The Aliens

We got the chance to work with What It Is Productions again on their latest theatrical outing. In the past we've done work for such projects as Ligature Marks and Nighthawk Rules which both premiered at the Edmonton Fringe Festival. The Aliens, is their first foray into a main season production as part of Theatre Network's Roxy Performance Series, and we couldn't be happier to be a part of it. 

The main poster design was a fun one to shoot. As the show takes place behind a cafe, we wanted to capture several of the moments of the show in an overlapping composite image. 

They open tonight! Got check them out. Details below. 

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What It Is Productions presents

by Annie Baker
Original Music & Lyrics by Michael Chernus, Patch Darragh and Eric Gann

October 10 - 22, 2017
Previews: Oct 10 & 11
Opening Night: Oct. 12

The Roxy on Gateway - 8529 Gateway Blvd.
Presented as part of Theatre Network's Roxy Performance Series

Featuring: Chris W. Cook, Evan Hall & Michael Vetsch

Two best friends in their early 30s hang out behind a Vermont coffee house to play music and discuss Bukowski when an impressionable young employee of the shop stumbles upon them. The shy young man becomes enamored with the pair, and the two 30-somethings set out to teach him “everything they know.” The Aliens is a story about the humour and heartbreak of growing up.

Director: Taylor Chadwick
Production Designer: Liza Xenzova
Musical Director/Sound Design: Brian Bergum
Stage Manager: Andrea Murphy

Photography & Design: Dave DeGagné & Brad Gibbons -

Tickets & Info:


Theatre Yes returns with an intense new project. Anxiety opens this week and promises to be a unique experience. Audiences are taken into 6 small intimate performances that will challenge the heights of joy and the depths of despair.

Once again, we are pleased to work with them to devise their promotional materiel. We focused what an audience member may be feeling the moment before they open the door and step into on the the performances. 

If you want to check out this one-of-a-kind performance, the details are below.


Nov 24th – Dec 4th

La Cite Francophone, Edmonton, AB, 8627 91 St

7:30pm nightly, 1:30pm Saturday Matinees

Tickets available through Tix on the Square (780.420.1757) or at the door


Bust 'Em Up Burlesque

Send in the Girls Burlesque has hit the big time! 

Their new show, Bust 'Em Up Burlesque is opening tonight at the Citadel Theatre. We were so happy to be working with them to build promotional images for the fourth time.

For this shoot, we broke away from tradition where we shoot against a black wall, and went out into the real world. We first went to a house with an awesome claw bathtub, then headed over to the Mercer Tavern for the remainder of the session.

The Mercer was such a great fit because it has an actual large safe built right into the wall which fit perfectly with the 1920s bank robber setting of the show.

We will be there tonight for their opening. Can't wait to see it. You should see it too.


Bust ‘Em Up Burlesque
As Part of the Citadel's Made In Edmonton Cabaret Series
March 16-19, 2016

Citadel Theatre


8:00 PM


Wish You Were Here

I can't see the title of this show without getting Pink Floyd stuck in my head.

This was a really fun session. We got to work with one of our favourite theatre companies in town, Plain Jane Theatre. Every time we collaborate with Kate Ryan and crew, we know we are in for a great time and creative project. Their new show, Wish You Were Here: The Ultimate Traveller's Guide to the World, is a musical voyage of the work of Noel Coward across the globe. It instantly hit us that a retro looking postcard would help sell the idea.

We're pretty happy with how it turned out. If you are interested in checking out the show, it opens today! Details below:

Wish You Were Here-The Ultimate Traveller's Guide to the World

March 4-12, 2016 at the Varscona Backstage Theatre

“Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid-day sun!”The Janes have created a new revue inspired by one of theatre's most witty and provocative writers-Noel Coward, who's wanderlust inspired many of his greatest songs and plays.

Varscona Backstage Theatre 10330-84 ave.
Tickets available at Tix on the Square


We were honoured when earlier this summer L'unithéatre approached us to help design the promotional material for their entire season. They challenged us to come us a series of images that had the same feel but each connected to one individual element of each show. We are used to shooting with actors to help create this kind of material so it was fun to play around with photo techniques to pull off a tone with inanimate objects. Only for La Passion de Narcisse Mondoux did we actually reach out to some lovely hand models to help build the image.

The first show of the season, LES BLUES DES OUBLIÉES is up and runs until October 24th. Please check it out if you get the chance. From the reviews they have been getting, it looks to be a stellar show. Here are the details:


October 14th to17th and 21st to 24th, 2015 at 8PM, plus
Saturday Matinées, October 17th and 24th 2015 at 1:30PM. Pre-opening presentations on Oct. 14 and 15 at a reduced price.


Text by Pierrette Requier. Directed by Brian Dooley. Produced by L'UniThéâtre.

inkPulse and WordsWorth

For the fourth year in a row, I was asked to do the graphic design by the Writer's Guild of Alberta. It started with their inkPulse writing camp, but this year I also got to do the poster for their new camp, WordsWorth.

I look forward to these designs every year. We've started a real theme on the inkPulse side, employing my sister-in-law as a model. The WGA has been receptive to the design and almost given me free reign each year.

For WordsWorth, they laid out what they were looking for and here is the result.

Follow the links on the images to find out more. Click here to register for WordsWorth and inkPulse's Sherwood Park, Grande Prairie or Lethbridge camps.

To see other poster designs we have done, head over to the Design section of our site.


- dave

Snow Globe Festival of Children's Theatre

Promise Productions is holding it's inaugural children's theatre festival this December and you can be a part of it!

The Snow Globe Festival of Children's Theatre will run from December 20-24 in the Edmonton Avenue Theatre and will show case some fantastic productions including "The Fairy Catcher's Companion" and "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". It promises to be a wonderful festival for the whole family.

However, they need your help! At this point, Promise Productions has not secured any grant funding and is relying on individual donations to make the festival happen.

If you want to donate to help this great idea get off the ground, please visit their IndieGoGo page and donate there.

As for us, check out the poster design we did for the festival.

If you want to purchase tickets for the festival, please visit Tix on the Square.

We hope you'll check it out!

- dave