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Season 9
Examining Isolation

In a world filled with media distractions and consumer demands are we moving away from the day to day need to connect as humans? Are we losing our sense of humanity and our ability to empathize with the people around us?

The creative team at Urban Stories Theatre are busy working on some exciting projects for Season 9! This season our focus will be Examining Isolation. All of our productions will have a “What does isolation look like to you?” theme. We are looking forward to seeing what you have to offer!

The Play Off Series


The Play Off Series is for new playwrights to help them take their stories to the next level. This is a chance to: a) see your play on stage, b) get feedback from invited judges, and c) get a chance to win a dramaturg workshop with UST.

The Play Off Series is open to all Playwrights living in Calgary and surrounding areas. A committee will be set up to oversee submissions and two plays will be chosen for performance. Plays should be between 30-40 minutes, have a small cast (3 to 4 characters) and a simple set. The deadline to submit is MAY 15, 2020.

Urban Stories Actors Lab

This four week workshop is for actors to explore their craft. This is a place to work, play, learn and share. (Summer dates TBA, $60 for 4 weeks)

Helen Young, Artistic Director of Urban Stories Theatre and Knox Theatre Collective, will act as facilitator each night. Feedback on prepared material will be provided if requested.

The night will include a combination of:

  • Theatre games and warm ups.

  • Uta Hagen and other exercises

  • Work that the actors have prepared (scenes and monologues)

  • Audition practice on cold read material


Actors must commit to 4 sessions (approx 12 hours) at a time. Maximum 12 actors.

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Summer Camp Registration

Are You Interested In Acting?


Urban Stories Theatre is offering:

4 one week summer drama camps at Cedarbrea Community Centre.

The camps will run from 9-4 pm Monday to Friday.

10-13 year olds:

July 6-10/2020

 August 10-14/2020

14-17 year olds:

July 13-17/2020 

 August 17-21/2020

Cost: $225 per student. (Discounts for booking early or multiple workshops)

If you are interested in a workshop or would like more information please contact Helen @ urbanstoriesyyc@gmail.com