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News: University of Alberta Department of Drama Mourns Loss of Student

Update: A memorial service for Tristan Mi will be held Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Wild Rose Room @ Lister Conference Centre (116 Street and 87 Avenue.)  The University of Alberta Department of Drama announced the sad and unexpected passing of Tristan (Tian) Mi, a fourth-year student in the Department

News: Theatre Junction GRAND AD Mark Lawes Appointed Paris Laureate

Theatre Junction GRAND announced yesterday that its Artistic Director, Mark Lawes, has been appointed as a Laureate of the City of Paris and selected to participate in the Institut français artist-in-residence programme at the Récollets in Paris, France. Mark was selected as one of 20 international artists, and one of six artists

Call for Nominations: 2012 Edmonton Hall of Fame Inductees

The Salute to Excellence Committee is currently gathering nominations for the 2012 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony being held in June to honour outstanding Edmontonians who, through their participation in arts and culture, community service, or sports, have made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton. The induction

Report: Municipal Cultural Investment in Five Large Canadian Cities

Hill Strategies Research Inc. has released a study comparing the municipal cultural investment in five of Canada’s largest cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montréal. The municipal cultural investments included in the study are operating, grant and capital expenditures related to the performing arts, visual and media arts, crafts, design, museums,

Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces 2012 Award Deadlines

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) has announced its awards schedule for 2012. Guidelines and applications are available at playwrightsguild.ca/about/awards. Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition – a free, annual competition open to all full-time post-secondary students across Canada. Deadline: April 30. Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights – awarded annually to a member of PGC who has premiered an original play within the past year.

Memorial: Frank Glenfield Remembered by Walterdale Theatre Associates & Friends

Frank Glenfield, a founding member of Edmonton’s Walterdale Theatre Associates, passed away on Saturday, December 3rd. Funeral arrangements have been made for Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 11733-87 Avenue in Edmonton. Frank was an inspiring and staple member of Edmonton’s theatre community. He will

Announcement: Free Will Shakespeare Festival 2012 Season

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival has announced the plays for its 24th season in Hawrelak Park in Edmonton: THE TEMPEST directed by Marianne CopithorneThe Tragedy of JULIUS CAESAR directed by John Kirkpatrick Festival passes are now on sale.  Throughout December, buy a Festival Pass for just $35.00($40.00 regular). For more information, visit www.freewillshakespeare.com.

Announcement: New Calgary Arts Funding Program

The Remarkable Experience Accelerator is a new partnership between Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Hotel Association. This multi-year partnership will invest up to $825,000 (Destination Marketing Fund DMF) over three years to accelerate medium to long term (at least two years) plans for remarkable downtown arts experiences. This unique

News: Canada Council Theatre Section Begins Renewal Process

Roger Gaudet, Head of the Theatre Section of the Canada Council for the Arts, recently released a draft document regarding a proposed revision to the Theatre Section’s Operating Grants to Professional Theatre Organizations program, and provides the rationale for the changes. This document (provided in both official languages) has been

News: Edmonton Theatre Critic Liz Nicholls Honoured

Liz Nicholls, a longtime theatre critic for the Edmonton Journal, is one of the winners of a 2011 Salute to Excellence Citation Award. The award is presented to Edmontonians who have contributed to the unique and diverse fabric of the city. Nicholls has been the Edmonton Journal’s theatre writer since

Obituary: Edmonton Theatre Icon John Neville 1925-2011

John Neville has passed away at the age of 86. The Stratford Festival announced that Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died in Toronto on Saturday, surrounded by his family. John Neville’s name is intrinsically linked to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, as one of the pioneers of the regional along

News: Samuel French to offer E-Plays

  Samuel French, Inc. is making its publications available as digital downloads. Samuel French is the world’s oldest and largest publisher of plays and musicals. The publisher expects to have over 1,000 titles available for download by the end of the year in Apple’s iBookstore. For those who do not

Notice of AGM: Catayst Theatre (Edmonton)

Catalyst Theatre‘s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 7 p.m. at their venue, 8529 Gateway Blvd. You are welcome to join Catalyst artists, board, staff and members as they report on the company’s activities last season and share thoughts about the outcomes.  And – once adjourned, you

News: High Performance Rodeo Announces 2012 Lineup

The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s annual International Festival for the Arts, announced their 2012 Lineup in an event at The Engineered Air Theatre in Epcor’s Centre for the Arts yesterday. Next year’s festival runs from January 5th to 28th, and features an eclectic mix of theatre, dance, visual art, performance

Updated: 75th Governor General’s Literary Awards

Update: November 15, 2011 – Erin Shields is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards (English Language Drama), in recognition of her play If We Were Birds.  Congratulations! On October 11th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 68 finalists for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The GGs, Canada’s national

Nominations Open for Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama

The Writers Guild of Alberta (WGA) is now accepting submissions for the 2012 Alberta Literary Awards.  Prizes of $1500 are awarded in five categories, including the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama (published or produced). Entries are judged by an independent jury recruited by the WGA.  Submissions are evaluated on originality, creativity, and

PSA: The Quarters Project Information Session

Calling all professional artists & non-profit arts professionals Arts Habitat Association and Artists Urban Village – a chapter of PAL Canada invite you to a Meet & Greet Information Session.  When:               Monday, Nov.  21 at 7:00 p.m.Location:          Kasian Architecture Interior Design and

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