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Competition (National): Announcing a National Competition for Theatre-makers born in 1995 – Nightswimming

nightswimming_5X25_LOGONightswimming’s 5 x 25 – National Call for Proposals

Are you a playwright, choreographer, composer or performance creator?

Were you born in 1995? Then we want you.

This fall, Nightswimming is launching a 5-year project to commission 5 new works by performance creators born in 1995. Nightswimming was also born in 1995, when we premiered our first play, Don Druick’s Through the Eyes, at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.

Nightswimming is requesting applications from theatre creators across Canada.

For the next 5 years, we’ll accept proposals from artists born in 1995. Tell us what you want to create. We’ll read the proposals, short list the applicants, and then commission one proposal each year.

In 2020 we’ll celebrate our 25th anniversary by showcasing the 5 projects and artists we commissioned over the 5 years.

Nightswimming’s 5×25 is open to writers, choreographers, composers, designers and activists who love performance and have an idea and a project they want to create. We’re open to anything that happens in a space with an audience.

If we accept your proposal, you’ll join our roster of commissioned artists, which include Carmen Aguirre and Anita Majumdar. We’ll provide a $5,000 commission, develop a process with you to create the piece, bring you to Toronto to work on it, and seek out producers or festivals to get it in front of an audience.

DEADLINE – Please email applications to no later than 5 pm (EST) on November 30th, 2015 to rupal@nightswimmingtheatre.com

For More information please visit http://nightswimmingtheatre.com/productions/5-x-25-2/


What’s On (Calgary): Rocky Horror Show – LIVE IN CONCERT – Evergreen Theatre & APN

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The Ed Wailins present a live concert version of Richard O’Brien’s “Rocky Horror Picture Show”
October 30, 2015
Evergreen Community Spaces – 1709 – 8th Avenue NE – Calgary
Doors open at 7pm – Show at 8pm – Cash Bar
Tickets: $35 (plus $2.50 service charge)
Featuring: Mark Bellamy as Frank-n-Furter, Shari Wattling as Janet, Andy Curtis as Brad, Cam Ascroft as Riff-Raff, Robert Klein as Dr. Scott, Chris Hunt as The Narrator, Ally Lynch as Columbia, Nicole Zylstra as Magenta.
For tickets go to: www.albertaplaywrights.squarespace.com/registration or phone 403-269-8564
Proceeds go to support APN and Evergreen Theatre. Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!!!

Call for Proposals (International): PUPPET PORTFOLIOS – WP Puppet Theatre

new-PUPPET-PORTFOLIOS-twitterFor our upcoming conference, Puppet Power 2016: Connecting Generations (May 27-29), we ask the question: “How have you used puppets (or a related genre) to connect, celebrate or build community between generations?”
Our Puppet Portfolios Series will help us to bridge conference subjects and speakers, discover the endless ways in which we can use puppets as part of creative expression and as a platform to generate thought-provoking conversations surrounding controversial and significant social issues. Puppet Portfolios brings together speakers from around the world to deliver fast paced, concise presentations on variety of diverse and complex subjects. Accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation or video, speakers are given eight minutes to deliver a talk expanding on the conference theme. Speakers can present live or send in a video. We are pleased to include Calgary’s Mark Hopkins (Swallow-A-Bicycle, We Should Know Each Other, High Performance Rodeo) as a juror and event host for Puppet Portfolios 2016.

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2015
Learn more at http://wppuppet.com/puppet-portfolios-2016/

Workshop (Calgary): Special FX Makeup Workshop with Tracy Falukozi – Pumphouse Theatre

Colour-Transparent-Background-Pumphouse-TheatreWith Halloween fast approaching, The Pumphouse Theatre is pleased to offer a workshop designed to teach dynamic special FX makeup techniques. From the monstrous to the magical, special effects makeup is your gateway to another world. With a lifelong passion for special FX makeup and professional training behind her, Tracy Falukozi has the skills and experience to turn fantasy into reality.

WHEN: Sunday, October 25, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: The Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
COST: $60
HOW TO REGISTER: Telephone: (403)263-0079, ext 100 Email: boxoffice@pumphousetheatre.ca
PLEASE NOTE: Workshop participants will be expected to supply their own basic materials. A list of these materials will be provided upon registration or upon request.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: With expertise in both science and makeup, Tracy Falukozi seamlessly blends precision and attention to detail with creativity and technical skill. Tracy honed her skills at Artists Within in Calgary and New Image School of Fine Arts in Vancouver, studying both beauty and special effects makeup. With experience working on films, fashion shows, weddings, and for private clients, she now brings her talents to the Calgary area where she continues to create spectacular makeup looks while pursuing her own creative projects.

Job (Edmonton): Arts Manager- And More Shenanigans Theatre

and-more-shenanigans-logoAnd More Shenanigans Theatre is looking for an Arts Manager to join our team! (2 vacancies)


– Planning and managing events
– Applying for grants, planning fundraisers, finding sponsors, finding other ways to increase revenue
– Marketing
– Managing social media accounts
– Other related tasks

Desired Qualities and Qualifications:

– Education or experience in arts management, marketing, or a related field 
– Knowledgeable about grant writing, fund development, theatre management, and marketing 
– Personable, passionate, self-motivated, reliable, pro-active, dedicated, trustworthy

About the Company

And More Shenanigans Theatre is dedicated to quirky original works. We develop shows from scratch and work with all kinds of artists.


