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What’s On (Edmonton): La Corneille – L’UniThéâtre

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October 29th to November 1st, 2014 and November 5th to 8th 2014 at 8PM.
Matinées on Sundays, November 2nd and 9th at 2PM.

By Lise Vaillancourt. Directed by Micheline Chevrier. A production of L’UniThéâtre.
Call 780-469-8400 for ticekts

Julie ‘s life is a full and tidy one – a life squeezed between work as a data technician and yoga classes. Health conscious, she eats well and exercises regularly, determined to reduce stress with the requisite herbal teas and cleanses. One night, she arrives home and is surprised to find a crow flying frenetically around her loft. This discovery is complicated with the unexpected arrival of her talkative and impulsive mother, dragging in her luggage and her unflagging ability to induce guilt. Over the course of the next several days, her mother settles in, and a series of bizarre events begin to occur. Julie, suffocated by her mother’s presence and disturbed by the crow’s incessant cawing, does her best to reclaim a sense of calm.

A play that is as serious as it is funny, explores that delicate relationship between mother and daughter where dependence and letting go, go hand in hand.

What’s On (Calgary): Pinocchio – Vertigo Theatre Y Stage


Based on Carlo Collodi’s Classic
Written and Directed by Hugo Bélanger
English Translation by Bobby Theodore
Produced by Tout à Trac
In Co-Production with Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Place Des Arts
Oct 24 @ 7PM, Oct 25 @ 12:30PM & 3PM, Oct 26 @ 12:30PM & 3PM

An Amazing Journey into the Heart of Childhood and Imagination
Revisit Collodi’s tale about the world’s most famous puppet: Pinocchio. Born from a talking piece of wood carve by old Geppetto, the rebellious, cheeky and careless Pinocchio discovers the meaning of growing up through a thousand trials. To become a real boy, he will have to face Mangiafuoco, the terrible Puppet Master, suffer the malice of Mr. Fox and his sidekick, The Cat, escape from Toyland and save his father from the belly of the giant fish!
Produced by Tout à Trac

Call (403)221-3708 for tickets

News: 2015-2016 Picks of the Edmonton Fringe touring shows announced!

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Theatre Alberta, the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) and Fringe Theatre Adventures are proud to announce the lineup for the Picks of the Edmonton Fringe tour stimlus project – Year Two! This project has been supported by a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

The following productions will tour throughout the province in 2015-2016:

All three companies will be presenting excerpts of their work to rural Alberta presenters at Showcase 2014 at Red Deer College on October 17th. Click here for more information on the lineup!

For more information, email Aaron Talbot, Communications and Marketing Coordinator at aaron@theatrealberta.com

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Event (Edmonton): Aunt Flow Club – Opening Ears and Eyes Productions

Aunt Flow Club!

This is an opportunity for anyone involved in Performance Art. Have a monologue or song you’re preparing, a script you’re working on, or if has been a while since you’ve performed and you just want to strut your stuff, then this event is for you. This is also I great way to meet other artists in Edmonton, make connections, and have fun.

It all happens on October 27 at EPIC Main Hall (formerly the 3rd Space) at 11516 103 Street.
Door opens at 6:30 PM, presentations start at 7 PM.
$10 for 10 minutes for each person wanting to present their work.

For more information or questions please contact Shannon at 780-447-4479

Audition (Calgary): Female Chorus Members Needed for Young Sherlock Holmes – Morpheus Theatre

Sherlock1Morpheus Theatre is seeking to fill a few gaps in our upcoming production of Young Sherlock Holmes. We have need for three female chorus members to join us to play various roles in the show including villagers, cooks, sailors and cannibals. These are roles you can really sink your teeth into! The chorus is also involved in several large choreographed dance numbers.

The Chorus members can be 18 years and up, and must be able to sing and dance.

Rehearsals are underway, and take place Tues/Thurs evenings from 7 to 10pm and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 pm.
The show runs Dec 5 to 14th.

