Eric Rose, Co-Artistic Director

Eric recently trained with James Yarker, Artistic Director of Stan's Cafe as part of the Magentic North Theatre Festival's Directing Masterclass as well as at The North American Cultural Laboratory in New York, One Yellow Rabbits Summer Lab Intensive, and at the International Director's Masterclass in Ottawa (2007) where we worked with Catherine Alexander, the Artistic Associate of the internationally renowned Theatre Complicte. As an educator, Eric has created and taught courses and workshops for numerous organizations across Canada: Charlottetown Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Mount Royal University, University of Calgary, University of Toronto, Sheridan and Red Deer College, Theatre Ontario, Artstrek and many others.

Recent Ghost River Theatre credits include: directing and dramaturging Jason Carnew’s ONE (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production, Betty Nomination for Outstanding Direction and the Canadian Stage Award for Direction at the SummerWorks Festival 2011), directing/co-writing The Highest Step in the World (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production, short listed for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Prize in Playwriting and the 2012 recipient of the CITT Award for Technical Merit).

Additional credits include: directing/co-writing Once Upon an Atom Bomb for the Green Fools Physical Theatre; adapting and directing The Adding Machine for Central Memorial Performing Arts Program; directing/co-writing Peril in Paris (Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play), a new musical for Lunchbox Theatre; directing/dramaturging The Forbidden Sacrifice for the Kathy Knowles Theatre Company in Ghana.

Up-coming, Eric will be directing the World Première of David van Belle’s Everything is Terribly Nice Here for GRT, at The Joyce Doolittle Theatre in Calgary, December 2012.  He will also direct the Canadian Première of The Kite Runner for Theatre Calgary and The Citadel Theatre’s 2012/13 season.

News Bites

  • Ghost River Theatre just added a new member to its ranks--Atticus Harold Rose, born August 28 at 9:40pm.  A healthy lad at 9 pounds.  Congratulations to Ghost River Co-AD Eric Rose and his growing family!
  • The West Village Theatre is going strong!  Our new home, shared with Calgary Young People's Theatre and the Green Fools, is the perfect laboratory space for Ghost River's new creations.  We are currently establishing rental policies and figuring out how three companies can best share this valuable new space.
  • We're very pleased to welcome Mandy Clarke Dale as our new Managing Director!  Mandy will be taking over from Ann Connors.  Ann will maintain her relationship with the company, serving as our Producer.  Mandy is no stranger to the company--she's served as our Company Manager for the past year.  Welcome Mandy!  Thanks Ann!
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May 4-23, 2015 in Calgary, AB

Application deadline:  April 1, 2015.  More information here.


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