"A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it." — Thornton Wilder
What's New at TA
INAUGURAL ISSUE OF ALL STAGES USHERS IN ALBERTA’S 2009/2010 THEATRE SEASON!
This is it. The time has come. Albertan theatre enthusiasts and Theatre Alberta members will finally have the pleasure of engaging in a dialogue like no other, with the launch of our province’s very own theatre magazine: All Stages. Theatre Alberta’s inaugural publication features important issues, inspiring stories, a technical column, and excerpts of new unpublished plays by Albertan playwrights and artists. All Stages - coming soon to a mailbox near you!
PLAYWORKS INK 2009: Process of Illumination
Featuring Colleen Murphy
Spark your own creative process of illumination. Join us in Calgary, October 22 – 25 for a weekend of workshops, play readings, discussions, and socials. Keep your eyes peeled for your very own PlayWorks Ink brochure arriving in your (e-)mailbox soon! Registration opens August 16, 2009.
POST YOUR POSTERS!
Theatre Alberta invites you to send us your 2009/2010 production and festival posters throughout the coming theatre season. The posters will be displayed in our office and library, visible to the hundreds of people who visit Theatre Alberta each year - a perfect opportunity to promote your shows and to continue to build awareness about the wonderful work being created by companies across the province!
If you’re located or are going to be in the Edmonton area, drop off your posters at our office; otherwise, mail them to:
Theatre Alberta – Attn: Julie Sinclair
3rd Floor Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton AB T5M 3K6
If you have any questions, please contact Julie firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at
NEW ACQUISITIONS IN THE LIBRARY!
The librarians are actively collecting and cataloguing 2009's new additions to the library - including plays by Margaret Atwood, Larry Tremblay, Catherine Banks, Dennis Foon, Daniel McIvor, Tim Carlson, Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic, and Margo Kane.
Check out the new collections of monologues and plays like Humana Festival 2008, and Hot Thespian Action! - a collection of plays published for the 50th anniversary of the Walterdale Playhouse. Look for more new titles as the summer progresses.
LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS
Just a reminder that Theatre Alberta's library will be closed Saturdays beginning June 6, 2009 through to September 5, 2009. The library will reopen on Saturday September 12, 2009.
DRAMATIC IMPACT: Secrets of the Actor, Part 3
This month, Dramatic Impact has a guest article and podcast on Douglas Eby's website about the psychology of performance and creativity, The Inner Actor.
Attention Dramatic Impact Subscribers:
Due to technical difficulties, some subscribers didn’t receive the latest video episode, Episode 18: Technical Theatre at Grant MacEwan College, Part 2. The source of the problem has been identified and it should be resolved, but if you ever need to resubscribe, the feed address is http://feeds.acting-and-theatre.com/dramaticimpact. In iTunes, choose 'Subscribe to Podcast' from the Advanced menu, and copy and paste that address into the window that pops up.
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