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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

Call for Submissions (National): Nominations Open for Gina Wilksonson Prize

    Nominations for the eighth annual Gina Wilkinson Prize (Gina’s Prize) will be accepted starting October 15, 2018. Established in memory of director Gina Wilkinson, who was a beloved actor and director across the country, the prize is intended to recognize an experienced female theatre artist transitioning from one theatre discipline into the discipline of

News (Red Deer): The Ghomeshi Effect stops in Red Deer

  Lloyd Lewis | TodayVille | October 23 With sexual violence dominating the news cycle and social media feeds, Ottawa’s award-winning documentary dance-theatre performance The Ghomeshi Effect offers a nuanced exploration of how the legal system handles sexual assault cases in Canada. Following a limited run at the University of

News (Spruce Grove): Horizon Players Cancel November Production

  The Horizon Players Association regrets to announce the cancellation of our November 2018 production run of An Evening of One Acts due to unexpected production adversity. The decision was not made easily, and all factors were considered before coming to this final outcome. The Board of Directors would like to

News (Edmonton): Edmonton Fringe Launches the Mowat Diversity Award

  Phil Heidenreich | Global News | October 10, 2018   The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival announced a new $10,000 award which is aimed at developing a “more inclusive and diverse theatre arts community” at the annual festival.   “We acknowledge there is an imbalance in the representation of

News (Alberta): Wordfest CEO Shelly Youngblut Wins Rozsa Award

  Calgary Herald | October 16, 2018 Shelley Youngblut, CEO of WordFest, was named the recipient of the non-profit arts award during a ceremony at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Monday.   “Youngblut connects smart, funny people with life-changing ideas and has breathed new life into an arts organization

News (National): Playwrights Guild of Canada Launches SureFire List

  The Women’s Caucus of the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is announcing The SureFire List, a community-generated resource intended to help identify remarkable, production-ready plays by Canadian women, trans-femmes, and non-binary people. Over two hundred theatre aficionados (“Recommenders”) all across the nation were asked to send PGC their top

News (National): Soulpepper Names A New Artistic Director

    Carly Maga | Toronto Star | October 11   It’s a new era at Soulpepper Theatre.   The company announced Thursday that acclaimed Canadian director Weyni Mengesha will become its artistic director, starting in January. Paired with the hiring of UK-based arts administrator Emma Stenning as Soulpepper’s new

News (National): Shortlist Announced for 2018 Siminovitch Prize

  J. Kelly Nestruck | The Globe and Mail | September 20, 2018 The Siminovitch Prize, the richest in Canadian theatre, has announced a shortlist of very diverse designers for its 2018 edition. Itai Erdel, Stéphanie Jasmin, Camellia Koo and Alexander MacSween, the four nominees vying for the $100,000 award

News (Canmore): Young Actors Nominated for Joey Awards

  Brandon Wilson – Rocky Mountain Outlook – October 4 Congratulations are in order for members of Canmore’s young theatre community as eight young actors, as well as two group ensembles, were nominated for Canada’s Joey Awards held in Vancouver on Nov. 10.  Individual nominations from Canmore include: Cirdan Monteith