A meeting with a twist of lemon…if that’s your thing.

Generally, Annual General Meetings are rather dry. But we’re writers, THEATRE writers, and at the last board meeting of Alberta Playwrights Network, we thought “We’re more fun than this! Think of something!” So first, appetizers and cocktails, and then playwrights and other theatre folk meet and vote for new members, and then we really eat.
All in the coolest rehearsal hall I’ve ever personally been in, Workshop West‘s Third Space in Edmonton. We’ll Skype to the potluck — er, meeting — happening in Calgary too.

See the flyer below. All members, and anyone who wants to join (and why wouldn’t you?), we’ll see you in Calgary or Edmonton!

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Alberta Playwrights’ Network
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 2013

Doors @ 2:00PM (with potluck snacks, wine & soft drinks)
Start: 2:30pm

Edmonton: Workshop West Theatre – 11516 – 103 Street
Calgary: APN Office 2633 Hochwald Avenue SW

There are 4 board positions available, if you are interested in running for the board and helping to shape the future of the organization, please email Trevor Rueger.
To RSVP, please email Michelle Kneale

Now THAT was a party!

So the Toga & Burlesque fundraiser raised the roof last night.  Thanks again to all our donors – Sobeys, the Black Sheep Pub, Sharon Skwarchuk, Kimberly Budd, Jessie McKitrick, and the Colonescu family, our own beautiful Nicole, Gino Akbari and photographer Steve Barr – for their donations allowing us to thank our partygoers.  And thank you to our audience for coming to support the show and having such a great time!  Thanks also to the Irish Sports & Social Society for hosting us (and provided beer!), and the wonderful Lucky L’amour and Delilah Manhandler of Capital City Burlesque for their performances.  Thanks especially to our own sound designer Darrell Portz, who won the 50/50 draw (no joke!), and then donated his winnings back to the show.  We adore Darrell.

So feast your eyes on the photos and remember, this is but a preview for the SHOW.  Details of the venue and times for Stories of Love & Hate at the Edmonton Fringe will be coming very shortly.

Toga & Burlesque Party Details here. Prizes! Auction! Dancers! FUN!

So, fans of stories of love and hate, it’s only a week until the fabulous party to end them all, and here are some details of what you can expect.

With every ticket will come a chance for amazing Door Prizes — gift cards for free groceries and a fantastic Edmonton pub, lovely bath and beauty products — “smelly stuff” as our Cupid would say! — and a few fascinating handmade fascinators are all up for grabs.

For the Silent Auction we have pole dance lessons from Venus herself, the beautiful Nicole Grainger, plus a dance lesson from our ultra-cool colleague Gino Akbari, and a professional photo shoot.  Each will be available to the highest bidder.

And don’t forget the best 50 / 50 draw, ever.  What makes it so great?  Buy enough tickets, and you get a HUG.

And then, of course, there’s our LIVE SHOW.  Members of the magnificent Capital City Burlesque Troupe, songs by our own Nicole and Maria, and enticing previews of both Stories.  Tickets available at the door, $10.  Ten bucks!  And Doug can vouch for HOW GOOD the Guinness is.  So join the party at the Irish Club, June 15.  Doors will open at      7 pm, show begins at 8!