Auditions (Edmonton): Citadel Theatre year-round submissions

The Citadel Theatreis requesting headshots and resumes. We encourage Alberta-based actors to apply. Please specify your city or town of permanent residence. All resumes and headshots will be kept on file for future casting consideration. Current contact information is very important.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in a production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

Email your submission to [email protected] or surface mail to:
P Christopher
Citadel Theatre
9828 101A Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6

Job Postings (Edmonton): Hosts for training videos

Company: Business Improvement Solutions Inc.
Location: Sherwood Park, AB

Details: We constantly seek talented people to audition as hosts for training videos. These videos will be used by our clients to teach their teams about company products, services, and processes; to make company-wide announcements; as well as a host of other applications. These training videos are between 2 minutes and 30 minutes long.

QUALIFICATIONS

We seek people who are:
• Articulate and fluent in English or bilingually fluent in English and French
• Able to use their voice and body language to add meaning and interest to the script provided
• Comfortable in front of a camera
• Expressive in a natural way
• Professional looking and confident
• Charismatic with a warm smile

This is a paid position. A flat rate based on length is paid for the filming of each training video. This rate is based on completion of a single training module. Please note that this rate includes any applicable agency fees.

Filming of videos will take place during evenings and weekends. All hosts will be provided the script in advance of filming in order to thoroughly prepare. The script will be placed on a screen during taping and can be read by the host.

If you are interested in auditioning or would like further information, please contact
Carmen DeLisle at: [email protected]

For examples of the videos to be completed, please visit us at:
www.bistrainer.ca

For information about our company, please visit us at:
www.bisconsulting.ca

Business Improvement Solutions Inc.
180, 150 Chippewa Road
Sherwood Park, Alberta 
T8A 6A2

Auditions (Edmonton): Jubilations general auditions

Jubilations mounts 3 act musical comedies that are family friendly. It is a 9 month touring show:starting Winnipeg then to Edmonton and closes in Calgary.

Rehearsals are held in Winnipeg. Travel is not provided, however accommodations are. Auditions are held every 2-3 months for the upcoming season.

You will need to have prepared a two minute comedic monologue and two contrasting songs.

To book an audition please e-mail the stage manager at [email protected].

Auditions (Edmonton): Multi-Youth Productions new troupe members

Multi-Youth Productions is welcoming auditions for new troupe members

Multi-Youth Productions (MYP) is a highly successful teen theatre group aged 12- 19 that specializes in developing and presenting one hour original theatrical productions for school, conference and public audiences. The troupe’s mandate is to use theatre as a medium to create awareness of social issues and to promote healthy decision making for especially for youth.

MYP’s slogan is: “changing the world one performance at a time”. Using the unique Multi-Youth Productions’ Collective Playbuilding Process, one hour musical productions are researched, written, choreographed and per¬formed by the youth for youth audiences. At the end of each performance, the members of the troupe conduct a “talk-back” session to further clarify the issues presented in the play and to direct the audience to agencies that provide additional information or assistance.

Multi-Youth Productions has written and performed plays for schools, conferences and public audiences across the province of Alberta for 19 years. To ensure the credibility of their message to Youth, Multi-Youth Productions has forged successful partnerships with many of our Provincial Government’s ministries and other provincial organizations including Alberta Children’s Services, Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, bullying.org., Alberta Alcohol Abuse Commission, Alberta Justice, and Alberta Agriculture. Multi-Youth Productions is also respected throughout the province for the intensive, hands-on theatre training the youth in the program receive.

Multi-Youth Productions has found a unique and profound way to combine the performing arts, issue- based research and youth citizenship into a honest and ultimately hopeful voice. A voice that reaches, youth audiences throughout our province and beyond!

If you are interested in booking an audition, please contact:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 780-963-1691 or 780-910-1527
Website: www.multicentre.org

Auditions (Alberta): Improv Interactive Theatre tours

Company: Terry Shane Murder Mysteries
Location: Calgary, Edmonton, and across Alberta

Details:
Wanted: Fun, outgoing actors to join our Murder Mystery Troupe in small towns around Alberta. After your first audition, these are paid jobs and you can work when you want. There are no lines to learn, a basic script to follow and mostly just interacting with our guests, enjoying a great meal and participating in our murder mystery evening! This is great if you love dressing up, becoming a fun character for the night, not being tied to a rehearsal schedule, and getting paid an honorarium for your work! We also travel to parts of Alberta and sometimes in Western Canada. You can accept or deny any show you are asked to perform in, so you can do as little or as much as we have! Excellent opportunity to hone your improv skills in a relaxed, fun way. You are creative, not afraid to act ridiculous, all ages, males and females encouraged to get involved!

