Wagonstage Theatre


About Wagonstage

Each year, for half a century, the University of Calgary has engaged young artists in work integrated learning through Wagonstage, a touring theatre ensemble. Emerging artists from the School of Creative and Performing Arts write, design, direct, and present these popular summer performances at various locations throughout the city.

With the goal of creating and sustaining a vibrant community for all Calgarians, UCalgary Wagonstage Theatre has performed and uplifted families through both good times and bad times. Children of all ages and their families are welcome to enjoy a performance that will make them giggle and wiggle.

 

University of Calgary, School of Creative and Performing Arts, Division of Drama, Wagonstage 2022, Bee-trayal by Clem Martini

Peter Moller

Wagonstage 2022 presents: Bee-trayal

This summer we're bringing you a new play about pollinators – those tiny but important creatures who are critical to the health of our entire ecosystem. Bee-trayal features bees, wasps and hummingbirds in a hilarious and interactive performance where our creatures vie for the top spot as Pollinator Extraordinaire (hint: moral of the story, they’re all really good at what they do – we need everyone to create a healthy and sustainable world). Each show will conclude with a call to action for our audience members to bee-come a citizen scientist and contribute your findings to the Calgary Pollinator Count.

Written by award-winning playwright and Division of Drama professor Clem Martini.

Performance Schedule

Performances take place from June 24 until August 26 at various places around Calgary. Check back to see the most updated schedule.


All performances are free. Suitable for ages 3 - 100!

Tuesday, August 9, 6:15 p.m. – New Brighton School (Unplug n’ Play)
Thursday, August 11, 11:30 a.m. – Griffith Woods School (Park n’ Play)
Thursday, August 11, 2 p.m. – Citadel Park School (Park n’ Play)
Friday, August 12, 11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. - Haultain Park
Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – Springboard Performance
Sunday, August 14, 11:30 a.m. - Springboard Performance
Sunday, August 14, 3:50 p.m. - Marda Gras Festival
Tuesday, August 16, 6:15 p.m. – Kenneth D. Taylor School (Unplug n Play)
Thursday, August 18, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - Bowness Park
Friday, August 19, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - Bowness Park
Monday, August 22, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - Bowness Park
Tuesday, August 23, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - South Glenmore Park
Wednesday, August 24, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - South Glenmore Park
Thursday, August 25, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - South Glenmore Park
Friday, August 26, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m. - South Glenmore Park

Stay tuned for more upcoming performances!

Performances are weather permitting —check our Facebook page for any cancellations.

Outdoor Performance


All performances take place outdoors

  • We encourage you to bring your own chair, pillow or blanket, and to wear sunscreen and weather appropriate clothing.
  • Please bring into the event space only the necessities. (For example small purse/bag, keys, water bottle, etc.). There will be no coat check or storage available at the event so anything you bring in must be kept with you.
  • Performances are weather permitting —check our Facebook page for any cancellations.

About our partners

This summer, we are proud to partner with University of Calgary Biological Sciences, One Health at UCalgary, University of Calgary Office of Sustainability, Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry, Parks Foundation Calgary, Bee City Canada, Movieposters.com, and Springboard Performances.

 


University of Calgary Department of Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary is a community of scholars who share a commitment to insightful, innovative and integrative research in diverse areas of life sciences, from biomolecules to the biosphere, and to the development of future leaders in the basic and applied biological sciences through excellence in our undergraduate and graduate programs. For more information about the Department of Biological Sciences, visit science.ucalgary.ca/biological-sciences

One Health at UCalgary

Complex challenges such as climate change, emerging diseases, and antimicrobial resistance are testing the resilience of communities around the world. The One Health approach recognizes that these challenges exist within interconnected human, animal, and environmental systems, and just as the challenges are interconnected, so are the solutions. One Health at UCalgary is committed to bringing together transdisciplinary researchers, community members, and decisionmakers to understand the science and to solve complex problems for the benefit of all. For more information about One Health: research.ucalgary.ca/one-health

University of Calgary Office of Sustainability

The University of Calgary ensures that sustainability continues to be a priority by taking a holistic approach to address some of the most complex challenges both locally and globally, with the Office of Sustainability acting as the main hub for bridging partnerships and amplifying this work. The university’s scope of sustainability stretches beyond environmental factors to include Indigenous perspectives, health and well-being, equity and diversity, and much more. UCalgary is strongly committed to mobilizing action towards a sustainable future through its academic and social engagement programs, administrative and operational practices, and by actively supporting community and industry partners. For more information about Sustainability at UCalgary: ucalgary.ca/sustainability

Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry

The Canadian Academy of Mask and Puppetry (CAMP) is an organization that is bound to the advancement of education, new-creation and performance of mask and puppetry related art. CAMP fosters the emerging and next generation of theatre creators whose main interest is in the innovation of this craft, and also to provide mentorship to professional artists of all medias who wish to expand their practice of artistic expression. For more information about CAMP: maskandpuppet.com

Parks Foundation Calgary

Parks Foundation Calgary creates parks though partnerships, connecting donors and partners with relevant and innovative park and sport projects. Under Parks Foundation's guidance and care, a variety of park, school and sport projects are always under development. Their programs focus on helping communities and groups achieve their goals, by promoting stewardship of new and valued community spaces and creating a healthy outcome for all. For more information about Parks Foundation Canada: parksfdn.com

Bee City Canada

Bee City Canada’s mission is to inspire cities, towns, First Nations, schools, businesses and other organizations to take action to protect pollinators. Bee City Canada offers programs which recognize communities and organizations that are taking steps or are committed to future initiatives to help pollinators. For more information about Bee City Canada: beecitycanada.org

Movieposters.com

Based in Toronto since 1993, Movieposters.com is world's premier source for original movie posters with thousands of titles from the early 40's to today's hottest movies. Movieposters.com is third generation family business who proudly support the Wagsonstage Theatre and other charitable causes across Canada. For more information about Movieposters.com: movieposters.com

containR by Springboard Performance

containR by Springboard Performance is an Art Park made of retrofit shipping containers. Connecting communities through art and creative ideas, containR is distinctly Calgary, a vibrant meeting place and an experiment in cultural placemaking. Springboard Performance is a Calgary-based non-profit organization devoted to connecting artists, audiences and community to the body and mind through physical contemporary creation and public space activation. For more about containR: springboardperformance.com

Wagonstage crowdfunding campaign

Wagonstage is thrilled to announce the launch of its crowdfunding campaign to help build the Wagonstage Children's Theatre Endowment fund.


Help us build the endowment fund

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Wagonstage Children's Theatre by helping us raise $50K (or more!) to support the next 50 years and beyond.

$50 for 50 more years campaign aims to raise $50,000.

UCrowdfund is the university’s crowdfunding platform for projects initiated by UCalgary faculty, researchers, students and alumni.

When you support a UCrowdfund campaign, 100 per cent of your gift goes to the project and you receive a tax receipt for your full donation.

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