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News (National): 2021 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award Recipient is Announced

The Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award is Presented to Lori Marchand and Protégé Cheyenne Scott PACT is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to long-time PACT supporter and Managing Director of the Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre, Lori Marchand. The award was presented at PACT’s virtual

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News (National): STOP ASIAN HATE Initiative – Boca Del Lupo

  Since the beginning of the pandemic, anti-Asian sentiment in Canada has surged to new heights. In the last few months, hate crimes against Asians have increased drastically, with assaults against members of our communities becoming commonplace in the daily news cycle. Ant-Asian hate crimes have seen more than a


Announcment (Alberta): MacEwan University Adds Bachelor of Fine Arts Program

MacEwan University has announced the addition of a new Bachelor of Fine Arts. The program builds on the university’s decades of experience in preparing graduates through diploma programs to shape Alberta’s vibrant arts and culture sector, creating a supportive environment where students can study their craft and develop the skills


News (National): Award-Winning Playwright Sharon Pollock Passes Away at Age 85

We were saddened to hear of the loss of acclaimed Calgary playwright Sharon Pollock on April 22, 2021. Pollock was well-known and widely celebrated for her work which included more than 46 scripts for theatre, radio, and television over her 50 year career as a writer. She received, in addition


News (Fort McMurray): Theatre; Just Because Announces New Artistic Director

Theatre; Just Because, Fort McMurray’s independent theatre company, has appointed Bailey Yarkie as Artistic Director. Yarkie will be taking over for Hanna Fridhed, who has been in the role since 2019. Theatre; Just Because has been operating in Fort McMurray for seven years. Throughout this time the company has run


News (Calgary): Remembering Bob McPhee – Calgary Opera

From the Calgary Opera website  It’s with heavy hearts that we must share the sad news of the passing of our dear friend and former General Director and CEO of Calgary Opera Bob McPhee. Bob passed away Saturday, March 13 in Calgary, Alberta surrounded by the love of his many


News (Edmonton): Adam Mitchell Steps Down As Fringe Theatre Executive Director

Shivani Naidu-Barrett, Edmonton Fringe Theatre Adventures Board Chair, along with the Board, announced that Adam Mitchell will step down as Executive Director of Edmonton Fringe Theatre, effective March 26, 2021. “Adam has provided admirably calm and steady leadership during his five-year tenure with Fringe,” said Naidu-Barrett. “He will be greatly


News (Calgary): Alberta Theatre Projects Announces Interim Artistic Director

Alberta Theatre Projects is thrilled to announce the appointment of Haysam Kadri as Interim Artistic Director. As a long-time friend and collaborator with Alberta Theatre Projects, Kadri is stepping into this role to support the company during this transitional period. Kadri is also Artistic Producer at The Shakespeare Company and


Announcement (National): Why Not Theatre Launches ThisGen 2021 Fellowship

Why Not Theatre Launches ThisGen 2021 Fellowship A National Training & Mentorship Program Supporting BIPOC Female, Non-Binary, and Trans Artists The 2021 Cohort Includes 15 Fellows From Across Canada This February, innovative Canadian theatre company Why Not Theatre will launch ThisGen 2021 Fellowship, the second annual national initiative that supports

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News (Alberta): Alberta Government Introduces the Stablize Program

Alberta’s government is investing $17 million to ensure the stabilization of performing arts, sports and rodeo organizations. Alberta’s live experience organizations have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. They have lost a full season of programming and revenue but still have ongoing overhead costs. The Stabilize Program will provide

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News (Edmonton): Concrete Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Leadership

It is with great excitement that Concrete Theatre’s Board of Directors announces new artistic leadership for the company, after the departure of Mieko Ouchi as Artistic Director in November. They are thrilled to return once again to a Co-Artistic team leadership model, this time made up of two wonderful and

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News (National): NAC Announces Partnership with Black Theatre Workshop

On Wednesday, December 9, National Arts Centre English Theatre, in partnership with Black Theatre Workshop, announced an unprecedented shared curation model for the national stage.   Beginning in the 2021–22 season, NAC English Theatre has committed to the annual appointment of a Co-Curating Company in Residence, with the pilot invitation

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