Contact:
Janet St. Germain
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.terryshanemurdermysteries.ca

Job Postings (Calgary): Alberta Ballet Graphic Designer/Special Projects Coordinator

Deadline: 10/07/2011

If you are a dynamic, highly creative and technically accomplished graphic designer with proficient project management skills who is passionate about the arts, we would like to discuss the opportunity of becoming the Graphic Designer/Special Projects Coordinator for Alberta Ballet.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Sales and working collaboratively with the senior management team you will focus on supporting visual services for all facets of the organization including marketing and communications, and fund development.

You are an enthusiastic and creative thinker with strong design and conceptual layout skills that are able to take a project from vision to execution with minimal guidance raising the quality and consistency of the organization’s brand. You have a University or College Degree (or equivalent professional experience), 3+ years working in the field and strong technical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.

For more information regarding this position visit
albertaballet.com

Expressions of interest for this Calgary-based position will be held in the strictest of confidence. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply please email your resume Attn: Shelley Bellchamber to:
[email protected] 

Job postings (Calgary): Alberta Ballet Executive Assistant

Deadline: 09/22/2011 

THE POSITION
The Executive Assistant (EA) will provide support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and other Directors of the Alberta Ballet, the Artistic Director and to development activities as required.

AS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA BALLET TEAM THE EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT PROVIDES LEADERSHIP THAT:

• Demonstrates and models behaviors that reflect and support the strategy of AB
• Communicates the AB mission and values to all stakeholders
• Contributes to excellent inter-departmental communication and interpersonal relations

PRIMARY ROLE
The Executive Assistant will manage and support the office of the Executive Director and the AB Board of Directors and also support the work of other AB Ballet Directors, the Artistic Director and Development activities as required. The EA will ensure availability to work a flexible schedule in support of the needs of the Executive Director, the Board and its committees. Specifically, the EA is accountable to:

• Execute a range of administrative duties as required to support the daily management of the organization by the Executive Director
• Act as liaison between the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Ballet administration, board of directors, external community stakeholders, sponsors, partners & donors
• Liaise with, and facilitate the needs of, members of the Board and all board committees
• Manage all correspondence and communications on behalf of the Executive Director, the Board and its committees – including committee and board meeting minutes
• Draft, review and edit reports, papers and various correspondence as required
• Maintain a schedule of activities and meetings for the Executive Director
• Manage and maintain all files, and executive AB material
• Provide support to School of Alberta Ballet staff when required
• Maintain a high standard of confidentiality

REPORTING ACCOUNTABILITY

The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director

IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal Candidate will ideally have experience working at a high level of responsibility in a fast paced organization; the ability and desire to work both as a team member and independently and must be able to multi task on a day to day basis. The candidate must have an outgoing personality and be used to working to deadlines. The position is currently vacant and we will be fastracking all applications.

Contact:

To apply for this position please e mail your C.V. with cover letter to the Alberta Ballet Executive Director at [email protected].  

Job Postings (Alberta): Executive Director for Rosebud Centre of the Arts

Rosebud Centre of the Arts is seeking an Executive Director.

The new Executive Director will be replacing Bob Davis who did a sterling job for eight years and who will be leaving the organization to take up new duties in tourism development in the Badlands region.

The Executive Director will lead a staff of 20 full-time and up to 50 part-time staff to achieve the mission of Rosebud Centre of the Arts as set by the Board of Directors. Supported by and reporting to the Board, the Executive Director will be accountable to it for the success of the organization.


The qualities we are seeking include: 

  • Passion for the people, the arts and culture of rural Alberta
  • Serve as the staff leader of a faith based arts and education organization
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

Skills include:

  • Budgeting and managing to budget
  • A “servant” leader who is strong in his/her opinions while facilitating the wisdom of the group
  • A people-centred diplomat
  • Understanding and being comfortable in negotiating with business people and with government authorities
  • An understanding of marketing and of fundraising.

Anyone seeking more information, or with suggestions for potential candidates, please contact the Search Committee:
Jason Knibb (Chair – [email protected])
Colin Jackson ([email protected])
Ray Wall
Janet McLean

Workshops (Edmonton): A Workshop with Jillian Keiley

You are invited to participate in a workshop with

Jillian Keiley

Jillian Keiley is Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Selected touring productions include TNL’s Tempting Providence and Stars in the Sky Morning, Artistic Fraud’s Afterimage, Fear of Flight, Emile’s Dream, Under Wraps and Oil and Water;  Sheila’s Brush’s Jack Five Oh! and Shallaway’s Ann and Seamus. Jillian has created productions in St. John’s, Calgary, Toronto, Regina, Ireland, Australia and Italy, and last year she produced a medal Ceremony at the 2010 Olympics. Jillian was the winner of the 1996 Canada Council John Hirsch Prize and the 2004 Siminovitch Prize for Directing.  She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and is a regular instructor with the National Theatre School of Canada.

