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"Life beats down and crushes the soul...and art reminds you that you have one."  —Stella Adler

What's New at TA

From October 23–26, after much excitement and anticipation, the Glenbow Museum, Alberta Theatre Projects and Calgary Telus Convention Centre were crowded with eager participants and instructors from across the country – all with a common interest in breaking new creative ground. The weekend included play readings, a panel discussion, insightful workshops, and featured guest Judith Thompson; check out our website in the days to come to hear her keynote address.  Theatre Alberta extends a hearty thank you to Alberta Theatre Projects, Downstage theatre, the instructors, and especially the participants, whose incredible passion and dedication made PlayWorks Ink such an incredible weekend!

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

When their patriarch vanishes, the Weston clan must return to their three-story home in rural Oklahoma to get to the heart of the matter.  The play deals with issues of drug abuse, suicide, alcoholism, death , family dysfunction, sexual harassment, aging, and ultimately love. A drama in three acts with thirteen characters; six male;six female;one girl. Winner of The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Award for Best Play. Reserve a copy today!

The Theatre Alberta office and library will be closed the following dates:

November 11, 2008 (Remembrance Day – drop box unavailable)
November 16, 2008 (Building upgrades – drop box unavailable)
November 22, 2008 (Office maintenance – drop box available)

The building will remain open on November 22 so library material may be returned via the south entrance of the building and our book depository will be outside the office doors.

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Theatre News

 

THE LATEST AFA SCOOP!

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN AFA ARTS SECTOR SURVEY

As part of the ongoing series of consultations for the AFA Program Evaluation, you are invited to take part in this questionnaire, which  asks for your point of view on the needs and priorities of Alberta’s arts community, the role of provincial arts funding bodies and satisfaction with AFA programs. It will also collect some demographic information. To visit the survery link on the AFA main webpage, click here.

NEW ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE ARTS BRANCH

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson is on secondment to the Cultural Policy Initiative until March 31, 2010.  The AFA is pleased to announce that Steve Pritchard will be the Acting Executive Director of the Arts Branch / Alberta Foundation for the Arts for the period of Dr. Anderson’s secondment; Steve starts his new role on October 27, 2008.

In his most recent position as Director of Sport Development with Alberta Tourism, Parks, and Recreation, Steve was responsible for developing the Cultural Advisory Committee that oversees the cultural component of multi sport games in Alberta.  More >

 

WHAT'S NEW AT LUNCHBOX THEATRE?

COUNCIL APPROVES $250,000 FOR NEW LUNCHBOX THEATRE!

The mayor and aldermen of Calgary have voted 12-2 in favour of supporting the creation of Lunchbox Theatre's new home at the base of the Calgary Tower through one-time funding of $250,000.  This funding will reduce by half, the amount of funding needed to fulfill Lunchbox Theatre’s Push to the Finish Campaign.  More >

YOU ARE INVITED TO LUNCHBOX THEATRE’S NEW SPACE!

This fall Lunchbox Theatre will relocate to their fourth theatre. The new Lunchbox Theatre is located at the base of the Calgary Tower (160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary) and seats up to 150 patrons in three different seating configurations. On Monday, November 10, 2008, from 6 pm until 8 pm, you are invited to check out the new space!  More >

 

ALBERTA ARTISTS ARE HONOURED WITH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

TWO AWARDS FOR LEADERS WITH ROSEBUD THEATRE

Artistic Director, Morris Ertman, accepted a Distinguished Alumni award from his alma matter, Taylor University College and Seminary, Edmonton. Meanwhile, Rosebud’s Executive Director Bob Davis accepted the Rozsa Innovation in Arts Management award presented by the Rozsa Foundation at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary.  More >

"FUTURE OF ALBERTA'S EMERGING ARTISTS LOOKING EXTREMELY POSITIVE..."

