TC OUT LOUD is a free new works reading series aimed at giving local writers the chance to hear their words aloud, local actors the opportunity to practice their cold-reading skills, and the community a forum to come together. Join us!

Each TC OUT LOUD evening features three excerpts, read aloud, alongside a new work from an established playwright. These pieces of theatre can be any genre or format, sad or funny, or anything in between! These are low-key evenings celebrating new work and Calgary’s fantastic community of artists.

This season (2019-2020), Theatre Calgary will host three TC OUT LOUD events spread out across the year. Dates TBA.

All events start at 7:30PM, doors open at 7PM, and there is a cash-only bar onsite. 

Writers: Deadlines will be close to the event dates, so keep an eye out here. 

Actors: If you are interested in being considered for TC OUT LOUD and we are not familiar with your work, please submit a headshot and resume to Jenna Turk.

*Please note that all artists must be available from 6:30PM onwards.

All artists are compensated as per CTA and PGC guidelines.

Past TC Out Loud evenings: 

May 3, 2019 TC OUT LOUD

The Value of Dark Stories by Anna Cummer
Cantata, Or notes from the end of time by Clem Martini
forever anyway by Amy Elizabeth Sawka                
The Cole-Freeley Experiment by Featured Writer Michaela Jeffery

Read by local professional actors Vanessa Jetté, Allison Lynch, Devin MacKinnon, Mike Tan, Ben Wong, Selina Wong

February 8, 2019 TC OUT LOUD

Star Gazers by Eden Middleton
Thoughts and Prayers by Arun Lakra
Real Job by Arielle Rombough
And as Doctor Foster Went to Gloster by John Murrell!

Read by local professional actors Christopher Hunt, Mark Kunji Ikeda, Haysam Kadri, Duval Lang, Natasha Strickey, Shari Wattling

November 2, 2018 TC OUT LOUD

Art Show by Ted Stenson
The Servant by Maria Crooks
My Testimonial by Greg MacArthur
And as Are We Fools? by Cheryl Foggo!

Read by local professional actors Janelle Cooper, Chris Enright, Arielle Rombough, Makambe Simamba, Tenaj Williams

March 23, 2018 TC OUT LOUD

A Jew and a Muslim Walk Into a Comedy by Caroline Russell-King
The Cell by Tim Ford
Painstakers by Valmai Goggin
Exia, by featured playwright Meg Braem!

Read by local professional actors Val Pearson, Keshia Cheesman, Chantelle Han, Devon Dubnyk, with stage directions by Jennifer Taylor

February 9, 2018 TC OUT LOUD

In Case of Fire by James Odin Wade
A Dinner Party by Christopher Duthie
Michael Mysterious by Geoffrey Simon Brown
As well as a new piece by featured playwright, Sharon Pollock!

Read by local professional actors Valerie Planche, Brett Dahl, Alison DeRegt and Curt McKinstry

December 1, 2017 TC OUT LOUD

These Moments of Shine: A Dokumentary by Camille Pavlenko
Bare Trees by Gordon Pengilly
In May by Ryan Reese
and Fifty Monkeys, Maybe by featured playwright Karen Hines.

Read by local professional actors Elinor Holt, Armin Karame, Bianca Miranda, Scott Olynek as well as Karen Hines.