Over The Edge With 4 Play is our yearly whirlwind of a fundraiser. Four playwrights meet early in the morning and have three hours to write a play based on a suggestion from one of our fans. When they are done 4 directors, 4 actors, 4 costume designers and 4 set designers scramble to bring the play to life by that evening… It’s an adrenaline fuelled experience and the most fun fundraiser in town.

And we’re heartbroken to have to cancel it for the second year in a row.

We want to keep you and our artists safe from COVID-19, but still need to fundraise in order to bring you the striking productions you’ve come to expect from Catalyst.

That’s why we’re hoping you’ll support us through our 4 Shirts for 4 Plays campaign!



We need your help. Without 4 Play we’re losing over $20,000 in donor revenue. So after years of taking requests for merchandise, here is your chance to get some custom made Catalyst swag all while helping to support us through the coming months.

You have until May 16th at 11:59PM MST to choose one of 4 designs containing beautiful original artwork from Catalyst’s Resident Designer, Bretta Gerecke, featuring images from Frankenstein, Nevermore, Vigilante and The Invisible.

Our t-shirts and crewneck sweatshirts are pre-washed, pre-shrunk, made in Canada, and are dyed with nontoxic materials. Plus, the bamboo and organic cotton make them super soft.

We’re partnered with Edmonton’s Print Machine in order to set up an online store. There you’ll be able to order your merchandise and they will organize shipping.

T-shirts – $50.00 + GST & shipping
Crewneck sweatshirts – $90.00 + GST & shipping

Plus, if you’re so inclined, we’ve worked with Print Machine to add a donation button right to the site. You can click to add a donation amount of your choosing right to your cart. A one stop shop for your donations and for some beautiful custom made clothing! If you’re not interested in buying clothing, please consider making a donation directly to us. 

Remember you only have until May 16 at 11:59PM to make your purchases.



Once you have your merchandise make sure to take a photo, share it on your socials, tag us, and use the hashtag #CatalystThreads. Thank you for supporting Catalyst and helping to weave together an arts community that can return stronger than ever.

Theatre will be one of the last industries to get back to normal and your continued support is pivotal to us getting back on our feet and in the same room when it is safe to do so. Thank you for your generous spirits and support of Canada’s creative industries. We look forward to seeing you in person again for 4 Play in 2022.



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