So said Susan Green, chair of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation,  as she announced the first winners of the Foundation’s new emerging artist awards.  A jury panel selected ten winners, among them Simon Mallett of Calgary’s Downstage theatre. The jury noted that Simon “is an innovative young director who has garnered the support of senior artists in his field by his willingness to push beyond and experiment.”  More >

SHARON POLLOCK: WINNER OF THE 2008 GASCON-THOMAS AWARD!

The National Theatre School of Canada announced that one of this year’s Gascon-Thomas Awards was given to distinguished playwright, actor and director, Sharon Pollock. The Gascon-Thomas Award recognizes exceptional achievement in theatre. Each year, two artists (one Anglophone and one Francophone) are honoured for their efforts to shape the world of theatre and for their status as role models to NTS students.  More >

 

15 VISIONARY ARTS SPACE PROJECTS PROPOSED FOR CALGARY

This fall, 15 arts spaces projects will be recommended to Calgary City Council as strong opportunities for the future of Calgary, as a result of a comprehensive arts spaces strategy being led by Calgary Arts Development in partnership with The City of Calgary. "The arts are vital to our quality of life, to our continued prosperity, and to the future of our city. Other cities across North America are investing in arts facilities and now is the time for Calgary to do the same," said Terry Rock, President & CEO of Calgary Arts Development.  More >

 

$100,000 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE GOES TO DANIEL MACIVOR

BMO Financial Group announced that Toronto playwright Daniel MacIvor was named the 2008 recipient of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, Canada’s largest annual theatre award. MacIvor was chosen from a short list of five finalists including Morwyn Brebner (Toronto, ON); Daniel Danis (St-David de Falardeau, QC); Colleen Murphy (Toronto,ON); and Larry Tremblay (Montreal, QC). They were selected from 26 nominated Canadian playwrights.  More >

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Shows Opening

November 10 - December 2

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Footloose

 

 

 

 

 

Dish Pig

 

 

 

 

 

Leonard Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

Robin Hood

 

 

 

 

 

Music Man

 

 

 

 

Three Musketeers

EDMONTON

V.I.P Kids Show
Nov 8, Dec 6 & 13, Varscona Theatre Ph:780-436-5431

Su-Kat
Nov 13 – 29, Azimuth Theatre Association More >

The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead
Nov 15 - Dec 7, The Citadel Theatre More >

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “Macbeth”
Nov 18 – 23, Theatre At Concordia More >

Fringe Double Feature: Dishpig & Jesus in Montana
Nov 20 – 23, Fringe Theatre Adventures More >

Three Little Birds
Nov 20 – 30, Workshop West Theatre More >

Extremities
Nov 21 – 30, Guts&Guile at The Third Space Ph: 780-901-9098

Village of Idiots
Nov 24 – 29, Victoria School Of Performing And Visual Arts More >

L'invisible
Nov 27 – 30, L'UniThéâtre More >

Without You
Nov 27 - Dec 6, Studio Theatre, University Of Alberta More >

A Christmas Carol
Nov 28 - Dec 23, The Citadel Theatre More >


CALGARY

CSI: Calgary, Episode 5, You Oughta Be In Pictures
Nov 1 - Dec 31, Stage West Dinner Theatre with Shadow Productions More >

