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A Message From Our Artistic Team

We are thrilled to be able to make our return to Main Stage at the Red Deer Memorial Centre. As our program continues to grow, we strive to make sure that the THYT participants are front and centre when it comes to the process of creating these plays. Each play was written by participants, directed by participants (ages 13-17), designed by participants, performed by participants, stage managed by participants, and tech crewed by participants. Our primary function as a theatre company is to create extraordinary theatrical experiences for participants. We see first hand the how much of a positive impact theatre can have on our participants. Many of them describe theatre as their happy place, or safe space. This is why we do what we do. 

We are also excited to welcome a brand new program to THYT, our Film program. This season we began the process of learning acting for camera, basic shot composition, and screenwriting. In the next term (Feb-June) we will begin filming the THYT Soap Opera, As The Theatre Turns. This continuous film will be mostly improvised, with new episodes debuting every few weeks. Participants will film, write, act, edit, and produce this series, which we hope will run for many seasons.

The 6-plays we will be performing were made with a lot of fun, and we are excited to share them with you. Please enjoy our 2024 Winter Showcase, and thank you for attending our production!

Cheers,

Albertus Koett I Artistic Director

Braden Guido I Technical Director

Aaron Vanderweg I Program Leader

Gwendolyn McCagg I Costume Designer

Thank You to Our Community Partners

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City of Red Deer
Grant Provider

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Servus Credit Union
Official Sponsor

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Central Alberta Theatre
Official Partner

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Classic Cleaners
Official Cleaner

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Value Village
Costume Partner

Winter Showcase Order

ACT ONE

Pirate Island: Part One by Eloheeka, 25-minutes

Brief break to change set

A Twisted Tale by participants aged 9-10, 9-minutes

Brief break to change set

The Pirate Hunter by participants aged 9-10, 8-minutes

As the Theatre Turns, a Film Program Trailer, 6-minutes

15-Minute Intermission

ACT TWO

Recess Revolution by participants aged 11-12, 5-minutes

Brief break to change set

Killer and the Clown by Kale, 15-minutes

Brief break to change set

Young Fools in Time by participants aged 11-12, 10-minutes

End of Show

Pirate Island: Part One

  • Playwright- Eloheeka 

  • Director- Nate 

  • Stage Manager- Kale and Kavanaugh 

  • Costume Design- Eloheeka (Department Head), Aimee, Claire, Keera, Koda, Nate, and Rain

  • Light Design- Kavanaugh

  • Prop Design- Bianca

  • Set Design- Aiden and Anastasia

  • Sound Design- Braden Guido

  • Light Board Operator- Nate

  • Sound Board Operator- Braden Guido

  • Huw- Archie

  • Darla Day- Keera

  • Maxwell- Aiden

  • Gus- Rain

  • Polly Pitt- Bianca

  • J. Kelly- Aimee

  • Todd Day- Koda

  • Noah O'Brian- Claire

  • Waller- Kale

  • Dominic Cross- Phoenix S.

  • Beni Bucks- Jacob F.

  • Tobias Stone- Jacob R.

A Twisted Tale

  • Playwright- Participants Ages 9-10

  • Program Leader- Aaron Vanderweg

  • Program Assistant- Vahn-James McCagg

  • Costume Design- Gwendolyn McCagg

  • Light Design- Braden Guido

  • Sound Design- Bailynn

  • Set, Prop Design- Bailynn, and Participants Ages 9-10

  • Light Operator- Samuel

  • Sound Operator- Bailynn

  • Cinderella- Phoenix

  • Deja the Evil Step-Sister- Naya

  • Lillian the Evil Step-Sister- Emily

  • The Evil Stepmother- Gemma

  • Step-Fairy Godmother- Violet

  • Prince Charming/Jeff the Phartapus- Benji

Pirate Hunter

  • Playwright- Participants Ages 9-10

  • Program Leader- Aaron Vanderweg

  • Program Assistant/Fight Choreography- Vahn-James McCagg

  • Costume Design- Gwendolyn McCagg

  • Light Design- Braden Guido

  • Set, Sound, Prop Design- Bailynn, and Participants Ages 9-10

  • Light Operator- Samuel

  • Sound Operator- Bailynn

  • The Captain- Peyton

  • Grandma Betty- Ilayna

  • Nugget the Swordsman- Dominic

  • Dallas- Jasper

  • Rosy- Brooklyn

  • Niterick- Keaton

AS THE THEATRE TURNS (FILM)

  • Director- Rain

  • Actor- Ana

  • Actor- Ethan

  • Stage Manager- Loranna

Recess Revolution

  • Playwright- Albertus Koett, and Participants Ages 11-12

  • Program Leader- Aaron Vanderweg

  • Program Assistant- Vahn-James McCagg

  • Costume Design- Gwendolyn McCagg

  • Light Design- Braden Guido

  • Set, Sound, Props Design- Participants Ages 11-12

  • Light Operator- Bailynn

  • Sound Operator- Samuel

  • Amara as herself

  • Nolan as himself

  • Chloe as herself

  • Aubrey as herself

  • Sadie as herself

  • Caeden as himself

  • Cohen as himself

  • Ruby as herself

Killer and the Clown

  • Playwright- Kale B.

  • Director- Eloheeka L.

  • Stage Manager- Aiden, Anastasia, and Claire

  • Costume Design- Eloheeka (Department Head), Aimee, Claire, Keera, Koda, Nate, and Rain

  • Light Design- Anastasia and Claire

  • Prop Design- Archie and Jacob

  • Set Design- Aiden and Anastasia

  • Sound Design- Kavanaugh

  • Light Board Operator- Eloheeka

  • Sound Board Operator- Kavanaugh

  • Killer- Archie

  • Lin Lin- Aimee

  • Yuji- Keera

  • Marco- Rain

  • Clown- Jacob R.

  • Jogo- Phoenix

  • Cirino- Koda

  • Draco- Bianca

  • Buggy- Kale

Young Fools in Time

  • Playwright- Participants Ages 11-12

  • Program Leader- Aaron Vanderweg

  • Program Assistant- Vahn-James McGagg

  • Costume Design- Gwendolyn McCagg

  • Light Design- Braden Guido

  • Sound Design- Samuel

  • Set Design- Samuel

  • Props Design- Participants Ages 11-12

  • Light Operator- Bailynn

  • Sound Operator- Samuel

  • Sky- Hailey

  • Marshall- Joshua

  • Chase- Ella

  • Mr. Gnik/Court Jester- Zebual

  • King James- Tait

  • Gremlin- Addison

2024 WINTER SHOWCASE ENSEMBLE