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Artstrek (Alberta): Instructor Valmai Goggin – Theatre Alberta

Artstrek 2016 Instructor, Valmai GogginMeet Artstrek 2016 Instructor Valmai Goggin!

Director | Producer | Instructor

2015-2016 Season in Calgary:

  • Founding member and Artistic Director of Theatre Transit, Performer on Team Carly in the March 2016 producttion of Basically Twins (Theatre Transit).

The Crew, Theatre Transit

From left to right: Megan, Valmai, Julia, Carly, and Andrew – Theatre Transit Crew

  • Artistic Producer for Evergreen Theatre, Freelance Director, Drama Instructor.
  • MFA Directing, University of Calgary; BA English and Drama, Mount Allison University.

To view Valmai’s complete profile, please click here.

Exploration I: July 3-8 | Exploration II: July 10-15 | Exploration III: July 17-23



Auditions (St. Albert): Teenaged Movie Extras Needed – Mosaic Entertainment

Mosaic Entertainment's Roxy

A modern teenaged romance based on the 19th Century play, Cyrano de Bergerac!

Mosaic Entertainment is seeking EXTRAS aged 14-19 for a feature film, #ROXY, starring Twilight’s Booboo Stewart, the Disney Channel’s Jake Short and Degrassi’s Sarah Fisher.

A modern teenaged romance based on the 19th Century play, Cyrano de Bergerac, #ROXY will film at Bellerose Composite High School in St. Albert this July.


Extras will need to be available July 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a large pep-rally scene.

We also have additional opportunities for any young actors who wish to appear in more than one scene.

Interested background actors, please respond ASAP. Email Julia Lipscombe: julia@mosaicentertainment.ca.

Job (Calgary): Marketing and Communications Associate – One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre

Join our dynamic team of arts professionals and contribute to the vitality of Calgary’s arts and culture sector.

Date Posted: June 30, 2016.
Application Deadline: August 8, 2016.
Start Date: August 29, 2016.

Salary Range: $37,000 – $40,000.
Term: Full-Time Permanent.

One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) creates, produces, presents, inspires, challenges and entertains like no other. Reporting to the Marketing and Communications Director (MCD) the Marketing and Communications Associate is a collaborative member of the OYR Team, providing marketing, communications and event management support for all operations and activities, programs and projects including One Yellow Rabbit ensemble productions, the High Performance Rodeo (HPR), and Summer Lab Intensive.


  • Assist the Marketing and Communications Director with the development and creation of marketing collateral and advertising.
  • Work with the MCD and Patron Services Manager to establish sales promotions, outreach activities, and group sales possibilities.
  • Work with the MCD and Resource Development to foster positive relationships with media, vendors, and promotional partners and ensure all sponsorship profile requirements are met.
  • Assist the MCD and other staff with the organization of receptions, artist hospitality, and partner events.
  • Lead the creation and distribution of the company electronic newsletter.
  • Lead the collection and compilation of information for the HPR festival guide, and OYR show programs.
  • Assist the MCD in the creation and maintenance of content for both company websites and any third-party partner websites.
  • Assist the Publicist with the creation and distribution of press releases and media packages.
  • Assist the MCD and Social Media Manager with social media content creation and management.
  • Database management including updates, contact lists and event invitations.
  • Additional functions as required.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications, Experience:

  • A passion for theatre or performing arts. An understanding of the non-profit performing arts and culture sector in Canada is an asset.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge and proficiency with MacOS based applications including MS Office, MS Excel, and data base systems.
  • Experience with the Adobe Creative Suite or similar desktop publishing tools would be an asset. • Knowledge of Social Media platforms and tools.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Creative, proactive, highly organized, conscientious, and detail-oriented.
  • Approachable, professional and collaborative working style, demonstrating high levels of trust and integrity.
  • A willingness to work a flexible work schedule, with evenings and weekends as required.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume by 5:00 pm on August 8, 2016 in a single pdf. attachment by email to:

Noree Claerhout
Marketing and Communications Director

Subject line: Marketing and Communications Associate.

Remuneration includes competitive salary, group benefits, professional development and flex-Fridays throughout the year. One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its workforce.

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 Arts Commons 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.

Library: New Canadian Plays on Display

New Canadian Titles

New Canadian Plays in Celebration of Canada Day! 

We at Theatre Alberta pride ourselves on the Canadian materials available through our Library. From plays, musicals, periodicals, and reference materials, to everything in between, we have over 3,700 Canadian titles.

