On Tuesday, August 21st, I served as a moderator for a Fringe Forum panel discussion entitled “Fringers: Y U No Tour AB?” co-presented by Theatre Alberta and the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) at the 2012 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.
The theme of the panel was touring professional theatre in Alberta – why isn’t there more of it and whether there were opportunities that should be explored. We brought together representatives from two regional presenting theatres and from two creation companies with a history of touring. These panelists included:
- Alida Lowe, Producing Director, Burnt Thicket Theatre (Calgary)
- Andrea Martinuk, Theatre Manager, The MacLab Centre for the Arts (Leduc)
- Lawrie Seligman, Director of Cultural Services, Horizon Stage (Spruce Grove)
- Thomas Usher, Artistic Director, Prime Stock Theatre (Red Deer)