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Job (Canmore): Stage Manager – The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is seeking a stage manager for our production of Twelfth Night as part of our upcoming 2021 festival. The stage manager will work with the director and artistic team to ensure that CSTF rehearsals and performances run smoothly.

This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Minotaur by Kevin Dyer. Covid rules permitting performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore from August 11 to 22, 2021. If in-person performances are not possible our backup plan is to film the productions outdoors in small groups.

The CSTF pairs working theatre artists with local volunteers and provides mentorship opportunities. Travelling to Canmore will be required throughout the term of the contract. This is a paid position and we have a budget of $2000 to compensate the successful candidate.

We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • schedule and run rehearsals
  • communicate the director’s wishes to designers
  • mark out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
  • make sure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for the actors
  • attend all rehearsals
  • notify the designers of changes made in rehearsal
  • complete and circulate rehearsal reports
  • complete and circulate show reports
  • coordinate the work of the stage crew
  • call cues and possibly actors’ entrances during performance
  • oversee the entire show each time it is performed

Requirements

  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong leadership and delegation skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver

Key Dates

  • First Read and design presentation – May 9
  • Rehearsals – Sundays 10-6pm and Thursdays 6-9pm
  • Twelfth Night performances – August 11-21 (no performances on August 16 and 17)

Please submit applications to [email protected]. Please submit a resume, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you would be an asset to the festival. The application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on April 30, 2021.

For more information on the CSTF please visit our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/HL6SVRE5Uw8

Job (Canmore): Costume Designer – The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is seeking a Costume Designer for our upcoming 2021 festival. The Costume Designer will be responsible for working with the festival directors on the design of costumes for both shows in the festival. This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Minotaur by Kevin Dyer. Performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore from August 11 to 22, 2021.

The CSTF pairs working theatre artists with local volunteers and provides mentorship opportunities. Travelling to Canmore will be required throughout the term of the contract.

This is a paid position and we have budgeted $1850 to compensate the successful candidate.

We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Examine script in detail in order to understand costume requirements
  • Work with directors on their visions for both shows
  • Work alongside, manage and delegate to local volunteers on the sourcing/creation of costumes
  • Design sketches of costumes
  • Present sketches for approval
  • Execute expenditures and keep budget in check
  • Submit all wardrobe related receipts to producer
  • Plan and supervise costume fittings and dress rehearsals
  • Make arrangements to clean, return, store, and/or dispose of used costumes after production run

Requirements

  • Previous working experience as costume designer
  • In-depth knowledge of design, materials and textiles
  • Ability to work creatively within restrictive budgets
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to task manage efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver

Key Dates

  • 1st Read and design presentation – May 9
  • Rehearsals – Sundays 10-6pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-9pm
  • Festival performances – August 11-22

Please submit applications to [email protected]. You are required to submit a resume, portfolio or sample of previous work, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you would be an asset to the festival. The application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on April 30, 2021.

For more information on the CSTF please visit our YouTube channel https://youtu.be/HL6SVRE5Uw8

 

Job (National): Program Director – Playwrights Guild of Canada

The Playwrights Guild of Canada is a national arts service organization serving playwrights across the country. PGC’s services are run by a 6-person administrative team, with an office located at 450 Broadview Ave, Toronto. The organization offers professional development programming, connections with producers, contract leadership, awards program, conferences, script sales and advocacy.

The Program Director will work closely with the PGC team and report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination of the Tom Hendry Awards:
    • Intake of submissions
    • Jury facilitation
    • Arranging and overseeing meetings
    • Timeline management
    • Event planning
  • Fundraising:
    • Sponsorship Stewardship for the Tom Hendry Awards
    • Annual Auction
  • Coordination of the PlayConnect program:
    • Liaison with playwrights
    • Liaison with host organizations
    • Intake and approval of requests based on allocation of annual resources
    • Expense reporting
  • Contribution to PGC programming:
    • Conference(s) as appropriate
    • Webinars
    • Playwright & theatre events
  • Administration:
    • Participation in ArtsVest program
    • Data tracking and reporting
    • Report preparation
    • Organizational effectiveness

The Program Officer will be required to work with database systems, spreadsheets, word processing, email, cloud files, financial documentation. There is a great deal of correspondence and representation of Playwrights Guild of Canada with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills:

The ideal candidate will have a combination of training and experience in administration, project management, logistics, customer service, organizational stewardship and teamwork.

