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News (National): 2018 CASA Award Winner Announced

  The CASA Award is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 playwriting award is actor/director/playwright Rehane Abrahams of Cape Town, South Africa. The Jury, consisting of South African theatrical powerhouses Amy Jeptha, Sara Matchett, and Jennie Reznek, along with Canadian Chair and celebrated playwright/actor Marcia Johnson, had

News (Calgary): Students Tackle Islamophobia Through Theatre

  Dan McGarvey | CBC News | December 8, 2018 Kids from Calgary Islamic School’s Omar Bin Al-Khattab campus are using the power of theatre to tackle subjects like Islamophobia, identity and the history of Muslims in Canada, working with a local theatre company.   In a first for both organizations, the

News (Calgary): THE GRAND and Theatre Junction Part Ways

  As of December 31, 2018, Theatre Junction will be leaving THE GRAND theatre in Calgary. After Calgary’s oldest theatre was purchased by Theatre Junction and saved by the company from demolition in 2006, THE GRAND was transformed into a culture house for contemporary live art which served as a

News (Alberta): AFA Releases 2017-2018 Final Report

    Message from the Chair of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts   For more than 25 years, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has served as the Government of Alberta’s primary supporter of artists and arts organizations. Our support helps ensure that the arts continue to be

News (Calgary): Calgary Arts Development Funding to Increase

  Sarah Rieger | CBC News | November 28, 2018 City council voted 10-5 Wednesday against a motion that would have frozen the Calgary Arts Development Authority’s funding and plans instead to nearly double the agency’s budget next year.   This year, the city gave CADA $6.4 million. The city’s

News (Calgary): One Yellow Rabbit Announces HPR Lineup

  CBC News | November 7, 2018 Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo announced its lineup Tuesday for the 33rd annual edition of the arts festival. The January festival, organized by theatre company One Yellow Rabbit, will feature more than 20 different performances from around the world, including collaborations with Alberta Theatre Projects,

News (National): 2018 Siminovitch Prize Winner Announced

    CBC News | November 6, 2018   Quebec video artist and set designer Stéphanie Jasmin has won the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.   The co-artistic director of Montreal’s UBU creative company was praised by the jury for “beautiful and highly original visions.”   The 38-year-old gets $75,000

News (Red Deer): Tree House Youth Theatre Has New Artistic Director

    Mark Weber | Red Deer Express | October 31, 2018   With loads of experience from his own years in theatre, Red Deer’s Albertus Koett is thrilled to have signed on as the new artistic director for Tree House Youth Theatre.   Born and raised in Red Deer,

News (National): 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award Winners Announced

  Jane van Koeverden | CBC News | October 30, 2018 Sarah Henstra has won the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction for her novel The Red Word, a murky and twisted story about sexual assault on a college campus that the jury called “an utterly effing good read.” The Governor General’s Literary

News (Edmonton): Matthew MacKenzie Wins Carol Bolt Award

    Liane Faulder| Grande Prairie Daily Herald | October 30   Edmonton’s Matthew MacKenzie has won the prestigious Carol Bolt Award for his new play, Bears.   The national award, which comes with a $5,000 cash prize, comes from the Playwrights Guild of Canada and is awarded to a

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