Battle for the Limelight is
ONLY A WEEK AWAY!
Northern Light Theatre's community-wide fundraiser, BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT returns SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015.
In 2014, NLT started BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT to help the entire theatre community raise funds. Theatre companies and arts groups registered teams to compete in an Amazing-Race style scavenger hunt all over the Old Strathcona area. Teams could raise pledges for themselves- and they got to keep money they raised!
Now BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT is back for its second year, and it's bigger, longer and harder.
Get to know the challengers and throw some support behind your favourite theatre companies and teams!
Presenting the hosts of BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT!
TEAM NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE!
Northern Light Theatre not only organizes the race and hosts the party, but we also compete in the Battle.
Representing: Northern Light theatre
Players: Trevor Schmidt, Lora Brovold, Cat Walsh, Rina Pelletier
Help us to support our 40th Season and make community-wide events like this possible by pledging for Trevor’s Battle Team.
CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE TEAM TREVOR
TEAM AS SEEN ON STAGE
Representing: Accidental Humour Co.
Players: Kim Stadelmann, Willie Banfiled, Cliff Kelly and Alex Mackie
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 AS SEEN ON STAGE and learn more about Accidental Humour C. visit http://www.accidentalhumour.com/
TEAM SWEET AZ
Representing: Azimuth Theatre
Players: Kristi Hansen, Aaron Macri, Tessa Stamp and Cole Humeny
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 BLACK MAGIC
Representing: Blackout Sketch Comedy
Players: Sharon Uppal, Jenn Havens and Jason Halbauer
Inspired by the notorious writing styles of The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Groundings, Blackout is a brand new Improv-based sketch comedy group comprised of writers working around the clock to present hilarity in a 60 minute show.
Pledge TEAM BLACK MAGIC and find out more about Blackout Sketch Comedy at http://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/blackout.html
Representing: Common Ground Arts Society
Players: Patrick Lundeen, Lianna Makuch, Nicolas Mayne and Joel Taras
The Common Ground Arts Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advocacy of emerging Edmonton artists. Common Ground Arts Society produces Edmonton’s Found Festival- a multi- disciplinary found space arts festival in July.
Pledge TEAM FOUND and find out more about Common Ground Arts Society at http://www.commongroundarts.ca/
TEAM CONCRETE BLOX
Representing: Concrete Theatre
Players: Mary- Ellen Perley, James Hamilton
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 EDMONTON OPERA
Representing: Edmonton Opera
Edmonton Opera is dedicated to producing great performances that bring the powerful emotions of opera to our community. Our purpose and vision is to present opera that moves and inspires our audiences — individuals, corporate organizations and the three levels of government, all who are partners and sponsors in our community. We are committed to offering high-quality education programs, so we can bring opera to the classrooms, homes and lives of Edmontonians, and contribute to the versatile culture and arts scene in our city.
Since 1963, Edmonton Opera has given voice to opera in the community and throughout northern Alberta. We have been a home to many great singers, directors and musicians.
To pledge TEAM EDMONTON OPERA or learn more about the company visit http://www.edmontonopera.com/
TEAM THE BARD’S BABES
Representing: Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Judlie Haddow, Brittney Hubley, and Kate Kozakiewicz
TEAM ROMEO AND THE JULIETS
Representing: Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Jennifer Tempest, Evan Cherot, Jenelle Hargas, and Qendresa Beka
TEAM SHAKE(SPEARE) YOUR BOOTY
Representing: Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Erin Will, Patrick Chan
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 GINGER SNAP
Representing: Ginger & Rosemary Theatre Productions
Players: Giorgia Severini, Bill Roberts
Pledge TEAM GINGER SNAP by e-mailing Artistic Director Giorgia Severini at email@example.com
TEAM THE STONES
Representing: Grindstone Theatre
Players: Byron Martin, Brianne Jang
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/
Representing: L’Uni Théâtre
Alberta’s only professional francophone theatre company, creates and promotes French theatre. L’UniThéâtre saw the day in 1992 from a merge of the Théâtre Français d’Edmonton (founded in 1968) and la Boîte à Popicos (1977). L'UniThéâtre is therefore strong of a 45 year history of French language theatre serving Edmonton and the entire province through a large variety of theatre programs. L’UniThéâtre promotes the arts through professional, educational and community theatre as well as theatre for young audience, in the French language.
