100x100 Donation Week Nov 27 - Dec 3

100x100 Donation Week Nov 27 - Dec 3

Are YOU one in a hundred?

Ghost River Theatre needs your support as we blast off into exciting new worlds of performance creation! In association with #givingtuesday we have launched our first ever GRT GIVING WEEK! From now until 11:59pm on December 3rd we are asking 100 of our fans, friends, and supporters to contribute $100 towards our exciting new projects – help us buy a pair of wrestling boots for GIANT, a few yards of fabric for UNDRESSED, or maybe even a few garage sale Ouija boards for INTUITION. A little can go a long way towards our 17/18 fundraising goals!

Donate TODAY (don’t forget to leave your name so we can thank you!) and ATB will match donations by 15% and be part of Ghost River Theatre’s bold new horizon!

Auditions for GIANT

Auditions for GIANT

Ghost River Theatre is seeking actors for a new, devised creation entitled GIANT by David van Belle and Eric Rose. GIANT is a non-traditional biography of wrestler, Andre the Giant, made with an all-female/woman/femme cast through the support of Canada Council’s New Chapter Grant.  

Interested Performers Should:

 - Familiarize themselves with previous Ghost River Theatre productions

 - Be able to engage in physically demanding work

 - Be open to a collaborative creation process that will span multiple phases

-  Identify and present as a woman/on the feminine spectrum

Deadline to Submit: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 (Edmonton)

Audition Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 (Edmonton). If you are unable to attend these dates/cities, alternative arrangements may be available. Please indicate this in your submission.

Workshop Dates: June 18 - July 8, 2018 at the West Village Theatre (Calgary)

Rehearsal and Performance Window: February 4 - March 24, 2019 (Calgary)


To submit, please email a headshot, resume, and cover letter (especially highlighting any wrestling, fight, physical theatre, and puppet training/experience). Email your submission to play@ghostrivertheatre.com with subject line: GIANT Auditions.


About the Audition: Due to the nature of our devised theatre creation methodology, auditions will include a combination of text from the play and performer-created material.

Please have prepared a moment in Andre’s life, either real or imagined, that has some connection to who he became.  The piece should be built with the theatrical language of animated object (use at least one everyday object - not a created puppet - as a character).  Your object(s) should undergo at least one transformation.  The piece must also demonstrate your physical/movement ability and use the theatrical language of scale - consider the size of things in relation to each other and how those relationships convey meaning. 

Length:  2-3 minutes

Other text might be provided from the play for the actor to read.  This will be given out at the time of the audition.  

A reading draft of the play will be made available for those who are chosen to audition.


Performers from diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities are encouraged to apply.  Please note, only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Ghost River Theatre Welcomes Artistic Intern

Ghost River Theatre Welcomes Artistic Intern


Ghost River Theatre is pleased to be welcoming the multi-talented Savanna Harvey to the GRT team as an Artistic Intern for the 2017/18 Season.

Bringing with her a background in writing, devising, and overall creative mischief, we are excited to be adding her talent to our busy roster of collaborators. 

Artistic Director Eric Rose notes that “Savanna will be joining us at a very exciting time for Ghost River Theatre. After first encountering her unique intellectual approach during last year’s Devised Theatre Intensive, we are delighted to see how her skills and personality will add to GRT’s activities and are happy to be welcoming her aboard.” Harvey herself notes that she is “thrilled to be joining the Ghost River team! I have been admiring GRT’s work for several years... and am eager to learn and contribute in the coming months. I can’t wait to make some more weird art in the dark!”


About Savanna:

Savanna Harvey is an independent creator-performer from Edmonton. Trained in literature and drama at the University of Alberta, she has since worked in theatre, film, new media, performance art, and the visual arts. Her work has led her into various mediums, but always with a curiosity and focus on performativity.

She just finished a cross-Canada tour of her latest show, Shadowlands, which was performed in the dark. In The Annotated Autobiography of Leone McGregor the script was projected in real-time and was as present and active as the actors onstage. For ARTifacts of Protest, Savanna marched in one of the largest political protests in history and then archived and recreated that protest with a gallery of mannequins. Play was a performance installation piece that, among other things, involved dancing blindfolded in the streets with strangers.

Up-coming works include: performing in Antigone at the University of Alberta (December 2017), light and sound design of Shatter with Walterdale Playhouse (December 2017), and a brand-new production of Shadowlands in the New Works Festival at the University of Alberta (February 2018).

You can find out more by visiting www.savannaharvey.ca


Savanna's Internship was made possible by Ghost River Theatre's partnership with the RBC Emerging Artists Project, which generously funded the position.  More info about the Project can be found here.


RBC Emerging Artists Project



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