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Indigenous Artwork Catalogue

We are so thrilled to showcase the work of three wonderful artists: Deloria Many Grey Horses, Shelley Rose May, and Mackenzie Brown!

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Winter Drama Day Camp

The Pumphouse Theatre is happy to introduce the newest member of the theatre education family – Winter Break Drama Day Camps! The Winter Day Camps will happen on January 3rd, January 4th, and January 5th 2018.

Participants ages 7 to 15 are welcome to enroll in any combination of one day, two days, or all three days! Each day will be a different theme and jam-packed full of creative drama activities. Our amazing instructors will teach everything from mask making to puppets, character creation to play writing, and so much more! Whether you are brand new or a seasoned pro, these drama day camps have something for everyone to enjoy.

One day enrollment: $60.00 ($50.00 after discount)
Two day enrollment: $80.00 ($70.00 after discount)
Three day enrollment: $100.00 ($90.00 after discount)

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 December 3rd, 2017 or those registering multiple participants from the same family.

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

 

Winter class information will be available mid-September!


2018 One-Act Play Festival Submissions

CALL FOR REGISTRATIONS

2018 Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival

March 21st-24th 2018

The Pumphouse Theatre has presented the Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival (with the Alberta Drama Festival Association) for over 30 years and we are excited to do so again! Registration will open for 12 spots on a first-come, first-serve basis on September 20th, 2017 at 12pm.  The Festival will be held March 21st – 24th, 2018 in the Victor Mitchell Theatre.

One play is chosen by a professional adjudicator to represent Calgary at the Provincial One Act Festival, which this year will be held in Fort McMurray. Each of those chosen plays receives traveling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival by the Alberta Drama Festival Association.

Registration Requirements:

  • All registrations must be submitted no earlier than noon on September 20th, 2017 with a completed registration form and a $60 non-refundable registration fee.
  • The performing group is responsible for royalty payments. A letter confirming permission from the publisher or playwright must be included.
  • A clean copy of the script must be delivered by the January 30th deadline. Photocopies will only be accepted for an original script. Outlines for collective creations will be accepted, but may not be eligible for Outstanding Original Script. Improvised shows are not eligible.
  • Make cheques payable to the Pumphouse Theatres Society.
  • Participants who are members of CAEA, ACTRA, or IATSE are not eligible to participate in their professional vocation.
  • Plays must be one act in length. Performances between 10 and 60 minutes. No excerpts.
  • Each group is responsible for supplying its own technicians for stage management and light and sound operation. We can provide training to operators.
  • Each show must be set up in 10 minutes and struck in 5 minutes.
  • Casts shall be predominantly adult and from CALGARY.
  • All performances and participants must adhere to the ADFA Rules and Guidelines. More information can be found on the ADFA website: https://adfa.ca/about/rules-regulation/

Awards & prizes presented for: Outstanding Production, Outstanding Director, Outstanding Female/Male Actor, Outstanding Technical Merit, and Outstanding Original Script!

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM

Registration for the Calgary Region One Act Play Festival
at the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave SW).
Starts Wednesday September 20th @ Noon

Registration will close when all slots are filled or by January 30th, 2018.  Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

For more information including One-Act Play Festival rules and regulations, please feel free to email us at boxoffice@pumphousetheatre.ca.


Call for Submissions: Indigenous Artwork

Submissions are now open for

PTS Art Gallery Exhibit: Indigenous Art

September 20th to December 16th, 2017.

The Pumphouse Theatres Society recognizes the historically Indigenous Territory in which we live and work. With gratitude, we invite artists of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ancestry residing within the Alberta boundaries of Treaty 6, 7, & 8 Territories to submit their visual art works for exhibition.

The Pumphouse Theatre is an historic and vibrant facility that supports and presents all art forms; and creates opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work, free from commission.

Submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Artist resides in Alberta (within Treaty 6, 7 & 8 Territory) and must be available for installation.
  • Artist identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, or Inuit)
  • 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 via email or mail:

Timeline
Submission Deadline: September 1st, 2017 4pm
Installation: September 17th to 19th 2017
Gallery Close: December 16th 2017

Applications or queries are sent to:

Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
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 (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds).

CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION FORM


2017 Fall Drama Classes

Playful Drama
Ages 5-7

@ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm; September 28 – December 7, 2017 (No class on October 19)
Fee $100 ($80 after discount)

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
@ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm; September 27 – November 29, 2017
Fee $225 ($200 after discount)

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 *SOLD OUT*
Ages 8 – 12

@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm; September 30 – December 2, 2017
Class Fee: $225 ($200 after discount)

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
@ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm; September 28 – December 7, 2017 (No class on October 19)
Fee $300 ($275 after discount)

Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. This course includes lessons in theatresports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. Be inspired to think outside the box, learn something new, and have fun! No previous experience is required!

Creation in Motion for Teens 
Ages 13-17
@ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Mondays 6:00pm-8:00pm; September 25 – December 4, 2017 (No class on October 16)
Fee $300 ($275 after discount)

Explore storytelling and harness imagination through physicality.  Creation in Motion for Teens 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.

 

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 August 25th or those registering multiple participants from the same family.

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


We are pleased to announce our Referral Rewards Program!
EARN 10%, 15% OR 20% DISCOUNTS ON YOUR REGISTRATIONS FOR A FULL YEAR.
Click here for more information.