Job (Edmonton): Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts – Voice, Text and Acting

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Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts – Voice, Text and Acting
Department of Theatre
(Full-time, Tenure-Track Position)
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning Services.

The Opportunity

The Theatre Department at MacEwan University is seeking a theatre artist and educator specializing in both Voice/Speech and Text and Actor training, to fill a new full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set that draws primarily from their area of specialization and their ability to teach additional courses involving acting, interdisciplinary collaboration, and directing. Because the successful applicant for this position will play a key role in planned changes to the program curriculum, working effectively in a student-centred, collegial environment is considered very important. A vision towards developing new approaches to undergraduate music theatre education will also be an asset.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. The Department is housed at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture, as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton. The MacEwan Theatre Arts two-year Diploma has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970’s. In the fall of 2022, MacEwan will launch a new 4-year BFA program in Music Theatre Performance, which will build on its reputation as one of the finest post-secondary music theatre training programs in Canada.

Qualifications

The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of an MFA in theatre, and have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a strong record of professional work in their area of expertise.
Applicants will submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a portfolio and/or publications, and the names of three professional references. In addition, applicants will submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, a record of courses taught, and course evaluations. This position offers a full benefits package and commences on July 1, 2021. The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to http://www.macewan.ca/careers and select the job posting (Competition No. 20.12.126).

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Personal Information Collection Notification

Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Stage Struck! One Act Play Festival – Extended Deadline

Call for Entrants
Stage Struck! 2021

What: ADFA Edmonton Region Adult One-act Play Festival
When: April 16-17, 2021
Where: La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91st Street)

Is there a one-act play you have always wanted to produce? Need an outlet for your own new play? We’ll provide the venue, the audience and the professional adjudication; you provide the talent! The winning play goes to the Provincial Festival May 28-29, 2021.

Entrants must be based in the City of Edmonton. Under the present pandemic conditions, we strongly suggest the following conditions to help ensure the safety of participants and patrons:

  • The number of performers should be limited to three people.
  • Cast and crew (including playwright, director, stage manager and tech) must not consist of more than seven people in total.
  • Though multiple entries are permitted, we require that cast and crew members not be involved in more than one show in the 2021 festival.
  • Social distancing guidelines of 2 meters (6 feet) will be required onstage.
  • La Cité Theatre Tech has provided us with the safety protocols being used in the theatre. If you wish to know about these please contact us

Other requirements:

  • Any scripted play, previously published or new, between 10 to 60 minutes in length, is eligible for production. We are encouraging shows that are 30 to 60 minutes in length for the 2021 festival.
  • Entry fee $50
  • Entries being accepted now. Only 3 spaces still available!

For more information or to request a registration package, contact Cassie at 780.278.2830 or [email protected]. Extended Submission deadline is January 17, 2021.

 

Job (National) Business Manager – Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

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The PACT Business Manager is an important part of a small team working closely together in service of professional theatre across Canada. This role is responsible for ensuring the effective, timely, efficient and cost-effective administration of our organization’s financial and administrative functions in support of our strategic and operational goals. As our Business Manager, you will maintain professionalism in all communications with internal and external stakeholders and ensure confidentiality in all of your interactions with staff, Directors, and members. This is a pro-rated temporary full-time position (30 hours per week/0.8FTE) for one year.

If you are passionate about working with an organization which is committed to the growth of Canada’s diverse theatre community then we want to hear from you. We are based in Toronto but in these extraordinary times we are working remotely and maintaining our relationship as a team via online platforms. For this reason, applicants from across Canada are encouraged to apply.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND REPORTING

  • Works with the Executive Director to establish annual budget projections and to conduct monthly assessments of those projections.
  • Works with Executive Director to prepare all necessary statistics and budgets for grant applications and maintains all funding files (re. CADAC).
  • Preparing of, and responsibility for the accuracy of, the financial records and reports, including all internal statements and government reporting (e.g. Source Deductions, HST, T3010 etc).
  • Payroll administration for all employees and contractors (including annual T4/T4A filing and ROE preparation), including administration of PACT’s employee benefit program
  • All day to day bookkeeping functions including: accounts receivable, payable, general journal entries, bank deposits, monthly reconciliation etc.
  • Pre-audit preparation and work with the company auditors for the year-end statements
  • Administration of accounts with banks, insurance companies, and other outside professionals as required, including the investment of funds.
  • Liaises with PACT’s Finance Committee.

