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News (Calgary): Workshop Theatre’s 2014-15 Season Announcement

9070993-congratulation-45-number-forty-five-in-silver-letters-on-a-silver-pedestal-3dWe are very pleased to present the line-up for our 45th season. This coming year will be all about serial killers, another evening at Fawlty Towers, a miscarriage of justice and a twist on Shakespeare.

Jack the Ripper Monster of Whitechapel
By Joe Dickinson
September 2014
Victor Mitchell Theatre
A comical but scary treatment of the serial killer who terrorized London in the 1800′s. Many of the characters and events are taken right from history, but others are pure comic invention.

Another Evening at Fawlty Towers
Based on the British television comedy
November/December 2014
Victor Mitchell Theatre
It’s back by popular demand! Basil and Sybil will have the hotel ready for guests. There will be three acts from this popular British comedy: Waldorf Salad, The Anniversary and Gourmet Night!

Steven, The Steven Truscott Story
February 2015
Joyce Doolittle Theatre
In the summer of 1959, a sleepy town in rural Ontario was rocked by a tragedy that changed the community forever and sent shock waves around the world. A 12-year-old girl named Lynne Harper was found raped and strangled to death. Days later, 14-year-old Steven Truscott was charged with her murder. After a two week trial by jury, the boy was found guilty and sentenced to hang, making him the youngest person to sit on Canada’s death row.

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)
By Anne-Marie Macdonald
May 2015
Victor Mitchell Theatre
What if Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies were actually comedies? After a professor steals her thesis, Constance Ledbelly is transported into the Bard’s world of Othello and Romeo & Juliet, where she inadvertently sends his stories in new directions. With an abundance of twists, fights, seductions and wild surprises, Constance engages in a truly hilarious Elizabethan tale
of self-discovery.

All shows will be held at the Pumphouse Theatres. Season tickets are $80 for Adults and $60 for Students/Seniors. Season tickets will be sold on-line soon at www.workshoptheatre.org. Stay tuned for exact show dates.

For more information on auditions, directing or volunteering, please contact info@workshoptheatre.org

Audition (Calgary): 2014 Generals – Alberta Theatre Projects

ATP-logo-colourAlberta Theatre Projects is holding general auditions on Monday, May 12 (1pm – 7pm) and Tuesday May 13 (11am – 6pm) in Calgary.

The purpose of the audition is to see people whose work is not known to the ATP artistic staff.  Due to the number of requests, if you auditioned for us recently or if your work is often seen on Calgary stages, you are unlikely to get a spot.


*       General auditions are by invitation only.
*       Please send your resume, photograph and a cover letter expressing your interest to:

Attention:  Katt Boulet, Education & Outreach Manager
Alberta Theatre Projects
220 – 9th Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 5C4

Or email at: kboulet@atplive.com with subject header
“General Auditions 2014 Submission”

Only those candidates who are invited to audition will be contacted to set up an audition time.

Job (Red Deer): Theatre Instructor – Sessional Full-Time – Red Deer College

Competition’s: 2014-F-013
Competition closes midnight, April 21, 2014
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
Start Date: August 13, 2014
End Date: May 12, 2015

“Subject to budget approval”

Teaching in the Theatre Performance and Creation program, the
successful candidate will work as part of a team, within a flexible
conservatory model, including team-teaching, inter-disciplinary and
modular lesson delivery.
The successful candidate will be expected to be an active member of the
faculty, the college community, and the community at large,
participating fully in activities undertaken by the department on and off
campus. Teaching, directing or supervisory duties will include some
evenings and weekends. Opportunities include the potential to conduct
study tours to world theatre centres (London, New York, etc.) and
liaising with provincial and national theatres to establish professional
field placements, intensives and collaborative projects.


