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"We're actors! We're the opposite of people!"

—The Player, Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead

 

What's New at TA

You are cordially invited to attend the launch of Safe Stages—an occupational health and safety best practices resource for the Alberta theatre community.

Edmonton: Monday, September 24, 2007Safe Stages Logo
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Calgary: Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Both events 11:00am to 4:00pm

Come discuss the scope and content of the resource and hear from international leaders in theatre health and safety:

Janet Sellery (Health and Safety Manager of the Stratford Festival of Canada)
Monona Rossol (President and Founder of Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety)

Please extend our invitation to colleagues — everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! Lunch and refreshments will be served.

RSVP to Theatre Alberta (indicating in which city you will be attending) by September 14.  More >

Join us in Calgary for PlayWorks Ink 2007: a weekend of workshops, play readings, panel discussions, and socials that will spark new ideas in the evolution of theatre.

Take your pick of 16 workshops and symposiums, including:
• Sound Design with Peter Moller
• Advanced Direction with Ron Jenkins
• Building Character with Val Pearson
• Writing TYA with Clem Martini

Attend showcase readings of plays by Trina Davies, David van Belle, and Jana O'Connor...panel discussions with Morwyn Brebner & Kevin Kerr...and much more!

Registration is now open!   More >

PlayWorks Ink 2007

Blood.claat by d'bi.young.anitafrika

Winner of the 2006 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play

While telling the story of Mudgu's coming of age in Kingston, Jamaica, the play addresses social issues concerning women, relationships, family, self-knowledge, self-esteem and courage.

Just one of nearly 200 new titles at Theatre Alberta.

Searching for a script? Visit our online library >

Blood.claat by d'bi.young

 

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Theatre News

 

ANNOUNCING THE JOHN HOBDAY AWARDS IN ARTS MANAGEMENT

The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are made possible by a $1 million donation from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation. In this inaugural year, and in every subsequent year, two $10,000 awards will be presented and will allow recipients to enhance their own professional development by taking part in a recognized program, seminar or workshop; or to pass their knowledge on to the next generation as a mentor for another arts administrator outside their own organization. The awards are intended for established and mid-career arts managers.

Deadline: September 28, 2007.

Download application forms and guidelines at the Canada Council for the Arts >

 

CAREER SELF-MANAGEMENT FOR ARTISTS

The Cultural Human Resources Council (CHRC) announced the release of The Art of Managing Your Career (TAMYC) – Discipline Enhancements. These enhancements include chapters for the self-employed actor, craftsperson, dancer, filmmaker, musician, new media content creator, visual artist, and writer.

TAMYC (available in print and on-line) was developed by artists and cultural workers to provide pertinent and practical information so that "emerging" artists might better manage their careers. It is intended to benefit self-employed artists and cultural workers with fewer than five years' experience in the cultural sector.   More >

 

BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The recipients of the 10th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards were announced during a sold out gala event at Stage West in Calgary on August 27, 2007. An eclectic group of past hosts presented awards in 16 categories, honouring over 80 nominees from 61 eligible productions.

The newly formed partnership between Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions led the night with seven awards for their two shows: Urinetown: The Musical and The Pillowman.    More >

 

2007 CAT AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The recipients of the 2007 Calgary Alliance of Community Theatres (CAT) Awards were announced at a gala ceremony on August 18, 2007 at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre. Celebrated playwright Sharon Pollock was the emcee at this year’s ceremony.

22 productions from 10 Calgary community theatre companies were vying for 22 awards. Front Row Centre’s acclaimed production of Chicago was the most outstanding show of the night, taking in six awards including Outstanding Production of a Musical.   More >

 

INTRODUCING A FILM, FASHION, & THEATRE MAKE-UP PROGRAM

A new career training opportunity will begin next year in Edmonton. “The Complete Film, Fashion, and Theatre Make-up Program” will train film and television make-up technicians to meet union standards and qualifications for an exciting career in a fast-growing industry.

Program director Prudence Olenik—a twenty-seven-year veteran of the motion picture industry, an AMPIA award winner, and a Gemini award nominee—has designed the curriculum. “We will bring everything from hands-on special effects make-up training to the ventilating of human hair beards," she says. "The graduates will be able to apply for permitee status with IATSE local 210 and begin a career.”

The first intake of students will begin January 14, 2008 at Make-up & Beauty Tech, located at 12851-56 Street in Edmonton.

For more information contact Prudence Olenik at 780-439-3186.

 

 

EDMONTON CULTURAL CAPITAL 2007

BENCHMARK STUDY

The City of Edmonton has been named the Cultural Capital of Canada for 2007, and in conjunction with this designation, a range of arts and cultural events and activities are scheduled to occur throughout the year. The City has conducted market research to understand the impacts that this title and year of celebration have on citizen perceptions of arts and culture.   View Benchmark Study >

EIGHTEEN AWARDS GIVEN TO EDMONTON ARTISTS

The Edmonton Cultural Capital Program has awarded $226,678 to Edmonton artists through the Explorations Grant Program, a component of the Edmonton Cultural Capital Program. Over the course of the next year 18 established and emerging artists will take up the task of reaching new audiences with projects that evoke inventive, new styled themes and collaborations.   View List of Grant Recipients >

The second (final) deadline for Exploration Grant applications is October 1, 2007. Over the two rounds of grants $540,000 is available.

