Theatre Network is an Edmonton based theatre company producing contemporary Canadian theatre.
Through its passion to foster excellence in the creation, development and presentation of contemporary live theatre, Theatre Network will be a cultural asset that is valued and supported by the community. Our company’s artistic work and its facility contribute in an essential way to Edmonton’s quality of life
Live theatre in Edmonton. Theatre Network~live at the Roxy presents live performances out of the Roxy theatre on 124 Street in Edmonton. Lead by Artistic Director Bradley Moss, Theatre Network produces contemporary Canadian theatre from a diverse range of artists. With the Mainstage Season, you will see the best of Canada’s playwrights, actors, set & production designers in an amazing collection of the best live theatre that Edmonton has to offer. With the Roxy Performance series, Bradley Moss programs a schedule of artists and performers from a variety of performance disciplines, including comedy, variety shows, dance, puppetry, clowning, and musical shows. With a focus on Canadian playwrights, Edmonton plays, and local artists, Theatre Network provides the city of Edmonton and its communities with accessible and thought provoking performances that enrich our minds and improve our quality of life. Theatre Network also hosts the emerging artist festival, Nextfest and presents live performances from established and burgeoning theatre companies from around Alberta. The dedication to artists and risk-taking performances have helped Theatre Network become a vital hub in the Edmonton arts community for 40 years.
Theatre Network has taken on a dedication to produce work that is challenging and engaging in content and form, and is not afraid to challenge our conceptions of the world we live in. Our continuing commitment is towards risk, especially where it involves content and the energy that is borne from that kind of risk. Not all of our work is controversial, but we have chosen to welcome controversy, rather than fear it. Theatre Network (1975) Society was founded in 1975 as a co-operative; headed by Artistic Director Mark Manson, with Jonathan Barker, Jeurgen Beerwald, Theresa Bryson, Shay Garner, Dennis Robinson, Tanya Ryga, & Gerry Zelinski. The original objective was to produce plays “about Alberta for Albertans”. From its inception to 1997 Theatre Network fully devoted its resources to the development of Canadian Playwrights and dissemination of new Canadian work. In 1997 Theatre Network and the Phoenix Theatre amalgamated into a new Theatre Network. A new company was founded upon the unique role that each theatre played in our Edmonton Theatre scene. Theatre Network now fulfills the dual commitment of the development of writers who speak from our community and to produce the most exciting voices from the around the world.
- Artistic Director - Bradley Moss
- Associate Producer - Maggie Baird
- Marketing Director - Taylor Chadwick
- Scott Peters- Production Manager
- Harley Morison - Operations Manager
Theatre Network owns and operates out of its own performance facility—The Roxy Theatre. A 198 seat live performance venue—converted from the original 1938 cinema. Thus our tag line ~ live at the Roxy. We serve the City of Edmonton, and we also serve the communities of St. Albert, Stony Plain, Sherwood Park, Leduc, and Millwoods. As the owners of the Roxy, we recognize that we have the dual responsibility of our commitment to our mainstage season, and as well, to create a hub of artistic activity in our neighbourhood.
- In January, 2015 The Roxy Theatre was destroyed in a fire. Theatre Network will run out of C103 Theatre for the 2015/2016 season. Theatre Network's goal is rebuild the Roxy Theatre in its original location.
In 1995, Bradley Moss created the Nextfest, an emerging artist festival that is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in June, 2015.