Theatre Yes’s VISCOSITY nominated for an Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Independent Production!
Theatre is always a community enterprise. In the case of VISCOSITY, community was the very heart and soul of the work. We’d like to especially acknowledge or community participants, Kara Nystrom, Andrew Bellamy, Alberto Linch, Ian Wilson, and Sonia Donaldson, whose stories, thoughts, and words were the heart of the project. Special thanks also to all everyone met with us to help research navigating oil and gas communities.
Don Bouzek, Ground Zero Productions and the Alberta Labour History Institute generously offered critical mentorship and in-kind support. We were generously funded by the Edmonton Arts Council’s Community Arts Program, The Edmonton Community Foundation, Transition in Energy, Culture and Society, and Speculative Energy Futures.
Migrente Alberta, the Phillippine Arts Council, the Hispanic Bilingual Association, and Iron and Earth provided critical support that helped realized the project.
VISCOSITY sought to create bridges between Albertans, using a new form of artistic expression never tired before in Edmonton – opening up conversations we do not always have in our province. Funders, partners, sponsors, contributors, community participants, artists and audiences came together from a variety of sectors to make the production possible.
Congratulations to all participating artists and community participants. This acknowledgement is yours.
Heather Inglis, Artistic Director and Producer, was invited to contribute a feature article about Theatre Yes’s ANXIETY for the Canadian Theatre Review, Canada’s foremost Theatre Magazine and document. Watch the video doc of ANXIETY created for the CTR Feature HERE. MORE ABOUT CANADIAN THEATRE REVIEW ARTICLE