ADMINISTRATION

  • Liaises with building management in relation to PACT office decisions (repairs, maintenance and health and safety) and IT consultants re. network systems.
  • Acts as primary administrator of board meetings, including coordinating meeting logistics, board package preparations, completing minute-taking and distribution, and processing expense claims.
  • Ensures compliance with ESA, MLTSD, and other federal and provincial legislative bodies.
  • Works in partnership with PACT staff to meet commitments to our membership.
  • Maintains PACT staff vacation, lieu and sick time records.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in office administration at a mid-senior level, ideally in a non-profit environment. Experience with a performing arts organization or at a professional theatre company is an asset.
  • Completion of University/College/CEGEP/vocational or technical training in business administration or accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Understanding of employment standards legislation and employer requirements including but not limited to ESA, MLTSD, and other compliance matters.
  • Experience in a bookkeeping or equivalent financial administrative role and use of computerized bookkeeping systems (QuickBooks and/or Sage).
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Dependable and reliable with an ability to work well with a variety of people.
  • Commitment to ensuring the success of the Professional Association of Canadian theatres through careful and accountable financial management, and timely customer service for our members.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants should email a résumé with a cover letter in a single pdf to Tabitha Keast, HR Specialist, at [email protected] with ‘Business Manager’ in the subject line.

TIMELINE
The deadline for applications is the end of day (11:59PM EST) on Monday January 18th, 2021.

COMPENSATION: This is a pro-rated temporary full-time position (30 hours per week/0.8FTE) for one year with an annual pro-rated salary range of $34,400 to $40,000, depending on experience. Benefits include enrollment in our group health and dental plan, paid vacation time, and paid sick days.

ABOUT PACT

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work. For more information visit www.pact.ca

PACT has prioritized creating and maintaining an environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. We value diversity in our workforce and we invite applications from all qualified candidates. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process then please do not hesitate to make a request.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Mile Zero Dance

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Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash

Call for Participants, deadline January 15

Multidisciplinary artist, facilitator, teacher, arts producer and community organizer Kevin Jesuino is seeking LGBT & BIPOC community members and emerging artists to participate in an upcoming community-based workshop and participation-based performance, Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash.

Just like in nature, there is no right or wrong for this project and all individuals and bodies (18+) are encouraged to sign up to participate!

The goal of this experimental work is to explore how queer bodies relate to nature, create a safe space for discussion, and loose to interpret and create!

This is a workshop based project that requires two types of participants:

  1. Pre-recorded participants will receive a score (a series of prompts) that participants will interpret in a public green space. All scores/prompts are different. Participants must have a smartphone with video capturing capability. All scores are filmed outside and no longer than 30 minutes. Videos will be submitted via wetransfer.com.
  2. Live performance participants will receive a score (a series of prompts) that they will interpret live on Feb 12 – 7pm or Feb 13 – 2pm. Participants must have a laptop or smartphone. You may be asked to film inside or in your backyard at times. For no longer than 60 minutes.

All participants will receive:

  • An invitation to a virtual collaboration dinner with various multidisciplinary artists;
  • Credit for participation in the show and for any future use of its content; and
  • $50 in compensation for their participation and 30 minute performance.

Requirements:

  • 18+
  • Available to attend:
    • A virtual collaboration dinner on January 23 at 7PM MST; and
    • The live performance(s) on February 12 – 7PM and/or February 13 – 2 PM.
  • Access to a smartphone to record or ‘witness’ to your experience.
  • Performance experience is not required.

