The NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival takes place in Fredericton every year in late July. It showcases plays written by New Brunswick playwrights. This year marks its tenth anniversary and I created the illustration for the poster.
Mingling with the crowd around the cake are characters from NotaBle Acts’ previous years as well as those from this year’s offerings.
Down in front, wearing the red shirt and helping himself to a piece of cake, is the writer Alden Nowlan who is the subject of a biographical play by Rick Merrill.
Here’s the rough sketch the figure of Nowlan is based on: