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Nowhere Normal in NYC!

Nowhere Normal‘s in-person world premiere will be at the New York City Short Comedy Film Festival !

To be selected by a festival focused on comedy, and in New York, NY, is a huge honour and assures us that, yes, the film is funny!

Should any fans be in New York, here is where to buy tickets. Nowhere Normal will be part of “Comedy Session 4”, starting at 6 pm on November 20, 2022.

This seems appropriate 😁

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Crew: Janine Waddell

Janine is an Edmonton-based intimacy coordinator (her role on Nowhere Normal) and stunt performer. Selected Intimacy Coordinator credits include Under the Banner of Heaven (Disney), Billy the Kid (MGM), and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw (A71 Entertainment). Stunt credits include Black Summer (Netflix) and Karate Couple (JD Buzz).

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Crew: Meet Fami Kaur

Fami is the production manager of Nowhere Normal. She immigrated from India in 2024 with a background in Journalism and Mass Communication to attend the NAIT Digital Cinema program. Since 2018, Fami has worked for the Edmonton Short Film Festival as a Social Media Strategist. In 2020, she founded her own production company, Biji Productions, and was elected as the new Vice President for Women in Film and Television Alberta. Her production prowess is well-rounded and only continues to grow with Fami’s passion for the industry and the people in it.

Check out some of Fami’s work below:

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Announcing the cast of Nowhere Normal

We are thrilled to introduce the cast of the upcoming short, Nowhere Normal!

Keep checking back for updates, and in the meantime, the film has an IMDb page!

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Nowhere Normal in pre-production!

Otherworldly news. Take a Bite’s first short film, Nowhere Normal has received a grant from the Canada Council! We are officially in pre-production!

Follow for updates on cast and crew, production, and showings.

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It Started with an Allergy

The show is now up! Spoonie Theatre’s production of It Started with an Allergy can now be viewed on YouTube. Go and see this virtual one-woman show about endometriosis and watch a wrestling match with a uterus!

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It Started with an Allergy on Jan. 15, 2022

My one-woman play It Started with an Allergy will stream in an online, multi-media production, starting on January 15, 2022!

Produced by Spoonie Theatre, starring Annette Devitt, and directed by Anna Ashkenazie Bush, It Started with an Allergy is my painfully funny solo show about the 8+ years it took before I was diagnosed with endometriosis. Tune in to Spoonie Theatre’s YouTube channel to see what they’re all about.

In the meantime, have a look at the promo videos below, and see what the first production looked like under PHOTOS.

It Started with an Allergy and Spoonie Theatre Productions

Annette shares why you should watch It Started with an Allergy

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An online play!

My play It Started With an Allergy will soon have an entirely made-for-online production! Check out Spoonie Theatre on Facebook for details.

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small update to AMH

We had to make a casting change, but the reading is still a go! Our Alex will now be Andres Moreno! See you, in person, or online, on October 17.

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Listen on Facebook Live!

Here’s to confirm that the reading of Alex and Michael and Hannah will be live-streamed, here, at 7:30 pm Mountain Time on October 17, 2021. Tune in and behold!

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Script Salon Cast of Alex and Michael and Hannah

I’m happy to confirm the cast and director of the upcoming public reading of Alex and Michael and Hannah !

  • Hannah, Ellen Chorley
  • Alex, Andres Moreno
  • Michael, Brennan Campbell
  • Kathy, Ellie Heath
  • Director, Janine Waddell

Sunday, October 17 at 7:30 pm Mountain Time, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6.

In-person: Wear your mask! The event will also be on Facebook Live the day of!

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A Zoom production!

My play It Started With an Allergy, which I last performed at the Edmonton Fringe in 2015, is getting a production via Zoom! Spoonie Theatre in Ocean, NY, USA, will be doing the show this fall. Stay tuned…

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Public reading of Alex and Michael and Hannah

Mark your calendar : Script Salon will be presenting a public reading of Alex and Michael and Hannah!

7:30 pm, Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Holy Trinity Church, 10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6

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Results of the Herman Voaden Prize!

Amazed to announce that Alex and Michael and Hannah has been awarded an Honourable Mention in the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition!

Huge congratulations to the winners and finalists.

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Cancellation

Hi TaB fans.

Sad news: the production of Alex and Michael Hannah has been cancelled.

We encourage everyone who’s been following pre-production to support all artists who’ve been badly affected by the Pandemic — see their videos, listen to their podcasts, and when this over, go go GO to as much live theatre as you possibly can.

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated on FB and bought tickets to the Paint Nite fundraiser. We hope you’ll be happy with the decision to donate those funds on to The Edmonton Food Bank. So many people have lost their jobs and are in need to help right now, and since the show can’t go on, it seems appropriate to pass on your generosity to others.

Playwright Heather continues to work on the script for Alex and Michael and Hannah, and hopefully, one day, you WILL see it onstage.

Stay healthy and safe 💜

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Stage Manager Required for Alex and Michael and Hannah

Take a Bite Productions invites incredible stage managers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to submit CVs for the world premiere production of Alex and Michael and Hannah, to appear at the Edmonton Fringe, August 13-23, 2020. Position is PAID. **Contingency plans to perform the show virtually should the Fringe be cancelled are afoot.**

Please send inquiries to Heather Morrow, hmorrow@takeabite.ca by April 17, 2020.

Charming, dependable Alex resists asking out Hannah for weeks, certain he’ll only hurt her. Hannah is so stunned to be asked out at all she assumes Alex has made a mistake. And Michael says he’s only after a good time, but finds himself becoming the lover and best friend of them both. A threesome's love story about self-doubt, society’s perceptions, and arguing over lunch.
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No Paint Nite for now…

Dear TaB fans,

Like many events, our Paint Nite fundraiser for Alex and Michael and Hannah at The Billiard Club has had to be postponed indefinitely. The company which arranged the event will reassess the COVID-19 situation on March 27. We’ll inform ticket holders of what comes next as soon as we know.

Stay safe everyone 💜💜💜

TaB

Nowhere Normal and Digital Threads

The owner of the house where Nowhere Normal was shot is Jessie McKitrick, who is a knitwear designer. She recently wrote an article about Nowhere Normal for Digital Threads, here!

Crew: meet Heather Morrow

Heather has been writing for theatre since 1995. Her plays have been seen at the Walterdale Theatre and Fringe in Edmonton, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland. She is now in pre-production on a new short film, which Nowhere Normal‘s intimacy coordinator, Janine Waddell, will direct! Heather’s also adapting her full-length play Alex and Michael and Hannah into a full-length screenplay.

Looking for crew: NEXT film

Following the success of the short film Nowhere Normal this year, Janine Waddell will direct Heather Morrow‘s next short script, Reasons I Hate Being Single in the fall of 2023, in Edmonton, Alberta.

We’re applying to this fall’s funding cycle. Given the story’s subject, we would like notes of interest from Edmonton-based, female-identifying, and BIPOC crew, for the following positions:

  • DOP
  • Camera Operator
  • Set Decorator
  • Costume Supervisor
  • Hair Stylists (including specialty hairstyling)
  • Makeup (including effects makeup and prosthetics)
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Grip
  • Cable Person
  • Script Supervisor

This won’t we a full union production, but WILL pay IATSE rates.

If interested, please contact producer Heather Morrow at hmorrow@takeabite.ca

Crew: Meet director Matt Kloster

Matt Kloster is an actor and director with a BA and BFA in Theatre from the University of Alberta. He is never more at home than when working with a crew of professional multidisciplinary artists. After a brief excursion into the Digital Cinema program at NAIT, he is trying his hand at directing for film. He loves working with actors, and is always hungry for new challenges. Matt is grateful for the opportunity to work on Take A Bite’s Nowhere Normal with this fabulous cast and crew.

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