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AUGUST 2009

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"A dramatist is one who believes that the pure event, an action involving human beings, is more arresting than any comment that can be made upon it." — Thornton Wilder

What's New at TA

 

INAUGURAL ISSUE OF ALL STAGES USHERS IN ALBERTA’S 2009/2010 THEATRE SEASON!

This is it. The time has come. Albertan theatre enthusiasts and Theatre Alberta members will finally have the pleasure of engaging in a dialogue like no other, with the launch of our province’s very own theatre magazine: All Stages. Theatre Alberta’s inaugural publication features important issues, inspiring stories, a technical column, and excerpts of new unpublished plays by Albertan playwrights and artists. All Stages - coming soon to a mailbox near you!

 

PLAYWORKS INK 2009: Process of Illumination

Featuring Colleen Murphy
Spark your own creative process of illumination. Join us in Calgary, October 22 – 25 for a weekend of workshops, play readings, discussions, and socials.  Keep your eyes peeled for your very own PlayWorks Ink brochure arriving in your (e-)mailbox soon! Registration opens August 16, 2009.

 

POST YOUR POSTERS!

Theatre Alberta invites you to send us your 2009/2010 production and festival posters throughout the coming theatre season.  The posters will be displayed in our office and library, visible to the hundreds of people who visit Theatre Alberta each year - a perfect opportunity to promote your shows and to continue to build awareness about the wonderful work being created by companies across the province!

If you’re located or are going to be in the Edmonton area, drop off your posters at our office; otherwise, mail them to:

Theatre Alberta – Attn: Julie Sinclair
3rd Floor Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton AB  T5M 3K6

If you have any questions, please contact Julie [email protected] or call our office at 780-422-8162/1-888-422-8160.

 

NEW ACQUISITIONS IN THE LIBRARY!

The librarians are actively collecting and cataloguing 2009's new additions to the library - including plays by Margaret Atwood, Larry Tremblay, Catherine Banks, Dennis Foon, Daniel McIvor, Tim Carlson, Beth Graham and Daniela Vlaskalic, and Margo Kane.

Check out the new collections of monologues and plays like Humana Festival 2008, and Hot Thespian Action! - a collection of plays published for the 50th anniversary of the Walterdale Playhouse. Look for more new titles as the summer progresses.

 

LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS

Just a reminder that Theatre Alberta's library will be closed Saturdays beginning June 6, 2009 through to September 5, 2009. The library will reopen on Saturday September 12, 2009.

 

DRAMATIC IMPACT: Secrets of the Actor, Part 3

This month, Dramatic Impact has a guest article and podcast on Douglas Eby's website about the psychology of performance and creativity, The Inner Actor.

Attention Dramatic Impact Subscribers: Due to technical difficulties, some subscribers didn’t receive the latest video episode, Episode 18: Technical Theatre at Grant MacEwan College, Part 2. The source of the problem has been identified and it should be resolved, but if you ever need to resubscribe, the feed address is http://feeds.acting-and-theatre.com/dramaticimpact. In iTunes, choose 'Subscribe to Podcast' from the Advanced menu, and copy and paste that address into the window that pops up.

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Theatre News

 

THE LARRY YACHIMEC FUND

As you may have heard, our friend and colleague Larry Yachimec is very ill. A fund has been created to help Larry and his family through this difficult time. Donations can be made by cheque or by phone (with a credit card). Contact Theatre Alberta for more information or to make a donation. Your support is greatly appreciated. More >

 

THE ART OF MANAGING YOUR CAREER 2009 - Revised and Refreshed!

The Cultural Human Resource Council has released The Art of Managing Your Career 2009 - an updated version of the ever popular manual to help self-employed artists with essential business skills as they launch their own careers. Retaining its core essential information, this 2009 version has revised references to important sources such as the Canada Revenue Agency, and refreshed website references and testimonials. The discipline enhancements which were recently added are still of course current and available. A revised Teacher's Guide will soon be online as well. More >

 

SHAW FESTIVAL MOURNS LOSS OF NEIL MUNRO

Long-time Shaw Festival Resident Director, Neil Munro died July 13, 2009 at the age of 62 at London Ontario’s University Hospital after a lengthy illness. Shaw's Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell commented: “Neil Munro created an indelible mark on the Shaw Festival... We already miss him terribly but our vivid memories of his talent and his passion will live on here at The Shaw, and I know, in the hearts of the many, many Canadians artists whose lives he touched.” More >

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Shows Opening

August 1 - September 3

Full Playbill

Fringe

 

 

CALGARY

Married Alive!
July 2 - Sept 6, Stage West Dinner Theatre, More >

Calgary Fringe Festival
July 31 - Aug 9, Calgary Fringe Festival, More >

Pericles - Prince of Tyre
Aug 5 - 15, The Shatspearean Players @ The Pumphouse Theatre, More >

 

EDMONTON

Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival
Aug 13 - 23, Fringe Theatre Adventures, More >

 

