June 12th: night Nine of Nextfest
A night full of queer delights – get ready for an evening of digital theatre, workshop readings, movement, and mustard. Night nine of Nextfest begins at 6 pm this evening.
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your NIGHT Nine schedule
hosted by Dill Prusko
Night nine of Nextfest 2021 opens with a warm welcome from our host and some discussion of what to expect this evening.
THE INVISIBLE PRACTICE: GRIEF ON THE HANDS
A continuation of Connor’s Invisible Practice 2020, this improvised version digs deeper into the inherent magic of American Sign Language itself. Using various mediums on his hands, Connor attempts to map the paths of grief and reckoning across his own body. Are these contours signposts of our individual invisible practices?
KIT AND LENA’S SENIOR YEAR
Kit and Lena grew up as best friends and neighbours, and over time their friendship strengthened. Now in their senior year of high school, Kit feels something more… something different. Can they ever confess their feelings, or are they doomed to graduate and forget Lena and their small-town life?
Audiences are invited to a Zoom room after the performance to join a talk back about the play.
featuring Rae Organ and Michelle Jolly
Prairie Dykes is an ongoing collection of poems and pieces created during the pandemic as a way of coping with isolation. This is an autobiographical account, born out of necessity. Containing stories of the lives of prairie dykes, tales of borderline and bipolar, love and loss, nightlife, queer joy, drugs, Edmonton culture, and heartbreak.
featuring Rhiannon K. Levesque and Spinelli Terleski
The Hidden Neighbourhood present
BUTTERFLIES: A BROADCAST FROM THE DIGITAL NEON JUNGLE
created and performed by Caitlin Kelly
“So many digital butterflies visit us every day. It is up to us to listen”… Welcome to the Digital Neon Jungle. Tune into this one-person digital theatre broadcast and follow Fern, an intergalactic explorer and the caretaker of the Digital Neon Jungle. Learn about the wonders of the digital butterfly as Fern recounts the story of two young queer people who are influenced by the butterfly’s powers in ways they never expected.
featuring Caitlin Kelly and Matthew Cardinal
Fear the Festival presents
PASS THE PODIUM: A BIPOC COMEDY SKETCH SHOWCASE – “The Missing Sketch”
During the presentation of Pass The Podium: A BIPOC Comedy Showcase on June 5th, we experienced technical difficulties that caused the stream to skip a sketch. In this slot, we will be playing “the missing sketch” that was skipped.
curated Isabella Derilo and Eunice Gatama
Fear the Festival is back again for our second curation of IBPOC-centred stories. Pass the Podium is a gritty satirical sketch show seeking to address the vital voices of the 20s notably.
featuring Eunice Gatama, Isabella Derilo, Fatmi El Fassi El Fihri, Dayna Lea Hoffmann, and Alice Wordsworth
Hot Girl Accounting presents
A greasy yet delicious participatory Pride Nite Club. As the veil thins at the close of a night out, we find ourselves in booths and drive-thrus, in glitter and denim, or on the clock. Over the sumptuously deep fried, we reflect on our evenings’ triumphs and disappointments and what awaits us in the morning. Join us on Zoom to see if the ice cream machine is finally running.
Here’s what you’ll need to participate/join in on this evening…
- HOT MUSTARD Participation Guide:
- Steak & Eggs Design Yer Own Baby:
- Hannah Quimper-Swiderski’s Hot Dog Day zine
Thank you to our supporters for making Nextfest possible.