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News: Downstage AD Simon Mallet listed in Top 40 Under 40 2011

Downstage Artistic Director Simon Mallet has been listed in Avenue Magazine’s Calgary Top 40 Under 40 for 2011. Avenue Magazine compiles the Top 40 Under 40 list as a yearly celebration of the city’s brightest and best young people. Simon was one of 350 people nominated for the list this year. 

News: Equity Dues Referendum

Canadian Actor’s Equity Association (CAEA) national Council has announced a referendum on an increase to basic dues.  There are two parts to the referendum proposal, to be decided separately. The first is an increase in the annual dues. The increase would be introduced in stages: basic dues would be set

News: Calgary Designated Canada’s 2012 Cultural Capital

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore named Calgary a 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada today. The designation and support from Canadian Heritage will augment the $2 million commitment made to Calgary 2012 by Calgary City Council in April of this year. Today’s designation will enhance the celebrations and investment programs planned

News: Alberta Playwright Mieko Ouchi Shortlisted for 2011 Carol Bolt Award

UPDATE: October 31st –Anusree Roy was presented with the 10th annual Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights on October 30th, for her critically acclaimed play Brothel #9. For more information, please visit PlaywrightsGuild.ca. Congratulations Mieko for your nomination for this prestigious award!!! Alberta playwright Mieko Ouchi is among five nominees for 2011 Carol

Event (Edmonton): PACE AGM

Notice of Annual General Meetting (AGM): Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE) October 20, 2011 7:00 p.m. SNAP Gallery 10123 – 121 Street All members and associates of the Greater Edmonton arts community are welcome. It’s been a very busy year for the organization. Come and catch up on the

Announcement (Alberta): New Minister of Culture and Community Services

Premier Alison Redford has announced her new Cabinet. Heather Klimchuk (Edmonton-Glenora) has been named Minister of Culture and Community Services. She will replace Lindsay Blackett, who served under former Premier Ed Stelmach. Theatre Alberta would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Klimchuck to her new post; we look

Announcement (Alberta): Michelle Dias Community Service Award

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship: The Michelle Dias Community Service Award. Michelle Dias was a well-loved member of the Alberta theatre community and was instrumental in the creation of Safe Stages, a vital resource for health and safety best practices in the theatre.

Event (Calgary): Theatre Alberta AGM

Theatre Alberta 2010-2011 Annual General Meeting Who: All Theatre Alberta members are invited and encouraged to attend.  What: An AGM, with FREE LUNCH, followed by the closing PlayWorks Ink event – a reading of Sequence by Arun Lakra, winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition’s 2011 Grand Prize.  Where: Engineered Air Theatre,

Announcement (National): Two New National Playwriting Awards

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), in partnership with Stage West Theatre Restaurants, proudly announces two new national playwriting awards.   Through the generous support of Stage West Theatre Restaurants, Playwrights Guild of Canada will administer an award for Best New Comedy ($5000) and Best New Musical ($5000) written by a member of PGC.   Robin

Event (Edmonton): Cowardly Kiss Theatre Season Fundraiser

Cowardly Kiss Theatre’s inaugural season fundraiser has something for everyone, and it’s all happening on Saturday, October 22 at Catalyst Theatre (8529 Gateway Boulevard)!  At 7pm, join us for a fun and educational wine seminar and tasting, hosted by Robin Do, one of Edmonton’s top food and wine professionals. Enjoy

Announcement (National): Siminovitch Prize Short List

BMO Financial Group, sponsor of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, today announced the names of six Canadian playwrights who have made the 2011 short-list for the largest prize in Canadian theatre. The finalists are: Robert Chafe, Newfoundland; Jasmine Dubé, Quebec; Greg MacArthur, Alberta/Quebec; Joan MacLeod, British Columbia;

Announcement (Calgary): Shakespeare Company Artistic Producer Resigns

The Shakespeare Company
Announces the Departure of
Iam Coulter, Artistic Producer The Board of Directors of The Shakespeare Company regrets to announce the resignation of its Artistic Producer, Iam Coulter, effective December 2011. Coulter, who has been the face of The Shakespeare Company for the last eight seasons, has decided to embark

Event (Edmonton): Wendi Pope Memorial

As many Walterdale members know, we lost three of our members this summer: Richard Winnick, Daisy Wilson and Wendi Pope. Services and memorials have already taken place for Richard and Daisy. A memorial service for Wendi Pope is scheduled for: Date: Sunday, October 9th Time: 10:30 AM Location: Walterdale Playhouse

Event (Edmonton): NLT Classy Dames Fundraiser

Northern Light Theatre presents CLASSY DAMES FUNDRAISER on Wednesday, October 12. Drop in anytime between 5:30 pm- 9:00 pm at the C’est Sera Boutique (8239 104 Street) for an exclusive evening filled with fashion and fun! Here’s a little more about the event: Located just off Whyte Avenue, C’est Sera

Event (Edmonton): CITT AGM

Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) Alberta Section Annual General Meeting  October 1, 2011 – 10 am  Grant MacEwan University, Centre for the Arts, Room 230  10045 156 Street Please attend to see what is on the Calendar for the 2011/2012 fiscal season and to provide your input into future programming

Announcement (Calgary): David Anderson appointed CICF Executive Director

Charity Callahan, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Calgary International Children’s Festival (CICF) is pleased to announce that David Anderson has been appointed to the new position of Executive Director, effective immediately. David has been an active participant in Calgary’s arts community since 1987 when he started with

Event (Edmonton): Walterdale Theatre Associates AGM and Open House

AGM and Open House on October 1st This is a reminder about Walterdale Theatre Associates Annual General Meeting taking place this Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 6:00PM at Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 AVE).  Please come out and meeting some old friends, meet some new friends, see the renovated downstairs washrooms,

Announcement (National): Shaw Festival Executive Director retiring

After over 17 years as Executive Director, Colleen Blake will be leaving the Shaw Festival in early spring 2012. In announcing her decision to move on, Ms. Blake commented that, as the 50th season comes to an end, the timing was right to take stock, look forward to her own future and The