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What’s On (Edmonton): Artstrek 2016 Curriculum Director directs THIS IS WAR – Punctuate! Theatre

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What’s On (Edmonton): Artstrek 2016 Curriculum Director directs THIS IS WAR – Punctuate! Theatre

Glenda Stirling

THIS IS WAR, directed by long-time Artstrek Curriculum Director Glenda Stirling, opens March 3.

Director, choreographer, and writer Glenda Stirling has been involved with Artstrek since 2002. She is currently directing THIS IS WAR for Edmonton’s Punctuate! Theatre.


This is WarTHIS IS WAR centers around four Canadian soldiers returning from the conflict in Afghanistan. Through characters’ interviews and memories, it takes a deep look at the psychological toll that warfare inflicts upon those on the front lines. THIS IS WAR challenges our humanity and who we become when faced with impossible decisions. 

“Our Canadian soldiers are asked to go into combat, and, when they return, they are expected to comprehend their experiences and justify their choices in the theatre of war,” says DIRECTOR GLENDA STIRLING. “Is it fair? Is it possible? Can we ever understand the answers?”

MARCH 3-13, 2016 in the PCL STUDIO THEATRE at the ATB Financial Arts Barns.

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