This two day workshop takes place on Saturday, October 8 and  Sunday, October 9, from 10 am. to 4 pm., at the University of Alberta.

This workshop will be an introduction to Kaleidography

Kaleidography

Since our inception, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland has been developing a mathematically based choreography and directing system in order to produce very specific movement and sound instances on stage, like symphonic music but created with an actor’s speaking voice, natural movement, technical elements and blocking. We call this device Kaleidography, if for no other reason than to avoid continuously repeating the preceding long-winded sentence.

Kaleidography involves the pre-rehearsal charting of instances of stage. This charting, depending upon the show in question, and the nature of the instances being charted (i.e. text, blocking, or gesture), can be accomplished in many forms including, but not limited to, music notation, flow charts, grid diagrams, and music bar and beat breakdowns.

Each show presents unique opportunities and challenges for Kaleidography, and as a result the charting has to be as flexible in its written form as it is inflexible in its stage appearance.

This is a Canadian Actor’s Equity Professional Development opportunity and as such Equity and other performance union members (UDA, AFM, ACTRA, CADA etc. ) in good standing enjoy a discounted rate.

Workshop Fee: 

Equity : $90.0/Non-Equity: $200.00

For further information and to register please contact Michele Brown at [email protected]

 

Auditions (Edmonton): Albertine in Five Times

Play: Albertine in Five Times
Company: Walterdale Theatre Associates
Location: Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 AVE NW)

Details:
Albertine in Five Times
by Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

PERFORMANCE DATES: February 8th – 18th, 2012
AUDITION DATES: October 16th & 17th, 2011; Times: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. at Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Avenue)
CALL-BACKS: Thursday, October 20th, 2011; Times: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Location: TBA

DIRECTOR: Mary Jane (M. J.) Kreisel
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Sarah Valois
STAGE MANAGER: TBA

What would you say to yourself thirty years ago? Would you ridicule your earlier decisions? Laugh at your earlier self? Michel Tremblay’s haunting “Albertine in Five Times”, with five actors playing a woman in different decades of her life, explores memory, regret, consequences, and shows how extraordinary an ordinary life can be.

SIX ROLES:
Albertine at 30 – age range: late 20s to late 30s
Albertine at 40 – age range: late 30s to late 40s
Albertine at 50 – age range: late 40s to late 50s
Albertine at 60 – age range: late 40s to late 60s
Albertine at 70 – age range: mid-50s to late 70s
Madeleine – age range: late 20s to mid-40s

Please note: ages are relative and relational and never specifically mentioned in the script. We are concerned more about how old you will read in relationship to the rest of the cast and onstage in costume and make-up.

The auditions will comprise of readings from the script – no memorization is required. Readings can be emailed out to people in advance of their auditions. Please indicate the role(s) in which you are interested.

You are also recommended to familiarize yourself with the script. Copies of the script are available for reading from Walterdale. Contact Kent Sutherland, Theatre Administrator at [email protected] or 780-439-3058 to sign one out.

Copies are also available at Theatre Alberta – please call ahead.

Rehearsals will begin late October and will break for two weeks over the Christmas holiday season, resuming again the first week in January.

Please bring the following to the audition: your résumé and headshot as well as availability times and any conflict dates you may have. Walterdale is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.

To book an audition or for further information, email M. J. Kreisel at [email protected] (Drop-ins will be accommodated as time allows) 

Workshops (Online): Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television

Wilfred Laurier University Continuing Studies presents Interactive Script Writing for Film, Theatre and Television.

This web-based course will introduce you to the craft of writing scripts for film, television and the theatre.

When you enroll you will be given a password that unlocks the entrance to the first level of writing challenges. Every step along the way you will submit writing assignments for feedback. Your fee purchases a set number of feedback opportunities, and you set the pace for your submissions.

You are free to select from among a variety of pathways and approaches. You might choose to move quickly through the guided steps for an overview, or you might undertake a series of challenges designed to improve competence in a single facet of script writing. You will have six months from your first login to complete the course. Access to the course will be available October 24, 2011; your first login must occur by November 21, 2011.

Successful completion of each level opens the doorway to the next set of challenges. Returning students receive a password to the level achieved.

This course has been designed by and will be administered by Dr. Leslie O’Dell; feedback will be provided by Dr. O’Dell or by freelance professional writers under her supervision.

