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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Found Festival - Exploring Theatre in New Locations!

Coming up soon in Edmonton is the second annual Found Festival presented by Common Ground Arts.

WHAT IS THE FOUND FESTIVAL? A site-specific multidisciplinary arts festival that takes place in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona neighbourhood. It’s a living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and more all in unexpected places. Their aim is to produce an event that is affordable, accessible, interactive, and empowering, encouraging artists to contribute to the cultural landscape of the city.

Past venues have included a funeral home, residential garage, and a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. They've had live music played off rooftops, movies projected onto buildings, and a play performed— in the middle of June— on a giant pile of snow. Some pieces are designed for as few as 5 people at a time, with others accommodating as many as 200.

This year: 

2014 Festival Schedule
Thursday, June 26 7:30 pm – 1:00 am
Friday, June 27 3:00 pm – 1:00 am
Saturday, June 28 10:00 am – 1:00 am
Sunday, June 29 11:00 am – 1:00 am

Festival Line Up
Click HERE for Detailed 2014 Line Up!

Individual Tickets – $8/$10
Festival Pass – $40
Festival Main Grounds, Flash Mob, & Citizen’s Gallery – FREE!

Looking through the line up of shows, things range from TYA shows like Never, Never by Ellen Chorley which takes place in the River Valley and by the Strathcona Trolley Tracks and the audience walks along with the Lost Boys and Darling children through the urban wilderness (sensible walking shows recommended); to Faraday Cage by Morgan Smith which explores the darker side of the High Level Bridge; to Live Mural Painting by visual artist Shannon Clark. There's a lot more - check out the links for more information.  You can also contribute to the group's indigogo campaign which helps make this an affordable event for all.

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