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

 

Exploder

Exploder

April 25 - 28, 2017

A devised collaboration between Ghost River Theatre

and Western Canada High School

 

'Listening in the Dark' paper presented at CATR 2016

'Listening in the Dark' paper presented at CATR 2016

Natalia Esling will be presenting her paper, "Listening in the Dark: The Singular Communal Experience of Ghost River Theatre’s Production, Tomorrow’s Child" this Monday afternoon as part of the Canadian Association of Theatre Research Congress at the University of Calgary. 

Natalia Esling is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. Her Practice-Based Research project focuses on audience perception, evaluating the effects of sensory modification on attention and psychophysical experience in contemporary immersive, interactive, and one-to-one performance. She has published work on dance archiving in Canadian Theatre Review, presented at conferences in Canada, the US, and the UK, and is the recipient of three Ontario Government Scholarship awards. She holds a Master’s in European Theatre from the University of Edinburgh and a BA (Hons) in English and French from the University of Victoria. Trained as a dancer, her research interests include theories and practices of embodiment, perception, spectatorship, sensory studies, and contemporary dramaturgy.

Window and Taste nominated for 2016 Calgary Critic Awards

Window and Taste nominated for 2016 Calgary Critic Awards

The Calgary Critic Award Nominations were released yesterday.

We're happy to report that Ghost River Theatre received two nominations: 

 

Taste - Best Creative Concept
WINDOW - Best Technical Design by Matthew Waddell
 

Big congrats to Matthew and the Taste team!

You can read all of the nominations here: http://www.getdown.ca/2016/05/24/2016-calgary-theatre-critics-award-nominations-announced/

Links

More info on Taste

More info on Window

Window

Window

March 15 - 19, 2016 at the West Village Theatre