


Theatre Yes is looking for community members  to billet visiting artists from November 14th – 25th for ANXIETY. Message Heather at for details.

“An indelible experience” -Vue Magazine, of The National Elevator Project
“The National Elevator Project was an incredible night of Theatre…The shared experience was intensely personal, passionate and at times very funny.” – Annette Loiselle, Actor/ Artistic Director, Skirts Afire Festival
“The List is likely one of the most moving plays I’ve seen. As the house lights went up, following the performance, I let go of the breath I had been holding for who knows how long. “ -Sound and Noise
“No other [Edmonton] company reaches the same degree of confrontation and challenge for both themselves and their audience.” ~ Ken Agrell Smith, Theatre Director/Educator
“Inglis is one of Edmonton’s most fearless directors, staging plays that manage to be timely and poignant political statements without sacrificing anything in the way of drama or emotional resonance.”~ David Berry, Vue Magazine,
“The quality of this production [Race] by Theatre Yes is outstanding in every respect.” ~ Daniel Van Heyst, Theatre Designer