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What’s On (Edmonton): Prom Night of the Living Dead – Sherard Musical Theatre

Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 12.44.44 PMProm Night of the Living Dead: A Zombie High School Musical

Something evil is stalking the halls of John Hughes High School at the worst possible time, just before the 2015 prom! Now it’s up to a Brain, an athlete, some cheerleaders, a couple of drama geeks, and a criminal to put aside their differences, stop the apocalypse, and save the prom and world!

Come and experience this fun comedy that blends elements of The Breakfast Club, Glee and Return of the Living Dead in one giant mash up of mayhem and song!

October 28-31: Tickets just $16 each (Plus Service Charges) available at Tix on the Square.

Volunteer (Edmonton): Volunteers Wanted – Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre

Workshop West Playwright's Theatre

Help our Workshop West Community Grow!

Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre is looking for volunteers to join our ranks in all sorts of positions: Front of House, Concession, Ambassadors and Fundraisers and Casino workers. Volunteering with Workshop West gains you access to exclusive events: training and skill building sessions, play reading sessions, workshops, meet and greets with artists, and more!

For more information, please visit our website or contact us at: admin@workshopwest.org

Job (Edmonton): Kids on the Block Puppeteer – Edmonton Epilepsy Association

Edmonton Epilepsy AssociationImmediate Opening for Puppeteer

The Edmonton Epilepsy Association is recruiting actors to become puppeteers. Performing in elementary schools during the school year, you will be educating children about seizures to minimize discrimination and to increase knowledge about seizure first aid.


  • Read all material and memorize the scripts
  • Practise lines and puppet manipulation
  • Become familiar with epilepsy
  • Commit to performances of 1 hour performance and 20 minutes set-up
  • Arrive at the school 20 minutes prior to performing to set up
  • Liaise with scheduler to get your performance times, dates, etc.
  • Be responsible for the care of the puppets and props


  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to memorize scripts
  • Desire to learn about epilepsy
  • Good physical condition (puppets are 3 feet tall)
  • Strong voice projection
  • Enjoy children and teaching environment

All puppeteers receive an honorarium and reimbursement of travel expenses. All puppeteers will be screened with a police check and a personal interview.



Phone: 780-488-9600

Fax: 780-447-5486

Email: sharon@edmontonepilepsy.org

Job (Calgary): Ticket Office Assistant – Vertigo Theatre

v_towerlogo-on-whiteTicket Office Assistant

Vertigo Theatre seeks a dynamic individual for the position of Ticket Office Assistant. Reporting to the Ticket Office Manager, the Ticket Office Assistant is a key contributor to Box Office and Marketing Sales team.

Some responsibility’s and duties of the job consist of:

  • Answer questions regarding programming taking place at Vertigo Theatre
  • Process ticket orders and exchanges, as well as allocating seats
  • Authorize credit/debit card payments
  • Ensure tickets, float and ticket sales revenue are secure during shifts
  • Report customer complaints to Ticket Office Manager
  • Return messages in a timely fashion at the start of shift and throughout
  • Provide a point of security for all persons entering and leaving the theatres and lobby through the main venue doors
  • Assist with all mail campaigns
  • Participate in all telemarketing campaigns

The successful candidate shall be people and action-oriented and consistently display energy and enthusiasm. Any previous experience with the Theatre Manager ticketing system is a asset but not needed to apply. Vertigo Theatre is a highly successful charitable society with an operating budget of $2.5M. Its mission is to be a leader in developing, producing and presenting plays based in the mystery genre, and plays for young audiences, while providing a performance home for other organizations. Its vision is to create exceptional entertainment experiences.

Vertigo Theatre is positioning itself for its next stage of artistic evolvement, making it a very exciting time for the organization. It currently occupies a unique place in Calgary’s cultural landscape as:

  • One of the only professional companies in the world producing a series of plays based in the mystery genre (Vertigo Mystery Theatre)
  • The only theatre in Calgary presenting a series of plays of national importance for children and teens during the regular theatre season (Y Stage)
  • Providing a performance home for other arts and arts education organizations (Vertigo Theatre Centre).

This is a part-time seasonal position of approximately 12 hours per week. Shifts are Monday – Friday during the day, as well as opportunity for additional shifts on evenings and weekends. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Layne Fox, Ticket Office Manager at tickets@vertigotheatre.com

Volunteer Opportunity (Calgary): Board Members Wanted! – Inside Out Theatre

885551_491574287563568_1732506026_oInside Out Theatre is Looking for Board Members!