Please contact Sean at info@morpheustheatre.ca if you would like to be considered.Morpheus-Logo1

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Actors – Bennywise’s House of Horrors


We are looking for actors of all sorts (ages 14+ preferably). This is a volunteer gig, but you’ll get to scare the pants off of hundreds of visitors leading up to Halloween!

Must be available on October 23rd at 6pm for an actors meeting and then for any of the following nights: Oct 24, 25, 26, 30, Nov 1st (6pm-11pm approximately) and Oct 31 (5-11pm approximately).

Makeup and costumes can be provided, but any supplies the actor has are welcome. General information for the haunt can be found on our website (www.meet-benny.webs.com) – we are located at 4030 117 Street NW (Royal Gardens Community League). 

Interested? Contact Amber by e-mail atbenny.horror.house@gmail.com or by phone at 780-709-7383.BennywiseHauntedHouse

Event (Edmonton): Skirtoberfest! An evening of wine, chocolate, and entertainment! – SkirtsAfire herArts Festival

Skirtoberfest Wine and Chocolate tasting with SkirtsAfire herArts Festival!

Skirtoberfest Wine and Chocolate tasting with SkirtsAfire herArts Festival!

Skirtoberfest: An Evening of Wine, Chocolate, and Entertainment

Please join us for a delicious evening of wine, chocolate & entertainment in support of SkirtsAfire herArts Festival!

Saturday, October 25 at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts 9225 – 118 Ave
Doors at 7:00 pm

Divine Wine & Chocolate Pairings provided by Choklat, voted Canada’s#1 artisan chocolate maker. (Included with ticket purchase)

Musical Performances by the Lindsey Walker Band and Nuela Charles!

Silent Auction! Bid on fabulous packages including dinner, theatre, sports, beauty treatments, clothing, original art, jewellery and more!

Plus a very special sneak peek at our upcoming SkirtsAfire 2015 Festival!

Advance tickets $25 ($30 at the Door)

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS at https://skirtsafire.yapsody.com/

We look forward to a fabulous evening with you!

SkirtsAfire, herArts festival is an arts festival that features women artists and takes place in the heart of The Avenue (118 avenue) in Edmonton. SkirtsAfire empowers, celebrates, develops, supports and showcases women in theatre and other art forms. The festival creates a platform for Canadian women’s stories including writing, directing, designing, choreography, painting and music. Our next festival takes place March 5 to 8, 2015, in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Our festival is growing and we hope you can help stoke the flames!

Volunteer Opportunity (Calgary): Costume designers/builders – Morpheus Theatre

SherlockMorpheus Theatre is looking for Costume Designers and Builders for our December production of Young Sherlock Holmes. The show features a cast of approximately 20 with some wonderful character costumes for costumers to really have fun with.

As the show is coming up in only 7 weeks, if there isn’t a single costume designer able to take it on, we would be willing to split the costumes into groups. The characters include:

Principal Boy

King of the Rats
2 twin Rats

Sherlock Holmes & Velma Whitsun (think Scooby Doo)

London Family & Villagers (1600s – 1800s)
Captain & Sailors
Queen of the Cannibals & other cannibals

Please contact Sean at info@morpheustheatre.ca as soon as possible.Morpheus-Logo1

What’s On (Calgary): Jebat – School of Creative and Performing Arts


by Hatta Azad Khan
English translation by Nadia Khan

Jebat is a tragicomedy written in 1980 by Malaysian playwright Hatta Azad Khan. The play is based on two semi-historical Malay classics from the 15th and 16th century: Sejarah Melayu (the Malay Annals) and Hikayat Hang Tuah (Epic of Hang Tuah).

Contrary to the original stories of the Malaccan warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat, Jebat invites us to look at Hang Jebat as a new hero, who dares to challenge authority for the sake of truth, thereby rejecting Hang Tuah’s idea of loyalty to the sultan. In taking a different approach, this play offers a new perspective on being Malay in the current socio-political society of Malaysia.

Jebat combines modern, traditional, eastern and western theatrical styles and brings together the cultures of Canada and Malaysia.

