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Theatre Encounter is pleased to announce Stranger Fest 2024: A week-long arts event for styles outside of Realism.


The inaugural Stranger Fest will take place March 18-23, 2024 at cSpace Marda Loop (Calgary, AB). As part of this event, Theatre Encounter will present their Expressionist theatrical work PRAIRIE MADNESS. We invite submissions from artists and collectives to accompany us by presenting work in one of our additional 2 venues: the Abattoir Studio, and the main floor cSpace hallway Gallery. Information on the venues can be seen HERE


Stranger is a showcase of non-Realistic, non-Naturalistic performance and art. Presented works may explore Expressionism, Surrealism, Impressionism, Absurdism, Symbolism, abstract, experimental, non-narrative, and other approaches outside of mainstream presentation. Submissions from all artistic disciplines are welcome.


Submitted works may be complete, or in development. If you are proposing a new work or a work in development, it must be ready for presentation by March 2024. In your application, please give us a sense of your artistic practice, your approach and how you envision the work will be presented. 


Presented artists will receive venue support, rehearsal space, marketing, box office support, honoraria and/or 100% of ticket sales to their event(s).


Submissions for STRANGER 2024 are now closed. 


Theatre Encounter gratefully acknowledges the support of our Stranger Fest funders and sponsors: the City of Calgary Arts & Culture Division, Calgary Arts Development, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 



Auditions for our 2023-24 season are now closed. Watch this space for future audition opportunities. 


Theatre Encounter offers one-year internships for emerging artists interested in expanding their physical theatre practice. Please watch this space for more details on future internship opportunities.