In honor of Canada Day, here are some new Canadian titles now available to check out.

  • Gus / Dust by Jason Maghanoy
  • Her 2 by Maja Ardal
  • Christina, the Girl King by Michel Marc Bouchard
  • The Wilberforce Hotel by Sean Dixon
  • The Public Servant by Jennifer Brewin and Haley McGee
  • Pontypool by Tony Burgess
  • Twelve Hours by Dave Carley
  • Luba, Simply Luba by Diane Flacks
  • Kill Me Now by Brad Fraser
  • Like Wolves by Rosa Laborde
  • I, Animal by Daniel MacIvor
  • Jake’s Gift by Julia Mackey
  • Late Company by Jordan Tannahill
  • Refuge by Mary Vingoe
  • The Ladies Foursome by Norm Foster
  • The Bricklin by Paul Ledoux
  • The Life of Jude by Alex Poch-Goldin
  • Jabber by Marcus Youssef
  • The Last Wife by Kate Hennig

Written by Becca Barrington. 

Job (Edmonton): Business Development Coordinator – Theatre Network ~ live at the Roxy

Theatre Network ~ live at the ROXYSeeking Dedicated, Experienced, and Hard-working Individual for Full-time Position.

About Theatre Network: Theatre Network has a 41-year history of serving Edmonton theatregoers and offers a three-show Mainstage season focusing on the finest in contemporary world theatre. TN’s programming also includes original commissioned works by Alberta Playwrights, Nextfest – a multi-disciplinary festival of emerging professional artists, and the Roxy Performance Series which features a wide range of professional theatre and emerging theatre companies. Theatre Network has taken up temporary residence at the newly named Roxy on Gateway at 8529 Gateway Blvd. in Edmonton after TN’s previous home, The Roxy Theatre, was destroyed by fire.

About the Position: The Business Development Coordinator works alongside and reports to Theatre Network’s Artistic Director/Executive Director. Theatre Network has a strong team and is looking for the Business Development Coordinator to focus on:

  • Fund development (sponsorship, fundraising and grants), event planning (like our annual spring-time fundraiser), and administration (including contract generation and management of budgets) with some facility management responsibilities (shared with the Operations Manager).
  • The successful applicant will have management experience, excellent written and communications skills, knowledge of business operations, and will be comfortable working in a dynamic, relaxed and team-based atmosphere.

This is a position of potential growth as Theatre Network strives to rebuild where the Roxy Theatre once stood on 124 Street in Edmonton.

This is a permanent, full-time position. Salary will be based on experience. Position includes three weeks of paid vacation and extended health benefits. Variable hours including some weekends and evenings will be required. Theatre Network is an equal-opportunity employer.

Reply in confidence with cover letter and resumé via email only to Bradley Moss at brad@theatrenetwork.ca. While email applications are preferred, applications by post will be accepted. Please mail applications Attention: Bradley Moss, Theatre Network, 8529 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton, AB. T6E 6P3.

Applications for this position must be received by July 29, 2016.

We thank everyone who applies, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

Photo: Roxy Theatre by Justina Smith © Marc J Chalifoux 2015.

Job (Calgary): Outreach Coordinator – Quest Theatre

Quest TheatreOutreach Coordinator needed for Marketing, Publicity, and Communications

The successful, dynamic candidate works well in a fast-paced environment, has excellent time management, interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills. She/he will also have experience in marketing and arts organization development, and is willing to work flexible hours.

Responsible for marketing, publicity and communications for Quest Theatre, including the implementation and evaluation of programs designed to meet or exceed the company’s development goals. Reporting to and supervised by the Managing Director, the primary responsibility is supporting the ongoing promotion and publicity of all Quest programs, including: Touring productions, special events, Summer Camp and Artist in School residencies, fundraising activities; media, sponsor and community relations.

Outreach Coordinator Duties Include:

Fundraising: With the managing director, develop support through individuals, companies, foundations and corporations. Provide exceptional sponsor and donor stewardship including the organization of stakeholder information and communications and preparation of proposals and reports. Manage events that raise the profile of Quest Theatre including the annual “Quest Together”.

Social Media: Implementing social media plan and maintaining all social media postings (Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

Marketing: Oversee the creation and publication of all marketing material in line with marketing and strategic plan. Coordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities, overseeing the company’s marketing budget, plan and implement promotional campaigns. Insure the maintenance of company brand and identity (ensure brand messages are consistent). Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications. Attend team meetings once a week. Create rich and creative written content that is optimized for Quest Theatre. Organize and participate in promotional activities such as teacher’s conventions, industry or community events.

