CGAS RISER Found Festival

RISER Edmonton 2023

Common Ground Arts Society, in partnership with Toronto’s Why Not Theatre, has the honour of presenting these four new works on Edmonton’s stages from January-March 2023. Take a look, and join us for some cutting-edge theatre!

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After Faust by Connor Yuzwenko-Martin January 31 to February 5.

AFTER FAUST

By Connor Yuzwenko-Martin
Directed by Ebony R. Gooden
January 31-February 5

Many know the classic tragedy of Doctor Faustus, who made a deal with a demon and ultimately gave up his soul. But few have asked the question, “What happened to Mephistopheles after?” Performed in ASL by a Deaf cast, the legendary demon is reintroduced to a modern audience in the same moment that they are unexpectedly bound to another human.

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Omisimawiw by Shyanne Duquette February 8 to 12.

OMISIMAWIW

By Shyanne Duquette
Directed by Danielle LaRose
February 8-12

Two strangers on the Edmonton LRT meet and find out they’re sisters. When questions about their paternity and Indigenous identity occur they find affirmation in each other.

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In My Own Little Corner by Carly Neis February 22 to March 1.

IN MY OWN LITTLE CORNER

By Carly Neis
Directed by Sarah J Culkin
February 22-March 1

You know that person? The one you just get, and who gets you? In this solo cabaret, Carly Neis explores the mess, beauty, grief, joy and care of an unexpected friendship stitched together by the love of music and a shared longing to be acknowledged as artists, creators, and “normal” humans. Join Carly as she takes you into her world, embracing the systems of her disabled life, and deconstructing the ways we hold each other, even when the world continues to underestimate you.

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MINE by Ashleigh Hicks March 4.

MINE

By Ashleigh Hicks
Directed by Andrew Ritchie
Workshop Presentation March 4

Hundreds of feet below the ocean floor, in the dark, in the damp, the men of the deeps mine for coal. Down below, they’re forced to crawl – but on the surface, they’ll resist, and rise again. Based on an unbelievable true story, MINE shares the struggle of the revolutionary Cape Breton coal mining communities at the turn of the twentieth century.

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