Alberta Foundation for the Arts
A non-profit organization that helps to unleash the potential of every artist through funding, arts promotion, and capacity-building services.

Edmonton Arts Council
A not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes the arts community in Edmonton.

Canada Council for the Arts
Canada’s national, arm’s-length arts funding agency that provides funding to individual professional artists and arts organizations through a peer assessment process.

Azimuth Theatre
Azimuth Theatre creates and presents original Canadian performance that examines society and the human condition with a critical gaze.

Theatre of the New Heart
Established to address the need for theatre artists to focus on process rather than product, New Heart’s mandate is to offer funding for theatre artists, as well as artists from other disciplines, to examine a new creative process or revisit their current process.

Members and Friends of The Maggie Tree

Trina Davies
Trina Davies is an award-winning writer, director and actor. She is currently a member of the Alberta Playwrights Network, the Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Trina lives in Vancouver. The Maggie Tree produced Trina’s play Shatter in 2011.

Lin Snelling
As a choreographer, performer, and teacher, Lin Snelling creates works and collaborates with many choreographers and directors throughout Canada and Europe. Lin has developed choreography for several of The Maggie Tree’s productions.

Jill Connell
Jill Connell is an award-winning playwright who trained at the National Theatre School of Canada. The Maggie Tree produced her play, HROSES: An Affront to Reason in 2011.

Tessa Stamp
Tessa Stamp is a production/costume designer and part of The Theatre Garage, a theatre-quality Edmonton costume shop. Tessa has worn many hats on The Maggie Tree’s production teams, including stage manager and production designer.

David van Belle
David van Belle is a playwright as well as a graphic artist. David has designed several posters and programs for The Maggie Tree’s productions, and he created The Maggie Tree’s logo.

Kasia Gawlak
Kasia Gawlak, who created The Maggie Tree’s website, is an independent website developer and digital media marketing professional through her company, CodeWord Media Design. Kasia is also a co-founder of the Edmonton creative writing collective Words with Friends (yegwords).

Women-focused Theatre

Handsome Alice Theatre
Handsome Alice Theatre was founded in Calgary in 2005 (under the name Urban Curvz) with the goal of creating more professional productions that could provide female artists, both emerging and established, with engaging artistic opportunities.

Nightwood Theatre
Nightwood Theatre forges creative alliances among women artists from diverse backgrounds in order to develop and produce innovative Canadian Theatre.

FemFest is a national festival celebrating women theatre artists, and provides a supportive environment where performances by women can be showcased, promoted and developed.

Women in our network

Sharon Stevens
Sharon Stevens is an award winning activist, an award winning video artist, and a community collaborator. She has been an independent video producer since 1989 and is committed to production values that include collective process and a feminist analysis.

Heather Inglis
Heather is an award winning director, producer, dramaturg and educator whose career has taken her across the country. She currently serves as Artistic Producer of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre.  She also founded and ran Edmonton’s Theatre Yes.  Heather has directed and assistant directed over 40 productions, many of which have been new Canadian works.


The Centre for Performance Research
A multi-faceted theatre organisation located and rooted in Wales, working nationally and internationally, the CPR produces innovative performance work and a host of other activities that support the performing arts.

Status of Women Canada
A federal government organization that promotes the full participation of women in the economic, social and democratic life of Canada.