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Jobs (Edmonton): Director Wanted for Fringe Play in Garneau Theatre – Night Canopy Theatre

Redstart Art Design by Evan Klapstein

Redstart Art Design by Evan Klapstein


Night Canopy Theatre is looking for a director our upcoming production of Redstart at the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Redstart is a new 55 minute drama by Daniel Greenways. More information about the production can be found on our company’s website (nightcanopy.ca), as well as information about an audition for the final cast member. The pay for this directing job is the same as listed for actors in the audition notice (25% of the show’s net profit, or a small honorarium if the show takes a loss).

The director of this show will also have to be available for all of the show dates to assist the venue’s technicians in running light/sound cues.

Rehearsal and Performance Information:

Rehearsals for Redstart will be held at St. Paul’s United Church (which is close to the McKernan-Belgravia LRT station) starting around July 10 and continuing through the first half of August. Expect there to be 3-5 rehearsals per week. Rehearsal timing will be flexible to your schedule and the rest of the schedules of the small cast of this production. Most rehearsals will be in the afternoon or evening. There will be no rehearsals during the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (August 6-9).

The performances for this show are August 15 (4:15pm), 17 (8:00pm), 20 (9:45pm), 21 (5:45pm), and 23 (12:30pm). You have to be available for all of these times plus a half hour to an hour in advance of each of them.

The play stars Citadel Young Companies alumni Sydney Williams and Daniel Greenways, and an audition is being held on July 8th to cast the final role.

If you are interested in being considered for directing the show, please email your resume and/or acting/directing experience/training to dgg97@telus.net. Please also include a phone number.

We may contact you by phone or email before we choose the director to have a short interview.

Please submit your information by July 8, 2015.

Audition (Edmonton): Redstart – Fringe Play – Night Canopy Theatre

Redstart Art Design by Evan Klapstein

Redstart Art Design by Evan Klapstein

 

 Casting Call for Male Role, Age: 17-25. Audition July 8!

Night Canopy Theatre is auditioning for one role in its production of Redstart at the Garneau Theatre as part of the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

Auditions will be held in the downstairs hall of St. Paul’s United Church (11526 76 Ave) on Wednesday July 8 in the afternoon and evening. Once you sign up for an audition, you will be emailed your audition’s specific time. Auditions will take 10-15 mins each. If you need to audition at a certain time on Wednesday, or cannot audition on Wednesday at all, mention that in “Questions/Concerns” in the signup form. We may be able to arrange to see you at a different time.

Production Details:

Redstart is a new one-act drama by Daniel Greenways. Daniel will also be performing in the show alongside Sydney Williams. The show runs about 55 minutes long.

This play is in development, so it is changing all the time. The finalized script will be locked in at least two weeks in advance of the production.

Each actor in this production will be paid 25% of the show’s net profit. If the show takes a loss each actor will receive a small honorarium for their work.

Character Breakdown:

Thomas
Male
Age: (Flexible) 17-25
Hint: One notable aspect of Thomas’ character is that during one scene, contrary to the way he usually acts, Thomas’ emotions reach a boiling point and he has a short angry, frustrated outburst. Other than that, Thomas can be played many different ways, so just be yourself.

Audition Requirements:

Please be ready to present a 2 minute long memorized contemporary dramatic monologue of your choosing.
After you perform your monologue, you may be given some lines from Redstart to read on the spot.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

Rehearsals for this production will be held at St. Paul’s United Church (which is close to the McKernan-Belgravia LRT station) starting around July 10 and continuing through the first half of August. Expect there to be 3-5 rehearsals per week. Rehearsal timing will be flexible to your schedule and the rest of the schedules of the small cast and crew of this production. Most rehearsals will be in the afternoon or evening. There will be no rehearsals during the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (August 6-9).

The performances for this show are August 15 (4:15pm), 17 (8:00pm), 20 (9:45pm), 21 (5:45pm), and 23 (12:30pm). You have to be available for all of these times plus a half hour to an hour in advance of each of them.

