2023 Theatre Festival

Play the Fool Festival

September 21-24, 2023

The Backstage Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta

Join us for 4 days of risk, exploration and play.

Call For Acts

Call for MainStage acts – Apply by June 11th.

For 2023, we are looking for 3 short works for our triple bill series, length of 12-18 minutes from Canadian-based artists. We anticipate programming 2 works from Edmonton/Alberta-based artists, and one work from an artist who lives primarily outside of Alberta.

Call for the Rookie Cabaret & Mentorship Program – Apply by June 11th.

Applications are open for oh-so-popular Rookie Cabaret, for Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan-based emerging physical comedy artists and/or students (of any age!).


WE LOVE QUESTIONS! Contact Christine Lesiak, director@playthefool.ca.