Ghost River Theatre is a devised theatre company led by Artistic Director Eric Rose that creates, develops and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous, supportive, collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilizes the unique abilities of all participants. We premiere our work in Calgary and then tour it nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic. As Stephen Hunt of The Calgary Herald stated, “Ghost River does more with less money than any other theatre group since those Cirque du Soleil guys were busking on the streets of Old Montreal.”
Over our 24 year history, our unique creation process has yielded an impressive roster of critically acclaimed productions: Mesa, Eye for an Eye, ONE, The Highest Step in the World, The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst amongst many others. GRT has created and toured some of the most thoughtful, daring, imaginative, and seemingly impossible work that this country has produced. With a keen desire to create, to engage and to push the boundaries of live performance GRT has established itself firmly as a leader in the Calgary, Alberta, and national cultural ecologies.