Bringing a new program into Calgary schools
Explore the world through theatre, video and the web
Creating great experiences in schools for over 40 years.
Co-create an original performance with professional artists
Trickster offers both traditional theatre-based in-school residencies and video residency-based in-school residencies. (when physical distancing is required).
Starting Jan. 1 we will also be offering fully Online residencies.
We offer a variety of programs that can support your school.
In our On-Line Storytelling programs, our artists will help you create great stories really fast.
Explore Global Issues with our free activity guides and have artists works with your classes using our Event Days program.
We also offer On-Line Teacher PD sessions.
Create a performance exploring a theme that matters to you and your students
Our goal is to make the residency fit your school and community in the best way possible. We’ll work with you on a theme and provide everything you need to get your show off the ground. This includes the directors, producers and artists to lead it all. We put your students first, ensuring that they play the main role in writing, producing and performing the show.
When physical distancing is required we offer modified residencies with video performances that your school will be able to share with parents.
Soon, we’ll also be offering fully Online Residencies as well.
We need your supportWe believe in our community and we believe in supporting students with programs that make it possible for every student to reach their full potential. We accept donations and sponsorships and thank those who support us as we bring Trickster Theatre to as many schools as possible.
As the week unfolded I could see the benefits of providing the movement patterns and the time to orally rehearse before writing.
- Elbow Park School, Calgary 2018-19
Our residency was a unifying and motivating experience that we used as a way to begin our year long inquiry about children’s rights.
- Lisa McConnell, Teacher, North Haven School, Calgary
Trickster helped our students come alive in physical theatre and showed them another way to learn. Students were enthusiastic, creative, took risks and looked invincible on stage. Students have created memories that will stay with them for many years to come.
- Barb Davis, Waverly Elementary School, Edmonton 2019-20
If you ever have the opportunity to have Trickster take over your school for a week do not turn it down! This non-stop, fun filled residency will have students learning in a whole new way. Some students that are struggling with personal trials were able to bond with their classmates and forget their troubles for a little while they were learning and that was the most beautiful thing to see.
- Jenn Thompson, St John Paul II Catholic School, Grande Prairie 2018-19
I like the fact that the Residency Tricksters allow the students to play a big role in creating this moment. It was about the students. They created the play and acted the play. It allowed the students to show their hidden talents.
- Yvette, Rainbow Lake School, Rainbow Lake 2018-19