Calgary, Home Of Cowboys and Theatre Geeks

When your city’s image is predicated on a lot of cowboy hats and belt holsters, it might be difficult to envision the rising of a successful theatre scene. But that seems to be what’s happening in Calgary, where an increasingly diverse local populace is slowly coming around to the idea that a rollicking arts scene might not be a bad thing. “Unlike even a few years ago, it seems as if our young artists believe they can make a go of it here, so they’re staying here and doing some very good work.” It may seem like a small step, but at a time when so many cities are taking a budget knife to the arts, Calgary seems to be headed in the right direction.