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ABOUT THE GRINDSTONE

CRACKING EDMONTON UP SINCE 2012

Byron Martin

MESSAGE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

“Sometimes all you can do is laugh. To say that the last 16 months have been difficult is an understatement but we are so proud to still be here and ready more than ever to bring the laughs with our upcoming programming this summer.

 

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 and enjoy the festival, it’s only up from here!"

- BYRON MARTIN

Artistic Director Grindstone Theatre

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ABOUT OUR THEATRE

EST. 2012

Grindstone Theatre is a non-profit organization founded in 2012 which aims to create professional opportunities for emerging artists through high quality productions. Grindstone’s shows have toured internationally and performed to sell out audiences both in Edmonton and abroad.



In 2018 Grindstone opened the Grindstone Comedy Theatre and Bistro which is home to up 14 independently produced shows each week in the areas of improv, stand up, sketch comedy, talk shows, magic, burlesque, musical theatre and more! Voted Edmonton’s Best Comedy Club by VUE Weekly, Grindstone is a venue built by artists for artists.

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GRINDSTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

BRINGING THE 2021 FESTIVAL TO LIFE

Byron Martin - Festival Director

Kathleen McGee - Stand-Up Director

Joses Martin - Festival Producer

Jocelyn Anselmo - Programming Coordinator

Chris Hicks - Technical Director

Will Hannigan - Committee Member

GRINDSTONE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STEERING THE GRINDSTONE SHIP EVERYDAY

Anand Pye - Board President

Anthony Ketsadachan - Treasurer

Elita Grinde - Secretary

Davina Stewart - Board Member

Sean Lee - Board Member

Paula Blanco Longa - Board Member