| 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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| 2019-20 Season

A Message from Darcy

Dear Friends of Alberta Theatre Projects,

I wanted to share my profound gratitude and appreciation to the many of you who have reached out with messages of kindness and support over the past week. Your generosity has meant the world to all of us. I sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are close together, and healthy.
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| 2019-20 Season, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Pulleys, levers and magic – bringing Aslan to life

By Aaron Chatha

Aslan is the kind of larger-than-life puppet that puts every other larger-than-life puppet to shame.

Operated by two very talented actors and puppeteers, Bruce Horak and Jarod Blake, the lion sits on both their shoulders and is operated by a series of interlocked pulleys and levers. Created by the Stratford Festival, it’s graciously been rented to Alberta Theatre Projects for the current production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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| 2019-20 Season, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Finding your inner bad guy with the White Witch and Fenris Ulf

By Aaron Chatha

To get into character as Fenris Ulf, actor David Sklar spent a day living among actual wolves at the wolf sanctuary outside of Calgary.

“As I drove up I thought about what could go wrong – because they take us into the middle of them,” laughed Sklar.

Fenris Ulf is the captain of the White Witch’s Secret Police, and an enemy to the peaceful creatures of Narnia. Together, David Sklar and Brianna Johnston, who plays the Witch, are the root of evil in Narnia – and some of the most dastardly characters to ever visit the Alberta Theatre Projects stage.

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