Community Theatre Summit 2.0

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Deadline: Sep 18, 2019 - 11:45 pm

Application Deadline: September 18, 2019
Dates: October 18 - October 20, 2019


Theatre Alberta, Calgary's Alliance of Community Theatres, and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity are pleased to invite community theatre producers and artists from across the province to join us for the second iteration of the Community Theatre Summit.

Gather with peers from around Alberta to explore a variety of topics through keynotes, workshops, and panel discussions. If you are involved in community theatre, this is a must-attend event!

What does the program offer?

Learn from keynote speaker Carole Williams, a 25-year veteran of the amateur theatre community in Scotland and current National Drama Advisor at the Scottish Community Drama Association. Carole's talk will examine questions such as: How can we take risks in amateur theatre? What do our audiences expect of us and how does that affect our choices? Can we challenge ourselves and bring our supporters on that journey with us?

The summit will also feature additional local speakers and facilitators for various plenaries, workshops, and panel discussions. Topics may include volunteer recruitment and retention, fundraising and finance, marketing, consent in rehearsal and performance, playwriting, and design and technical theatre. Participants may attend two or three breakout sessions per day based on their field of interest. We also plan to hold Theatre Alberta's 2019 Annual General Meeting on Sunday, October 20.

Visit the Community Theatre Summit 2.0 website for additional information on programming and speakers/facilitators.

Who should apply?

The Community Theatre Summit 2.0 is intended for producers, artistic directors, general managers, and board members. Please note this program is not adjudicated; applicants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. There are no restrictions on who can apply to this program. 

Albertan community theatre organizations are encouraged to bring two or more participants to take advantage of all programming.

For more information contact Theatre Alberta at 780-422-8162 or email 

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