We’re approaching the last week of our annual Summer Lab Intensive (June 23 - July 13, 2014) and we couldn’t be happier to welcome this year’s Labbits. They’ve spent their mornings in physical practice with Denise Clarke, their afternoons with Chris Cran and Blake Brooker working on observation and text, and their evenings crafting their own solo and group performances. In between all this they’ve chatted & witnessed performances from Michael Green, Karen Hines, and John Murrell - to name only a few of the artists that will visit.
Their time with us will come to fruition next week when the Labbits will perform for an invited audience of friends, family, and colleagues.
Are you an artist with advanced study and/or experience in your field? Are you looking for a way to (re)charge your creative practice? Consider joining us next year - June 22 to July 12, 2015. Don’t be shy - send your questions to our Sumer Lab Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call: 403-264-3224, enter 3 then extension 1.
Clearly, Denise Clarke is one of Canada's most celebrated and accomplished artists.
We are very proud to announce that on January 30, 2013, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, appointed Denise Clarke as a Member of the Order of Canada.
The Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.
Denise's lifelong commitment to performance creation as well as an unwavering dedication to act as a catalyst for a nation of better thinkers, better artists, and better people, distinguishes her service. Blessed with an ease and facility for theatre, movement and performance, a truly remarkable gift for teaching, and a fierce creative spirit, Denise Clarke is our Canadian treasure.
Congratulations Denise on this well-deserved honor.
January 30, 2013
OTTAWA - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced today 90 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new appointees include 4 Companions (C.C.), 25 Officers (O.C.) and 61 Members (C.M.). These appointments were made on the recommendation of the Advisory Council for the Order of Canada.
The Order of Canada, one of our country's highest civilian honours, was established in 1967, during Canada's centennial year, to recognize outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Over the last 45 years, more than 6 000 people from all sectors of society have been invested into the Order.
Bob McPhee, CEO of Calgary Opera, and philanthropist Joan Snyder were among the four southern Albertans to be appointed to the Order.
Mary Hofstetter, from Banff, was recognized for her work in transforming the Banff Centre into a leading arts institution.
Joshua Dalledonne - Associate Producer, OYR
Having originally trained as an actor in the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta, Josh continues to find new ways of transferring and infusing his passion for theatre creation into the artistry of producing. Stepping behind the curtain for the first time at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre as Playwriting Officer, and then again with Alberta Theatre Projects as their LEGACY Coordinator and then Special Projects Coordinator, Josh is pleased as punch to find a professional home with the One Yellow Rabbit and High Performance Rodeo team.
Josh continues to quietly plug away on experimental performance spectacles with the artist collective Humble Wonder, while still making time to contribute to the Steering Committee of the Betty Mitchell Awards and the Board of Calgary Young People's Theatre.
August 21, 2013
The Betty Mitchell Awards announce that this year's recipient of the Dean Ott/Debbie Boult Award Honouring Outstanding Achievement In Technical Production will be One Yellow Rabbit's Richard McDowell.
Richard joined the Performing Ensmble in 1988 and is One Yellow Rabbit's resident composer and sound designer, the web guy, the digital media guy, the network guy and the Mac guru.
He has produced and performed scores for over 30 works including People You May Know, Taking Shakespeare, Smash Cut Freeze, Kawasaki Exit, Gilgamesh La-Z-Boy, Down With Up With People, Liberators, Occupiers and Population, Heavens to Murgatroid, Dream Machine, Featherland, Thunderstruck, Doing Leonard Cohen, Permission and So Low and has toured and performed with the company across Canada and to Scotland, Germany, Holland, the Czech Republic, Mexico and the United States.
Denise Clarke to receive honorary degree from University of Calgary Faculty of Arts - June 12, 2013
A proud Calgarian, Clarke is an internationally hailed artist in dance and theatre. She has worked as a choreographer, actor, director, playwright and teacher across Canada and in Europe. As well, she was a sessional faculty member at the University of Calgary from 1980 to 1987.
Clarke has been an active member of Calgary's One Yellow Rabbit Theatre since its inception in 1983, creating original work for the stage and establishing a national and international profile for the group. She has written and directed such notable shows as The Erotic Irony of Old Glory, A Fabulous Disaster, Breeder and Smash, Cut, Freeze.
Clarke is the director of the One Yellow Rabbit Summer Lab Intensive, which she co-created and launched in 1997. The One Yellow Rabbit Lab has become an integral part of the development and language of Canadian performance creations.
2012 Best of Calgary... Again
Calgarians have spoken. Again.
And they have voted One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre as Calgary's Best Theatre Company. In Fast Forward Weekly's annual Best of Calgary Awards, One Yellow Rabbit once again beat the competitors to retain our perfect record. Under the leadership of Executive Director Erin O'Connor, and the artistic direction of Blake Brooker and Michael Green, One Yellow Rabbit continues to present original theatrical productions such as Taking Shakespeare, Smash Cut Freeze and Kawasaki Exit. One Yellow Rabbit also produces the High Performance Rodeo with local and international artists such as Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno and Kid Koala showcasing their talents.
For the first time in its three year history, the High Performance Rodeo's Snowblower event made it into the awards as one of Calgary's Best Free Events. Thanks to Calgarians for supporting this event. We are quite proud to be recognized with this award.
One Yellow Rabbit would like to congratulate all winners of the Best of Calgary Awards. This just goes to show what a great city we live in.
CBC Radio's national arts reporter Margo Kelly profiles the award-winning troupe and its influential summer lab for young and emerging theatre artists.
Listen to the 4 minute audio feature here:
Calgary's greener pastures.
The theatre community through a Rabbit's eyes
Published July 1, 2010 by Drew Anderson in Urban Living
Your Support is Critical!
One Yellow Rabbit is currently undertaking a Penny Drive.
Donate your stash of pennies to help create leading contemporary theatrical productions such as Kawasaki Exit and Taking Shakespeare. Donations are being accepted at the One Yellow Rabbit office in the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.
One Yellow Rabbit is a registered non profit organization (127095826RR0001). To ensure you and all our patrons receive a quality live theatre experience, One Yellow Rabbit raises money through ticket sales, sponsorships and both personal and corporate donations.
One Yellow Rabbit needs your support!
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Like many other "not-for-profit" organizations, One Yellow Rabbit relies on a trusted core group of volunteers to present a successful season of events and to produce the world famous High Performance Rodeo.We are currently seeking fun loving volunteers for the upcoming season of activities in the office supporting our administrative team, for special events like our silent auction, and at the theatre on show nights. If you are interested please jump over to our ONLINE Volunteers form. There are perks!