2016-2017 Season


Northern Light Theatre is pleased to bring back our Salon-Styled Events:

  • Sunday Afternoon Director’s Circle: with Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt
  • Wednesday Evening Guest Speaker Salon
  • Thursday Evening Talk Back

In addition to NLT’s Salon Events this season there are added events as a part of our collaboration on Theatre Yes’ production of ANXIETY.

Sunday Afternoon Director’s Circle

The Director’s Circle provides an exclusive insider’s view beyond the curtain.  Join Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt as he takes you through the ins and outs of each play, from discovering the script to the fully realized production.
Preshow snacks provided by Under The Highwheel

1:00 pm, Sunday, Oct.30, Studio A, FTA
1:00 pm, Sunday, May 14, Studio A, FTA

Wednesday Night Guest Speaker Salon

Colin MacLean

Facilitated by Colin McLean and with our expert guest speakers, our Salon Event offers a thought provoking post-show discussion and continuation of the themes raised in each play.  
Post Show Pizza provided by Famoso WEM

Colin MacLean came to Edmonton to sign on CBC television fifty-five years ago. Since then he has worked in just about every aspect of broadcasting. Colin wrote and assisted in the production of "The Tommy Banks Show" and "Stompin' Tom's Canada," was anchor for the current affairs program "Edmonton AM" on CBC radio for 8 years and host of the highly popular high school quiz program "Reach for the Top" for 20 years.

In addition to regular duties as Arts Reporter on radio and television, Colin has appeared with symphony orchestras across Canada including the National Arts Centre. He was host for the Royal Command Performance for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Commonwealth Stadium. For fifteen years Colin regularly reviewed films for CBC Television.  In 2004, Colin was presented with The Mayor's Award for Promotion of the Arts in Edmonton and in 2007 with a Sterling Award for his lifetime contribution to Edmonton theatre. Colin is the drama critic for the blog, GIGCITY.

Wednesday, Nov. 2, PCL Theatre, FTA
Wednesday, May 10, PCL Theatre, FTA

Thursday Night Talk Back

Meet the actor’s and other members of the creative team in this post show Q & A.

Thursday, Nov. 3, PCL Studio, FTA
Thursday, May 11, PCL Studio, FTA

Special Events ANXIETY hosted by Theatre Yes

Imagined Acts:  Staging Sex and Violence
A reading with Montreal based Playwright and Actor Erin Shields of Théâtre à corps perdus
November 17, Noon – 1pm in the Lobby of the Timms Centre for the Arts

Particle Collisions:  The Small Scale Theatre Experiment
November 25th at 7:00pm
Theatre Yes invites you to attend this one-of-a-kind exchange with the collaborating companies in ANXIETY, presented by Theatre Yes. Facilitated by Sarah Garton Stanley, Associate Artistic Director of the National Arts Centre, this public conversation will focus on the pivotal role that small-scale experimental companies play in the ecology of Canadian Theatre. Expect no-holds barred, audacious conversation about the why, the why-not, the how, and the boundaries we utilize or vault in making our work what we aspire Canadian Theatre to be.






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