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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Theatre Yes - The National Elevator Project

Theatre Yes presents the National Elevator Project

What can happen in an elevator? Absolutely anything!

OCTOBER 16 - 27, 2013
At Various Downtown Edmonton Locations
Starting @ Tix on the Square, Sir Winston Churchill Square, 9930 – 102 Ave

Theatre Yes’s National Elevator Project features short plays written for and performed in working elevators.

Theatre Yes has arranged commissions for noted Canadian Playwrights from across the country to write very short plays (5 minutes and under) that explore the ritual of the elevator ride. The plays require audiences to enter elevators with the actors for one-of-a-kind, unforgettable performance experiences.

Theatres and Arts Organizations involved: Eastern Front Theatre (NS), Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (NL), Mulgrave Road Theatre (NS), Playwright’s Atlantic Resource Centre (NS), Magnetic North Theatre Festival (ON), Imago Theatre (QC), Nightswimming Theatre (ON), Persephone Theatre (SK), L’Unith√©√Ętre (AB), Ghost River Theatre (AB), Workshop West Theatre (AB), The Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation (AB), Shadow Theatre (AB), Rumble Productions (BC).

You will start at Tix on the Square, Sir Winston Churchill Square (9930 – 102 Ave), where you will be given a map and directions to each elevator. From there you will make your way to the location of each play in your own time. Plays are approximately five minutes in length and will be available on demand during each 2-hour performance window.


Oct 16 (Preview)
Oct 17th -27th Shows available between nightly 7:30-9:30 pm.
Matinees Oct 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 2PM-4 pm
No Show on Monday Oct 21


Available at Tix on the Square or At The Door (Cash Only)

Preview $15.00 (Everyone)
Adult $25.00
Student/Senior/Artist $17.00
Pass $35.00
—See the plays over three performance times of your choice during the run
Pay-What-You-Can @ The Door Tuesday Oct 22
— Does not include three night passes


Directed by Heather Inglis
Co-curated by Melissa Thingelstad
Designed by Brian Bast


Mark Anderako, Candace Berlinguette, Lora Brovold Lee Boyes, Patricia Cerra Jason Chinn, Ellen Chorley, Murray Cullen, Eva Foote, David Horak, Lana Hughes, Cole Humeny, Sharla Matkin, Nancy McAlear, Troy O’Donnell, Niko Ouellette, Andrew Ritchie, Isabelle Rousseau, Morgan Smith, Ben Stevens, Caley Suliak, Melissa Thingelstad, Fred Zbryski

Stage Managed by Betty Hushlak
Assistant Stage Manager Joan Wyatt
Assistant Director/Producer Brooke Leifso

Call for Volunteers:
Additionally - Theatre Yes is seeking volunteers to help with the FOH for this project. The tasks are very easy: Opening doors for people with tickets and Asking people to wait a few minutes if they arrive at the elevator and we are mid-show. 

If you are interested in volunteering contact Joan Wyatt at

They have shifts from 7-9:30 Wed –Sun AND 1:30-4:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.

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