Community Update

January 5, 2023

It has been a brilliant and also unusually busy season here at Prairie Theare Exchange.  Our goal each season is to release a community update at the top of the season and at the close of the season.  Here we are, in January, with our first update for the 2022-23 season.  We are aware that it is behind schedule while also gratefully embracing the opportunity to begin the New Year with news of how this 50th anniversary season has been going so far


This season we welcomed over 130 artists to the PTE Training Hub.  This initiative of three weeks of free professional development workshops for the Winnipeg arts community is now an annual piece of programming.  It came out of a need we saw in the community during the pandemic.  We were curious to see if it would remain vital and relevant in this first full year back to live events.  The answer was a resounding YES.  Hearing this, we plan to continue this program into the 2023-2024 season and beyond. 

This season has been thrilling so far.  It has also been full of challenges.  This is a moment where we celebrate the arts in-person.  We also recognize that our industry (and the arts workers who bring it to life) is vulnerable.  We are continuously listening, responding and listening again.  We make plans, while also trying not to become set in our ways.  We know that we need to be as nimble as we were in the height of the pandemic to keep our artists, audiences and artistic practice healthy, safe, and inspired.  We succeed, we fail, we change, and we continuously re-imagine what is and can be possible.  Much like the process of creating theatre, we are trying not to know everything, but rather to discover.  We are grateful for everyone who has helped us and is helping us along the way.  And we promise to do all we can to help Prairie Theatre Exchange see another 50 years of theatre and performing arts.

To contact us:

Thomas Morgan Jones, Artistic Director:

Lisa Li, Managing Director:

Board of Directors: