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Media – Alina


Alina by Lianna Makuch. Pictured: Christina Nguyen, Directed by Patrick Lundeen, Movement Direction by Amber Borostik, Production Design by Stephanie Bahniuk, Video Design by Amelia Scott. Photo by Brianne Jang, BB Collective


Review: Alina a timely tale of war and courageous choices

Liane Faulder, Edmonton Journal, May 27, 2022

“The true strength of the production is in its expert treatment of the story.The script is clear and well-paced, and lead actor Christina Nguyen tells the difficult story with no histrionics and some amount of much needed humour”


The one-way time portal into war: Alina, a review

Liz Nicholls, 12thNight, May 27, 2022

A test case for theatrical invention in flinchingly close quarters. It’s a bone-rattling first-person solo evocation…”



“Relevant, gutsy, riveting. A visceral account of the horrors of war that willbreak your heart.” – Alberta Playwrighting Award Jury



Preview: The inheritance of war and the passion for freedom: Alina is a Ukrainian story

Edmonton Journal Stage Notes: World premiere of Alina from Ukraine’s frontline to Studio Theatre

Edmonton playwright helping donation drive for Ukrainian defence supplies

CKUA – On Theatre: New work from Lianna Makuch at Collider Festival. 

Grant Stovel, April 07, 2022