Canada in Theatre, or vice versa?

Convener(s): Sandra Bo-Sim Yee

Participants: Andy, girl with no name, a.n.other

Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations:


Different flavours of theatre in ‘French’ influenced provinces and the other provinces. More remote cities can mean more receptive audiences…

Vancouver, B.C.:

PUSH festival for more ‘alternative’ theatre work. Had D&D session a couple of years ago. Organiser Norman Almer.

Edmonton & Calgary, Alberta:


Montreal, Quebec: “it helps if shows are bi-lingual” 

Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF) is organization for canadian-wide fringe festivals. Very favourable percentages for performers. Subscribe. Volunteer. 

“Lively, fringe scene”

Andy said: “look up Calgary fringe scene. Great puppeteer Ronnie Burkett”

Improv really big there.

Global issues:

Use technology: internet, live links with other continents