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12th Annual Gift-A-Play

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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Over the last decade, theatre lovers from Alberta and beyond have helped the Theatre Alberta Library inspire readers of all ages and abilities by donating new and exciting books through our Annual Gift-A-Play campaign. You can make even more discoveries possible this holiday season by donating to the 12th Annual Gift-A-Play in support of the Theatre Alberta Library.


Theatre Alberta works hard to ensure that our Library is up-to-date and relevant for members of the theatre community. We keep track of requests from our members, make note of recently published titles, and put together a ‘wish list’ of items that we want to add to the collection. We purchase many of the titles, but it’s simply not possible to buy *everything* we want!

You can help us fulfill our wish list by contributing to our annual Gift-A-Play donation campaign. Help us purchase scripts and other theatre books that we can then share with theatre people across Alberta!

This year, our wish list contains 36 titles including:

21 Black Futures: The Anthology by Obsidian Theatre
There is Violence and There is Righteous Violence and There is Death; or The Born-Again Crow by Caleigh Crow
Burning Mom by Mieko Ouchi
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal


Once again, we’re asking that, instead of buying books yourself, you donate the cost of each title through the Canada Helps fundraising platform. We’ll take care of purchasing and shipping the item(s) of your choice!

We’re using Canada Helps’ event platform for the campaign, so each item on our wish-list appears as a ‘ticket.’ The ‘tickets’ simply represent the item you wish to donate to the Theatre Alberta Library – there’s no event to attend! For each donation, you’ll receive a tax receipt for the full amount that you’ve given as well as a souvenir ‘digital ticket’ to the ‘event’ that doesn’t exist!

Once we’ve received your donation for a Library book, we’ll purchase it on your behalf. It will then become part of the Theatre Alberta Library and will be available for all of our members to read and enjoy! To acknowledge your donation, each item that was purchased will bear your name on the inside cover.

If you’d like to know more about the titles on our list, you can browse through the items on our wish list details page. Once you’ve decided on an item that you’d like to donate to the Library, head over to the Canada Helps donation page and find the corresponding title, purchase your ‘ticket’, and we’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about this year’s Gift-A-Play Campaign, please let us know! Email Simone A. Medina Polo at

With more than 23,000 titles in the collection, the Theatre Alberta Library remains the largest fully-circulating theatre library in the country. Help us ensure it stays that way by participating in the 12th Annual Gift-A-Play donation campaign!

Thank you to our Gift-A-Play Donors!

Donors Books Messages
Kelly Reay
Open Donation
Simone, Half and Half
Take Care
That's What Friends are For
Anywhere but Here
Blow Wind
Public Enemy
Luay Eljamal
Venus' Daughter
Still - Falling and the Code
Karen Towsley
The Full Light of Day
The Piano Teacher
Thank you to Theatre Alberta for including the 2022 GG award winning play The Piano Teacher by Nanaimo, BC resident Dorothy Dittrich. This play exemplifies the tremendous healing power of insightful kindness and the arts!
Louise Mallory
Where You Are
The Mulligan
Michelle Kennedy
Open Donation
I adore you, Theatre Alberta!
Keri Mitchell
The In-Between
The Only Good Indian
Echoes from Far Away Cities
Divine Wrecks and other morally questionable things
Every Day She Rose
Controlled Damage
I am William
Out the Window
Lana Hughes
Women of the Fur Trade
2022 Tom Hendry Playwriting Shortlisted Play Bundle
The Vampire and the Nymphomaniac
Cynthia Edwards
Lady Sunrise
For the Love of a Good Man
Doug Mertz
Is My Microphone On
Desiree Klause
A Man Walks into a Bar
The Feast of All Saints
Jake Tkaczyk
The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius
Moving the Centre
Everybody Just C@lm the F#ck Down

Thank you for supporting the Theatre Alberta Library! Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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