Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays

Welcome to the Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays – Final Edition!


The four plays in this year’s Festival represent a wide range of absolutely top-notch theatrical creation from across the land. Games by Linda Griffiths dives into the gulf that separates modern parents from their children. You Will Remember Me by François Archambault, translated by Bobby Theodore, tells a universal story about the importance of embracing the present moment, because it’s all we have. Legend Has It, created by Rebecca Northan, hilariously pushes the boundary of what a play can be by inviting an audience member to star as the hero of a totally improvised epic adventure, in the company of some of Canada’s top improvising talent. And on Stage Two, Same Same But Different by Anita Majumdar is a genuine, frolicsome Bollywood musical for two performers: it’ll shake the rafters of the Big Secret Theatre, that’s for sure.

We’re extremely proud of the legacy of our Festival, which has premiered 115 new Canadian plays in its 28 years, right here in Calgary. Those plays have gone on to over 200 subsequent productions across the globe, and uncountable awards and publications. The Enbridge playRites Festival has given breath and life to the Canadian theatrical voice, and now that voice resonates around the world for all to hear. We intend to celebrate the many accomplishments of the Festival this year, so join us for parties, awards, and trips down memory lane.

In future seasons, ATP will remain passionately committed to new Canadian plays. They are at the very heart of who we are, what we do, and why we do it.. Our new format will permit us to tailor our efforts even more specifically to the needs of each play: the best cast, the ideal design, a truly customized creative process. By focusing on fewer projects, we’ll continue to increase the quality of our productions. We’ll bring you the best, most engaging experience in the theatre possible, every night. That’s a promise.

Come check out some of the plays we have in store for the future during this year’s Festival, in our ‘work in progress’ series. Then join us as a subscriber for two thrilling world premieres next year. I know you’ll continue to be intrigued and enthralled by the next wave of Canadian theatrical creation.  For now, let’s celebrate!


See you in the theatre,


Vanessa Porteous

Artistic Director

World Premiere Productions

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You Will Remember Me

By François Archambault, translated by Bobby Theodore

March 5 – April 6, 2014

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Legend Has It

Created by Rebecca Northan with Renee Amber, Bruce Horak, Mark Meer, Jamie Northan, and Sean Bowie

March 6 – April 5, 2014

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By Linda Griffiths

March 7 – April 5, 2014

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Same Same But Different

By Anita Majumdar

March 18 – April 6, 2014

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