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Welcome to My Renaissance – ART TALK the TALK

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Welcome to My Renaissance is an artist-in-residency featuring Calgary playwright Eugene Stickland and friends.


Because I am first and foremost a playwright, an afternoon devoted to the beleaguered art form known as “the Theatre.” All are welcome from any discipline to talk about their journey creating theatre in an increasingly uncertain age. Politics, funding, exposure, security, respect, frustrations, celebrations and anything else we end up talking are all on the agenda (which doesn’t really exist).  No question too great or small!

About Eugene Stickland

Born and educated in Regina, after completing an MFA in Theatre at Toronto’s York University, Eugene arrived in Calgary in 1994 and began a ten year residency at Alberta Theatre Projects. During this time he wrote and saw produced ten plays — 6 for ATP, 3 for Lunchbox Theatre and 1 for Theatre Network in Edmonton. In total, he has written 19 plays that have been produced in Calgary, Edmonton or Toronto and then throughout the world, from London to Istanbul. Following the residency at ATP, Eugene wrote a feature weekly column for the Calgary Herald for 6 years, a total of approximately 250,000 published words. In 2015 Eugene published his only novel (to date), The Piano Teacher, recipient of the W.O. Mitchell Award. Plans are being made to make a movie of the Piano Teacher, with Eugene writing the screenplay. Eugene currently has several projects underway which he is excited to share over the course of his cSPACE Eau Claire residency. He lives in the Beltline area of Calgary with his wife Belina.