 •Preparing and instructing classes in a combination of any of the
following areas: Devising Theatre, Voice and Speech, Interdisciplinary,
Acting, Actor Movement, Directing, Play Analysis, Theatre History, Business of the Arts
•Advising students to achieve their educational and career goals
•Potential opportunity to direct a main-stage, studio or TYA production
•Teaching, researching, creating or managing in other areas of
specialization as appropriate to the candidate’s strengths
•Attend department and curriculum meetings
•Supervising/advising student involvement, special projects and
professional field placements
•Attending field trips as required
•Ongoing planning and curriculum review as appropriate

The Theatre Performance and Creation Program is part of RDC’s
Performing Arts Department which also includes programs in Theatre
and Entertainment Production, Music and Motion Picture Arts. RDC
students experience intensive high quality education enhanced by
smaller class sizes, and personalized learning. The program has
established two-year block transfer arrangements with select
universities, and graduates often ladder directly into the Motion Picture
Arts Applied Degree Program. Trained as self-initiators, graduates may
create careers in independent theatre as well as pursue further training
in aspects of education and performance.

The Department provides a supportive atmosphere for innovation in
scholarship, curriculum delivery, and student engagement. Additionally,
the Department hosts a full season of music, theatre, and film events
featuring students, faculty, and guests. Professional development
activities are supported by both the Department and the College’s
Professional Development program.

RDC is committed to a learner-centered environment that provides
students with current, practical, and innovative learning experiences as
well as tools to maximize their educational success and create personal
learning networks.

Join a program with a strong commitment to undergraduate education
and experience a collegial, progressive, and innovative working

Minimum Qualifications:

•Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts preferred
•Demonstrated past post-secondary teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

•A preferred emphasis in voice and speech for the actor;
Certification or equivalent experience in a significant voice or
speech training methodology
•Inter-disciplinary experience, or related art form practice an asset
•Industry success as a Director/Creator

Applications accepted through RDC website only: www.rdc.ab.ca/employment

Volunteers Needed (Calgary): Ushers for “Spring Awakening the Musical” – Artists’ Collective Theatre

act.spring.card_.longArtists’ Collective Theatre requires volunteer ushers for its presentation of “Spring Awakening the Musical”. The show runs May 21st to May 31st at the Pumphouse Theatre. We need four ushers for each of the following performances.

Wednesday May 21st Evening performance 7:30 pm
Thursday May22nd Evening performance 7:30 pm
Friday May 23rd Evening performance 7:30pm
Saturday May 24th Matinee Performance 2:00pm
Saturday May 24th Evening Performance 7:30pm
Sunday May 25th Matinee Performance 2:00pm
Sunday May25th Evening Performance 7:30pm
Tuesday May 27th Evening performance 7:30 pm
Wednesday May 28th Evening performance 7:30 pm
Thursday May 29th Evening performance 7:30 pm
Friday May 30th Evening performance 7:30 pm
Saturday May 31st Matinee Performance 2:00pm
Saturday May 31st Evening performance 7:30 pm

To thank you for your help, you’ll see this provocative play free of charge.
The evening performance call time for all volunteer ushers is 6:30pm and 1:30pm for matinees.

If you are able to help us out please contact Kat Fullerton or Amanda Cutting at info@acttheatre.ca with the dates that work for you.

Job (Edmonton): General Manager – Northern Light Theatre

NLT-LOGO-smallJob Posting: General Manager, Northern Light Theatre
Edmonton, AB.

Northern Light Theatre History
Northern Light Theatre was founded in 1975, by Scott Swan and Allan Lysell, as Edmonton’s first lunch-hour theatre company. Northern Light Theatre (otherwise known as NLT) performed lunch box performances in the Edmonton Art Gallery Theatre weekdays at noon. Throughout the 31 years, NLT has given Edmonton audiences everything from the first taste of Shakespeare in the park, musical revues, classics, and Canadian plays both old and new.

NLT has further defined themselves as a company concentrated on embracing and promoting local Edmonton talent. Under the creative imagination of Artistic Director, Trevor Schmidt, Northern Light Theatre is dedicated to producing intimate and affecting work that speaks to the modern audience of the urban human condition, the failure to find security and the loss of the dreams held by all for love and happiness.

