Handsome Alice in the news


20 diverse female voices share what it’s like to feel visible and invisible in society

October 13, 2017 - 6:58 pm / News

Each woman brought their own stories to the mix for inVISIBLE, a collection of stories billed as less of a theatre production and more of a happening or experience.

“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

Handsome Alice Theatre Presents The Tall Building – The Half Step – Stephen Hunt

September 15, 2016 - 2:27 am / Review

Sulla (Genevieve Pare) is anxious. She’s a woman in her thirties, who lives in a tall building, in a city on fire, where coyotes roam the streets. There’s an assassin … More

Handsome Alice Theatre Looks Out From The Tall Building – Joyful Magpies

September 15, 2016 - 2:19 am / Review

A city is threatened by fire and wild coyotes in Jill Connell’s play The Tall Building. For three strangers living high above in an apartment building, however, it’s not the … More

Absurdist drama The Tall Building explores the human condition – The Calgary Herald

September 14, 2016 - 2:08 am / Review

True to its moniker, Handsome Alice Theatre’s production of Jill Connell’s absurdist drama The Tall Building is handsome.From design and direction to performance, a great deal of talent has been … 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

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