Georges drives away with the dismantled stage. Next stop for the ACFFC Theatre Company: Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival!
Theo in the Media Spotlight
The upcoming Fringe production was recently featured in the Edmonton Examiner. To read the full article and learn more about the project click here.
Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets for Theo in the Spotlight: A Concert for Haiti are finally on sale! Our friends are ArtStart have been working hard preparing for their Fringe debut. We hope to see you there!
Performances are held in the Strathcona Community League located 10139–87 Avenue.
To purchase tickets call the Fringe Theatre Box Office at 780-409-1910 or go online
ACFFC Art Exhibit at the Paint Spot
From July 5 to August 31 the Paint Spot will display commissioned paintings and papier maché from the talented children of the Art Creation Foundation for Children in Jacmel, Haiti. There are over 60 works of art to enjoy, some of which will also be included in the Fringe production.
A big thank-you to Kim and
The sun came out today enough for the sun to be finished and to take some team photos.
Thank you very much to Art Creation Foundation for Children for our extraordinary experience in Jacmel. We loved working with you … and we look forward to a long friendship!
Learning More About Haiti
Today it rained – so we stayed inside and the girls tried to teach us a bit of Kreyol:
Lapli tonbe jodia (Today it is raining)
Kouman ou ye? (How are you?)
And we learned more about geography with the making of maps.
“When I grow up…”
We interviewed some of the children … and they all want to be professional artists when they grow up! Here are some of the reasons why we are optimistic for them! Enjoy their works!
Lunch With the Kids
Today we were also lucky enough to join the children for a traditional Haitian meal of cornmeal and beans (very good)! Thank you!
Meeting with Georges
Today we were very lucky to have the chance to interview, Georges Metellus, Executive Director of the Art Creation Foundation for Children.
He told us about the history for the ACFFC, the activities of the Foundation – and its hopes for the future.
Today, there are 73 children and youth involved in the ACFFC. The children range
Here the cast is performing another original work: We Are A Big Family/Nous Sommes Une Grande Famille. It is the story of the ACCFC — and features lots of kids and Georges with his big heart!
The show featured a performance of The Name Song. A song written for the show which features all the 90+ names of the ACFFC kids. The cast looks very serious here so they must be on the letter “J” — there are 12 ACFFC kids whose names start with J; including two Jeffs. So you have to stay focussed during the J’s or you will trip up.
(There are no ACFFC’ers whose names start with the letters E, I, O, Q, U, V, X or Z, if you are interested …)
… and Yolande, in her role as Tatine Charonne in Jean et Melise, fixes her costume.
In the play, Jean must convince Tantine Charonne to take him across the river to Melise so they can sing together and fall in love (Jean et Melise) and live happily ever after with his father, Tonton Nere …