Public Relations and Publicity: Nurture public relations in order to grow awareness and positive image for Quest and its programs. Deepen relationships with all media to ensure effective messaging and positioning of the organization. Attend events, media interviews, etc to interact directly or indirectly with various publics. Develop and distribute internal publications such as newsletters, releases, email announcements, planned publications, on-line, video, and special projects. Oversee and insure the appropriate archiving of all marketing materials, press clippings, video clips, radio tapes and photo library.

Other Duties Include: Direct intern activities when applicable. Quest is small team. Supporting each other is essential. From time to time it may be necessary to perform tasks outside of your job description.

Application Process: Submit a letter of interest and resume by email to Cimmeron Meyer at managing-director@questtheatre.org. Please note Outreach Coordinator in the subject line.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in a dedicated marketing and/or communications role is an asset.
  • Experience interpreting Google Analytics and using insights and outcomes.
  • Willingness to act with creativity, take risks and apply sound judgment.
  • Exceptional ability to develop a vision and work collaboratively to achieve it.
  • Strong ability to build constituency and strong relationships.
  • Ability to drive ambitious timelines, establish deadlines, and meet them.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • A sharp eye for detail, including copy editing and art direction.
  • Strong content creation skills with an emphasis on social media marketing.
  • Familiarity with fund development, philanthropy and sponsorship sales an asset.
  • Experience in non-profits, academic environments and/or cultural sector an asset.
  • Computer skills, data management, word processing and desktop publishing experience in a MAC environment is required.
  • Familiarity with Theatre Manager, Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress and/or Excel is an asset.
  • A working knowledge of theatre practice or passion for the performing arts is encouraged.

Company Overview: Quest Theatre’s vision is to nurture young people through exceptional adventures in theatre, globally. Our mandate is to serve as a catalyst for creative communication, co-operation, and change. Quest Theatre develops and produces theatrical experiences that are relevant and important to young people. The Quest experience enhances one’s sense of self, engages individuals with issues in their communities, and fosters ongoing connections to the performing arts.

Quest Theatre is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. All applicants are thanked for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job (Calgary): Ghost Tours need Storytellers – Heritage Park

Heritage Park, Ghost ToursMake a little history of your own at Heritage Park!

Heritage Park is looking for storytellers to deliver ghost tours. Successful candidates with be able to deliver an authentic storytelling technique while staying true to the historical account of the ghost stories provided. This one hour tour will be delivered to a maximum of 24 people in a walking tour format, visiting various exterior locations in the Historical Village at Heritage Park.

Event Dates: Tour times are 6:30 to 9:30pm Wednesday evenings.
September 7, 14, 21, 28.
October 5, 12, 19.
November 9, 16.

(Candidates are not required to deliver tours on all event dates).

Training dates are: August 16, 23, and 30 from 6pm to 9pm. Candidates will receive training in guided tour techniques and will be given the opportunity to learn storytelling techniques from experienced storytellers and tour guides. Learn from first person accounts of happenings in the park, and find out more about the history of the exhibits and of western Canadian settlement. Performance event dates are paid. The written ghost stories and tour routes will be provided during training. Successful ghost tour guides may also have the opportunity to assist in delivering the more in-depth Ghost and Gourmet program October 31, November 1 and 2, as well as anticipated spring ghost tours.

If interested, auditions are July 26 from 6pm to 9pm at Heritage Park. Requirements will be to memorize a provided ghost story and deliver it at the auditions off-book. Please contact Trevor at tmatheson@heritagepark.ca if you would like to book an audition.

Deadline to submit is July 24, 2016.

Photo: The Prince House at Heritage Park is considered haunted. Three of Peter Prince’s wives died in the house. By Gavin Young / Calgary Herald.

Artstrek (Alberta): Instructor Braden Griffiths – Theatre Alberta

Braden GriffithsMeet Artstrek 2016 Instructor Braden Griffiths!

Performer | Playwright | Educator

2015-2016 Season in Calgary:

  • Performer, Turn of the Screw for Vertigo Theatre; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) for Lunchbox Theatre.

Braden Griffiths - Shakespeare Abridged

From Left to Right: Braden Griffiths, Aaron Coates and Geoffrey Simon Brown in
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Lunchbox To Go.

  • Co-creator with Ellen Close, Puppet maker, and Performer of My Family and Other Endangered Species at Downstage Theatre.
  • To hear Braden talk about puppet making, please click here.

