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News (Alberta): Alberta Foundation for the Arts Welcomes New Directors

  The leadership of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts is welcoming five new directors.   Government is revitalizing the Alberta Foundation for the Arts board by appointing five new directors to fill upcoming vacancies. The appointments include a new chair and vice chair, once those two terms expire next

News (Alberta): Calgary Playwright John Murrell Has Passed Away

  Jon Roe | Calgary Herald | November 12, 2019   Playwright, librettist and Order of Canada recipient John Murrell has died after a long battle with leukemia. He was 74.   Murrell was born Oct. 15, 1945, in Lubbock, Texas. He moved to Calgary in 1968 to study at

News (Lethbridge): Sharon Peat Retires From New West Theatre

  Dave Mabell | Medicine Hat News | November 1, 2019   A longtime Lethbridge drama director has taken her closing bow.   Sharon Peat, artistic director at New West Theatre has decided to retire.   Her work with the city’s professional company began in 2015, while she was still

News (Calgary): Downstage Announces 2019-2020 Season

  Downstage is thrilled to announce their 2019/2020 Season that launches this November with Safe Site, their newest community-engagement project.  “Our 2019-2020 season is bursting with funny, poignant, heart warming plays that touch on topics ripe for discussion here in Calgary. I’m excited for our season to stir up conversation

News (Edmonton): Concrete Theatre Celebrates 30th Anniversary

  With deep roots in the Edmonton community, award-winning company Concrete Theatre exuberantly celebrates 30 years of creating artistically excellent and culturally diverse theatre for young audiences.   “Over the last 30 years, Concrete Theatre has toured to hundreds of schools, worked with thousands of teachers, and touched the lives

News (Calgary): Arts Commons Receives Approval for Expansion

  CBC Calgary | October 1, 2019   After a decade-long conversation, city council has approved $22.5 million in funding for work on a major expansion of Arts Commons.   The goal of the project is to transform and expand Arts Commons, and the first phase would see three new

News (National): Siminovitch Prize Shortlist

    The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre have announced the shortlist for this year’s award in the category of directing. The jury has selected five outstanding directors as finalists for the esteemed theatre prize, now celebrating its 19thyear of honouring excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre

News (National): PGC Announces Short List for Tom Hendry Awards

  Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) proudly announces the short lists for its 2019 Tom Hendry Awards. The short lists for the Carol Bolt Award, the RBC Emerging Playwright Award, the Robert Beardsley Award, the Sharon Enkin Plays For Young People Award, as well as the Stage West Comedy &

News (Alberta): 2019 Rozsa Award Short List Announced

  It is with great pleasure, the Rozsa Foundation announces the shortlist nominees for the 16th Annual Rozsa Awards celebrating Excellence in Arts Management and Board Leadership.   Selected this year by the Rozsa Awards Jury out of several exemplary nominations from across the province, these candidates are distinct in

News (Calgay): Actor Tom Jackson Joins MT7 Cultural Society

  The Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society is excited to announce Tom Jackson, one of Canada’s most influential and distinguished actors, musicians and activists, as the company’s ambassador, creative collaborator and producer, as they head into the first production in the 2019-2020 season.  “We are the storytellers, the singers, the

News (National): NAC Launches Indigenous Theatre Program

  Solarina Ho | CTV News | September 13, 2019 A permanent national Indigenous theatre opened in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre this week, showcasing Indigenous talent and stories.   It is garnering international attention for being the first theatre program of its kind in the world. Fifty Indigenous