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Audition (Calgary): Awesome Allie, first kid astronaut – StoryBook Theatre

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ARE YOU AWESOME ENOUGH TO BE OUR ALLIE?
StoryBook Theatre is still on the hunt for our Allie in our March musical directed by Mike Griffin “Awesome Allie, first kid astronaut!”

We have seen lots of great talent this year and we hope to see a little more. We are looking for a young woman aged 16 to 30 who can easily portray our energetic eight year old go getter.

This is part of our semi-pro productions where the actors are paid an honorarium for their work on the show.

Is this you? A Friend?

ALLIE AUDITIONS will be held Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm. Please click the link below to sign up and get the audition materials to prepare!

Click here to sign up for an audition.

Audition (Edmonton): The Imaginist (short film) – Artisan Visuelle

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The Artisan Visuelle production company is holding auditions by appointment for their upcoming short film, The Imaginist.

Auditions:
Nov. 28 6:00pm – 8:00pm and Nov. 30 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Audition Location:
Suite #306, 10217 106 St.

Roles:
George: male, 50-60 years old, any body type/ethnicity (preferably balding). Works as an Imaginist (a performer creating live films using only his mind) at a futuristic, novelty cinema. Scarred by the tragic loss of those closest to him, contemplating suicide, employee of Stanley.

Stanley: male, 50-60 years old, any body type/ethnicity. an ambitious (but poorly suited) business owner/manager. Proprietor of Imagination Theatre Group (a futuristic, novelty cinema). short sighted and quick to anger, but not entirely heartless. George’s boss.

Vanessa: 40-50 years old, any body type/ethnicity. moderately successful professional. long-time patron of Imagination Theatre Group, and of George’s performances in particular. a caring and conscientious friend to George.

Rehearsals:
December 13, 2014 – February 12, 2015

Production:
February 13 – 16, 2015

Production Location:
TBD, Edmonton, AB

Auditions will be at Suite #306, 10217 106 St., Friday, November 28 from 6:00 – 8:00pm and Sunday, November 30 from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. The audition process will be cold readings from the script. Call backs will be held on December 6, 2014 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the same location, Suite #306, 10217 106 St.

To book an appointment and for more information, please email Natalee Rawat at natalee@artisanvisuelle.com.

Call for Submissions (Banff): Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management Practicum Programs – The Banff Centre

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A performance of #UncleJohn, a new production and partnership with Against the Grain Theatre, The Banff Centre, and the Canadian Opera Company inspired by Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Practicum participants were involved in all aspects of the physical production.

The Theatre Arts Production department at The Banff Centre provides an exceptional learning environment for aspiring theatre production practitioners with these unique, applied practicum programs.

“This experience went beyond all expectations I had about the centre. The staff were the height of professionalism, and always there to advise and help in all matters. I had an amazing time in Banff both as a huge learning curve and making so many contacts and friends.” 

~2014 Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management Practicum Program participant

This year, we are offering Practicum positions in the following areas:
Stage Management (Dance, Theatre, or Opera)
June 7 to July 26, 2015
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Design (Set, Costume, Lighting)
June 14 to July 26, 2015
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Lighting Technician
May 17, 2015 to August 2016
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Sound Technician
May 17, 2015 to August 2016
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Stage Technician
May 17, 2015 to August 2016
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Props Builder
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Scenic Carpenter
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Scenic Painter
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Wigs and Make-Up Artist
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Wardrobe Technician
May 17 to August 1, 2015
(Dates vary according to area of specialization)

Millinery Technician
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Boots and Shoes Technician
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Projection Technologist
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Financial assistance to cover full tuition fees and a living allowance are available to all participants accepted onto the program. Apply by December 10! Click here for more information and to apply.

Auditions (Calgary): Before the Night Takes Us – Theatre BSMT

TheatreBSMTlogoTheatre BSMT is proud to announce the winner of our 2015 BSMT Dwellers competition Before the Night Takes Us by Ryan Reese.

Rehearsals will begin in March on evenings and weekends, with performance dates of May 6-9, 2015 at the MOTEL in the EPCOR CENTER for the Performing Arts.

Each audition slot will be 10 minutes in length. Please prepare a contemporary monologue 2-3 minutes in length. Actors will also be asked to do cold reads from the play.

