This season, we’re telling stories about the people hidden from the spotlight. The people connected to legendary stories and their storytellers. The people waiting in the wings.
by Vern Thiessen
November 6 – 14, 2015
On the eve of William Shakespeare’s funeral, his widow, Anne Hathaway, recalls her life with – and without – the enigmatic poet. As she prepares to read her husband’s will, she reveals the enthralling story of a wife and mother who has made tremendous sacrifices for love.
by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente
April 15 – 23, 2016
The play follows the life and times of Jack Kirby, the great comic book artist who created or co-created Captain America, the Avengers, Thor, Fantastic Four, the X-Men, Iron Man… the list goes on and on. Kirby pours his quintessentially Twentieth Century life into his comics, only to make the fateful mistake that sends him into obscurity while his creations become known to every person on Earth.
The 2016 Ignite! Festival of Emerging Artists
June 23 – 25, 2016
The Ignite! Festival once again presents exciting work from new voices. Emerging artists in all fields will get the opportunity to present their work to Calgary audiences. We’re growing our partnerships in the community as we expand the festival. Take in the bleeding edge of theatre, music, dance and the arts as Ignite! brightens your June!