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Passage of Time

Submissions are now open for
The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit: Passage of Time
Call for Visual Arts Submissions
September 12th to December 14th, 2019

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance. It supports and presents all art forms and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration, while serving all Calgarians. To enable this, The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

It is the nature of time not to stand still. It is continuous, inevitable, and it uniquely impacts everything in our society. We are looking for visual art pieces that reflect the passage of time. From examining the past, present and future; to exploring various life cycles; to interpreting the mechanisms that measure time, we invite artists to submit their creative endeavours which capture these moments. Submissions of any style, from realistic to abstract, and in any visual art medium will be considered, provided it meets all gallery requirements below.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artists must reside in Alberta and must be available for installation dates provided.
  • Art must fit the theme of the exhibit
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements: All art MUST be equipped with picture hanging wire and D rings. Hanging cleats will not be accepted.

Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: August 16th, 2019 4pm
  • Installation: September 8-11th, 2019
  • Gallery Close: December 14th, 2019

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:

  • Completed Gallery Submission Form
  • Artist Biography (250 words max)
  • Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Applications or queries are sent to:
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca 403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 3 people and are a mix of artists and administrators.  Selection criteria are based on: suitability to the theme, technique, emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability to the Pumphouse Theatre gallery space and its patrons (ages 5 and up representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds). Unfortunately, we are unable to accept works that feature nudity.


Casino Fundraiser

Volunteers Needed

The Pumphouse Theatre is looking for volunteers to assist with our casino happening March 6 and 7, 2019, at Cash Casino (4040 Blackfoot Trail SE).

All volunteers will receive on the spot training, as well as food and beverages. If you don’t have a car or ride to the casino—no problem—just grab a cab to the casino and we’ll pay for your cab to the casino and back home again.

Proceeds earned from our casino are critical for our operations and the casino is one of our key fundraising events. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at the Pumphouse at 403.263.0079 ext.101

For more information or to sign up, please visit signupgenius.com.


Calgary Clown Festival

Calgary needs more excuses to have a good laugh, and The Pumphouse Theatre, in partnership with the Calgary Clown Society has decided to do something about it! From September 9th – 18th, 2019, we will be hosting the Calgary Clown Festival.

This event is a rare opportunity to introduce Calgary to the not-so-serious art of clowning and challenge the perception of what clowning is, while showcasing the rich and talented community of artists. There will be workshops for the curious and enthusiastic, along with intensive training sessions so that the the serious (but not so serious) professional entertainers can advance their careers and elevate the level of performance in Calgary.

Following the workshops will be four days chalk full of shows and entertainment! We are incredibly excited to announce that the famous clowning duo, Mump & Smoot will be headlining the festival and seven other acts will be featured along with a family day on Saturday for the kids and late night cabarets for the adults!

Join us in celebrating physical theatre and all the magical possibilities that can come from a clown on stage.

Workshops:

5-Day Intensive Workshop  with Jon Davison
Monday, September 9th – Friday, September 13th
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
$650 Regular / $500 Early Bird

The Art of Physical Comedy Workshop for Teens with Cheryl Hutton
Tuesday, September 10th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm  |  Ages 13 – 17
$35 Regular / $25 Early Bird

The Art of Physical Comedy Workshop for Adults with Cheryl Hutton
Wednesday September 11th , 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$50 Regular / $40 Early Bird

Serious Play with Jacqueline Russell
Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 15th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$225 Regular / $300 Early Bird



Performance Schedule

  Wednesday
09/18/19
Thursday
09/19/19
Friday
09/20/19
Saturday
09/21/19
2:00 PM

3:00 PM
  Family Fun Day:
James Jordan, Vaudevillian
3:30 PM

4:30 PM
  Family Fun Day:
Teddy
by Green Fools
7:30 PM

8:30 PM
Clown Snack Pack:

Desperate Shakespeare
by Iam Coulter

Mandated Birthday

by Pinwheel Productions

Bubbling Over
by Canplay Arts Collective
Teddy
by Green Fools
Clown Snack Pack:

Desperate Shakespeare
by Iam Coulter

Mandated Birthday

by Pinwheel Productions

Bubbling Over
by Canplay Arts Collective
Bridge of Jests
bySizzle and Spark
9:00 PM

10:00 PM
Jan & Peg’s Ritual Sacrifice
by Valour and Tea
Jan & Peg’s Ritual Sacrifice
by Valour and Tea
Headliner:   Something
by Mump and Smoot
Headliner:   Something
by Mump and Smoot
10:30 PM

12:00 AM
  Late Night Cabaret Late Night Cabaret

2019 One-Act Play Festival


Detailed program information can be found below.

