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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.


Call for Submissions

Quenten Doolittle Memorial Art Gallery: Emerging Artist Exhibit

Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2019
Exhibit: April 4th – June 14th, 2019

The Emerging Artist Gallery this year is in association with Sage Theatre’s IGNITE! 2019 Emerging Artists Festival. IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers. IGNITE! will take place June 12 – 15, 2019 at the Pumphouse Theatres.

Artists will be given a choice to opt into allowing their work to be adjudicated to become the official art piece of IGNITE! 2019. All submissions will be displayed from April 4 to June 15, 2019. If selected to be the official art piece of IGNITE! Festival, artists will receive an artist festival pass and an honorarium for the use of their image in marketing material.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:
• Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
• Artist must be an Emerging Artist, defined as being active 5 years or less in the industry.
• Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space only)

Installation Requirements:
All art should be equipped with picture hanging wire or appropriately placed D or Triangle ring hanger. Frames less than 9/16” depth with no attachment can typically be accommodated.

To apply, please send the following information:
• Gallery Submission Form
• Artist Biography (250 words max)
• Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Gallery Submission Form

Timeline: Submission Deadline: March 8th, 2019, 4 pm

Installation: March 31st – April 3rd, 2019 Gallery Close: June 14th, 2019

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 is based on suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (all ages, representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds).


2019 Spring Classes and Camp


Spring Classes


Playful Drama

Ages 5-7
April 1 – June 15, Mondays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
(No classes on April 22, May 20 & June 10)

Fee $100 ($80 Discounted*)

This course is a great introduction to the drama basics and covers a variety of topics including story-telling, character, sharing, movement, and theatre games. This is a wonderful way to help your child explore their imagination, learn new skills, and have fun! No experience required!


Creation in Motion

Ages 8-12
March 30 – June 23, Sundays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(No classes on April 21, May 19 & June 9)

Fee $225 ($200 Discounted*)

Explore storytelling and harness imagination through physicality.  Creation in Motion will encourage creative expression through movement, choreography, mime, balance, staging, and mask.  Students will learn about teamwork, gain self-confidence, and be physically active, all within a safe and engaging environment. No previous experience is required!


Theatre Arts Exploration

Ages 8 – 12
March 30 – June 15, Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(No classes on April 20 & May 18)

Fee: $225 ($200 Discounted*)

This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the theatre arts. Students will be encouraged to discover a variety of dramatic techniques such as character creation, improvisation, movement, Shakespeare, scene study, and more! Have a blast creating and performing an original final presentation for friends and family. No previous experience required!


Improv for Teens! 

Ages 13-17
April 1 – June 24, Mondays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(No class on April 22, May 20 & June 10)

Fee $300 ($275 Discounted*)

Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. This course includes lessons in theatre sports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. Be inspired to think outside the box, learn something new, and have fun!


Playwriting for Teens

Ages 13-17
March 30 – June 15, Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(no classes on April 20 & May 18)

Fee $300 ($275 Discounted*)

This course is designed to give young performers a deeper understanding into the written world of theatre. Through examining classic and contemporary text, students will be guided to explore the craft of playwriting and dramaturgy and learn what it means to tell an effective story. Students will be able to have the opportunity to write their own monologues and short ten minute plays.


Spring Camp

March 25-29, 2019 @ The Pumphouse Theatre
Monday – Friday 9am – 4:30 pm (37.5 hours)
Fee: $300 ($250 discounted*)
Pre/Post Care included in registration fee!
Early-bird deadline: February 25

Where every day is a little bit different! This camp offers a wide range of activities and drama games, taught by a team of professional instructors. In the afternoons, students work to develop a performance that will be shared with family and friends on the final day of camp, allowing students to put their new skills to practical use. This year’s theme is

Whether a first-time camper, or a returning student who just can’t wait for our summer session, Pumphouse Theatre’s Spring Camp is a fun and creative way to spend spring break!


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.

* Discounts apply to those registering before February 25th or those registering multiple participants from the same family.

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


What Lies Beneath – Call for Submission

Submissions are now open for

The Quenten Doolittle Memorial Gallery Exhibit:

What Lies Beneath

A Journey through Historic & Modern Calgary

Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018 at 4pm

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. 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.

For this exhibit, we are asking for photographic work that showcases the City of Calgary, either historically or contemporary. Submitted work must reflect the parts of the City which would be considered hidden, underrepresented, or forgotten.


Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
  • Art must meet the criteria of the theme presented and meet the form of photography
  • Artwork must be delivered ready to hang on our hanging system (wall-space only)

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


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

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

Timeline:

  • Submission Deadline: November 30th, 2018 at 4pm
  • Installation: January 13th – January 15th, 2019
  • Gallery Close: March 9th, 2019

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 is based on: suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (all ages, representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds)