"The theater, which is no thing, but makes use of everything—gestures, sounds, words, screams, light, darkness—rediscovers itself at precisely the point where the mind requires a language to express its manifestations."
What's New at TA
Listing your season in the 2008/09 Playbill poster is free as a benefit of group membership with Theatre Alberta. You can quickly and easily submit your season info online and renew or apply for a group membership if required. The rate for non-members is $20/listing including GST. There is no charge to list your theatre company's information on the sidebar of the poster. Contact Julie Sinclair for more information.
The deadline for sending your season information is June 30, 2008.
Jill Connell, Theatre Alberta’s Programmer, has been accepted to the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting Program. Although we are delighted for Jill, we are very sorry to see her go. During her tenure at Theatre Alberta she has been editor of Theatre Alberta News, developed our monthly eNews, and coordinated PlayWorks Ink. Jill will be with us until the end of August and we wish her every success at NTS.
Theatre Alberta is seeking a motivated and organized individual for the position of Programmer. Major responsibilities will include: editor of Theatre Alberta newsletter, programming of PlayWorks Ink, programming of electronic newsletter, and assistance with Artstrek administration.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are required, as well as a post-secondary degree (major or minor) in theatre. Excellent word processing skills and some experience with database management and web design are also preferred.
This is a full time position at 35 hours per week.
Deadline for applications: June 20, 2008 More >
This month listen to the PlayWorks Ink 2007 panel discussion Evolution or Extinction? The Metamorphosis of the Canadian Theatre Artist. Must today's theatre artists evolve (or go into television) in order to survive? The discussion is moderated by Theatre Alberta’s Jill Connell and includes panellists Kevin Kerr, Morwyn Brebner, Kelly Reay, and David van Belle.
Episode 6 will be the last episode of Dramatic Impact associated with Theatre Alberta. The podcast will continue as an independent project of the host, Elaine Elrod. As of July 7, the podcast will have a new feed address and permanent web site at www.acting-and-theatre.com. Look for Episode 7: Secrets of the Actor the second week of July. More >
Stage Management: The Essential Handbook (2006) by Gail Pallin
This Essential Handbook is aimed at students, graduates, and all those who aspire to stage management, whether amateur or professional, on a large or small scale. Complete with diagrams and helpful checklists, it takes the reader through a typical production week by week. Visit our online library >
Summer Hours! Monday to Friday, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. This Saturday, June 7th is the last Saturday the library is open until Saturday, September 6th.
Canada Day closure: Theatre Alberta’s Library and office will be closed on Tuesday, July 1st.
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