Details:

  • 1 year term, start date approx. May 10, 2021
  • Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
  • Salary range $35,000-40,000
  • Remote work at present due to Covid-19
  • Hybrid working arrangement (remote/office)
  • It is important that applicants have access to reliable internet

Submissions:

Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume no later than April 30, 2021 by email to: [email protected] with the subject “Program Director Term Position”

Hiring Values:

PGC values pluralism, safety, openness and integrity. We encourages applications from all qualified candidates, and values diverse backgrounds, experience and viewpoints. Applicants wishing to self-identify may do so in their application. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, candidates will be welcomed. Please contact the PGC Executive Director for assistance, by email: [email protected] or by leaving a message at 416-703-0201.

*Note: This position is open to both members and non-members of PGC.

Worshop (Online): The Meisner Approach: Awakening Authentic Performance with Sally Cacic

The Meisner Approach: Awakening Authentic Performance with Sally Cacic

*For actors of all levels.

Participants will be led to the Meisner Technique through a series of short improvised and scripted exercises, designed to awaken authentic and vulnerable performance within the actor.

Whether pursuing stage, film, or television mediums, the Meisner exercises allow actors to tap into their authentic and intrinsic needs in order to drive their performance deeper; to live “truthfully under the imaginary circumstances, moment to unanticipated moment.”

When: April 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Online via Zoom link (will be provided to those registered)
Suggested price: $25
Pay What You Can pricing available.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Feedback from a former student:

“Sally is someone who epitomizes depth. She continually demonstrates her dedication to the craft of acting and her students. I appreciate Sally’s sunny spirit which feeds into her compassionate and straight forward approach to teaching. She has a hunger to grow and share relevant industry knowledge with her students.” – Sandy Lawlor, Rogues Alumni

Instructor Bio:

Sally Cacic

Sally Cacic is a West Australian actor, director, and producer. A graduate of Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio Master Class Program and StageMilk Drama School, Sally trained in acting technique for stage, TV and film, voice and movement, and clown, in the teachings and interpretations of Constantine Stanislavski, Sanford Meisner, and Uta Hagan. Sally apprenticed to teach the Meisner Program under the mentorship of Stacie Harrison, and Film & Television under Joe-Norman Shaw, and is the Lead Instructor of the Meisner Program at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio. Sally is also the Co-Founder of The Brolly Shelf Production Co. with Lori Bachynski.

Select film credits include Bright Hill Road (Nevermine Films), The Little Things (Shotlist Films), The Hundy (AMPIA Rosie Award Winner 2017), Joy To The World (AMPIA Rosie Award Nominee 2017), Within (Konscious Pictures), The Stalker (Late Night Pictures), The Automation (Late Night Pictures). Select theatre & dance credits include Come Home (Urban Stories Theatre), Laughter (Urban Stories Theatre), How To Almost Be An Adult (Urban Stories Theatre), Late Night At The Plaza (Late Night Productions), and Australian productions A Chorus Line (The Old Mill Theatre), and Beauty & The Beast (The Ballet Company).

Job (Edmonton): Stage Manager for Digital Tour – Alberta Musical Theatre Company

Alberta Musical Theatre Company is inviting non-equity Stage Managers to submit for the upcoming season. AMTC is currently hiring for a one-person musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel that will live-stream to elementary schools this spring.

How to submit:

To submit, please send an email containing your contact information, and a description of your experience and training to (resume is not necessary) to [email protected]

About the project:

Rehearsals will take place digitally beginning on May 10th. Digital previews will take place on May 27th and 28th, with a digital run until mid-June (final end date dependent on school bookings).

All streaming will take place at The Playhouse (10033 80 Avenue NW, Edmonton). Stage Manager will be required to be present (either distanced or in separate space from actor) for all performances.

Before the pandemic, AMTC would perform for more than 90,000 Albertan students each season. We are devoted to proudly representing the enormous diversity of our magnificent audiences in the creation of our work. We strongly encourage and enthusiastically welcome stage managers of all cultures and ethnicities, LGBTQIA2S+ stage managers, and stage managers with disabilities to express interest in our auditions. So please feel comfortable in applying to audition, and please feel free to be exactly you are! We cannot wait to meet you!

