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Auditions (Edmonton): W;t – Walterdale Theatre

2WitW;t by Margaret Edson

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)

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.

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.

• 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

EOA logo1Box Office Clerk – Edmonton Opera

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
• 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.

• 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

stalberttheatrehighCall for Directors!

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

Multiple-houseKeyano Theatre is HIRING!

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

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


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

SLukac_Mentorship2012_web_07-1024x680Call for Submission: Theatre Junction Mentorship Program

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/


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.

Audition (Edmonton): Open Casting Call – Sherard Musical Theatre

A Zombie High School Musical!!

A Zombie High School Musical!!


Sherard Musical Theatre Association is holding open auditions for our 2015 Production
Prom Night of the Living Dead: A Zombie High School Musical
July 18 and 19th 11 AM-6 PM
at Workshop West Theatre 11516 103 Street Edmonton.
Please note this is an open casting call, no booking is necessary.

Production Dates: October 28-31, 2015 at The Westbury Theatre

Synopsis: Zombies! Music! Teen angst! Something strange and ominous is stalking the halls of John Hughes High. And now, a brain, an athlete, a couple of drama geeks, a few princesses, and a criminal must put aside their differences and save the world, and the prom from a zombie armageddon.

The cast has a variety of lead and ensemble roles for both men and women ages 18-35. Singing and non singing roles available.

Audition Requirements:

Vocal – A pop song from 2010 or newer. Please provide your own background music on CD
Acting- A comedic monologue of your choice, maximum length of 5 minutes. Reading of select
sides from the play.

Please provide a resume and head shot for the production team at the time of your audition

Email promnightofthelivingdead@hotmail.com for more information or visit our website www.sherardmusicaltheatre.org

What’s On (Calgary): Radioheaded Three – One Yellow Rabbit


Last year, Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” was reimagined through the bodies of 20 of Calgary most talented young artists. Now, for Sled Island 2015, Denise Clarke and her beautifulyoungartists crank up the volume on “Hail To The Thief.”

This is your bedroom dance party and all your friends are invited. Performed by the beautifulyoungartists ensemble and produced by One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre.

Performances June 24th – 27th, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Big Secret Theatre 225 8th Avenue SE
2nd floor Arts Commons


Add it to your Sled Island Schedule here http://www.sledisland.com/2015/radioheaded-3-a-listening-party-to-watch

Audition (Edmonton) – She Loves Me – Foote in the Door Productions

She-Loves-Me-bannerFoote in the Door Productions proudly presents “She Loves Me” at the McMahon Auditorium at Campus St. Jean, November 20-28.

Director: Barbara Mah
Musical Director: Michael Clark
Stage Manager: Allene Hodgins

Foote in the Door Productions will hold auditions for the musical “She Loves Me” on Sunday July 19 (3-6pm) and Tuesday July 21 (6-10pm) at the Foote Theatre School (Classroom B) located at 9828-101a Avenue. Callbacks will occur on Saturday July 25 from 3-5pm.

Audition is by appointment only. A current headshot and resume are requested in advance. Contact Ruth at producer@footeinthedoor.ca or 780-970-8620 to set up an audition.

General Audition Requirements:
Performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. See character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare one song appropriate to the style of the show. No selections from the show, please. A skilled pianist will be available or your own recorded music. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:
Rehearsals for “She Loves Me” will begin on August 27, 2015. Rehearsals are Sundays from 3-7pm, Tuesday and Thursdays from 7-10pm. The production opens on November 20, 2015 at the Auditorium McMahon at Campus St. Jean and runs until November 28, 2015. Performances are November 20-22 and November 25-28.

Character Breakdown: She Loves Me

Ilona Ritter (Mezzo-Soprano Range F#3-E5). A woman experienced in both life and men. A bit weary, but enjoys the mentor role. Employed at Maraczek’s Parfumerie, sexy and learned in the ways of romance, but longing for something more from the game of love.

Steven Kodaly (High Baritone/Tenor Range B2-A4) A handsome ladies’ man. Well respected and liked employee and Maraczeks Parfumerie. Though he is considered dapper and occasionally charming, he is more of a shallow womanizer with the charm to stay out of trouble.

Ladislav Sipos (Baritone Range A2-E4) Family man stuck in a dull existence. Very agreeable, a friend to all. Not the brightest employee at Maraczek’s Pardumerie. A confidant to Georg, he is an optimistic family man who looks like a huggable father.