Robin Hood & His Merry Men
Nov 6 – 9, Morpheus Theatre More >

Bird Brain
Nov 7 – 9, Quest Theatre @ Y Stage (Vertigo Theatre Centre) More >

Godspell
Nov 7 – 15, Front Row Centre Players More >

Faust
Nov 8, 12, 14, Calgary Opera More >

Amber Lights
Nov 12 – 22, Urban Curvz: Part of Heroines Festival More >

As it is in Heaven
Nov 12 – 15, The Playhouse North School Of Theatre More >

The Attic, the Pearls, & Three Fine Girls
Nov 13 – 22, Sage Theatre More >

Murder Most Fowl - Comic Mystery
Nov 14 - Dec 14, Pegasus Performances More >

On the Loose with Dr. Suess
Nov 15 – 23, Calgary Young People's Theatre More >

The Mousetrap
Nov 15 - Dec 7, Vertigo Mystery Theatre More >

One Hit Wonders
Nov 20 - Feb 8, Stage West Dinner Theatre More >

Slay Bells Ring, Comic Mystery
Nov 20 - Dec 21, Pegasus Performances More >

A Christmas Carol
Nov 21 - Dec 24, Theatre Calgary More >

A Dragon's Christmas
Nov 21 - Dec 14, StoryBook Theatre More >

Lobby Hero
Nov 21 – 29, Mob Hit Productions More >

Stage West 4 Kids - Santa's Secret
Nov 22 - Dec 24, Stage West Dinner Theatre with Shadow Productions More >

The Christmas Tree
Nov 24 - Dec 20, Lunchbox Theatre More >

Doing Leonard Cohen - Unplugged
Nov 25 – 29, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre More >

Hello...Hello
Nov 25 - Dec 6, University Of Calgary- Department Of Drama Ph: 403-210-7576

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
Nov 26 - Dec 28, Alberta Theatre Projects More >

Like the 5 Fingers on Your Hand
Nov 28 – 30, Bouge de la @ Y Stage More Vertigo Theatre Centre More >


ALBERTA

My Fair Lady
Nov 5 – 9, Stettler Heartland Arts Troupe, Stettler Ph: 403-742-3777

Steel Magnolias
Nov 6 – 15, Wetaskiwin Water Works Players, Wetaskiwin More >

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Nov 7 – 22, Lethbridge Musical Theatre, Lethbridge More >

Christmas on the Air
Nov 7 - Dec 23, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud More >

Footloose
Nov 14 – 22, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, Medicine Hat More >

Moon Over Buffalo
Nov 14 – 22, Peak Theatre Players, Sundre More >

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production of "A Christmas Carol"
Nov 14 - Dec 14, Central Alberta Theatre, Red Deer More >

Much Ado About Nothing
Nov 14 - 15, 18 – 22, University Of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Ph: 403-329-2616

NERVOSA
Nov 15 – 18, Overacting Imaginations Youth Theatre Society Sherwood Park More>

Always Patsy Cline
Nov 20 - Dec 15, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie More >

Treasure Island
Nov 20 – 29, RDC Theatre Studies, Red Deer Ph: 403-340-4455

The Music Man
Nov 20 – 29, Windmill Theatre Players, High River More >

Suds: The Musical
Nov 20 - Dec 31, Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Shows, Canmore More >

Picasso At The Lapin Agile
Nov 20 – 29, Keyano College, Fort McMurray More >

The Three Musketeers
Nov 27 – 29, Horizon Players, Spruce Grove More >

Seussical
Nov 27 - Dec 7, St. Albert Children's Theatre, St. Albert More >

Rumors
Nov 28 - Dec 13, Peace Players, Peace River More>

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Street Interpreters, Barkerville Historic Site (BC) Red Beak Productions

Emcee/Event Host, Paramount Resources

Lighting Designer, Theatre Junction

Theatre Venue Technician, Calgary Fringe Festival

Assistant Stage Managers and Board Operators, StoryBook Theatre

Stage Manager, StoryBook Theatre

Costumer, StoryBook Theatre

Facility Supervisors, StoryBook Theatre

Costumer, Scorpio Theatre

Artistic Director, Quest Theatre

Casual Crew, Vertigo Theatre

Theatre Technician – Generalist, Mount Royal Conservatory

Patron & Client Services Staff, The EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts

 

{ EDMONTON }

Street Interpreters, Barkerville Historic Site (BC) Red Beak Productions

Pianist, Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People

Stage Manager, Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People

Assistant Professor Intercultural Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Alberta

Foote Theatre School instructors, The Citadel Theatre's Foote Theatre School

 

{ ALBERTA }

Technical Director, Rosebud Theatre and Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud

Head Theatre Electrician, University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Fine Arts, Lethbridge         

General Manager, New West Theatre, Lethbridge

 

{ CANADA }

Director of Development, Project X Theatre Productions, Kamloops, BC

Apprentice Stage Manager, Chemainus Theatre Festival Society, Chemainus, BC

Chief Artistic / Executive Officer, The Canadian Stage Company

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

The Golden Pears, StoryBook Theatre Society

Alexander, Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going To Move,
StoryBook Theatre Society

Medieval themed show, Out Of Our Heads

The Weir, Liffey Players

 

{ EDMONTON }

Beneath The Ice, The Cookie

The Rocky Horror Show, The Odd-Lot Theatre Co.

The Frog Prince, Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People

Il Tabarro, Mercury Opera

The Invisible People, Anvil Theatre

 

{ CANADA }

Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre, Stratford Shakespeare Festival Stratford, ON

 

 

Only NEW job & audition opportunities (received since the previous Buzz issue) are listed above.

Postings are updated weekly:
Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

 

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Submissions & Workshops


SUBMISSIONS

WALTERDALE THEATRE ASSOCIATES SEEKS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Are you a theatre director looking to increase your experience and expand your horizons? Do you love Walterdale more than you love free time? Anyone may apply for the position; however, the best candidate will have experience as a director outside of Walterdale and/or a history with Walterdale itself. The next AD will program the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 seasons. More >

Application deadline: November 30, 2008

CAPPUCCINO MUSICAL THEATRE CALL FOR CHRISTMAS CAROLERS!

Cappuccino Musical Theatre is inviting anyone interested in lending their voices to our yearly tradition to please come out and sing with them. This year, they are singing on December 2, 8, and 18. If you are able to sing all three or any of those days, please contact Stefanie Holick.

MOSTLY WATER CALL FOR METRO DIGITAL

Mostly Water Theatre is once again accepting submissions for the next installment of Metro Digital Shorts. This is an opportunity for amateur filmmakers to have their work publicly screened, adjudicated, and to compete with other local filmmakers. Submissions must be a maximum of 5 minutes, and will be shown on November 29 at 9:30 PM at Metro Cinema. More >

Application deadline: November 19, 2008

FAVA CALL FOR ACTORS!        

FAVA is looking to update its actor database and needs your help. If you would like to be a part of their actor files simply email or snail mail your headshot and resume to them. Sending in your information to FAVA opens up the possibility of honing your skills in front of the camera, collecting material for your actor reel and getting to know other artists in the industry. More >

Application deadline: Ongoing

WORKSHOP THEATRE: CALL FOR DIRECTORS

Workshop Theatre is currently accepting submissions for directors for their 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons.  2008/09 plays include: Messiah on the Frigidaire by John Culbertson, The Dresser by Ronald Harwood, Murder at Rillington Place by Louis Hobson, and Bedtime Stories by Norm Foster. The 2009/10 season will include: Les Miserables, Flea in her Ear, and Children of a Lesser God.  Interested directors should contact Artistic Director Alan LeBoeuf.

Application deadline: Ongoing

BANFF CENTRE PROGRAMS

PERFORMING ARTS RESIDENCIES

The Banff Centre is committed to the commissioning, development, and production of new works in all major performance disciplines. Through the Performing Arts Residencies program, professional artists can utilize the unique resources of the Theatre Arts Department in developing and refining new work. On an ongoing basis, we invite project proposals from artists, artistic collectives, and companies to develop new works of dance, opera, spoken theatre, and lyric theatre in our studios, facilities, and production shops. More >

Application deadline: Ongoing

WORK STUDY PROGRAMS: PRODUCTION, DESIGN & STAGE MANAGEMENT

The Banff Centre has a number of unique work study opportunities offering an exceptional learning environment for theatre production practitioners. Participants will gain practical, hands-on experience by working with experienced industry professionals, professional directors, designers, and performers throughout the production process of opera, dance, and theatre performances. Financial assistance and stipend are available.  More >

