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After the Fire ()

Produced by

Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Native Earth Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre

Playwright: Matthew Mackenzie
Director: Brendan McMurtry-Howlett


The Theatre Centre – Franco Boni Theatre


January 10th, 2019 – January 19th, 2019


Set in the aftermath of the fire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in the summer of 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centered around two couples’ lives who have been deeply affected by the ‘natural’ disaster. This Indigenous-led, new Canadian work raises vital questions about continued industrial development in Fort McMurray and its effects on the environment, and the national cultural paradox of both condemning but intrinsically profiting from the exploitation of our natural resources. (


Sheldon Elter Barry
Jesse Gervais Ty
Louise Lambert Carmell
Kaitlyn Riordan Laura

Creative Team

Matthew Mackenzie Playwright
Brendan McMurtry-Howlett Director
Dean Musani Sound Designer
Alison Yanota Set Designer
Alison Yanota Costume Designer
Kaileigh Krysztofiak Lighting Designer
Theresa Cutknife Assistant Director
Amber Borotsik Movement Dramaturge
Richard Lee Fight Director
Madi Blondale Assistant Designer


Natasha Bean-Smith Stage Manager
Brendan McMurtry-Howlett Producer
Christine Sokaymoh Frederick Artistic Producer
Doreen Cardinal Indigenous Liaison
Eve Saint Production Assistant
Trent Crosby Technical Director
Trent Crosby Production Manager
Krista Lin Tour Manager
Sheiny Satanove Associate Producer
Zoë Glassman Outreach Coordinator
Emily Corcoran Rehearsal Assistant
Carlos Varela Install Crew
Wes Babcock Install Crew
LJ Kadey Install Crew
Laura Philipps Install Crew
Sydney Wrigglesworth Install Crew
Yoan Holder Install Crew
Cameron Kirk Install Crew
Courtney Pyke Install Crew
Peter Velocci Install Crew


Billy Wolf Venue Production Manager
Tim Lindsay Venue Technical Director
Gord Simmons Interim Venue Technical Director