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10th Annual Gift-A-Play

A Christmas Carol – Keyano Theatre Company
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THE 10TH ANNUAL GIFT-A-PLAY IS ON NOW!

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 10th Annual Gift-A-Play in support of the Theatre Alberta Library.

WHAT’S GIFT-A-PLAY YOU ASK?

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 33 titles, including:

Crippled by Paul David Power
Everybody Loves Robbie by Ellen Chorley
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers by Makambe K. Simamba
Plays of Arabic Heritage by Hannah Khalil
WROL (Without Rule of Law) by Michaela Jeffery

HOW DOES IT WORK

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 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 Ray Brickwood at [email protected].

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 10th Annual Gift-A-Play donation campaign!

Thank you to our Gift-A-Play Donors!

Donor Books Message
Hilary Forde
Theatre of Lockdown
Methuen Drama Book of Trans Plays
Cari & Jeremy Mason
Long Live the New Flesh
Lana Hughes
Contemporary Queer Plays by Russian Playwrights
Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes
Happy Holidays, Theatre Alberta!
Sharon Wildwind
Plays of Arabic Heritage
Seeking Common Ground: Latinx and Latin American Theatre
Happy holidays to all the folks, on and off stage, who make theatre come alive!
Amy DeFelice
Mary Jane
May the holidays be a time of inspiration, creativity and peace.
Andrea and Ray Brickwood
Stew
Theory for Theatre Studies: Bodies
Louise Mallory
Pretty Goblins
It’s the time of year for giving and receiving, so I’m glad to give something lots of people will use!
Tracy Carroll
Selfie
Happy Holidays to the theatre community across the province! May you have peace and love and good health in 2022!
Doug Mertz & Stefano Muneroni
Everybody Loves Robbie
The Inheritance
Hanna Fridhed
The Big Secret Book
The Bridge
Crystal Jean
30 Monologues and Duologues for South Asian Actors
Crippled
Jessica Glover
Through the Bamboo
Jake Tkaczyk
Buffoon
Two Indians

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

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Library

Children’s Literature on Stage

Adaptations of: Stuart Little; Wind in the Willows; Getting Near to Baby; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Charlotte’s Web; Hanna’s Suitcase; Treasure Island; The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Neverending Story; The Velveteen Rabbit; The Bridge to Terabithia; Little Women; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; The Cay; and the Adventures of Robin Hood are all available at the Theatre Alberta Library.

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