Inside Out Theatre is Calgary’s mixed ability theatre company. We offer theatre classes to adults with disabilities that foster a love of theatre, the joy of community, and the rewards of self-confidence. We also create original theatre productions that put artists with disabilities in the spotlight and celebrate their valuable place at the cultural table. For more than 25 years Inside Out has been utilizing the dramatic arts to contribute to a community in which our participants enjoy a high quality of life and are recognized as respected performers by their peers and audiences.

Position Description:
Our Board of Directors give generously of their time and talents to provide governance and strategic leadership. They meet approximately 6 times per year in addition to sitting on at least one Board committee. Board terms are 1 year (renewable without limitation).

Board members oversee the company’s operations to ensure our mandate is being fulfilled, that we are fiscally responsible, and that we are seeking reasonable opportunities for growth. They also provide counsel on a variety of matters, such as artistic programming, management, communications, and fund development. They are an invaluable part of our team. Ideally, our board members would have expertise in at least one of the following: fundraising, accounting and financial management, legal, marketing/communications, and/or graphic/web design.

We are looking for individuals of all abilities who may already have some Board experience and are comfortable with taking an Executive role, if needed.

If interested, please contact Areni Kelleppan, Recruitment Committee Chair at arenik@live.ca with a one page letter of interest outlining your experience and the reasons why you would like to serve on the Inside Out Theatre Board of Directors. Inside Out is committed to fostering a board that reflects our community’s diversity of ability, gender, age, income, and ethnicity. 

Workshop (Edmonton): A Masterclass with Adam Pascal of Broadway’s RENT – Citadel Theatre

Adam-Musical-Theatre-Class-BannerA Masterclass with Adam Pascal!

Tony Award nominee and RENT star Adam Pascal will lead Straight From New York’s upcoming masterclass at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton on November 1, 2015.

Adam Pascal is one of Broadway’s favorite leading men, having been born and raised in NYC. He is widely known for originating the role of Roger Davis in the Original Broadway Cast of Rent, for which he received a Tony Nomination for Best Actor (Musical), and won the Drama League and Obie Award for the role. He went on to star on Broadway as Radames in Elton John & Tim Rice’s popular musical Aida (Drama League Award), Emcee in Cabaret, Huey Calhoun in Memphis, and most recently as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Adam reprised his role of Roger Davis in in the 2005 film version of Rent, and concluded his journey with the character on the 2009 national tour of the show alongside Original Broadway cast member Anthony Rapp. Adam is also a successful recording artist having released 3 solo albums, with the most recent, Blinding Light, released this past year.

Adam Pascal will be hosting a masterclass, working with performers on musical theatre and pop pieces at 2 pm on Sunday, November 1.

Age Restrictions: Ages 13 & Up

Price: Participant – $150.00 (Includes GST). Participant Tickets available in person or by phone 780.425.1820, only!

  • Participants work their song with Adam one-on-on. Limit of 10 spots available.
  • CAEA Discount – $120.00 (Includes GST). Proof of Equity Membership Must Be Provided.

Observer – $35.00 (Includes GST). Observer tickets available online, by phone 780.425.1820, or in person.

News (Alberta): Announcing Workshops by Request: Rocky Mountain Series! – Theatre Alberta


“Haircuts by Children” by Mammalian Diving Reflex. Photo Credit: John Lauener

Theatre Alberta’s Workshops by Request: New! The Rocky Mountain Series

In order to continue providing our members with top quality adult education and professional development opportunities, Theatre Alberta is pleased to announce a new stream of our popular Workshops by Request program. In addition to offering theatre companies the opportunity to host a workshop in their hometown, we are proud to announce the addition of The Rocky Mountain Series.
In reimagining our adult education programming, we are aiming to give our members new options for creating learning opportunities based on their own artistic needs. So now, in addition to hosting a workshop in your community through the “Hometown Series” of Workshops by Request, you can also apply to host a destination master class on a specialized topic of your choosing for the wider Albertan theatre community at The Banff Centre.

The Rocky Mountain Series Begins in December – Register Now to Participate!

For the inaugural 2015/2016 Rocky Mountain Series we are planning to present two master classes at The Banff Centre. While details of the second master class are forthcoming, we are pleased to announce that Calgary’s Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre will host the first master class with Darren O’Donnell of Mammalian Diving Reflex. The artists of Mammalian are committed to the creation of “social acupuncture”—playful, provocative, site-specific, and social-specific participatory performances with non-actors of all ages and demographics, designed to bring people together in new and unusual ways. The class, Compelling Telling: Imaginative Interventions in Public Spaces, will focus on the basics of Mammalian’s “social acupuncture” method to create innovative ways for artists to engage and interact with the public. The class will be held at The Banff Centre from December 4-6, 2015.

