2018-2019 Season

SALON EVENTS

At Northern Light Theatre we feel that we fill a unique role as an outspoken, purposefully-controversial and boundary-pushing company.  The content of our productions are brave and emotionally-driven.  It is our desire not only to entertain, but to spark meaningful discourse on the themes raised in our productions, and to engage our audience to take part in that discussion.    To that purpose, we are pleased to bring back our Salon-Styled events for a fourth season, facilitating productive and intelligent conversation and debate.


Sunday Afternoon Director’s Circle

Preshow, 1:00pm
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.

Origin of the Species Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00PM Matinee
The Cardiac Shadow Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2:00PM Matinee
19 weeks Sunday, March 31, 2019, 2:00PM Matinee


Guest Speaker Salon

Cristina Stasia

Post Show, facilitated by Dr. Cristina Stasia and with our expert guest speakers, our Salon Event offers a thought provoking post-show discussion and exploration of the themes raised in each play.

Origin of the Species Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
The Cardiac Shadow Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
19 weeks Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 7:30PM Performance

Dr. Cristina Stasia is an award-winning university lecturer and the Director of Instruction at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College. She received her Ph.D. in English from Syracuse University, where she specialized in film and feminist theory. In recognition of her teaching excellence and innovative pedagogy in the Faculty of Arts, she received the William Hardy Award for Excellence in University Teaching and, via the Last Lecture competition, was voted by students as one of the top three most inspiring instructors at the University of Alberta. Her commitment to experiential learning and putting theory into practice via community engagement lead to being recognized as one of Edmonton’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Avenue magazine, and as a YWCA Woman of Distinction nominee in the Educator category. In addition to academia, Cristina is founder and chief consultant of Level Consulting; in her role as a gender equity consultant she has worked with clients including the City of Edmonton, provincial ministries, private businesses, and community groups to address equity gaps in policy and best practices. She is the founder and chair of AIM (Accessing Information not Myths), which led the changes to sex education and consent education in Edmonton Public schools. She also serves on the City of Edmonton WAVE (Women’s Advocacy Voices of Edmonton), where she chairs the policy committee.


Thursday Night Talk Back

Post Show.  Meet the Actors and other members of the creative team in this post show Q & A.

Origin of the Species Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:30PM Performance
The Cardiac Shadow Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:30PM Performance
19 weeks Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:30PM Performance

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