Leslie O’Dell is an associate professor of English and theatre at Wilfrid Laurier University, where she teaches acting, directing, play writing, and dramatic literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels and acting for singers for Laurier’s Faculty of Music. She received her Honours BA in Drama from Queen’s University and her MA and PhD from the Graduate Centre for the Study of Drama at the University of Toronto.

Leslie is a veteran text consultant at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and has worked with such directors as Richard Monette, Marti Maraden, David William, Richard Rose, Bernard Hopkins, Robin Philips, Michael Langham, Brian Bedford, Douglas Campbell and Joe Dowling.

Please note: you will require a computer and Internet access to participate in this course as it is delivered completely online.

Course Information:

Start Date: October 24, 2011
Time: Whenever is best for you!
Where: From the comfort of home (online)
Cost: $135 (includes HST)
Instructor: Dr. Leslie O’Dell, Wilfrid Laurier University

For details on how to submit your registration, please refer to the Registration Form, or visit the Registration section of the University’s website. Phone 519-884-0710 ext. 6036 or email [email protected] if you require additional information.

Withdrawal Policy:
Notice of withdrawal must be made in writing to the Office of Continuing Studies.
A full tuition refund, less $20, will be issued when notice of withdrawal is received up to two weeks prior to the start of the first session (i.e. October 24, 2011).
A full tuition refund, less 25 per cent, will be issued when withdrawal notice is received after two weeks prior to start of the first session and prior to the second week of the course offering.
After the first week of the course offering, no refunds will be issued.
Please note that no refund of any sort will be given if the university is closed for any reason during your course.

Workshops (Calgary): Child and Youth Fall Drama Classes

THEATRE A GO-GO THEATRE SCHOOL
CHILD & YOUTH FALL DRAMA CLASSES

WHO: 6 – 8 years
WHAT: JUNGLE BOOK ADVENTURES – PART 1
Imagine the jungles of India where a boy named Mowgli is raised by animals. Players will explore characters from the Jungle book and be given a particular character to bring to life. Players will learn how to use their voice and body to express their character with more confidence. Players will assist in Theatre Stagecraft and play for friends and family on the last day of classes.
WHEN: For 10 Saturdays
From September 24 – December 17
(No classes Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5)
From: 10am – 12pm

WHO: 9 – 12 years
WHAT: JUNGLE BOOK ADVENTURES – PART 2
Imagine the jungles of India where a grown boy named Mowgli meets other human beings. It is a story about pride, and power and treasure and about fangs and claws and talons. Players will explore the characters from The Jungle Book and be given a particular character to bring to life. Players will learn how to use their voice and body to express their character with more confidence. Players will assist in Theatre Stagecraft and play for friends and family on the last day of classes.
WHEN: For 10 Saturdays
From September 24 – December 17
(No classes Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5)
From: 12:30 – 2:30pm

WHO: 13-17 years
WHAT: MONOLOGUES
Imagine auditioning for your favorite role and getting the part. Explore how to interpret a character, truthfully. Learn how to express your character physically and with more confidence. Learn the skills to audition well and play for others on the last day of classes.
WHEN: For 10 Saturdays
From September 24 – December 17
(No classes Oct. 1 & 15, Nov. 5)
From: 2:45 – 4:45pm

WHERE: St. Barnabas Church Hall 1407 – 7 Ave. N.W.

HOW much: $250 ($30 discount for registration by Sept.5/ return players/multiple family members)

CONTACT: Tanya at [email protected] or 403-283-4622

Workshops (Edmonton): Aerial Arts Classes presented by Firefly Theatre

Turn your life upside down this fall!
Try our Introduction to Aerial Skills or Beginning Aerial Silks.

INTRODUCTION TO AERIAL SKILLS
This is a 6-week class designed for people who want to try aerial circus training for the first time. Students will be instructed on the trapeze, vertical rope, and aerial silks.

INTRO A • Saturday: September 24th – November 5th – 4:30 – 6:00pm
INTRO B • Saturday: November 12th – December 17th – 4:30 – 6:00pm

Class fee is $189.00. Instructor: Meghan Watson

New! BEGINNING AERIAL SILKS
This is a new class designed for people who want to focus their aerial training on the silks. Various styles of silks will be used, including a knotted silk or ‘hammock.’ The class is geared towards beginners without any experience or students who have only taken the Introduction to Aerial Skills class.
Beg. Aerial Silks B • Sunday: November 13th – December 18th – 2:00-3:30pm.
Class fee is $189.00. Instructor: Charlie Wilson

Contortion & Flexibility

Contortion requires not only flexibility and grace but strength and muscle control. Students will stretch, strengthen, and improve body awareness as well as work on essential balances and poses.

