Our 2013/2014 Workshops by Request season was generously sponsored by Canadian lighting company Christie Lites Sales, whose support of the program helped Theatre Alberta offer a total of 29 workshops throughout the year, reaching 340 theatre artists and enthusiasts in both rural communities and Alberta’s urban centres.
A total of 19 theatre organizations hosted workshops representing communities province-wide, including: Bashaw, Calgary, Calmar, Camrose, Canmore, Devon, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Red Deer, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Sundre, Taber, Wainwright, and Whitecourt. Workshops topics ranged from character development to stage combat, from scenic painting to theatrical make-up techniques.
Theatre Alberta’s Workshops by Request is a unique and highly subsidized program that shares the talents and resources of Alberta’s leading theatre artists with amateur theatre companies across the province. This past season Christie Lites Sales was instrumental in helping Theatre Alberta and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts support amateur theatre groups in identifying training needs and interests in their community, and then providing professional instruction to meet those needs.
We thank Christie Lites Sales for their support of theatre in the province and assistance in delivering expert knowledge and skills to amateur artists by connecting them with theatre professionals from across Alberta!