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 a crime story, a story about the inventions of sweets and a boxing day. There is also a spirited musical in the Opera House, about a fraudulent medium titled “Seeing is Believing”.
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 Tuesday April 23rd, 2013. Rehearsals run Monday to Friday (9:30am to 5:00pm) until the park opens on May 18th. Actors are then assigned two consecutive weekdays off during the summer. Actors must be available to work all weekends from May 18th through to the end of the contract which is Monday September 2nd, 2013. Three positions will continue on weekends from Labour Day to Thanksgiving.
Audition times are available on Saturday March 23rd and Sunday March 24th 10am to 4pm in the Canmore Opera House at Heritage Park (in Calgary). The audition consists of an interview, then for candidates to perform a monologue, a short song and then to read from the plays.
If you are interested in auditioning, please send a resume and headshot to Human Resources, at Heritage Park: [email protected] or by mail to 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2V2X3.
For more information about Heritage Park, visit www.heritagepark.ca