Photo by Caitlind r.c. Brown

Photo by Caitlind r.c. Brown


Known for offering a unique experience to audiences, Downstage produces Canadian theatre that creates meaningful conversation around social issues. Its critically-acclaimed work is inventive, entertaining, relevant, and accessible. Founded by Simon Mallett in 2004 and under the current artistic direction of Clare Preuss, Downstage devises original ensemble works and produces new plays by exciting local and cross-national artists. Since 2009, the company has produced seven World Premieres by Albertan creators. Downstage productions have been featured across Canada at High Performance Rodeo, Magnetic North, In the Soil, Uno Festival, Y Stage, and the Calgary International Children’s Festival.


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