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In the 1940s, Dr. Betty Mitchell, a drama teacher at Calgary's Western Canada High School, inspired such loyalty and devotion in her students that they continued to study with her after graduating. Together they named themselves "Workshop 14" and became one of the country's finest amateur theatre companies. Two decades later, a second amateur group called the "Musicians' and Actors' Club" (MAC), composed of local business people, were staging short plays and excerpts from musicals in the old Isis movie house. MAC and Workshop 14 merged to become MAC 14 under the direction of Kenneth Dyba and mounted productions in a converted tractor house, later to be named The QR Centre. MAC 14 became Theatre Calgary, a fully professional theatre company, on July 1st, 1968.

Christopher Newton, formerly the Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival, was appointed the first Artistic Director for Theatre Calgary. A keen interest was expressed at this time to produce plays by Canadian playwrights; James Reaney's The Three Desks was produced during the first season, as were two others of Newton's works: You Two Stay Here, The Rest Come With Me and Trip. In 1971, Clark Rogers succeeded as Artistic Director, the very year a disastrous fire destroyed most of the company's archives. Harold G. Baldbridge assumed the direction of the company in 1972, and for the next seven years presented a blend of national, international, contemporary, and classic works.

In 1977 Rick McNair joined Theatre Calgary as the director of Caravan, a touring theatre troupe that brought drama to the schools throughout Alberta. Caravan was renamed Stage Coach Players in 1979 and still exists in Calgary today as Quest Theatre, under the direction of Duval Lang. Mr. McNair was appointed artistic Director for Theatre Calgary in 1979 and presented premiers by John Murrell, W.O.Mitchell, and Sharon Pollock. In 1984, Sharon Pollock became the fifth Artistic Director of the company and again a commitment to producing...

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Date : From June 29 to August 19
The Two Gentlemen of Verona @ Theatre Calgary| Celebrate Alberta’s emerging a...

Shakespeare by the Bow

Date : Every tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun
Shakespeare by the Bow @ Theatre Calgary| Celebrate Alberta's emerging artists ...

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220 - 9th Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 5C4

403-294-7440 | 403-294-7493 | Email

1 Location(s)

220 - 9th Ave. S.E., Calgary, T2G 5C4

403-294-7440 | 403-294-7493 | Email


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Event Date From June 29 to August 19 Event Time n/a Type Comedy

The Two Gentlemen of Verona @ Theatre Calgary| Celebrate Alberta’s emerging artists this sum...

Listed by Theatre Calgary
Shakespeare by the Bow

Shakespeare by the Bow

Event Date Every tue, wed, thu, fri, sat, sun Event Time 7 pm Type Performing Arts

Shakespeare by the Bow @ Theatre Calgary| Celebrate Alberta's emerging artists this summer wit...

Listed by Theatre Calgary

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