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Beth was named one of the Sizzling 20 under 30 by Edmontonians Magazine!
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Holding the Keys to Creativity
How great is it to turn a part-time labour of love into a thriving full-time business venture?
Just ask 28-year old Beth Dart, the Artistic Producer of Catch the Keys Productions. She partnered with her sister Megan to create original independent theatre productions, offer support and marketing expertise to arts
organizations, and plan arts-based events.
“We have worked hard to do what we love, and this is just the beginning,” Beth says. And things are definitely getting bigger and better for Catch the Keys. Last year, the company produced the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts “…which was an incredible opportunity to celebrate the inimitable professional arts community and our extremely supportive business community. A career highlight!”
In 2007, Beth earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction in Technical Theatre, specializing in stage management, from the University of Alberta. She is a consummate mentor whose life revolves around every facet of the local arts scene—from theatre to music, film, dance and visual arts.
Beth is the curator of the Nextfest NiteClubs, an annual series of late night multi-disciplinary performance parties featuring up-and-coming talents. “I have had the joy of watching hundreds of emerging artists experiment and develop a thriving multi-disciplinary community. My biggest accomplishment has been meeting and collaborating with these artists over the past eight years.”
On the volunteer front, it is no surprise that Beth has donated her time to numerous local theatre companies, including Theatre Network, Azimuth Theatre, Catalyst Theatre and Punctuate Theatre. She is on the board with the Common Ground Arts Society, and is a member of the Artist Relations Committee with Fringe Theatre Adventures.
Beth admits, “I wouldn’t be where I am without taking giant risks and fully believing in my ability to problem solve creatively, adapt and collaborate with an ever growing roster of artists, technicians,
designers and stage managers. My background and
current involvement in live theatre directly impacts the calm and relaxed approach we take to event planning.”
Beth intends to develop her business as an important cornerstone of Edmonton’s arts scene. “The future of Catch the Keys will continue
to support an ever evolving professional arts community in the city. We strive to be flexible to the needs of our clients while staying true to ourselves as artists. Creativity is at the heart of Catch the Keys’ success.” √
~ Paula E. Kirman