All expressions of interest to participate can be submitted online. See link below.
https://docs.google.com/forms

For more information about the project, visit www.kevinjesuino.com/participate.

 

Call for Submissions (Alberta): The 2021 Distinguished Artist Awards

NOMINATE A DISTINGUISHED ARTIST

Nominate an outstanding Alberta artist for the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. Nominations are open until February 21, 2021. The awards will take place in Lac la Biche on June 12, 2021.

To prepare for the nomination:

  • Ensure the nominee is a Canadian citizen, lives in Alberta, or has had a significant connection to Alberta over time.
  • Speak to your nominee, let them know you will be nominating them, ask for a current CV and have them complete and sign the Nominee Information Release and Consent Form. When completed, have your nominee return the signed form to you, the nominator. This is one of the required documents you will include with your Distinguished Artist Award Nomination.
  • Write a document of no more than three pages, single spaced, explaining why this nominee merits Alberta’s top recognition for artistic achievement. Include highlights of the nominee’s artistic achievements and/or their contribution to advancing their artistic discipline. If the nominee does not currently reside in Alberta, clearly outline their connection to Alberta and their contribution to growing our province’s arts and culture.
  • Complete all the fields of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award 2021 Nomination.
  • Contact [email protected] with any questions regarding the Distinguished Artist Award 2021 nomination process.

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Workshop (Online): Voice Over Classes – VoiceSpot

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VoiceSpot Presents…
Online Voice Over Classes for 2021!
www.voicespotwcs.com

We have announced our online classes for the first half of 2021! Open to everyone, wherever you are, as long as you can make the time work for you.

Make sure you sign up soon to take advantage of our special discounted Early Bird rates!

If you’re just starting out in voice over, why not start with our Level 1 class for a great introduction to the industry?

Level 1 – The Voice Over Adventure with Scott Roberts
Saturdays and Sundays, January 9th to 24th
Start Time: 2pm Eastern, 12pm Mountain
https://www.voicespotwcs.com/voicespot/event

Brush up on your voice over skills and take the next logical step in your voice over career with Level 2, open to those who have taken our Level 1 class OR those who have a performance background.

Level 2 – Performance for Microphone with Doug de Nance
Tuesdays and Thursdays, February 9th to 25th
Start Time: 8pm Eastern, 6pm Mountain
https://www.voicespotwcs.com/voicespot/event

For other classes, including further Level 1s and 2s, Levels 3 and 4, Audiobooks and Voice Gyms, see our full Class Schedule (https://www.voicespotwcs.com).

Workshop (Online): The Gardener and the Architect with Meg Braem

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The Gardener and the Architect:
Working from impulse to structure in playwriting with Meg Braem

Two-part workshop:
January 13 & 20 @ 7pm
Members $55
Non-members $75
*Attendance is capped. Only 10 spots available*

REGISTER HERE

Writers are often asked, “are you a gardener or an architect?” The gardener being an artist who plants a handful of seeds and waits to see what germinates while the architect starts from a set of plans and outlines. I believe all creators are both. Artists must generate material through impulse, curiosity, and wonder. This first step can be unruly and uncomfortable for those used to knowing exactly what they are trying to do. Once material has been created, the artist can begin to concentrate on finding a structure that serves the story. It is sometimes helpful to be reminded that it is spelled playwright not a playwrite, in a similar form to shipwright, meaning a builder of plays. Using playwriting to facilitate the integral steps of impulse and building structure, writers of all genres will follow their curiosity and gain tools to best articulate their ideas.

