Alberta theatre representatives with Theatre Alberta Executive Director Keri Mitchell, PACT President Jay Dodge, and PACT Executive Director Sara Meurling.
Calgary Welcomes National Theatre Community!
Theatre Alberta extends HUGE CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS to the Alberta theatre companies who hosted this year’s PACTCON: Building Bridges in Calgary May 25 through 28: Alberta Theatre Projects, Catalyst Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, Theatre Calgary, University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts, and Vertigo Theatre.
Nearly 200 theatre artists and administrators from across the country gathered for the conference in Calgary, where we were officially welcomed by Stoney Nakoda Elder Sykes Powderface and Mayor Nenshi.
Theatre Alberta also thanks the Edmonton Community Foundation and the Calgary Foundation for their generous support of a special project we initiated to host ten theatre artists who could showcase the diversity of professional theatre practice in Alberta to our national peers. Theatre Alberta was able to extend complimentary conference registrations and some travel support to representatives from Alberta Aboriginal Arts, The Brown, Black, and Fierce Collective / Sister 2 Sister, Chromatic Theatre, Collaborative Radically Integrated Performers Society in Edmonton (CRIPSiE), Handsome Alice Theatre, Inside Out Theatre, Making Treaty 7 Society, The Russian Theatre Foundation of Calgary, Theatre Outré, and Third Street Theatre.