CGAS RISER Found Festival




Venue: Backstage Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 84 Avenue NW)
Run Time: Approximately 50 minutes
Content Warning: Recommended for audiences 14 and up due to coarse language and sexual content.

A trans man and his idealized cis self invite onlookers to a very brave thing on the best day, the most perfect day ever. A guided meditation, a group retreat, a paint night, whatever it takes — together, if they just erase the image there, remove a memory here, edit the names, refine the story, refine the story… maybe perfection will be attainable in the end after all.
Re:Construct is a personal, playful, and utterly irreverent interrogation into the perfect picture of masculinity.

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Photos below by Brianne Jang (BB Collective). Pictured: Geoffrey Simon Brown and Émanuel Dubbeldam.

Re:Construct was created back in 2018 for the Ottawa Fringe Festival. It was originally a series of love letters to a thirteen year old self, giving them back the grace and permission to question and love themselves at the same time. I’m excited to share a renewed version of this play for Edmonton, for new audiences, for fellow queer and trans folks, for people like me who need a reminder that we are allowed to love who we are now and who we were in retrospect. ”
-Even Gilchrist


Tuesday, June 7 – 7:30pm*
Wednesday, June 8 – 7:30pm
Thursday, June 9 – 7:30pm
Friday, June 10 – 7:30pm & 9:30pm*
Saturday, June 11 – 7:30pm
Sunday, June 12 – 7:30pm

*Proof of vaccination required upon entry to the theatre for performances on June 7 at 7:30pm and June 10 at 9:30pm.


Written/Produced by Even Gilchrist
Directed by Sarah J Culkin
Featuring Geoffrey Simon Brown and Émanuel Dubbeldam

Set/Costumes: Even Gilchrist
Lighting: Whittyn Jason
Sound & Music: Mustafa Rafiq and Ethan Bokma

Stage Manager: Lindy Mullen
Production Manager: Frances Girard
Design Assistant: Andraya Diogo