Found Festival 2015 – Presented by Print Machine

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The Found Festival presented by Print Machine is Edmonton’s only site-specific arts festival and one of the city’s most unique arts showcases, taking place in Old Strathcona from June 25 – 28, 2015. It is a living, breathing showcase of dance, theatre, visual art, music, creative writing and more, all of which take place in non-traditional performance venues. Past performance venues include late night theatre in a grocery store, a performance piece on the High Level Bridge, dance amongst park trees, and more! See below for this year’s full festival line-up!

The Found Festival invites you to explore new corners of your neighbourhood, rediscover your community and enjoy all Edmonton has to offer.


The 2015 festival marks so many firsts! This includes our first downtown venue, our first international guest performers, our first showcase created by at-risk youth, and our first ever beer gardens on the festival grounds. I am delighted to welcome you to the fourth year of the Found Festival, Edmonton’s only interdisciplinary found space arts event.

This year we will dance through the North Saskatchewan River Valley, weave improvised tales in local shops, delve into the effects that drugs have on the psyche of youth, and tease you with a piece on the evolution of flirtation. We have a variety of events ranging from intimate one-on-one experiences to the explosive energy of our festival grounds and main stage! We have a 24- hour endurance art installation, as well as ephemeral art experiments that could be gone in an instant! Each festival day will bring new performances, musical acts, art and adventure. We will have over 100 artists from various backgrounds with various life experiences coming together to bring art out of traditional venues and into your life!

Come explore new corners of your neighbourhood, and rediscover your community during the festival! Together we can enjoy all the amazing things that Edmonton has to offer. We are four years old and ready to play so tie up your laces and get going. It is time to get lost and get FOUND!


Found Festival strives to make programming that is widely accessible. Each show description includes a note about accessibility. For questions regarding event accessibility, please email


Tickets are now available on the Main Grounds at the Festival Box Office (The Gazebo) up to 90 minutes before showtime, or at the venue door 60 minutes before showtime.

The Found Festival Main Grounds and Box Office are located at 83 Avenue and 104 Street in Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Gazebo Park. Come check out the Main Grounds for FREE!

Advance tickets were available until 11:59pm on June 24th.

Find us online. Tweet @CommonGroundArt with #foundfest. Post pics of Found Festival on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and be entered to win free Found Festival merchandise!


Join the Found Festival Team and become a volunteer today. Email Jessica Watson at to sign up and for more information!



Festival Main Grounds

Opening Kickoff

Dr. Wilbert McIntyre (Gazebo) Park – 104 Street and 83 Avenue

Cost: Free

Accessibility: Terrain is a mixture of grass and flat pavement.

Thursday June 25

Kick the festival off in style with the official ribbon cutting! Hang out in the afternoon to take in the grounds activities, and to enjoy sweet musical stylings. Sit back and relax in the beer gardens, or dance down Whyte Avenue, and end your day with a short film screening. A relaxing and fun day that will help you discover just how wonderful found art is, and will get you excited to see the rest of our festival!

 3:00 pm Found Festival Grounds Ribbon Cutting and festival activities commence!

7:30 pm Whyte Avenue Dance Walk — Help get the word of Found onto the streets! Meet at Tipton Park (10828 80 Ave) where we will dance, walk, and celebrate Found Festival down Whyte Avenue!

8:00 pm Festival Speeches

8:15 pm Bands: The Strange and the Charming, Sister Sarcophagus, Jesse and the Dandelions

10:00 pm Short Film Showcase


 Festival Main Grounds

Dr. Wilbert McIntyre (Gazebo) Park – 104 Street and 83 Avenue

Cost: Free

Accessibility: Terrain is a mixture of grass and pavement. Flat ground.

See Program Insert for the full Festival Grounds schedule of activities! Welcome to Found Festival HQ! Throughout the Festival, stop by our Box Office to buy tickets or merchandise. Free acts daily on the Found Fest Stage including live music, poetry, dance, theatre and more! Relax at the Beer Gardens or recharge with one of our friendly neighbourhood food trucks! Add to our Popsicle Stick Castle, create Black-Out Poetry Art or personalize your Found t-shirt at the Alteration Station! Beer Gardens open Thursday-Saturday from 6:00 pm–10:00 pm.

Thursday June 25 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

Friday June 26 11:00 am–11:00 pm

Saturday June 27 11:00 am–11:00 pm

Sunday June 28 11:00 am–9:00 pm

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 Short Film Showcase

 Presented in partnership with Edmonton’s Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA) and Theatre of the New Heart.    Dr. Wilbert McIntyre (Gazebo) Park – 104 Street and 83 Avenue

Cost: By Donation

Runtime: 45 min

Accessibility: Terrain is a mixture of grass and pavement. Flat ground.

