WHO WE ARE
Run by sisters Megan and Beth Dart, Catch the Keys Productions in an award-winning scrappy indie theatre company that continually challenges and redefines the audience experience.
“Catch The Keys instigates some of this town’s most original, off-centre, non-traditional theatre experiences”
– Edmonton Journal
“Local company Catch the Keys has made it their business to create immersive environments…and it’s a real treat to experience such originality first hand”
– VUE Weekly
“Catch The Keys is, by origin, a sister duo who share the experimental gene and a certain effervescence of personality. Between them, the Dart sisters, Megan and Beth, are an unclassifiable repository of artistic skills, talents and enthusiasms, who regard the old boundaries between the arts as so much dead air.”
– Edmonton Journal
Megan Dart is a playwright, poet, and, alongside her sister Beth, is the co-Artistic Producer of the award-winning indie company Catch the Keys Productions, best known for its site-specific, immersive theatre creations. Recent playwrighting credits include Fossegrim & Nøkk (Alberta Opera; created for the inaugural New Musical Program and premiered at the 2018 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival); Charlie Horse (shortlisted for the 2018 Alberta Playwrighting Competition); Dead Centre of Town (Catch the Keys Productions; recipient of a 2017 Award of Excellence in Interpretation from Interpretation Canada), and Ursa Major (Catch the Keys Productions & Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre, nominated for four Elizabeth Sterning Haynes Awards, including Best New Play). Megan is also the co-Artistic Producer of Common Ground Arts Society, the Communications Specialist with Fringe Theatre, and a member of The Edmonton Poetry Brothel. Megan was named one of the Top 100 Women in Business by the Wanderer Online, and is a University of Grant MacEwan Distinguished Alumni.
Beth is the co-artistic producer of Catch the Keys Productions and holds her Bachelor of Fine Art in Technical Theatre with a Specialization in Stage Management from the University of Alberta. Beth is a freelance production manager, producer, talent booker, lighting designer, stage manager and director. She has managed large scale corporate events on behalf of Grey Cup Canada, Aquila, Ford Canada, the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton, Pecha Kucha Edmonton, and Consumer Strategy Group. Beth is the resident production manager and lighting designer of The Snow Globe Festival of Children’s Theatre and Send in the Girls Burlesque, resident stage manager and lighting designer for Good Women Dance Collective and has previously acted as the Festival Coordinator of The Canoe Theatre Festival and Assistant Producer of The Expanse Movement Arts Festival.
She is currently the co-producer, stage manager and programmer for The Late Night Cabarets for the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. For the past seven years, Beth has served as the curator of the Nextfest Emerging Arts Festival NiteClubs, a series of late night multidisciplinary arts parties. She is a board member of Common Ground Arts Society and sits on the Artist Relations Committee for Fringe Theatre Adventures.
Select directing credits include six annual incarnations of Dead Centre of Town by Megan Dart, a historically based, site specific performance; Snout by Megan Dart; Art on Art by Megan Dart; and Subterranean by Joleen Ballendine and Jessie McPhee. Select Stage Management credits include touring assistant stage manager for Catalyst Theatre’s Frankenstein, stage manager for Su-Kat, Tall Building, Sister Su-Kat and Brother Platypus Go to the Sea (Azimuth Theatre), Death: LIVE! (SurrealSoReal Theatre), ONE (Red to Blue Productions). Beth was named one of the Sizzling 20 Under 30 by Edmontonians Magazine in 2014.