Character Interpreter – Summer Street Theatre Program
Heritage Park Historical Village
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 include three street scene days concerning suffragettes, an oil boom and medical advancements. There is also a coal mining musical in the Opera House.
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 21st, 2014. Rehearsals run Monday to Friday (9:30am to 5:00pm) until the park opens on May 17th. Actors are then assigned two consecutive weekdays off during the summer. Actors must be available to work all weekends from May 17th through to the end of the contract which is Monday September 1st, 2014. Three positions will continue on weekends from Labour Day to Thanksgiving.
Audition times take place on March 21st, 22nd & 23rd 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.
Make a little history of your own!
Forward your resume and headshot in confidence by March 12th, 2014 to: firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Drive S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2V 2X3. Attn: Human Resources or by FAX at 403.268.8554. While only successful candidates will be contacted for an audition, we thank all applicants for your interest in Heritage Park.
For more information about the Park, visit www.HeritagePark.ca