Edmonton Actors Theatre is an award winning theatre company dedicated to presenting work that showcases the actor’s art by producing bold, vital, and challenging work that examines the relationship between audience and performer.
Formed by Artistic Director Dave Horak in 2012 to focus on the actor’s art, process and training. This award-winning company produces theatre that challenges the performers and the audience and is constantly investigating the relationship between the two.
Past productions have included Fatboy, produced at the 2012 Edmonton Fringe which garnered four Sterling Award nominations and was remounted at Theatre Network’s Roxy Theatre in 2014 which also garnered four Sterling nominations (Outstanding Independent Production, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Costumes). Other productions have included Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Mouth, T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, and The Bomb-itty of Errors which toured Alberta in the Spring of 2015 as part of Theatre Alberta’s Best of the Fringe series. Burning Bluebeard was produced twice as part of Theatre Network's Performance Series and was the most Sterling award nominated production in the 2015/16 Edmonton theatre season. Most recently, Stupid Fucking Bird, a sort of adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull was independently produced at The Backstage Theatre as part of the 2016/17 Fringe Theatre Arts at the Barns Series. In May 2018 the company produced the world premiere of Collin Doyle's play Terry and the Dog which garnered Sterling nominations for all three cast members winning three awards for playwriting, outstanding indie production and for Cole Humeny's performance as the troubled son.
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