 

Volunteer (Calgary): Morpheus Theatre seeking Volunteer Stage Manager & Running Crew

Morpheus Theatre is currently seeking volunteers to join our Production Team for our upcoming production of Trial By Jury.

STAGE MANAGER – Needed Immediately

  • Rehearsals are currently online (MWSun) and will be moved to in person as Heath Guidelines allow
  • We are planning a distanced outdoor performance June 17 – 27 in the park adjacent to the Pumphouse Theatre
  • For more information on all Safety Precautions Morpheus Theatre has planned for this production, please email [email protected]

RUNNING CREW (4) – Needed late June (June 17 – 27 plus tech rehearsals)

• Needed Primarily for set up & tear down of the stage each day
• Must be comfortable lifting & carrying risers

If you are interested in any of these roles, please send an email to [email protected] with the role(s) you are interested in. If you have not worked with Morpheus Theatre before, please provide a list of your related experience.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): RISER Office Hours and Deadline

This Friday is the deadline for Edmonton artists to submit for RISER in collaboration with Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS) and Why Not Theatre! Four selected projects will receive production support, mentorship, and assistance from our Senior Partners – Edmonton Fringe Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Citadel Theatre, and Azimuth Theatre – in debuting a new production in 2022.

Tuesday at 6:00pm, join Beth Dart and Mac Brock from CGAS for RISER Edmonton Office Hours. They’ll share more details about RISER and take your questions in advance of Friday’s deadline!

Learn more and sign up for Office Hours: https://forms.gle/TAcC7YC27ULDpWJo8

ABOUT RISER:

RISER Edmonton is designed for project-based individual artists or collectives. Prior independent producing experience is an asset, but not a must. There is no specific age range. The terms “emerging” or “emerged” do not apply. We’re interested in collaborating with artists who don’t have administrative infrastructure or consistent access to production at established venues. In the spirit of this shared resource model, participants in RISER Edmonton must be generous, flexible, collaborative, and​ curious​, as well as willing to share​ and​ work in new ways​.

RISER will provide selected artists with:

  • 3 weeks of rehearsal space;
  • Shared Lighting Designer, Production Manager/Technical Director, Publicist, and Technicians, selected and paid for by RISER Edmonton;
  • ​2-3 eight-hour days of tech time in the performance space (schedule and hours TBD);
  • 6-10 public performances in the Backstage Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns over a two-week time frame;
  • Box office and Front of House support;
  • 100% of net Box Office revenues; and
  • Ongoing and project specific mentoring, assistance, and consultation with Common Ground Arts Society and Why Not Theatre artistic and administrative staff in all areas of producing at individual & group meetings.

Applications close April 16. See more details about eligibility and assessment online here: https://commongroundarts.ca/riser/apply/

What’s Online (Alberta): Mile Zero Dance presents REELING: Dance on Screen

REELING: Dance on Screen is a series of film screenings presented by Mile Zero Dance, every second year. Each time the breadth, scope, and quality improves greatly along with technical knowhow, as the form expands and more filmmakers become aware of dance as a viable medium.

Dancers across the planet have been working within constraints as they make work, alone at home or in vast locations. This year’s curation has a strong theme of cultural representation, and many of the selected pieces carry support for Black Lives Matter or involve dancers existing and occupying city spaces, and are from countries including Brazil, Cuba, Tokyo, Nigeria and more!

With over 1,000 international submissions received in 2021, our judges and curators are very excited to share their favorite selection of dance films that celebrate diverse bodies and abilities, dances that take over buildings and environments, and dances that take minimalism and the body to new artistic levels.

Also as part of the festival, local film maker Shawn Tse will host two open panel discussions on Facebook to discuss the evolving medium of dance on film. Everyone is welcome!

Schedule of Events

MAY 13 at 12PM Panel Discussion
Dance Film Organizer Panel
What is Dance Film and where do organizers think it is going? A discussion about making space with Dance Film.
Join the Event on Facebook.

MAY 20 at 6PM Panel Discussion
Dynamite screening and Conversation
With Creators (Leila Jarman & Maceo Paisley) and Edmonton/Canadian Artists
Join the Event on Facebook.

