Welcome
Welcome to the official website for Tumbleweed Theatre! Here you can find information about the theatre company, the productions that have been put on, and other various tidbits about Tumbleweed.  Be sure and check out the What's New category at the top to see upcomming events, productions or news.  Also check us out at facebook.com.


Background
At first glance, you might not think Brooks is the place to pull into the local theatre and take in some stage drama. Located one hour north west of Medicine Hat and two hours south east of Calgary along the Trans Canada Highway, Brooks is Alberta's Centennial City. With irrigation, agriculture, and oil and gas propelling the economy, Brooks is not the first place to come to mind when hearing the word drama. With over 12,000 residents, Brooks is a community on the verge of a development explosion, the next place to be. Within this community is Tumbleweed Theatre.



History

In 2003, Brian Crumblehulme moved to Brooks, and within a few months made contact with Rob Brown and Michael Glynn Macdonald, and immediately the trio started making plans for a spring/summer production of something.

"Our play selection did depend a lot on who came out of the woodwork and who was interested in being on stage," says Macdonald.

By early 2004, community feelers had been put out to gauge responses about the potential theatre company in Brooks.


"The response was overwhelming," says Crumblehulme.

In late spring 2004, their production of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor  took to the stage at the Griffin Park Theatre with 15 cast members and another 10 working behind the scenes.

The theatre has since gone on to producing 10 diverse and successful theatre seasons in Brooks.