Category: Theatre Alberta News Releases

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Library: Thank you Gift-a-Play Donors – Theatre Alberta

$600 WORTH OF BOOKS DONATED! Our sincerest thanks go out to all of you who so generously supported our Gift-a-Play donation campaign. Theatre Alberta received 34 books worth $600 and a few have already been requested! Each one of the gifted books has a 2016 Gift-a-Play label affixed to the

Announcement (Alberta): Artstrek 2017 Instructors! – Theatre Alberta

Artstrek 2016 Instructors, Supers, and Staff Artstrek 2017 Instructor Team Announced! Artstrek Director Marie Gynane-Willis has assembed a talented team of instructors to create a challenging curriculum based upon our 2017 play-of-study,VIMY by award-winning Albertan playwright Vern Thiessen. We are very proud to welcome the following theatre educators and artists

Library: Read Jenna Rodgers’ Purple Play Picks

#FridayReads As part of the Purple Play Club, held this September, we asked participants to share pictures of themselves reading around the community. Those who did were entered to win a yearlong subscription to curated library bags delivered to their door each month. A big CONGRATS to Doug Mertz for taking home the

Announcement (Alberta): Artstrek 2017 Play-of-Study! – Theatre Alberta

Award-winning Albertan Playwright chosen for Artstrek 2017 In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, and the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Theatre Alberta and Artstrek 2017 proudly present VIMY, by award-winning Albertan playwright Vern Thiessen. Canada’s most famous military divisions fought together for the first time at Vimy

Notice (Edmonton): Passing of Elizabeth Bowering – Theatre Alberta

Edmonton artist and playwright Elizabeth Bowering passes From Edmonton Journal, December 1, 2016: With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Elizabeth Bowering (née Noseworthy) on November 28, 2016. Elizabeth passed away following a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), at the age of 62. Elizabeth was born in

Library: Read Marty Chan’s Purple Play Picks

#FridayReads As part of the Purple Play Club, held this September, we asked participants to share pictures of themselves reading around the community. Those who did were entered to win a yearlong subscription to curated library bags delivered to their door each month. A big CONGRATS to Doug Mertz for taking home

Workshop (Banff): Power and Balance in DisArts – Theatre Alberta, Inside Out Theatre & Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Registration OPEN for next Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series master class! Workshop: Power and Balance in DisArts When: February 10-12, 2017. Where: Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity With: Sarah Garton Stanley and Syrus Marcus Ware Theatre Alberta, in partnership with Calgary’s Inside Out Theatre and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, is offering Power and

Fundraiser (Alberta): Gift-a-Play Days Launch! – Theatre Alberta

First Gift-a-Play Days scripts arrive BEFORE campaign even launched! Theatre Alberta’s fifth Gift-a-Play Days donation campaign is now live – just in time for #GivingTuesday. The campaign’s webpage has been updated and linked to our 2016 Amazon Wish List of 50 amazing titles. To let you know just how much

Library: Read Mieko Ouchi’s Purple Play Picks

#ThursdayReads As part of the Purple Play Club, held this September, we asked participants to share pictures of themselves reading around the community. Those who did were entered to win a yearlong subscription to curated library bags delivered to their door each month. A big CONGRATS to Doug Mertz for taking home

Announcement (Alberta): New Board Members – Theatre Alberta

Theatre Alberta Welcomes New Board Members: Richard F. Grafton Richard has been teaching Theatre and Dramatic Arts at Medicine Hat High School since 2012.  His mission is to teach students to embrace theatre tradition and explore innovation in the arts.  Mr. Grafton has directed over 10 theatre productions at MHHS, with

Notice to Theatre Alberta Members: 2016 Annual General Meeting

Who: All Theatre Alberta members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend. What: An Annual General Meeting, with a pizza dinner before and Super Happy Theatre Trivia Fun Time to follow. Where:  The Westbury Theatre Lobby at the ATB Financial Arts Barns / Fringe Theatre Adventures. 10330 84

#FridayReads: Celebrate Women’s History Month #BecauseOfHer – Theatre Alberta

Celebrate Women’s History Month by reading some great plays by female playwrights! We have lots of fantastic playwrights represented in our library, and these are just a few: Annie Baker Caryl Churchill Agatha Christie Lynn Nottage Colleen Murphy Aphra Behn Gertrude Stein Maria Irene Fornes Judith Thompson Of course, we

Call for submissions (Alberta): Scholarship Deadline October 17 – Truth & Reconciliation Master Class – Theatre Alberta, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Quest Theatre

ATTN: Members, Friends, Theatre Educators, and Theatre Practitioners! * * Please share this e-mail with the Theatre Educators in your life. * * Deadline to submit for financial assistance: Monday, October 17, 2016. Deadline to register: Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Truth and Reconciliation Through Theatre: We Are All Treaty People

News (Alberta): Speaking with Citadel AD Daryl Cloran – Theatre Alberta

Expect Innovation and Diversity from new Artistic Director Daryl Cloran is quick to recognize he needs to learn more about the theatre community in Alberta, particularly in Edmonton. His previous work experience has taken him across Canada and around the world but, interestingly, not to an Edmonton stage. Appointed Artistic Director

Library: World Teacher Day – Oct 5

#FridayReads Looking for new exercises to teach your drama students? Want to incorporate theatre into your Social Studies class? We’ve got you covered! In celebration of World Teacher Day we are highlighting some of the teaching resources we have in the Library. Find resources for elementary school, high school, and everything

Library: The Purple Play Club wraps up for another year

#SaturdayReads Thank you to everyone who took part in the Purple Play Club as part of Outside the Lines. In less than 10 days we mailed out 66 Purple Bags and 198 Canadian plays to Theatre Alberta members all over the province. We loved seeing everyone’s #TApurpleplay posts on Twitter and

Announcement (Alberta): Christie Lites Sales returns as Season Sponsor of Workshops By Request: Hometown Series – Theatre Alberta & Christie Lites Sales

Canadian Stage Lighting company supports professional workshops for Albertans – and we’re celebrating with a WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY! Theatre Alberta is proud to announce that Christie Lites Sales has returned as the season sponsor of our Workshops by Request: Hometown Series, which will directly support skill-development workshops for theatre organizations across Alberta!