WITH A VISION TO
ADVANCE ARTS AND CULTURE IN EDMONTON
GRINDSTONE THEATRE SOCIETY
Grindstone Theatre is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 which aims to create professional opportunities for emerging artists through high quality productions. Grindstone’s shows have toured nationally and performed to sell out audiences both in Edmonton and abroad.
In 2018, Grindstone opened the Grindstone Comedy Theatre and Bistro, an intimate 78 seat theatre and licensed restaurant which is home to independently produced shows each week in the areas of improv, stand up, sketch comedy, talk shows, magic, burlesque, musical theatre and more! Shows are on twice a night from Wednesday to Sunday. Voted Edmonton’s Best Comedy Club by VUE Weekly, Grindstone is a venue built by artists for artists.
We are proud to be a part of the Edmonton comedy scene and the Edmonton Music theatre Community
Experience: Instruction from theatre professionals with a ton of experience.
A Safe Space: An inclusive environment to try a new skill, while being supported and challenged.
Curated Curriculum: A well-curated curriculum which advances with each level.
Grindstone Theatre Society is committed to creating professional opportunities for local emerging performing artists. We believe that Edmonton has an
overflow of talent that deserves to be nurtured and showcased. We serve to advance a diverse community of arts and culture through theatre, comedy, music and art.
MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
“Sometimes all you can do is laugh. No matter the challenges of the past few years, we are so proud to still be here and ready more than ever to bring the laughs with our upcoming programming this year.
Thanks to our funding bodies, government support, community support, staff, board, donors, artists and patrons for sticking with us and for supporting arts and culture in Edmonton. Stay safe, grab a beer because it’s only up from here!"
- BYRON MARTIN
Artistic Director Grindstone Theatre
Sean Lee - Board President
Edward Dziarmaga - Treasurer
Brian Lardner - Secretary
Davina Stewart - Board Member
Sapreet Buttar - Board Member
Adam Dyck - Board Member
Jill Scheyk - Board Member
STEERING THE GRINDSTONE SHIP EVERYDAY
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
To educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the arts by providing performances of an artistic nature in theatres, educational institutions, churches, senior’s residences, hospitals, and other public venues and by providing seminars on topics related to such performances.
To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing free performances for audiences that may not be able to attend regular performances
To educate the public in theatre practice, technique and performance through rehearsals, workshops and classes.
To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by providing a public arts centre for the presentation of theatrical productions.
To preserve and promote the development of, and excellence in, the theatre industry in Canada by providing facilities to enable artists to train and produce their crafts, where such facilities are otherwise difficult to access, or not available.
To undertake activities ancillary and incidental to the attainment and sustainability of the above-mentioned charitable purposes.
We would like to respectfully acknowledge that our venue is located on Treaty 6 territory.
This land is the traditional territory of, and an important gathering place for, diverse Indigenous people including the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Metis and many others. Their histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.