Edmonton Fringe 2011
Acton Consulting is proud of its support of the local arts.
Edmonton has a burgeoning arts scene, as evident by the high number of independent artists in the city, numerous festivals, and two major theatre schools. However, performances often have a hard time getting off the ground without financial support. It’s up to local companies to ensure Edmonton’s artistic talents have an opportunity to succeed. While government grants are available, they’re hard to attain and competition for these grants is fierce.
To play its part, Acton is proud to sponsor Gregory P. Caswell for a fourth consecutive year. Greg is a local theatre artist, who has a hand in nearly every element of production – writing, directing, producing, and even starring. His main focus is bringing new works to Edmonton.
“Bruce [Acton, the President and Founder of Acton Consulting] gives us an opportunity in the city,” says Gregory of the sponsorship. “We have a chance to keep arts local.”
With Acton’s continuing support, Gregory is producing his fourth production through his company, Raw Meet Productions. Acton’s sponsorship goes towards production costs of costumes, rehearsal space, and, Greg laughs, “potentially even paying the artists.”
“It’s nice to have someone there to support your regularly,” Greg says. “It really supports the show because you are able to focus on the art [rather than raising money].”
Greg’s latest play, Bare, an off-Broadway show done in the style of a pop opera, runs from August 11-21 at the Fringe Festival. For more information on the performance, check back at the Fringe’s website.