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Linda Wood Edwards
Linda has been producing her plays since 2005. She is delighted that Northern Light Theatre did the first professional run of The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 in November 2021 (co-written w/David Cheoros for Edmonton Fringe 2018). Other plays include Three Nights to Forever (2020), Trail and Error (2016), Spring Alibi (Adelaide AU 2015; 2005, 2014; Washington DC 2006; Yukon 2007; Sask. 2012); Never Let the Crew See You Cry (2013+tour), Four in the Crib (2012, 2013, High River 2018), True Grid (2007, 2010), Support Ho’s (2009), Beans & Rice (2006, Sask. 2017), Gibberish v. Genius (Canmore, YEG 2018), and Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company (Canmore, YEG, Fort McMurray 2018). Linda’s plays have garnered sweet accolades including two Sterling nominations.
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The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 (rev.) by Linda Wood Edwards
A historical drama told with humor and heart. Big Valley, Alberta. An enterprising madame establishes a brothel, leading to conflict and unexpected friendship with a
Almost the Pioneer Brewing Company by Linda Wood Edwards
An entrepreneur’s new business gets thwarted when her grandmother reveals a family secret in public. Genre: Comedy Acts: One Time: 10 minutes Characters: 2 femaleSybella:
Trail and Error by Linda Wood Edwards
After a horrible year Linda challenges herself to do something even worse: the Chilkoot Trail. In bear and avalanche season. In borrowed boots. A century
Three Nights to Forever by Linda Wood Edwards
Two travellers find themselves enmeshed in the lives of the quirky bar patrons in a small-town community when a blizzard closes all paths in and
Never Let the Crew See You Cry by Linda Wood Edwards
In WW2, women became mechanics at British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Schools all over Canada. Ethel, a southern Alberta farm girl, chases dreams of being
Gibberish vs. Genius by Linda Wood Edwards
The mandatory psychological assessment of a corporate CEO does not go according to plan. Genre: Comedy Acts: One Time: 10 minutes Characters: 2 Setting: Modern
The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 by Linda Wood Edwards
True story re-imagined about an enterprising madame and a town matron. A story passed down in local histories, of a group of townswomen who banded
Support Ho’s by Linda Wood Edwards
Four women use their weekly breakfast gathering as the anchor to friendship and saner times. When the sanctity of their Friday foursome is threatened, they
True Grid by Linda Wood Edwards
4 guys x 28 football seasons = over a century of bonding, rituals, and winning. Subtract 1 guy, add a lovely stranger, and risk breaking
Beans and Rice by Linda Wood Edwards
This is a play about imagination, friendship, and understanding (and lice). Genre: Theatre for Young People (Junior High); Comedy Acts: One Time: 40 minutes Characters: 3 females, 3 male
Spring Alibi by Linda Wood Edwards
Spring in the Yukon! The spectacular view from Marlene’s window leads her to some private discoveries. But other people have windows, too. A romantic comedy
Four in the Crib by Linda Wood Edwards
Sex! Murder! Intrigue! Who knew cribbage could be this much fun? Four seniors struggle to keep their independence, stay active, and get over the skunk
Mark Allan Greene
Mark Allan Greene is a lawyer by trade, playwright/writer by heart. His inaugural play, Jesus Master Builder – A Divine Comedy, hit the stage at Walterdale Theatre in 2015 and was produced again at the 2016 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
Mark holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta. He sits on the Board of the Alberta Playwrights’ Network when they forget to bring chairs to meetings. He was born and raised in New Brunswick and, like 95% of New Brunswickers, is now living in Alberta.
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Jesus Master Builder by Mark Allan Greene
The Bible tells us that Jesus was a carpenter. That’s it. End of storyline. How unsatisfying! There are so many unanswered questions. What did he
Darrin Hagen is an award-winning playwright, composer and drag artiste. He is the author of The Edmonton Queen, which won a Sterling Award and was published in book form by Brindle & Glass Publishing. Darrin is the Artistic Director of Guys In Disguise, which recently celebrated a quarter-century of creating drag comedies that have toured across North America. He has received 7 Sterling awards for his work in the Edmonton theatre scene. Other plays by Darrin include Buddy (nominated for Outstanding New Play); With Bells On (nominated for Outstanding New Play); BitchSlap!; The Neo-Nancies: Hitler’s Kickline; Tornado Magnet: A Salute to Trailer Court Women (published by Brindle & Glass); PsychoBabble and Dragula (both co-written with Trevor Schmidt); PileDriver! (co-written with Wes Borg); Men Are Stoopid, Women are Cra-azy (co-written with Chris Craddock).
Darrin has also directed and curated the legendary Loud & Queer Cabaret, which recently had its 20th anniversary, and is the editor of Queering the Way: The Loud & Queer Anthology, a collection of many of the writers that had been mentored by this unique event.
In 2005, Hagen was named one of 100 Edmontonians of the Century. To the best of his knowledge, he’s the only Drag Queen on that list.
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With Bells On by Darrin Hagen
He is a mild-mannered accountant with persistent bad luck who heads out for his first night of adventure after a nasty divorce. He holds the
James Hutchison writes comedies, dramas, and mysteries. In addition to his original adaptation of A Christmas Carol, James has written “What the Dickens!” a full-length comedy about the Pine Tree Players’ production of A Christmas Carol where everything goes wrong. You can visit his website at www.jameshutchison.ca where you can download all his plays for free and read his blog where he interviews other actors, directors, and playwrights.
Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to James Hutchison
A Christmas Carol – Every Man Has the Power to Do Good by James Hutchison
In this fresh, fun, and lively adaptation of A Christmas Carol you’ll meet Mr. Bentley, learn about the letters Scrooge wrote to his sister Fan,
Ken has taught drama for 25 years and directed dozens of plays. This is by far the funnest one for both the actors and the audience.
Inquiries concerning licensing and rights should be e-mailed to Ken Mastel
Greece! is the Word by Ken Mastel
A parody, the 50’s musical “Grease” set in Ancient Greece. Medusa is the beauty school teacher, a chariot become “greece lightning”. Teenage hi-jinx started a
Chris McKerracher is an Alberta-based playwright with many productions to his credit beginning with “Calmar; Zero to 50 in 90 Minutes” which was staged to sell-out audiences in 2005. This play and the playwright were also featured in a segment on CBC News. Since then, Chris has written many other comedies and has acted and directed in most of them. He has written plays for Halloween, Valentines, Christmas and a four play quadrilogy featuring The Crimson Cap Ladies, patterned after the Red Hat Ladies who are dedicated theatre-goers. For more information on the playwright and his plays, please visit www.communitytheatreplays.com.
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A Little Dickens on the Air by Chris McKerracher
A hybrid of a regular play and “Radio Play for the Stage,” this fun to perform Christmas yarn concerns a cast of voice actors doing
The Crimson Cap Ladies Save the Day by Chris McKerracher
This is the first of the quadrilogy which features four older women in a small town social club, known as The Crimson Cap Ladies. On
The Crimson Cap Ladies Catch a Con by Chris McKerracher
The second Crimson Cap Ladies episode finds their club infiltrated by a violent escaped con disguised as an older woman from the UK. Great physical
The Crimson Cap Ladies Take on Vegas by Chris McKerracher
The feisty Crimson Cap Ladies head to Vegas for The Crimson Cap International Convention and Bake Sale and get mixed up with a gang of
The Crimson Cap Ladies Bare it All by Chris McKerracher
Trapped! (Again) The Crimson Cap Ladies end up on another exciting adventure when Esther accidentally books the club into a nudist camp instead of a similarly-named church
The Dangers of VD (Valentine’s Day) by Chris McKerracher
Uproarious laughs mixed with social commentary against the background of Valentine’s Day. Gramps and Gran yearn for the romance of their younger days while their
The 1984 Dalmar Biker War by Chris McKerracher
The staff of a small rural town must fend off an attack by a biker gang. Genre: Comedy Acts: Three Running Time: 90 minutes Characters: 3 male, 5 female:
Heather Morrow took drama in high school, decided it wouldn’t be her career…then won a playwriting contest. She has been writing since 1995 and has had productions with Edmonton’s Carnival of Shrieking Youth, Theatre Network’s NextFest, Walterdale Playhouse and the Edmonton Fringe Festival. She lived in Scotland for a time, producing her play Take a Bite at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, earning great reviews and notoriety for her banana fetish. She earned her Masters in Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick. Website: takeabite.ca
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Take a Bite by Heather Morrow
An older woman and a younger man wake up in a bare locked room. She, Vera, thinks it’s her boyfriend’s latest kinky trick. He, Dion,
Crushed by Heather Morrow
Liv is the older, practical sister. Ness is the younger, pretty one. Liv is on her own, Ness lives with her boyfriend Corey, whom she
Liam Salmon is an award-winning queer playwright, dramaturge, producer, and educator based out of Amiskwakahegan, colonially known as Edmonton, Alberta (They/Them). They are a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting program and their work has been produced across the country. Their work focuses on queer experiences, deconstructing gender, concepts of family, science fiction, horror, and exploring and exploding forms of theatre including classical greek, and interdisciplinary/intermedial forms. Liam was a co-producer of the Alberta Queer Calendar Project during the pandemic, and have been Playwright in Residence at Workshop West since 2020 where they’ve worked on their youtube-millenial-centric play, Subscribe or Like which was later read as a feature in the 2022 revival of the Springboards New Play Festival. They have worked with Alberta Playwright’s Network as in-room facilitator for the Edmonton chapter of Youthriot, and serve as a regular guest/substitute instructor for the Citadel Young Playwriting Company.
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All That’s Left by Liam Salmon
Bags set down on a familiar precipice, returning after five years Kevin looks around his family home, “It’s like nothing has changed.” His younger sibling,
Silence and the Machine by Liam Salmon
She is in every way indistinguishable from a human being. Skin stretched from a plastic polymer over metal bones, an artificial breathing cycle designed to
Seniors Acting Lab
Written by Members of the Seniors Acting Lab
Character and Dialogue Development by:
Rose Bene, Faye Brown, Louise Day, Randy Day, Normandy Sproule and Ingrid Stammer
Edited, Facilitated and Directed by:
Performed by the Seniors Acting Lab June 2 and 9, 2019
Lunchbox Theatre, Calgary, Alberta
On Tour October 2019 through March 2020
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More Than a Number by The Seniors Acting Lab
5 card-playing friends find them immersed in a sometimes hilarious and sometimes tragic discussion about ageism and how it affects each one of them personally.