To view Braden’s complete profile, please click here.

Exploration I: July 3-8 | Exploration II: July 10-15 | Exploration III: July 17-23



Call for Submissions (National): Reframing the Stage – ADHOC Assembly & LMDA

Adhoc AssemblyRequesting Proposals for new identity-conscious / non-traditionally cast productions of Canadian work!

We invite the community at large to join us in imagining future stagings of Canadian Work that incorporate identity alongside the other contextual considerations which factor into our varied interpretive practices.

Proposals should offer reasoning for the approach to the proposed production, and articulate the interpretive impact of this choice on the story being presented to audiences.

OVERVIEW: ADHOC Assembly and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) Canada launch a forward-looking inquiry into best practises for identity-conscious casting. A diametric alternative to colour blind casting, identity conscious productions incorporate the identities of cast and creative team members as an acknowledged and incorporated narrative element. This approach considers the implications of age, race, gender, physical ability, etc. within the story being told. (A play is herein defined as a performative source document).

OBJECTIVE: Solicit thinking around staging choices that better reflect our collective lived realities.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for identity-conscious / non-traditionally cast productions of Canadian work. We invite the community at large to join us in imagining future stagings of Canadian work that incorporate identity alongside the other contextual considerations which factor into our varied interpretive practises. Artists are invited to submit proposals that situate a Canadian work within a specific context (e.g. historical, regional, linguistic, gender or cultural relocation). Proposals should offer reasoning for the approach to the proposed production, and articulate the interpretive impact of this choice on the story being presented to audiences. Give consideration, if appropriate, to:

  • How the text supports your interpretation,
  • Implications of the framing conceit,
  • Impact on cast/creative team,
  • Context as commentary,
  • Form, discipline, performative tradition, symbology, cosmology,
  • Consistency with / deviation from work’s conventional intention.

While this project is dramaturgically driven, submissions are welcome from all arts practitioners regardless of training, discipline, culture, ethnicity, ability, experience, affiliation or role. Collaboratively devised proposals are welcome.

For further clarification contact reframingthestage@gmail.com.


Interested parties are asked to submit the following by email to reframingthestage@gmail.com.

  • 100 word bio of submitting artist (s),
  • Play title, playwright and synopsis,
  • 2-4 pages text and/or images outlining casting/staging rationale,
  • Identify unresolved issues subject to further research/exploration (if applicable).

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: August 31, 2016 at midnight anywhere in Canada.

To view the complete Submission Call, please click here.

Announcement (National): Plan to go National – Soulpepper Theatre

Soulpepper Theatre

Albert Schultz, artistic director of Soulpepper Theatre, is seen directing its production of Spoon River. (Photo:(Chris So / Toronto Star file photo)  

Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre Plans to Commission New Work on a Countrywide Basis.

[Excerpted from the Toronto Star] Albert Shultz’s aim over the next five years is to build what he calls “a national civic theatre, one in which the qualities of a civic theatre, which we have been creating here — engagement, involvement, commitment — will be explored on a wider canvas.”

One of his plans to is commission new work on a national basis through something he calls “Project Imagination.”

“Diversity and gender equity are going to become very important to us,” Schultz says. “We’d like to explore what role a cultural institution can play in the civic conversation and to continue to examine how the performing arts can change people’s perceptions and lives.”

In recent seasons, Soulpepper’s work has been marked by increasingly imaginative stagings, including Angels in America, Spoon River, Of Human Bondage and, most recently, The Dybbuk.

It’s “a response to the world we live in, a world where my children can get anything they want at any time, curated by themselves, in the palm of their hand,” Schultz says.

“We have to offer them something more than that when they come to the theatre.”

To read the entire article from the Toronto Star, please click here

Job (Edmonton): Local Stage Manager Needed to take show to Winnipeg Fringe – Floater Studios

Floater Studios at the Winnipeg FringeLocal Stage Manager needed for #yeg show going to Winnipeg Fringe!

Stage Manager needed for the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival (July 11-24).

  • Show staged in Edmonton, then travelling to Winnipeg Fringe. Stage manager will receive a cut of show earnings. Ride and billet supplied.

For more information, please contact Steven at floaterstudios@gmail.com.

Deadline to Apply: July 10, 2016.

What’s On (Banff): Benjamin Britten’s Rape of Lucretia – Banff Centre

Banff Centre - LucretiaThe Rape of Lucretia: a Chamber Opera by Benjamin Britten

Thursday, July 14, 7:30 P.M.
Friday, July 15, 7:30 P.M.
Sunday, July 17, 2 P.M.

