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
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.
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