Beginners A • Sunday: September 18th – October 30th – 3:30 – 5:00pm.
Beginners B • Sunday: November 13th – December 18th – 3:30 – 5:00pm.
Bendies A • Wednesday: September 21st – October 26th – 7:45 – 9:15pm
Bendies B • Wednesday: November 8th – December 14th – 7:45 – 9:15pm
Class fee is $189.00. Instructor: Charlie Wilson

New for Saturday mornings!
Take an hour-long flexibility class with former Rhythmic Gymnast Mackenzie Baert.
Emphasis will be on stretching and strengthening your back, shoulders and hamstrings. This class will follow our Saturday morning Aerial Fitness class – it is a perfect combo for the start of your weekend!

Flexibility A • Saturday: September 24th – November 5th 11:00am – noon
Flexibility B • Saturday: November 13th – December 17th 11:00am – noon
Class fee is $126.00. Instructor: Mackenzie Baert

Fitness and Conditioning

Build your muscles and strengthen your core abdominals using the trapeze, rope, silks and rings. Core conditioning and strength training on circus equipment is essential for aerialists, as well as a fun and challenging class for anyone interested in a good workout. No experience or initial strength level required, just a willingness to expand your physical capabilities!

Aerial Fitness Session A

  • Tuesday: September 20th – October 25th – 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: September 24th – November 5th 10:00 – 11:00am

Class Fee is $126.00. Instructor: Meghan Watson (Tuesday), Kim Precht (Saturday)

Aerial Fitness Session B

  • Tuesday: November 8th – December 13th – 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Saturday: November 6th – December 18th – 10:00 – 11:00am

Class Fee is $126.00. Instructor: Meghan Watson (Tuesday), Kim Precht (Saturday)

For Registration Information and Forms, Click Here

and more!

  • TEEN CIRCUS – AGES 13 – 16
  • STRAPS 4 STRENGTH
  • HANDSTANDS AND STRENGTHENING
  • CIRCUS BOOT CAMP

Check out our website for the largest assortment of fall circus classes that we have ever had the privilege to offer!

For a Complete Schedule, Click Here

Job Postings (Calgary): Dance Teachers

Org/Company: Summit School of Dance

Dance & music teaching school with locations in NW and SE Calgary has part-time and substitute dance teaching positions available. Styles of dance taught include preschool dance, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern, tap, & RAD ballet. You must have some teaching experience and be willing to work in both of our locations. We are also looking for people who can teach many different styles not just one discipline.

Teaching hours are Mon-Thurs 3:00-9:00, and Sat 9:00-3:00.
For more information please see www.summitschoolofdance.com. Please reply to this ad with your resume.

Contact: Christie Vieira
[email protected]

Job Postings (Calgary): Call for Artists

Org/Company: Soulocentric Performing Arts Society
Location: Calgary (and Cochrane)
We accept submissions on an ongoing basis as we plan to run the program throughout the year as interest permits.

Bach, Tots and Tiptoes Playdate Program

Soulocentric Performing Arts Society is looking for artists to present short, 15 minute performances featuring a wide variety of genres for its upcoming program called Bach, Tots and Tiptoes. Pieces may showcase a variety of styles including, but not limited to:

  • classical ballet
  • contemporary or urban dance
  • dance from a variety of cultural backgrounds such as Irish, Indian, Ukrainian, African or Flamenco dance (for example)
  • classical music (instrumental or choral)
  • ethnic/world music
  • physical theatre
  • circus
  • clown
  • puppetry
  • interdisciplinary performance

We are primarily looking for solo or duet based performances. Remuneration starts at $50 per performance. Emerging artists looking for performance opportunities are welcome to apply.

Artists will be performing for a family based audience of parents/caregivers with children aged 0-6. Pieces DO NOT have to specifically be “theatre for young audiences” but should be family friendly. Artists should be comfortable performing in a casual, intimate, flexible environment, tolerant of minor interruptions.

This objective of this program is to increase accessibility of the arts to the parent-tot demographic, expose them to a range of performing arts disciplines and foster an appreciation for the performing arts in both child and adults who attend. Artists are encouraged to showcase work from their current repertory and have lots of fun with this performance. Emerging artists are invited to apply.

Interested applicants should email:

  • bio or artistic CV
  • description of proposed performance
  • publicity photo or headshot (if available)
  • availability

to Jenny Repond Peters at [email protected]

More information about the program can be found at www.soulocentric.org or call Jenny at 403.971.0108 with queries/questions.