Makings of a Voice at the Arden Theatre, St. Albert

October 15th and 16th, 2021

Makings of a Voice is a theatrical song cycle about discovering our individual identity within generational narratives. A personal  journey situated somewhere between the past and the present, between motherhood and daughterhood, between music and monologue, this intimate piece follows a messy trajectory into the heart of one woman’s story and provides a compelling argument for why our stories need to be told.

Written and performed by Dana Wylie
Directed by Vanessa Sabourin
Production Design by Whittyn Jason
Dramaturgy by Ellen Havard
Stage Management by Beth Grieve


October 14, 15, 16* @ 7:30pm
October 17 @ 1:30pm

*Silent Auction Fundraiser in the lobby!

Tickets are $40 and available here!

50% seating capacity to accommodate physical distancing. Masks are required at all times, including while seated in the theatre. The Arden Theatre is taking part in the Restriction Exemption Program. To enter, you will need to show one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination 
    • partial vaccination (one dose) accepted September 20 to October 25 if received 2 weeks before time of service 
    • full vaccination (two doses) required after October 25 
  • Proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (to access a privately-paid PCR or Rapid Test, please contact your nearest pharmacy or private medical lab. As per the Government of Alberta, tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories are ineligible for the program) 
  • Documentation of a medical exemption  
  • Valid ID for patrons 18 and older

Some audience responses so far: 

“This is a must-see tour de force.”  

“We sat riveted for an hour and a half. This is a performance worth watching over and over.”  

“It's an unflinching look at lineage, motherhood, creativity and life's complications by an artist at the peak of her powers.”  

“I started writing down words as I watched. I have no idea why, but  I just did. Here are a few of them: Inspiring. Women. Kickass. Motherhood. Balm. Humble. Passion. PowHERful, Political. Brave. Authentic.”