Meg Braem is an Alberta based playwright. Her plays have been nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award, received the Alberta Literary Award for Drama and have twice won the Alberta Playwriting Competition. Her work has been presented at the University of Alberta, University of Lethbridge, Lunchbox Theatre, The Belfry Theatre, Sage Theatre, Sparrow and Finch Theatre, Theatre Transit, Atomic Vaudeville, and Intrepid Theatre. Most recently Meg premiered Flight Risk at Lunchbox Theatre and her play The Josephine Knot was published by Playwrights Canada Press. Meg is co-author of Amplify: Graphic Narratives of Feminist Resistance (University of Toronto Press, 2019) with Norah Bowman and Dominique Hui. Meg was the Lee Playwright-in-Residence at the University of Alberta from 2017-2020 and is the 2020/21 Canadian Writer-in-Residence in the Calgary Distinguished Writer’s Program at the University of Calgary.

Auditions (Red Deer): Powwow: Ohcîwin – A Devised Performance – Prime Stock Theatre

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Prime Stock Theatre is seeking a diversely balanced ensemble of 5 actor/creators to devise a compelling site-specific performance based upon the curated exhibit Powwow! based at the Red Deer Museum, and further heritage interpretive theatre inspired by the stories of regional personalities and development.

Treaty Acknowledgement & Company mandate

Prime Stock Theatre works, grows and inspires on land which has been a meeting place for the great storytellers of the Treaty 6 & 7 nations for centuries. This area, and the river that runs through it, is the traditional territory of the Niisitapi (Blackfoot), (including the Siksika, the Piikuni, and the Kainai Peoples), the Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda, Cree, Saulteaux and Métis peoples. We strive, in the spirit of the treaties, to keep this a place of friendship and trust and promise. It’s a work in progress.

Prime Stock Theatre is an Artist-driven theatre that cultivates and challenges the limits of expression and expectation; dedicated to producing a repertoire that is thematically rich, visually adventurous and intellectually daring.

Ethnocultural mandate or casting statement:

Prime Stock Theatre stands proudly in solidarity with indigenous, black, peoples of colour and diverse orientation who face oppression or disenfranchisement, and sincerely work to respect, champion, and support underrepresented voices in all jobs; we warmly welcome and encourage those who self-identify as coming from underrepresented communities to apply.

Additional information:
Contract Dates: First Day of Rehearsals: January 4, 2021
Tentative Run: February 20-27, 2021
Possible Remount: July/August, 2021

These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs and applicants must be under 30 years of age.
Seeking: 5 actor/creators (not gender specific)

Interview / auditions will be conducted online through ZOOM or FaceTime from December 18-20, 2020.

Successful candidates must have access to email and ZOOM for the contract duration.

For AUDITION DETAILS and a scheduled Interview time please contact: [email protected] and upload a copy of your résumé and headshot as a single PDF.

ADDITIONAL ROLES: Stage Manager & Associate Director & Technical Director/Projection Designer (details available upon request).

COVID practice mandate

Due to COVID-19 we are working consciously towards the safety of our artists and our patrons, and are dedicated to creating a safe working environment which explores creative options within healthy constraints or restrictions.

Some creative rehearsals may be conducted online through ZOOM or similar platform.

Resource (Alberta): Pivot Online: A Toolkit for Artists and Non-Profit Organizations

Over the shoulder image of someone working on a computer. Website: alberta.ca/covid19

COVID-19 has changed the way artists, the arts sector, and nonprofit organizations are engaging with Albertans. There are many phenomenal examples and insights for how artists and nonprofit organizations can pivot their work online. Even before the pandemic, technology has been changing the way we do business. The pandemic has continued to highlight why it’s so important we learn and adapt to this new world.

The Pivot Online: A Toolkit for Artists and Nonprofit Organizations is available to help artists and nonprofits work remotely and extend your reach. The toolkit captures and shares the insights from artists and organizations who have pivoted their work online and provides information, resources, and inspirations to help artists and nonprofit organizations pivot some, or all, of their operations online. You can find the toolkit on the Alberta website at alberta.ca.

