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Playfest 2022: Call for Performers

Theatre; Just Because is thrilled to announce PlayFest, a one-day performing arts festival happening in Fort McMurray!

Taking place on August 27, 2022, PlayFest celebrates local artists and performers with two events: Play in the Park and Play After Dark.

Play in the Park is an outdoor, family-friendly event in a local park (Location TBA). This daytime event will include interactive activities, theatre and arts-based performances, and more! Play in the Park is entirely free to attend. 

Play After Dark is an evening cabaret geared towards ages 16 and over. Play After Dark will take place in the amphitheatre at Centerfire Place and is pay-what-you-can admission, with proceeds going towards future programming at Theatre; Just Because. 

PlayFest encapsulates our mission at Theatre; Just Because by creating opportunities for local performance artists to do just that – perform!” says Artistic Director Bailey Yarkie. “We hope to bring together a day of diverse performances and celebrate the arts in our region.” 

PlayFest is made possible by the generous support of local arts champions Flett Manning Moore.


Come play with us! We are seeking performances of all varieties for PlayFest 2022 on August 27th.

PlayFest is a fundraiser for Theatre; Just Because consisting of 2 events:

  • Play in the Park is a daytime outdoor event perfect for dancers, one-act plays, and other family-friendly entertainment.
  • Play After Dark is a cabaret event geared towards an age 16+ audience.