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News: U of A Department of Drama Introduces PhD in Performance Studies Program

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO NEW PHD IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM EDMONTON, AB – The University of Alberta sharpens its Department of Drama’s leading edge with the introduction of the first and only PhD program in English Canada to specialize in Performance Studies. Now accepting

Fundraiser: Donations collected during ATP playRites Blitz Weekend

Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) will be collecting donations for The Gina Wilkinson Award for Emerging Female Theatre Directors on playRites Blitz Weekend – please consider supporting Gina’s wonderful legacy by helping with this great initiative.  For more information, please visit these two websites:To donate:  http://www.arts.on.ca/Page4072.aspx For more on Gina’s life and the award: http://news.shawfest.com/2011/09/21/annual-gina-wilkinson-prize-established-to-benefit-emerging-female-theatre-directors/

News: Edmonton considers Downtown Performing Arts Centre

From the Edmonton Journal (Feb. 23) A city council committee recommended Wednesday spending $100,000 to help develop a business plan for building a downtown performing arts centre. The site should include three theatres with 250 to 1,800 seats, rehearsal and teaching space, restaurants and other attractions to lure people downtown,

News: Brian Quirt appointed head of Banff Centre Playwrights’ Colony

Writer, director Brian Quirt appointed director of the Banff Playwrights’ Colony The Banff Playwrights’ Colony at The Banff Centre, one of the most intensive creative experiences for the development of new Canadian plays, has appointed Brian Quirt as director, effective in the spring of 2013.    Currently the artistic director of

News: Haysam Kadri New Artistic Producer – The Shakespeare Company

The Board of Directors of The Shakespeare Company has announced Haysam Kadri as the new Artistic Producer. Haysam takes over from Iam Coulter who stepped down in December after eight years as head of the organization.  A graduate of the Birmingham Conservatory for classical training at the Stratford Festival, Haysam spent six seasons

News: Theatre Calgary Announces 2012-2013 Season

Theatre Calgary announced its 2012-13 season today, entitled “Emotional Intelligence.” Productions include: Next to Normal Pride and Prejudice A Christmas Carol The Kite Runner God of Carnage Anne of Green Gables: The Musical For more information visit theatrecalgary.com/1213season.

News: Surplus Calgary School to be Transformed into Cultural Workspace

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release February 16, 2012 New Story for an Old School 100-year old school to become a 21st century model for cultivating leadership, collaboration and creativity in Calgary (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Arts Development and The Calgary Foundation today formally announced the purchase of the King Edward School site from

Report: Canadians’ Participation in Arts, Culture and Heritage Reached Record Levels

Hill Strategies Research reports that Canadians’ participation in arts, culture and heritage activities reached record levels in 2010   The percentage of Canadians participating in most of the 18 activities measured in the report – including art galleries, museums, festivals, historic sites, book reading, and more – reached record levels in

News: University of Calgary Opens Redesigned Rehearsal Studios

University of Calgary: New labs for creative performance research Redesigned theatre and music studios create innovative learning experiences CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Feb. 9, 2012) – University of Calgary drama and music students are polishing their creative skills in the renovated and newly named F.R. Matthews Theatre and rehearsal spaces that

Event (Edmonton): A Tribute to Marlene Kottke

Walterdale Theatre Associates is pleased to host   A Tribute to Marlene Kottke   This is a celebration of life for Marlene, who passed away January 15, 2012. All members, past members, friends, and family are invited to attend.   Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm Walterdale Playhouse 10322

News: Calgary Arts Development Announces New Funding Program for Arts Groups

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release February 2, 2012 New Funding Program Announced for Arts Groups Calgary Arts Development Launches New Client Induction Grant Program (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Arts Development today announced the New Client Induction Grant Program, developed to invest in arts organizations that are eligible, but not currently funded through Calgary

PUNCHDRUNK Comes to Canada for Dramaworks 2012

Update: The Dramaworks 2012 Master Class Immersive Theatre with punchdrunk will be now be led by ensemble members Sarah Dowling and Kath Duggan. Click here for more information. Theatre Alberta is thrilled to announce that punchdrunk, one of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies, will make its first trip to Canada this

Theatre Alberta’s Playbill Goes Mobile: m.theatrealberta.com

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce the launch of a mobile site for The Playbill: the single most comprehensive list of theatre season information from nearly every theatre company in the province. Audiences can now search for live theatre playing anywhere in Alberta using their mobile smartphones or tablets. Users can

News: Fringe Theatre Adventures Executive Director to step down

Fringe Theatre Adventures Executive Director Julian Mayne will resign from the organization, effective June 30, 2012. Julian served as ED for six years. In a statement, Sam Jenkins, President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fringe Theatre Adventures Society, said: Julian’s six year tenure with our organization has seen

Fundraiser: Calgary ACTS collecting donations for Bill Brown

On January 4, 2012 a fire in Nanton destroyed several properties including the home and workshop of Bill Brown, set builder for many community theatre companies. Calgary-ACTS is helping to collect donations for Bill and Kristine Brown to help rebuild. Ways to donate: Morpheus Theatre’s website or call their office

Event: Walterdale Theatre Associates Focus Groups

Attention Walterdale Theatre Associates Members: If you have been a Production Manager or Stage Manager for a Walterdale production over the past four seasons, your feedback is requested. Walterdale is currently revamping their current production managers’ manual and creating a new stage management manual for future productions. They will be

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