CHARACTERS
ALISON – A woman in her late twenties
RAY – A man in his early thirties
AMY – A detective. In her early thirties

Actors should not be discouraged by written age range of characters. Auditions will be held on November 30th from 6-10 pm, On the second floor of TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary.

Please send us your resume, headshot, role interest, and preferred audition time slot with the subject line “BSMT Dwellers audition” to Chelsey Fawcett at Chelsey@theatrebsmt.ca.
Good luck!

Chelsey Fawcett
Artistic Producer
Theatre BSMT

News (Calgary): 3rd Annual BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition winner annouced

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Theatre BSMT and Alberta Playwrights’ Network is proud to announce the winner of our 2015 BSMT Dwellers Competition Before the Night Takes Us by Ryan Reese. Performance dates will be May 6-9 2015 at the MOTEL in the EPCOR CENTER for the Performing Arts.

Before the Night Takes Us will receive a full production by Theatre BSMT. The play will also receive dramaturgical assistance from APN in preparation for its production. In addition, APN will provide a one-year membership to APN for the winning playwright.

Before the Night Takes Us also won the 2014 Alberta Playwriting Competition Discovery Prize. You can read an excerpt of the play in the Fall 2014 issue of Theatre Alberta’s All Stages Magazine – click here for the PDF. Ryan also won the Discovery Prize in 2013 for his play Ascending the Blue. 

The BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition accepts playscripts annually from Alberta residents who are emerging playwrights. Theatre BSMT defines an emerging playwright as one who is actively pursuing a career in theatre or writing and has some experience and/or specialized training in theatre or writing.

Past winners of the BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition include:

Andrew Torry – Badger
Nomination for Best Solo Performance – Heather Pattengale – 2013 Critter Awards

Steven Owad – The Basement Boys
4 Nominations including Best New Script – Steven Owad, Chelsey Fawcett, Dj Gellatly and Greg Wilson – 2014 Critter Awards

Click here for more information about the competition.

 

What’s On (Devon): Postmortem – East of 60 Productions

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In this mystery/thriller which has become a regional staple, it is April 1922 and the cast of William Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River.

For entertainment, actor-manager, playwright and heart-throb William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role.

Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes.

Playing November 7 – 9 at the Devon Community Centre. Call 587-783-3760 for tickets!

Job (Edmonton): Costumed Characters & Handlers Needed for Kickoff to Christmas Event!

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Extreme Marketing and Promotions, A Nationwide Staffing Agency, is Currently Scouting for Costumed Characters and handlers at a Kickoff to Christmas/Santa’s Arrival Event on Saturday November 22nd, 2014. You will be dressed as characters from a popular cartoon series.

We are looking for reliable, hard-working, outgoing, and friendly talent to work this event. Please carefully review the information below and follow directions to apply.

Location:
Exact Location To Be Discussed Upon Booking
Edmonton, AB T5E 5R8, Canada

DATES /TIME:
Saturday November 22nd, 2014
9:00a-4:00pm

Pay:
Character: $35/hour
Handler: $20/hour

REQUIREMENTS:
Character 1:   5’8″ to 5’9″ with a slim build
Character 2:   5’8″ to 5’9″ with a slim build
Character 4:   5’2″ to 5’4″ with an average build
Character 5:   4’8″ to 5’0″ with an average build

-Must be kid friendly, comfortable working with children
-Very animated!
-Comfortable in a full costume.
-Experience is highly desired but not required

DRESS ATTIRE FOR CHARACTER:
– Comfortable cotton T-Shirt or Tank
– Gym shorts or Capri pants
-Tennis shoes with socks

DRESS ATTIRE FOR HANDLER:
– Business Casual- Nice pants and top
-No Visible tattoos or piercings

INTERESTED??
Please send an email to Rachel@extrememp.com with Costumed Character /Edmonton in the subject line.

MUST include the below information in your reply

- Interested in character or handler? If character, please specify which one
– Confirm Height
– Resume / Relevant experience
– Current picture/s
– Contact number
– What makes you a great fit?

Thank you! I look forward to your response!

Audition (Edmonton): Looking for Improvists! – Sorry, Not Sorry Theatre

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Just Improv…

Sorry, Not Sorry Theatre is looking for improvists of all shape, size, gender, experience and knowledge of nerd things!

