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BWW Feature: THEATRE FROM A DISTANCE With ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS Photo BWW Feature: THEATRE FROM A DISTANCE With ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS
by Vicki Trask - 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.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents STEALING SAM Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Presents STEALING SAM
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects will bring theatre back to audiences at home and across the country with professional broadcasts of the acclaimed play Stealing Sam.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents STEALING SAM Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Presents STEALING SAM
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects will bring theatre back to audiences at home and across the country with professional broadcasts of the acclaimed play Stealing Sam.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents STEALING SAM Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Presents STEALING SAM
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects will bring theatre back to audiences at home and across the country with professional broadcasts of the acclaimed play Stealing Sam.

Alberta Theatre Projects Appoints Local Artist as Interim Director Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Appoints Local Artist as Interim Director
by Vicki Trask - Feb 22, 2021

Alberta Theatre Projects is thrilled to announce the appointment of Haysam Kadri as Interim Artistic Director. As a long-time friend and collaborator with Alberta Theatre Projects, Kadri is stepping into this role to support the company during this transitional period. Kadri joins Interim Executive Director Kyle Russell, formerly the General Manager of Alberta Theatre Projects.

Alberta Theatre Projects Regrets to Share News of the Passing of Darcy Evans Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Regrets to Share News of the Passing of Darcy Evans
by Vicki Trask - Nov 27, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Darcy Evans, Executive and Artistic Director. Evans died on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. Evans had been battling cancer since March, and he unfortunately lost this fight yesterday afternoon.

Alberta Theatre Projects Postpones 2020-21 Season Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Postpones 2020-21 Season
by Vicki Trask - Jul 13, 2020

Executive and Artistic Director Darcy Evans announced today that Alberta Theatre Projects has made the decision to postpone its 2020-21 Season, which had been set to run from September to May in the Martha Cohen Theatre. Programming will move to the 2021-22 Season.

Alberta Theatre Projects To Modify 2020-2021 Season Due To COVID-19 Photo Alberta Theatre Projects To Modify 2020-2021 Season Due To COVID-19
by Vicki Trask - Jun 17, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects and The Grand Theatre are announcing that Cabaret will unfortunately no longer be taking place in the Martha Cohen Theatre as originally planned from April 14 to May 2, 2021. This is due to The Grand Theatre postponing the entire tour of their acclaimed production for the upcoming Canadian theatre season, including performances originally scheduled to conclude Alberta Theatre Projects' 2020-2021 season.

Alberta Theatre Projects Announces PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECTS 2020 Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Announces PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECTS 2020
by Vicki Trask - May 28, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects is thrilled to announce Playwrights Projects 2020, two weeks of concurrent digital workshops of three new Canadian plays, from June 8 to June 20, 2020. The initiative features Undressed by Louise Casemore, Boom Baby by Natalie Meisner, and a new adaptation of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan by Andrew Scanlon.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents ACTUALLY by Anna Ziegler Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Presents ACTUALLY by Anna Ziegler
by Vicki Trask - Feb 26, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects examines the issue of consent head-on, tackling the politics of race, gender, and privilege on a contemporary university campus in the award-winning Actually by Anna Ziegler. With a laser-focus on only two characters, and their point of view on the same situation, Actually is destined to trigger discussion after audiences experience the piece at the Martha Cohen Theatre, February 26 - March 14, 2020.

Alberta Theatre Projects & 2b theatre company present OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY Photo Alberta Theatre Projects & 2b theatre company present OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY
by Vicki Trask - Jan 31, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects welcomes you to the high-energy, klezmer-rock concert, folk tale, music theatre mashup Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story. In partnership with 2b theatre company, Old Stock debuted in Halifax and has become an international sensation. With live music and narration by musical sensation Ben Caplan, this visually stunning production runs for a limited time from Feb. 5 a?" 16, 2020, at the Martha Cohen Theatre.

ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS Presents Their 2020-21 Season Photo ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS Presents Their 2020-21 Season
by Vicki Trask - Jan 28, 2020

Alberta Theatre Projects has announced their 49th season line-up, which will run from September 2020 to May 2021. The season will feature a made-in-Calgary world premiere, a ground-breaking Shakespeare adaptation, two hit Canadian plays, a high-flying family adventure, and a gritty, immersive music theatre masterpiece, and four different seating configurations.

THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Becomes Highest Selling Show in Alberta Theatr Photo THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Becomes Highest Selling Show in Alberta Theatre Projects History
by Vicki Trask - Dec 13, 2019

It's official: Calgarians have fallen in love with Narnia, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has become the highest selling show in Alberta Theatre Projects history. Single ticket sales have blown past the previous highest selling show, 2014-15's Charlotte's Web by nearly 125%.

BWW Review: Alberta Theatre Projects Brings THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE to  Photo BWW Review: Alberta Theatre Projects Brings THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE to Life
by Vicki Trask - Nov 25, 2019

Under direction by Artistic Director Darcy Evans, the story follows four children as they travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia where an eternal winter has been sent by the White Witch, but rumors of a prophecy and the return of the King: Aslan, the Lion, send them on an adventure to save everyone. Set in two acts, the show is filled with plenty of action, magic, and words of wisdom a?" mostly delivered by the two-man puppet Aslan.

BWW Interview: Brianna Johnston Embodies The White Witch in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND  Photo BWW Interview: Brianna Johnston Embodies The White Witch in THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by Vicki Trask - Nov 22, 2019

Much of the character's presence is reliant on the actor's ability to be a combination of regal queen, ruthless warrior, and charming temptress. a?oeI've been relying a lot on her physicality.a?? Said Johnston. a?oeThere's a thing that people assume with 'regality'; it's so reserved and so easy to assume coldness on top of that. And so I've been trying to playing into that feeling of pulling back and living in that world like I'm above everybody.a??

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Presents THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by Vicki Trask - Nov 12, 2019

Alberta Theatre Projects welcomes you to the magical world of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Based on the classic children's novel by C.S. Lewis, adapted for stage by Joseph Robinette and directed by Alberta Theatre Projects Executive & Artistic Director Darcy Evans, this bigger-than-life adventure runs from Nov. 22 - Dec. 29 at the Martha Cohen Theatre.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Dr Photo Alberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
by Vicki Trask - Oct 4, 2019

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East side of Manhattan. He has also turned his back on his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party for Amir's rising African-American colleague and her Jewish husband, the evening gives way to a searing debate about race, privilege, politics and identity, taken on from a variety of cultural perspectives.

BWW Review: THE WEDDING PARTY at Alberta Theatre Projects is an Absolute Riot Photo BWW Review: THE WEDDING PARTY at Alberta Theatre Projects is an Absolute Riot
by Vicki Trask - Sep 16, 2019

Alberta Theatre Projects has opened their 2019/2020 season with a hilarious comedy that reminds us: we don't always have to like our family even if we love them. Written by Kristen Thomson (I, Claudia) and directed by Darcy Evans, The Wedding Party is one not to be missed.

THE WEDDING PARTY Brings Cabaret Seating To Alberta Theatre Projects For The First Ti Photo THE WEDDING PARTY Brings Cabaret Seating To Alberta Theatre Projects For The First Time In Over 20 Years
by Vicki Trask - Sep 9, 2019

Alberta Theatre Projects is excited to open this season with The Wedding Party, written by acclaimed Canadian playwright Kristen Thomson and directed by Alberta Theatre Projects' Executive and Artistic Director Darcy Evans. Running Sept. 11-29, this is a hilarious gender-bending comedy about the joining of two very unlikely families.

THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB Breaks Alberta Theatre Projects Box Office Record Photo THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB Breaks Alberta Theatre Projects Box Office Record
by Vicki Trask - Mar 19, 2019

Alberta Theatre Projects announced yesterday that The New Canadian Curling Club has officially become the highest-grossing play in single ticket sales for a non-holiday production in the company's 48-year history, eclipsing a mark previously set by the 2010 production of Ronnie Burkett's Billy Twinkle: Requiem for a Golden Boy.

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