Theatre Alberta’s 14th Annual Emerge auditions were held at Edmonton’s Varscona Theatre on April 24 and the Big Secret Theatre in Calgary on May 1. Artistic Directors, Casting Directors, and Agents saw auditions from 54 Emerging Artists representing nine Albertan post-secondary training programs. 2017 Emerge welcomed graduates from MacEwan University, University of Alberta (BA & BFA), Rosebud School of the Arts, Red Deer College, University of Lethbridge, University of Calgary, Calgary’s Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio, and Calgary’s Ambrose University, joined Emerge for the first time this year. A warm thank you to Varscona Theatre and One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre for hosting Emerge 2017.
Fostering relationships between Alberta’s emerging and professional artists
Emerge is an annual audition event held in both Edmonton and Calgary that brings together graduates of Alberta post-secondary acting programs with Alberta’s artistic directors, freelance directors, casting directors, and talent agents.
Emerge strengthens ties, and increases communications between our post-secondary drama programs, and the professional community. Theatre Alberta initiated the program in 2004, and to date 958 emerging actors have participated in the Emerge audition process for the professional theatre community in our province.
Participation in Emerge is by invitation only. Theatre Alberta contacts post-secondary institutions and professional companies/individuals with invitations to participate throughout the year.
If you would like more information about Emerge please contact:
Theatre Alberta: Program Coordinator (Acting)
1-780-422-8162 / 1-888-422-8160