MAY 14, 21 at 7PM
Screenings | CO-PRESENTED BY METRO CINEMA
Online
Different screenings each day!
Free or by donation

MAY 29 at 10 PM
Finale | CO-PRESENTED BY BONNIE DOON MALL
A socially distanced drive-in movie screening
$25 per car

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Student Show streamed live on the Opera House stage

Rosebud School of the Arts presents For Home and Country. Online tickets only $20. Live streaming beginning on April 30.

Designed by Randall Wiebe

The Rosebud performing arts cohort is excited to share with you Leanna Brodie’s For Home and Country.

An unlikely friendship between a modern, urban single mother trying to start a new life and a farmwife in rural Ontario, is highlighted by a patchwork quilt of stories and songs honoring the Women’s Institute of Canada throughout the last century.”

You can stream this performance live from the Opera House stage beginning April 30th.

Check out rosebudtheatre.com or rosebudschoolofthearts.com for more information.

And by the way, we miss our patrons! Our hearts yearn to gather again and share story. We look forward to the day when we will throw open the doors of our theatre, dining room and small arts town to welcome you back in person! Until then, enjoy this beautiful story, remain hopeful, and stay tuned for our exciting outdoor summer plans.

What’s Online (Alberta): Sticks & Stones; Devised Movement Show – Rosebud School of the Arts

Designed by Randall Wiebe

Sticks and Stones – The Stories We Carry Beneath Our Skin, a devised movement show with live music. This collaborative offering features our first year students and their original choreography.

Catch the live-stream, April 22-24, or see it on demand between April 27 – May 1. More information at: Rosebudschoolofthearts.com

Fundraiser (Rosebud): Online Spring Concert – Rosebud School of the Arts

Students gathered around a banner that says Rosebud Alive! Streaming live from the Rosebud Opera House on April 14 at 7:30pm. 1-800-267-7553 or rosebudtheatre.com/support-us

Designed by Randall Wiebe

Rosebud Alive!, features the Rosebud School of the Arts choir and will be live-streamed Wednesday, April 14th at 7:30pm. In addition to lively choral music, this event will include small ensembles, dance, and story to bring joy and reflection in this transitional time. Join us by going to rosebudtheatre.com and clicking “support-us”. All proceeds are tax deductible and go directly to supporting Rosebud School of the Arts.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Job (Alberta): 2021 IGNITE Festival of Emerging Artists – Festival Producer

Every year in June, Sage Theatre presents the IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists – a multi-disciplinary, 4-day festival of emerging art and artists. It’s big, it’s bold, it’s beautiful! With about 100 artists programmed each year, IGNITE! is a fantastic development, networking, and presentation opportunity for Calgary’s artists. The 2021 festival runs June 16 – 19, 2021.

IGNITE! is a festival dedicated to supporting, mentoring and presenting early career artists of all disciplines. IGNITE! allows artists to embrace risks in a supportive environment while providing resources, a bridge to the professional arts community, and meaningful opportunities for collaboration and community building with their peers.

As we are still anticipating COVID-19 to be impacting public gathering and arts presentations this spring, we are planning an adaptive festival format that allows us to weather a changing pandemic landscape.

Specifically, the festival will be presented digitally, and each project will be shown in a 10 minute segment scheduled across the four days of the festival.

We are also open to presenting a physically distanced project, but we recognize that a changing pandemic landscape may affect our ability to support and present this work.

Festival Producer Role

Sage Theatre is hiring a Festival Producer to facilitate the production and management of the IGNITE! Festival! This is a project-based contract position, running from the hiring confirmation to June 30, 2021.

The role would manage both the digital and distanced sections of the festival. (We are also open to splitting the role between for separate digital and distanced producer roles.)

We are looking for an energetic, highly organized and motivated problem-solver. Because the festival supports and manages emerging artists from a wide range of arts practices, experience levels, and personal backgrounds, this role also requires interpersonal skills and patience in managing flow of communication between artists, staff, and production contacts.

The Distanced section of the festival should include some in-person but distanced events during the festival week, at the ContainR outdoor venue. They have experience in managing distanced events. It would also be a smaller percentage of our overall festival output of artists.

Experience in our digital tools is an asset. We use the Google Suite of collaborative office tools, Slack for group communication, and Zoom.

This role reports to the Festival Director. Contracting is managed by the board of Directors.

