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Event (National): Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry

  Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry September 22, 2020 Live event workers were among the first to lose jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and all indications are that they will be the last back to work. Many people are facing choices between food and rent,


News (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre Launches Hearing Loop

Over the last three years, the Citadel team has been working to implement cutting-edge Hearing Loop audio technology in the Shoctor Theatre. Today, we have the privilege to announce that installation is set to complete on the Shoctor Hearing Loop this week, thanks to a significant donation from the Shoctor


News (Edmonton): Free Willies Are Wandering

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival & Thou Art Here are proud to announce The Free Willies, a local mix of actors and musicians joining forces to create a show touring to parks, farmer’s markets, and front porches with a blend of music, comedy, and, of course, Shakespeare. Starting this week follow


News (Edmonton): 2019-2020 Sterling Awards Presented

The 33rd Annual Sterling awards were presented June 29, 2020 in a live stream, broadcast from Edmonton, AB with hosts ​Kristi Hansen & Sheldon Elter. In case you missed it, here is a list of award nominees and recipients (award recipients are hi lighted in purple).   Outstanding Production of


Announcement (Alberta): Theatre Alberta Library To Resume Circulation By Mail

  The Theatre Alberta Library will resume circulation – via Canada Post only – to all Theatre Alberta members on June 29, 2020.   Our free mailing service will be available to all members, including those living in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Edmonton members who currently have Library books they’d

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Who Are We Now? Essays from a New World–Mac Brock

TAKE A SHOT ON US – Mac Brock If I may be so bold: shit is pretty fucked right now. (I would offer that we both take a shot every time something like that is mentioned throughout this, but we might both be dead by then. You do you, though!)

News (Calgary): The 2019-2020 Critter Award Winners

  Congratulations to all of the 2019-2020 Critter Award Winners!! Best Touring Show — Let’s Run Away an HPR/reWorks Productions co-production   Best Direction — Anita Rochon for Strangers on a Train, Vertigo Theatre   Best Supporting Performance — Tyrell Crews for Noises Off at Theatre Calgary   Best Leading

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Who Are We Now? Essays From A New World – Helen Knight

OVATIONS OF A COVID KIND – Helen Knight | June 10, 2020 I read once that clapping is like a high five you give yourself for someone else’s accomplishment. And although this cynicism gives me a chuckle, in these physically distant times, a self high-five is perhaps our safest bet. 

Announcement (Edmonton): The 2019-2020 Sterling Award Nominees

Congratulations to all the 2019-2020 Sterling Award nominees! The 33rd Annual Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards will take place Monday June 29th beginning at 7:00 pm on Youtube. The ceremony will live online in perpetuity so if you miss the live stream you can always catch it at your leisure. Visit

Announcment (Calgary): The 2019-2020 Critter Award Nominees

The 2019-2020 theatre season may have ended far too early, but there is still so much excellent theatre to celebrate. Here are the nominations for this year’s Calgary Theatre Critics Awards, known affectionately as The Critters. Congratulations to all the nominees! BEST TOURING SHOW Let’s Run Away – HPR/reWorks Productions

News (Alberta): Tell Your MPs What’s At Stake

  Join the Country in Telling MPs #WhatsAtStake  While there has been some frontline funding and employer support subsidies by our governments, in most cases these will not be enough to help nonprofit organizations cope with the impacts of fundraising cuts, higher operating costs and increased demand. In ABNN’s Impact

News (Edmonton): Freewill Shakespeare Festival Announces New Artistic Director

  As we approach William Shakespeare’s 456th birthday, Freewill Shakespeare Festival is excited, and delighted, to announce its new Artistic Director, David Horak.   For 25 years David has worked throughout Canada and the United States as a director, actor, and educator. He is the founding Artistic Director of the

Survey (National): Stats Canada – Canadian Survey on Business Conditions

  Statistics Canada is currently conducting the new Canadian Survey on Business Conditions (CSBS) in collaboration with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. This survey targets all businesses in Canada. Your collaboration is essential in helping us to understand the effects of COVID-19 in Canada. Help us measure the impact COVID-19


Announcement (Alberta): Artstrek 2020 Update

  From Act II Scene IX of Shakespeare in Love, adapted by Lee Hall from Tom Stoppard’s and Marc Norman’s screenplay of the same name:   Marlowe: But how will it end? Will: Happily. Marlowe: But how? Will: I don’t know. It’s a mystery. Theatre Alberta has made the decision

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