Sorry, Not Sorry operates two improv shows, one being the renowned, in-its-third-season yegDND! Fantasy themed improv based on the Dungeons and Dragons themed role playing game. Laugh, cry, and roll the giant inflatable die!

The second new and upcoming show Sorry, Not Sorry runs is called Thunderprov. In Thunderprov there are no rules, and each performance will see a new format, new players, and new fun to be had.

Auditions will be held November 10th between 4 and 8pm. Location to be disclosed upon booking a slot. Slots are 1 hour in length, and all you need to bring is a headshot and resume! To book a slot please send your name, email and phone number to Ritchie Panas via email at richard.panas@outlook.com. You will be sent a confirmation email with your confirmed time and location of the audition.

Sorry, Not Sorry looks forward to seeing all the bright and smiling faces! And don’t worry, it’s just improv.

What’s On (Calgary): Leaving Ruin – Fire Exit Theatre

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LEAVING RUIN 
by Jeff Berryman
our Guest Artist Series

Leaving Ruin chronicles the tough, often humorous battle of a man chasing the will of God in a time of what seems to be divine silence.

Cyrus rummages through memories and old dreams, but the characters inhabiting his past offer no answers, and his frustration is ever on the verge of spilling into a shouting match with the silence. Through his humor, his lament, and his faith, Cyrus wrestles with God, hoping for a break in the silence, hoping finally to hear that elusive word of blessing and affirmation, a word that sometimes comes only with quiet.

November 5 – 9, 2014 at the Epcor Centre for the Arts. Call 403-640-5617 for tickets.

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Job (Calgary): Sales & Box Office Associate – Theatre Calgary

TC_logonoyearnoDGJOB POSTING: Sales & Box Office Associate – Theatre Calgary

Theatre Calgary’s Sales & Box Office Associate will be responsible for actively selling theatre tickets to New and Renewing Subscribers, as well as to Single Ticket Purchaser, and to provide the highest level of customer service while doing so. Responsibilities will be split between Administrative Offices and Theatre Box Office.

Reporting to the Director of Sales & Customer Service, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Actively engaging in selling Theatre Calgary Season Subscriptions and Single Tickets (by phone and/or in person) while adhering to the current Theatre Calgary marketing strategies and maintaining superb customer service levels
• Is (or quickly becomes) fluent on the Tessitura ticketing system in order to process and track purchases, ticket exchanges, ticket re-print, etc.
• Keeps accurate and legible records (accounting, communications, pending files, etc.)
• Handles customer relations and patron inquiries in person and over the telephone in a manner that is not only respectful, but which reflects the highest customer service standards.
• Becomes thoroughly familiar with all aspects of Theatre Calgary in order to provide patrons and potential customers with accurate information regarding the company, our productions, the theatre, polices and procedures, etc…These communications must be made with the primary goal of ensuring an ultimate customer experience.
• Actively participates in all incoming and outbound call campaigns as required.
• Actively participates in all facets of Sales campaigns as requested (selling, tracking, calling, printing, mailings, etc.)
• Performs other duties as required.

For a full job description, including submission information, please download the Employment posting.

Application deadline is 4:00 pm, Friday, November 7th, 2014.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton & Area): Choreographer for The Addams Family Musical – Leduc Drama Society

CHOREOGRAPHER NEEDED

Leduc Drama Society’s spring musical The Addams Family is in need of a choreographer. If you or someone you know is interested in filling this position, please send an email with your experience to Lauren Tamke at tamke_l@hotmail.com

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 7 at 5 PM. The show will be performed at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts in Leduc in June 2015.

Event (Edmonton): Beyond Board Basics Conference 2014 – Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

board-leadership-beyond-board-basics-2014The Beyond Board Basics Conference 2014 is a series of advanced expert-led workshops that will give you the latest thinking and practical tools to help you successfully lead your organisation.

Join our Keynote Speaker Mark Cabaj as he  explores the emerging frameworks and practices of social innovation that can help community builders navigate the challenge of tackling complex issues.

When: November 8, 2014 –  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: University of Alberta, 1-047 Lister Centre, 11613 87 Avenue NW
Admission: $130

Click here for more information, including conference schedule, guest speakers, and to register.