In addition to the toolkit, Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women will be hosting a series of Pivot Online: A Toolkit for Artists and Nonprofit Organizations webinars for artists, artist organizations and nonprofits, and sector capacity builders. Each webinar will demonstrate specific aspects of the Pivot Online Toolkit and feature peer success stories. The webinars will also be recorded live and posted on YouTube for Albertan’s use.

Webinar dates:

  • December 16, 2020 – 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Virtual Organization – Remote Operations (Sector Capacity Builder)
  • January 4, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm – Success in a Digital World – Social Media (Artists)
  • January 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm – Virtual Organization – Programs and Services Online (Arts & Non-profit Organizations)

Please go to albertacdu.eventbrite.com to register for one or all of these webinars.

Survey (National): Diversity of Charity and Non-profit Boards – Statistics Canada

From December 4 to 23, 2020, Statistics Canada will be collecting information on the Diversity of Charity and Non-profit Boards through crowdsourcing.
 
The objective is to understand who serves on the boards of charity and non-profit organizations. This information will help non-profits and charities better understand how their board compares to those of similar organizations.
 

Your participation is important: Your voice matters

We want to hear from you, whether you sit on a board of directors or are involved in the governance of charities or non-profits. Please take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire and feel free to forward this email to your peers—the more people participate, the better the data.
 

Participating is easy and secure 

Select the following link to participate: https://www.statcan.gc.ca/diversity-questionnaire.
This data collection is conducted under the authority of the Statistics Act, which ensures that the information you provide will be kept confidential, and used only for statistical and research purposes.
 

For general enquiries and technical assistance 

Contact us Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):
1-877-949-9492 (TTY: 1-800-363-7629*) 
 
*If you use an operator-assisted relay service, you can call us during regular business hours. You do not need to authorize the operator to contact us.
 
For more information about the data collection
 
 

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Stage Struck! 2021 – Edmonton One Act Festival

What: ADFA Edmonton Region Adult One-act Play Festival
When: April 16-17, 2021
Where: La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91st Street)

Is there a one-act play you have always wanted to produce? Need an outlet for your own new play? We’ll provide the venue, the audience and the professional adjudication; you provide the talent! The winning play goes to the Provincial Festival May 28-29, 2021.

Entrants must be based in the City of Edmonton. Under the present pandemic conditions, we strongly suggest the following conditions to help ensure the safety of participants and patrons:

  • The number of performers should be limited to three people.
  • Cast and crew (including playwright, director, stage manager and tech) must not consist of more than seven people in total.

Submission deadline is December 21, 2020. For more info visit www.adfa.ca/edmonton.

Workshop (National): Intimacy for the Stage Manager

Intimacy for the Stage Manager

Sunday December 13th
Time: Sun: 11am-2pm PST/12-3pm MT/2-5pm ET
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com

Workshop: A Google Meet link will be sent to participants 24hrs before workshop
Intimacy for Stage and Screen is a practical approach to staging Scenes of Intimacy in performance, using core principles of storytelling, choreography and consent. This workshop is focussed on this specialty from the perspective of the stage manager.

  • An overview of Intimacy Direction, and the speciality of Intimacy Director (ID)
  • How a Stage Manager can support scenes and moments of intimacy, including guidelines for when to ask for an ID skills and techniques for the SM to have (notating intimacy choreography, scheduling recommendations, technical needs)
  • How to support the production to make the process of Intimacy choreography more comfortable for everyone.
  • The SMs responsibilities to production and company members when Intimacy is involved
  • Common conversations when the production is considering bringing an ID onto the creative team
  • how does intimacy direction help to support a brave and vulnerable Creative Workspace?
  • Recording choreography for scenes of intimacy
  • Movement calls and check-ins
  • Scheduling for scenes of intimacy
  • SM kit items that could be intimacy or Respectful Workspaces related
  • Recommendations for SM self-care when Violent Intimacy is involved in the production

Participants can engage with the material in conversation throughout the event. A Google Meet link will be sent to you through Eventbrite. Closed captioning is available on this platform.

