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News (Calgary): Making Treaty 7 Announces New Artistic Director

Making Treaty 7 is pleased to announce New Leadership! We are excited to share with you all our Artistic Director, Michelle Thrush. Michelle Thrush, local to Calgary, AB, is among the founding members, actors, and directors of MAKING TREATY 7. She is best known for her leading role as Gail


Event (National): 2020 Siminovitch Prize

Join the celebration of Canadian theatre innovation and find out who will win the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize.   Joignez-vous à nous pour une célébration de l’excellence et de l’innovation en théâtre canadien et découvrez qui va remporter le prix Siminovitch de 100 000 dollars.   This year’s shortlist features five


News (National): The CASA Award Announces 2020 Winner

The CASA Award is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 playwriting award is writer, theatre-maker and educator Genna Gardini of Cape Town, South Africa. The Jury, consisting of South Africans – educator and voice-body guide/sonic dramaturg Lieketso Mohoto, and writer/adaptor/director/ theatre-maker Janice L. Honeyman – and Canadian


Announcement (National): The 2020 Siminovitch Prize Short List

  The Siminovitch Prize Foundation has announced the shortlist for this year’s Siminovitch Prize, the most prestigious theatre award in Canada. The jury has selected five outstanding playwrights as finalists for the esteemed theatre prize, now celebrating its 20th year of honouring excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre.   The

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News (National): Associated Designers of Canada Join IATSE

  In a multi-day, online vote culminating on October 1st, members of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) have voted 95% in favour of joining the IATSE. For decades, members of the two organizations have worked side by side in venues all across Canada. This vote serves to formalize the


News (Calgary): Theatre Calgary Announces New Executive Director

Theatre Calgary’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Maya Choldin as the new Executive Director of Theatre Calgary. She will officially join the theatre on November 2, 2020.   Raised in Alberta, and graduate of Mount Allison University, Ms. Choldin is currently the Managing Director of


News (Alberta): Province Announces 2020 Artist In Residence/Arts Ambassador

2020 Alberta Artist In Residence/Arts Ambassador Award-winning singer/songwriter Joal Kamps has been selected as the Government of Alberta’s next Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador. His term officially beings in October 2020.   About the artist Alberta-born, raised and based, international performing artist and award-winning songwriter Joal Kamps is passionate about sharing


Announcment (Alberta): Inside Out Theatre Introduces Artistic Basic Income Program

Inside Out Theatre announces the Artistic Basic Income program, providing direct, unrestricted cash support to artists with disabilities, d/Deaf artists, or MAD artists/artists living with mental illness. Launched on September 1st, 2020, submissions of applications for this program will be accepted until September 30th, 2020. What is the Artistic Basic

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News (Alberta): Updated Guidance on Performing Arts Activities

On September 11, 2020, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province will allow limited band practices, indoor singing and concerts involving wind instruments. The following guidance documents on Alberta.ca have been updated to reflect these changes: Dance (September 11) Instrumental music (September 11) Singing and


Announcement (National): The 2020 Tom Hendry Awards – Playwrights Guild of Canada

  Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces Virtual Nominee Gala and  Awards Ceremony for the 2020 Tom Hendry Awards   Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) announces that due to recent worldwide COVID-19 events, the annual Tom Hendry Awards Nominee Gala on  September 28th at 7:00 pm EST, and the Awards Ceremony


Announcement (Alberta): Alberta Culture Days Has Something for Everyone

Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit returns all September long.   A record 99 organizations received grants from the Alberta government to host online or in-person Alberta Culture Days events this September. More than $300,000 will support a variety of activities in communities across the province,


News (Calgary): ATP Announces 2020-21 Playwrights Unit

The development of new Canadian plays has long been a part Alberta Theatre Projects’ history, and we’re thrilled to be continuing that tradition with the launch of the 2020-21 Playwrights Unit!   The Playwrights Unit allows both emerging and established artists to have the support of a major theatre company


Announcement (Alberta): The 2020 Alberta Playwriting Competition Winners

Alberta Playwrights’ Network is delighted to announce that the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Alberta Playwriting Competition is Meg Braem for her play Chrysothemis. A striking reimagining of the story of the oft-forgotten daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Chrysothemis is a deft and complex narrative that blows the dust

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