To challenge both artist and audience by producing and developing provocative scripts- language rich texts that are dark, poetic, funny- which reflect a complex world, and lead us to question our hierarchy of values.

The General Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the Theatre’s operations. The ideal candidate will be visionary, creative and possess a strong commitment to both the Theatre and the community it serves.

Theatre Management and Development
In addition to developing, structuring, and coordinating internal theatre policy and guidelines, the General Manager will be responsible for:

• administering the human resources of the department including hiring, supervision, performance appraisals, and professional development of staff;
• working closely with the Artistic Director regarding programming and implementing the Theatre’s five-year strategic plan;
• liaison with other community partners to build strong, supportive external relationships.

Financial Management
Working within a current budget, the General Manager will be responsible for:

• preparing and monitoring the theatre’s financial plan;
• preparing grants and proposals for funding requirements; and,
• further developing and overseeing the Theatre’s fundraising operation.

Candidate Profile
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in arts administration or drama, with a minimum of three years of professional experience in theatre management. It is essential that the candidate have knowledge and expertise in the following areas:

• financial management;
• grant writing, fundraising, public relations, and marketing experience;
• experience working with the CTA;
• human resource management;
• experience with Theatre Manager software would be an asset; and,
• communicating with theatre staff and problem solving in high pressure situations.

Northern Light Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Subject line: GM Search

Auditions (Edmonton): Spring/ Summer Dance Season – Toy Guns Dance Theatre

Image from "Fortuitous Endings (what to do when you wake up drunk in a BBQ cover in your neighbors backyard)" Sept 2013.

Image from “Fortuitous Endings (what to do when you wake up drunk in a BBQ cover in your neighbors backyard)” Sept 2013.

Auditions for Toy Guns Dance Theatre’s local performing company Spring/Summer dance season. Performers receive a stipend of $100 as well as free classes, high fives, and hugs.

The local company will be doing a series of public performances this spring culminating in an outdoor show at dusk June 13/14 and 20/21. As well we will be performing at the 2014 Edmonton Fringe Festival August 14-24th (we will be previewing the Fringe show early July and then going on break from July 14-August 9th while our touring company is performing in Winnipeg and Calgary.
*If you are only able to commit to one of the productions please contact us as we would love to see you at the audition and are more then willing to work around scheduling conflicts if they are brought to us before rehearsals commence.

We are happy to work with emerging artists with a strong dance background or with experienced performers that have a movement background. If you have questions about the style of dance we create here is a promo video for our summer season http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMGWzjEl4Lo or contact Artistic Director Jake Hastey: jake@toygunstheatre.com to talk about your involvement and appropriateness for our work.

Audition Info:

U of A movement studio (FAB 3-117)
April 26th 2-4pm, April 27th 4-6pm

Auditionees will be expected to
a) participate in a technique based class
b) perform a short combination taught in the audition
c) demonstrate a short improvisational routine we are open to all forms of dance and theatre based improv
d) (optional) demonstrate any other skills that they feel would make them an asset to our company. (technical dance steps not covered, tumbling/gymnastics, vocal ability, or basically anything else that you feel would allow us to make a more educated casting decision)

What to wear: any form-fitting movement clothes. Footwear or lack there-of is at your discretion. (we are interested in seeing the best of what you have to offer so we trust you to make appropriate decisions)

Apply for an audition spot via email to our Executive Director Richelle Thoreson: richelle@toygunstheatre.com Please ensure your photo & resume are attached (if you don’t have a resume we will have a form at the audition for you to fill out)

*the movement studio will be open 1 hr before the audition so please arrive with time to warm up and fill out a basic information form if you have not sent us a resume before April 25th.

Audition (Edmonton): Tobit – Fringe 2014

tobit-feb-3Seeking female, aged 16-76, to play neighbour in upcoming Fringe production, Tobit, set in 721 B.C.
Join an excellent cast of 9 other actors. Equity actors accepted. Must be available Thursday evenings from June to August, and preferably from May to August, as well as on August 9th and August 14-24.
Contact tobit2014@nym.hush.com with photo and resume. Auditions by appointment.