Applications are now open to participate. Please visit www.banffcentre.ca/programs/compelling-telling. The deadline for applications is November 18, 2015. The cost to participate is $350, plus optional accommodation and meal packages at The Banff Centre. Limited scholarship assistance is available for those in financial need.

Theatre Alberta thanks The Banff Centre for its assistance with the 2015 Compelling Telling Workshop.

Host Your Own Master Class at The Banff Centre! 

For the 2016/2017 season, we are issuing a call for submissions for Theatre Alberta members to apply to host a master class at The Banff Centre. Who have you always wanted to work with? What skills or techniques are you dying to get intensive training in? If you have an answer to either or both of these questions, The Rocky Mountain Series is for you. Group members or ad hoc groups of individual members are welcome to submit proposals for the 2016/2017 Rocky Mountain Series. To apply to host a master class, please follow this link and fill out the online application form. The deadline for applications will be January 29, 2016.

What’s On (Edmonton) – A Celebration of Art and Politics


GRAVITY to unite theatre, dance, and spoken word artists in a one-night only celebration of all things political!

On October 14th, just five days before the federal election, some of Edmonton’s best theatre, dance and spoken word artists will join in a one-night only celebration of all things political. The event, being held at the Metro Cinema, will see performances on topics ranging from the tarsands and refugees to performances on the Federal Election itself.

Gravity will involve over 20 different artists and is the joint creation of Megan and Beth Dart, from Catch the Keys Productions, Sheiny Satanove, from Punctuate Theatre, Heather Inglis, from Theatre Yes and Mike Hudema, from Greenpeace Canada.

Who: Rapid Fire Theatre, Ahmed Knowmadic, Shiva Kiaras, Aditi Gupta and Ahlam Sadik, Mile Zero Dance, Marty Chan, the Folk Lordz, Mump from Mump and Smoot, Good Women Dance, the Secret Burlesque Society, and Kristine Nutting among others.

What: GRAVITY: a cabaret celebration of all things arts and politics.

When: Wednesday, October 14th, 7:00 pm.

Where: Metro Cinema, 8712 109 street NW, Edmonton, Alberta.

Tickets: $10 online through Metro Cinema

For more information, please contact:

Mike Hudema, Greenpeace Canada – 780-504-5601, mhudema@greenpeace.org.

Megan Dart, Catch the Keys Production – 780-994-7113, mdart@catchthekeys.ca.

Deal (National) – 50% Discount to the Canadian Arts and Business Awards! – Business for the Arts

Business for the ArtsWe are pleased to invite you to the 2015 Canadian Arts and Business Awards Show, on Tuesday, October 27th, 8:30 pm at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto!

Canada’s arts and business leaders will pay tribute to the individuals and companies who demonstrate outstanding support of the arts through philanthropy, volunteerism and innovative partnerships. This year’s honorees include artsVest Outstanding Partnership Award winners Roseneath Theatre and RBC, Phil Taylor with the prestigious Edmund C. Bovey Award for philanthropy in the arts, Montreal’s Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski with our Arnold Edinborough Award for volunteerism in the arts by a young professional, and Peter Herrndorf for the introduction of our new Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award.

 The Awards Show will feature memorable performances by:

The TSO Chamber Soloists

Art of Time Ensemble

The National Arts Centre with Lindi Ortega

Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal

The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists

We are pleased to offer specially priced arts worker tickets to the awards show portion of the event. Please click here and use promo code YP2015 in the payment screen for 50% off arts worker tickets.

News (National) – Short Lists For 2015 Tom Hendry Awards Announced – Playwrights Guild of Canada

Playwrights Guild of Canada

The Playwrights Guild of Canada proudly announces the short lists for its 2015 Tom Hendry Awards. The short lists for the Carol Bolt Award, the PGC Emerging Playwright Award, as well as the Stage West Pechet Family Comedy & Musical Awards were released on October 8th by their respective juries.

For more information, click here

To RSVP to the Tom Hendry Awards, please email Michelle T. Baynton, Programs and Services Coordinator communications@playwrightsguild.ca.

Call for Entrants (Edmonton): Stage Struck! Edmonton One Act Festival for actors, directors and playwrights – Alberta Drama Festival Association

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 11.59.42 AMIs there a one-act play you’ve always wanted to produce? We provide the professional adjudicator, the audience and the venue. You provide the talent!

