Who We Are

Alberta Theatre Projects is a Calgary-based, not-for-profit, professional theatre company that celebrates the art of live theatre. From its home in The Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons, the company produces world-calibre shows with a focus on idea-driven new works, plays by Canadian playwrights, and contemporary theatre from around the world. It is also a national leader in new play development and dramaturgy.

ATP’s Mission, Vision and Values


A world where minds and hearts are opened through the life-changing experience of theatre.


We create community by producing relevant, high quality contemporary theatre; by playing a national leadership role in the development and creation of new Canadian plays; and by bringing audience and artists together in an exchange around the work.


Honesty – Our work on stage and as an organization is characterized by honesty. We are trustworthy, truthful and sincere in our dealings. Our plays speak frankly about the world we live in.

Curiosity – ATP adopts an open, inquiring attitude towards the world. We are driven by a sense of discovery. The work on our stage can be challenging, innovative, thought provoking, and courageous.

Quality – We offer a high quality experience for our audience. We exhibit excellence in our work on stage and as an organization. We value the highest quality of talent, professionalism and skill.

Inclusiveness – We include a wide range of stories and perspectives on our stage, in our staff, and in our audience. We reflect our community in all its diversity.

Relevant – Our work is current, pertinent, and relevant to what it means to be alive right now.

Passionate – We are driven by a sense of purpose. We are dedicated to the work we do, we take pride in it, and we demonstrate a high level of commitment. ATP ignites a passion for theatre in our audience.

Engaging – Whether it’s in the work on our stage, or in the ways we connect with the public, we seek to be in sync with our community, to build strong relationships, and to be an influential force.

Friendly – The people of ATP are approachable, positive and accessible in our dealings with each other and the world.

Traditional Land Acknowledgement

Alberta Theatre Projects acknowledges that we gather and create on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda First Nations, including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nation. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.