Despite her Canadian roots, Agnes Martin remains largely unknown in Canada, outside of the visual arts community. Agnes is a theatrical look at the life of the Canadian-born artist Agnes Martin, incorporating voice/text in the form of dialogue – a reminiscence, perhaps – between an older and a much younger version of Agnes.
Today 17-year-old Emma is setting up her high school science experiment using saliva from the family dog, Axel. Her half-brother, Danny, turns 25 today and when he gets home from work there’ll be a family party. Violet, Emma’s mom, is making a birthday cake but she’s mad because someone ate the jam she planned to use. Danny and Emma’s father, Winston, just bought a brand new fan but it’s not working and the June heat wave is relentless.
The Blaze family is an ordinary working class family who are happy in their own dysfunctional way… but today things are set in motion that will blow a hole through all their lives. More info.
câpân BY Jacquelyn & Hunter Cardinal
Join the sakāwithiniwak (Woodland Cree) brother-sister duo Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal of the award-winning play Lake of the Strangers, and collaborators Kris Harper and Jason Borys of AG47 to glimpse behind the curtain of câpân. The creative team will share the Cree myth in which they’ve rooted the show, dive into their research discoveries so far, and premiere some of the music created for the production by the AG47 duo. More info.
Pisces BY Darrin Hagen
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the infamous 1981 raid on Edmonton’s Pisces Health Spa, Theatre Network invites you to join us for this rare peek into the process of re-writing history.
Darrin Hagen’s PISCES is the result of a decade of research and interviews. A blend of digital documentary and queer history lesson, PISCES will reveal some never-before seen details of the undercover investigation, the actual raid, and the aftermath of the largest mass arrest in Edmonton’s history. These actual documents will be read by young members of Edmonton’s Queer arts community. It will also feature first-hand recollections from one of the only men arrested that night to ever speak on the record about the raid, Edmonton Queer icon Michael Phair. More info.