Audition (Edmonton): Murder Mime the Musical – Edmonton Fringe Festival

mimeAudition (Edmonton): Murder Mime the Musical- Edmonton Fringe Festival

And More Shenanigans Theatre is currently casting for a new production of Murder Mime the Musical.

Murder Mime the Musical is a black comedy, about an opera student who losses his voice and becomes a serial killer. We will be casting for the following roles:

Max: (looks 18-28) Was the star of his opera program until he lost his voice and became a murderer.
Requires tap and lyrical experience as well as a broad vocal range.

Ralph: (looks 18-28) One of the ghosts of the school/narrator. He spends his time playing pranks and eavesdropping on the students with his best friend, Sally.

Dale: (looks 18-28) Dale is an “actor.” He is a little dim and has a bit of an ego.

Will U. Arehung: (Parody of William Hung, Asian Male looks 18-28) A confident opera student who unfortunately can’t sing.

Hugo: (looks 18-28) A confident, talented opera student who is in constant competition with Max.
Requires a broad range.

We will be holding auditions on Friday May 9th from 7-10 PM

Audition space: TBA

What to Bring:

Please prepare a contrasting song and monologue.

Please bring a back track for your song in the form of a CD or USB.

To book an audition please email your headshot and resume to Erin at e.hutchison@live.ca

Job (Edmonton): Archival Project Coordinator – Theatre Network

NetworkArchival Project Coordinator
Theatre Network, Edmonton

Theatre Network is seeking a dedicated and energetic student for a temporary full-time position as our Archival Project Coordinator. This position is for 14-weeks, from May 26 through August 29. It is funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs program and as such, applicants must be 30 years of age or under and be continuing in a post-secondary institution.

About the position
As part of Theatre Network’s 40th Anniversary season, the Archival Project Coordinator will collect, catalogue and organize archival materials from Theatre Network’s past seasons and presentations of Nextfest for a comprehensive online archive documenting the company’s production history. The Archival Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Marketing Director and the General Manager. The Coordinator will also assist with Theatre Network’s general operations and administrative duties as needed during the weeks of the contract.

Duties of the position include:

- Collect and organize hard-copy materials from Theatre Network past seasons and Nextfest archives.
- Assist in the collection of archival materials from the existing Theatre Network and Nextfest websites.
- Digitization and online uploading of archival materials for Theatre Network and Nextfest.
- Posting/sharing of archival materials through online media including the Theatre Network website.
- Copy-writing of descriptions and interpretations of various archival materials as needed.
- Tracking and recording organization and storage of hard-copy archival materials.
- Assisting with administrative duties as needed.
- Provide coordination between Theatre Network staff, volunteers and artists as needed.

The ideal candidate will have experience with organizational and/or archival projects, strong writing and general communication skills, competent computer and Internet skills, and knowledge of Theatre Network and Edmonton’s theatre community. Knowledge of Canadian theatre history and the non-profit sector are assets. The position requires the candidate to work both independently and with the general public.

This is a 35 hr/week position for a 14-week period, from May 26 to August 29, 2014. Compensation is an hourly wage of $12.00/hr. This position is funded in part through the support of the Canada Summer Jobs program; applicants returning to full-time study in 2014/15 will be given priority.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Fawnda Mithrush – General Manager
Theatre Network
10708 124 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 0H1
Email: generalmanager@theatrenetwork.ca

Please submit applications by 9am on May 5th, 2014.

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

Job (Edmonton): Rentals and Front of House Supervisor – Citadel Theatre

Citadel_logoThe Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, has an opening for a full-time

Rentals and Front of House Supervisor

This position has a dual focus including Rentals and Front of House.

As Rentals Supervisor you will provide logistical support to a wide variety of clients and functions that take place at the Citadel Theatre. These include: weddings, wedding photos, concerts, dance recitals, sponsor events, corporate host nights, opening night celebrations, media launches, luncheons, meetings and much, much more. Ours is a busy place and we need a well-organized person with meticulous attention to detail.

