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THE THOUSAND FACES FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS JULY
See you July 12-14, 2024!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Seeking submissions from Edmonton playwrights
for the 2
024 New Mythic Works Series.


Artistic Director and Founder
Mark Henderson's Message

Ten years ago, Theatre Prospero was performing two Shakespeare plays with touring sets at the Avenue Theatre for two weeks. We noticed we had an idle, empty stage in the evenings.

 

The Edmonton Arts Council provided some funding to kickstart a festival. We put the word out that if you had a favourite myth you had always wanted to do something with, we had a space for it.

 

One year later, we had an Indigenous Spirit World Circus Quest with Stiltwalkers and Glitter Hoop Ninjas, Sublime Hindustani Classical Guitar and Bharatanatyam interwoven with original mythic Goddess text and Photography, a Jazz Suite on the Life of the Buddha, Tololwa Mollel storytelling, and others. 

 

Aesthetically and culturally diverse, the Thousand Faces Festival has given Dancers, Musicians, Poets,  Painters, Playwrights and Players space to tell stories from two- minute poems to feature-length multi-disciplinary epics.

 

Many artists, such as Malavika Venkatsubbaiah, Tololwa Mollel, Usha Gupta, and Sebastian Barrera come back most years. At times these join in collaborations that grow, like Tololwa’s Zulu Epic Trilogy Anthem of Life, which Theatre Prospero is now producing in 2024.

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THANK YOU TO OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS & FUNDERS
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