Emerge is an annual general audition event held in both Edmonton and Calgary for emerging artists from Alberta’s post-secondary performance training programs. It’s an opportunity for emerging artists to introduce themselves and their work to the professional community, and for professionals to see the work of many emerging artists over the course of one day.
Emerge fosters relationships between Alberta’s emerging and professional artists. Since 2004, Emerge has been a key milestone in the artistic journey of hundreds of Albertan actors, marking their transition from theatre students to theatre artists.
With support from the RBC Foundation we have been able to offer learning opportunities to artists who would have participated in Emerge or Artstrek Exploration III in 2020, and for students who will be participating in Emerge 2021. Information about Emerge 2021 participants will soon be shared with Alberta professional theatre companies. Inquiries about Emerge 2021 can be directed to Jake Tkaczyk at [email protected] or Jessica Glover at [email protected].