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#FridayReads: Celebrate Women’s History Month #BecauseOfHer – Theatre Alberta

Celebrate Women’s History Month by reading some great plays by female playwrights! We have lots of fantastic playwrights represented in our library, and these are just a few: Annie Baker Caryl Churchill Agatha Christie Lynn Nottage Colleen Murphy Aphra Behn Gertrude Stein Maria Irene Fornes Judith Thompson Of course, we

Library: World Teacher Day – Oct 5

#FridayReads Looking for new exercises to teach your drama students? Want to incorporate theatre into your Social Studies class? We’ve got you covered! In celebration of World Teacher Day we are highlighting some of the teaching resources we have in the Library. Find resources for elementary school, high school, and everything

Library: The Purple Play Club wraps up for another year

#SaturdayReads Thank you to everyone who took part in the Purple Play Club as part of Outside the Lines. In less than 10 days we mailed out 66 Purple Bags and 198 Canadian plays to Theatre Alberta members all over the province. We loved seeing everyone’s #TApurpleplay posts on Twitter and

Library: Sign up for the Purple Play Club and Get Outside the Lines – Theatre Alberta

Theatre Alberta’s Library is participating in Outside the Lines, a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries around the world. More than 230 libraries from Canada, Denmark, Croatia, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States are participating from September 11-17. How it works: Sign

Library – Get Outside the Lines – The Blue Bag Book Club is BACK!

Theatre Alberta’s Library is participating in Outside the Lines again this year. Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries around the world. More than 230 organizations from Canada, Denmark, Croatia, United Kingdom, Puerto Rico, and all over the United States are participating

Library: Featuring Playwright Hannah Moscovitch – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Hannah Moscovitch is an Ontario-born playwright that has started to capture national interest over the past few years. Described as the “dark angel of Toronto theatre” (Toronto Star), Hannah brings a theatrical style that challenges viewers on both an emotional and intellectual level. Her plays combine jarring themes with

Calling All Grade 12s: Guide to One Acts – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Going in to Grade 12 this year? Putting on a One Act? Still looking for a play that you’re excited about doing? Check out this list the Theatre Alberta Library has put together! There are a few classic high school One Acts, as well as some others we’re excited

Library: It’s Heritage Day! Go Read a Play! – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads In celebration of Heritage Day long weekend we pulled together a list of playwrights from diverse cultures and backgrounds, from all over the world. This list is merely a taste of the many, wonderful plays and playwrights out there. Who would you add? What plays or playwrights do you

Library: Brush up on thy Shakespeare – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Has’t thee seen any Shakespeare this summer? Get thyself to a play and take in one of the many Shakespeare festivals around Alberta. Of course, thee may wanteth to brush up on thy Shakespeare ere catching one of these classics. Cometh on down to the Theatre Alberta Library and immerse

Library: New Canadian Plays on Display – Theatre Alberta

New Canadian Plays in Celebration of Canada Day!  We at Theatre Alberta pride ourselves on the Canadian materials available through our Library. From plays, musicals, periodicals, and reference materials, to everything in between, we have over 3,700 Canadian titles. In honor of Canada Day, here are some new Canadian titles

Library: Closed 4:30 – 8pm Monday, June 27 – Theatre Alberta

Theatre Alberta staff and librarians will once again be in attendance at the 29th Annual Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on Monday, June 27th, 2016. We’re excited to spend the evening celebrating the achievements of Edmonton’s theatre community. Due to this event, the Library will be closed from 4:30 – 8:00

Library: 90 plays to celebrate National Aboriginal Day – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads June 21 marked the 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day. To celebrate, Theatre Alberta is excited to showcase 12 First Nations and Metis playwrights and over 90 plays, collections, and reference materials, all of which you can find in our Library today.  Many of these playwrights and titles were featured

Library: 49 plays by Women of Colour. Spread the word! – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads As a part of their Walk the Walk: National Festival of Asian Canadian Women initiative, fu-GEN Theatre Company just released The 49. Compiled by Yvette Nolan, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, Jenna Rodgers, and Mel Hague, this is a list of “49 plays by Women of Colour that you can program

Library: Summer Hours in Effect – Theatre Alberta

Theatre Alberta Library summer hours are now in effect! As of June 1, 2016 the library hours are as follows: Monday: 12pm – 8pm. Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 3pm. Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED. Drop Box hours: Monday – Friday: 815am – 10:30pm. Saturday & Sunday: 8:30am – 4:30pm. Closed on

Library: Rainbow of Plays – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Today marks the 36th annual Edmonton Pride Festival, and we at the Theatre Alberta Library couldn’t be more proud to showcase just a few of the LGBTQ2S+ titles we have in our collection. More new and exciting LGBTQ+ titles, such as Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical adaptation of

Library: Amelia Earhart and other women pioneers – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart became first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. Check out “Amelia Lives” and “Excursion Fare” in the library to learn more about this aviation pioneer and let your imagination soar! For more inspiration here are five more plays about female pioneers

Library: AHSDFA Provincial One Act Play Festival – Theatre Alberta

Canadian Plays, New Works, Classics, Comedies, and Musicals… Something for Everyone!  This time of year is exciting for high school drama students, especially those in their final year. May always marks the Alberta High School Drama Festival Association’s Provincial One Act Play Festival. After participating in regional ZONE Festivals around Alberta, select

Library: Featuring Playwright Jordan Tannahill – Theatre Alberta

Jordan Tannahill is considered to be one of the freshest faces representing Canadian young Canadian playwrights today, redefining what it means to work as an artist both for himself and emerging artists everywhere. J. Kelly Nestruck of the Globe and Mail hailed him as “the poster child of a new

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