Single Tickets:
$15 Adult $12 Senior/Students
March 21
March 22
March 23

Festival Passes: 
$40 Adult
$30 Senior & Students

March 21
Remaining Anonymous
From an Unknown Source
Zoo

March 22
Waiting on Thunder
Mercutio & Tybalt
A Millennial’s Guide to Dating in the 21st Century

March 23
Slaughterhouse Jive
Calling
Awards Ceremony


The Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association are at it again for the 36th annual Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival.

Over three evenings, from March 21-23, we are thrilled to be presenting nine one-act plays from a diverse array of local artists. From drama to comedy, new work to classics, the One Act Play Festival offers something for everyone. Each evening will be accompanied with a public adjudication by this year’s festival adjudicator, and a post-show reception. The Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival is an exciting way to see some of Calgary’s most passionate up and coming theatre artists. Come take in a night of great entertainment while supporting local performing arts!

When:
March 21-23, 2019
7:30 pm nightly

Where:
Victor Mitchell Theatre @ The Pumphouse Theatres
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW

Tickets:
$15 Adult & $12 Senior/Students

Festival Passes:
$40 Adult & $30 Senior/Students

For more information:
Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca
403.263.0079 ext 100


Line-Up

March 21st

Show #1
Remaining Anonymous
Written by Jelena Minshall
Presented by Creatures of Fire Theatre

Show #2
From An Unknown Source
Written by Alan Lebeouf
Presented by Workshop Theatre

Show #3
Zoo
Written by Madeleine Taylor Gregg
Presented by Reckless Daughter Creative


March 22nd

Show #1
Waiting on Thunder
Written by Mike Czuba
Presented by DIY Theatre

Show #2
Mercutio & Tybalt
Written by Val Duncan & Celene Harder
Presented by Valour & Tea

Show #3
A Millennial’s Guide to Dating in the 21st Century
Written by AJ Baragar
Presented by Red String Theatre


March 23

Show #1
Slaughterhouse Jive
Written by Nickolina Foussekis
Presented by Emanating Theatre

Show #2
Calling
Written by Laura Couch
Presented by Seven Starving Artists

Awards Ceremony


2019 Summer Camp

Summer 2019 Drama Day Camp

Session 1: July 8-19 ($500 Regular, $450 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 2: July 22-26 ($300 Regular, $250 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 3: July 29 – August 9 *No class August 5 ($475 Regular, $425 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 4: August 12-16 ($300 Regular, $250 Early Bird/Multi Child)
Session 5: August 19-30 ($500 Regular ,$450 Early Bird/Multi Child)

Times

Monday to Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Pre-Care: 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Post-Care: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Pre & Post Care are included in the cost of registration.

The Pumphouse Theatre Drama Day Camp is a great introduction to drama basics. Participants learn through dramatic arts to gain confidence, make friends and have fun! The theme this year is “Myths and Legends”

Each day of the camp is divided into classes, covering a variety of acting techniques, speech, physical theatre play creation, and much more!. Emphasis is placed on group work that help to develop social and life skills. Under the guidance of our professional instructors, participants will work together within their age group to create a play. At the end of each session, participants will showcase their new talents to family and friends by performing this brand-new creation.

A $50 Discount applies to multiple registrations per family or to registrations received before June 8th.

Participants are 7 to 15 years old.  Final performances are on the second Thursday of the two-week sessions, and on the Friday of the one-week sessions. Participants receive an official camp t-shirt, and a DVD of their final performance.

Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of camp. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

We do have a bursary option for those who need financial assistance.

These bursaries are in limited supply and an application must be requested from the Programming Director. We also have a Referral Rewards Program that can provide additional discounts. Find out more information about both of these at www.pumphousetheatre.ca.

If you have any questions, please email Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca

Potential Discounts:

Early Bird Discount: This discount is available up until one month prior to start dates. For 2019 Summer camp, the Early Bird Discount ends June 8th.

Bursary Program: In 2003 & 2004 respectively, The Glen C. Martin and Robert A. Campbell Memorial Bursaries were established by the Pumphouse to honour these two supporters and to allow children of families with economic challenges to participate in the magical world of theatre. Please contact Kelly Malcolm, Director of Programming, at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca to apply for a bursary.