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Evergreen Theatre was established in 1991. Founding members Scott Mair, Tara Ryan, Elinor Holt, Gerald Matthews, Don Enright and Monique Keiran formed Evergreen Theatre; a touring educational, environmental, science-based, theatre company for young audiences.
Evergreen offers curriculum-based musical theatre touring shows and artist-in-residency programs for schools, as well as custom workshops, presentations, and activities for conferences and organizations nationwide.
Evergreen also leases out office, performance, and rehearsal space in the lower level of the building they occupy.
In 1991, Evergreen Theatre was founded by Scott Mair, Tara Ryan, Elinor Holt, Gerald Matthews, Don Enright, and Monique Keiran.
Current Board Members Christina Chase-Warrier - President Krista Strome - Treasurer Marilyn Ryan - Honorary Lifetime Member Lorne Lillico - Past President Tim Harrison - Member Vaughan Lillico - Casino Chair Kattina Michele - Secretary Barbara Massolin - Member
Our Production History 2011 - 2012 Season Lost, the mystery of the missing species by Ellen Chorley, music by David Morton Princess Prudence and the Fairest in the Land by Jacqueline Russell, music by Allison Lynch Fever Pitch by Ellen Chorley, music by David Morton
2010 - 2011 Season Flushed by Meg Braem, music by David Morton Lost, the Mystery of the Missing Species by Ellen Chorley, music by David Morton Going to Extremes by Jacqueline Russell, music by David Morton
2009 - 2010 Season Flushed by Meg Braem, music by David Morton The Three RRRs by Jacqueline Russell, music by David Morton Going to Extremes by Jacqueline Russell, music by David Morton
2008 - 2009 Season Food for Thought book and music by Ethan Cole Go With The Flow book and music by Ethan Cole The Three RRRs by Jacqueline Russell, music by David Morton
2007 - 2008 Season Food for Thought book and music by Ethan Cole Go With The Flow book and music by Ethan Cole
Prior To 2006
Scripts written by Tara Ryan Cliff & Edna Turn Green: endangered species, habitat & interrelationships PondScum Inc.: wetlands, food chain, photosynthesis We’re all Wet: phases of matter, watersheds, pollution & water treatment Everything under the Sun: extraction of resources, electricity, circuits & safety JUNK!: waste and the world, recycling, composting, man-made vs. natural waste From the Ground Up: ecology, predator/prey relationships, decomposition Full of Hot Air: weather/meteorology, clouds, greenhouse gasses & climate change Rockin’ and Eroding: rocks/minerals, paleontology, sedimentation & geologic time A Breath of Fresh Air: air, lungs, cardiovascular health, air quality & pollution Captain Comet: space, asteroids, meteors & the components of a comet
Evergreen is a member of The Society of Educational Resource Groups, Alberta's Promise, Calgary Professional Arts Alliance, REAP Sustainable Business Association and Theatre Alberta.
Funding for Evergreen is raised primarily through program revenues and corporate partnership, however this organization also receives funding through the provincial government of Alberta by way of such programs as, Alberta Lottery Fund and Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA).
- 2009 - Alberta Emerald Award for Environmental Education - Finalist
- 2008 - Alberta's Promise Red Wagon Award
- 2004 - Global Woman of Vision Award for Tara Ryan, Artistic Director
- 2004 - Global, Environment & Outdoor Education Award of Merit
- 2003 - Recycling Council of Alberta's 3R's of Excellence Award
- 2002 - NSERC Michael Smith Award of Outstanding Educational Merit
- 2002 - Global, Environment & Outdoor Education Award of Merit
- 1999 - Interpretation Canada Gold Award
- 1999 - Calgary Mayor's Environmental Excellence Award
- 1998 - Alberta Emerald Award for Communication, Media & Arts
- 1998 - Calgary Mayor's Environmental Excellence Award