Jonathan Christenson - Artistic Director
Bretta Gerecke - Resident Designer

Eva Cairns - Managing Producer
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  • Vigilante

    In association with The Citadel Theatre & in collaboration with Canada's National Arts Centre

    When an Irish immigrant family finds all they've worked for is taken from them, they fight back, with horrific results. Stay tuned for more info about The Donnelly Boys!

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  • Nevermore

    Delightfully dark, heartbreakingly comic, playfully perverse, beautiful and grotesque, Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and chilling musical fairytale for adults.

    Nevermore, produced by Radio Mouse Entertainment, ended its run at New World Stages on March 29, 2015. It has been nominated for 3 Lucille Lortel Awards in Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway.

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  • Big Thanks to Keyano Theatre!

    Monday, 09 December 2013

    The Vigilante crew has returned from Keyano Theatre in Fort McMurray and we are so grateful for our time there. 

    Once again we had an amazing time with our friends up north. The cast and crew worked very hard rehearsing in the day and then performing at night. Our time there is invaluable, and is a pivotal part of our creation process. 

    Big thank you to everyone at Keyano Theatre for yet another fantastic experience. 

    Stay tuned for more news on Vigilante! 


    *Photos by Russell Thomas  

  • General Audition

    Tuesday, 23 April 2013

    For information about Catalyst's General Auditions click here

  • HUNCHBACK, an Immersive Journey into a Tortured Love Story

    Sunday, 13 March 2011,

    Alana Willerton, The Gateway (Edmonton)

    Imagine a love so powerful and all-consuming that that you can literally think of nothing else — something that in its most seductive and potent moments also has the ability to torture your very soul. A love that you would not only die for, but also kill for. This kind of emotion is something that is difficult for most of us to imagine, much less adequately portray. And yet somehow, the Catalyst Theatre's masterpiece Hunchback manages to do just that, dragging us into a world of unimaginable pain and passion, all in the name of love.

    This adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame focuses on the relationship between three characters: Quasimodo (Ron Pederson), the hunchbacked bell ringer who lives in the towers of Notre Dame; Claude Frollo (Scott Walters), a tormented priest; and La Esmeralda (Ava Jane Markus), a beguiling gypsy. A mangled love triangle begins to emerge as Frollo develops an obsessive and dangerous love for La Esmeralda, who in turn finds herself smitten with the captain of the guards. Meanwhile, Quasimodo, in all his loneliness, experiences the joys of friendship for the very first time as he finds an unlikely companion in La Esmeralda.

  • Industry Night

    Monday, 24 November 2014,

    An intimate chat with Joey Tremblay & James MacDonald

    Nov 24 @ 7:30pm, C103

     joeywebPlease join us for Industry Night - a special opportunity to take a closer look at how to continue to develop and grow a production over the course of many years.

    See the show, then stay afterwards for an intimate conversation with Joey Tremblay (past co-Artistic Director of Catalyst and the writer and performer of Elephant Wake) and James MacDonald (Director of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program). Twooney Bar! If you're unable to make the show time, feel free to join us following the performance for the conversation starting at 9:15pm.

    Tickets are only $20 for students/artists with the Industry Pass/seniors and $22 for general audiences. Available on-line and charge-by-phone at TIX on the Square (780.420.1757)


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