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Alberta Theatre Pioneer Richard (Dick) Mells Passes Away

Theatre Alberta regrets to announce that Richard (Dick) Mells has passed away. Mr. Mells emigrated to Canada from New Zealand in the 1950s and began his career as a high school teacher in Saskatchewan. After moving to Alberta, he became a pioneer in the creation and development of Alberta’s provincial

Call for Registrations (Calgary): Calgary Regional One-Act Play Festival

CALL FOR REGISTRATIONS for the 2013 Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival Registration opens December 10, 2012 for the 2013 Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival. You can register at the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave SW) between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.  All registrations must be submitted in

Gift A Play to Theatre Alberta’s Library for Christmas!

Today is National Philanthropy Day and we so very excited to launch our 2012 fundraising campaign: Gift A Play to Theatre Alberta’s Library for Christmas. Theatre Alberta’s Library is our most valuable resource: we have more than 18,500 titles in our stacks of plays, how-to guides, reference materials, collections and

2013 High Performance Rodeo Line Up Announced

27th annual High Performance Rodeo Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts Line Up of Music, Comedy, Dance and Theatre Announced On November 8, Managing Producer Erin O’Connor announced the 2013 line up for the 27th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. The popular festival runsJanuary 3 to February 3, 2013 at thirteen venues throughout Calgary,

Rosebud Theatre Announces 2013 Season: You Matter!

You Matter! – Rosebud Theatre Announces Five-Play 2013 Season Also new for 2013 – “Rosebud Presents”, an eclectic and dynamic entertainment series from concerts to one-person shows. Rosebud Theatre is thrilled to present its 2013 season lineup with five plays that showcase the importance of the individual and that You

The Canadian Conference of the Arts Closes Its Doors After 67 Years

The Canadian Conference of the Arts to Close Doors after 67 Years Message from the Chair Dear friends and colleagues, It is with great sadness that the Board of Gover­nors of the CCA came to the conclusion last week that we have to shut down operations immediately. I can tell

Catalyst Theatre Has Renamed Its Home

Our building is now called C103 referencing Catalyst and our street Gateway Blvd, alternatively known as 103 St. Catalyst Theatre is a creative, producing and touring entity while the building C103 is not only our year- round home base, but also a performance and rehearsal venue for many other Edmonton

News: New Calgary Collective Presents Double Bill Clown Show

The PIE Factory is a new creation collective based in Calgary, striving to present new and classic physical theatre in Calgary and around Alberta. We are VERY excited to be doing a double bill presentation with another clown team from Edmonton (Small Matters Productions) in a Double Bill of Clown

Announcement (National): Award Short Lists – Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)

Award winners were announced on October 22, 2012 – click here for details. Short lists for PGC’s Carol Bolt Award, as well as the New Musical Award, and the New Comedy Award, were released today by their respective juries: Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights – 2012 Short List This award is given annually

Edmonton Opera and Alberta Craft Council Joint Venture

This is a really cool initiative between Edmonton Opera (one of our member organizations) and the Alberta Craft Council (a fellow PASO) that I’d thought I’d share with you: Artists announced for Opera Art Project The exclusive launch of the Opera Art Project will happen later this month, as the

Alberta Culture Days Event – Play Readings and Open House at Theatre Alberta

In celebration of Culture Days 2012, Theatre Alberta and the Writer’s Guild of Alberta will be co-presenting play readings featuring two amazingly talented Albertan playwrights: Katherine Koller and Nicole Moeller. Nicole and Katherine will read from their favourite works and take will take questions from the audience. The event will

In Memory of Keith Ewasiuk – May 3, 1955 – July 8, 2012

This post was created to honour the memory of Theatre Alberta Board Member and friend Keith Ewasiuk. Keith joined the Theatre Alberta Board in 2010 as we celebrated the 50th Anniversaries of Artstrek and Dramaworks, and was a long time member and supporter of our organization. We at Theatre Alberta were overwhelmed

News: 2012 Betty Mitchell Awards Nominees announced

2012 Recipients have been announced! Click here to view. The Betty Mitchell Awards, named for a pioneer of Calgary’s theatrical community, Dr. Betty Mitchell, were started in 1998 to celebrate and honour outstanding achievement in Calgary’s professional theatre  community. The Betty Mitchell Awards provide the opportunity to recognize the excellent


News: Theatre Alberta Awarded 2012 CITT Honorary Membership Award

Each year the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology/Institut canadien des technologies scénographiques (CITT) recognizes individuals and companies that excel in their field of live performance in Canada. Theatre Alberta is proud to accept the 2012 CITT Honorary Membership Award. This particular award recognizes an individual or an organization not actively

News: Cenovus Energy supports Artstrek 2012 Scholarship Program

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce we have applied a $5,000 donation from Cenovus Energy to sponsor the Artstrek 2012 Scholarship program. “We are excited and grateful to partner with Cenovus to help kids that need financial assistance to come to Artstrek,” notes Keri Mitchell, Theatre Alberta Executive Director. “Memories made

Advertise your Theatre Season in Theatre Alberta’s 2012-2013 Playbill

Albertan theatre companies and post-secondary institutions are invited to advertise their 2012/13 seasons in Theatre Alberta’s Playbill – the single most comprehensive resource for local theatre information in the province! Playbill is produced in three different formats: the Playbill poster which is distributed across Alberta, a searchable online desktop version and a

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