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15Feb 19

20 Years of Zuppa

Zuppa Theatre By Alex McLean, Co-Artistic Director We aren’t spring chickens anymore. We had our 20th anniversary in March and have barely stepped back to reflect. My colleague Ben Stone founded the company with our friend Sandy Gribbin in 1998, but it wasn’t until 1999 that the company’s longstanding artistic…

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08Feb 19

Finding, Creating, and Championing Community

Lunchbox Theatre By Valmai Goggin, Development Associate Now in our 44th season, Lunchbox Theatre is a small but sturdy staple in the Calgary arts landscape, and a bit of an anomaly. We perform one-act plays at noontime and evenings, usually in a tight 60 minutes. The company was a labour…

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07Feb 19

Leveraging Your Board for Advocacy

Having others compliment you always is more meaningful than saying it yourself, and there should be no better cheerleaders than your Board. So how can you leverage your Board to help with your advocacy efforts? Start by taking a survey of your Board Members' home and workplace addresses, compiling a…

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05Feb 19

Sara Meurling Steps Down as Executive Director of PACT

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is announcing that Executive Director Sara Meurling has resigned for urgent family reasons. Her last day will be Friday February 15, 2019. Senior staff member and long-time PACT contributor Boomer Stacey will be stepping in as Interim Executive Director as the Board of Directors…

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04Feb 19

A Statement from PACT Region 6 (Quebec) on Theatre in Canada

In the past six months, the theatre community in Canada, and particularly in Quebec, have explored conversations on representation in theatre, cultural appropriation, power structures and privilege in art making, and the freedoms and responsibilities of artistic expression. Alongside the Conseil québécois du théâtre, the members of PACT (Region 6)…

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01Feb 19

A Chance to See Themselves Reflected

Roseneath Theatre By Naomi Bain, Drama Program Coordinator Established in 1983, Roseneath Theatre is one of the country’s leading producers of award-winning theatre for children and their families. Their commitment to excellence has earned them many accolades, including 51 Dora nominations and a total of 14 Awards. Andrew Lamb is…

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