The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is a co-production between Canmore’s Pine Tree Players (PTP) and Calgary-based Artists’ Collective Theatre and DIY Theatre. A unique aspect of the CSTF is that volunteers from PTP perform alongside and learn from theatre professionals.
This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and The Hobbit by Kim Selody based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkein. Performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore.
Up to four Mentor Performer positions are available to theatre professionals that can demonstrate professional experience, expertise, and post-secondary training in the performing arts. In addition to mentoring volunteer cast members, Mentor Performers will be cast in the festival productions. The festival run is July 8th-19th, with performances of The Hobbit at 1pm and Much Ado About Nothing at 7pm. There will be no performances on July 13 and 14.
Mentor Performers are eligible for an honorarium of $350 + $220 for travel if they are commuting to Canmore from outside the Bow Valley. Although we cannot commit to paying more at this time, additional compensation is pending funding.
Auditions will take place February 29th and March 1st 2020 in Canmore, AB, with callbacks being
March 7th and 8th. Video auditions will also be accepted until March 1, 2020 but callbacks must be attended in person.
Rehearsals start April 5 and will be on Sundays from 10AM-6PM and Mondays from 6PM-9PM in Canmore, Alberta. There will also be mid-week workshops on selected Thursday evenings that may require Mentor Performer attendance from time to time.
This call is for Non-Equity performers, CSTF does not engage CAEA members at this time.
We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Please apply online at www.pinetreeplayers.com/cstf2020 by February 22. You will be required to submit a resume, headshot, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you might be an asset to the festival.