Thank you for your interest in being a part of our production. If you want to book an audition, follow the link below, fill out the signup form and click submit!
http://www.nightcanopy.ca/audition-for-redstart.html

Theatre Alberta celebrates partnership with Cenovus Energy at Artstrek 2015

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This year will be my third year attending Artstrek and I do not have enough praise I could give it. Since my first year at Artstrek my love of the arts and artists in the Alberta community has grown.

~Artstrek 2015 student

Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek – A Summer Theatre School for Teens – is a special place.

Every July, we welcome hundreds of Alberta teenagers, aged 12 – 18, to explore theatre and stagecraft with their peers at Red Deer College, guided by professional artists and educators. In 2015, Artstrek will celebrate its 55th year of operation in Alberta, a grand tradition of theatre education in this province. For many teens, Artstrek is part a summer tradition; it is not uncommon to see the same students return to Artstrek year after year. 

And this summer, we also celebrate our special partnership with Cenovus Energy. In 2012, Cenovus Energy began its relationship with us by providing a $5,000 donation to support our Artstrek Scholarship Program, which provides additional subsidies to Artstrek program fees to students in financial need. In 2013, Cenovus Energy donated $75,000, allocated over three years, to support Theatre Alberta as we expanded Artstrek into a three-week program and increased student capacity by 30%.

At its core, Artstrek is place to learn in depth the world of theatre and stagecraft. Through one very busy, very full week, the camp also becomes a place that cultivates leadership skills. We encourage students to think creatively and solve complex problems. We work to create an environment where students have permission to be totally ridiculous, totally honest, and their absolute truest selves. We study theatre and plays; we value tolerance and acceptance of ideas and people.

It’s surreal; watching people shed their personal burdens and realize that for one week, they can just be themselves. They don’t have to worry about being bullied or ostracized or discriminated against in any way.

~ Artstrek 2015 student 

Cenovus believes in supporting young people in the communities where they live and work by helping them build the skills they need to reach their full potential. They recognize that partnering with community organizations and investing in programs that focus on opportunities for youth has a positive impact and provides them with the skills they need to build a bright future.

Before Theatre Alberta expanded Artstrek in 2013, we had sold out for eight years, with dozens of students on waiting lists who were not able to attend. The generous donation provided by Cenovus Energy supported our efforts to expand the program without raising program fees for parents. Our combined efforts have helped make this special place available to any teen in Alberta passionate to learn more about theatre.

Artstrek gave me something nothing else could. It gave me true friends: friends that understood my interests and problems. It gave me so much confidence and taught me that you’re not alone when it comes to [being passionate about] acting, singing, and dancing. …To me, Artstrek is home.

~ Artstrek 2015 student

Thank you to Cenovus Energy, and to all of our funders, for their support of Artstrek.


Artstrek still has plenty of room for students in all three Exploration weeks! Register now for Alberta’s legendary summer theatre school for teens. Learn more about the program at theatrealberta.com/artstrek.


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     Edmonton Arts CouncilCity of Edmonton Calgary Arts Development City of Calgary

Jobs (Edmonton): Program Coordinator – Theatre Alberta

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Theatre Alberta is a provincial arts service organization and registered charity that proudly represents more than 1,000 theatre artists, enthusiasts, students, educators, and community and professional theatre companies from across the province. We are dedicated to encouraging the growth of theatre in Alberta by providing the highest quality programs and services:

  • workshops and camps for teens and adults, urban and rural
  • Canada’s largest independent fully-circulating theatre library
  • online resource sharing services for auditions, employment, and productions
  • theatre news, publications, and advocacy

