Archive category: ‘Article’

Comedian’s own mental health crisis at heart of solo show, Certified

July 27, 2018 - 10:25 am / Article, News

Excerpt: I have long considered Loose Moose alumnus Jan Derbyshire an insanely funny comic. What I didn’t know was that Derbyshire was once certified insane. “It started back in 1998 … More

“inVISIBLE” – Alberta Views

October 13, 2017 - 5:09 pm / Article

Calgary’s Handsome Alice Theatre is taking its efforts to give a voice to women one step further with inVISIBLE a collaborative project involving members of the community whose perspectives are often ignored.

Calgary Herald “inVISIBLE” preview article

October 13, 2017 - 4:25 pm / Article, News

Artistic director Kate Newby calls inVISIBLE “an intimate slumber party, a joyful gathering of collective energy, a raw, vulnerable, complex and liberating happening.” This 90-minute happening will take place from Oct. 12 through 21 at the University of Calgary’s Matthews Theatre in Craigie Hall and will feature 13 performers, including Makambe K. Simamba, who has been with the project since its inception in the fall of 2016.

Herizons Magazine Article on Handsome Alice Theatre

March 1, 2017 - 7:19 pm / Article

Launched in April 2016, Calgary’s Handsome Alice Theatre devotes itself to “unleashing the female voice through the development, creation and production of theatre works that are inclusive, curious and rebellious.”

The Good Bride a dramatic tour de force – Calgary Herald

September 23, 2016 - 3:10 am / Article

Last year, Vancouver playwright Rosemary Rowe’s subversive little comedy The Good Bride took Edmonton by storm. It’s the story of Maranatha, a 15-year-old girl who puts on her wedding gown … More

The Good Bride pairs conservative fundamentalism with fast food – Daily Hive

September 19, 2016 - 3:06 am / Article

Getting hitched is a difficult decision, especially since marriage assumes you’ve already accomplished the even tougher task of finding love. Now, imagine being forced into the act by someone religiously … More

Calgary Theatres providing edgy options – The Calgary Herald

August 26, 2016 - 2:59 am / Article

Calgary has a particularly vibrant alternative theatre scene, and with news from Handsome Alice, Theatre Basement and Sage Theatre about their upcoming seasons, this could be a most memorable year … More

Calgary Herald announces the Calgary Theatre Critics Awards nominees

May 24, 2016 - 5:40 pm / Article

It was a long and arduous process when the Calgary theatre critics met on May 21 at Loft 112 in the East Village to choose the nominees for the 2016 … More

Five facts about Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)

May 9, 2016 - 6:01 pm / Article

The Shakespeare Company, Handsome Alice Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions combine for Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) which opens on Thursday. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) Thursday, May 12 … More

Goodnight Desdemona gives Shakespeare a feminist twist

May 5, 2016 - 8:21 pm / Article

In 1989, feminist writer Ann-Marie MacDonald received the Governor General’s Award for drama for her comedy Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet). MacDonald’s premise was that Shakespeare’s tragedies Othello and Romeo … More

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