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  • Gimme Chance Leh | Chromatic Theatre

    我的名是张欣恩 (Gimme Chance Leh)by Kris Vanessa Teo Chromatic Theatre is proud to present the AUDIO PLAY version of 我的名是张欣恩 (Gimme chance leh) written and performed by Kris Vanessa Teo. ​ Thanks to support from the CBC Digital Originals program, this project is now streaming live and 100% FREE from the CBC website. Grab a snack, strap on a pair of your favourite headphones, click on the button below and give it a listen! ​ 我的名是张欣恩 (Gimme chance leh) Written & performed by Kris Vanessa Teo Co-directed by Thomas Geddes & Jenna Rodgers Assistant Direction by Jesse Del Fierro Sound Design & Editing by Thomas Geddes ​ We hope to continue the momentum of this project with a live production when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, thank you for your support, and happy listening! ​ ​ ​ Back to Past Projects Listen Now! Digital Program

  • The Green Line | Chromatic Theatre

    The Green Line April 3, 2030 During the Lebanese Civil War, Naseeb wants his sister to withdraw from her university studies and move to the mountains. But Mona is secretly falling in love with her classmate Yara. Forty years later, Rami, a Lebanese Canadian student, comes to Lebanon to bury his father, Naseeb. That night, he meets Zidan, a drag queen at a queer Beirut nightclub and things take an unexpected turn. Past and present braid together in The Green Line’s contemplation of how memories are inherited or erased. This is a co-production between Downstage Theatre & Chromatic Theatre. ​ ​ Cast and Creative Team Makram Ayache: Playwright / Rami / Naseeb Filsan Dualeh: Yara Ryan Abd’u’llah Hooper: Zidan / Fifi Sepidar Yeganeh Farid: Mona Jenna Rodgers: Director Chris Austman: Sound Design & Original Music Ajay Badoni: Lighting Design Abbie Brokenshire: Costume Design Assistant Alia Shahab: Set Design Jordan Wieben: Costume Design Aldona Barutowicz: Publicist Jesse Del Fierro: Assistant Director Adam Kostiuk: Production Manager / Technical Director Evan Medd: Dramaturg Donna Sharpe: Stage Manager Back to Past Projects

  • In Development | Chromatic Theatre

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  • Newsletter | Chromatic Theatre

    Chromatic Newsletter We have a new monthly community newsletter! ​ Share any and all upcoming events, shows, and things to note and we'll spread the word Subscribe First name Last name Email Sign Up Thanks for joining! Share Fill out the form to include upcoming events in our Newsletter Go

  • PLU application | Chromatic Theatre

    Playwrights Unit 2023/24 Chromatic Theatre is looking for writers/ creators who identify as being part of Indigenous and Black communities, as well as communities of colour, for our fifth annual Playwrights Unit. At Chromatic Theatre we are dedicated to developing and supporting work by and for the wide breadth of cultural diversity that exists in our province. We are excited for the fifth iteration of our Playwrights Unit that will bring together IBPOC playwrights/creators from Mohkins’tsis (Calgary) and surrounding areas, with the aim of strengthening our community, and investing in new Canadian plays. We are looking for racialized playwrights/ creators of all levels of experience. Deadline: September 12, 2023 Please send applications to If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Artistic Director, Kodie Rollan, at As a part of the Chromatic Theatre Playwrights Unit, you will: Attend one digital group meet and greet in October 2023 Attend a total of eight group workshops between November 2023 - May 2024 Receive up to five one-on-one dramaturgical sessions with Artistic Director, Kodie Rollan Receive a workshop of your script with an ensemble of actors between May 27th - June 9th, 2024 Receive a public, in-person reading of your script, performed by an ensemble of professional actors, culminating on the weekend of June 8th - 9th, 2023. Artistic Directors from the Calgary community will be invited to this showcase. Build community with other racialized writers Receive a one-on-one meeting with an artistic mentor of your choice Receive an honorarium of $1000. Applications must include: A statement of interest, up to two-pages in length, describing the following: Why would you like to participate in this writer’s residency program and what you hope to achieve What makes you a fit to work with Chromatic Theatre A description of the writing project you will be working on as part of our playwrights unit. Your CV A writing sample that is a maximum of 20 pages. We also welcome writing samples from other mediums (essays, short stories, poetry, etc.). ​ Please note that applicants do not need to apply with a complete draft of a play. You can apply even if you have an idea of a play/ live theatre creation in mind!

