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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

News (National): Finalists Announced for 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards

  From cbc.ca – October 3, 2018 Rawi Hage, Miriam Toews and Jillian Tamaki are among the finalists for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The prizes, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are awarded in seven English-language categories: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people’s literature — text, young people’s literature — illustration, drama and translation. Seven French-language awards are also given out in the same categories. Hage and Toews are finalists

News (National): Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre Announces New Artistic Director

 AS NEXT ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Royal MTC’s Board of Directors is thrilled to announce Kelly Thornton as the new Artistic Director. With more than 25 years of professional theatre experience, including 17 years leading Nightwood Theatre in Toronto, Kelly will bring her artistic leadership to

News (National): Canadian Theatre Represented in North London

  Excerpted from theatreweekly.com September 4, 2018 Canadian theatre has found a new home away from home at North London’s artsdepot. With support from Arts Council England and Future Arts Centres, artsdepot is forging relationships with artists from across Canada. The Autumn 2018 season marks the beginning of the venue’s

News (Calgary): YYC Theatre Stats

  Inspired by the incredible statistical work that professional theatre artist Sam Jeffery has been doing to take stock of the Edmonton theatre community (YEG Theatre Stats) – and our own curiosities – Chromatic Theatre has decided to compile a statistical report addressing the presence of people of colour working

News (International): UNESCO launches Global Survey on Status of the Artist

  UNESCO is launching until 23 November 2018 a global survey on policies and measures taken around the world to support the economic and social rights of artists. It is coming at a critical time when artists and creators around the world have reiterated calls for stronger rights, fairer remuneration, copyright reform,

Event (Calgary): Calgary Theatre in Flux – A Forum About Our Future

  On September 9, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre (with the support of Vertigo Theatre and the Rozsa Foundation) will host Calgary Theatre in Flux: a forum about our future. It will be a combination of panels, presentations and conversations, looking at the big picture of our city’s theatre scene, including but not

News (National): Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Tom Hendry Nominee Gala

  Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces the First Annual Tom Hendry Nominee Gala   Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is thrilled to announce the first annual Tom Hendry Nominee Gala. In collaboration with the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto and the Storefront Theatre’s Sing For Your Supper, the event

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