*Banner photo of Chantelle Han in “Smoke”, by Katy Whitt Photography
OUR MANDATE IS TO PRODUCE CANADIAN THEATRE THAT CREATES CONVERSATION AROUND SOCIAL ISSUES.
OUR WORK IS ...
INVENTIVE – Whether it's a comic-book musical that explores artistic responsibility, a physical comedy about ocean health, or a drama about consumer debt performed on a parked city bus, our unique mixture of challenging subject matter and artistic skill leads to pieces that are loved by audiences and critics alike.
RELEVANT – We program and develop plays that delve into the full complexity of an issue. Expect work that is thought-provoking and emotionally engaging, along with a chance to connect with people from different walks of life through our nightly post-show discussions.
ACCESSIBLE – We're always working on new ways to crack the theatre doors open for a wide range of audiences, whether that's touring shows to community halls around the province, doing a free run of a play that's live-streamed online, or offering tickets at no cost through our Pay-It-Forward program.
LOCAL – Since 2009, in addition to great existing scripts by Canadian writers, we've produced seven World Premieres by Albertan creators, most of which were in development with us for at least two years. All of these new scripts were nominated for Betty Mitchell Awards for Outstanding New Play and many have gone on to future productions, publication and touring!