About Ground Zero Theatre (GZT)
Ground Zero Theatre is a non-profit organization dedicated to producing contemporary theatre not seen in Calgary. Our mission is to develop and nurture home-grown talent in an environment where we bridge the gap between educational and professional theatre by combining established artists with up and coming artists.
From day one it has been the mission of Ground Zero Theatre to provide the City of Calgary with an alternative to the alternative. With a hand on the pulse of social and popular culture, GZT has produced theatrical work unlike anything this city had ever seen. From subUrbia to Killer Joe - American Buffalo to Blue Surge - Pervert to The Black Rider, Little Mercy's First Murder – Kung-Fu Panties, Ground Zero Theatre's productions are innovate, dynamic and always on the edge. We were the first Canadian theatre company to independently produce Eve Ensler's world renowned The Vagina Monologues, we created our own show: CockTales, monologues about the penis – both of which played to critical praise and sold out houses. We have teamed up with many other theatre companies in Calgary to help create a unified community of theatre professionals who help and nurture each others work while combining audiences to provide the people of Calgary with exciting and dynamic theater. Ground Zero Theatre currently has a solid relationship with Hit & Myth Productions and are pushing the boundaries of theatre in Calgary even further with recent productions like Urinetown: the Musical, The Pillowman, Evil Dead: the Musical and reasons to be pretty. These are just a few of the many accomplishments Ground Zero Theatre has had in its fourteen year existence..
Ground Zero Theatre has quickly become an integral part of the theatre community in Calgary. Not only are we "the stage of the future stars" but we are also a leading choice for many professional artists who are looking for a challenge to their own creativity. It is not uncommon to see an actor's biography in a Theatre Calgary or Alberta Theatre Projects program to include a Ground Zero Theatre credit.