Community Update

June 29, 2022

As we move into the summer, we’re grateful to be sharing a community update on the 2021-2022 season.

It was an equally challenging and inspiring season here at Prairie Theatre Exchange. As we all navigated COVID, the Omicron wave, and eventually re-opening(s), we have remained open, agile, and responsive. We have also dedicated ourselves to continuing all of the work of the company, on stage and off.

Through it all we have been buoyed by the imagination of artists, the dedication of audiences, and the support of funders. We wouldn’t be here, where we are today, without community, in all its forms.


This season we were able to open our theatre to live audiences for two productions: The War Being Waged by Darla Contois and Outside Joke: The Improvised Musical. It was absolutely extraordinary to see people in the theatre again, and to feel the energy exchanged between artists and audiences.

While audiences returned, they did not return in the same numbers as before the pandemic. In connecting with colleagues at other theatres nationally and internationally, we are aware that the return to live theatre will be a slow and incremental journey. We are so grateful to all those who joined us and look forward to welcoming even more people to the theatre for our 2022-2023 - PTE's 50th anniversary season.

These are a summary of major activities at the company this past season. They can’t encapsulate the entire journey, but we are inspired by what we’ve learned, what we’ve accomplished, and we are clear about the work ahead of us. And, as always, we’re ready for the unknown.

We’ll post another community update in the fall, and we already know there will be so much to share…

On behalf of everyone at Prairie Theatre Exchange, thank you for reading, and for engaging with our theatre and company.

To contact us:

Thomas Morgan Jones, Artistic Director:

Lisa Li, Managing Director:

Board of Directors: