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News (National): Call for Indigenous-Authored Scripts for Theatre Alberta’s Indigenous Theatre Library Collection

Theatre Alberta’s Indigenous Theatre Library Collection Manager, Deborah Lee, has been working with the project’s new Advisory Council since early January to develop our separate Collection Management Policy for Indigenous Theatre. We’re thrilled and grateful to be working with Advisory Council members Reneltta Arluk, Tara Beagan, Ramona Big Head, Rosa

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Children’s Literature on Stage

Adaptations of: Stuart Little; Wind in the Willows; Getting Near to Baby; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Charlotte’s Web; Hanna’s Suitcase; Treasure Island; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Neverending Story; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Bridge to Terabithia; Little Women; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; The Cay; and the Adventures of Robin Hood are all available at the Theatre Alberta Library.


Event (Online): Playwrights Canada Press Fall Book Launch

Celebrating the publication of Sound of the Beast, Bears, Acha Bacha, Brontë: The World Without, and Amaryllis & Little Witch   Join Playwrights Canada Press in celebrating the launch of five new plays with a virtual group reading from the authors and special guests!!   IN ORDER TO ATTEND, YOU


What’s Online (International): The Kilroys Book Drop Party

  Spread the word far and wide– it’s time to party!! The Kilroys List Book Vol. Two is here, with scenes and monologues from 67 women and nonbinary playwrights and a foreword by Lynn Nottage. We’ll be celebrating with TCG on Zoom this Tuesday, May 19, hosting a party you

Theatre Alberta Library: 24 Days of Plays

We would like to have a little fun this holiday season so we created: It’s our gift to you for being solid supporters of Theatre Alberta! Each day in December – until the 24th – a title of a play will appear on our Facebook posts, Twitter feed and our

Theatre Alberta Library: The 2018 Gift-A-Play donation campaign is underway!

Please help to support Canada’s largest fully circulating, independent theatre library by adding new titles to our collection. This year’s Wish Lists contain selections of titles that we would like to add to the library collection, but could not purchase on this year’s budget. Our first wish list is from

Library: It’s acquisitions time!?!?! – Theatre Alberta

Nothing overwhelms me like acquiring scripts for the library. It hits me like a tidal wave. I mean, it’s like being the proverbial kid in a candy store! Everywhere I look, I find lots of titles that would be good for our collection. In doing research for the annual acquisitions

Library: Books, books, so many books….. – Theatre Alberta

What do you do with all those books you don’t want anymore? There are many ways to recycle your volumes: Share with friends, neighbors or colleagues. Set up a mini share station at your workplace, church or other local gathering place (with permission of course) where you can leave a


Library: Looking for English Accent and Dialect Resources? – Theatre Alberta

If you’re getting ready for your next show and are looking to get the English accent or dialect of your character just right, check out these two great online resources: International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) specializes in English-language accents and dialects heard around the world. Access to the archive is

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Library: Celebrating World Theatre Day and Diversity! – Theatre Alberta

  Today is the day we celebrate theatre – it’s World Theatre Day. UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) initiated this special day 57 years ago and theatre communities around the globe have been celebrating ever since – we promote, create awareness, enjoy and share theatre, and we share the annual message

Freedom to Read Week
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Library: We Read Banned Books! – Theatre Alberta

  Books are challenged and banned from libraries every day. Only 30% of challenged books make it back onto the library shelves. On February 25th to March 3rd, we celebrate Freedom to Read Week by reading some of the many challenged and banned books available at our library: The Curious


Library: Thank You Gift-A-Play Donors – Theatre Alberta

  $400 worth of books donated! Thank you so much to all of you who so generously supported our Gift-a-Play donation campaign. Theatre Alberta received 21 books worth $400. All the books have arrived and we’re cataloguing as fast as we can. Most of the books are already available for borrowing –

Under Wraps
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Library: Are You Ready for Some Holiday Cheer? – Theatre Alberta

We had too much wrapping paper and wanted to give you a little holiday surprise so we created Under Wraps! We’ve wrapped 60 titles that are all recent additions to our library, just for the fun of it! Pick a number from 1-60 (or 2 or 3 numbers). We’ll lend you

Library: 2017 Gift-A-Play Donation Campaign

  Theatre Alberta Library’s 2017 Gift-A-Play donation campaign has arrived! Please help to support Canada’s largest fully circulating, independent theatre library by adding new titles to our collection.This year we’ve created two Wish Lists with selections of titles that the we would like to add to the library collection, but could

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