Event Contact: Gemma Dunn
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
ecvoprograms@ecvo.ca

Event (Edmonton): Scene Study for November 2nd – Grindstone Theatre

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Liz Hobbs

Hello fellow Theatre Practitioners!

What: November Edmonton Scene Study
Who: Grindstone Theatre WITH SPECIAL GUEST LIZ HOBBS
Where: Sun and Moon Visionaries, 10125 97 Avenue
When: Sunday, November 2nd, 2pm-4pm
*Please email briannejang@gmail.com to RSVP if you are able to attend.

Liz Hobbs

Liz Hobbs is an Edmonton-based director, actor and theatre creator. She is a founding member and the Artistic Director of Punctuate! Theatre, as well as the Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Prospero. During the summers she is the festival programming coordinator of the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. She is a University of Alberta graduate with a double major in Drama and Psychology. Liz divides her time between devising and dramaturging new plays, directing established scripts, acting and stiltwalking for various productions and festivals, and directing and teaching students in Theatre Prospero’s residency programs.

Selected directing credits include “The End of Civilization”, “Judith”, “An Evening with Satan”, “Scars are Healing Wrong”, “Vice Re-Versa”, “Dirt” (Punctuate! Theatre), “Macbeth”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “A Christmas Carol”, “The Wizard of Oz” (Theatre Prospero), “The Secrets of Immortality”, “Tristan and Isolde” (Serca Festival), “13 Encounters and Fish at the Bottom of the Sea” (NextFest). Previous acting credits include “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “The Tempest”, “Macbeth”, “Romeo and Juliet” (Theatre Prospero), “The Silence Project”, “An Evening with Satan” (Punctuate! Theatre) and “Dead Centre of Town” (Catch the Keys). Coming up, Liz is delighted to be assistant directing the Citadel’s production of “Venus In Fur” and then directing “Featuring Loretta” and “Criminal Genius” for Punctuate! Theatre’s repertory production of all six of George F. Walker’s Suburban Motel plays.

Edmonton Scene Study

Edmonton Scene Study is for emerging and professional theatre practitioners (actors, directors, playwrights…) to share in the reading of plays.
The world of theatre is so rich and vast that we should be encouraged to explore it. Not only does the play come to life as we read it aloud, it broadens our knowledge of theatre, our skills in cold reading and warms the relationships we have in this theatre community. All theatre lovers are invited to join the group, enjoy meeting fellow artists, and share a scene from a play.

Edmonton Scene Study will be hosted once a month, so please come and be inspired and join the Edmonton Scene Study group on facebook for all updates.

Sincerely,

Brianne Jang
briannejang@gmail.com
www.grindstonetheatre.ca

News (National): Colleen Murphy wins Carol Bolt Award for Pig Girl

Colleen Murphy

Congratulations to Colleen Murphy on receiving the 2014 Carol Bolt Award for her play Pig Girl during the Tom Hendry Awards ceremony held in Toronto on October 27th.

The Carol Bolt Award is presented annually to recognize the best work premiered by a Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) member in the past year. Pig Girl received its World Premiere at Theatre Network in Edmonton in 2013. Colleen is currently the University of Alberta Department of Drama Lee Playwright in Residence, and her play Armstrong’s War is scheduled to play at Theatre Network in April 2015.

Congratulations to all the nominees and recipients of the 2014 Tom Hendry Awards. Click here for a list of the Award recipients and play descriptions.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Peep Show! – Alberta Playwrights’ Network

SkirtsAfire2015APN-logo-color-left-textSUBMISSION CALL for Peep Show!
Deadline: November 1, 2014
Alberta Playwrights’ Network and SkirtsAfire are now accepting submissions for the third annual Peep Show a tease of new plays that will be presented at the 2015 edition of SkirtsAfire herArts Festival taking place March 5-8, 2015 in Edmonton.

• Submissions must be non-produced pieces written by Edmonton and area women.
• Four plays will be chosen to have segments read by a cast of professional actors.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

• Your play must be received via e-mail by Saturday November 1, 2014
• Please include a cover letter with contact information, playwright biography
and a synopsis of the play
• Plays must not have been previously produced or published
• No musicals are accepted

Please send submissions to:

Tracy Carroll
Alberta Playwrights’ Network
tracy@albertaplaywrights.com

For more information visit our websites:
www.albertaplaywrights.com
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