About the Fringe U Showcase Weekend Artists …
Citizen Theatre (Celexia)
Alexa (she/her) is a Mohkinstsis (Calgary) based actor and writer. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a BFA in Drama in 2021. Her most recent project was the University of Calgary’s production of Formations (directed by Christine Brubaker). She also previously worked on independent productions of The Vagina Monologues (directed by Shirley Steinberg) and several shows within the UofC’s Drama department.
In 2022, Alexa founded Citizen Theatre, a theatre company dedicated to creating empowering, accessible, and approachable theatre for all. Celexia is Citizen Theatre’s first production. Celexia is her first solo show and was developed in 2020 as a ten-minute solo piece for her senior year of school. Since its first development, Alexa aims for the show to educate the public about the barriers of dyslexia and celebrate the magic of words. She wishes you to consider this an ode to reading and a tale of love against all odds.
While this performance is just the first stop in Celexia’s flight, Alexa wants to thank Calgary Fringe’s FringeU program and The Canadian Heritage Fund for their support. You can keep up-to-date with Citizen Theatre and Alexa’s work on Instagram @CitizenTheatreprod.
Incendiary Festival (Swallowing Seeds)
Incendiary Festival (Production Company) was founded in 2019 by Rebecca Orion when she produced
the devised show Suppose in Rosebud, Alberta. Since then Incendiary has produced multiple devised
pieces and new works while providing opportunities for up and coming artists. Their focus is on creating
theatre that affects people, operating as the spark that starts fires of innovation, confidence, and change
within its audience. Incendiary’s most recent production was Agapé, an original play written by Rebecca
Rebecca Orion (Playwright/Director) (she/her) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist based out of
Mohkinstsis (Calgary). She will do absolutely anything to get in a theatre, including stage management,
costume design, and performance. Her writing has been featured at Rosebud School of the Arts,
Incendiary Festival, and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Previous directing credits include Mokita,
Suppose (IF), and NorthWest (NTS Art Apart).
Jack Orion (Playwright/Actor) (They/Them) is a moderately cool, autistic, fat, queer, artist who calls
Mohkinstsis (Calgary) home. When not working on a stage, they model and write their own music.
Previous acting credits include QueerCab (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre), Descendants (Storybook
Theatre), The Alice Experience (Viral Ventures), and Agapé (Incendiary Festival) Insta: @jack_g_orion.