Dewdney Players is a community theatre group based in Okotoks, Alberta.
We usually stage two full-length family-rated productions per year, as well as entering at least one play in the Alberta Drama Festival Association's annual Foothills Region One Act Play festival. Our current membership is around 50, and our members range in age from early teens to "over 55."
We welcome newcomers no matter what your experience and skill level. And you don't even have to act - if lights, scenery, costumes, props, direction, production, makeup, or even marketing are your forte, that's fine by us! If you prefer to watch rather then participate, then check out our upcoming shows page.
Dewdney Players Group Theatre is a non-profit community theatre group, registered under the Societies Act, in 1987. We are dedicated to enhancing cultural life in the Foothills, through production of musical theatre, comedic, dramatic and original composition.
Dewdney Players is grateful for the support of the Alberta Lottery Fund, through the Community Initiatives Program, Community Lottery Board #47 and the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission for funding for capital equipment purchases and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts for operating support.
Click here for details from our first 30 years of theatre.
1982 to 2012
Spring - One Act Plays
"Breakfast With Willy"
"Traces of Memory" r
Spring - "Present Laughter"
Fall - "The Wild Guys"
Spring- "Bring on Spring" One Act Plays
"Heart in the Ground" - Award Winner Regional and Provincial Festival
Spring - "Odd Couple" Female Version
Summer - "Robin Hood"
Fall - Culture Days - "Love Letters"
Fall - "Black Comedy" & "Act III"
Winter - "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
Spring - "Chimera" - One Act Plays
Runner up one category
Winner of Outstanding Original Alberta-Authored Stage Play
A Poster of the Cosmos
Overall award winner at Regional and Provincial Festivals
Runner up in all categories at Regional Festival.
Spring - "Curious Savage"
Fall - "Calendar Girls"
Winter - "Cinderella"
Spring - "The Innovation Awakens"- One Act Plays
"Trail Mix and Chips"
"Anything For You"
"Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen"
Spring - "The 39 Steps"
Summer - "The Trial Of The Big Bad Wolf
Fall - Alberta Culture Days
Fall - "It's A Wonderful Life"
Winter - "Lafferty's Wake"
Spring - One Act Plays - A Fistful Of Thespians
"A Little Box of Oblivion
"Coffee With Gabe"
"The Christmas Tree"
"Post-Its (Notes on a Marriage)"
Summer - "Snow White"
Fall - "Arsenic and Old Lace"
Dewdney Players first came into existence in September 1982, although it didn't register itself under the Societies Act until 1987.
Since 1982, the group has gone from strength to strength, providing theatrical entertainment to the community in many forms.
This history is very much a work in progress, so if you're a past Dewdney Player? We need your help! We are missing bits and pieces of our history. If you can help fill in the blanks, notice something that should be changed or have a photo of a past production please send it to us.
HELP US FILL IN THE BLANKS:
Spring - One Act Plays - #Seriously
"A Thespian's Fantasy"
"You Never Say the Scottish Play"
Spring - "The Lion in Winter"
Summer - "Alice@Wonderland"
Fall - "War of the Worlds - The Panic Broadcast"
Winter - "Wizard of Oz"
Spring - "Macbeth"
Fall - "Plaza Suite"
Spring - "Clue - The Musical"
Spring - "Fairy Tales Go To Court" - online for Town of Okotoks
Spring - "Tragedians Anonymous" - online
Summer - "Anne of Green Gables"
Fall - " I Take This Man"
Winter - "Cereal Offenders"
Spring - One Act Plays - 'An Evening of One Act Plays & Music'
'Every Brilliant Thing'
Music by Dwight Forseth
Fall - "The Full Monty
Spring - One Act Plays - 'An Evening of One Act Play & Music'
Music by Brettyn Rose & Dwight Forseth
Spring - "Twelfth Night"