ABBEDAM Productions: new Spring Awakening

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the University of Alberta’s Department of Drama, the Curious Arts blog is sharing 50 Reasons to Go See A Play throughout the 2015-16 season. Here is reason seven to go see a play. UAlberta PhD candidate Lily Climenhaga’s new translation and adaptation of Spring Awakening debuts with ABBEDAM production Nov. 5 … Read moreABBEDAM Productions: new Spring Awakening

Aaron Veldstra: Our Anaerobic Future

UAlberta artist investigates industrial uses of landscape as it relates to oil production in Alberta Throughout Aaron Veldstra’s MFA show Our Anaerobic Future, up in the FAB Gallery until July 11, he is drawing and erasing map data pertaining to the human impact on the boreal forest of Northern Alberta. I was struck by Aaron’s easy-going … Read moreAaron Veldstra: Our Anaerobic Future

Free tickets: Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

UAlberta students comment below to win free tickets to awards night April 20 Our friends Megan and Beth Dart (‘07 BFA) ofCatch the Keys Productions, the amazing team behind the production of the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, generously offered Curious Arts a handful of free tickets to give away to students to attend the … Read moreFree tickets: Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts

New Works Festival 2015

Join me in supporting New Work The dictionary defines the word new as: n(y)o͞o/ adjective; new: comparative adjective: newer; superlative adjective: newest not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time, as in “a new stage play.“ It takes guts to write a play in May 2014 and put it up in February 2015, less … Read moreNew Works Festival 2015

Video Teaser: Blavatsky’s Tower

Blavatsky’s Tower walks the tragi-comedie tight rope Blavatsky’s Tower is worth seeing just to watch how gracefully the BFA actors walk the tragi-comedie tight-rope. This is a high-calibre performance delivered from a group that is able to make you care about some very troubled and complex characters. Professor David Barnet works alongside the cast of … Read moreVideo Teaser: Blavatsky’s Tower