  • Playwrights Unit | Chromatic Theatre

    2023/24 Chromatic Theatre is so excited to Introduce our 2023/24 Playwrights Unit Cohort! Take some time and get to know each playwright Alia Sofia Mara Nakota Alia Aluma is an award-winning artist, designer, and writer who works in various industries, including academia, philanthropy, and creative. She has lived, worked, and studied on three different continents, gaining notable experiences with the fashion and fine art networks of Hong Kong, as a muralist in Italy, a fashion photographer in England, and creative director, curator, and designer in Calgary, AB. With three degrees from top ranked global universities, Alia also devotes a great deal of time to education as a public speaker, guest instructor, or mentor in her fields of study: Art & History, Communications, Commerce, Film, and World Culture. Her global and enriching experiences have lent her toward a pursuit in philanthropy where she works with organisations that support youth through mentorship and fundraising, and is in the early stages of starting the Aluma Scholarship Foundation with her father, a leader within his community, and twin brother, while also donating hundreds of hours to in-kind services annually. @aliaaluma Sofia Huarte Aguilar (they/them) is a first generation Mexican immigrant residing in Moh’kins’tsis, and pursuing a combined degree in Drama and Philosophy at the University of Calgary. Also an activist and a student organizer, Sofia’s artistic and academic practice revolves around constructing radical pedagogical tools for performance. They are deeply passionate about diversifying the theatre, and utilizing it as a critical tool for liberation. Their recent acting credits include Argonautika, directed by Randi Edmundson at the SCPA, and Hookman, directed by Jenna Rodgers and produced in collaboration with Chromatic Theatre and the SCPA. @sofia_huarte18 Mara Teare is an emerging interdisciplinary artist. Originally from Saskatoon, she has recently found a new artistic home in Calgary. She made her Calgary debut as Mowgli in Alberta Theatre Projects production of The Jungle Book. Graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada's acting program, Mara is dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices through her work. She's eager to develop her skills as a writer. Her stage credits include; The Jungle Book (Alberta Theatre Projects), Crypthand (Gale Force Theatre), Cymbeline (Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan), Everybody, Indecent (National Theatre School), and Young Ones (SUM Theatre). Additionally, she has written one previous play sad girls watch The Princess Bride. @marateare Nakota Starr Tobias (they/them) is a Queer Trans Two-Spirit Indigenous actor and playwright currently residing in Calgary, Alberta but is from Treaty 6 Territory, and is Nakota Sioux/Anishinaabe Ojibwe. They are in their 3rd year of a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree, mainly focusing on acting but interested in writing as well. They aim to tell stories of joy, connection, and love through the lens of their intersectional identities, whether this is through bringing it to life as an actor or being the one to write the story themself. Which has motivated and encouraged them to write their play Wild Spirits, that is somewhat based on one of their friendships and has aspects of their personal experience entwined within. They also strive to inspire and uplift the generations to come, and bring forth representation they never had growing up. @theweirdonamedkoda

  • Kodie Rollan | Chromatic Theatre

    Kodie Rollan Artistic Director Kodie Rollan is Philippine-born, Scarborough-raised, Calgary-based playwright, actor, and producer. Kodie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Arts in Arts Leadership from Queen’s University. As an actor, Kodie is passionate about exploring how an Asian body can transform a story. He is excited and humbled by every opportunity that champions representation on stage. As a playwright, he is drawn to telling stories that examine the socio-political environment of our world. His select acting credits include: Working It Out (Workplays Alberta), The Wedding Singer (Front Row Centre Players), BARE: A Pop Opera (The Honest Collective), and Spamalot (Front Row Centre Players). His writing credits include: The Watchdog Society (Downstage Theatre’s Simon Mallett New Works Program), Ya Burnt! (2019 IGNITE! Festival for Emerging Artists), Free from Phobia (2018 Body in Space: An Art Party), Funny Man (2018 IGNITE! Festival for Emerging Artists), Handle with Care (2017 Kingston Juvenis Festival). Contact

  • Theatre | Chromatic Theatre | Calgary

    Click Here for Details News & Updates What’s Going On Meet this year's Playwrights Unit Cohort! Click here to participate! Get tickets to our current production! Link for tickets Read More Meet our Artistic Director! ​ Click here to set up a meeting with Kodie! Read More Contact Us! First Name Last Name Email Comments SUBMIT Thanks for submitting! "To develop and support diverse voices that contribute to an artistic landscape reflecting the spectrum of diversity we see across our country"

  • Cowboy versus Samurai | Chromatic Theatre

    Cowboy versus Samurai Cowboy Versus Samurai is a modern-day comedic take on the Edmond Rostad classic, Cyrano de Bergerac. Our protagonist Travis Park is the only Korean American in the dusty cowboy town of Breakneck, Wyoming. When the beautiful and clever Veronica Lee moves to town to fill the post of science teacher, he’s immediately smitten – until she reveals that she only dates white men. Travis must choose whether to ally with the “cowboy”: the handsome gym teacher, Del; or the “samurai”: best friend, and militant Asian of unknown origin, Chester. He must choose between the Asian and the American within himself in the pursuit for love that may only be as real as the love letters he writes on behalf of someone else. ​ Produced by Chromatic Theatre Direction by Jenna Rodgers Production Stage Management by Olivia Brooks Set and Costume Design by Jennifer Lee Arsenault Lighting Design by Ian McFarlane Sound Design by Kyle Hinton ​ Cast: Mike Tan Travis Richard Lee Hsi* Chester Carmela Sison* Veronica Mat Glessing Del *Members of the Canadian Actors Equity Association Back to Past Projects

  • Media | Chromatic Theatre

    Media An Important Message from our Artistic Director Jenna Rodgers Read More Winners and Losers Media Release Read More Artistic Director Jenna Rodgers Receives Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Emerging Artist Award Read More Medea Media Release Read More Cowboy Versus Samurai Media Release Read More Avenue Magazine – Interview with Mike Tan Read More

  • Facilitation | Chromatic Theatre

    Anti-Racism Facilitation Chromatic Theatre offers a variety of Anti-Racism facilitation specifically for arts organizations. We are a team of artists with a myriad of training who specialize in workshops that can help your team assess individual and organizational equity. We are justice-minded, and have received training from artEquity , Zenev and Associates , and the Ad Hoc Assembly . We aim to integrate artistic practice into all facets of our work. ​ If you aren’t sure what you need or what it costs, please be in touch. We can work to customize an offering, and tell you more about our fees. Contact Us Workshops From half-day to week-long, we can customize a workshop to your organization’s needs. Our teams of two-facilitators can lead groups of up to 40 participants. Events Our facilitators are trained in public speaking, particularly around intersections of identity, equity, justice, anti-racism, and creative practice. We are also open to speaking to Boards of Directors. Consultation Looking for a deeper dive? One of our facilitators can do an organizational assessment and help you connect with the right people and tools to build a comprehensive plan tailor-built for your needs.

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