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About Us

Who We Are

Our Story

Experience Theatre was founded in Lethbridge, Alberta in the late months of 2023. What started as one artist has turned into an expansive team of artists dedicated to delivering an experience not only to the audience but to their talent as well. Working hard in delving into as many art forms as possible, Experience Theatre aims to give the resources to emerging artists to launch themselves into a new stage in their careers. 

Our Philosophy

Experience Theatre aims to do what its name entails, give an experience to an audience that they will not forget, as well as provide valuable resources and experience to emerging artists looking to make their way in this tight knit-field. We show no allegiance to any art form and we show no discrimination to art. If you can argue why what you do is art and should be seen, then you need to meet with Experience Theatre to get your next project launched. 

Our Values

At Experience Theatre we cherish people, fostering a culture that celebrates diversity and innovation. artistic liberty is paramount, encouraging freedom of expression and pushing creative boundaries. We prioritize the value of expression, providing opportunities for emerging talent and valuing the process of creating art over a mere product. Rooted in rich experiences, each performance is a unique journey that broadens our collective Perspective. Our values serve as the guiding principles, shaping a dynamic and inclusive artistic community where authenticity and passion thrive on stage. 

Jesse Thibert bear child

Owner & Founder

Jesse Thibert Bear Child (kiááyo pookáá) is a metis artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has spent his entire life working at as many different art forms as possible. He graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre: directing and theatre creation with a minor in cinema. At a young age he started dancing and continued that path for over fifteen years competing in Manitoba Dance Festival, Canadian National Dance Festival, 5678 Showtime, Disneyworld, as well as competing with professional teams VibeTribe and B.O.S.S. He co-founded his own dance troupe, Apex, in 2014 which went to compete and place multiple times. He has worked in the theatre world for over ten years with experience in acting (Lie of the Mind, Hamlet, TomorrowLove, Elf), directing (Taming of the Shrew, Sugar Mama, Next To Normal*), playwriting (Sugar Mama, Stoned and Politically Incorrect, Animals, Stewart St), scenic design (Sugar Mama, Honour Beat*), sound design (Psychosis 4:48*), movement direction (So Long, It Comes in Threes), improv, devised theatre creation, and artistic production (TheatreXtra). Outside of the theatre, Jesse has taken part in many art forms such as, but not limited to, graffiti, stand up comedy, film, visual arts, clowning, culinary arts, rapping, and playing instruments.

*Indicates assistant or co

“Life is full of stories, I just try to give the platform to tell them.” – Jesse Thibert Bear Child

Experience Theatre Goal


The company goal of Experience Theatre is to produce over 100 original and unique productions in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta.