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News (National): 2015 National Congress to be held in Edmonton

National Culture Days is thrilled to announce the 2015 National Congress will be held in Edmonton, Alberta on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8. Organized with the support of the Government of Alberta and being held at the Citadel Theatre in the heart of Edmonton’s arts district. The provincial capital city’s

News (National): 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama announced

   Each year, the Governor General’s Literary Awards (the GGs) honour the best in Canadian literature. As Canada’s national literary awards, the GGs represent the rich diversity of Canadian literature and its authors, translators and illustrators. The 2014 GGs for Drama | Théâtre have been awarded to:  Jordan Tannahill for

News (National): Colleen Murphy wins Carol Bolt Award for Pig Girl

Congratulations to Colleen Murphy on receiving the 2014 Carol Bolt Award for her play Pig Girl during the Tom Hendry Awards ceremony held in Toronto on October 27th. The Carol Bolt Award is presented annually to recognize the best work premiered by a Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) member in the past

News (National): Olivier Choinière wins 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

The 2014 Siminovitch Prize was held October 20, at University of Toronto’s Hart House TheatreCongratulations to all the finalists and recipient Olivier Choinière and his protégée Annick Lefebvre.Click here to view the evening program in pdf form 2014 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE Four remarkable playwrights have been selected as finalists for the 2014 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.

News (National): Colleen Murphy’s Pig Girl nominated for Carol Bolt Award

Update: We have recently been made aware that Colleen Dauncey & Akiva Romer-Segal, the Composers/Lyricists for the Stage West Pechet Family Musical Award nominated Bremen Rock City are from Calgary. Congratulations! The current University of Alberta Department of Drama Lee Playwright in Residence, Colleen Murphy, has had her play Pig Girl nominated for the

News (National): Culture Industries contribute 3.1% to Canadian Economy in 2010

Statistics Canada released the first Canadian Culture Satellite Account, which estimates that culture contributed 3.1% to the Canadian economy in 2010 while sport contributed 0.3%. The CSA measures the economic importance of culture and sport in the Canadian economy in terms of output, gross domestic product (GDP) and employment (number of jobs). There were 647,300 culture

News (National): Albertans nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards

Nominees for the 15th annual Canadian Comedy Awards were announced on June 17th. Congratulations to Albertan companies Die-Nasty: The Live Improvised Soap Opera and Rapid Fire Theatre which were both nominated for Best Improv Troupe. Congratulations also to Edmonton-based actor/improvisor Mark Meer, who was nominated for Best Male Improvisor. Click here to view

Call for Submissions (National): Lee Playwright in Residence – University of Alberta Department of Drama

Lee Playwright-in-ResidenceFaculty of Arts – Department of Drama  The University of Alberta’s Department of Drama invites applications from established Canadian playwrights for the position of Lee Playwright-in-Residence. This innovative residency offers a unique opportunity for a playwright to devote time to his/her writing, and to make a significant contribution to new