Handsome Alice welcomes you to experience theatre devoted to unleashing the human voice. At the heart of everything we create lies a commitment to artistic excellence driven by passion and spurred by daring.

Staff & Board



Meg Farhall

Artistic Director

Meg Farhall is a Calgary based actor, theatre maker, and arts educator. In addition to being an associate with Handsome Alice, Meg is a founder and ensemble member of The Late, Late Breakfast Show; a company committed to developing provocative and inclusive sketch comedy.

As an arts educator, Meg has worked for many local programs including Pumphouse Theatre, Alberta Jr. High Drama Festival, Shakespeare Company Outreach and more. Meg is currently film and TV associate at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio and was formerly the Artistic Director of Alberta High School of Fine Arts (2008-2009).

Meg holds a Theatre Arts Diploma in Performance from Mount Royal College (2000), a BFA Acting degree (2002) and a B.Ed. Drama Education degree (2005) from The University of Lethbridge.

Kate Newby

General Manager

Kate Newby is a Calgary based award-winning theatre maker whose work in new play development and the staging of contemporary plays has appeared on numerous stages across western Canada.

As a festival producer, she has curated events and festivals for Beakerhead, the Canada Winter Games, the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), Calgary 2012, and the Calgary International Children’s Festival.

Kate has received five theatre awards and eighteen nominations for directing, acting and production. She holds an MFA Directing degree from The University of Calgary.

Ley Doré

Artistic Associate

Ley Doré is a multidisciplinary artists focusing on environmental design, musicality, and event curation. They work in whatever medium is appropriate at the time, always returning to their body as primary instrument. Upcoming work : Collective Experience Designer at The Palace Residency ( The Palace, Poland)  Recent Work : Holyfruit @ Ignite, Here Safe Now @ Ignite, The Worst Thing I Could be is Happy ( Rhubarb Festival/ Buddies in Bad Times). Recent theatre work includes: Nest (In Arms Theatre Collective), Peter Fechter: 59 Minutes (cardiac theatre), and Hamlet (Theatre Calgary).


Board of Directors
  • Laura Parken – Chair
  • Audra Stevenson – Vice Chair
  • Sarbani Podder – Treasurer
  • Nolan E. Hill – Secretary
  • Meg Farhall
  • Carrie McManus
  • Alyssa Briggs


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