Theatre company founded in Calgary Alberta in 1998 by University of Alberta Fine Arts graduate, Rob Moffat with a mandate to produce evocative, innovative professional theatre in an intimate environment. It features works not typically produced by the other Calgary theatres, including Canadian and international plays. In 2004, Kelly Reay took over the position of artistic director, and invited a group of artistic associations to collaborate on productions. The current artistic director is Jason Mehmel.
Sage Theatre performs in West Village Theatre, a small black box theatre space under the Crowchild Trail bridge.
Canadian productions include Lion in the Streets by Judith Thompson (1998), which afforded actor Kate Newby her first opportunity to direct, and which won four Betty Mitchell Awards (reprised in 2008 for the 10th anniversary); Reading Hebron by Jason Sherman (1999); Tough by George F. Walker (2000); Polygraph by Robert Lepage (2001); Kicked by Michael Healey (2002); Blowfish by Vern Thiessen (2005), which also won a Betty Mitchell Award; Summer of My Amazing Luck, adapted from Miriam Toews novel by Chris Craddock (2011); Any Night by Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn; Apple (Sept 2017) by Vern Thiessen; and the premiere of Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story (March 2018) by Natalie Meisner. For the 20th anniversary season in 2019, Sage included Scorched by Wajdi Mouawad in its lineup.
Sage has also collaborated with Shadow Theatre in Edmonton to mount plays in both theatres.
Since 2004, Sage Theatre has produced the Ignite Festival for new plays and performers.
Last updated 2021-09-24