EdFringe Review - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

We're very pleased to share our latest review from EdFringe Review! Make sure to check out the entire article below!

⭐⭐⭐⭐ - From the EdFringe Review:

“Lisa VillaMil manages write raw human feeling with passion and insight; and only two such fine actors could help her pull it off.”

— HELENA SNIDER, Edinburgh Fringe Review

“The real highlight of this show was the acting. Tierney Nolen and William Foote, the respective actors, are utterly engaging and committed to their roles.”

— HELENA SNIDER, Edinburgh Fringe Review

We're extremely proud to be entering our THIRD and FINAL week of performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you haven't already, make sure you book your tickets before the show is GONE this Saturday!

xxx, NWT team

EdFringe: Week ONE!

We've done it! Week one is COMPLETE! Our time in Edinburgh is already flying by so quickly and we're immensely grateful to everyone who has made their way to Greenside Venues to see our little play! The feedback has been overwhelming and we couldn't be more proud!

Ever wonder how we get those posters so high? Royal Mile acrobatics from our actors - Tierney & William! 

Ever wonder how we get those posters so high? Royal Mile acrobatics from our actors - Tierney & William! 

Updated Posters with Awards & Stars

Updated Posters with Awards & Stars

If you've seen the show, make sure you SPREAD THE WORD! That's the best way to build momentum and make sure you leave us a review on the EdFringe Website; we'd really love to hear from you! The team is enjoying a much deserved day off (HAPPY SUNDAY) before heading into WEEK TWO of the festival! That means many cups of tea, lots of football watching, and maybe even a cheeky brunch! We'll be back on the Royal Mile tomorrow, and if you haven't already make sure you book your tickets for KARA SEVDA!

We perform EVERY DAY (bar Sundays) at 10PM!

xx, the NWT team! 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Welcomes Kara Sevda!

We've arrived! The festival has begun and the team has one preview under their belt! 


We couldn't be more excited to finally be here at the Edinburgh Fringe - the biggest fringe festival in the world. For all of us, it feels like returning home. This is where Kara Sevda got its start, where our company was built, and where everyone in the Now What cohort met. Returning to Scotland is such a treat and we're honoured to be here.

Kara Sevda has performed in our first preview but we've still got THREE WEEKS left of shows! Make sure you add us to your fringe schedule and book your tickets soon (here)! TONIGHT, our final preview - tickets are only £7! And if you book for MONDAY (Aug 7) or TUESDAY (Aug 8) you'll get the fabulous TWO FOR ONE deal! 

We perform MONDAY thru SATURDAY at 10PM in Mint Studio at Greenside Venues (right off Infirmary Street) - we can't wait to see you there! 

xx, the NWT cohort

PortFringe Award & Canada Bound!

We're extremely pleased to announce that Kara Sevda has earned an award at the PortFringe festival in Maine - a Critics Choice "PortFringe Pulitzer" for Excellence in Writing! 

We had a fabulous time in Maine performing at PortFringe this summer. We feel so lucky to have experienced yet another supportive and talented community of artists and audience members.

As our touring team takes a wee break before heading down to Washington DC for the Capital Fringe Festival, we turn our attention now to our Toronto Fringe Festival team! 

Actors Kat Haan & Ross Somerville perform in an Invited Dress in NYC!

Actors Kat Haan & Ross Somerville perform in an Invited Dress in NYC!

Kara Sevda will be performing at the St. Vladimir Theatre in Toronto next week! Make sure you book tickets as soon as possible to catch this gorgeous play in it's Canada Premiere!

July 6th @ 10PM
July 8th @ 7:30PM
July 9th @ 3:30PM
July 10th @ 6:45PM
July 12th @ 11:30PM
July 13th @ 1:45PM
July 15th @ 7:30PM

Kara Sevda in Toronto is directed by Liz Thaler, stage managed by Ashley Groves and will be performed by Kat Haan & Ross Somerville! Want to learn more about these spectacular artists? Check out our Artists Page for more information!

xx, The NWT Team

Kara Sevda Trailer!

While we adventure from Minnesota to Maine this week (preparing for PortFringe) we couldn't be prouder to present our first Kara Sevda trailer featuring: Tierney Nolen as Celia, William Foote as Rhys, and original music by Ross Somerville (see below)!

We'll be performing with PortFringe at Portland Stage and tickets will be available at the door:

SAT 6/17 @ 5:45pm (tomorrow)
TUE 6/20 @ 9:15pm
WED 6/21 @ 9:15pm

We're so excited to be back in a Fringe Festival with so many talented artists, performers, and musicians! Will we see you in Portland this week? Make sure to say hello after the show - we love getting the opportunity to chat with our audience! 

xx, the NTW team

William Arrives & Rehearsals Begin!


We're so excited that our Rhys (William Foote) for the rest of the tour has arrived in New York from Northern Ireland! The team took a few days to adventure around the city, see the sites, and relax before diving right into rehearsals for the show (preparing for Tampa Fringe)! 

Tierney, William, and Kaija set off for the biggest leg of the tour (Florida, Minnesota, Maine, and Washington DC) in just under a week! We cannot wait to explore the country and take this show on the road!

Are you in Florida? We'd LOVE to see you at the First Annual Tampa International Fringe Festival this May! We'll be performing from May 12th - May 14th! If you'd like to book your tickets now, click here - we suggest getting them as soon as possible as they could sell out!

Rehearsals are underway and we can't wait to see you all in TAMPA!

Cheers, the NWT Cohort! x

Rehearsals are Well Underway!

We've been in rehearsals for the last week and a half for the upcoming Amercian premiere of Kara Sevda, performing at the Ithaca Fringe Festival from April 21st - 23rd! It's so wonderful to be up on our feet exploring the latest version of Lisa's brilliant play. Our stage manager, Kaija, is currently road-tripping to New York City from Minnesota - so it's all hands on deck for the Now What Theatre crew! 

We've also updated the TOUR page with the most up to date information regarding the entire Kara Sevda summer tour, make sure to check out when we'll be heading to your neighbourhood! Many of the festivals have opened their booking, grab your tickets now before the sell-out! ;)

In exactly one week we'll be in Ithaca preparing for our first show of the tour, we hope to see you there (or somewhere this summer)! 

Cheers, the entire NWT crew! x

Week Three: Indiegogo Updates

What an exciting week for the entire Now What Theatre cohort! We've reached nearly 60% of our fundraising goal, and we couldn't have done it without you! We announced the cast of our Toronto Fringe leg of the tour, core artists: Ross Somerville & Kat Haan (as Rhys & Celia).

We also announced Masa Gibson as our Rhys for the Ithaca Fringe Festival!

Next week is our final fundraising push and we've still got a ways to go. We hope with your help we can reach our goal and make this summer tour the absolute best it can possibly be! Please consider learning more about our indiegogo and why we need your help to make this tour a reality & follow along for the entire journey on our various social media platforms:

Thank you all for every ounce of help along the way and we're looking forward to sharing this adventure with you!

Love, the Now What Theatre team! x