We require a highly motivated and creative Program Coordinator who will be responsible for leading the organization’s educational and artistic programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • development and management of artistic and educational programs and projects including Artstrek, Workshops by Request, Emerge, and Picks of the Edmonton Fringe
  • program administration including artist and staff contracting, communication with participants and instructors, venue facilitation, fundraising support, promotion/ marketing/advertising support, evaluation, etc.
  • contribution of written material to our monthly electronic newsletter, Theatre Buzz, and other publications
  • participation in Theatre Alberta’s overall strategic mission and direction

Applicants should be knowledgeable and passionate about theatre and education, with a post-secondary degree or diploma in theatre/drama. Applicants should enjoy working with people, be self-motivated, and highly curious. Varied knowledge of the provincial theatre community with experience in professional, community, and educational theatre will be considered an asset. Exceptional written and oral communication skills and excellent organizational and time-management skills are required.

This is a full-time position with benefits located in Edmonton. Due to the nature of Theatre Alberta’s work and programs, some evening/weekend hours and travel may be required. Our office environment is pleasant and supportive with some degree of flexibility. Position to commence September 1, 2015. Salary range $33,000 – $35,000.

By July 15, 2015, please forward your resume with a letter highlighting your interest and qualifications to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director. keri@theatrealberta.com

To learn more about Theatre Alberta, please visit us online at www.theatrealberta.com.

Theatre Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest, however,
only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jobs (Red Deer): Program Administrator – Tree House Youth Theatre

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Tree House Youth Theatre is hiring a new Program Administrator!

Tree House Youth Theatre’s mandate is to create extraordinary theatrical experiences for young performers in Central Alberta.

The Program Administrator position provides the overall administrative management to Tree House Youth Theatre. See PDF for full job description.

Program Administrator competition 2015

Auditions (Edmonton): W;t – Walterdale Theatre

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Director: Anne Marie Szucs
Performance Dates: Dec. 2-12, 2015

Audition Dates:
Tuesday, August 25: 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch – Program Room
Wednesday, August 26: 5:30 – 8:30 pm, EPL Strathcona Branch – Meeting Room
(8331 104 Street NW)
Callbacks: Thursday, August 27: 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Avenue NW)

Synopsis:
Vivian Bearing, an uncompromising English professor, is facing terminal ovarian cancer. As she suffers through countless medical treatments alone, Vivian displays her signature intelligence, strength, and wit. But as she moves closer to her final moments, she begins to value the simplicity of kindness.

Characters:
Vivian Bearing, female, 40s to 50s Professor of 17th-century poetry, cancer patient, role requires brief nudity
Harvey Kelekian, male, 40s to 60s Chief of medical oncology (character may double with Mr. Bearing)
Jason Posner, male, 20s to 30s Clinical fellow of medical oncology
Susie Monahan, female, 20s to 40s Primary nurse in cancer inpatient unit
E.M. Ashford, female, 60s to 80s Professor of English literature
Mr. Bearing, male, 40s to 60s Vivian’s father (character may double with Dr. Kelekian)
Ensemble (of 4 – various ages) Lab Technicians, Clinical Fellows, Students, Code Team
*Ages ranges are approximate and somewhat flexible.

Audition Requirements:
You will be auditioning in a group of 4-6 actors in a half-hour slot. Actors auditioning for the role of Vivian are asked to prepare her opening monologue (from “Hi. How are you feeling today?” to “Then: curtain.”). All other actors will cold read from the script and do not need to prepare monologues. Please familiarize yourself with the script before auditioning.

To book your audition, please contact the director, Anne Marie Szucs, at amszucs@xplornet.com . Drop-ins are also welcome.

Rehearsals will begin in mid September. The rehearsal schedule will be light in September but will pick up in intensity in October and November. Rehearsals will be scheduled around actor availability whenever possible. Please bring potential conflict dates to the audition.

Notes:
• Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.
• Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale Theatre. Contact the theatre administrator at walterph@telus.net to sign one out. W;t is also available through the Theatre Alberta library.
• Walterdale Theatre Associates is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.

