Tasting Scotch

Tasting Scotch

May 2, 2017

An unforgettable blindfolded journey featuring some of world’s most exceptional Scotches

 

So Dark the Sky - Workshop in Progress

So Dark the Sky - Workshop in Progress

Ghost River Theatre is currently working away on a scintillating multidisciplinary performance experience known as So Dark The Sky. This project explores the most ubiquitous and deceptively mundane of subjects: the weather. Weather shapes us, binds us, separates us; influences our mood and character; is a cornerstone of our communal sense of self.

Beginning with a two week residency workshop at the West Village Theatre, So Dark The Sky investigates weather through an ambitious multidisciplinary creation process fusing choreography, elemental theatre, and a suite of projection technologies. We want to plunge our audience into an all encompassing sensorial ecosystem – the surge of a hurricane, the pulse of thunder, the patter of rain, the collapse of the ice sheath; experience the power and nuance of weather.

Featuring the collaborative efforts of Eric Rose, Jason Rothery, Matthew Waddell, Laura Anzola, Josh Martin, and Alison Yanota, So Dark The Sky will divine how we have understood ourselves in the past, how we perceive ourselves in the present, how we imagine our communal future, and ultimately, what it means to be Canadian in our contemporary moment.

Speakeasy Fundraiser

Speakeasy Fundraiser

November 18, 2016, 6PM
Last Best Brewing and Distillery
607-11 Ave SW, Calgary

Ghost River Theatre Hires New General Manager

Ghost River Theatre Hires New General Manager

Please join us in welcoming our new General Manager, Jenna Marie Schwartz! 

Jenna Marie is a theatre administrator, director and creator based in Alberta. Raised in Manitoba, Jenna headed west to pursue a BFA in Multidisciplinary studies at the University of Lethbridge. Co-Founder of indie theatre collectives Beans Theatre and Cardigans & Caviar, Jenna’s directing, producing, creation and performance works have won several awards on the provincial festival circuit. Her passion for the sustainability and longevity of the arts led to the positions of Front of House Manager, and then Program Development Intern at New West Theatre. There, Jenna introduced the Volunteer Appreciation Award, brought the TYA tour to new communities, and increased social media engagement.  

“I am delighted to welcome Jenna Marie Schwartz to the Ghost River Theatre team as our new General Manager. As a young administrator Jenna brings a keen passion and precision for administrative process and a drive for excellence and innovation in her management style that will undoubtedly have a major impact on GRT, and the greater Calgary artistic community.” - Eric Rose, Artistic Director

Ghost River Theatre Hires New Artistic Associate

Ghost River Theatre Hires New Artistic Associate

 Ghost River Theatre is pleased to announce that after a national search that saw close to 50 applicants, Louise Casemore has been chosen to join Ghost River Theatre as Artistic Associate for the 2016-2017 theatre season.

Louise will be participating in all aspects of Ghost River Theatre’s activities. She will be directly involved as an artistic collaborator and producer for GRT’s 2016/17 season of activities including: the third instalment of the Six Senses Performance Series: TOUCH which will be Presented at Beakerhead Sept 14-18th with Aveda Institute Salon, Devising Intensive Nov 10th-13th at West Village Theatre, Exploder - a teen devising project with Western Canada High April 18th-21st and the world premiere of Little Red with Major Matt Mason Collective, May 30th – June 10th, West Village Theatre.

“I am thrilled to welcome such an accomplished and exciting emerging artist to Ghost River Theatre,” says Artistic Director Eric Rose.  “Louise’s playful, rigorous, often immersive work as a performance creator, playwright, and producer makes her an exceptional addition to our team and the Calgary artistic community.”

Casemore is a performer, producer, and director originally from Edmonton, Alberta. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Defiance Theatre, a company dedicated to the development and production of new Canadian theatre with a specialty focus on unconventional stories and storytelling methods. Her one woman show OCD was recently awarded the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Fringe New Work (in addition to Louise’s nomination for Outstanding Fringe Performance by an Actress) and was selected by Theatre Alberta to tour the province as part of their “Picks of the Edmonton Fringe” program. She is an active member of her community via fundraising, events coordination, and being a general super fan of the arts.

"After a banner year for myself and Defiance Theatre I am beyond excited to be joining Ghost River Theatre's team of incredible innovators and artists,” says Casemore. “I look forward to exploring all that #YYC has to offer and bringing my own brand of rebellious #YEG storytelling to a new audience”

Louise will be officially starting at Ghost River Theatre on July 27th, after touring her award winning show OCD to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.

Touch

Touch

September 14-18, 2016

Beakerhead Festival, Calgary