Bursaries

If you are interested in our bursary options or need support to attend please email [email protected] directly. Thank you for asking for what you need!

Sliding Scale Pricing

There are limited community tickets and discounted sliding scale tickets available for this event for individuals with financial restrictions. Tickets are first-come first-serve, but please be mindful. Union Discount of 20% for UBCP/ACTRA as well as access to sliding scale.

About the Facilitator: Siobhan Richardson is a pioneer voice in Intimacy in Performance, and was a co-founder of Intimacy Directors International. She is the first certified Intimacy Director in Canada, co-founder of Intimacy Directors International, was the first Intimacy Coordinator to be hired under an ACTRA Intimacy Coordinator contract and the first ACTRA Intimacy Coordinator contract at Ubisoft. She has been teaching Intimacy extensively across Canada over the last three years, travelling from Vancouver to Halifax to teach this work, and into Europe, in professional and amateur settings, and in educational institutions. Her work as an Intimacy Director has appeared at the National Arts Centre, The Canadian Opera Company, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, and Soulpepper, to name a few, and at numerous Theatre Training Institutions across Canada. 

www.SiobhanRichardson.com
Instagram: @fighteractress
Facebook: /SiobhanRichardsonFighterActress

Workshop (National): Intimacy Tools for the Actor

Intimacy Tools for the Actor

Friday December 11th
Location: Google Meets- Link sent 24hrs before workshop
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com
Time: 3pm-6pm PST/4pm-7pm MT/6pm-9pm ET

This workshop will provide you with the tools to better understand the full scope of your job and how best to execute it. We will cover the topics of What’s considered “intimacy”
• The role of Intimacy Directors and Coordinators
• Looking at the actor’s tools for intimacy, as a performer, as a business person, as co-worker
• Looking at tools for text work, with specific regard to scenes of intimacy
• Language for describing choreography and touch
• Voice and breath
• Supporting your own workspace
• Consent, boundaries and parameter

Participants can engage with the material in conversation throughout the event. A Google Meet link will be sent to you through Eventbrite. Closed captioning is available on this platform.

Bursaries

If you are interested in our bursary options. or need support to attend please email [email protected] directly. Thank you for asking for what you need!

Sliding Scale Pricing

There are limited community tickets and discounted sliding scale tickets available for this event for individuals with financial restrictions. Tickets are first-come first-serve, but please be mindful. Union Discount of 20% for UBCP/ACTRA as well as access to sliding scale.

About the Facilitator: Siobhan Richardson is a pioneer voice in Intimacy in Performance and was a co-founder of Intimacy Directors International. She is the first certified Intimacy Director in Canada, co-founder of Intimacy Directors International, was the first Intimacy Coordinator to be hired under an ACTRA Intimacy Coordinator contract and the first ACTRA Intimacy Coordinator contract at Ubisoft. She has been teaching Intimacy extensively across Canada over the last three years, travelling from Vancouver to Halifax to teach this work, and into Europe, in professional and amateur settings, and in educational institutions. Her work as an Intimacy Director has appeared at the National Arts Centre, The Canadian Opera Company, The Shaw Festival, The Stratford Festival, and Soulpepper, to name a few, and at numerous Theatre Training Institutions across Canada. Always infusing Joyfulness. It is her dearest wish to foster and support vibrant and healthy artists, and to help performers around the world connect more through their bodies to continually grow as storytellers and joyful co-workers.

www.SiobhanRichardson.com
Instagram: @fighteractress
Facebook: /SiobhanRichardsonFighterActress

Resource (Alberta): Additional Information About Restrictions on Performance Activities

New public health measures were announced by the Governent of Alberta on December 8. The new measures include a ban on both indoor and outdoor social gatherings and mandatory mask use in public indoor settings across the province. Working from home is also mandatory except in cases where physical presence is required to maintain ‘operational effectiveness.’

