Make a little history of your own at Heritage Park!
Heritage Park is looking for character interpreters for their spring/summer street theatre program. Become part of the team of actors presenting scripted and historically based vignettes through a variety of theatrical forms in which specific, identifiable characters are portrayed in pre-1914 Western Canada. Many of the vignettes are performed outside. Improvised interaction between vignettes is required. This summer’s vignettes feature the creation of the Calgary Public Library, a crime story, a wedding and a sports day. There is also a western musical in the Opera House featuring the creation of The Calgary Stampede.
Successful candidates will have post-secondary drama training and some previous acting experience. Equivalences will be considered. Requirements include proven performance skills in acting, excellent verbal communication and public relations skills, and the ability to imaginatively develop and physically project a character. Familiarity with historical interpretation is considered an asset.
Rehearsals begin Monday April 23rd, 2012. Rehearsals run Monday to Friday (9:30am to 5:00pm) until the park opens on May 19th. Actors are then assigned two consistent weekdays off during the summer. Actors must be available to work five (5) days per week including weekends from May 19th through to the end of the contract which is Monday September 3rd, 2012.
Auditions will be held on Sunday March 25th and Monday March 26th at Heritage Park (in Calgary). If interested please send a resume and headshot to: [email protected] or
Heritage Park Historical Village,
1900 Heritage Drive SW
Calgary AB T2V 2X3
Fax: 403 268-8554.
Only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview / audition.
For more information about Heritage Park, visit www.heritagepark.ca