Director Ian Leung and playwright Diane Conrad in discussion during rehearsals.

The Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation

The Canadian Centre for Theatre Creation (CCTC) is a University of Alberta-based research centre dedicated to the creation and production of new work for the Canadian stage, to the study of theatre creation, and to the development of research resources for Canadian theatre creators and academics.

The Centre's mandate is national in scope and features three principal objectives:

  • To embrace the spectrum of approaches to developing work for the stage, from playwright-centred to collaborative, devised and inter-disciplinary modes of creation.
  • To support the development of work that contributes to a more accurate reflection of Canada's cultural diversity.
  • To promote and disseminate research and scholarship that enhances the understanding and informs the process of theatre creation, and that increases public awareness of new Canadian work for the stage.

The CCTC office is housed on the main campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  It is an official UofA Research Centre that works in close partnership with the University's Department of Drama.  The Centre relies largely on external funding to support its programming activities.

Creation and Production

The Centre currently solicits partnerships with theatre creators on projects at the point of their inception.  Works are commissioned and nurtured in close, creative partnership with a view toward mounting them in conjunction with other companies or producers.  At this point in time, the centre does not accept unsolicited scripts.
 

Research and Scholarship

The Centre's academic situation and its close relationship with the University of Alberta Drama Department position it to make valuable contributions to critical discourse on the rapidly expanding field of theatrical creation and production, and to initiate research projects that facilitate theatre creation, explore new approaches to playmaking, and develop resources for theatre creators and researchers alike.

CCTC Social Media

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