ADFA Provincial Festival Relocates to Grande Prairie for May 27 & 28!
Keyano College and Arts Centre in Fort McMurray had been scheduled to host the Alberta Drama Festival Association’s (ADFA’s) Provincial One Act Festival on May 27 and 28, 2016. Festival arrangements were nearing completion when the wildfires threatening the town site forced all residents to evacuate. Due to the uncertainty of the situation, North Zone Regional Representative Hanna Fridhed confirmed the Festival would have to relocate.
ADFA President, Mary-Ellen Perley, explains that, as a provincial organization, the Festival likes to alternate annually between north and south venues. To keep the Festival in the north this year, the ADFA accepted Grande Prairie Live Theatre’s (GPLT’s) offer to host. Mary-Ellen is extremely grateful for all the support shown from all regions, whether it be offers to host the Festival or stepping up to assist GPLT with their arrangements – which are well on the way to becoming finalized!
The ADFA welcomes theatre director and teacher Scott Swan as adjudicator and confirms that, to date, eight regions will be in attendance in Grande Prairie. Mary-Ellen is “very hopeful that the Fort Mac group will attend.” She has heard from Hanna that the group is “determined to go!” Safe travels to all attendees!
REGIONS in Attendance:
Foothills: My Narrator by Norm Foster.
Yellowhead: Caught in the Act by Bruce Kane.
Chinook: The Last Thing I Did by Garrett Bishoff (new work).
Big Valley: February 14th by Seth Kramer.
Edmonton: What Makes Pussycat Purr by Tom Pearson (new work).
Cypress: Nine by Jane Shepard.
Calgary: Two Goalies going Fishing in the Dark by J.A Janicki (new work).
Peace Country: Numb by Tahnia Getson (new work).
Peace Country North: Fort McMurray, TBA.