Battle for the Limelight

3rd ANNUAL BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT - 2016

Battle for the Limelight

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To launch each new theatre season Northern Light Theatre hosts the Battle for the Limelight- a city-wide fundraiser in which arts groups collect pledges and compete in a scavenger hunt to win gold (and bragging rights for the rest of the year). By staging a battle, Northern Light Theatre hopes to win the war on arts fundraising by giving every theatre group the chance to raise pledges without having to mount their own campaign. No matter who walks away with the trophies- every theatre company wins.

The third annual Battle for the Limelight was held on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016.

2016 BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT TEAMS

TEAM ACCHUM VACUUM

Representing:  Accidental Humour Co.
Players:  Kim Stadelmann, Willie Banfield, Cliff Kelly and Brent Felzier

Accidental Humour Co.

Accidental Humour Co is a collective of artists, actors, writers and dreamers based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Together they create hilarious, exciting and innovative theatre shows that blend live-action antics with high-octane video projection.

To pledge TEAM AccHumm Vaccum and learn more about Accidental Humour Co. visit http://www.accidentalhumour.com/


TEAM SWEET AZ

Representing:  Azimuth Theatre
Players:  Kristi Hansen, Aaron Macri, Tessa Stamp and Cole Humeny

Azimuth Theatre

A producer and presenter of original performance & an avid supporter of local independent creators, Azimuth prides itself on being ‘Edmonton’s theatre company’. 

To pledge TEAM SWEET AZ or learn more about Azimuth Theatre, visit http://azimuththeatre.com/


TEAM THE CURIOUS DOGS

Representing:  The Citadel Theatre
Players:  Marianne Bouthillier, Kristen Finlay, Peni Christopher

Citadel Theatre

The Citadel Theatre is the major venue for theatre arts in the city of Edmonton, located in the Downtown Core on Churchill Square. 

Pledge TEAM CURIOUS DOGS and find out more about the Citadel Theatre at http://www.citadeltheatre.com/involved/donations/


TEAM CONCRETE BLOX

Representing:  Concrete Theatre

Concrete Theatre

Concrete Theatre is an award winning professional theatre company committed to creating, developing and producing artistically excellent and culturally diverse Theatre for Young Audiences that explores issues relevant to the lives of young people and their families. 

Pledge TEAM CONCRETE BLOX and find out more about Concrete Theatre at http://www.concretetheatre.ca/index.html


TEAM STRAIGHT EDGE

Representing: Straight Edge Theatre
Players:  Amanda Neufeld, Bethany Hughes, Daniel Belland, Michael Huang

Straight Edge Theatre

Straight Edge Theatre is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2012.  Just as the punks living the Straight Edge life, there are many who want to do the things that they love without having to be afraid to live according to their beliefs. Whether that be acting on stage or playing loud music, we believe everyone deserves to do what they love. We hope that we can help make dreams of the stage a reality for all, no matter your standards or beliefs.

Pledge TEAM STRAIGHT EDGE and find out more about Straight Edge Theatre at http://www.straightedgetheatre.com


TEAM THE WORKSHOP WESTIES

Representing:  Workshop West Playwright’s Theatre

TEAM THE SCRIPTIES

Representing:  Workshop West Playwright's Theatre

Workshop West Theatre

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre is a professional, Edmonton-based theatre dedicated to the development, production, promotion, and presentation of new Canadian playwrights and their plays, and to the education of the public in playwrighting skills.

Pledge both of Workshop West’s teams and find out more about Workshop West Playwright Theatre at http://www.workshopwest.org/


TEAM ARE YOU SHAKESPEARE-IENCED?

Representing:  Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Erin Will, Patrick Chan, Amy Congdon, and Logan Sibley

TEAM ROMEO AND THE JULIETS

Representing:  Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Jennifer Tempest, Evan Cherot

TEAM WORKING HARD FOR THE BARD

Representing:  Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Julie Haddow, Nikola Tonn, Glenn Cook

Freewill Shakespeare Company

The Free Will Players are a not-for-profit theatre company that formed in 1989. The company endeavors to create professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare that are accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future. 

Pledge any of the three teams representing Freewill Shakespeare Company visit:  http://freewillshakespeare.com/


TEAM THE STONES

Representing:  Grindstone Theatre
Players:  Byron Martin, Brianne Jang

Grindstone Theatre

Grindstone Theatre was formed in the fall of 2011 by Artistic Director, Byron Martin, to create new late night content at the Varscona Theatre. Grindstone’s flagship show, The 11 O’clock Number! The Improvised Musical, debuted January 11th, 2012 and ran every second week for its first season. After a well received initial season and following an Edmonton Fringe Festival run, the improvised musical began its second season turning to a weekly format. The show has now toured to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the New York Musical Improv Festival as well as a sold out run at the 2014 Edmonton Fringe Festival. Currently in its third season, The 11 O’clock Number! continues to attract attention for its unique form of musical comedy entertainment. 