You’ll be responsible for handling inquiries regarding spaces available for events; booking and coordinating facilities, equipment, and staff support. You will meet with clients and provide proposals and pricing options, and contracts for events. You will host and supervise receptions and conduct evaluations of all aspects of our service. You will also provide similar support to a number of internal clients and their programs.

As one of the Citadel’s Front of House Supervisors you will provide leadership, ensuring the safety, and smooth and efficient seating and departure, of the public at performances and events.


• Must be available for flexible hours including weekdays, evenings and weekends
• Post-secondary education
• Detail oriented and good with numbers
• Customer service experience in problem solving, sales, and providing general information
• Intermediate level knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Ability to forge relationships within all levels of an organization
• Highly organized with a keen ability to multi-task and prioritize workloads
• Ability to think on your feet and quickly determine the best course of action
• Leadership skills

Please email your resume to:

The Citadel Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your application but only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Audition (Calgary): The Curse of the House of Atreus for Youth ages 10 to 17 – CYPT

Audition for CYPT's Summer Production: The Curse of the House of Atreus

Audition for CYPT’s Summer Production: The Curse of the House of Atreus

CYPT is pleased to present:

The Curse of the House of Atreus

Adapted and Directed by Mike Griffin
Based on The Oresteia by Aeschylus

July 30-August 3, 2014

The Greeks have beaten the Trojans, the great city of Troy has been conquered. However, with King Agamemnon’s victorious return to Argos, the war within the House of Atreus is just getting started. Murder, betrayal, and revenge run deep within this family’s veins. How far would you go avenge the deaths those you love? The Curse of the House of Atreus brings you a new adaptation of Aeschylus’s The Oresteia, the only surviving trilogy of Greek tragedies. An ancient story re-imagined. Come meet this classic dysfunctional family and help put an end to their curse. See for yourself if justice prevails…


WHEN: Auditions will be held in groups, each lasting one hour in length.
Sunday May 4, 2014 from 2:00-3:00pm, 3:15-4:15pm, 4:30-5:30pm
Tuesday May 6, 2014 from 6:00-7:00pm, 7:15-8:15pm

The Unitarian Church of Calgary, 1703 1 Street SW

Please email Kristin Eveleigh at ad@cypt.ca or call 403-242-7118 x.1 to book your 1 hour audition slot today!

The Curse of the House of Atreus will explore a variety of different methods of physical theatre including, gesture work, flocking, shadow puppetry, and image creation in association with traditional text work. The play will combine physical and verbal storytelling to create a new, unique version of the ancient story of The Oresteia. Actors cast in the show will experience a number of different styles of training.

The Auditions for The Curse of the House of Atreus will take place in small groups.
Part 1 will involve individual monologues and Part 2 will involve group movement exploration. You may be asked to work your monologue with the director.

Please prepare the appropriate monologue. There is a monologue for males and one for females. Monologues will be emailed to auditionees upon sign up and will also be available on our website (www.cypt.ca) as of April 21, 2014.
Tips from Mike:
o Come in with a character. I want to see how you can transform.
o Be confident.
o Have a clear place where the person you are talking to is. (Don’t speak your monologue to the director.)

If you have any questions about the text in preparation feel free to email the director –
Mike Griffin at mikedgriff@gmail.com.

PART 2: Movement Exploration:
This part will be physical group work. Come in comfortable clothes and be ready to move.
o Allow yourself to play.
o You don’t have to be a dancer to be a mover.
o Be creative.

Please ensure that you book your audition by 5:00pm on Tuesday May 6th, 2014 at the latest!
We hope to see you there!

Monday July 14th – Sunday August 3rd, 2014
A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be made available at auditions.

CYPT is dedicated to giving young actors a place to hone their craft, through classes, camps and performance opportunities.

For more information on our programs and productions please visit www.cypt.ca.
Check back often for announcements about our upcoming 2014/15 classes and performances.

Auditions (Calgary): Happiness – The DeFakto Theatre Co.

