"It is the destiny of the theatre nearly everywhere and in every period to struggle even when it is flourishing."
— Howard Taubman, American theatre critic
What's New at TA
THEATRE ALBERTA AND ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK PRESENT...
PlayWorks Ink, the evolution of play!
A weekend for theatre people packed with panels, play readings, special guests, and workshops, taking centre stage in downtown Calgary from November 1-4, 2007.
Don't miss this year's fantastic Special Guests:
Award-winning playwright Morwyn Brebner delivers a fiesty Keynote Address Plays Well With Others on November 3rd, and teaches playwriting workshops Writing for Musicals and Can Playwriting be Taught?.
Kevin Kerr, founding member of Vancouver's Electric Company Theatre, teaches This Must Be The Place: Venue as Narrative in Site-Specific Theatre and participates in the Panel Discussion Evolution or Extinction?: The Metamorphosis of the Canadian Theatre Artist.
PlayWorks Ink offers opportunities for novices to professionals and educators to community theatre practicioners... NEW THIS YEAR: more opportunities for the seasoned theatre artist:
Learn to adapt and evolve as an actor with Christopher Hunt, 20-year freelance acting veteran, in Does Your Tool Belt Fit?: A Refresher for Experienced Actors
Sharpen your directing skills with Ron Jenkins, recipient of five Sterling Awards for Outstanding Direction, in Back To Basics: Advanced Directing
Learn industry secrets from Kevin McKendrick, Ron Jenkins, and Lindsay Burns in the Symposium Discussion Success of the Indie Show: The Fine Art of Self-Producing
Battle over a sticky realm of collaboration with Kevin Kerr, Terry Gunvordahl, and Joanne Deleeuw in the Symposium Discussion Stage Directions: Love 'em or Leave 'em
Registration for the Full Weekend Package (only $175!) includes admission to all PlayWorks Ink Special Events, including Showcase Play Readings by some of Alberta’s hottest emerging and established playwrights!
REGISTER TODAY through Theatre Alberta--space is limited and spots are going quickly!
More info & online registration >
Safe Stages—an occupational health and safety resource for the Alberta theatre community—was launched at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on September 24th and the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on September 25th. 140 technicians, stage managers, students, and theatre people attended the event.
In the words of our guest speakers...
“Today’s event is more than a celebration of an accomplishment—it’s also a call to action, a beginning or a renewal of the health and safety programs in your theatres.”
—Janet Sellery, Health and Safety Manager of the Stratford Festival of Canada
“Safety requires that EVERYONE be active—employees, employers, unions—EVERYONE needs to be TRAINED about safety. It does no good to give lip service to safety if you don’t know the regulations, hazards, precautions, and procedures that should be taken. And that’s where publications like Safe Stages become invaluable.”
—Monona Rossol, President and Founder of Arts, Crafts and Theatre Safety
A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail
Musical adaptation by James W. Rodgers
Eeyore has lost his tail! How can he enjoy Christmas without it? Not to fear, here come Winnie the Pooh and the courageous lot of colorful friends to the rescue. All aboard, kids!
Santa in Space
Pantomime by Paul Reakes
As part of his wicked plot to conquer the universe, Vileun the Vile kidnaps Santa Claus and takes him to his planet Varbos. With only days left before Christmas, Captain Dick Daring and the lovely Crystal must rescue Santa.
A Christmas Carol
We’ve recently added five new adaptations of Charles Dickens’ favourite Christmas tale to our collection.
Searching for a script? Visit our online library >
The Theatre Alberta Library and office will be closed for Thanksgiving from October 6 - 8.
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