Mr. Maraczek (Baritone Range B2-C4) to play 50+. Owner of Maraczek’s Parfumerie, with a commanding presence. A disciplined businessman. A stubborn perfectionist who runs a tight shop. His dedication to the trade is rivaled only by his faithfulness to his wife.

Arpad Laszlo (Tenor, Range Bb2-E4) to play 18-25. Bright young delivery boy at Maraczek’s Parfumerie. His exuberance is infectious and commitment to his job remarkable. Ambitious, studious, and adorable.

Waiter (Tenor/Bari-Tenor) The Headwaiter is a proud man with a singular goal. A slightly androgynous, flamboyant café manager who runs a tight ship and expects discretion and efficiency for his patrons. Male, indeterminate age. Comic.

Busboy: A dancer at a romantic restaurant

Mr. Keller : A private investigator with an important secret

Ensemble: Three women and three men. Customers and patrons of Maraczek’s Parfumerie and Café Imperiale.

The roles of Amalia Balash and Georg Nowack have been previously cast and not available for audition through this process.

We cannot engage equity members. This is a non-paying show.

Submissions (Edmonton): Citadel Young Companies – The Citadel Theatre

2014/15 Young Musical Company ensemble in MEASURES; Photo Credit: EPIC Photography

2014/15 Young Musical Company ensemble in MEASURES; Photo Credit: EPIC Photography

The 2015/16 Citadel Young Companies

The Acting and Musical programs
offer regular classes in acting, singing, speech, dance, and movement, and special workshops in things like auditioning, Shakespeare, and stage combat. The program culminates in a series of performances (a play and a musical) that demonstrate what the participants have learned over the course of the year. The play and musical are chosen specially for the participants – to give each of them an opportunity to shine – and are directed by local theatre artists. Many of our alumni are now in prestigious acting and musical theatre training programs across North America.

The Young Playwriting Company
is a hands-on program which facilitates script development under the mentorship of established playwrights and dramaturgs. Students work on short plays which are presented in a series of staged readings at the end of the program year.

The Theatre Production Company
is for directors, designers, technicians, stage managers, etc. Students work with professional artists at the Citadel theatre in those various areas and may be able to put their skills to work in one of our year-end shows.

Applicants for all companies must register on-line and pay the application fee of $25.

Auditions for the Acting or Musical Company will take place on Saturday July 11 or Sunday, August 9 2015 from 10am-4pm at the Citadel Theatre. Callbacks (if needed) will be held at a later date.

Applications for the Playwriting and Theatre Production Companies will be accepted until September 1, 2015

Acting Company – please prepare two contrasting memorized monologues, from published plays, each no longer than two minutes.

Musical Company – please prepare one monologue, memorized, from a published play, no longer than two minutes, and one song from the Musical Theatre repertoire. Prepare your best 16 bars, but you may be asked to sing the entire song. It‘s always good to bring an additional song and monologue as well.

Remember, we are looking for promise and potential – not finished products. Don’t worry if you don’t have much, or any, audition experience. We aim to make the audition as stress-free as possible.

Playwriting Company – please attach two samples of your creative writing. Dramatic literature is preferred. These samples will be evaluated by our panel on the basis of promise and potential.

Theatre Production Company – please include what area(s) of technical theatre, design or production you are interested in (although you will be exposed to multiple disciplines throughout the course of the year). If you have samples of your work, you may upload those with your application.

Young Acting and Musical Companies Program Dates and Information

Classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-10 pm.
September 14 through December 9, 2015 (no classes Monday, October 12 and Wednesday, November 11) Regular core classes in acting, movement, dance, singing, auditioning and voice.
January 11 through February 24, 2016 (no classes Mon, February 15)
Continued audition training, plus specialized workshops in areas such as Shakespeare, Mask, Viewpoints, Improvisation, Stage Combat, etc. taught by theatre professionals including Bob Baker, James MacDonald, Don Horsburgh, Brian Dooley and others.

The annual Showcase performance of audition material will be held in The Club on Friday December 18, 2015, with rehearsals on Monday and Wednesday December 14 and 16.

Final Performances
Rehearsals from Monday, February 29 through Wednesday May 25, 2016 and all Sundays in May in preparation for a musical and a play chosen specifically for each company. Final performances of both of these shows will be in the Club at the Citadel and run from Thursday May 26– Sunday May 29, 2016.

Please Note:

• Additional class time may be required for workshops and rehearsals.
• In addition to regular training, workshops on special topics taught by theatre professionals including Bob Baker, James MacDonald, Don Horsburgh and others will be scheduled throughout the training period.

