Co-directed by: Makram Ayache & Stuart McDougall
Playwrights: Makram Ayache, Ash Hicks, Liam Salmon, Marco Visconti, & the In Arms Ensemble 2015
Actors: Celeste Birgalis, Ashleigh Hicks, Kelsi Kalmer, Rhiannon Perely-Waugh, Maggie Salopek
Designers: Caitlin Hart & Brianna Kolybaba
Stage Manager: Krystal Johnson
Associate Artists: Sarah J Culkin, Brooke Hodgson, Silverius Materi, Andrea Ruschin, Brent Saccucci, Candice Stoller, Bill Yong.
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"Queer Fringe Options"
There are moments of growth and utter despair, of coming to grips with family, community and self. It's occasionally quite funny, just like life."
-Brent Wittmeier, Edmonton Journal
August 13-24, 2015
(Un)Known Stories was the pilot production of In Arms Theatre, and premiered at the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Festival.
(Un)Known Stories was born out of a desire to share our hidden stories. After a series of storytelling workshops, (Un)Known Stories was written in a collaborative effort between Makram (Matt) Ayache, Ashleigh Hicks, Liam Salmon, and Gianmarco Visconti. The script was continuously reworked with the acting team throughout the rehearsal process. The final result manifests itself in a series of short snapshots into the lives of a few queer people.
See life-long friendships navigate into new romantic territory. Laugh at the unexpected turns of a crush. Explore the narratives of queer folks as they reconcile their faith and sexuality. And learn about love, regret, loss, and fear as you listen to our (Un)Known Stories.