Alberta Theatre Projects has long been an iconic staple in Calgary’s vibrant cultural community. Arts supporters and enthusiasts have gathered together at our home in the beautiful Martha Cohen Theatre, in Arts Commons, right in the heart of downtown, to share stories that engage the heart and mind.
Posts Categorized: 2021-22 Season
By Hannah Caparino
Every idea presents itself with an opportunity to create a new world that is significant. Significant in the sense that the stories we create are unique and become a reflection of our own experiences as creators and artists.
Can you really call yourself Canadian if you’re not familiar with the hit TV Show Kim’s Convenience? The sitcom is about a Korean Canadian shopkeeper Mr. Kim /“Appa,” his wife, Mrs. Kim/“Umma” – Korean for dad and mom – along with their daughter Janet, and estranged son Jung. It won hearts as it became a runaway hit on national television. It rose to international acclaim, aided by pickup by streaming company Netflix.
A couple of short years back, kitchen parties could be found in homes across the country. As friends gather, inevitably, they end up in the kitchen – casual and joyous gatherings, surrounded by food, drink, and music. Alberta Theatre Projects’ new show, Alberta Kitchen Party (produced in association with Forte Musical Theatre Guild), calls upon these familiar and longed-for days and celebrates those feelings of community, belonging, and searching for a place to call home.
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!
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!
Please join us in welcoming Rohit Chokhani on his first day as Artistic and Executive Director at Alberta Theatre Projects!