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National

News (National): Award-Winning Playwright Sharon Pollock Passes Away at Age 85

We were saddened to hear of the loss of acclaimed Calgary playwright Sharon Pollock on April 22, 2021. Pollock was well-known and widely celebrated for her work which included more than 46 scripts for theatre, radio, and television over her 50 year career as a writer. She received, in addition

Announcements

Announcement (National): SureFire 2020 Released – Playwrights Guild of Canada

  The Women’s Caucus of Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) announces the second rendition of SureFire, a community-generated resource identifying remarkable, production-ready plays by Canadian women, trans creators, and non-binary artists. The underrepresentation of women playwrights on our nation’s stages is a well-documented fact; a problem that is magnified further

Alberta

News (Fort McMurray): Theatre; Just Because Announces New Artistic Director

Theatre; Just Because, Fort McMurray’s independent theatre company, has appointed Bailey Yarkie as Artistic Director. Yarkie will be taking over for Hanna Fridhed, who has been in the role since 2019. Theatre; Just Because has been operating in Fort McMurray for seven years. Throughout this time the company has run

Announcements

World Theatre Day for Children and Young People 2021

  Each year on March 20th, World Theatre Day for Young Audiences is celebrated around the world. Five associations representing theatre for young audience creators, producers and presenters in Canada, ASSITEJ Canada, l’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC), Théâtres Unis Enfance Jeunesse (TUEJ), The Professional Association of Canadian Theaters

Alberta

News (Calgary): Remembering Bob McPhee – Calgary Opera

From the Calgary Opera website  It’s with heavy hearts that we must share the sad news of the passing of our dear friend and former General Director and CEO of Calgary Opera Bob McPhee. Bob passed away Saturday, March 13 in Calgary, Alberta surrounded by the love of his many

Edmonton

News (Edmonton): Adam Mitchell Steps Down As Fringe Theatre Executive Director

Shivani Naidu-Barrett, Edmonton Fringe Theatre Adventures Board Chair, along with the Board, announced that Adam Mitchell will step down as Executive Director of Edmonton Fringe Theatre, effective March 26, 2021. “Adam has provided admirably calm and steady leadership during his five-year tenure with Fringe,” said Naidu-Barrett. “He will be greatly

Announcements

News (Calgary): Alberta Theatre Projects Announces Interim Artistic Director

Alberta Theatre Projects is thrilled to announce the appointment of Haysam Kadri as Interim Artistic Director. As a long-time friend and collaborator with Alberta Theatre Projects, Kadri is stepping into this role to support the company during this transitional period. Kadri is also Artistic Producer at The Shakespeare Company and

Announcements

Announcement (National): Why Not Theatre Launches ThisGen 2021 Fellowship

Why Not Theatre Launches ThisGen 2021 Fellowship A National Training & Mentorship Program Supporting BIPOC Female, Non-Binary, and Trans Artists The 2021 Cohort Includes 15 Fellows From Across Canada This February, innovative Canadian theatre company Why Not Theatre will launch ThisGen 2021 Fellowship, the second annual national initiative that supports

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Alberta

News (Alberta): Alberta Government Introduces the Stablize Program

Alberta’s government is investing $17 million to ensure the stabilization of performing arts, sports and rodeo organizations. Alberta’s live experience organizations have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have lost a full season of programming and revenue but still have ongoing overhead costs. The Stabilize Program will provide

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Edmonton

News (Edmonton): Concrete Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Leadership

It is with great excitement that Concrete Theatre’s Board of Directors announces new artistic leadership for the company, after the departure of Mieko Ouchi as Artistic Director in November. They are thrilled to return once again to a Co-Artistic team leadership model, this time made up of two wonderful and

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National

News (National): NAC Announces Partnership with Black Theatre Workshop

On Wednesday, December 9, National Arts Centre English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre Workshop, announced an unprecedented shared curation model for the national stage.   Beginning in the 2021–22 season, NAC English Theatre has committed to the annual appointment of a Co-Curating Company in Residence, with the pilot invitation

Alberta

Theatre Alberta Announces A Change In The Artstrek Leadership Team

Theatre Alberta is excited to announce an important change in the Artstrek leadership team–we welcome Jenna Rodgers to the Artstrek Director role, as we thank Marie Gynane-Willis for her leadership and stewardship over the years.   Artstrek is Theatre Alberta’s annual summer theatre school that offers an integrated theatre arts

Awards

News (National): Tara Beagan Named 2020 Laureate of the Siminovitch Prize

Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive $75,000, and $25,000 will go to her selected protégée, Joelle Peters. Ms. Beagan, who is based in Mohkinstis (Calgary), is proud to be

Announcements

News (Edmonton): Mieko Ouchi Named TD Associate Artistic Director For Citadel Theatre

The Citadel Theatre is proud to announce the appointment of Mieko Ouchi, one of Edmonton’s most prolific theatre professionals, to the position of TD Associate Artistic Director. This position is funded through the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s global corporate citizenship program. Mieko has been at the forefront of advocacy

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