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News: U of A Department of Drama Introduces PhD in Performance Studies Program

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO NEW PHD IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES PROGRAM EDMONTON, AB – The University of Alberta sharpens its Department of Drama’s leading edge with the introduction of the first and only PhD program in English Canada to specialize in Performance Studies. Now accepting

News: Brian Quirt appointed head of Banff Centre Playwrights’ Colony

Writer, director Brian Quirt appointed director of the Banff Playwrights’ Colony The Banff Playwrights’ Colony at The Banff Centre, one of the most intensive creative experiences for the development of new Canadian plays, has appointed Brian Quirt as director, effective in the spring of 2013.    Currently the artistic director of

News: Haysam Kadri New Artistic Producer – The Shakespeare Company

The Board of Directors of The Shakespeare Company has announced Haysam Kadri as the new Artistic Producer. Haysam takes over from Iam Coulter who stepped down in December after eight years as head of the organization.  A graduate of the Birmingham Conservatory for classical training at the Stratford Festival, Haysam spent six seasons

News: Theatre Calgary Announces 2012-2013 Season

Theatre Calgary announced its 2012-13 season today, entitled “Emotional Intelligence.” Productions include: Next to Normal Pride and Prejudice A Christmas Carol The Kite Runner God of Carnage Anne of Green Gables: The Musical For more information visit

Event (Edmonton): A Tribute to Marlene Kottke

Walterdale Theatre Associates is pleased to host   A Tribute to Marlene Kottke   This is a celebration of life for Marlene, who passed away January 15, 2012. All members, past members, friends, and family are invited to attend.   Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm Walterdale Playhouse 10322

News: Calgary Arts Development Announces New Funding Program for Arts Groups

NEWS RELEASE For immediate release February 2, 2012 New Funding Program Announced for Arts Groups Calgary Arts Development Launches New Client Induction Grant Program (Calgary, AB) – Calgary Arts Development today announced the New Client Induction Grant Program, developed to invest in arts organizations that are eligible, but not currently funded through Calgary

PUNCHDRUNK Comes to Canada for Dramaworks 2012

Update: The Dramaworks 2012 Master Class Immersive Theatre with punchdrunk will be now be led by ensemble members Sarah Dowling and Kath Duggan. Click here for more information. Theatre Alberta is thrilled to announce that punchdrunk, one of the UK’s most innovative theatre companies, will make its first trip to Canada this

Theatre Alberta’s Playbill Goes Mobile:

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce the launch of a mobile site for The Playbill: the single most comprehensive list of theatre season information from nearly every theatre company in the province. Audiences can now search for live theatre playing anywhere in Alberta using their mobile smartphones or tablets. Users can

News: Fringe Theatre Adventures Executive Director to step down

Fringe Theatre Adventures Executive Director Julian Mayne will resign from the organization, effective June 30, 2012. Julian served as ED for six years. In a statement, Sam Jenkins, President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fringe Theatre Adventures Society, said: Julian’s six year tenure with our organization has seen

Fundraiser: Calgary ACTS collecting donations for Bill Brown

On January 4, 2012 a fire in Nanton destroyed several properties including the home and workshop of Bill Brown, set builder for many community theatre companies. Calgary-ACTS is helping to collect donations for Bill and Kristine Brown to help rebuild. Ways to donate: Morpheus Theatre’s website or call their office

News: University of Alberta Department of Drama Mourns Loss of Student

Update: A memorial service for Tristan Mi will be held Thursday, January 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Wild Rose Room @ Lister Conference Centre (116 Street and 87 Avenue.)  The University of Alberta Department of Drama announced the sad and unexpected passing of Tristan (Tian) Mi, a fourth-year student in the Department

News: Theatre Junction GRAND AD Mark Lawes Appointed Paris Laureate

Theatre Junction GRAND announced yesterday that its Artistic Director, Mark Lawes, has been appointed as a Laureate of the City of Paris and selected to participate in the Institut français artist-in-residence programme at the Récollets in Paris, France. Mark was selected as one of 20 international artists, and one of six artists

Playwrights Guild of Canada Announces 2012 Award Deadlines

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) has announced its awards schedule for 2012. Guidelines and applications are available at Post-Secondary Playwriting Competition – a free, annual competition open to all full-time post-secondary students across Canada. Deadline: April 30. Carol Bolt Award for Playwrights – awarded annually to a member of PGC who has premiered an original play within the past year.

Memorial: Frank Glenfield Remembered by Walterdale Theatre Associates & Friends

Frank Glenfield, a founding member of Edmonton’s Walterdale Theatre Associates, passed away on Saturday, December 3rd. Funeral arrangements have been made for Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 11733-87 Avenue in Edmonton. Frank was an inspiring and staple member of Edmonton’s theatre community. He will

Announcement: Free Will Shakespeare Festival 2012 Season

The Freewill Shakespeare Festival has announced the plays for its 24th season in Hawrelak Park in Edmonton: THE TEMPEST directed by Marianne CopithorneThe Tragedy of JULIUS CAESAR directed by John Kirkpatrick Festival passes are now on sale.  Throughout December, buy a Festival Pass for just $35.00($40.00 regular). For more information, visit

Announcement: New Calgary Arts Funding Program

The Remarkable Experience Accelerator is a new partnership between Calgary Arts Development and the Calgary Hotel Association. This multi-year partnership will invest up to $825,000 (Destination Marketing Fund DMF) over three years to accelerate medium to long term (at least two years) plans for remarkable downtown arts experiences. This unique

Event (Edmonton): 2011 Fringe Lottery Draw

Fringe Theatre Adventures invites you to the highly anticipated lottery draw for the 31st Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in 2012! Hosted by Rapid Fire Theatre’s Julian Faid, the Fringe lottery reveals the Outdoor Stage performers and the Theatre for Young People, International, National and Local artists who will be appearing throughout the

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