2021-22 Season

Welcome back to Alberta Theatre Projects’ playhouse!

It’s been far too long since we’ve invited guests over, and we hope you’ll agree: it’s been worth the wait. We’ve been working hard to welcome you back, developing procedures and protocols to make you feel confident and comfortable in our house. Our stage is set for the return of live productions, with three world premieres and a Canadian phenomenon to engage and entertain you!

Whether it’s seeing home-grown productions incubated over the last few years at Alberta Theatre Projects, or witnessing stage adaptations of beloved stories we all know and love, this season promises to be one you’ll be talking about for years to come. Mixing blockbuster programming with emerging talent, the shows you’ll see this season will continue Alberta Theatre Projects’ tradition of reflecting our community on the stage.

Join us for one show in person, or come along for the entire ride in 2021-22. We’ll continue to blur the lines between the audience and artist, as we all share in the magic of the stage. We thank you for trusting us. We can’t wait to welcome you safely back to the experience you know us for.

We look forward to welcoming you to your seats!


Our 2021-22 Season of Shows

In Wonderland

By Anna Cummer
Directed by Haysam Kadri
November 23 – December 26, 2021
120 min, 2 acts   |   Ages 6+
World Premiere
Based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Proscenium Stage

In this ambitious and contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic novels, Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, three actors fantastically portray the story’s iconic characters, transforming right before audience’s eyes. Follow Alice through the rabbit hole, and be swept away through theatre magic, as the stage spectacularly metamorphosizes into a stunning visual realm. In Wonderland is a world premiere, commissioned and developed by Alberta Theatre Projects, which revisits these timeless stories in a newly imagined way. Be guided through a journey of self-discovery, exploring the resonating themes that Alice reflects upon: “Who am I?” and “Where do I really want to be?”

     


Undressed

Written and performed by Louise Casemore
Directed by Jenna Rodgers
January 26 – February 13, 2022
80 mins, 1 act   |   Ages 14+
World Premiere
Cabaret Stage

This hilarious, heartfelt solo show, written and performed by dynamic Alberta theatre artist Louise Casemore, explores a simple but confounding question: What do you do with a used wedding dress? What follows is a real-time zero waste auction, as Casemore embodies each of the brides who have chosen to let their wedding gown go. Each woman has a unique, moving story to tell as Casemore morphs from character to character. Undressed is a World Premiere, commissioned and developed by Alberta Theatre Projects. It is a profoundly personal play full of humour and heart, with more than a few interactive surprises.

     


Alberta Kitchen Party

Produced in association with Forte Musical Theatre Guild
Co-Created by Jeremy Carver-James, Alixandra Cowman, Anna Dalgleish, Darcy Evans, Daniel Fong, Mieko Ouchi, Kodie Rollan, and Joe Slabe with contributions from Zach Running Coyote and Tenaj Williams
Directed by Mieko Ouchi
March 2 – 20, 2022
75 min, 1 act   |   14+
World Premiere
Cabaret Stage

A spirited musical celebration, Alberta Kitchen Party, is woven together with a candid, personal look at the unique journey each artist has taken to a life on the stage. A group of friends share stories of their experiences growing up in Calgary, finding their ways as humans and artists, and celebrating their emotional connections to the city and the province. Experience an intimate evening with these multi-talented performers as they raise their voices, sharing their hopes, fears, struggles, and victories. A World Premiere commissioned by Alberta Theatre Projects as a joint initiative with Forte Musical Theatre Guild.

     


Kim’s Convenience

By Ins Choi
An Arts Club Theatre Company Production, Presented by Alberta Theatre Projects
Based on the 2018 production by Pacific Theatre
Directed by Kaitlin Williams, Assistant Directed by Soran Nakai
April 13 – May 1, 2022
70 mins, 1 act   |   14+
Proscenium Stage

A Canadian comedy phenomenon! Mr. Kim, a Korean shopkeeper, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the chasm between him and his second-generation offspring. This journey of a fractured but loving family forgiving the past, and confronting the future, is a Canadian classic. Ins Choi’s hilarious and touching debut play inspired the hit TV show of the same name.