Remember you are a star. Never go across the alley even to dump garbage unless you are dressed to the teeth.
— Cecil B. de Mille
What's New at TA
Artstrek was a huge success, with 136 participants in Exploration I and 154 participants in Exploration II coming together to laugh, share, learn, and grow under the guidance of some of Alberta’s top theatre artists and educators.
Dramaworks involved 125 energetic and eager participants and 11 passionate and professional instructors. The Citadel Theatre was overrun with clowns sporting red noses, actors with scripts covered in notes, directors wearing pencils behind their ears, and technicians armed with goggles and steel-toed boots...
A huge round of applause to all of our members who volunteered for the Theatre Alberta Casino on July 8 & 9 at Casino Edmonton. Your commitment to Theatre Alberta is greatly appreciated as the casino ensures Theatre Alberta receives important funding.
Thank-you to: Andrea Martinuk , Clyde Rigsby, Darlene Kowalchuk, Becky Halliday, Barb Mah, Solveig Anderson, Steve McHugh, Ken Agrell-Smith, David Owen, Amy Defelice, Diane Sinclair, Jolana Nanista, Alex Hawkins, Joan Hawkins, Mary-Ellen Perley, Frank Tichy, Phil Kreisel, Mary Jane Krisel, Alejandro Moreno, Jane Heather, Gord Adams, Zenovia Adams, Dave Wolkowski, Jan Taylor, Pat Darbasie, Margaret Shone, Jeff Page, Tanya Ryga, Dana Rayment, Kristen Finlay, Sam Varteniuk, Rebecca Starr, Dawn Tracy, and Michelle Vance Hehir.
Safe Stages, Theatre Alberta's new occupational health and safety resource (an 190-page binder!) for the Alberta theatre community, is being distributed via Canada Post this week to all funders, contributors, theatre companies, and select high schools in the province.
Theatre Alberta and Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry will be hosting an official launch of Safe Stages in both Calgary and Edmonton this fall, at which time the resource will also become available online. Please let us know if you'd like to receive an invitation to the launch.
Theatre Alberta would like to take this opportunity to thank the many individuals and organizations who so generously donated time, expertise and funds to help us realize Safe Stages. More >
Theatre Arts — The Dynamics of Acting (1997). Young Adult Collection
An excellent teacher resource book for grades 6 and up. Contains one-act adaptations of plays for beginning acting students, as well as radio plays, participation plays, and monologues. Plays include: Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Uncle Vanya, The Fall of the House of Usher, and others.
Autobahn by Neil Labute (2005). General One Act
Be it the medium for clandestine couplings, arguments, shelter, or ultimately transportation, the automobile is perhaps the most authentically American of spaces. A provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, capturing the essence of middle America and the myriad paths that cross its surface.
Wasps by Sally Clark (1998). Canadian Full Length
Wasps is a play about the elements of our constructed tribal identities: incest, fashion, fetishism, populist art, amateur psychobabble, and a fearful, murderous fascination with the other, hovering behind the cupboards, over the sink, in the basements of suburbia, and in the filing cabinets of your local travel agent.
Così by Louis Nowra (1994). General Full Length
Set in a mental institution in 1970, Così is the second semi-autobiographical play from Louis Nowra. In Summer of the Aliens, Lewis and Dulci come of age at the time of the Cuban Missile Crises and in Così the education of Lewis makes further progress. Lewis the non-participant becomes emotionally involved with his actor's lives as his operatic production lurches forward and the anti-Vietnam protests take place in the streets outside.
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August Long Weekend! The Theatre Alberta office and library will be closed August 4 – 6.
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