We've been presenting the counter-cultural work of marginalized artists, to new audiences, since 2002.
Disability Arts Festivals
We produced annual disability arts festivals for nine years, once in two cities, from 2002 to 2010.
2022 Closet Freaks Cabaret: A showcase of Disability Aesthetics
2012 CripTease Cabaret: A co-presentation with CRIPSiE
2010 The Balancing Acts Blow-Out Party: Closing the curtain on our annual Disability Arts Festival.
2009 Balancing Acts9: Calgary's 9th Annual Disability Arts Festival
2008 Balancing Acts8: Edmonton Edition
2008 Balancing Acts8: Calgary's Annual Disability Arts Festival
2007 Balancing Acts7: Calgary's 7th Annual Disability Arts Festival
2006 Balancing Acts6: Calgary's 6th Annual Disability Arts Festival
2005 Balancing Acts5: Calgary's 5th Annual Disability Arts Festival
2004 Balancing Acts4: Calgary's 4th Annual Disability Arts Festival
2003 Balancing Acts3: Calgary's 3rd Annual Disability Arts Festival
2002 A Second Look: Calgary's 2nd Disability Arts Festival (December)
2002 Stages: Calgary's 1st Disability Arts & Culture Festival (February)
We premiered many originally-created works, by disabled artists.
2013 Lindsay Eales & Dan Peers: InterRelationCRIPS
2013 Fleetwood Legay: TRANSformations / A Persistent Metamorphosis
2013 Lyle Victor Albert: High Art
2013 Elizabeth Hudson: Street Scenes
2010 Heid Janz: The Book of Jobes
2010 Stage Left: Transitions Reflections
2009 James Doyle: A Different Breed (digital film)
2009 Tegan McGarty: Ridiculous Causes & Cures for Autism (digital film)
2009 Danny Watt: The Daniel Watt Report (digital film)
2009 Stage Left: SASS (Speaking out About Social Stigma) (digital film)
2009 Fred Stenhouse: Human Frailty
2009 Meg Torwl: That's So Gay
2009 Alan Shain: The Colleen Story
2008 The ACTORvists: Same Difference
2008 Ruth Bieber: To See or Not To See
2008 Rachel da Silveira Gorman: PASS
2008 Jan Derbyshire: Funny in the Head
We also present and promote artists via the digital domain.
2022 Keeping It Together podcasts: Indigenous Connections Across Covid; with Dr. Lindsay Crowshoe
2022 The Art of Change: Stage Left's Digital Profile Project; with Rebecca Burton & Mo Renaud
2022 Step Right Up: A Digital Showcase of non-normative Disability Theatre aesthetics; with CCPA
2022 ARTiCULTURESCalgary: Unearthing early examples of diversity in Calgary's arts sector; with Mo Renaud
2010 DisArtsCanada.org: A Digital Catalogue (no longer live/ on-line)