Application deadline: December 12, 2008

BANFF CENTRE: INTERRARIUM CREATIVE RESIDENCY - CALL FOR APPLICANTS

Interrarium is a multi-disciplinary platform for contemporary performance that explores and reveals creative process related to dance, theatre, new media, music and hybrid forms of performance. The Interrarium provides essential tools for everyone in arts and culture who creates, collaborates and produces across creative boarders.  The residency is held at The Banff Centre January 25 - February 8, 2009. More >

Application deadline: November 15, 2008

2009 MAYOR'S EVENING FOR THE ARTS

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

The Mayors Evening for the Arts is on Monday April 6th. The nomination forms will be available early January with the deadline mid February. Please begin to consider who you will be nominating for the awards this year as it does take time to put together a submission.  More >

Nomination deadline: February

CALL FOR PERFORMERS

PACE is currently in the process of organizing performers for the 2009 Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts. They are inviting you to submit recommendations for performers for the event. These recommendations will be presented to the Mayor’s Celebration for the Arts Committee for consideration. More >

Application deadline: November 15th, 2008

PLAYWRITING AWARDS AND COMPETITIONS

GWEN PHARIS RINGWOOD AWARD FOR DRAMA

The Writers Guild of Alberta invites playwrights, theatre companies, Drama departments, publishers, and interested parties to submit plays written by Alberta writers and published or premiered in 2008 to the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama.  More >
To view the complete submission guideline and entry form, click here.

Application deadline: December 31, 2008

ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS’ ENGBRIDGE PLAYRITES AWARDS

Under the auspices of the Enbridge playRites Awards (Awards), Alberta Theatre Projects provides two cash awards, one to an established Canadian playwright and one to an emerging Canadian playwright during the 23rd Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays that takes place in Calgary, from February 4 to March 8, 2009.  The purpose of each Award is to contribute to the development of a new Canadian play.  More >

Application deadline: 12 noon MST, December 15, 2008.

THE 2009 HERMAN VOADEN NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

This competition, made possible by a generous bequest from Voaden's estate, is dedicated to his memory and honours his goals, "To develop a distinctively Canadian art of the theatre; to encourage the writing of Canadian drama." In addition to the monetary first and second prize awards, the two winning plays each receive a one-week workshop and public reading with a professional director and cast. Honourable Mentions receive short critiques from the judges. More >

Application deadline: November 28, 2008

10 DAYS OF MADNESS IS BACK AGAIN!

The University of Alberta's 10 Days of Madness Playwriting Festival is back again! 10 Days of workshops, creation, writing, and new plays for every age group, from elementary to Senior Citizens! For more information or to register for the 24-hour playwriting competition, contact Melissa Hande at [email protected]

Playwriting application deadline: November 28, 2008

FESTIVALS

2009 CALGARY REGION ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

The Pumphouse Theatre will begin accepting registrations for the annual Calgary Region One-Act Play 
Festival on Friday, November 28, 2008 beginning at 12:00pm, at the Pumphouse. All applications must be delivered in person. Festival dates are March
4 - 7, 2009.

This is a non-curated festival. For more information call
 Pumphouse Theatre at 403-263-0079 or email your inquiry to
 [email protected].

Application deadline: 12 noon MST, December 15, 2008.

2009 EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE FESTIVAL
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

It’s that time to start thinking about applying for the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival 2009. Application forms for Indoor Producers, Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), Independent Producers, Fringe Midway, and Outdoor Performers are available at Fringe Theatre Adventures. You may email, fax or bring in your application with method of payment. The Festival lottery will take place December 1, 2008.  More >

Application deadline (Indoor, TYA, Midway & Outdoor): 5:00 pm MST, November 21, 2008.

Application deadline (Independent Producers & BYOV): 5:00 pm MST, March 31, 2009.

FRINGE MIDWAY TAKING A NEW DIRECTION!