The DeFakto Theatre Co. will be holding auditions for our upcoming show, Happiness, on Saturday Apr. 19th from 10am-4pm at the Morpheus Theatre Rehearsal Space (located in the basement of the Parkdale Community Centre).

Please prepare ONE contemporary monologue and be prepared to do some cold reads from the script.

We do many things for the sake of being happy, but are we truly happy? What does it mean to be happy? Could happiness actually be more akin to a neurosis, a psychiatric disorder, or is it just a nice feeling we’re all addicted to? In the new play, Happiness, by Parvis Ramirez, produced by The DeFakto Theatre Co., four office workers grapple with love, life and the allusiveness of a little thing called happiness.

BLAKE – Late 20’s to 30’s
Has been working his 9 to 5 job for a while now but has become disillusioned by the monotony and predictability of it all. Which has led him to him questioning the notion of happiness and if it’s even possible.

CAROL- Late 20’s to 30’s
The eternal optimist, no matter what.

DALE – Late 20’s to 30’s
Optimistic in his own way. The type to have coasted on charm and good looks but not much in the way of substance.

FAYE – Early 20’s
Trying to figure out her way in the world. A few years out of college.

To book an audition please contact Claire Bolton at clairebolton@shaw.ca

Auditions (Red Deer): Bard On Bower – Prime Stock Theatre

bard-on-bowerThe Bard on Bower is an artist co-op; the core cast, crew and production team are shareholders in the festival, and payment is based on how much money is made beyond the recovery of a portion of our expenses.
Rehearsals are scheduled to work around people with a weekday 9-5 job and are scheduled to start June 6th. Hamlet runs from July 17th- August 2nd, A Midsummer Night’s Dream runs July 24th- August 3rd on the outdoor stage at Bower Ponds, Red Deer.

AUDITIONS for BARD 2014 will be held April 26th (Red Deer 6-10pm) April 27th, (Calgary 2:30-6pm), April 28th (Edmonton 6:30-9pm). Callbacks will be in Red Deer on the evening of April 29th. A Shakespearean monologue is all you need to prepare, and you may be asked to read some pieces cold. Actors are cast in both productions.

Book your audition by e-mailing info@primestocktheatre.com with your resume and headshot. More info at www.primestocktheatre.com

Call For Submissions (Edmonton): Made in Edmonton Cabaret Showcase Series – Citadel Theatre


The Citadel Theatre is now accepting applications to the Made in Edmonton Cabaret Showcase Series

At the Citadel Theatre, we are committed to providing our city with a diverse array of high-quality theatrical experiences. The Club at the Citadel provides a unique, versatile performance space to the downtown Arts District. This space hosts our Beyond the Stage series; cabarets, after hours jam sessions, workshops, play readings, conversations with our artists and other events you wouldn’t normally see on a main stage, in a beautiful cabaret setting.

In honour of the Citadel’s 50th Anniversary Season (2015-16) and in celebration of the extraordinarily talented Edmonton theatre community, the Citadel is now accepting submissions for a Made in Edmonton Cabaret Showcase Series.

The Citadel Theatre will commission up to a maximum of five original cabaret projects created by Edmonton artists. The Citadel will also commit to developing these projects over the next year to culminate in a Cabaret Showcase Series, in the Club, as part of the 2015-16 50th Anniversary Season.

Successful submissions will receive a commission fee, additional resources towards development of the project, and a Showcase performance in the Club at the Citadel in the 2015-16 50th Anniversary Season.


We encourage applications from a variety of artistic and content styles.
In addition to a cover letter, submissions must include names and resumes of artists involved, and a project description.

The deadline for submissions for the Made in Edmonton Cabaret Showcase Series is 5.00pm (MST) May 30, 2014.

Applications to be submitted to nlegrandeur@citadeltheatre.com
All submissions will be considered and interviews will be held in late June 2014.
For more information, please contact:

Neil LeGrandeur
Marketing Coordinator, Beyond The Stage Associate
(780) 428-2128