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2023 Theatre Alberta Annual General Meeting

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We are pleased to share the details of our upcoming Annual General Meeting!

You are invited to attend the Theatre Alberta AGM on Monday, November 20th at 7:00pm via Zoom. We will aim to wrap up the meeting by 8:00pm.

Please RSVP for the 2023 AGM using this webform:

Once you’ve RSVP’d, you will receive meeting materials a few days in advance. Members in good standing will receive the Zoom link the day of the AGM. 

You or your group’s membership must be in good standing in order to attend and participate/vote. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Kate Kosinski, Operations Coordinator, at

If Zoom poses any accessibility concerns, please let us know as soon as possible so we can do our best to accommodate. Participation via Zoom’s desktop or mobile application is recommended, but participation via landline telephone can also be arranged. 

Only members in good standing will be able to attend and participate in the meeting proper, to facilitate accurate voting. Group members, as always, may send a single representative to vote on any/all motions on behalf of the group (*see additional information for group members below). After we’ve attended to the formal business of the AGM, we’ll provide additional time for conversation, questions, camaraderie, and community.

To ensure everyone in attendance is a member in good standing, members who RSVP will receive the Zoom link shortly before the meeting, and are not permitted to share the link with others. Everyone who RSVPs will also receive the meeting materials a few days in advance.

*Important note for group members: the AGM notice will be sent to the person who currently has voting rights for your group. If you wish to send a different representative you must officially designate them by informing Kate Kosinski, Operations Coordinator, at

Board Nominations

The Theatre Alberta Board of Directors’ Human Resources and Nominating Committee is pleased to present three community members who have been duly nominated to stand for election to the Board of Directors at our AGM: Alan Roberts from Fort McMurray, Sarah Garton Stanley from Calgary, and Sheri Becker from Lethbridge.

Standing for re-election to a second term is Lana Michelle Hughes from Edmonton. Also standing for re-election to a third term are Caleigh Crow from Calgary, and Julie Brown from Edmonton. Board members continuing their term are Desiree Klause from Grande Prairie, Jaclynn Elfring from Coaldale, and Patricia Cerra from Edmonton.

A huge thank you to outgoing board members Ashley King from Calgary, Kelly Reay from Lethbridge, and Paul Muir from Rosebud! We also extend a thank you to Luay Eljamal from Fort McMurray and Albertus Koett from Red Deer for the time that they spent serving the Theatre Alberta board of directors. 

Sarah Garton Stanley/SGS is VP of Programming at Arts Commons in Calgary. Formerly the Artistic Producer for the National Creation Fund (NAC), and Creative Consultant to Richard II at the Stratford Festival. She co-stewards the Historic Birchdale, and is Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.

She is co-founder of SpiderWebShow and FOLDA, and co-founded the Baby Grand Theatre, was the 1st female Artistic Director at Buddies in Bad Times and was the inaugural Artistic Associate for The Magnetic North Theatre Festival.

SGS was named a 2022 Arne Bengt Johansson Fellow at The Banff Forum and returned in 2023. Her current research creation project Massey & Me: Conversations at the End of Theatre is a series of thought events referencing the CBC Massey Lectures. This critical reflection explores the genealogical, political, and administrative structures that house professional theatre in Canada.

SGS is co-authoring Manifesto for Now with Owais Lightwala.

Alan Roberts (he/him) hails from Fort McMurray where he is proud to call his home for 35 years. Recently retired as the Director, Theatre & Arts Centre of Keyano Theatre, he oversaw the daily business operations, and programming of the community theatre and professional touring artists series. He is very passionate about community engagement, live performances, and the many other forms of arts and cultural disciplines. Alan is also a lighting designer and assists as a technical consultant for the local school divisions.

Alan has volunteered, and/or sat on the boards for the Fort McMurray interPLAY Society and the cultural portfolios for the 1992 and 2019 Alberta Winter Games, 2004 Arctic Winter Games, 2015 Canada Summer Games, and the 2022 Arctic Winter Games Bid Committee. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta as the Northeastern presenter’s representative.

Alan Roberts has also been humbled and honoured to receive several accolades from the community. Starting in 1995 with the AGT Community Champions, 2007 RMWB Cultural Achievement, 2016 Heart of Wood Buffalo’s Social Prosperity Leadership Award, 2017 Buffy’s Arts Champion Award, YMM 2021 Builders Award and most recently, the 2023 Art Council Wood Buffalo’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

After graduating with a diploma in Business Administration in Calgary, Sheri Becker (she/her) developed a keen interest in the Arts. She brings over 10 years of experience in executive leadership, financial management, marketing and web/graphic design, fund development, policy development and governance, Human Resources, and non-profit/business administration. She currently serves as the Executive Director for New West Theatre, located in Lethbridge, Alberta.

We look forward to seeing many of our members on November 20th! As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to or call our office at 780-422-8162.

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