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


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)

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

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.

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


WHO: 6 – 8 years
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
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
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.

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

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

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 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 or call Jenny at 403.971.0108 with queries/questions.

Auditions (Edmonton): L’UniThéâtre general call

Bilingual and French speaking actors needed to complete casting for upcoming productions at L’UniThéâtre.

Please contact Daniel Cournoyer for more information.

Daniel Cournoyer

Directeur artistique et général de L’UniThéâtre

(780) 469-8400

Courriel : [email protected]

Notre site :

Job Postings (Calgary): Drama Instructors

Org/Company: Centre Stage Theatre School

Centre Stage Theatre School is looking for drama instructors for the upcoming Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 semesters. Theatre and drama classes run from Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm in locations throughout Calgary. Instructors must have access to a vehicle in order to teach. All of our classes run in ten-week sessions for each semester.

Instructors must have teaching experience as well as a BA degree in theatre and drama. Instructors must be comfortable teaching all ages from three to sixteen. Please email your resume outlining your performance history including experience directing, acting, singing, dancing and improv, professional training, references, and general interest working with the youth. A criminal record check will need to be provided upon hiring.

We pay $20-$25/hour based on experience.

Centre Stage Theatre School Mandate:
Our mandate is to create, produce and promote outstanding theatre for young people, be it classes, plays, school tours or residencies. Our artistic mission is “theatre for all.” We believe in the accessibility of theatre for children, teens, school and families.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]
Please email resumes to [email protected]

Job Postings (Alberta): Keyano Theatre Company Music Director

Org/Company: Keyano Theatre Company
Location: Fort McMurray
Deadline: February 25, 2012

Keyano Theatre Company seeks a Music Director to manage vocal rehearsals, band reharsals and play for this production of CHICAGO. Interested candidates should email letter of interest and resume to AD Claude Giroux or call if you have questions. Excellent pay, travel and accomodations are provided.


Claude A. Giroux
[email protected]

Job Postings (Alberta): Theatre Arts Training Instructor

Location: Red Deer
Deadline: Open until position is filled

Dynamic and Energetic Theatre Arts Training Instructor for Tree House Youth Theatre

Tree House Youth Theatre requires a part-time Theatre Arts Training instructor for young performers aged 6 – 7 and 8 – 9 for our fall/winter classes. The Theatre Arts Training Instructor is an important member of a creative team working closely with the Artistic Director on program development, including the setting of goals and objectives for each class.

The successful applicant will have experience in teaching theatre arts and in working with young children. You will be an organized, resourceful professional who is able to display creativity, kindness and enthusiasm in working with young children. Actors from this class will also perform in the Tree House Youth Theatre Mainstage production this December.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This is a term-certain, part-time position (approximately 3 hrs/week, starting September 10, finishing December 14), with the potential for future opportunities.

Program Administrator, Keith McDonald 403-986-0631 or via email at [email protected]

Job Postings (Calgary): Casual Technical Crew

Org/Company: One Yellow Rabbit

One Yellow Rabbit seeks theatre technicians interested in taking calls on an as-needed basis.

Working under the direction of the Technical Director and/ or House Technician, casual crew will participate in the set-up and strike, and occasional operation, of productions and events in One Yellow Rabbit’s Big Secret Theatre.

All theatre technical skill sets will be considered but experience with lighting, audio, and rigging are preferred. Fall Protection Certification, Standard First Aid, and WHMIS Certification are considered an asset.

The Big Secret Theatre is located in Calgary’s EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts. It is a non-union venue and operates under the terms Alberta labour laws and regulations.

Please email your resume and a brief cover letter area outlining any particular areas of strength/ interest to:
Fiona Kennedy
Technical Director & Facility Manager
One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre
[email protected]

Job Postings (Alberta): Stagehands

Org/Company: The City of Fort Saskatchewan
 Deadline: Open until positions are filled

Community & Protective Services Department – Stagehand
Competition #201132
12 Permanent Part-Time Positions

Reporting to the Dow Centennial Centre Event Supervisor, the Stagehands are responsible in assisting Theatre Technicians with day to day operation and production support at the Dow Centennial Centre. Stagehands are also required to supervise the Shell Theatre and provide basic technical services.

Some specific responsibilities include supporting the Theatre Technicians with operating and maintaining the A/V, sound, lighting and stage equipment within the Shell Theatre, applying rules and regulations related to events, and managing conflicts or emergencies. The Stagehand must be able to work well under pressure with limited time and have a strong ability to work in a team environment. The ability to accommodate requests made by performing artists and user groups, often with little advanced notice, and the ability to find solutions to maintain safety or artistic integrity of the performance is required.

The successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in specialized theatre lighting, video, sound, stage preparation, touring productions and venue reconfigurations. This position requires a diploma or degree from a Technical Theatre Program or an equivalent, and a minimum 1 to 3 years directly related experience. Current First Aid is required. WHIMIS, knowledge of Fire Code and Workplace Safety practices would be considered an asset. You must be willing to work in varying noise levels, work with tools, specialized sound and light equipment, and work in heights up to 30 feet. The Stagehands would share approximately 675 hours per year based on the scheduled performances, rentals and maintenance which occur during regular business hours, evenings and weekends. A criminal record check will be required at the time of interview. The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers a competitive compensation package with a wage range of $22.00 to $25.88 per hour.

Applications will be accepted until suitable candidates are found.

For more information on employment with the City of Fort Saskatchewan, please visit our website at:

The City of Fort Saskatchewan thanks all applicants for their interest, but advises only those under consideration will be contacted.

If you have superior organizational and interpersonal skills, we invite you to apply in confidence, stating competition #201132 to:

The City of Fort Saskatchewan
Human Resources Section
10005 – 102 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 2C5
Fax: 780.992.6625
E-mail: [email protected]

Job Postings (Alberta): Theatre Camp Instructors

Org/Company: Cornerstone Theatre
Location: Canmore

Cornerstone Theatre is looking for Theatre Camp Instructors for ANY of the sessions listed below. We can accommodate instructor schedules.

These are PAID positions and applicants need not be available for all sessions.

Please email your interest and include any relevant information whether it be stage performance, professional training, or general interest. A resume should also be included. References would be an asset, but are NOT necessary.

We are SEEKING the following instructors:

  • Improv
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Acting
  • any role found in musical theatre.

DEC 19 TO 23

EMAIL TO [email protected]

Job Postings (Edmonton): Front of House Team

Timms Centre for the Arts

We are looking for reliable, service-oriented individuals to fill positions as Front of House Manager, Bartender and Box Office attendant. For additional information about the TIMMS and these positions please visit the website

David Prestley
Studio Theatre Administrator/Events Coordinator Timms Centre for the Arts
3-146 Fine Arts Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2C9
Phone: (780) 491-2273
Fax: (780) 492-9156
Email: [email protected]