A message from
Bob Metcalfe
Artistic Director

“I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.”    -- Igor Stravinsky


Like most of you, I’m surrounded by technology. It keeps me connected, and makes much of what I have to do faster and easier.  While I rely on my digital connections, I can’t do without that human connection that theatre can provide.  Nothing beats being in the room with living, breathing characters telling a great story. There is space for you to feel, think and breathe with the actors. The theatre that you see at Prairie Theatre Exchange is handmade. It’s analogue. It’s unique. It’s personal. 

There is a thread running through the season about the unexpected consequences of making assumptions. We all know how quickly a single wrong supposition can lead to sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious results. And there is no digital answer to that.  

The upcoming season is a thoughtful, fun, dynamic, mix of the best of contemporary Canadian scripts from coast to coast. The 2013-2014 season features plays by two winners of both the Governor General’s Literary Award  for Drama and the prestigious Siminovitch Prize, a premiere of a young local playwright, a show based on Canada’s perhaps best loved Grammy- and Juno-winner, and a story about retirees…. and marijuana.

Please take a look at what we have on stage this year. I hope you’ll join us at PTE for five nights of completely wireless connection.


Robert Metcalfe
A R T I S T I C   D I R E C T O R

>> Click here for the 2013-2014 Season at a Glance

>> Video:  Welcome from Bob