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News (National): Tara Beagan Named 2020 Laureate of the Siminovitch Prize

Ntlaka’pamux playwright Tara Beagan has been named the 2020 laureate of the Siminovitch Prize, the largest and most prestigious theatre prize in Canada. Ms. Beagan will receive $75,000, and $25,000 will go to her selected protégée, Joelle Peters. Ms. Beagan, who is based in Mohkinstis (Calgary), is proud to be


News (Edmonton): Mieko Ouchi Named TD Associate Artistic Director For Citadel Theatre

The Citadel Theatre is proud to announce the appointment of Mieko Ouchi, one of Edmonton’s most prolific theatre professionals, to the position of TD Associate Artistic Director. This position is funded through the TD Ready Commitment, the Bank’s global corporate citizenship program. Mieko has been at the forefront of advocacy


News (Calgary): Making Treaty 7 Announces New Artistic Director

Making Treaty 7 is pleased to announce New Leadership! We are excited to share with you all our Artistic Director, Michelle Thrush. Michelle Thrush, local to Calgary, AB, is among the founding members, actors, and directors of MAKING TREATY 7. She is best known for her leading role as Gail

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Who Are We Now? Theatre Alberta Essay Series – Makram Ayache

THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB – Makram Ayache When a friend of mine shared the news of the new Alberta Artist in Residence on social media, they were understandably leery of the decision. The current government hasn’t exactly been discreet about some faith-based motivations underlying their legislative decision making. 

News (National): 2020 Tom Hendry Award Winners Announced

  The winners of the Robert Beardsley Award, RBC Emerging Playwright Award, Sharon Enkin Theatre for Young Audiences Award, Playwrights Guild Comedy and Musical Awards, Carol Bolt Award, and Bra D’Or Award were announced at the Tom Hendry Awards online ceremony in partnership with The Arts and Letters Club of


News (National): The CASA Award Announces 2020 Winner

The CASA Award is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2020 playwriting award is writer, theatre-maker and educator Genna Gardini of Cape Town, South Africa. The Jury, consisting of South Africans – educator and voice-body guide/sonic dramaturg Lieketso Mohoto, and writer/adaptor/director/ theatre-maker Janice L. Honeyman – and Canadian

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News (National): Associated Designers of Canada Join IATSE

  In a multi-day, online vote culminating on October 1st, members of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) have voted 95% in favour of joining the IATSE. For decades, members of the two organizations have worked side by side in venues all across Canada. This vote serves to formalize the


News (Calgary): Theatre Calgary Announces New Executive Director

Theatre Calgary’s Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Maya Choldin as the new Executive Director of Theatre Calgary. She will officially join the theatre on November 2, 2020.   Raised in Alberta, and graduate of Mount Allison University, Ms. Choldin is currently the Managing Director of


News (Alberta): Province Announces 2020 Artist In Residence/Arts Ambassador

2020 Alberta Artist In Residence/Arts Ambassador Award-winning singer/songwriter Joal Kamps has been selected as the Government of Alberta’s next Artist in Residence/Arts Ambassador. His term officially beings in October 2020.   About the artist Alberta-born, raised and based, international performing artist and award-winning songwriter Joal Kamps is passionate about sharing

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News (Alberta): Updated Guidance on Performing Arts Activities

On September 11, 2020, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, announced the province will allow limited band practices, indoor singing and concerts involving wind instruments. The following guidance documents on have been updated to reflect these changes: Dance (September 11) Instrumental music (September 11) Singing and


Theatre Alberta Commits To Participation in The 35//50 Initiative YYC and YEG

Theatre Alberta extends deep gratitude and support to the theatre and arts community members across Alberta—specifically in Moh’kins’tsis (also known as Calgary) in Treaty 7 and Amiskwaciwâskahikan (also known as Edmonton) in Treaty 6—who have come together to craft and present a gift for the future of theatre in Alberta.


Announcement (Alberta): Alberta Culture Days Has Something for Everyone

Alberta’s largest celebration of arts, heritage, diversity and community spirit returns all September long.   A record 99 organizations received grants from the Alberta government to host online or in-person Alberta Culture Days events this September. More than $300,000 will support a variety of activities in communities across the province,


News (Calgary): ATP Announces 2020-21 Playwrights Unit

The development of new Canadian plays has long been a part Alberta Theatre Projects’ history, and we’re thrilled to be continuing that tradition with the launch of the 2020-21 Playwrights Unit!   The Playwrights Unit allows both emerging and established artists to have the support of a major theatre company


Announcement (Alberta): The 2020 Alberta Playwriting Competition Winners

Alberta Playwrights’ Network is delighted to announce that the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Alberta Playwriting Competition is Meg Braem for her play Chrysothemis. A striking reimagining of the story of the oft-forgotten daughter of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, Chrysothemis is a deft and complex narrative that blows the dust

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Event (National): Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry

  Day of Visibility for the Entertainment and Events Industry September 22, 2020 Live event workers were among the first to lose jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and all indications are that they will be the last back to work. Many people are facing choices between food and rent,


News (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre Launches Hearing Loop

Over the last three years, the Citadel team has been working to implement cutting-edge Hearing Loop audio technology in the Shoctor Theatre. Today, we have the privilege to announce that installation is set to complete on the Shoctor Hearing Loop this week, thanks to a significant donation from the Shoctor

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