Led by Artistic Director Eric Rose and Executive Director Kate Stadel, (Both listed as Avenue Magazines Top 40 under 40) Ghost River Theatre is an award-winning devised theatre company that creates, develops, and mounts original productions through a significant investment in imaginative research and development. We make our work in a rigorous, supportive, collaborative-creation environment that recognizes and utilizes the unique abilities of all participants, premiering productions in Calgary and then touring them nationally and internationally. Our work embraces a hybrid of high-tech visual spectacle with low-fi theatrical magic.
Ghost River Theatre values the daring, the illuminative, and the surprising. Our work often examines exceptional individuals in extraordinary circumstances; subjects whose volatile relationship with ambition mirrors our own obsession with wrestling with the impossible; constantly reframing and rediscovering what theatre is and is capable of. We are committed to expanding the language of theatre; to creating contemporary mythologies based on stories that reflect our experience of the world.
Our programs annually, although varied, always consist of these four pillars to our creative work.
Our development process is lengthy and precious to our company. You can help by ensuring funds for all phases of the process are covered.
At Ghost River Theatre, no matter what phase of development, we ensure we pay our artists above scale, as we believe humans come first. No art should be created on the backs of those who can’t afford to live and thrive in Calgary.