Thursday June 25 10:00 pm  

 Friday June 26 10:00 pm

Two nights of emerging filmmakers’ work projected outside under the stars. A range of films including cartoons, dance, suspense, digital transfer exploration, and heartfelt stories. There’s a new film lineup each night, so drop by both evenings!

Thursday Features: Under the Acorn Tree, Epic Speech, One Day I’ll Be The Zamboni Dirver, Don’t Burn our House Down, Revisions, Tranquil Storm
Friday Features: Truth, Going to the Office, We(Oui?), The Path, Keep Left, Fred’s Disasters, What is your Name?, Lucy & Georgette


Forever Never Always Here

Presented in partnership with Rapid Fire Theatre’s Improvaganza

Cost: $10.00 – Buy Tickets!

Runtime: 45 minutes

Capacity: 30

Accesibility: Wheelchair accessible

Featuring: Rapid Fire Theatre (Edmonton): Amy Shostak (**Artist Sponsored by Blush Lane Organic Market), Jessie Mcphee, Joleen Ballendine, Julian Faid, Joel Crichton Det Andre Teatret (Oslo, Norway): Mats Eldoen, Kristin Jess Rodin, Cathrine Frost Andersen, Nils petter Morland

Thursday June 25 5:30 pm The Burrow Central LRT Station Concourse West

Friday June 26 9:30 pm Blush Lane Organic Market 8135 102 St

Saturday June 27 1:00 pm Avenue Appliance Store 10041 82 Ave

What does this room remember? We will summon the ghosts of what has happened, what could have happened, or what will happen in this space. Through scenes, storytelling, monologues, music, or however we see fit, we will expose to you the collected memory of a room.

For more information about IMPROVAGANZA 2015 – Visit



Mile Zero Dance

Cloverdale Foot Bridge: Meet at the north side at the

Chinese pagoda (98 Avenue & 96A Street)

Cost: $10.00 – Buy Tickets!

Capacity: 50

Runtime: 55 min

Accessibility: Crossing a bridge in the River Valley. A mix of grass and pavement. Bridge is made of wooden slats.

Featuring: Izumi Kuribayashi, Gerry Morita, Patrick Arès-Pilon, Kat Smy, Michelle Milenkovic, Julie Ferguson, Jen Mesch, Jen Dunford, Jason Romero, Theresa Dextrase, Bridget Jessome. Original audio by Shawn Pinchbeck and graphics by Gabe Wong.

Friday June 26 10:00 pm

Saturday June 27 10:00 pm

Sunday June 28 2:00 pm

Mile Zero Dance will guide groups through magical stroll that exposes the North Saskatchewan River and the lives, memories, and absurdities that run through it. Streaming is an exploration of the North Saskatchewan River, and how it affects us as a city in so many ways, both subtle and vital. Set on the Cloverdale Footbridge and the river banks that surround it, Mile Zero Dancers take the audience on an experiential tour of wishes, water samples and vignettes from the past, with dances of animals, spirits, and homeless people, to the strains of electroacoustic maven Shawn Pinchbeck’s haunting urban/rural soundtrack (assisted by stories from the Provincial Archives) and opera by mezzo soprano Michelle Milenkovic. Streaming promises to be a magical escape within the heart of the city. Follow the red stream.

Thanks to the Provincial Archives. Original work was presented thanks to WorksFest and EAC/City of Edmonton.



 Major Matt Mason Collective (Calgary)

Old Strathcona Residential Home: upstairs at 10820 79 Ave

Cost: $10.00 – Buy Tickets!

Capacity: 30

Runtime: 60 min

Accessibility: Walking up approximately 6 steps with railing. Not wheelchair accessible.

Featuring: Geoffrey Simon Brown, Tom Cainer, Evan Medd, Joe Perry, Mathieu Bourassa, Brooklyne Alexander

Friday June 26 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm

Saturday June 27 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm

Sunday June 28 6:00 pm, 8:00pm

Mike and Kyle are unexpectedly pulled into a web of criminal activities after stealing drugs from Kyle’s brother leads them to accidentally kidnap a major drug dealer. Four garbage bags of pot, a bottle of ether, ‘would you rather,’ and spiders: Air is a play about morality and fear.


Ain’t No Picnic

 #storyofmylife theatre in development with GeriActors & Friends (Edmonton)

Outdoor Field at King Edward Park School: 8530 101 Street

Cost: $10.00 – Buy Tickets!