The restrictions on performing arts activities announced on November 24 remain in place. Here’s a brief summary of those restrictions:

  • Live performances for an audience are prohibited
  • Indoor group rehearsals are not allowed
  • An individual may rehearse indoors
  • Outdoor rehearsals with a maximum of 10 people are allowed provided that physical distancing and other relevant guidelines are followed.

The process for applying for exemptions outlined below is still applicable. Exemptions that have already been granted remain valid.


Alberta Health has provided additional information, via Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism, and Status of Women’s Arts Branch, about mandatory restrictions on performance activities announced by Premier Jason Kenney on November 24, 2020. Information for all mandatory restrictions is published at www.alberta.ca/enhanced-public-health-measures.aspx.

Alberta Health defines performance activities to include dancing, singing, theatre and playing wind instruments. Mandatory restrictions are currently in effect for group performance activities in all enhanced (purple) areas of Alberta. You may view a map of all communities under enhanced status at www.alberta.ca/maps/covid-19-status-map.htm.

Restrictions

Under no circumstances will live performance for an audience be permitted in enhanced (purple) areas during this period.

Rehearsals and practices in outdoor settings are permitted up to a maximum of 10 participants. Physical distancing and other relevant guidelines must be followed.

Within indoor settings rehearsals, practices, and performances involving two or more people are not permitted. (Individual practice is permitted indoors.)

Exemptions

Alberta Health may provide exemptions for the following:

  • Group rehearsals or practice, or
  • Group performance for the purpose of live-stream broadcast or recordings.

How to apply for an exemption

Certain requirements must be demonstrated to be considered for an exemption. Detailed descriptions of performance activities are not required. An organization or ensemble must provide:

  • Evidence that they planned a performance to occur prior to January 15, 2021, and that they either:
  1. pre-sold tickets for this event, or
  2. prepared and publicized a performance.
  • Evidence that not proceeding with the activity will result in a significant negative economic impact to the artists or arts organization.
  • Information about type of activities that will be conducted and precautions being taken to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
  • The total number of people participating during the activity, both performers and other workers.
  • The venue required for the activity, and information about its protocols to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

Requests for exemption may be submitted to Alberta Health via Biz Connect at [email protected].

Workshop (Online): Learn Costume Design with Lyndsay Dolanksky – Theatre; Just Because

Tickets: https://learn_costume_design.eventbrite.ca
When: Saturday, December 5, 2020, 2-4 PM
Contact: [email protected]
Where: Zoom

Learn about Costume Design with this in-depth class!

Costumes speak for themselves. They tell the story of a place, the period, and most especially of a character. Whether it be a brave knight, strong-willed flapper, or an unlikely hero, you will be called to clothe them and bring them to life.

Conceptualizing a costume requires time travel, whether it’s in the past or into the future. Designing garments for France’s aristocracy during the French Revolution of 1789, or having to dress political refugees in a dystopian world in 2049, requires extensive research.

This class covers script and character analysis, finding the right source material, how colours relate to the story, audience expectations, concept mediums, and best practices for organization and presentation.

It is advised that students bring a notebook and writing tools.

About the facilitator

Lyndsay Dolansky is the Head of Wardrobe and a Theatre Technician at Keyano Theatre since September 2015. Originally from London, ON, she studied Technical Costume Studies, at Fanshawe College, under skilled professionals from Stratford Festival Theatre and The Grand Theatre London. Her training included pattern drafting, tailoring, millinery, dyeing techniques, costume history, and backstage handling. As part of her education, she completed her practicum with The Banff Centre Arts, Banff, AB, where she learned more about the industry from their Masters. During that time, she heard about the opportunity to work in Fort McMurray, where she applied and, shortly after, accepted her current position.

Her design credits include, University of Western Ontario’s Twelfth Night (2014); Keyano Theater Drama Force productions of Peter Pan Jr. (2017), Bugsy Malone Jr. (2018), and Frozen Jr. (2019), as well as Keyano Theater Company’s production of Sexy Laundry (2019).