Pledge TEAM THE STONES and find out more about Grindstone Theatre and The 11 O’Clock Number at http://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/


TEAM NEXTFEST A

Representing:  Nextfest Arts Company

TEAM NEXTFEST B

Representing:  Nextfest Arts Company

NextFest Arts Company

The Nextfest Arts Company is the producer of Nextfest - Edmonton's springtime multi-disciplinary arts festival dedicated to providing professional development opportunities and exposure to emerging artists. 

Pledge TEAM NEXTFEST and find out more about Nextfest Arts Company at http://nextfest.org/


TEAM PROMISE

Representing:  Promise Productions
Players:  Mari Chartier, Maddy Knight, Lana Michelle Hughes and Stephanie Wigston

Promise Productions

Promise Productions is a Sterling Award winning independent company producing engaging, enchanting, enthralling theatre for young audiences. Since its beginnings in 2006, Promise has founded the Snow Globe Festival of Children's Theatre and produced eighteen world premieres of plays presented under stage lights, in school gymnasiums, and beneath a bridge in the Edmonton River Valley. 

To learn more about Promise Productions and plague TEAM PROMISE visit https://www.facebook.com/PromiseProductionsTheatre?pnref=lhc


TEAM RAPID FIRE

Representing:  Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre is proud to be Edmonton's premiere destination for improvised comedy! In 2015 RFT was honored with three awards from The Mayor's Celebration for the Arts, including The ATB Financial Ambassador for the Arts award. We have also been named Edmonton's Best Theatre Company by VUE Weekly readers. 

To pledge TEAM RAPID FIRE or learn more about Rapid fire theatre, visit www.rapidfiretheatre.com


TEAM CONGAAAAA!

Representing:  Teatro La Quindicina
Players:  Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Mathew Hulshof, Michelle Diaz, and Louise Lambert

Teatro La Quindicina

Teatro La Quindicina is a not-for-profit professional theatre which has been operating in Edmonton since 1982. Since incorporating in 1988, we have kept our focus on the presentation of new plays created specifically around the talents of an ensemble of dedicated Edmonton-based performers. We have been presenting live theatre at the Varscona since 1992.  

Pledge TEAM CONGAAAAA!  and find out more about Teatro La Quindicina visit http://teatroq.com/Teatro/About_Teatro.html


TEAM THE PURPLE PLAY PACKERS

Representing:  Theatre Alberta
Players:  Keri Mitchell, Dennie Hamaluik, Debbie MacLeod

Theatre Alberta

Theatre Alberta is a non-profit society and registered Canadian charity dedicated to the growth and development of the Alberta theatre community. Join more than 1,000 individuals and organizations that champion theatre arts in our province – become a Theatre Alberta member today! 

To Pledge THEATRE ALBERTA or to find out more, visit www.theatrealberta.com


TEAM WIGS IN SPACE!

Representing:  Guys in Disguise

Guys in Disguise

Guys in Disguise have been creating and presenting Cross-Dressing Comedies since 1987, at Festivals and Theatres across Canada and in the U.S. 

To Pledge Team Wigs in a Hurry, or find out more visit http://www.guysindisguise.com/GuysInDisguise.com/Home.html


TEAM VARSCONA

Representing:  Varscona Theatre Alliance Society

Varscona Theatre Alliance Society

The Varscona Theatre is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We are home to eight professional resident companies as well as many independent professional and fringe theatres.  2015 brings new renovations and rebuilding as well update our home for the future! 

To pledge TEAM VARSCONA and learn more about Varscona Theatre visit http://varsconatheatre.com/


TEAM WALTERDALE

Representing:  Walterdale Theatre

Walterdale Theatre

Walterdale Theatre Associates is one of the longest running community theatres in Western Canada. All those who work on our shows are members of the Association, and with the exception of a part-time theatre Administrator, no one is paid. We do it for Love, not Money!

To pledge TEAM WALTERDALE and learn more about Walterdale Theatre visit http://walterdaletheatre.com/about/2185-2/


GET INVOLVED WITH BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT

Volunteer
If you want to stage a battle, you need an army of volunteers.  Come out to play with us.  Volunteers are needed to help run the secret stops along the race site, help make the party happen and much more.  It’s guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve ever had volunteering! E-MAIL eventsnlt@gmail.com to volunteer.

Sponsor the event
Do you work for a business that would like to be a part of the race?  We are looking for donations and sponsors.  E-mail eventsnlt@gmail.com to get involved!

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