Oct. 21 – 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.
Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
University Theatre
Tickets: $20 Adults – $15 Students/Seniors


Call for Submissions (Calgary): Artists – Financial Literacy Pop-Up Theatre – Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre

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Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre has been engaged by Financial Futures Calgary to create a series of pop-up theatre experiences at post-secondary institutions, around the theme of financial literacy. The project aims to spark conversations about money, and increase awareness of the resources available to help grow a healthy relationship with money.

The performances will take place in such institutions as the University of Calgary, Mount Royal University, SAIT and others, dealing with topics like budgeting, debt and emotional connection to money. There will be approximately five scenes, performed in “pop-up” style in food courts and other post-secondary gathering places, with performances throughout November 2014.

Performers (4-5)

We are seeking performers who are…

- available for 5-10 performances in November 2014 (exact schedule TBA, but most are likely to take place during weekday work hours).
– experienced and comfortable with performances in public locations.
– outgoing, confident and willing to engage passers-by.

Experience with puppetry, clown and/or improvisation is considered an asset, as is some experience with post-secondary institutions and the financial challenges faced by students. The successful candidates will need to be available for approximately 30 hours of rehearsal between October 24-31, 2014.

Set, Prop & Costume Designer

We are seeking a designer to create or source the set, prop and costume elements for the pop-up performances. The exact elements are yet to be determined, but will likely include:

- a portable display/booth, with a table to display materials and interactive elements (such as magnetic poetry or a chalkboard); and
– puppet-sized costumes, props and set pieces.

The bulk of the creation will need to be completed between October 18-24, with the possibility to tweak and finalize by October 31.

Each participating artist will be paid an artist fee.

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to info@swallowabicycle.com. Applications accepted until the positions are filled.

Job (Calgary): Program Coordinator – The Pumphouse Theatre

Pumphouse TheatreThe Pumphouse Theatre, one of Calgary’s leading performing arts organizations for 40 years, provides affordable, professional quality facilities and services to Calgary’s cultural community and fosters development through arts education programming is seeking an Program Coordinator. This is a .75 FTE position (30-35 hours per week) with occasional evening and weekend work required.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and liaising with the Executive Assistant and Technical Director, the Program Coordinator will coordinate all Camps and regular Fall, Winter, and Spring Classes, the annual One-Act Play Festival held at the Pumphouse Theatres, and the new lobby art gallery project. Functional aspects will include leadership and management of:

1. Drama Education Program:

a. Coordinate class & camp schedules, locations and staffing of educational programming.
b. Set-up and process Drama Class registrations and payments.
c. Instruct classes as needed.
d. Assist in the coordination of marketing and publicity for Drama Classes

2. Calgary Region One-Act Play Festival:

a. Coordinate submission calls/registrations
b. Liaise with Adjudicator, Participants, and Award Sponsors
c. Assist in the coordination of publicity

3. Lobby Art Gallery: Liaise with local visual arts organizations and coordinating Art Gallery load in, display, and strike.

4. Administration: Update the Pumphouse Theatre website and social media and perform other duties as assigned for the professional and efficient management of the Pumphouse Theatres Society

The successful applicant will:

• Possess a post-secondary degree in theatre and/or education, with a strong background in both.
• Be confident with technology: training is provided for all specialized software.
• Have some experience with marketing and publicity
• Have some experience in curriculum development and delivery
• Have experience supervising and leading a team and display strong communicative and interpersonal skills.
• Be focussed, independent, and efficient

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume (including three professional references), no later than October 30 2014 @ 4pm to the attention of:

PTS Program Coordinator Search, Pumphouse Theatres Society
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5

The Pumphouse wishes to thank all those that apply, however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

Workshop (Calgary): Introduction to Lessac Voice Work – Robin Carr

lessac-logoNov. 7 & 8th: President of the International Lessac Association ROBIN CARR to teach in Calgary

Robin Carr

Robin Carr, an accredited Lessac Instructor, who has recently taught at Carnegie Melon and The Gaity School of Acting in Ireland, is now coming to Calgary for an introductory Lessac VOICE workshop. The Lessac method is a creative and holistic approach to developing the voice and body. It aims to eliminate strain and free the actor’s voice. This workshop while aimed at actors is also of benefit to dancers, musicians and any speakers.


