A Brief History of Concrete Theatre

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Past Productions

Concrete Theatre started in 1987 and was officially registered in 1989 as a Not-For-Profit Society. We began as a collectively run, Popular Theatre company operating on a project-to-project basis. Between 1990 and 1997, Concrete Theatre began partnering with social service agencies, working in schools doing participatory and educational theatre projects with students.

In 1998, we made the decision to begin working exclusively as a professional Theatre for Young Audiences company. Our regular season now consists of three touring productions: a Rep tour consisting of two shows: one for Elementary schools, one for Junior and Senior Highs, and an annual fall stand alone production/residency.

Annually since 2002, we have also produced the Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids, commissioning three playwrights each year to develop new, short, culturally diverse TYA scripts that can grow into full-length productions for Concrete.

We have a very active new play development program, offer educational camps and classes and are seeing a growing national touring schedule. We are also the home of the Edmonton chapter of The 3.7% Initiative, a national program to develop artistic leadership skills for ethnically diverse women and non-binary people.

Concrete Theatre is a not-for-profit society and a registered charity (no. 89738 7478 RR0001), and operates as a member of PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatres) hiring artists under the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA).