Intro

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

Staff & Board

Staff

Kate Newby

Artistic Producer

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

With over 150 acting credits, some highlights include: You Will Remember Me, August, an Afternoon in the Country, Angels in America (I and II), Love and Human Remains (Alberta Theatre Projects); Private Lives, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, A Streetcar Named Desire, Counsellor at Law (Theatre Calgary); and Cyrano de Bergerac (The Citadel Theatre).

Selected Directing Credits include: Hamlet, Theatre Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow; Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), (Handsome Alice, The Shakespeare Company, and Hit and Myth Productions); She Stoops to Conquer (The Stratford Festival, Assistant Director); Twelfth Night (The Shakespeare Company); Waiting for the Parade (Fall 2016), The Apology, True Love Lies, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, How Do I Love Thee? (Alberta Theatre Projects); The Mousetrap, In the Heat of the Night, Twelve Angry Men (Vertigo Theatre); Lion in the Streets (premiere and remount), Bent (Sage Theatre); Crave (Blacklist Theatre).

As a festival curator, Kate was the Artistic Director of the Calgary International Children’s Festival (2004-2011). She has also curated events and festivals for Beakerhead 2015, the Canada Winter Games, CAPACOA, and Calgary 2012.

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

Bradley Doré

Artistic Associate

Bradley Doré is a multidisciplinary performance artist specializing in actions and storytelling through movement, sound, and image. They volunteer for LGBTQIA2++ events and co-produce Holyfruit, a cabaret where marginalized artists can share their work. Recent theatre work includes: NEST (In Arms Theatre Collective), PETER FECTHER: 59 MINUTES (cardiac theatre), and HAMLET (Theatre Calgary).

 

 

 

 

 

Meg Farhall

Fund Development Associate

Meg Farhall is a Calgary based actor, theatre maker and arts educator. She is excited to be Artistic Associate – Fund Development for Handsome Alice and is also currently working on the inVISIBLE project as a collaborator. She is a founder and ensemble cast member of The Late, Late Breakfast Show; a company committed to developing provocative and inclusive sketch comedy.

Select theatre credits include: A Streetcar Named Desire (Spirit Fire Theatre) The Club (Theatre Yes/High Performance Rodeo) Polar Express (Aspen Crossing) Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Shakespeare Company) As You Like It, Macbeth (Shakespeare In the Park).

Select film and TV credits include: Wynona Earp (YDP Productions), Faultline (QuirkGirl), Young Drunk Punk (YDP Productions), Word of Mouth (Green Productions).

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.

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

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