Pledge TEAM L’UNI and find out more about L’Uni Théâtre at http://www.lunitheatre.ca/
Representing: Moplip Theatre
Players: Skye Hyndman, Philip Geller, Patrick Horan, and James Wincott
Moplip Theatre is an Edmonton-based creative force founded by Philip Geller and Skye Hyndman in the summer of 2013. They have been fretfully creating original work ever since, collaborating with young and emerging artists from many disciplines. Philip Geller is a decided theatre artist in the BFA acting program at the University of Alberta. Skye Hyndman is an active spoken word poet, playwright, and student of mathematics. Together, they are making great things small in condensed plays and capturing moments with poetry and humour.
Pledge TEAM MOPLIP and find out more about Moplip Theatre at http://mopliptheatre.wix.com/home
Representing: Promise Productions
Players: Mari Chartier, Al Gadowsky, Lana Michelle Hughes and Elena Porter
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
Representing: Shadow Theatre
Players: John Hudson, Judy Wilson
To produce contemporary theatre for an adult audience, that inspires and entertains while keeping story of paramount importance.
Shadow Theatre is a thriving, respected and well funded theatre whose home is a modern, fully equipped Varscona Theatre.
We choose the finest plays from around the world which will move our audience's hearts and open their minds.
Pledge TEAM SHADOW and find out more about Shadow Theatre visit http://www.shadowtheatre.org/
TEAM RAPID FIRE
Representing 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 ARE YOU MAD!?
Representing: Teatro La Quindicina
Players: Mat Busby, Shannon Blanchet, Jenny McKillop, and Jim McKillop
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 ARE YOU MAD? and find out more about Teatro La Quindicina visit http://teatroq.com/Teatro/About_Teatro.html
TEAM THEATRE ALBERTA GUYS
Representing: Theatre Alberta
Players: Aaron Talbot, Jake Tkaczyk, Patrick Beagan, Silverius Materi
TEAM THEATRE ALBERTA DOLLS
Representing: Theatre Alberta
Players: Morgan Norwish, Keri Mitchell, Dennie Hamaluik, Rebecca Barrington
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 for either of the two teams representing THEATRE ALBERTA or to find out more, visit www.theatrealberta.com
TEAM THE HOT ROXYS
Representing: Theatre Network
Players: Harley Morison, Taylor Chadwick
“The hottest little theatre in town." -Edmonton Journal
Pledge TEAM THE HOT ROXYS and find out more about Theatre Network visit http://theatrenetwork.ca/
TEAM THOU ART HERE
Representing: Thou Art Here Theatre
Players: Joel Crichton, Janine Hodder, Kris Joseph and Ben Stevens
Thou Art Here creates site-sympathetic productions of Shakespeare’s works or adaptations of his works.
To pledge TEAM THOU ART HERE and learn more about Thou Art Here Theatre visit http://thouartheretheatre.com/#
TEAM TOY GUNS
Representing: Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Players: Richelle Thoreson, Jake Hastey, Justin Kautz and Rachel Gleiberman
From our inception Toy Guns has been challenging the relationship between art and it’s audience. “I don’t know anything about dance but I loved it”. This sentiment has followed us through a multitude of projects from art installation to outdoor productions to summer Fringe tours to film work.
Pledge TEAM TOY GUNS and find out more at http://www.toygunstheatre.com/index.html
Representing: Varscona Theatre Alliance Society
Players: Jason Hardwick, Jenna Dykes-Busby, Garrett Ross and Nicole Thibault
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 renovations to the Varscona Theatre visit http://varsconatheatre.com/
Get involved with Battle for the Limelight
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com TO GET INVOLVED
Want to come party with us? The Battle for the Limelight finish line is a secret location that will revealed after the race…. So stay tuned to Northern Light Theatre on social media for the big announcement.
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We can let a little clue slip…. our party will feature the one and only Amy Van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing Along!
The Rock and Roll Sing a Long is a cover band featuring hits from the 50s, 60s, Motown, the 70s, 80s, disco and Country. Lyrics are projected onto a screen for maximum audience participation. Fun is the thing!