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 stories about the arrival of the automobile, banning boxing, and a bank robbery. There is also a spirited musical in the Opera House about a Colonist Car crime mystery entitled A Trainload of Trouble.
- 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 25th, 2016. Rehearsals run Monday to Friday (9:30am to 5:00pm) until the park opens on May 21st. Each week is a 35 hour work week. Actors are then assigned two consecutive weekdays off during the summer. Actors must be available to work all weekends from May 21st through to the end of the contract which is Monday September 5th, 2016. Four positions will continue on weekends from Labour Day to Thanksgiving.
Audition times are available on Sunday March 13th (daytime) and Monday March 14th (evening) 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.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 11th, 2016
If you are interested in auditioning, please send a resume and headshot to Human Resources, at Heritage Park: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3. The fax number is 403.268.8554.
For more information about Heritage Park, visit www.heritagepark.ca