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The Small Matters Physical Comedy Lab starts January 2018

Presented by Hit That Jive Productions Physical comedians, clowns, need a place to test out that weird idea you have? Have a bit that needs some audience? In January 2018, Small Matters is pleased to launch the Physical Comedy Lab. Facilitated by SMP’s Christine Lesiak, a monthly evening where clowns, physical comedy artists, and art-lovers can experiment, play and watch in a supportive, structured environment. More details to follow...

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Over Her Dead Body premieres Nov 30

Over Her Dead Body premieres Nov 30

Canadian clowning legend Jan Henderson returns to the stage after a 25-year hiatus! Fringe Theatre Presents Over Her Dead Body A Small Matters Production At the ATB Financial Arts Barns Previews: Nov 28 & 29 Premiere run: Nov 30 – Dec 9 at the Backstage Theatre, Edmonton   Written by Christine Lesiak, Jan Henderson & Suzie Martin Directed by Suzie Martin Starring Jan Henderson & Christine Lesiak When a no-nonsense,...

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Christine Lesiak named Festival Director of Play the Fool, Edmonton’s Festival of Clown & Physical Comedy

Christine Lesiak named Festival Director of Play the Fool, Edmonton’s Festival of Clown & Physical Comedy

From the Edmonton Clown Festival: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! New Festival Name and Festival Director: After careful deliberation we are excited to announce that the Edmonton Clown Festival will be changing its name to the Play the Fool Festival! New logo and website coming soon. We are also thrilled to announce that Christine Lesiak has joined us as our Festival Director for the 2017 year! A message from Christine: I feel very honoured to get to...

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The 2016 The Edmonton Clown Festival

The 2016 The Edmonton Clown Festival

Small Matters is thrilled to present two works at the inaugural Edmonton Clown Festival, running Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2016. Clown Shorts Series 1  features the return of The Heavy Sleeper,  and a new short work that asks: How far will you go if it’s… For Science! ? Two shows only: Thursday Sept 29 @ 8 pm Saturday Oct 1 @ 6 pm at the beautiful L’UniThéâtre, 8627 91 St. N.W Tickets available...

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The Object of Constellations, April 20-24, 2016

The Object of Constellations, April 20-24, 2016

When we peer into the sky, we peer into our past. Astronomy, cosmology, and mythology coalesce in this uncommon adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s classic novella, The Little Prince, intended for adult audiences. Part theatre, part installation art, The Object of Constellations is a site-specific performance designed for and performed in the University of Alberta’s astronomical observatory.     Details: April 20: Preview April...

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