An intimate and haunting masterpiece that deploys a cast of eight and an orchestra of 13 players to tell the story of Lucretia, a Roman matron whose tragic fate helped transform the Kingdom into a Republic. Mature subject matter.

For more information or to buy tickets online, please click here.

Photo: Set design and photography by Camelia Koo.

Artstrek (Alberta): Instructor Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe – Theatre Alberta

Caitlin Gallichan-LoweMeet Artstrek 2016 Instructor Caitlin Gallichan-Lowe!

Educator | Creator | Director

2015-2016 Season in Calgary:

  • Host / Facilitator, Western Canada High School and the High Performance Rodeo‘s “Artists Talks.”

Beautiful Young Students Program - Western Canada High School

Beautifulyoungstudents Program: Students were given a free pass to 10 of the
High Performance Rodeo shows of their choosing.

  • Educator, Program Coordinator and Director, Western Canada High School, Calgary, AB.
  • Co-creator with the students of WCHS of the teenage party tryptich, which includes Art For Teenage Boys and Girls (2011) and Everything and Nothing (2014) with the third installation yet to be developed.

To view Caitlin’s complete profile, please click here.

Exploration I: July 3-8 | Exploration II: July 10-15 | Exploration III: July 17-23



Auditions (Calgary): The Underneath by Kelleen Conway Blanchard – Theatre BSMT

Theatre BSMTSeeking Audition Submissions for “The Underneath” by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, Directed by Alice Nelson.

Theatre BSMT seeks audition submissions for the first show of the 2016/17 season – The Underneath.

Audition Dates:

  • Friday July 8 from 6-9PM
  • Sautrday July 9 from 11AM-2PM
  • Mamdani Opera Centre 1315 7 Street SW, Calgary

Deadline to submit: July 7, 2016.

Something monstrous is bubbling up at the new waterpark. Something icky is making Tina, misunderstood girl genius, uneasy—her little sister Winnie has a piece of tentacle in a jar that hisses, her mom Denise is taking too many pills, and the local Sheriff can’t bake enough crumb cakes to make himself feel better about the body parts washing up on the shore. And just what does the fry cook at Salty’s Sea Palace have in his pants? Welcome to the world of The Underneath.

Roles (some roles may be double cast):

  • Caleb Blackwater – Former Sea Captain, current fry cook and owner of Salty’s Sea Shack.
  • Tina Smelter– A 15 year old robotics enthusiast and angry young genius.
  • Winnie Smelter– A dreamy ten-year- old girl. Her disappearance and subsequent reappearance as a murderous sea -ghoul drives the town’s descent into horror and madness.
  • Denise Smelter– Mother to Tina and Winnie. She works at Salty’s Sea Palace.
  • Kimberly (Kimmi) Timms– The Dolphin dance choreographer and marine life trainer. Building the waterpark. Married to the Sherriff. Awful. She really likes her brother and she really likes fish.
  • Kevin (Kev) Timms– Water park entrepreneur. Kimberly’s twin brother. Awful.
  • Rick Fantaub– The Sherriff. Real nice. Bakes stuff.

**Rehearsals will begin late August 2016 with performances beginning early October (exact dates TBA).**

If interested, please send a headshot/resume by July 7 to Artistic Producer Ryan Reese at ryan@theatrebsmt.ca for an audition time.

Auditions (Edmonton): Casting call for “Battle of the 90s” -Sherard Theatre

Sherard Theatre

Singers & Dancers needed for Variety Show!

Sherard Musical Theatre presents “Battle of the 90s”, a variety show that is turning back the clock to cover your favourite artists, bands and movie soundtracks from the decade of the 90s! We are looking for singers and dancers who would be interested in joining the cast and performing in this amazing production!

Dates: July 22, 6-10PM & July 23, 12PM to 9PM

Location: McLaurin Baptist Church, 11100 51 Ave, Edmonton.


  • Singers please prepare any song from the 90s (Disney songs are encouraged) no longer than 4 minutes long. Please provide your own back up music on CD.
  • Dancers please come prepared for a dance call.

If interested, please contact director Sonja Gould at hcbxn@stu.ca with headshot and resume attached to email. Indicate in the email whether you are auditioning as a singer and/or dancer and if you would like to book a specific time and date.

Performance dates are Nov 25 & 26 and Dec 2 & 3, 2016.