How We Do It
The Shows: The 2017-2018 season features six plays that run from September through April. We have a capacity to seat over 53,000 audience members in 140 performances, with each performance seating up to 419 patrons in the Martha Cohen Theatre.
This season ATP brings you six audacious stories that will inspire, challenge, thrill, and bring us together to celebrate the incomparable power and potential of the human spirit.
Call us what you will: rebels, rogues or mavericks. We don’t care for labels. But Albertans’ unique talent for defying expectations is a big part of our identity. It’s a collective character we draw strength and inspiration from in challenging times and a symbol of our unity, even in our diversity. Emboldened by the courage of those who’ve come before us, we use our creativity and daring to propel ourselves forward and change the course of history.
- The Last Wife By Kate Hennig, Directed by Glynis Leyshon
- To the Light By Evelyne De La Chenelière, Translated by John Murrell, Directed by Vanessa Porteous
- Charlotte’s Web By E.B. White, Adapted by Joseph Robinette, Directed by Laurel Green
- Empire of the Son By Tetsuro Shigematsu, A Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre Production
- Constellations By Nick Payne, Directed by Valerie Planche
- GLORY By Tracey Power in association with Western Canada Theatre, Directed by James MacDonald
The Exchange is a series of lively and engaging events per season that help deepen the level of personal connection between the Calgary community and the work you experience on stage. Activities within The Exchange, such as our Backstage Tours or Pizza Night, are easily accessible and provide a comfortable setting to indulge one’s curiosity and gain an insight into the plays ATP produces. Afternoon Tea and Talkback Tuesday encourage audience members to engage in intimate dialogues with the artists.
Youth Engagement: One of the key mandates of ATP is to invest in future generations so that Canada’s young people appreciate and participate in the arts. We strongly believe that by involving our young people in our Youth, Outreach & Education initiatives, we not only share our passion for live theatre but also equip youth with the skills and confidence to succeed as the community and business leaders of tomorrow.
No greater is the impact of our Youth, Outreach & Education programs exemplified than in the case of our current Executive Director, Vicki Stroich. Starting off as an intern at ATP in the 1999-2000 season, Vicki has contributed to the success of the company for over 15 years. It is her internship experience at ATP in her formative years that she attributes as being a great influence on the career she has today.