Motivate - Initiate - Transform
June 24 to July 13, 2013 - The Big Secret Theatre will explode with excitement when over twenty creative talents from across North America will attend the 16th annual Summer Lab Intensive.
Denise Clarke, the Ensemble and guest artists will work to develop performance creation skills for current and future generations of theatre artists.
Thanks to ALL our volunteers and anyone who attended a 2013 High Performance Rodeo event.
This year's festival offerings included One Yellow Rabbit's newest creation, People You May Know, Alberta Ballet's intimate Up Close, Atomic Vaudeville's Ride the Cyclone, VANESSA's Look mummy, I'm dancing, Necessary Angel's This Is What Happens Next and a whole slew of Icelandic creativity, including Metamorphosis, SonicWaves, AVATAR and Openings... and much, much more!
Best of Calgary... Again
Calgarians have spoken. Again.
And they have voted One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre as Calgary's Best Theatre Company. In Fast Forward Weekly's annual Best of Calgary Awards, One Yellow Rabbit once again beat the competitors to retain our perfect record. Under the leadership of Executive Director Erin O'Connor, and the artistic direction of Blake Brooker and Michael Green, One Yellow Rabbit continues to present original theatrical productions such as Taking Shakespeare, Smash Cut Freeze and Kawasaki Exit. One Yellow Rabbit also produces the High Performance Rodeo with local and international artists such as Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno and Kid Koala showcasing their talents.
For the first time in its three year history, the High Performance Rodeo's Snowblower event made it into the awards as one of Calgary's Best Free Events. Thanks to Calgarians for supporting this event. We are quite proud to be recognized with this award.
One Yellow Rabbit would like to congratulate all winners of the Best of Calgary Awards. This just goes to show what a great city we live in.
Paul Thompson is one of the few, and one of the originals – one of the undeniable pioneers of contemporary Canadian theatre. He is an originator of "creation theatre" in Canada, and co-founder of Toronto's Theatre Passe Muraille. You can learn all about Paul's many landmark achievements at www.canadiantheatre.com
Blake Brooker and I met Paul Thompson 25 years ago, during the very early days of One Yellow Rabbit. It was a time of great challenge for our young company, and more than once Paul's generosity and vision steered us through difficult times. I think Paul has enjoyed "godfathering" One Yellow Rabbit through the years.
One Yellow Rabbit's Executive Director Erin O'Connor and I were indescribably proud to be present when Paul was awarded the Governor General's Arts Award at Ottawa's National Arts Centre on May 14, 2011.
CBC Radio's national arts reporter Margo Kelly profiles the award-winning troupe and its influential summer lab for young and emerging theatre artists.
Listen to the 4 minute audio feature here:
Calgary's greener pastures.
The theatre community through a Rabbit's eyes
Published July 1, 2010 by Drew Anderson in Urban Living
Your Support is Critical!
One Yellow Rabbit is currently undertaking a Penny Drive.
Donate your stash of pennies to help create leading contemporary theatrical productions such as Kawasaki Exit and Taking Shakespeare. Donations are being accepted at the One Yellow Rabbit office in the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.
One Yellow Rabbit is a registered non profit organization (127095826RR0001). To ensure you and all our patrons receive a quality live theatre experience, One Yellow Rabbit raises money through ticket sales, sponsorships and both personal and corporate donations.
One Yellow Rabbit needs your support!
One Yellow Rabbit donations are processed through Canada Helps, a public charitable foundation providing a donation portal to 80,000 Canadian charities.
To make a secure online donation to One Yellow Rabbit click on the button below.
This a direct link to our page on CanadaHelps.org
Like many other "not-for-profit" organizations, One Yellow Rabbit relies on a trusted core group of volunteers to present a successful season of events and to produce the world famous High Performance Rodeo. We are currently seeking fun loving volunteers for the coming 2012 High Performance Rodeo. If you are interested please jump over to our ONLINE Volunteers form. There are perks!