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RISER Recap: Hayley Moorhouse

Apr 12, 2024

As our RISER 2024 artists come to the end of their program, we’re checking in to hear about their time in RISER and their brilliant new works. Hayley Moorhouse is a local playwright, performer, and producer. Recently seen on Shadow Theatre’s stage for the critically-acclaimed Robot Girls, Hayley’s playwriting work… Read More

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RISER Recap: Saint Jackson

Apr 03, 2024

As our RISER 2024 artists come to the end of their program, we’re checking in to hear about their time in RISER and their brilliant new works. Saint Jackson is an Edmonton-based poet, playwright, performer, and maker. Saint is also fondly known as Mx. Jackson as an up-and-coming drag and… Read More

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Call for Actor: The System by Althea Cunningham

Feb 07, 2024

The System (Development Workshop) Playwright/Producer: Althea CunninghamDirector: Josh Languedoc This script workshop of The System by Althea Cunningham is supported by RISER Edmonton as part of the 2024 Development stream. RISER is a project incubator produced by Common Ground Arts Society supporting 3-5 projects annually towards productions or development workshops… Read More

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Audition Call: Queer Chords by Kena Leon

Dec 21, 2023

Applications Closed Queer Chords Playwright/Producer: Kena LeonDirector: Bianca MirandaProduction Mentor: Gina Puntil Queer Chords is supported by RISER Edmonton as part of the 2024 production stream. RISER is a project incubator produced by Common Ground Arts Society supporting 3-5 projects annually towards productions or development workshops… Read More

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Announcing the 2024 RISER Edmonton Artists

Mar 21, 2023

At the beginning of 2023, RISER supported over 100 artists and arts workers through 17 public performances with over 800 tickets sold for four incredible new projects.We’re proud to announce that RISER Edmonton is back with five stellar projects.Thank you to a jury of peer artists for their invaluable work… Read More

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Announcing the 2023 RISER Edmonton Artists

Oct 17, 2022

Alongside our friends at Why Not Theatre, Common Ground Arts Society is elated to announce the second round of projects to participate in RISER Edmonton.Through RISER Edmonton, four Edmonton-based performing artists and companies will receive support from Common Ground Arts Society and our Senior Partners in the form… Read More

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Announcing the 2022 RISER Edmonton Artists

Oct 28, 2021

UPDATE JANUARY 18, 2022:For the safety of our team and the participants in RISER Edmonton, we have postponed the premieres of the RISER 2022 participants. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for an announcement about rescheduled live performances from these incredible artists. A bold new platform for producing theatre is… Read More

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RISER comes to Edmonton

Feb 24, 2021

Edmonton, AB (March 2, 2021) – Common Ground Arts Society is thrilled to announce a partnership with Toronto’s Why Not Theatre to launch RISER Edmonton as part of the 2022 Edmonton Theatre season. With generous support from the Government of Canada and the RBC Foundation, Why Not Theatre is embarking on a national expansion of RISER, starting in… Read More