The 2016 Edmonton Region Adult One Act Play Festival lovingly called Stage Struck! will take place on March 11 & 12, 2016 at La Cité, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91 Street). Festival placing is on a first come-first served basis. There are a limited number of spots available, so get your registrations in early!

The deadline for registration is December 21.
For more information call Syrell at (H) 780-433-6525 or (C) 780-439-0261 or e-mail syrellw@telus.net.

News (National): I Vote Arts and Culture – Canadian Conference of the Arts

ccaTORONTO/OTTAWA: The custodial board of the Canadian Conference of the Arts has reactivated the organization for the purpose of arts advocacy and dissemination of information during the current federal election. Although previously suspending its operations in 2012 after 67 years due to catastrophic cuts in funding, the organization is still alive and the board feels that this election is too important to not become involved.

To this end, the organization has re-energized its social media presence, its Facebook page and its website as sources of information regarding the October 19 election. It will also act as a source for tangibles in the form of an “I Vote Arts and Culture” button and other election materials for its former members. The Chair of the CCA, Kathleen Sharpe, says “The current CCA board felt it was crucial to join our friends at the Canadian Arts Coalition, Equity and others to get the arts vote out. Culture is not only important to Canada as our identity, but the creative sector is essential to Canada’s economic success in the 21st century.  Get out and vote!.” 


Media Contact: Vivia Kay | 416-867-9165 or 647-828-1176 | vivia@caea.com

Facebook: facebook.com/CanArts | Website: ccarts.ca

Deal (Edmonton): High Five Season Pass – 40% discount for 5 great shows – Good Women Dance Collective, Citie Ballet, The Maggie Tree, New Music Edmonton, and Punctuate! Theatre


High Five Season Pass – Final Week!

We’re pleased to introduce a special offer, the High Five Season Pass, to get you into five leading-edge arts events in Alberta’s capital city for a very special price.

Good Women Dance Collective is teaming up with Citie Ballet, The Maggie Tree, New Music Edmonton, and Punctuate! Theatre to give you close to 40% off what it would cost to attend all of the performances.

Get your tickets here: http://www.tixonthesquare.ca/event/subscription/detail/326/

The Pass includes these five amazing shows for only $65:

New Music Edmonton: An organization committed to presenting contemporary music and sound-related arts features the Turning Point Ensemble on October 14, 2015 at Muttart Hall. The Vancouver-based collective made up of 17 performers will be in Edmonton for a stunning presentation of new works by five of Canadian composers.

Good Women Dance Collective: The world premiere of a new work. It will be unveiled at Convergence, GWDC’s annual showcase of inspiring, athletic, and thoughtful contemporary dance by Edmonton’s up-and-coming artists. The dance piece is being created on Good Women by Artistic Director of MAYDAY Danse, Mélanie Demers, with long-time GWDC collaborator Richard Lee. It will show at L’Uni Theatre November 26-28 2015.

Punctuate! Theatre: This spring, join Punctuate! Theatre as it stages the Edmonton premier of This Is War by Hannah Moscovitch. In Moscovitch’s continuing vein of writing about socially relevant and challenging subject matter, This is War is a complex and harrowing exploration of soldiers fighting a war in Canada’s name. It shows March 3-13, 2016 at the PCL Theatre.

Citie Ballet: Edmonton’s own ballet company’s presentation of Evolution on April 15-17, 2016 at the Timms Centre for the Arts.

The Maggie Tree: The independent, award-winning, Edmonton-based theatre company’s production of Supine Cobbler. The contemporary clinical abortion in the spirit of a Western is by Jill Connell in Association with Azimuth Theatre. It runs April 14-23, 2016 at The Backstage Theatre

Classes (Calgary): Essentials of Acting – Company of Rogues

Profile Picture 2Registration is now open for our second session of Essentials of Acting taught by Aaron Coates!

ESSENTIALS OF ACTING: $400+GST | Saturdays from 1:30-5:30pm | Oct 31 – Dec 5

CLASS INFORMATION: Students will explore the fundamentals of acting through partnered scene work. Class work includes improvisation, scene analysis, character development and playing for truth. Scenes will be developed with the instructor’s guidance over the course of six weeks; some rehearsal is required outside of class time.

FOR MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION: 403.228.5526 | info@corogues.com | www.corogues.com

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

nightswimming_5X25_LOGONightswimming’s 5 x 25 – National Call for Proposals

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

Were you born in 1995? Then we want you.

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

Nightswimming is requesting applications from theatre creators across Canada.

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

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

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

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

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

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