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The Theatre Alberta Library Introduces More Ways To Read Theatre!

Theatre Alberta members have already had free access to two incredible online resources for finding and reading plays through Drama Online with the Playwrights Canada Press and Aurora Metro Books collections. We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve added three more Drama Online databases for you to browse and enjoy! OBERON


The 9th Annual Theatre Alberta Gift-A-Play is On Now!

Do you love to read plays? To have the scene on the page take shape in your imagination? Or to find inspiration in a technical tome that you know will make an audience gasp? To find the story you need to share with your community, right now? Us too!  

News (International): Commemorate Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

  Participate in the 5th Annual Remembrance Readings Remembrance Play Readings is an annual event utilizing the power of theatrical readings and Holocaust plays you or your organizations select from the National Jewish Theater Foundation-Holocaust Theater International Initiative Catalog ( We would appreciate your participation occurring on or around Yom

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Library: Celebrating World Theatre Day and Diversity! – Theatre Alberta

  Today is the day we celebrate theatre – it’s World Theatre Day. UNESCO’s International Theatre Institute (ITI) initiated this special day 57 years ago and theatre communities around the globe have been celebrating ever since – we promote, create awareness, enjoy and share theatre, and we share the annual message

Freedom to Read Week
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Library: We Read Banned Books! – Theatre Alberta

  Books are challenged and banned from libraries every day. Only 30% of challenged books make it back onto the library shelves. On February 25th to March 3rd, we celebrate Freedom to Read Week by reading some of the many challenged and banned books available at our library: The Curious


Library: Thank You Gift-A-Play Donors – Theatre Alberta

  $400 worth of books donated! Thank you so much to all of you who so generously supported our Gift-a-Play donation campaign. Theatre Alberta received 21 books worth $400. All the books have arrived and we’re cataloguing as fast as we can. Most of the books are already available for borrowing –

Under Wraps
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Library: Are You Ready for Some Holiday Cheer? – Theatre Alberta

We had too much wrapping paper and wanted to give you a little holiday surprise so we created Under Wraps! We’ve wrapped 60 titles that are all recent additions to our library, just for the fun of it! Pick a number from 1-60 (or 2 or 3 numbers). We’ll lend you

GG Drama Award Finalists
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Library: 2017 GG’s Literary Award Winners!

The 2017 Winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards have been Announced! The Canada Council for the Arts announced the winners of this year’s GG Literary Awards on Tuesday. The Awards annually celebrates the best Canadian books – this year’s English-language Drama Award Winner is Hiro Kanagawa‘s Indian Arm. There

Library: Read Mark Hopkins’ Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta

  #FridayReads Doug Mertz has received his September book bag curated by Mark Hopkins! As this is the 12th and final Purple Play Club book bag, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the curators who participated in this event. We wouldn’t have been able to compile these

Library: 150 Canadian Plays Challenge Wrap-up – Theatre Alberta

  #TA150CDNPlays  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in Theatre Alberta Library’s 150 Canadian Plays Challenge on Drama Online (#TA150CDNPlays!) A total of 10 members read 40 plays this week. While we did not quite meet our goal of reading 150 plays, we hope that everyone who participated learned

Library: Read Jim Guedo’s Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Doug Mertz has received his August book bag curated by Jim Guedo. Bingo by Daniel MacIvor: Five classmates come together for their thirtieth high-school reunion. Some see it as a welcome trip home, while others see it as an obligation, and a few never even left. But as the night wears

Library: Get Outside The Lines with #TA150CDNPlays – Theatre Alberta

#TA150CDNPlays:  Theatre Alberta Library’s 150 Canadian Plays Challenge on Drama Online Theatre Alberta Library is participating in Outside the Lines for the third year! Outside the Lines is a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries around the world. More than 200 organizations from all over the

Library: Read Abby Webb’s Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Doug Mertz has received his July book bag curated by Abby Webb. Butcher by Nicolas Billon: An old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the police station. He doesn’t speak English, and a lawyer’s business card is baited on the meat hook that hangs on his

Library: Read Kate Newby’s Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Doug Mertz has received his June book bag curated by Kate Newby. Such Creatures by Judith Thompson: A young inner-city girl is on the cusp of the biggest fight of her young life. An elderly woman remembers her youth as a Polish Jew scrapping for survival in an internment camp. Both emanate

Library: Read Tara Beagan’s Purple Play Picks – Theatre Alberta

#FridayReads Doug Mertz has received his May book bag curated by Tara Beagan. The Hours That Remain by Keith Barker: A moving, emotionally charged story of loss, bereavement, and unfaltering hope. Denise has spent the last five years dedicated to uncovering the truth behind her sister Michelle’s disappearance. Haunted by loose ends,

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