Students Club

The Citadel Theatre believes that young people are integral to the artistic fabric of our community and we are committed to programming and initiatives that develop their creative voices and encourage their participation. Students Club offers a unique glimpse into the world of professional theatre to a wide range of local junior and senior high school students. Prior to select performances of each of our Mainstage shows, members gather for a light supper and then participate in a highly engaging, interactive presentation with one of our region’s talented theatre artists, covering some aspect of theatre – from choreography to design, from stage combat to Shakespeare. Following the performance, students stay for an informative talkback with members of the production’s cast and crew.

Prior to Students Club performances of The Candidate, students will enjoy an interactive workshop with Molly Pearson. Through the interactive workshop, the students will learn how the stage management team stays cool and composed, all while collaboratively coordinating the many complicated cues from backstage.

Molly Pearson is a Edmonton-based stage manager and graduate of the University of Alberta’s B.F.A. Technical Theatre with a focus in Stage Management. She has worked with many company throughout the city. Molly's recent credits include Stage Managing Made in ItalyChildren of God, Peter and the Starcatcher, and A Christmas Carol (The Citadel Theatre); A Comedy of Errors, and The Merchant of Venice (The Freewill Shakespeare Festival); Last Chance Leduc (Snowflake Productions); Shakespeare’s R&J (Kill Your Television); Bello (Concrete Theatre/L'UniThéâtre); Bust (Theatre Network); The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux (Northern Light Theatre/L'UniThéâtre); assistant stage managing Vigilante (Catalyst Theatre);  Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, As You Like It, and Coriolanus (The Freewill Shakespeare Festival).

For more information on Students Club, or to become a part of the program,
please contact Shirley Tran at 780.428.2127 or