Teatro en español en Calgary
Teatro Festival is a local, national, and international theatre festival considered the first festival of its kind in Spanish in Calgary, Canada. Performances of the works are held annually, during the months of May and June. The festival is sponsored by Canada Council for the Arts.
The festival is produced by the Hispanic Arts Society and started on June 10th, 2022 under the leadership of Mariela Parra, president of the Society. Hispanic Arts has the goal of producing and developing new Hispanic American theatre, specifically plays that deal with contemporary issues and strive to challenge and entertain audiences. In addition to finding new scripts which could be either premieres or on a second/third production, the festival is also ready for commissioned works.
The festival aims to provide a platform to performing groups to showcase their productions to new audiences.