Posts By: Kara Sturk

| 2021-22 Season, In Wonderland

Alberta Theatre Projects welcomes families from Kids Up Front back to the theatre for our annual holiday event!

It’s been the longest intermission ever, with the pandemic preventing Alberta Theatre Projects from welcoming full audiences into our playhouse at the Martha Cohen Theatre since March 2020. On Sunday, November 21st, 2021, our company was delighted to open our doors, and welcome over 300 guests to watch the dress rehearsal of In Wonderland by Anna Cummer!

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| 2021-22 Season, Undressed

What do you do with a used Wedding Dress?

You loved it. You wore it. You looked ravishing in it! And it’s been sitting in your closet ever since. Maybe it’s been months or even years since you wore your wedding dress – have you ever wondered: what do I do with it now? Perhaps you’d consider donating it for art!

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| News

Sharon Pollock Remembered

On April 22, Canadian theatre lost an absolute titan. Sharon Pollock was a renowned playwright, actor and director; a groundbreaker, mentor, and teacher – her life touched countless others, and shaped the very landscape of Canadian theatre.

Alberta Theatre Projects’ Founding Artistic Director Douglas Riske reflected on meeting and working with Sharon Pollock before and during his time at ATP:

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| 2020-21 Season

Meet Haysam Kadri, Alberta Theatre Projects new Interim Artistic Director

By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

The Show Must Go On. It’s the theatre world’s most famous saying because it so encapsulates the passion and tenacity of theatre artists who rise to the occasion even in the most trying of times. The last 12 months have been a challenge for just about everyone in the arts sector and Alberta Theatre Projects had a particularly heartbreaking 2020, but the company is moving onward and upward with the announcement of Haysam Kadri as its new Interim Artistic Director.

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| 2020-21 Season

Happy World Theatre Day!

By Kyle Russell, Interim Executive Director

As the world celebrates theatre today, it’s a natural moment to share why I feel so proud to be a part of the magic of our art form at Alberta Theatre Projects.

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| 2020-21 Season, The Wizard of Oz

Livestreaming The Wizard of Oz

Attending Alberta Theatre Projects’ family-friendly holiday shows has become a tradition for many Calgarians, but with COVID-19, producing a spectacular in-person live show is just not possible. Instead, the company will be beaming the Martha Cohen into theatre fans’ living rooms with this livestreamed workshop reading.

By Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

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| 2019-20 Season, Playwrights Projects

Behind the “Screens” of Playwrights Projects 2020

By Lauren Marshall

Playwrights Projects is the heart of Alberta Theatre Projects’ new play development initiatives. At the beginning of the summer each year, we run a series of workshops for new plays in development at Alberta Theatre Projects. The workshopped plays for this year were Undressed by Louise Casemore, Boom Baby by Natalie Meisner, and Peter Pan by Andrew Scanlon.

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