 

GWYNNE DYER RECEIVES BOB EDWARDS AWARD

Alberta Theatre Projects has honoured Gwynne Dyer, one of Canada’s media renaissance men, with the 2007 Bob Edwards Award. To celebrate this outstanding journalist, broadcaster, producer, author, filmmaker and lecturer, ATP is hosting the 33rd Annual Bob Edwards Award Luncheon on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at noon.

Tickets are available at 403-294-7402 or at www.ATPlive.com.

 

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Shows Opening

September 6 — October 2

Full Playbill

 
A Busy World is Hushed

 
Theatresports

 

EDMONTON

Broadway: The Last 25 Years
September 6 to September 8, Grant MacEwan Alumni @ Jekyll & Hyde Pub   More >

The Busy World Is Hushed
September 14 to September 30, Northern Light Theatre   More >

Sexy Laundry
September 20 to September 30, Shadow Theatre   More >

Should’ve
September 21 to September 22, Word! Symposium @ The Timms Centre for the Arts   More >

The Maids
September 20 to September 29, University Of Alberta’s Studio Theatre   More >

A Beautiful View
September 20 to October 7, Theatre Network   More >

Theatresports
September 21 to July 25, Rapid Fire Theatre   More >

Chimprov
September 22 to June 14, Rapid Fire Theatre   More >

Noises Off
September 22 to October 14, The Citadel Theatre   More >

Arts Alive! Festival
September 28 to September 29, 118th Avenue   More >

 
 
The Wars

 
 
The Full Monty

CALGARY

No Sex Please, We’re British
September 7 to September 15, Morpheus Theatre   More >

The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy
September 10 to September 29, Lunchbox Theatre   More >

Rabbit Hole
September 11 to September 29, Alberta Theatre Projects   More >

Sizwe Banzi is Dead
September 12 to September 15, Theatre Junction @ The Grand   More >

The Love List
September 13 to November 18, Stage West Theatre Restaurants   More >

Dads! The Musical
September 14 to September 29, Storybook Theatre   More >

Murder On The High C
September 14, 21, 28, Pegasus Performances   More >

A Party to Murder
September 15 to October 7, Vertigo Theatre   More >

The Wars
September 18
to October 7, Theatre Calgary   More >

The Vajayjay Monologues
September 18 to September 29, Urban Curvz Theatre   More >

Dog From The Machine
September 20 to September 29, The Downstage Performance Society   More >

Shadowlands
September 21 to September 29, Workshop Theatre @ Pumphouse Theatres   More >

Death and the Devil and Theatricide
September 25 to 29, Theatre Encounter/Maple Salsa Theatre @ the Motel   More >

Leaving Ruin
September 26 to September 29, Fire Exit Theatre   More >

Little Red – A tale from the ‘Hood
September 29, October 13, November 10, Shadow Productions/Stage West   More >

Peddling Parables
September 30 to Nov
ember 28, Rocky Mountain College, Theatre Arts   More >

The Full Monty
October 2 – October 21, Ground Zero Theatre and Hit & Myth Productions   More >

Tent Meeting

ALBERTA

Tent Meeting
September 7 to October 20, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud   More >

The Graduate
September 13 to September 29, Grande Prairie Live Theatre   More >

Anthony Rapp: On Life, Love And The Musical Rent
Sept 21, Ignition Theatre, Red Deer: 403-341-6500.

 

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings
 
 

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Rigging/Stage Technician, Theatre Junction

School Manager, School of Alberta Ballet

Manager of Special Events, Alberta Ballet

Outgoing Hosts - Amazing Chase, Out of our Heads

General Manager, WordFest

Part-Time Receptionist, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks

Production Team, Stage Left Productions

Various Positions, theatre bsmt

Event Services Administrative Assistant, EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

Event Supervisor, The Pumphouse Theatres

Box Office Coordinator, The Pumphouse Theatres

Bartender/Concession Vendor, The Pumphouse Theatres

{ CANADA }

General Manager, Theatre North West (Prince George, BC)

Publicist/Marketing Strategist, Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Vancouver, BC)

Production Manager/Technical Director, Magnetic North Theatre (Vancouver, BC)      

AUDITIONS

{ EDMONTON }

Sinbad the Sailor, Walterdale Playhouse

Gilbert and Sullivan Musical/Operetta, Sherard Musical Theatre (Sherwood Park)

Teen Audition Notice, Multi-Youth Productions (Stony Plain)

{ CALGARY }

General Auditions - 12th Season, The Shakespeare Co.

