Vision Statement

In September 2016, Daryl Cloran became the Citadel’s new Artistic Director, bringing with him great enthusiasm and vision for the Citadel’s future. Daryl’s vision is for the Citadel to be: Inclusive, Innovative, and International in our programming and practices.

Inclusive – We will celebrate, welcome, and share stories with the many different communities that make up Edmonton. Our stage will come alive with different voices and cultures.

Innovative – Our programming will celebrate new work, new performance styles, and productions that experiment with dramatic form. We will create collisions between different art forms, and present work that includes dance, circus, music, and storytelling. We will tell stories digitally, including podcasts, video, and multi-platform projects.

International – We will present and collaborate with exciting theatre-makers from around the world, as well as taking the fantastic work of the Citadel to audiences everywhere.

The Citadel is the heart of Edmonton’s arts community. We are positioned at the centre of the city, and fill our building with exciting programming and partnerships with local companies and artists. We are proud to be part of a city so rich in theatre practice and theatre artists, and we look for every opportunity to feature local artists and their work on our stage. The Citadel is also an important contributor to the national theatre landscape, creating work and training artists seen on stages around the country and internationally. We grew from audacious beginnings 50 years ago, and plan to honour that spirit with an inclusive, innovative, and international approach to our future.

Acknowledgement

We wish to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is Treaty No. 6 territory and a traditional meeting ground and home of the First Nations, including both the treaty signatories – Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stony and Cree-Iroquois – as well as other Indigenous peoples, such as the Blackfoot and Métis, who occupied this land. We extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, create and perform on this territory.

Nikistêyhtamâkânân oma askîwihtâwin ita kâ mâwasakôyâhk Nikotwâsik Kâ akihtêk omâmawôpayônôwâw Nistam Îyinôwak, nânapo ôkih tipahamawâkan tahkikwanênkêwak-Nêhîyawak, Nahkawînôwak, Opwâsîmowak, Asinî Pwâtak êkwah Nêhîyaw Paskosikanak-êkwah kotakak Îyinôwak, tâpiskôc Kaskitêwayasitak êkwah Âpihtwâyak, kâkîh kikîwîhkêcik otah. Nitâniskê nanâskôtênân tawâw ôtah êh ayâyâhk tita wîci pimâtisîhtamâhk, tita osîhcikêyâhk êkwah tita nôkohtihiwêyâhk otah askîwihtâwinihk.