If you have any questions or are interested in setting up an interview please email Erin at Andmoreshenanigans@outlook.com.
A small honorarium will be granted, but at this time this position is mainly volunteer
Deadline to respond is November 30, 2015

What’s On (Banff): barbarians: Hofesh Shechter Co. – The Banff Centre

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Saturday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. | The Banff Centre: Eric Harvie Theatre
$40 | student $20

The infinitely unpredictable dancer, choreographer and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Hofesh Shechter presents a sparse world for three wildly different takes on intimacy, passion and the banality of love.
Recommended for ages 14 and older. Contains mature language and nudity.
Learn more here

Workshop (Calgary): Stage combat workshop – Calgary Circus Studio

facebook_stage_combatStage Combat Workshop

Unarmed Stage Combat Class
This 5 week class will explore the basics of unarmed stage combat and can be applied towards certification with Fight Directors Canada. Participants will learn how to safely perform different punches, kicks, slaps, trips, falls and more. With an emphasis on safety and fun, the course will culminate with a performance ready fight scene.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 20 to November 19 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
1401 10 Avenue Southeast $250

Classes (Calgary): Fall Drama/Theatre Arts classes for ages 6-17 – Theatre A Go-Go

IMG_2538This fall at Theatre A Go-Go it’s all about Folk Tales, owning your artistry and becoming your very own SUPER Hero. We’re proud to present our exciting line up of Drama/Theatre Arts Classes. Join us, meet new friends and have fun while improving physical, emotional and verbal literacy.

Early Bird registration ends Oct. 5. Register today to receive a $50 discount.
Register at: http://www.theatreagogo.ca/Registration.html

WHO: Ages 6-8
WHAT: SUPER ME with Alicia Ward
WHEN: Sundays Oct. 18 – Dec. 13, 2015 from 12:30-1:30pm

WHO: Ages 9-13
WHEN: Sundays Oct. 18 – Dec. 13, 2015 from 1:45-3:45pm

WHO: Ages 12-17
WHAT: AUDITIONING with Alicia Ward and Tanya Lukenoff
WHEN: Sundays Oct. 18 – Dec. 13, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00pm

WHO: Homeschoolers, ages 7-11
WHEN: Mondays Oct. 19 – Dec. 14, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

WHO: Homeschoolers, ages 12-16
WHEN: Mondays Oct. 19 – Dec. 14, 2015 from 12:00 – 3:00pm

WHY: Invest in your loved ones by providing them with a rich Theatre Arts experience that engages body, emotions, and senses in dynamic fun learning!

CONTACT Tanya for more information at: theatreagogo@telus.net

For info on Fall classes go to:

For info on Fall Homeschool classes go to:

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What’s On (Banff): Damage is Done – The Banff Centre


Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m. | The Banff Centre: Margaret Greenham Theatre | $20

Renowned author, thinker, and speaker Dr. Gabor Maté performs onstage alongside author and therapist Rita Bozi in this multi-disciplinary performance. Gabor and Rita play themselves in this exploration of cultural history and the family dynamics that result in their experiences of depression, addiction and thoughts of suicide. Developed at The Banff Centre. Mature subject matter.

Learn more here

Resources (Camrose): Props from Grease High school Production

20150926_110839These were the prop cars I created for an organization that was performing grease. They have been in my wood shop now for a while and I need room for more projects so must sell them or disassemble and destroy them (which would be a shame. There is the front of the car for the ‘Drive In’ scene and then one side of the full car as the ‘before’ and one side for the ‘after’ transformation. Black shrouding was attached to the bottoms of each to hide the actors feet and castor wheels were attached to move the car across stage. Both cars come with all the paints for touch ups.
Email kschlamp@gmail.com for inquires or more information.

Resources (Lethbridge): Avenue Q puppets for sale – Hatrix Theatre Company

Photo by director Brian Quinn

Photo by director Brian Quinn

Our Avenue Q closed last spring and we’ve held on to the amazingly well made puppets from the show. Photos of the characters are available on request. We hope we are able to bring them back to life in a future production. Hopefully it will be yours.
Please contact Brian or Patricia Quinn, 403-327-2957 


What’s On (Banff): Tanya Tagaq: Nanook of the North – The Banff Centre

Tanya-Tagaq-03_by-ivan-otisTANYA TAGAQ: NANOOK OF THE NORTH

Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 p.m | The Banff Centre: Margaret Greenham Theatre
$25 | Senior/Student $22 | Child $12.50

In this live concert with film, Polaris prize-winning Tanya Tagaq fuses her voice with other musical talents to create a mesmerizing and original soundscape for the controversial 1922 silent film Nanook of the North in order to portray Inuit culture in a contemporary new light. Tagaq’s powerful throat singing combines with violinist Jesse Zubot, percussionist Jean Martin, and composer Derek Charke’s original score.

Learn more here

Job (Sherwood Park): Set and Costume Designer for Kids presentation of Peter Pan – Festival Players

PeterPanJR_4CSet and Costume Designer Required

Six Performances: February 12-15, 2016
Festival Players for Kids presentation of PETER PAN is a community theatre production. Applicants must be time efficient, able to work with a small budget and A GREAT PRODUCTION TEAM!

Compensation for each position will be given in the form of honourarium. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact: Allene Hodgins (Production Manager) at 780-934-0794 or allenehodgins@shaw.ca

Event (Edmonton): Notice of Annual General Meeting – Northern Light Theatre

The staff and board of Northern Light Theatre would like to extend an invitation to attend our annual general meeting on Monday, October 23 at 6:00 pm.
Location: Our new offices at #203, 10816A 82 Avenue
Please RSVP by October 10, 2015 to Ellen Chorley, Artistic Associate at nltartisticassociate@gmail.com For more information, please visit www.northernlighttheatre.com