Theatre Outré has announced that it will work with its landlord to reopen Bordello at its current location in the McFarland Building in Lethbridge.
We are extremely ecstatic about this positive outcome. We appreciate and thank all those who have spoken up on our behalf. We ask now that your letters for action turn to letters of thanks to those who have helped bring this positive outcome.
The updated press release can be found on Theatre Outré’s website here.
Thank you to our members and the wider provincial theatre community that expressed support for Theatre Outré.
Original story posted on January 29th is below:
Theatre Alberta has learned that Bordello – a black box performance space in Lethbridge operated by our member Theatre Outré – has been temporarily closed until it receives approval from a city council to continue its current operations. The full press release from Theatre Outré can be read on their website by clicking here.
There is contact information to write the Mayor of Lethbridge, Chris Spearman, on the press release. Due to the nature of the allegations described, Theatre Alberta would like to join Theatre Outré in encouraging our members and the wider Albertan theatre community to voice their concerns in a supportive manner.
We also want to encourage the Lethbridge and Area theatre community to show its support for Theatre Outré by attending its upcoming production of A Thought in Three Parts by Wallace Shawn, which will now be playing at the Penny Building located at 324 5th Street South, February 4 – 8th.
This story was covered by The Huffington Post Canada on January 29, 2014. Click here to view.
This story was also covered by FFWD magazine on January 29, 2014. Click here to view.
This story was also covered by CBC News (online) on January 29, 2014. Click here to view.