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NiX (Calgary)

  • a very cold looking actor with a frozen glass bird in her hand

Winner: Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Lighting Design

Nominated: Betty Mitchell Award Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play

NiX is Canada’s first theatre of snow and ice.  This theatrical adventure follows two survivors and an arsonist through the fireworks at the end of the world. NiX is a frozen fantasy, complete with a flaming tuba, a snowman death scene and an explosive love story that will melt the coldest of hearts.

Developed with Alberta Theatre Projects and Ghost River Theatre.  Premiered at 2009 Enbridge playRites Festival in Calgary.

“The perfect setting for a glorious evening of theatrical fun and wonder….brilliantly original.”
      –Bob Clark, Calgary Herald 

“What a unique and Canadian experience, a treasure trove of surprises.” 
     –J. Kelly Nestruck, The Globe and Mail


DATE: February 2009

VENUE: Olympic Plaza, Calgary

WITH: Alberta Theatre Projects

Director/ Playwright/Co-Artistic Director

Kendra Fanconi

Choreographer/Co-Artistic Director

Eric Rhys Miller

Technical Set Design/ Production Manager

Colin Cooper


Vicki Stroich

Lighting Designer

Bill Hales

Costume Design/Snow Assistant

Deneen McArthur

Set Design

Carl Schlichting

Assistant Lighting Designer

Melissa Powell

Glass Designer/ Builder

Ted Jolda

Composer/ Sound Designer

Mark Sylvester

Stage Manager

Marcie Hyde

Apprentice Stage Manager

Tuled Giovanazzi

Video Designer

Keith Murray

Assistant Director

Kevin Bennett


Jennie Esdale


Rylan Wilkie

Pregnant Woman

Lucia Frangione


Andy Kimber


Ricardo Fonseca

Artistic Director, GRT

Jason Rothery

Business Manager, ATP

Lyndee Hansen

Production Manager, ATP

Lance Olson

Technican Director, GRT

Jed Tomlinson

Production Coordinator (Calgary)

Chris McPherson

Technical Director (Calgary)

Heather Crossan