Artstrek History

Artstrek 2019
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Artstrek began 1960 in Olds as the Olds Drama Seminar. In 1965 the Olds Drama Seminar moved to Drumheller and became the Drumheller Summer Drama School.

The Drumheller Summer Drama School became the Artstrek we know and love in 1982, and spent its first two years at Fairview College in Fairview. In 1984 Artstrek moved to Lakeland College in Vermillion, where is remained until 1997 when Artstrek moved to Red Deer College in Red Deer.

The COVID-19 pandemic prevented Artstrek from taking place in 2020.vIn 2021, Artstrek was presented as a series of online events, workshops, and classes, once again due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scroll down to take a look through Artstrek’s history. Click on a title or image to see the play in our Library’s Online Catalogue (where available)!

Red Deer College, Red Deer

Frankenstein Poster for Theatre Alberta's Artstrek Summer Theatre School for Teens


Frankenstein by Jonathan Christenson

Lakeland College, Vermillion

The Visit Poster for Theatre Alberta's Artstrek Summer Theatre School for Teens


The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Fairview College, Fairview

1965-1981 Drumheller Summer Drama School

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1960-1964 Olds Drama Seminar

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  • 2019 Les Miserables(school edition) by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Shonberg, and Herbert Kretzmer
  • 2018 Macbeth by William Shakespeare
  • 2017 Vimy by Vern Thiessen Borrow Vimy from our Library
  • 2016 In the Heights by Quiara Alegria Hudes and Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • 2015 A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • 2014 Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr
  • 2013 Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  • 2012 Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • (2007) Who has seen the Wind by Lee MacDougall
  • Our Town by Thornton Wilder
  • 2011 You Can’t Take it with You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
  • Into the Woods by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim
  • Frankenstein by Jonathan Christenson
  • Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein
  • Les Miserables(school edition) by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Shonberg, and Herbert Kretzmer(
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
  • Antigone by Jean Anouilh
  • Sticks and Stones by James Reaney
  • The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux
  • The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt
  • As You Like It by William Shakespeare
  • Quiet in the Land by Anne Chislett
  • Village of Idiots by John Lazarus
  • Richard III by William Shakespeare
  • The Good Woman of Setzuan by Bertolt Brecht
  • The Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati, adapted from the novel by John Steinbeck
  • Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
  • The Aberhart Summer by Conni Massing
  • Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
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