Taking a page from European festivals, artists will be given the opportunity to produce their own shows in tents provided by the Fringe. These tents will be set up in a special area between TransAlta Arts Barns and 85th Ave. These shows will animate that part of the site and give audiences a new theatrical experience from the traditional outdoor fare.  More >

Deadline for applications: 5:00 pm MST, November 21, 2008.

WORKSHOPS

ON CAMERA WORKSHOPS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2008: 10:00am – 5:00 Pm (Adult Level)
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29, 2008: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Teen Level)

Currie Barracks, Building A3, 2633 Hochwald Ave. S.W.
Calgary, Alberta

Led by Rhonda Fisekci, this one-day workshop will explore the whole audition process, from the moment you get your sides to leaving the audition room. Rhonda is a three time Emmy nominated Casting Director who has been involved in casting for over 13 years. Rhonda has cast projects in Calgary, Edmonton & Vancouver. For more information or to register please email Rhonda at [email protected].

THE SEMIOTICS OF AUDITIONING FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2008: 10:00 am – 12 noon

Morpheus Theatre, Community Arts Centre, Currie Barracks 2633 Hochwald Avenue SW, Calgary

Led by Richard Michelle-Pentelbury, this 2 hour workshop will evaluate and explore the audition process through the study of semiotics, relay, dynamics and veracity. This workshop will offer actors and directors a tool-box of audition techniques. For further information or to apply, visit www.morpheustheatre.ca

TELLING STORIES FROM THE INSIDE

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2008: 9:00 am – 12 noon

T.A.L.E.S., Unitarian Church of Calgary - 16th Ave and 1st St. N.W.

Led by Ron Baker, explore the art and technique of entering into the life of a story so that the listener experiences the tale in a new dimension. For more information, or to register contact Karen Gummo at [email protected].

THE ACTORS SINGS!

FRIDAY DECEMBER 5 & SATURDAY DECEMBER 6, 2008:
The Playhouse North School of Theatre
4039 Brentwood Rd. NW, Calgary

At some point in his or her career, an actor will sing on stage. If you’ve ever been terrified to get up and sing for an audience or at an audition, this is your class.  Seasoned performer looking for a brush up? This class is for you too. Get back to the basics and develop new singing tools. For more information contact [email protected] or visit www.playhousenorth.ca

THE PLAYHOUSE SCHOOL OF THE NORTH - JUNIOR THEATRE SCHOOL

SATURDAYS, JANUARY 31 TO APRIL 4, 2009
4039 Brentwood Rd. NW, Calgary

Playhouse North School of Theatre is now accepting applications to our Junior Theatre School, ages 8-12 and Ages 13-18.  Classes will include acting, singing, dance and a final production. For more information or to register email [email protected].

WORKSHOPS ON THE PRAIRIE . . .BUILD & MOTIVATE A STRONG VOLUNTEER TEAM!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15
BB 129 & 130 - Lakeland College, VERMILION
9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Lunch Included)

Recruting & Retaining the New Volunteer
Learn about the challenges of recruiting and retaining volunteers in our intergenerational communities. Build a strong team of volunteers by including all ages and stages.

Communicating for Results
Clarify & understand communication skills, understand the different styles of communication and learn the power of positive communications to volunteer management. For more information or to register, contact Anita Kuzyk at 780-6448.

The above listings are but a sampling of the submission & workshop opportunities listed on our website.

Postings are updated weekly:
Full Submissions Postings  |  Full Workshop Postings

 

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Odds & Ends

CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT KEY DATES TO ATTEND!

The following dates are integral for the level of investment flowing through Calgary Arts Development's restructured granting programs and the next steps in the long term strategy to add to Calgary's inventory of art spaces. Calgary Arts Development is taking this opportunity to inform the community of important steps in the decision making process surrounding municipal support for the arts.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 9:30 am

Art Spaces Investment Process Recommendations presented at the Standing Policy Committee on Community & Protective Services Meeting. Location: Engineering Traditions Room, Main Floor, Historic City Hall, 700 Macleod Trail SE


Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 9:30 am

City Council's Standing Policy Committee on Finance and Corporate Services Committee Meeting. Location: Engineering Traditions Room, Main Floor, Historic City Hall, 700 Macleod Trail SE.

