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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

Obituary: Edmonton Theatre Icon John Neville 1925-2011

John Neville has passed away at the age of 86. The Stratford Festival announced that Neville, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, died in Toronto on Saturday, surrounded by his family. John Neville’s name is intrinsically linked to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, as one of the pioneers of the regional along

Notice of AGM: Catayst Theatre (Edmonton)

Catalyst Theatre‘s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 29th at 7 p.m. at their venue, 8529 Gateway Blvd. You are welcome to join Catalyst artists, board, staff and members as they report on the company’s activities last season and share thoughts about the outcomes.  And – once adjourned, you

News: High Performance Rodeo Announces 2012 Lineup

The High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s annual International Festival for the Arts, announced their 2012 Lineup in an event at The Engineered Air Theatre in Epcor’s Centre for the Arts yesterday. Next year’s festival runs from January 5th to 28th, and features an eclectic mix of theatre, dance, visual art, performance

Updated: 75th Governor General’s Literary Awards

Update: November 15, 2011 – Erin Shields is the winner of the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards (English Language Drama), in recognition of her play If We Were Birds.  Congratulations! On October 11th, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 68 finalists for the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards. The GGs, Canada’s national

Resource: Cultural Human Resources Council Releases Study: Culture 3.0

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) has released Culture 3.0, a study on the impact of emerging digital technologies on the cultural sector. The Executive Summary and recommendations (including those related to live performing arts) are available on the CHRC website. For more information, see press release pasted below:   October 27th

News: Calgary Designated Canada’s 2012 Cultural Capital

Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore named Calgary a 2012 Cultural Capital of Canada today. The designation and support from Canadian Heritage will augment the $2 million commitment made to Calgary 2012 by Calgary City Council in April of this year. Today’s designation will enhance the celebrations and investment programs planned

Announcement (Alberta): New Minister of Culture and Community Services

Premier Alison Redford has announced her new Cabinet. Heather Klimchuk (Edmonton-Glenora) has been named Minister of Culture and Community Services. She will replace Lindsay Blackett, who served under former Premier Ed Stelmach. Theatre Alberta would like to extend a warm welcome to Ms. Klimchuck to her new post; we look

Announcement (Alberta): Michelle Dias Community Service Award

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship: The Michelle Dias Community Service Award. Michelle Dias was a well-loved member of the Alberta theatre community and was instrumental in the creation of Safe Stages, a vital resource for health and safety best practices in the theatre.

Event (Lethbridge): Drew Hayden Taylor reading

As part of New West Theatre and Downstage’s co-production of In a World Created by a Drunken God, a partnership has been formed with APN and the University of Lethbridge to bring Drew Hayden Taylor to perform readings from his collective works. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 at 12:00 PM in Room W420 A

Event (Calgary): Theatre Alberta AGM

Theatre Alberta 2010-2011 Annual General Meeting Who: All Theatre Alberta members are invited and encouraged to attend.  What: An AGM, with FREE LUNCH, followed by the closing PlayWorks Ink event – a reading of Sequence by Arun Lakra, winner of the Alberta Playwriting Competition’s 2011 Grand Prize.  Where: Engineered Air Theatre,

Announcement (National): Two New National Playwriting Awards

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), in partnership with Stage West Theatre Restaurants, proudly announces two new national playwriting awards.   Through the generous support of Stage West Theatre Restaurants, Playwrights Guild of Canada will administer an award for Best New Comedy ($5000) and Best New Musical ($5000) written by a member of PGC.   Robin

Announcement (National): Siminovitch Prize Short List

BMO Financial Group, sponsor of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, today announced the names of six Canadian playwrights who have made the 2011 short-list for the largest prize in Canadian theatre. The finalists are: Robert Chafe, Newfoundland; Jasmine Dubé, Quebec; Greg MacArthur, Alberta/Quebec; Joan MacLeod, British Columbia;

Announcement (Calgary): Shakespeare Company Artistic Producer Resigns

The Shakespeare Company
Announces the Departure of
Iam Coulter, Artistic Producer The Board of Directors of The Shakespeare Company regrets to announce the resignation of its Artistic Producer, Iam Coulter, effective December 2011. Coulter, who has been the face of The Shakespeare Company for the last eight seasons, has decided to embark

Event (Edmonton): Wendi Pope Memorial

As many Walterdale members know, we lost three of our members this summer: Richard Winnick, Daisy Wilson and Wendi Pope. Services and memorials have already taken place for Richard and Daisy. A memorial service for Wendi Pope is scheduled for: Date: Sunday, October 9th Time: 10:30 AM Location: Walterdale Playhouse

Announcement (Calgary): David Anderson appointed CICF Executive Director

Charity Callahan, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Calgary International Children’s Festival (CICF) is pleased to announce that David Anderson has been appointed to the new position of Executive Director, effective immediately. David has been an active participant in Calgary’s arts community since 1987 when he started with

Announcement (National): Shaw Festival Executive Director retiring

After over 17 years as Executive Director, Colleen Blake will be leaving the Shaw Festival in early spring 2012. In announcing her decision to move on, Ms. Blake commented that, as the 50th season comes to an end, the timing was right to take stock, look forward to her own future and The

Event (St. Albert): Les Myhr Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for our friend and colleague, Les Myhr, is being held at 2:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 9 Muir Drive, St. Albert. A Memorial Tribute for Les is planned to be held at the Citadel Theatre on October 24.  Further details

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