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News: Citadel Theatre Announces 2013 Professional Program Participants

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News: Citadel Theatre Announces 2013 Professional Program Participants

Citadel Theatre Announces Professional Program Participants

All-female ensemble begins Professional Program at The Banff Centre January 20

EDMONTON  For the fifth consecutive year, The Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy has partnered with the Banff Centre for the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. This year’s roster of participants is comprised entirely by female artists, including both Edmonton natives and Edmonton based performers.

“We conducted a cross-country audition tour of over 250 applicants, from which we assembled a company of one intern director and 12 actors,” said James MacDonald, Director of the Professional Program. “These women represent a wide-range of professional experience and a diversity of regions across Canada. We are excited to be able to contribute to their further professional development.”

Following a five-week training period in Banff beginning January 20, 2013, the participants will begin rehearsal for Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad; presented by Husky Energy. The female cast will be guided by an all-star female creative team – director Brenda Bazinet,choreographer Dayna Tekatch and designer Bretta GereckeThe Penelopiad runs March 30 – April 21, 2013.

The Robbins Academy is very pleased to introduce the 2013 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program Participants:

Keltie Brown – from Edmonton

Nadien Chu – Edmonton based

Ellen Denny                                                                   

Sarah Machin Gale

Beth Graham – Edmonton based

Claire Hesselgrave

Mary Hulbert – from Edmonton

Katie Lawson

Alison MacDonald

Margo MacDonald

Alison MacKay

Carly McKee  

Lisa Norton

The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program offers advanced development to enhance the performance skills of emerging and mid-career theatre professionals. The program was designed to embrace and enhance the artist’s strengths while encouraging the exploration of new concepts. The curriculum of the Professional Program comprises master classes in acting, singing, voice, movement, dance, stage combat, text and script analysis by a Faculty of some of Canada’s leading theatre artists including Citadel Theatre Artistic Director Bob Baker.

For more information on both the current and past participants and the Professional Theatre Program visit

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