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For Immediate Release: October 24, 2016

Edmonton Media Contact: Brooke Leifso | | 780-233-5778

Theatre Yes presents ANXIETY

An immersive performance installation with creators from across Canada

(Edmonton, AB) Theatre Yes presents ANXIETY, at La Cité francophone (8627 91 Street) November 24 – December 4, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at TIX on the Square (9930-102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill Square; by phone 780.420.1757 or online

Our personal, secret catalogues of small terrors can move us from the rational to the irrational in mere moments. The way we choose to deal with our fear shapes our lives and the lives of those around us. Our choices to act or not act based on our irrational need to protect ourselves can take us to the heights of joy and plunge us into the depths of despair. Theatre Yes’s ANXIETY will challenge audiences to explore the underbelly of these phenomena as they journey through this one-of-kind immersive performance sculpted by Edmonton playwright Cat Walsh and scored by renowned sound artist Gary James Joynes in collaboration with some of Canada’s most inventive small-scale companies. Each of the six guest companies will be contributing 10-minute immersive performance installation-style pieces that examine anxiety, its mechanisms and how it shapes our livesNorthern Light Theatre (Edmonton), Theatre Skam (Victoria) and Outside the March (Toronto), LoHiFi Production (Halifax), Curtain Razors (Regina) and Théâtre à corps perdus (Montreal) will be on-site to install six creations that are not to be missed.

The project will wrap-up with Theatre Yes hosting the first ever Canadian Small Theatre Summit —a series of discussions between the participants in ANXIETY about how to advance and promote small-scale experimental theatre in Canada. The summit will be facilitated by Sarah Stanley, Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre.

Theatre Yes creates access points to national and international cultural conversations via the production of unique and challenging works from Canada and the world. In 2013/2014 Theatre Yes brought the critically acclaimed National Elevator Project to Edmonton and received a special Sterling Award for Outstanding Innovation in the Theatre. Theatre Yes is about risky, challenging, contemporary theatre that takes audiences to places they have never been before. (

Anxiety runs November 24 – December 4, 2016 at La Cité Francophone. Tickets are on sale now at TIX on the Square (9930-102 Avenue, Sir Winston Churchill Square; by phone 780.420.1757 or online This is an interactive immersive theatre experience that will involve walking, standing and entering small spaces to view performances. Expect water-based haze, low-light and challenging content. Expect the unexpected.

Read More about ANXIETY’s Artistic Team Here