Safe Stages

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What is Safe Stages?

If you would like to order a physical copy of Safe Stages, please email Theatre Alberta.

Please note: There will be a flat fee of $8.00 for shipping.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Theatre Alberta gratefully acknowledges Alberta Human Services
for their partnership in developing and publishing Safe Stages.

Alberta Human Services  Work Safe Alberta


Theatre Alberta and Alberta Human Services thank the following organizations for graciously allowing their published materials and resources to be referenced and incorporated into Safe Stages:


Theatre Ontario To Act in Safety


Entertainment Technology of New Zealand
A Guide for Safe Working Practices in the New Zealand Theatre Industry
Steve Blackburn, Nick Kyle, Phil Conroy and Rob Peters

Ontario
Safety Guidelines for the Live Performance Industry in Ontario
Ontario Ministry of Labour

Alberta Lottery Fund

Theatre Alberta gratefully acknowledges the grant support of the Alberta Lottery Fund’s Community Initiatives Program

www.albertalotteryfund.ca


Theatre Alberta thanks the following organizations that made generous donations
to Theatre Alberta in support of Safe Stages:


NAJASAJAMorpheus Theatre IATSE 210 The Citadel Northern Lights Theatre University of Lethbridge IATSE 212 Theatre Calgary Edmonton Opera Mount Royal College CITT Theatre Network Walterdale RDC Performing Arts CITT - Alberta Fringe Theatre Adventures Edmonton Musical Theatre Alberta Federation of Labour Transalta Arts Barns Central Alberta Theatre


Special thanks to Janet Sellery, Health and Safety Manager of the Stratford Festival of Canada, who worked closely with Theatre Alberta to write Part One: Health and Safety in the Theatre, and Scott Peters, Edmonton-based designer and production manager, who worked with members of the theatre community to compile and write Part Two: Best Practices.

Safe Stages is based upon the knowledge, expertise and needs of our own community—it includes a significant Best Practices section that was developed by individuals in the Alberta theatre community who volunteered their time to attend meetings, write and compile, edit, etc. Best Practice Focus Groups included theatre community members from across the province representing all types of theatres/theatre companies.

Many organizations and individuals participated in the development and support of Safe Stages. Our thanks to:

Sean Anderson, Morpheus Theatre
John Avery, The Banff Centre
Robyn Ayles, Mount Royal College Department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance
Geoff Bacchus, Grant MacEwan College Theatre Production Program
Joyce Belanger, University of Alberta Department of Drama
Laura Lee Billing
Blazer Insurance
Pieter Bruelemans, Theatre Junction
Canada Firearms Centre
Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CITT/ICTS)
Claire Carolyn, University of Calgary Department of Drama
Jesse Carroll, University of Calgary Department of Drama
Rhonda Coates, Red Deer College Performing Arts
Kathy Cooper
Al Cushing, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Bob David
Michelle Dias
Mike Ford, Fringe Theatre Adventures
Jason Foster, Alberta Federation of Labour
Geoff George, Grant MacEwan College Theatre Production Program
Dianne Goodman, Alberta Theatre Projects
Diane Hankewich, IATSE Local 210
Chris Hayes
Jeff Henderson
Bill Heron, Citadel Theatre
David Hignell, University of Lethbridge Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts
Dave Horner, Citadel Theatre
Connie House, IATSE Local 212
Jerry Jackson
Roy Jackson, Walterdale Playhouse and Production Lighting
Wes Jenkins, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Ian Kelly, Lunchbox Theatre
MJ Kreisel, Walterdale Playhouse
Phil Kreisel, Walterdale Playhouse
Tim Koll, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts
Matthew LaBrie, Mount Royal College Department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance
Ellen Leavitt, IATSE Local 212
Ian LeMaistre, Red Deer College Performing Arts
Daniel MacKenzie, Mount Royal College Department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance
John Madill, Grant MacEwan College Theatre Production Program
Sherry Martens, Calgary Board of Education
Narda McCarroll
Chris McPherson
Dave Miller, The Banff Centre
Adam Mitchell
Rob Montgomery, Allstar Show Industries Inc./Lighting by Monty
John Nairn
Natural Resources Canada, Explosives Regulatory Division
Donnie Osler, Theatre Junction
Emily Parker Koll, Dye Pro Services Inc.
Damian Petti, IATSE Local 212
Darrell Pidner
Brian Pincott, Alberta Theatre Projects
John Raymond
Donna Ringrose, Roland Michener Secondary School, Slave Lake
Nancy Sager, Red Deer College Performing Arts
Lynda Sando, Red Deer College Performing Arts
Monty Schneider, Theatre Calgary
Joanne Seglie, University of Alberta Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Darrell Shaw, Alberta Theatre Projects
Ivan Siemens
Harold Truckle, Central Alberta Theatre
Howard Van Shaik, Christie Lights
Don Waddle, Horizon Stage/The City of Spruce Grove
Leo Wieser, Bleeding Art Industries
Tim Williamson, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Alan Welch, University of Alberta Department of Drama
Sui-Fan Wong, Red Deer College Performing Arts
Heather Wood, IATSE Local 210
Stephanie Woods, Mount Royal College Department of Theatre, Speech and Music Performance
Workers’ Compensation Board—Alberta
Tim Yakimec, Edmonton Opera


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