Job (Edmonton): Accompanist needed for Fringe Show – Triple-Threat Theatre

Triple-Threat Theatre is looking for an accompanist to play for their show “A Performers Guide to Love and Relationships,” which runs from August 13-23rd at this years Fringe Festival. It is a cabaret featuring songs from a variety of Broadway musicals including “The Last 5 Years” and “Heathers”.

We would require the accompanist to attend rehearsals once a week up to the festival starting July 16th. The accompanist would also be required to attend the dress rehearsal and all shows during the festival.

If you are interested in playing for us or have any questions please email Brooklyn Rowe at brooklynrowe@hotmail.com or give her a call at 780-920-5036. Thanks!

Job (Edmonton): Box Office Clerk – Edmonton Opera

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Summary: Edmonton Opera is looking for a Box Office Clerk. Reporting to the Box Office Manager and working in collaboration with all departments, this individual will be passionate about the performing arts in Edmonton and provide exceptional customer service to Edmonton Opera patrons, assisting in processing ticket purchases, subscriptions and event tickets. The Box Office Clerk also works as part of the EO team in coordination with the Tix on the Square staff. This is a full-time salaried position from Monday to Friday with occasional weekend and evening shifts required.

Workplace: The Edmonton Opera Box Office located at 9930 – 102 Street Edmonton AB in Tix on the Square.
Position reports to: Box Office Manager.

Key Responsibilities and accountabilities:
• Providing excellent customer service to all Edmonton Opera patrons and benefactors regarding ticketing issues.
• Work in coordination with Tix on the Square staff in joint projects, and day to day operations.
• Ongoing learning and utilization of Tessitura for ticketing as well as assisting other departments within the EOA and Tix on the Square as required
• Assisting in all box office activities such as sales, exchanges, general inquiries, and day to day operations, calls and dealing with issues that do not need to be escalated to the Box Office Manager
• Booking group ticket sales, education group sales and answering all phone calls or email inquiries regarding tickets and subscriptions.
• Participating in all Edmonton Opera productions and events as required by the Box Office Manager (Checklists, assist with printer set up, lap top set ups, will call table and float)
• Maintaining Daily Reconciliation Reports and Sales Reconciliation Forms onsite at Box Office
• Maintaining Merchandise Inventory Records and reporting to Box Office Manager
Requirements/qualifications:
• Excellent customer service skills (both written and oral), and an ability to effectively communicate with patrons in a professional manner are important.
• This position requires a strong ability to prioritize tasks and be flexible in assignments.
• This position requires either demonstrated or a willingness to learn Tessitura ticketing software.
• This position will require working with various departments such as special events/donor events, so an ability to work well in team environment as well as independently is a must.
• A minimum of two years of directly related work experience is preferred.

Benefits:
• Health benefits package pending upon completion of probationary period.

Relevant dates:
• Working hours are expected to be forty (40) hours per week, Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekend shifts for performances.

To apply for this position please email or fax your resume and any other pertinent information to:
Edmonton Opera
ATTN: Joanne Madeley
E-mail to: joanne.madeley@edmontonopera.com
Fax to: 780-429-0600 ATTN: Joanne Madeley (please include a cover page)

For further information on this opportunity please contact Joanne Madeley, 780-429-1000
This position will remain open until filled. Only appropriate candidates will be contacted.
Edmonton Opera is an equal opportunity employer.

Artstrek on Global Morning in Calgary and Edmonton

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Artstrek alumni will appear on Global Television on Sunday in both Calgary and Edmonton!

Watch for Super Super Kelsey and recent Artstrek grad, Griffin Cork on Global Calgary Morning News on Sunday, June 28th at 8:20AM.

In Edmonton, watch for former Super Jake (and current Artstrek Program Assistant) along with Theatre Alberta’s own Morgan Norwich on Global Edmonton Morning News on Sunday, June 28th at 9:35AM. 

Kelsey, Griffin, Jake and Morgan will be talking about Artstrek and the #bestmidsummernightever!

