Staring Kenneth Brown, Candice Fiorentino. and Brennan Campbell
Kenneth Brown’s first Fringe was 1982, as a spectator. After that, he became friends
with Fringe founder Brian Paisley, and he has been a Fringe addict ever since. He has
produced massive hits and grinding no-shows in almost every form that theatre can take,
from poetic monologues like Life After Hockey to socio-political screeds like Cambodia,
A Play for People Who Find Television Too Slow.
Fringe has given Ken an opportunity to put all kinds of new ideas onto the stage. It has opened up vistas of travel–he knows the best bike routes of every major Canadian city! It has brought him occasional high praise from the world, and brought him into conflict with critics–as is only right. Most importantly, it has brought him opportunity to work with wonderful people. They’re all younger than him now. How did that happen… so quickly..?
He is trying to get better at the practice of gratitude. So here’s a thing: Kenneth Brown is grateful to be alive. And very grateful to all those who make life worth living.
Candice is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program of Grant McEwan University.
She is a co-founder of Poiema Productions and has been creating, producing and collaborating on new works since 2009. She has been touring Anatolia Speaks, a solo show starring her, across Canada since 2013, and is honoured to work alongside Canadian playwright, Kenneth Brown, the playwright and director of Anatolia Speaks, who created the show with her in mind. She received a Sterling Award nomination for the role and has received ‘pick of the fringe’ in London and Winnipeg as well as a sold out run in Winnipeg.
Brennan is a theatre and dance artist from Edmonton. He is a graduate of the Grant MacEwan Theatre Arts program and Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre’s internship program (Brisbane, Australia). He has been involved in more than ninety productions on four different continents. Previous work includes: writing and directing SmartyPantz Entertainment’s live Escape Room experiences (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary), assistant directing for Bard On The Beach (Vancouver), dancing with Dairakudakan (Tokyo), and touring his original plays to nearly every Fringe Festival in Canada. His recent credits include Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream (Malachite Theatre), dancing in the Brian Webb Dance Company’s The Liminal, Liono in (Thunder)CATS the musical (Grindstone Theatre), and playing various roles and movement directing the inaugural Winter Shakespeare Festival in Edmonton.
Sean Quigley—a quick mind, a helping spirit in many things
Brianne Jang—administration and photography
Melissa Blackwood (and the kids)—Poiema with biggest grin All of our volunteers in the kiosk
Lou-Our incredibly competent and hardworking venue tech Chris Campbell-set construction Fringe staff and volunteers who make the Festival happen.
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