Theatre Community Connections for Newcomers

The Centre for Newcomers and Downstage are partnering to create a program that will offer targeted mentorship to newcomers with past experience in theatre, helping them build connections in their new community and showcase their talents. This is a brand-new project, and will be adjusted and expanded in future years.

Our showcase event will be hosted August 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm in partnership with Arts Commons Presents.


Our mission is to support newcomers and the receiving community in becoming a diverse, united community, through services and initiatives that create conditions of success for newcomers and that foster a welcoming environment in Calgary. Read more about us at


Downstage is a professional theatre company with a mandate to produce Canadian theatre that creates meaningful conversation around social issues. Our mission is to achieve a social impact through artistic excellence. Read more about us at