News (Red Deer): Treehouse Youth Theatre announces new Artistic Director

treehouse-youth-theatre-logoThe Board at Tree House Youth Theatre (THYT) is proud to announce that it has selected Mr. Serge Belliveau as their new Artistic Director (AD) starting July 1. Mr. Belliveau’s selection was carefully made by the board after hearing that their current Artistic Director, Mr. Matt Gould, would be retiring after 10 years with the organization.

“I am very excited for this new chapter in Tree House’s history. The future is bright. Serge has a lot of experience in theatre arts. What’s really cool to me, as well, is that he was a kid in the Tree House program years ago. He has come home to roost and spread the fun, connection, growth experiences and character building that Tree House’s drama programs provide.”, said Kerwin Rittammer, President of the THYT board. “I also want to thank Matt profusely for all the time, energy, and passion he brought to the Tree House programs for the last 10 years. I consider him a friend and wish him all the best in the new endeavours and paths his life will take.”

Having gotten his feet wet as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of OZ directed by then AD Richard O’Brien, Mr. Belliveau was inspired to pursue stagework.  He attended RDC and performed there as a student in Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Judah, Billy Bigelow in Carousel, and aptly cast as the Clowne in A Winter’s Tale.  Performing regularly with Prime Stock saw him act locally and across the province professionally. Transplanted to Toronto he received training in Improvisation which serves him well with his passionate involvement with Bull Skit.  Mr. Belliveau has taught, written, directed, and acted in countless performances.

Mr. Belliveau says, “First off I would like to thank the board for choosing me as the next Artistic Director for Tree House. In many ways I ‘got my start’ in theatre through THYT. With the experiences learned from this company and my years of training and performances, I intend to pass on my great joy and passion for theatre. I am excited and inspired to be working with the young community of this city, and cannot wait to see what life lessons they have to teach me in return. I am motivated by Matt Gould’s tenure as Artistic Director and look forward to see where THYT can grow from here.”

“I want to thank everyone involved in Tree House Youth Theatre over the past ten years for their support and enthusiasm for my work as Artistic Director,” notes outgoing AD Matt Gould. “I am confident that my beloved “house” will be kept in good order with our new Artistic Director, Serge Belliveau. Break a leg, my friend!”

Tree House has been in operation for 27 years and offers children and youth ages 9-17 from Central Alberta the opportunity to learn the dramatic arts in a challenging and safe environment. The company has won numerous awards for its work and has delighted audiences for years with a wide range of work from original productions, classic theatre, and musicals. 

Call for Directors (St. Albert): 2015/16 Season – St. Albert Theatre Troupe

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St. Albert Theatre Troupe is currently looking for directors for it’s upcoming 2015/16 Season. St. Albert Theatre Troupe is a not for profit volunteer run theatre company going into it’s 5th Season of comedy dinner theatre production. More information on the upcoming season can be found at www.stalberttheatre.com

This is a great opportunity for recent graduates of theatre to gain some experience or for those looking to return to theatre. Interviews will be conducted to find the best candidate. All interested persons are encouraged to apply! This is a volunteer position but there is a possibility of an honorarium upon completion.

St. Albert Theatre Troupe’s home is at the Kinsmen Banquet Hall at 47 Riel Drive in St. Albert, AB. Here both performances and rehearsals are held. Having access to transportation is a must, bus routes aren’t very accessible in the evenings to this area.

Deadline to apply is Friday July 17, 2015

Please apply with resume to: mark@stalberttheatre.com
Or for more information please call Katie at the box office 780-222-0102

Jobs (Fort McMurray): Theatre Technician, Theatre Support Technician – Keyano Theatre

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Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre in Fort McMurray, Alberta, is looking for a wide range of technical talent for full time permanent positions. These positions will work in the areas of lighting, audio, carpentry, props, wardrobe, painting, rigging, equipment maintenance, video, event production and design. Technicians in our organization are required to do work in all aspects, but are given a portfolio to become their specialty.

What Keyano Theatre has to offer:

  • Opportunity for experience and growth through a wide range of event
  • A road house with a concert series and rental events
  • 594 seat proscenium stage
  • 192 seat Recital Theatre
  • Black box
  • Various studios in the Arts Centre
  • Sports fields and gathering places around the College
  • Over 400 events throughout the year
  • Experience in producing a play, setting up a corporate event, arena style rigging, working with professional peers, and mentoring community members

What you have to offer:

  • Works well in a team environment
  • Understands best practices
  • Can manage a varied schedule
  • Valid class 5 driver license
  • Standard First Aid

Additional assets:

  • Aerial lift training
  • Pyrotechnics certification
  • Computer/networking background
  • PAL certification

 

Job postings and details at www.Keyano.ca/careers

SALARY
68,706.52 Per year
56,226.52 Per annum, plus an attractive benefits package. This position qualifies for the regional living allowance of 1040.00 per month (subject to review)

News (Alberta): More than 300 teens coming to Artstrek for its 55th anniversary

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CELEBRATES 55th ANNIVERSARY

Theatre Alberta welcomes more than 300 teens to Red Deer College in July

Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek is a summer school for teens that explores the exciting world of theatre and stagecraft. Every summer, we welcome more than 300 teens from across Alberta to Red Deer College to study for a week in residence with professional theatre artists and educators. The program was first established in 1960; in 2015 we celebrate Artstrek’s 55th anniversary.

Theatre Alberta selects a different play of study each year and employs a new team of theatre professionals to develop a curriculum centred on that script. For the summer of 2015, we will study one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Featuring the misadventures of young lovers, spiteful sprites, and mirthful magic spells, this perennial summer favourite abounds with thrilling challenges for young thespians.

In 2015, we also celebrate Artstrek’s special relationship with Cenovus Energy, which has supported the expansion of the program from two to three weeks. In 2013, Cenovus Energy donated $75,000, allocated over a three-year period, to help Theatre Alberta increase Artstrek’s student capacity by 30% and eliminate waiting lists. With more than 300 students already registered and four weeks remaining to apply, this summer’s program could be the biggest Artstrek and #bestmidsummernightever!

Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek 2015: William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 5 – 25, 2015 at Red Deer College
Apply online at theatrealberta.com/artstrek

Exploration I (for 13-14 year olds)

: July 5 – 10, 2015

Exploration II (for 15-16 year olds)

: July 12 – 17, 2015

Exploration III (for 17-18 year olds)

: July 19 – 25, 2015

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Call for Submissions (Calgary): Highschool Students (15-19) – Theatre Junction Mentorship Program

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Deadline: August 15, 2015

Every year, our award-winning High School Mentorship Program offers high school students the unique opportunity to learn experientially about contemporary performance practices, while developing mentoring relationships with theatre professionals.

This year, our program begins with an intensive 3-day performance workshop offered by Theatre Junction artists, Mark Lawes and Raphaele Thiriet, in collaboration with visiting multi-disciplinary artist and director Erin Brubacher, August 27-29.

Ten students will be selected at the end of the August workshop to be part of the 2015-16 mentorship student program. The 2015-16 mentorship student program gives the opportunity to all of the students selected to see all of the shows of Theatre Junction GRAND’s 2015-16 season for free, to learn about live performance with professional artists and be a part of a creation.

FOR MORE INFO: http://www.theatrejunction.com/education-outreach/mentorship-program/

HOW TO JOIN OUR 2015.16 MENTORSHIP STUDENT PROGRAM?

To apply, just send an email to: raphaele@theatrejunction.com
Be sure to include the following information:

– Name
– Grade
– School
– Drama/Fine Arts teacher’s name
– Address (including postal code)
– Phone Number (home and/or cell)
– Portrait (picture of them)
– A motivation letter including why you are interested in the performing arts, your favourite quote, and why you would like to be part of the group of the 2014-15 Theatre Junction mentorship program.