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Vicki Trask

Vicki Trask

Vicki Trask is a Calgary-based writer and performer who has been a part of the theatre community since 2011. Previously, she wrote for OnStage Blog and is now incredibly excited to share her love of performing arts with BroadwayWorld readers.




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One Yellow Rabbit Presents Diane Flacks in GUILT
September 16, 2022

After a successful High Performance Rodeo: Spring Edition, One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) is thrilled to present the world premiere of the all-new play Guilt, created and performed by Diane Flacks and directed by Alisa Palmer.

THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA is Coming to Calgary
September 6, 2022

Written in 1936, The House of Bernarda Alba is considered one of the masterpieces of Spanish theatre. Queer playwright Federico García Lorca wrote this all-female play as an analogy of the sexual and emotional repression he experienced throughout his life.

Canadian Premiere Takes Home 6 Awards at Last Weekend's Awards
August 30, 2022

This year, the CAT Awards is recognizing productions that took place over the past two theatre seasons (July 2020 through June 2022). During this time there were a total of 34 productions from 14 different community theatre member companies, and 21 of these productions from 10 companies received nominations.

Vertigo Theatre Presents Stephen King's Classic Thriller MISERY
August 28, 2022

Vertigo Theatre kicks off it’s 46th season with their production of MISERY based on the novel by Stephen King, written by William Goldman, September 10 - October 15. MISERY is based on Stephen King’s classic psychological thriller and written by William Goldman, the same screenwriter of the 1990 movie.

ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS Will Present a Bold, Magical and Provocative Season, with Their Entertaining 2022-23 Lineup
July 12, 2022

Alberta Theatre Projects announced the first season programmed by Artistic and Executive Director Rohit Chokhani. The upcoming season of five plays includes three World Premieres, an International script never before produced in Calgary, and a Governor-General Award-nominated production performed for the first time in Alberta.

Review: FOREVER PLAID is Simply Fun
July 10, 2022

The joys of watching live theatre include seeing the sweat pouring down performer’s faces, from an acceptably social distance, and knowing that it’s a combination of the powerful stage lights and the inexplicable desire to include live flames in a show about four boys who died in a car crash... Before I knew it, our time with The Plaids was over.

One Yellow Rabbit Cancels HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO
January 12, 2022

While of course we are deeply disappointed, the safety of our community is our top priority. We’re currently communicating with all of our artists and crews, and exploring our options, including the potential of rescheduling individual events or the festival as a whole. We thank you all for your patience as we look to what’s next! 

Lunchbox Theatre Welcomes Audiences Back with a New Christmas Classic
November 23, 2021

Lunchbox Theatre is set to debut the first production of its 2021-22 season after nearly two years in the dark. As announced in September, the first full, in-person production is the holiday show All I Want for Christmas by Rebecca Northan. It is a wonderful new comedy about looking for love at the North Pole that is sure to warm your heart and get you in the festive spirit. This production will preview on November 30, Open on December 2nd and run until December 19, 2021.

DIY Theatre Plans the Unplannable with 52 PICK UP
October 19, 2021

DIY Theatre has taken inspiration from the past year and a half of the pandemic and is putting unpredictability center stage in the first show of their season, 52 Pick-Up! Written by TJ Dawe and Calgarian Rita Bozi, directed by Shelby Reinitz, 52 Pick-Up marks the return of in-person performances for DIY Theatre running October 28 to October 31.

One Yellow Rabbit Brings Back Their BLISS
October 1, 2021

One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) is thrilled to present Verb Theatre's bliss (the birthday party play), written by and starring Jamie Dunsdon. OYR audiences will remember this production as one of the stand-out, sold-out hits from the 2020 High Performance Rodeo. The show will run October 28 - November 7, 2020 in the Big Secret Theatre at Arts Commons.

Calgary Opera Announces New Artistic Director
October 1, 2021

Calgary Opera is pleased to welcome Jonathan Brandani, a sought-after rising star of the classical music world, as the company's new Artistic Director. Calgary Opera audiences will remember Maestro Brandani as the conductor of the Calgary Opera's box office record-shattering 2019 production of Puccini's La Bohème.

BWW Review: Shakespeare Takes His Show On the Road at Theatre Calgary
August 10, 2021

This year, instead of performing in one location, Theatre Calgary is taking their show across the city with the aptly named: 'Shakespeare on the Go'. Throughout the month of August, a rotating cast of three actors are set to perform in various locations, including The Public Library, Heritage Park, and Lougheed House.

Broadway To Return To Calgary In 2022
June 22, 2021

Broadway Across Canada has announced that Broadway performances are scheduled to recommence at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in January 2022 featuring ANASTASIA. Also slated for the upcoming season are HAMILTON and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. COME FROM AWAY is available as season option.

Alberta's Distinguished Artist Award Recipients Announced
June 22, 2021

The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation is pleased to announce that artist Faye HeavyShield (Blood Reserve, Kainaiwa Nation, AB), writer and filmmaker Cheryl Foggo (Calgary, AB), and dance choreographer Vicki Adams Willis (Calgary, AB), have been selected to receive the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award.

BWW Feature: THEATRE FROM A DISTANCE With ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS
May 28, 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects, celebrating 49 years this coming season, is airing the seventh and final reading of their 2021 Playwrights Projects on Friday May 28th 2021 over Zoom. The company is known for original plays and adaptations of Canadian works, pulling from artists all over the country. I sat down with Interim Executive Director (formerly General Manager) Kyle Russell to talk about how the company has navigated the leap to digital media.

BWW Feature: THEATRE FROM A DISTANCE with SIDENOTE THEATRE
May 14, 2021

Stefanie Barnfather is the Artistic Director and Co-Creator of SideNote Theatre, a company comparatively still in its infancy but quickly garnering attention. She is a creator and educator based in Calgary with a strong passion for empowering emerging artists. Since opening their doors in October 2019, SideNotes’s mandate is centered around creating, workshopping and producing original plays and musicals in a collaborative and thought-provoking manner.

BWW Feature: THEATRE FROM A DISTANCE with THEATRE CALGARY
May 7, 2021

This week, Theatre Calgary's Stafford Arima and Maya Choldin explained how their company is paving the way for emerging artists in the new digital age of theatre. Theatre Calgary (which is known for its cross-country collaboration and interpretations of old and new plays and musicals) jumped into the digital scene fairly quickly following the ending of in-person performances.

BWW Feature: THEATRE FROM A DISTANCE with STORYBOOK THEATRE
April 30, 2021

I sat down with a few of the companies in Calgary’s theatre scene to talk to them about how they’ve survived the lockdown. Over the next few weeks, I’ll introduce you to them. First up: JP Thibodeau is the Artistic Director of StoryBook Theatre, one of Canada’s largest TYA (theatre for young audiences) companies.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents Seven New Plays
March 16, 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects is thrilled to announce Playwrights Projects 2021, a series of seven online workshop readings of new Canadian plays by members of the Alberta Theatre Projects Playwrights Unit. These virtual readings will take place Friday evenings from April 16 to May 28 and offer a unique opportunity to see the process of creating a new play.

Theatre Calgary Highlights LGBTQ2S+ Writers in New Works Festival
February 22, 2021

Theatre Calgary is dedicated to nurturing new works, new voices, and new stories, and providing a platform for them to be seen, heard, and discovered. Today,  we are thrilled to announce  our new Page to Stage New Works Festival that will launch March 20-21. This opportunity could be an additional reading, a more focused workshop, an exploratory workshop, or an actual production.