The role is supported by:

  • The Festival Director, who has extra administrative capacities to support production requirements, as well as historical knowledge of the festival and previous contacts.
  • The Board of Directors, who have individual skills to apply based on necessary tasks
  • Sage Theatre Volunteers / linked work capacity interns, either on individual tasks or assisting in administrative efforts
  • The Sage Theatre Artistic Associates, applying individual skills and extra support

Compensation

The range for this role is between $2500 and $3500, based on the experience and skills of the producer, and if the role is being split between digital and distanced production management.

Suggested Experience

The successful candidate will have previous experience and training in general festival production, performing arts production, or both!

Post Secondary education is welcome but not required. Experience will be evaluated in relation to the festival project itself.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to [email protected]

We are looking for the position ASAP. This posting will remain open until we hire a candidate. Upon hiring, we will delete or edit this posting to indicate the position has been filled.

Only those applicants that we are interested in will be contacted for an interview, though we will endeavour to let all applicants know that their application has been received. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, we will not be able to offer extended feedback to those candidates we were unable to interview.

Sage Theatre is an equal opportunity employer who hires without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical, and/or mental abilities.

Festival Producer Overall Duties

  • Manage festival production schedule
  • Schedule includes pre-production, rehearsal, load-in, recording of performances, changeovers & COVID-cleaning, strike, load out, wrap-up / returns
    • Detailed schedule tasks for each section will be sent to each applicant.
  • oversight of the festival logistics
  • oversee festival budget spending with Festival Director
  • liaise with and supervise
    • festival artists
    • staff
    • curators
    • festival partners
    • Arrange festival meetings
  • Manage flow of production information to Sage Board
  • Liaise with:
    • Sage board members for contracts, payables, receipts, and other authorizations
    • Digital Streaming Producer: deliver all recorded content, managing flow of information for relevant updates affecting the streaming event.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Fantasy Picnic – The Complete Rites & Rituals of Spring Awakening

Mile Zero Dance

Call For Proposals: Fantasy Picnic – The Complete Rites & Rituals of Spring Awakening.

Evacuation minus extraction plus exaltation minus exsanguination plus.
Submissions due by May 7.

Guest curator Mikiki collaborates with Mile Zero Dance in inviting you to consider and submit a project for our upcoming June 12 event;

Some considerations and concerns to be addressed may be included from the following list.

List A:

  • OFF WITH HER HEAD and/or CAKES!
  • Weighted Blanket Bingo
  • Our Fruits of Your Labour
  • Viscosity Drift
  • Entomycolonospology
  • Flowerchitechture
  • Ice Ladders/Ice Lattice/I Say Latrice
  • Summertime Pre-Public Fines Fitness
  • Small Scale Solstice SoloSensuality Seminar
  • Birdsong Breaks Barrier

Please submit proposal for online dance/moving image/performance project to be presented live or if necessary pre-recorded.

Interactivity possible and encouraged, political is inherent.

Artists living with chronic health conditions including LongCovid, HIV, HepC; LGBTQIA2S+; artists living with disabilities; Indigenous artists; Black, POC and racialized artists, artists without citizenship status, Mad & psychiatric survivor artists, and artists living at or below the poverty line strongly encouraged to apply.

Artist fee of $500 for each artist or artist group.

Please include:

  • Written description 500-1500 words
  • Technical rider
  • Artist statement (200 words or less)
  • Bio (200 words or less)
  • Relevant images/video, specifically if the work has been presented before.

Submissions due by May 7.

All interested applicants may apply via google form.

Job (Edmonton): Voice Actor for Narration – Juniper Media

We are seeking voice actors for an audiobook project. The project is set to commence within the next couple of weeks, and features titles that explore a wide variety of subject matter with a focus on Canadian Heritage. Narration experience is an asset.

Please send a resume with any related experience & a demo digital file in mp3 format to [email protected].

Remuneration will be commensurate on the qualifications of the applicant.

Survey (National): COVID-19 Impact Survey – One Year On – PACT

Last year PACT conducted a wide-scale survey to find out how your organizations have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey was very helpful in advocating for financial support for our sector and in informing policies by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

As the vaccines roll-out we want to find out where we stand so we can plan for a safe re-opening and have a conversation with our partners in government regarding what supports are needed to do so.

This survey is open to Theatre companies that are both members and non-members of PACT. Please ensure that only one person at your organization fills out this survey. The deadline to complete this survey is April 26.

We appreciate your time and need your voices and specific perspectives at this moment.