Young Playwriting Company Program Dates and Information

* While this program is designed for participants aged 16 – 21, applicants to the Young Playwriting Company who are older than 21 years of age will be considered on a case by case basis.

Classes meet Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 10:00pm
September 22 through December 8, 2015; and January 12 through May 24, 2016
Includes regular coursework with resident and guest playwrights, dramaturges and directors. Alternating regular coursework with “writing weeks” when students will work independently on their plays. Dates are subject to change.

Staged Readings:
Monday – Wednesday, May 30- June 1, 2016 Staged Readings in The Club

Young Theatre Production Company Program Dates and Information

No regularly scheduled class days and time. Classes will meet based upon interest of participants and the availability of people and programs. Previous years have seen sessions in directing, stage management, production management, scenic painting, set/costume/lighting design, film/video design, etc. The company averages one session per month.
Beginning in March, students will be assigned to one of the two productions of the Young Acting and Musical Companies. They will work as ASMs, assistant directors, assistant designers, or in another area of interest.
September through December 2015; and January through May 2016

In support of the development of young theatre artists and their contributions to a vibrant theatre community, the Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy subsidizes approximately 75% of all costs associated with each of the Young Companies.
Tuition for the full year Program including classes, workshops, rehearsals, performances, materials and selected tickets to Citadel Theatre shows. Tuition may be paid in installments, with payment in full due by March 1, 2016.

• Young Acting Company $1,500.00 + GST
• Young Musical Company $1,800.00 + GST
• Young Playwriting Company $950.00 + GST
• Young Theatre Production Company $650.00 + GST

Click here for more information or to apply: http://www.citadeltheatre.com/academy/young-company-program-dates-and-information/

Audition for Artists’ Collective Theatre’s production of Amadeus

monalisa.logo_.name_.mono_.longArtists’ Collective Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of Peter Shaffer’s
Amadeus Wednesday June 24th, 2015. The play gives a fictionalized account of the lives of two classical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. The story is told by Mozart’s rival and colleague Salieri, who is now in an asylum. Salieri is first given the chance to meet Mozart and is thrilled at the opportunity. However, upon meeting him, Salieri is astonished by his boorish behavior and
becomes very jealous of his abilities. Throughout the rest of the play, Mozart’s growing potential
motivates Salieri to pose as his friend in court, while secretly tarnishing his reputation with the Emperor
of Austria and the rest of Vienna.


Antonio Salieri: (30s – 50s) Composer to Court of Emperor Joseph
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: (20s) Young Composer
Constanze Weber: (20s) Mozart’s fiancé, whom he marries
Joseph II: (Late 30s – 50s) Emperor of Austria
Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg: (Late 30s – 50s) Director of the Imperial Opera
Baron Gottfried Van Swieten : (Late 30s – 50s) Prefect of the Imperial Library
Katherina Cavalieri: (20s) Salieri’s pupil, who has affairs with Salieri and Mozart
Venticelli: (20s) Two “purveyors of fact, rumor and gossip throughout the play.”

Those wishing to request an audition please send your headshot and resume to info@acttheatre.com with “AMADEUS AUDITION – ” in the subject heading. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted. We are happy to see equity artists.

Audition Requirements: Please prepare one classical (dramatic or comedic) monologue no longer than 2 minutes. You may be asked for a cold read from the script.

Deadline to apply: June 24th, 2015

Production times: March 24th to April 2nd 2016
Rehearsal times: TBA

Call for Submissions (National): 2015 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management – Canada Council for the Arts

canada-council-logoEstablished through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes.

There are two distinct awards:

  • The Professional Development and Renewal award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization.
  • The Mentorship award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations.

Deadline: 30 September, 2015

If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Prize Amount

Two awards of $10,000 each may be given annually.


Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

General eligibility criteria for both awards

Organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards. To be eligible, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
  • have a minimum of 10 years’ experience (not necessarily continuous years) as a professional arts manager
  • have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)

Specific eligibility criteria for the Mentorship award

For the Mentorship award, you and your mentor must be employed by different Canadian, professional arts organizations. In addition, the mentor must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)
    • be working full time in a Canadian, professional arts organization
    • be an established or mid-career arts manager
    • have submitted all overdue final reports to the Canada Council.

Further Information

Sarah Brown
Program Officer
Prizes Section

1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 6004

TTY: 1-866-565-5559