ALBERTA

interPLAY Festival
Aug 7 - 9, Fort McMurray InterPLAY Society, Fort McMurray, More >

Two New Albertan One-acts
July 1 - Aug 29, The Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod, More >

Confessions of a Paperboy
July 3 - Aug 29, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud, More >

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Audience Services Manager, Theatre Junction GRAND

Box Office/Program Administrator, Pumphouse Theatre

Director, Fund Development/Communications, Pumphouse Theatre

Production Manager, The Old Trout Puppet Workshop

Technical Director, Pumphouse Theatre

 

{ EDMONTON }

Assistant Production Manager, Citadel Theatre

Managing Producer, Theatre Prospero

Sound/Light Technician, Jubilations Dinner Theatre

 
{ ALBERTA }

There are no postings at this time. Visit Theatre Alberta for updates.

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

Cinderella, Morpheus Theatre

Hello Dolly!, Front Row Centre Players

Knight Fever, Vision Theatre Players

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Storybook Theatre

The Tragedy Of Coriolanus, The Shatspearean Players

 

{ EDMONTON }

Lend me a Tenor, Walterdale Theatre

 

{ ALBERTA }

Proof, Keyano Theatre Company, Fort McMurray

 

{ CANADA }

Always... Patsy Cline, Viva Musica, Kelowna, BC

Lig & Bittle/The Shape of a Girl, Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon, SK

 

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

STAGE DIRECTIONS HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE HONORS PROGRAM

Stage Directions magazine is performing an encore of its successful High School Theatre Honors program. The program honors outstanding theatre programs across the United States and Canada. Theatre administrators, students and fans are encouraged to nominate spectacular high school theatre programs on the online form on our website. More >

Deadline: September 1, 2009

 
2009 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE CITATION OR PERFORMANCE AWARD

Edmonton

Do you know someone who has gained national or international recognition in the fields of art or sport over the past year? Do you know someone who has given more than 5 years of distinguished service as a volunteer and has been an inspiring leader in sport, arts and culture or community service within the city of Edmonton? Help us to recognize our fellow Edmontonians by nominating them for a Salute to Excellence Performance or Citation Award! More >

Deadline: September 28, 2009

WORKSHOPS

SAFE STAGES WITH JANET SELLERY

August 11 & 12, Edmonton

The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) Conference, Rendezvous 2009, will take place in Edmonton at the Citadel Theatre, August 13 - 16, 2009. As part of the pre-conference events, Theatre Alberta is proud to cosponsor this workshop, led by Janet Sellery. The workshop will cover, in detail, the content within Theatre Alberta's Safe Stages: Best Practices binder that was launched in September 2007. More >

 

FREE GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

August 8, Calgary

Join Barbara Mah (Alberta Foundation for the Arts), Stephen Williams (Canada Council for the Arts) and Mark Hopkins (Swallow-a-Bicycle) for an illuminating workshop on the art of grant-writing.  For more information or to register, e-mail [email protected].

 

THEATRE ARTS WORKSHOPS AT THE BANFF CENTRE

Various Dates, Banff

The Banff Centre offers an exciting lineup of workshops, open to puppeteers, magicians, actors, dancers, interdisciplinary performers, directors, designers, educators, visual artists, writers, and anyone with a willing spirit. More >

 

PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA GOOGLE BOOK SETTLEMENT WORKSHOP

August 5 - Calgary

August 19 - Edmonton

The Playwrights Guild of Canada is hosting information workshops about the Google Book Settlement at the Calgary and Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festivals. Playwrights, novelists, poets, and writers of all kind are welcome. More >

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

NLT SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS

Edmonton

Northern Light Theatre is continually seeking new individuals to join our Board of Directors. This invaluable group of volunteers works together allowing creativity to flourish by facilitating an environment that ensures management strength and financial stability..and have fun while doing it! We are looking for people from all walks of life to join this passionate group. For further details, please email [email protected]

 

APN SEEKING ARCHIVAL INFO

Alberta Playwrights Network is trying to fill a few holes in it's archival records and needs your help. If you, or someone you know, has won the Alberta Playwriting Competition prior to 1998, please contact us by email and let us know the name of the playwright, the name of the play, the year and the category (ie: Full Length, Discovery, Grand Prize, One Act, etc.).

 
CAPACOA CONFERENCE 2009 - Culture in Control

November 6 - 9, Calgary

The 22nd annual Canadian Arts Presenting Association conference will take place in Calgary, November 6 – 9, 2009. Programming, speakers and showcase details are being finalized over the coming weeks. In an effort to ensure that the conference is accessible they have significantly decreased the cost of attending. More >

Early Bird Deadline: August 15, 2009

 

WORKSHOP THEATRE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS!

All Workshop Theatre members, former volunteers, patrons, media and anybody interested in working in community theatre in any capacity are invited to Workshop Theatre's 40th Anniversary Open House on Saturday, September 5th from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Workshop Theatre Rehearsal Space. More >

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Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

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