Do you love to read plays? To have the scene on the page take shape in your imagination? Or to find inspiration in a technical tome that you know will make an audience gasp? To find the story you need to share with your community, right now? Us too!
Over the last eight holiday seasons Theatre Alberta’s amazing donors have helped us provide these experiences for the theatre community by contributing hundreds of new titles to the Theatre Alberta Library through our annual Gift-A-Play Campaign. You can make even more discoveries possible by participating in this year’s 9th Annual Gift-A-Play.
Theatre Alberta works hard to ensure that our Library is up-to-date and relevant for members of the theatre community. We keep track of requests from our members, make note of recently published titles, and put together a ‘wish list’ of items that we want to add to the collection. We purchase many of the titles, but it’s simply not possible to buy *everything* we want!
You can help us fulfill our wish list by contributing to our annual Gift-A-Play campaign. Help us purchase scripts and other theatre books that we can then share with theatre people across Alberta! This year, our wish list includes 34 titles, including:
GIVING TO GIFT-A-PLAY IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR
In the past, we’ve asked you to purchase items from our wish list directly from retailers and publishers. This year, we’re asking that you donate the cost of each item through the Canada Helps fundraising platform, and we’ll take care of purchasing and shipping the item(s) of your choice.
We’re using Canada Helps’ event platform for the campaign, so each item on our wish-list appears as a ‘ticket.’ The ‘tickets’ simply represent the item you wish to donate to the Theatre Alberta Library – there’s no event! For each donation you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount that you’ve given as well as a souvenir ‘digital ticket’ to the ‘event’ that doesn’t exist!
Once we’ve received your donation for a Library book, we’ll purchase it on your behalf. It will then become part of the Theatre Alberta Library and will be available for all of our members to read and enjoy! To acknowledge your donation, each item that was purchased will bear your name on the inside cover.
If you’d like to know more about the titles on our list, you can browse through the items on our wish list details page
. Once you’ve decided on an item that you’d like to donate to the Library, head over to the Canada Helps page
and find the corresponding title, purchase your ‘ticket’, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Now with more than 23,000 titles in the collection, the Theatre Alberta Library remains the largest fully-circulating theatre library in the country. Help us ensure it stays that way by donating to the 9th Annual Gift-A-Play donation campaign!