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Encouraging, Developing, & Maintaining Community Theatre in Alberta

The Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA) is an umbrella organization for adult amateur drama activity in the province of Alberta. It was formed in 1969 to assume organization of the adult one-act drama festival formerly run by the Drama Division of Alberta Culture. ADFA is a non-profit association incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta. There are no paid personnel. The executive and the regional associations are made up of individuals who have been chosen to donate their time and energy to the community theatre of this province.

The province has been divided into ten regions. Within each region, various functions, workshops and activities are organized or developed. Each region has a committee who are autonomous and operate to encourage and develop the potential within their region. Each year the representatives from these regions organize a festival. From these festivals, one play is chosen by an adjudicator to represent each region at the Provincial One Act Festival. Each of those chosen plays receives traveling expenses or a grant to assist in funding their participation in the Provincial Festival.

The Provincial Festival is meant to be a non-competitive celebration of Drama. It provides an occasion for the coming together of all community drama groups in a festival situation. We have followed the practice of having one or two adjudicators at a festival. They publicly comment upon the performances and are available for more detailed private discussion with the individuals involved in performance. The adjudicators also select a play to represent Alberta at any National Festivals which may be held during the upcoming year.

Theatre for Albertans by Albertans

With ten zones across the province, the ADFA supports theatre in every corner of the province with regional festivals that lead to our annual Provincial One-Act Play Festival. Completely volunteer driven with no paid positions, the ADFA proudly supports fellow citizens in their quest for the stage. 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: ADFA Casino January 21st & 22nd, 2020

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: ADFA Casino January 21st & 22nd, 2020

The Alberta Drama Festival Association is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to encourage, develop and maintain community theatre in Alberta. The main vehicle for pursuing this mandate is the adult, non-professional One-Act Play Festivals held throughout Alberta, with annual regional and provincial festivals.

The ADFA is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out with its 2020 Casino, happening January 21 and 22nd. The casino will be held at the Cash Casino (4040 Blackfoot Trail S.E Calgary, AB). Onsite training, food, and travel will be covered by the ADFA. Volunteer Roles include:

General Manager: Responsible for the overall continuity of the casino. Some data entry experience is required
Banker: In control of the cash and chip inventories. This position is mostly data entry.
Cashier: Redeems player’s chips for cash. Little data entry required.
Chip Runner: Delivers chips from the Banker to the game tables as required; will count chips with the gaming floor staff as required. A fair amount of data entry is required.
Count Room: Will sort and use money counting machines to count money. Some data entry required.

To sign up for a casino volunteer shift, follow the link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094cacaf2ea1f58-adfa1

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to Kelly Malcolm, Calgary Regional Representative and Casino Chair at 403-263-0079 ext 100 or at kelly.malcolm(at)adfa.ca

We really appreciate you taking time out of your very busy schedules to help us and thanks to all your efforts you will make our 2020 casino fund raiser a successful event. Thank you all in advance!

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