NeXt Fest is a showcase for emerging professional artists in theatre, film, music, dance, and visual art. Included in the anthology is: SuperEd (Chris Craddock); The Key to Violet's Apartment (Paul Matwychuk); Tuesday and Sundays (Daniel Arnold with Medina Hahn); No. Please-- (Sean Callaghan); and Benedetta Carlini (Rosemary Rowe).
Editor Glenda Sterling, originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, graduated from the University of Alberta in 1996 with a BA in Drama. Glenda has directed or assistant directed over 20 theatre productions, most often new work and physical theatre. These include, for Nextfest, No One Showed Up for the Anarchist Rally, 1988, Stale Mate, 1999, and The Dirt on Mo, 2000.She has also written three fulllength plays Dark Isle, The Globe Theatre/Curtain Razors, 1999 Stick, Stones, and Ancestors Bones, Workshop West Theatre, Springboards, 2000 The Longest One Night Stand in History, Nextfest New Play Cabaret, 2000 and two short works, Here Be Dragons, 1999, andFleece Boy, 2000, Alberta Theatre Projects, Brief New Works.