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 10 am to 3 pm

Public Open House and City Council & Administration will hold a public open house to provide citizens an opportunity to learn about the proposed business plans and budgets. Representatives of City departments will be on hand to answer questions. Location: Atrium (main floor) of the Municipal Building, 800 Macleod Trail SE.

Monday, November 17, 2008, 9:30 am

Public Hearing on the City of Calgary proposed 2009-2011 budget and business plans. Public speakers will be heard after an opening presentation. Any person wishing to address Council may do so on November 17, for a maximum of five minutes. Location: Council Chamber, 800 Macleod Trail SE. More >

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

STORYBOOK THEATRE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The StoryBook Theatre Society is currently seeking volunteer stage managers, assistant stage managers, board operators, backstage crew, ushers, and cookie sellers. Contact Karmen J. Rodomar for more information.  More >

STORYBOOK THEATRE SOCIETY SEEKS LOAD-IN CREW (Calgary)

Join us for a load-in, on November 16, 2008, at the Community Arts Centre, at the Pumphouse Theatre. Complimentary show tickets and lunch will be provided and in addition to reference or volunteer tracking if required.  More >

MORHPEUS THEATRE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

Morpheus Theatre is seeking volunteers for their production of Robin Hood and His Merry Men.  They are looking for a box office manager, box office assistants, ushers, and concession workers for each performance.  Click here for more information including performance times and dates.

WORKSHOP THEATRE SEEKS ASSISTANT PRODUCER

Workshop Theatre requires an assistant producer for the upcoming production of The Dresser, playing November 21 - 29, 2008. More >

 

PLAYHOUSE NORTH SEEKS SET PIECES

Some set pieces and props are still required for The Playhouse North's 
production, As It Is In Heaven. The play takes place in the 1840's and they are looking for a
 Shaker rocking chair, Shaker picnic baskets, a plain brown/beige rug, 
and a Shaker ironing board. These items are needed before November 21, 2008.  More >

 

WORLD STONE CAKE WALK 2008 FUNDRAISER

Join Honorary Chair Lynn Mandel and the Masters of Ceremonies, Carrie Doll and Sheri Sommerville, for an unforgettable evening of delicious desserts and entertainment.  Guests will enjoy unique cake creations inspired by Broadway and Silver Screen favorites. Along with dessert, guests will have an opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction prizes.  The evening’s entertainment includes Brian Webb as Celebrity Auctioneer, performances by the Thom Golub Trio, and rock guitarist Howard Fix.

All proceeds go to support the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts – a unique art centre for adults with developmental disabilities, and public art gallery. Tickets are available through TIX-On-The-Square (420-1757) & the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.

 

23RD ANNUAL HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Curator Michael Green announced the 2009 line up for One Yellow Rabbit’s (OYR) 23rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts. The festival is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and features a collection of the boldest and the brightest artists from the realms of theatre, dance, comedy, and music. The festival runs January 5 to 31, 2009 at various venues throughout Calgary.  More >

 

CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

A journal Entry by Alice Nelson – Calgary Herald

The goal of Clowns Without Borders (South Africa) is to bring joy and laughter to children whose lives have been affected by HIV/AIDS. In 2006, it was estimated that some twelve million children had lost at least one parent to AIDS.  There are over one million AIDS orphans in South Africa.  They live in extreme poverty and many experience abuse and neglect. These are facts that disappear when I see hundreds of faces smiling and hear laughter that pierces my ears.  More >

To follow along with Alice’s CWB journal entries, check out the Calgary Herald’s Neighbours section, which comes out on Thursdays.

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