Capacity: 50

Runtime: 45 min

Accessibility: Walking through a grass field to get to the performance location

Featuring: Cayley McConaghy, Becca Barrington, Ashley Balisky, Liz Allchin, Charles Bidwell, Helen Klemm

Saturday June 27 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Sunday June 28 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Dating can be rough. It can also be romantic, invigorating, uplifting, or just downright nerve-wracking. And it’s always been like this. Believe it or not, as much as we idolize the “simpler time”of yesteryear, the dating world has never been easy to traverse. We’ll show you, through the personal stories of people spanning over 6 decades, how different times, cultures, and, most importantly, attitudes can affect our love life. Featuring the acting talents and stories from various members of GeriActors & Friends.



 Edmonton Poetry Brothel

High Level Bridge Streetcar – Board at the Strathcona Terminal Gateway Boulevard at 84 Avenue

Cost: $15.00 – Buy Tickets!

Capacity: 42

Runtime: 60 min

Accessibility: Two Wheelchair spaces on each streetcar. Stroller Accessible.

Featuring: Liam Coady, Megan Dart, Colin Matty, Morgan Smith with special guest Edmonton Poet Laureate Mary Pinkoski

Saturday June 27 8:45 pm, 9:45pm – Arrive early as the train waits for no one.

As a passenger on the High Level Streetcar, The Edmonton Poetry Brothel takes you on a spectacular journey through Edmonton with a breathtaking view from the middle of the High Level Bridge. There, you’ll enjoy one-onone poetry readings and a performance from nationally recognized poet Mary PinkoskI—one of her last as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate. Prior to and following Skylines, enjoy an open mic poetry event in the Found Festival Beer Gardens! Event begins at 7:30 pm and continues throughout the evening.


900 Seconds

Small Matters Productions in association with Catch the Keys Productions

Black Box Music Studios: 8111 99 Street

Runtime: 15 minutes (900 seconds)

Capacity: 1

Cost: $10.00 – Buy Tickets!

Two flights of stairs to enter. Narrow hallway. Not wheelchair accessible.

Featuring: Christine Lesiak (Ask Aggie, Fools for Love), directed by Beth Dart (Ursa Major, Dead Centre of Town, Snout)

Friday June 26 4:20 pm, 4:40 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:20 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:20 pm, 8:40 pm, 9:00 pm

Saturday June 27 2:00 pm, 2:20pm, 2:40pm, 3:00 pm, 4:20 pm, 4:40 pm, 5:00 pm. 5:20pm, 8:00 pm, 8:20 pm, 8:40 pm, 9:00pm

Sunday June 28 2:00 pm, 2:20pm, 2:40pm, 3:00 pm, 4:20 pm, 4:40 pm, 5:00 pm, 5:20pm, 8:00 pm, 8:20 pm, 8:40 pm, 9:00pm

One woman. One spectator. 900 seconds of ephemeral intimacy. A theatre-for-one experience. Tickets extremely limited.


iHuman Alleyway

 iHuman Youth Society

Gravity Pope Warehouse Alleyway: 8220 104 Street

Cost: By Donation

Capacity: 25

Accessibility: Paved road in the alleyway, one step into the space.

Featuring: iHuman youth artists and curated by Emmanuel Osohar, Enoch Attey, Natatsha Lazarowich

June 27–28 Open 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

iHuman Youth Society is a non-profit organization that engages Edmonton’s traumatized youth who exhibit high-risk lifestyles to foster positive personal development and social change. As part of this year’s festival, iHuman Youth Artists will be showcased as part of the Found Festival in an evolving showcase of visual art, dance and fashion art installation in an alleyway! Some of the featured events include:

Music: iHuman youth will come together in this little alleyway to amaze the crowd with hype songs, lyrics meant to stir the soul, and tunes that will leave even the old dancing. In between each set, the public and audience will be invited to partake in what we call “cyphers”, know to the world as Open Mic. As different instrumentals play, led by the youth, the public will have their chance on the mic, interacting in a new and out of the box way.

Art: iHuman Youth will lead festival goers in various art games that will lead to the creation of a collaborative art piece using whatever creative means necessary. Youth will also be available to create abstract portraits of festival goers which can be can be purchased upon completion.

…and more!

CIA report on Torture

A Live Non-stop Reading of the Released, Unclassified CIA Report on Torture

Inside Munch Print Machine Robot on Festival Main Grounds:

83 Avenue and 104 Street

Cost: By Donation

Accessibility: From sidewalk, limited seating available on nearby park benches

Featuring: Tim Mikula

Saturday June 27 Start Time: 5:00 am

Run Time: Approx. 24 hours

A live, non-stop reading of the released, unclassified CIA report on torture. This 525-page document is expected to take approximately 24 endurance art hours to complete. Drop by anytime!