General auditions, Calgary Young People's Theatre

2007 Choreographer Auditions, Dance Montage

Sound of Music, Storybook Theatre

Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Easterbrook Community Theatre

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Morpheus Theatre

General Auditions, Gilbert and Sullivan singers

Nine –The Musical, Front Row Centre Players

{ CANADA }

General Auditions, Playhouse Theatre (Vancouver, BC)

 

Only NEW job & audition opportunities (received since the previous TA eNews issue) are listed above. For a more comprehensive list of current opportunities or more info:

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings
Postings are updated weekly at www.theatrealberta.com

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Odds & Ends


STAGE STRUCK! 2008

Stage Struck!, the ADFA Edmonton Regional Adult One Act Festival, is currently accepting submissions. Deadline: November 30, 2007.

Stage Struck! 2008 will take place February 22 and 23, 2008 at the Walterdale Playhouse.
Questions? Contact Mary-Ellen Perley or more info >

EDMONTON FUNDRAISER - BROADWAY: THE LAST 25 YEARS

Stephanie Callow is heading off to Scotland to pursue her Masters of Performance in Musical Theatre from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD). Broadway: The Last 25 Years is a performance fundraiser to help contribute to her tuition costs.

The show is a celebration of musical theatre songs written over the last 25 years, performed by a number of 2006 Grant MacEwan Alumni (Stephanie Callow, Erika Apon, Alison Boyce, Rachel Bowron, Vanessa Lever, Tiana Leonty, Jason Hardwick, Nick Tostawaryk, Nicole Rowley, Lindsay McDonald, Blake William Turner).

September 6, 7, 8 @ 8PM / Tickets $10
Jekyll & Hyde Pub – 10610 100 Ave.
Contact Stephanie for more info >

“ARTS ALIVE!” RETURNS TO 118th AVENUE

Edmonton talent will take the spotlight as the 2nd annual Arts Alive! Festival returns to 118th Avenue, this September 28th and 29th.  A family-friendly celebration of the arts, community and creativity, this year’s festival will bring together over 100 musical and performance acts, visual artists, and artisans in a showcase of local and regional talent. 

The festival will kick-off this year with a “No Tie” gallery and sales event in the old Alberta Cycle Building (9115-118th Avenue).   More >

NEW PERFORMANCE VENUE FOR GREEN FOOLS

Green Fools Theatre has a new performance venue! Help them move September 8 and 9 and be a part of this new adventure at the ground level! Beer, pizza, tax receipts, and love will be involved… Call Judith at 403-237-9010.

LIFFEY PLAYERS’ DRACULA - STAGE HANDS NEEDED

Liffey Players require stage hands for their production of Bram Stokers Dracula, if you dare. They promise to feed and quench your thirst for your hard work. Contact Alwyn Price at 403-901-2071.

SANDBOX CHILDREN'S THEATRE - CALL FOR PERFORMER

A new children's theatre company in Calgary is seeking a male performer to fill an upcoming role as part of a short-term contract.

Sandbox Children's Theatre is producing a new show that is touring through elementary schools in the fall of 2007, under the umbrella of an exciting, brand-new children’s theatre company here in Calgary.

One of their performers will be out of the country this fall, and they are seeking a performer to fill this exciting role (a storyteller/"minstrel" type character who helps the story along through song). 

Contact Joel Goundry for more info: 403-861-2554.

G&S SINGERS - ACCOMPANIST NEEDED

The Gilbert and Sullivan Singers are in urgent need of an accompanist! The G&S Singers will be meeting each (or at least most) Sunday evenings from 7-9PM, starting September 9th and going through to late May or early June. 

Contact Tim Elliott for more info: 403-274-8293.

ATP MERCEDES-BENZ LOTTERY – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Alberta Theatre Projects is seeking volunteers who are interested in helping with their single largest fundraising event – Alberta’s Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Lottery 4! Over the course of the theatre season, Alberta’s Ultimate Mercedes-Benz Lottery 4 offers 3,900 lucky ticket holders the opportunity to win a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK 350 Roadster, a Mercedes-Benz ML 350 SUV, or $55,000.00 cash TAX FREE! 

Contact Emiko Muraki for more info: 403-294-7433 ext. 1130.

DADS! THE MUSICAL – POSITIONS TO FILL!

Positions (for the full run):
1. Puppeteer. We are looking for a puppeteer to work the babies.
2. Dresser. Help with quick costume changes etc.
3. ASM. Backstage help calling show.
4. Light board or sound operator.

Regular volunteer positions:
1. Ushers (one performance or all).

The show runs Sept. 14-29: Wed-Sat 7:30 PM, and Sun 2:00 PM.
For more info call StoryBook Theatre at 403-216-0808.

CALGARY FRINGE FESTIVAL – CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Calgary Fringe Festival Society is holding a fundraising Casino on Wednesday, September 12th & Thursday, September 13th at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino (Barlow & 130th SE). They are looking for volunteers to fill positions for all shifts on both days.
Contact Sherry West or Michele Gallant.

WORKSHOP THEATRE’S SHADOWLANDS – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Workshop Theatre is seeking BOX OFFICE volunteers and BACKSTAGE PRODUCTION volunteers from September 21 - 29.   More >

 

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