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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

News (National): PACT Announces Boomer Stacey’s Appointment as Executive Director

  The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Boomer Stacey as its new Executive Director. An accomplished artist, arts manager, and internationally respected cultural advocate and engager, Boomer’s reputation in both the Canadian and global arts landscape makes him a uniquely qualified and

News (Calgary): Complete List of 2018-2019 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees and Winners

  Congratulations to all of the 2018-2019 Betty Mitchell Award nominees and winners! The awards were presented on June 24 at Vertigo Theatre in Calgary.  Below is a complete list of nominees – category winners are highlighted in green. OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

News (Edmonton): Complete List of 2018-2019 Sterling Award Winners and Nominees

  Congratulations to all winners and nominees of 2018-2019 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards! The award gala took place at Mayfield Dinner Theatre on June 24 and was hosted by Gina Puntil and Mathew Hushof. Below is a complete list of nominees – category winners are highlighted in red. Outstanding Production

News (Edmonton): Vern Thiessen Leaving Workshop West

  Liz Nicholls | | June 18, 2019 “Time to move on,” says Vern Thiessen of his decision after five years to leave his post as artistic director of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre, effective Aug. 31.   He won’t be leaving Edmonton, though. “I need more room in my

News (Edmonton): Students Recognized for Achievement in High School Theatre

  The Cappie Awards, celebrating outstanding achievements in High School Theatre over the past season, were presented on June 9 at The Citadel’s Maclab Theatre in Edmonton. More than 200 students from the Edmonton region attended the 12th annual award ceremony. Cappies Award Winners Here is a complete list of

News (Alberta): 2019 Alberta Literary Award and Edmonton Book Prize Winner Announced

  The Writers’ Guild of Alberta has announced the winners of the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards and the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize. More than 110 guests attended the 2019 Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 8. The gala was part of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s 2019 annual conference, Writing Across

News (Calgary): 2018-2019 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees Announced

  Congratulations to all the 2018-2019 Betty Mitchell Award nominees! This year’s award gala will be hosted by Valmai Goggin and Carly McKee and takes place at The Playhouse on June 24th. For tickets visit:   The Nominations   OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly