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:

Nighthawk Rules

Day 4:

It is the fourth day of our all out-Fringe poster blitz. Today, we highlight the good people at What It Is Productions.

We have worked with these guys a few years ago with their production of Ligature Marks and now they are back.

After meeting with Taylor, the vision of the show was clear and the development of their material came easy.

You can hear us chatting about this and all things Fringe on the What It Is Podcast.

Here are the details about their upcoming, awesome, show:

What It Is Productions presents

by Collin Doyle & James Hamilton

Presented as part of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
Venue #17 - The Roxy on Gateway - 8529 Gateway Blvd

Featuring: Chris W. Cook, Christopher Schulz & Ellie Heath

Long-time pals Dick and Barry embark on the drinking game to end all drinking games known as Nighthawk Rules. The winner determines the ruination of their friendship and Barry's future with his girlfriend, Pam. The loser will have one massive hangover. This Sterling-Award-Winning Fringe hit returns 10 years later!

Directed by Taylor Chadwick
Design Consultant: Ellen Chorley
Sound Design: Brian Bergum
Graphic Design:

Venue 17 - The Roxy on Gateway
Friday August 12 @ 5pm
Saturday August 13 @ 10pm
Sunday August 14 @ 7pm
Monday August 15 @ 2pm
Tuesday August 16 @ 5:30pm
Wednesday August 17 @ 8:30pm
Thursday August 18 @ 7pm
Friday August 19 @ 3:30pm
Saturday August 20 @ 8:30pm
Sunday August 21 @ 4:30pm

Ligature Marks_

The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is right around the corner. This is one of my favourite times of year because the theatre scene explodes with creativity and photography wise, it really allows us to flex our design muscles.

One such project is Ligature Marks by What It Is Productions. I have worked with this combination of artists a few times in the past so I had a sense of what they were wanting.

This show looks great. I had a chance to read the script and it seems like a very interesting project.

Make you you get your tickets soon!

See you at the Fringe!