Cabinets of Curiosities

C’est Sera Store Front Window: 8239 104 Street

Cost: By donation

Accessibility: Storefront window, sidewalk visibility as well as in store

Installation by: Lori Fossum (Edmonton)

Friday June 26 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

Saturday June 27 11:00 pm–3:00 pm

Sunday June 28 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

A window installation created out of evolving video and photo imagery collected through audience’s personal digital devices. It is a unique visual experience that allows viewers into the privacy of strangers’ photo albums. More and more we rely on our digital devices to store the important moments of our lives. Cabinets of Curiosities will be a museum to house these moments and an art display to enjoy them.

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The (Made) Today Show

Swallow-A-Bicycle Theatre (Calgary)

Festival Main Grounds: Dr Wilbert McIntyre Park

83 Avenue & 104 Street

Cost: By Donation

Run Time: ?

Accessibility: Public park with (most likely) a roving performance

Featuring: Charles Netto, Mark Hopkins and multiple brave artists

Sunday, June 28 10:00 am – 6:00 pm,

Public Performance at 8:00 pm

We have NO idea what this show will be! Over the course of the day, Calgary’s Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre will facilitate a found space performance workshop with a group of intrepid local artists, culminating in a brand new site-specific experience. Drop by the Festival Grounds throughout the day to witness the outdoor creation process, and then join us for the final product. Inspired by the environment and occupants of Dr. Wilbert McIntyre Park, this show could become anything!

This workshop is sponsored by Theatre Alberta through the Workshop By Request Program with funding from The Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

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Closing Party

Acacia Hall: 10433 83 Avenue

Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible washrooms and access

No minors.

Sunday June 28  9:00pm

Celebrate the Found Festival and close it off with a bang! Music, snacks, and all of your new Found Festival friends.

This is a member’s only event.  Sign up to be a member on our website at or throughout the festival at Box Office on the Main Grounds.

Found Festival Sponsors & Supporters 2015

Edmonton Arts Council, City of Edmonton, National Theatre School Theatre Engaging Communities Grant, Canadian Heritage Grant

Venue Sponsors                                                                                                                        

Avenue Appliance Store, The Burrow Central LRT Station, Blush Lane Organic Market, Gravity Pope, Edmonton Public School Board, Black Box Music Studios, C’est Sera

Festival Partners                                                                                                                        

Safeway on Whyte, Film and Video Arts Society (FAVA), Theatre of the New Heart, Buster’s Pizza, AlleyKat, The Paint Spot

Silent Auction Donors                                                                                                      

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta Art Gallery, Becky Merkley Dog Grooming, Laurel’s on Whyte, Good Women Dance Collective, Theatre Network, Theatre Yes, Fuss Cupcakes, Local Apothecary, The Manor Bistro, Urban Diner 109 Street, Urban Diner High Street, David’s Tea

TITLE SPONSOR $5000                                                                                                            

Print Machine

Journeyer – Artist Sponsor $500                                                                                          

Blush Lane Organic Market

Angel Donors                                                                                                                                  

Toby Yule, Nestor Makuch

Security Services provided by:                                                                                              

Actual Security

Special THANK YOU to:                                                                                                         

Margot Diehl, Chris Dela Cruz, Sheiny Satanove, Punctuate! Theatre, Kevin Green, The Bluenose, Catalyst Theatre, Catherine Vielguth, Paula Humby, Ben Stevens, Sam Jeffery, Colin Matty, Janine Waddell Hodder, Zoe Glassman, Anastasia Maywood, Marina Mair, Tori Morrison, Tynan Boyd, Evan Smith, Kay Rollans, Joan McCracken, David Belyea, Carmen Nieuwenhuis, Sarah C Louise, David Cheoros, The Metro Cinema, Jonny Jacques, Steve Pirot, Trent Crosby, Catalyst Theatre

Found Festival Production & Adminstrative Team

Executive Director Patrick Lundeen

Festival Director Andrew Ritchie

Production Manager Tori Morrison

Promotions Manager Lianna Makuch

Digital Designer Tynan Boyd

Site Manager Trent Crosby

Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Watson

Front of House Manager Chandra Moir

Festival Grounds Manager Susan Evans

Technicians Misha Hlebnicov, Aiden Ware, Julianna Labots

Executive Assistant Josephine Hendricks

Festival Photographer Nico Laroche-Humby

Festival Videographer David Feehan

Mobile App Developer Nick Mayne

Co-Festival Curator Elena Belyea

“Munch” Installation Artist Kevin Green


Erin Voaklander, Doug Mertz, Sheiny Satanove, Kalen Lumsden, Brooke Leifso, Ellen Chorley, and Beth Dart

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