Theatre; Just Because 2016-17 season

All Theatre; Just Because programming is education-based, open to the community, and employs 100% local artists.

Jr. High Play Production Series (for any student enrolled in grades 7,8, or 9) – The Fantastic Mr. Fox 

This year we’re offering a brand-new Play Production Series of workshops for Fort McMurray youth! Join us to work on a production of The Fantastic Mr. Fox by David Wood & Roald Dahl and explore this story through many different avenues — music, movement, acting, and visual art!

Participants will play a role in the production, whether as an actor, assistant stage manager, or backstage support. No matter your role, this program will encourage team work, education, exploration, and professionalism.

Directed by Michelle Thorne and featuring workshops by local guest artists!
Registration opens September 1st at and visit for more information.


Play Reading Nights

Come out to read a role or to listen to the story unfold – your level of participation is completely up to you. These evenings are free to anyone attend (ages 16+), regardless of your level of experience or previous participation in our play readings.

Visit for more information and a full listing of dates.



Our workshops aim to give you the skills you need to excel at your theatrical art form. Whether you’re new to the scene or have dozens of shows under your belt, our focus is to lead you through something new and different – techniques and ideas to take with you to your next audition or project.

These are 3 hour intensive sessions lead by Theatre; Just Because artists and guest artists. Our workshops are open for anyone to register for(ages 16+), regardless of your level of experience. For more information and to sign up visit


Alberta Culture Days

Friday September 30, 2016

In partnership with The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Arts Council Wood Buffalo, and  RMWB we are thrilled to be showing The National Theatre Live’s presentation of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch. With bar services provided by The Jaguar Lounge and featuring a live Shakespearean introduction starring local actors, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets $20 | 18+ | DOORS OPEN 6PM PRE-SHOW 6:30PM SHOW 7PM


Saturday October 1

Come join Theatre; Just Because at The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2016 with a free workshop!

Have you ever wanted to perform on stage but get overwhelmed at the thought of having to audition?

Join local director and actor Michelle Thorne for this fun and interactive workshop for youth where will give you the knowledge, skills, and tools to eliminate the fear and help you conquer the auditioning process.

Register on line at


Sunday October 2

Come join Theatre; Just Because at The Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2016 with a live reading of Joan MacLeod’s The Hope Slide.

Inspired by the infamous rock slide that buried part of the mining town of Frank, Alberta in 1903; The Hope Slide is an immersive portrait of one woman’s struggle to find meaning in the aftermath of the devastation following one of Alberta’s most notorious natural disasters.

Featuring a cast of local actors and directed by Michelle Thorne.

Sunday October 2 | 2pm | SECPA Theatre | FREE ADMISSION