  • 5pm-9pm on Friday Nov. 7th
  • 9am-5pm on Saturday Nov. 8th

Location: The Matthews Theatre, Craigie Hall at the University of Calgary

To register: Email Robin at robin.carr@usm.edu or Jackie at jacquelinemariedyment@gmail.com (only 20 participants will accepted, first come first serve basis)

Cost: $150 for both days

Job (Banff): Event Manager – Mountainscape Productions & Events

MPE_EventBanff’s premiere event planning company is seeking a personable and outgoing individual with great attention to detail to join our event management team. While not a theatre job, per se, the skills and experience required for this position is very much in line with with those of stage managers, production managers, or technical directors. Mountainscape is a full service event company based in Banff, Alberta. We specialize in corporate & social events including galas, receptions, holiday parties and weddings.

The Event Manager is responsible for the management all aspects related to on-site events, including but not limited to: pre-event planning, supervising installation and teardown of decor, directing crew, coordinating entertainers, post-event organization and maintenance of props and equipment.

The successful candidate will possess:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• High organizational and time management skills.
• Ability to work independently, as well as part of a collaborative team.
• A valid drivers license with clean driver’s abstract.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule.
• Previous event and/or management experience preferred but not required.

Compensation: $16 – $20/hour commensurate with experience. Benefit package available.

Apply to: jobs@mountainevents.ca. Full job description available upon request. Competition closes October 17, 2014.

We thank all candidates for their interest. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job (Calgary): Patron Services Representative – One Yellow Rabbit Theatre

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Type/Term: Part-time, casual
Reports to: Marketing Associate

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre (OYR), the producers of The High Performance Rodeo (HPR), is looking for a number of Patron Services Representatives to assist with box office and front-of-house operations for our seasonal programming and the High Performance Rodeo Festival – running January 7th to February 1st, 2015. You will be responsible for selling tickets, assisting volunteers, providing customer service, and overseeing patron services during OYR and HPR events. These individuals will work shifts as needed throughout the year, some late-nights and weekends may be required.


• Read and follow instructional notes provided on event details
• Provide exceptional customer service to all ticket buyers and festival patrons
• Ensure public spaces are presentable and organized appropriately prior to the arrival of patrons
• Follow proper cash handling procedures including reconciliation of cash, debit and credit card receipts post-show
• Liaise with venue front-of-house and/or technical staff to coordinate the opening and closing of the House when necessary
• Help with administrative tasks
• Provide event reports informing management of any issues

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications, Experience:

• Must possess strong customer service skills and a positive attitude
• Familiarity with traditional theatre protocol and etiquette
• Ability to problem-solve and think on your feet
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, very busy environment
• Ideal candidates possess knowledge of a ticketing system such as Tessitura or Theatre Manager

Rate of Pay: $15/hour (Minimum 3 hour shift)

Send an electronic copy of your cover letter and resume by October 14, 2014 to: nclaerhout@oyr.org

We thank all candidates for their interest in One Yellow Rabbit. Please note only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

About One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Association

Since 1982, One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) has been pushing artistic boundaries in the creation of original, innovative theatre and has become one of Canada’s best-known theatre companies. A resident company at the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts and working out of the Big Secret Theatre, the award-winning One Yellow Rabbit Performing Ensemble creates original plays that are noted for their intricate physicality and originality.

OYR also produces the High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts – an annual event that animates the city in the cold of January with a sizzling array of live performances from around the world featuring theatre, music, comedy, dance, film, visual art and more. The High Performance Rodeo is a dazzling showcase of the best in contemporary performance.

OYR is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a vision to enrich society through stimulating, provocative and life-affirming performing arts. We create and present vital, surprising performance experiences that engage and reward our community.