Changes at PTE School

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

PTE Improv Cabaret 2015 McKnight-2At the end of the month, I’ll be leaving my position as School and Community Programs Director at Prairie Theatre Exchange. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at PTE. I’m proud of the work I did at PTE School and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this excellent arts organization. It’s been a wonderful, rewarding decade.

While working at PTE, I was encouraged to maintain my acting and filmmaking career on a part-time basis. A number of theatre, film and TV opportunities have arisen that now require my full-time attention. I feel it’s best to make room for someone new to lead PTE School into the future.

I look forward to my continuing association with PTE, as an instructor and theatre artist for many years to come. I’d like to thank my PTE colleagues for your collaboration and support. Thank you to the many amazing instructing artists who generously share their creative talents with PTE School.

A special thank you to the PTE School students, for allowing me to share your exploration of theatre, and film and witness the development and expression of your talent and creativity.

John B. Lowe
School and Community Programs Director
Prairie Theatre Exchange

PTE School’s 1st Annual Social Cabaret!

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

13173422_10153439569527657_205170477696922484_oA fundraiser for PTE School

The traditional Manitoba Social gets a twist for PTE School’s upcoming fund raiser The Social Cabaret, Saturday, June 4 at 7:30.

With Cory Wojcik as the MC, you‘ll see comedy! Drama! Improv! Music! Buskers! Silent Auction! Acting Booth! Cash Bar! Dance Party!

We’ve been busy booking fabulous local entertainment and collecting raffle/auction prizes. This is going to be an awesome and fun evening with all proceeds supporting PTE School!

Saturday, June 04 – Doors open at 7:30pm * Variety Show at 8:00pm

Tickets: $15
Call Ivan at 204.925.5253 or PTE Box Office at 204.942.5483


Sunday, May 15th, 2016

Antigone PosterPTE @ PTE presents

ANTIGONE by Sophocles

Directed by Debbie Patterson

From the ancient ruins of Greece comes the epic tale of Antigone. When Antigone goes against the law of the land in burying her brother, she sets in motion a chain of events leading to the shattering of her family and the downfall of the house of Oedipus. Antigone charts one woman’s passionate fight against her oppressors. PTE School’s Professional Training Ensemble presents a hauntingly beautiful retelling of the classic tale, shining a new light on Sophocles’ depiction of a patriarchal society.

May 20 @ 7:30 PM
May 21 @ 2:00 PM
May 21 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: $12 / $6 (students)
Available by calling PTE Box Office at 204.942.5483
or visiting

Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor Portage Place

PTE School Adult Company Presents Oedipus Rex

Monday, April 25th, 2016

PTE School Adult Company Presents
Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles
Directed by Brenda McLean

From the aOedupus Online Posterncient ruins of Greece comes the epic tale of Oedipus Rex. A hero tragically fated from birth, by the God Apollo to sleep with his mother and kill his Father. Taking his fate and future into his own hands he flees his kingdom and becomes the saviour and king of Thebes after conquering the riddling sphinx. Now his new home needs a saviour again and as he rises to the occasion a blind seer reveals to him that the prophecy has already come true.

April 29 @ 7:30 PM
April 30 @ 2:00 PM
April 30 @ 7:30 PM

Tickets: $12 / $6 (students)
Available by calling PTE Box Office at 204.942.5483
or visiting

Colin Jackson Studio

Prairie Theatre Exchange
3rd Floor Portage Place

PTE @ PTE presents FESTEN

The 2015 Professional Training Ensemble presents FESTEN (Celebration) Adapted from the Danish film by David Eldridge Directed by Debbie Patterson Friday May 29th @ 7:30 pm Saturday May 30th @ +

CTV stopped by PTE School

CTV stopped by to check out some theatre school games and find out about Spring Classes. There’s still time to register. Most classes (kids, teens & adults) start next week. +