In 2008, the Citadel initiated a partnership with the Banff Centre to create a rigorous advanced training Program designed to develop and enhance the skills of established, mid-career theatre professionals. Now in its sixth year, this Program, conceived by Citadel Theatre Artistic Director Bob Baker, and under the direction of Program Director James MacDonald, provides a unique and distinct professional development opportunity to Canadian theatre artists.
The curriculum of the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program comprises master classes and workshops in scene study, movement/dance, singing, voice and speech, stage combat, classical text, improvisation and script analysis directed by a Faculty of some of Canada’s leading theatre artists. Participants take part in group classes, followed by up to six hours per day of individual coaching. There is no age restriction – we encourage applications from well-established artists with extensive careers, as well as from emerging artists with a suggested minimum of three years of professional experience.
The residency for the Program takes place at the Banff Centre and at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta. This year, following the five-week training period, participants will rehearse and perform Romeo and Juliet, directed by Tom Wood, as part of the Citadel’s 2013/2014 Theatre Season. In 2014, the Program will accept 14 participants.
The deadline for application to the 2013/2014 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program is 12noon (MST) Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Program Dates and Information
All artists will be registered as Participants for the entire training, rehearsal and performance period.
Training (Part 1) at the Banff Centre from Sunday, January 26 – Sunday, February 23, 2014. While at the Banff Centre, the cost of a meal plan, shared accommodation and tuition will be covered by a scholarship.
Training (Part 2) at the Citadel Theatre from Monday, February 24 – Sunday, March 2, 2014. During this week each participant will receive a paid allowance of $600. While at the Citadel, the cost of tuition will be covered by a scholarship.
Rehearsal, tech and performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Citadel Theatre from Tuesday, March 4 to Sunday, April 27, 2014. All artists will be engaged on a CTA contract at A Category minimum for this 8-week period. Participants are responsible for obtaining their own accommodation in Edmonton during this time.
Successful applicants are required to find their own transportation to the Banff Centre for the commencement of the Program. Transportation is provided to the Participants from Banff to Edmonton, as well as return to point-of-origin from Edmonton at the completion of the Program
Important Additional Information to read before applying:
The Program is designed for established theatre professionals. There is no age minimum or maximum.
We encourage applications from established, mid-career artists, as well as emerging artists with a recommended minimum of three years professional experience.
There is a $40.00 non-refundable application fee. This is a processing fee which covers the administrative costs of the application and is paid directly to the Banff Centre.
All successful applicants will be required continuously for the 13-week duration (Sunday, January 26 – Sunday, April 27, 2014). Please do not apply if you cannot commit to the entire contract period.
The Program is open to those with Canadian citizenship or landed immigration status.
Incomplete applications with not be considered for an audition/interview. Applicants who have not paid their non-refundable application fee will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.
All applicants will be seen for an audition/interview, and are responsible for their own transportation to either Edmonton, Vancouver or Toronto
Notification of audition/interview will be posted by Friday, April 5, 2013. Audition/interviews in Vancouver, Edmonton and Toronto will be in April/May.
For more information and to apply, click here http://www.citadeltheatre.com/robbinsacademy/professional-program/professional-program-submissions/