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"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." — Goethe

 

What's New at TA


The Playbill submission deadline was June 30. If the date flew right past you, please contact us as soon as possible and we'll try to get your season/company information on the poster. If your season planning is still a work in progress, submit your company contact information for the poster, and your season information can still be e-mailed to Julie throughout the 2009/2010 season for inclusion in the online version.

 

NEW ACQUISITIONS IN THE LIBRARY!

Thank you to everyone who suggested scripts and reference books for the library this year. Many items have been ordered and packages are arriving from the publishers daily.

We'll be processing and cataloguing over the summer and into the fall - you should start seeing the new items in the library catalogue beginning mid-July. To follow along as we're adding the items, go to the online catalogue and click the blue 'New Items' button on the top right. The list of new items displayed contains items added to the catalogue within the past 90 days.

Happy Reading,
Brenda & Solveig

Just a reminder that Theatre Alberta’s library will be closed on Saturdays beginning        June 6, 2009 until September 5, 2009.

 

DRAMATIC IMPACT: Technical Theatre at Grant MacEwan College

Parts 3 and 4 of the video episode about technical theatre at Grant MacEwan College are now posted on YouTube at www.youtube.com/user/elrodalta. They should be up on the podcast site later this month. Parts 3 and 4 feature an in-depth interview with the chair of the Theatre Production department, Geoff George.

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Theatre News

 

ALBERTA ARTS DAYS!

September 18-20, 2009

Get involved in this three day celebration of Alberta’s artists and culture! Alberta Arts Days will be celebrated in communities across the province the weekend of September 18-20. For tips on planning events  or for more information, visit AlbertaArtsDay.ca.

Once you've planned your event, please contact Theatre Alberta with the details so that we can promote it in the next issue of Theatre Buzz!

 

WINNERS OF 2009 ALBERTA PLAYWRITING COMPETITION ANNOUNCED!

The Alberta Playwrights’ Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the longest running provincial competition of its kind in Canada.

Calgary playwright Meg Braem won the Grand Prize Category for her full-length play, Blood: A Scientific Romance and Calgary Playwright Jeremy Park won the Discovery Prize Category for his play, Keeping Your Distance. More >

 

VERN THIESSEN WINS 2009 CAROL BOLT AWARD!

Congratulations to Vern Thiessen for winning the 2009 Canadian Authors Association Carol Bolt award. Vern was awarded the prize in Toronto on June 6 for his play Vimy. The CAA Carol Bolt Drama Award is awarded to the best English-language play for adults by an author who is a Canadian or landed immigrant. More >

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Shows Opening

July 1 - August 5

Full Playbill

 

 

 

CALGARY

Evil Dead: The Musical!
Run extended to July 12, Ground Zero and Hit & Myth, More >

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

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

 

EDMONTON

Freewill Shakespeare Festival: Titus Andronicus and Comedy of Errors
June 30 - July 26, Freewill Players, More >

Nick & Juanita – Livin’ In My Dreams
July 3 - 4, Fringe Theatre Adventures, More >

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
July 8 - 18, Walterdale Theatre Associates, More >

Mother of the Year
July 9 - 25, Teatro la Quindicina, More >

 

ALBERTA

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 >

Canadian Badlands Passion Play
July 10 - 12, 17 - 19, Canadian Badlands Passion Play Society, Drumheller, More >

Bohemian Rhapsody: Multidisiplinary Arts Festival
July 15 - 25, Ignition Theatre, Red Deer, More >

 

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Marketing Assistant, Theatre Junction GRAND

Marketing & Communications Associate (Publicist), Alberta Theatre Projects

Head of Wardrobe , Alberta Theatre Projects

 

{ EDMONTON }

Set/Props Designer, Whiskyjack Theatre

 
{ ALBERTA }

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

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

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

 

{ EDMONTON }

General Call, L'UniThéâtre

 

{ CANADA }

General Auditions, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver, BC

General Auditions, Playhouse Theatre Company, Vancouver, BC

 

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'S 2009-2010 ONE ACT COMPETITION

Edmonton’s foremost community theatre company is now accepting submissions for our annual one-act event, From Cradle to Stage. For over 10 years, The Walterdale Theatre has been producing original one act plays by local playwrights as a part of its mainstage season. Plays are selected by jury, and playwrights will receive dramaturgy to help them in the development of their play. More >

Deadline: September 15th, 2009

 

ROGUES THEATRE SEEKING SCRIPTS

Rogues Theatre is in the process of looking for two plays for our next season of production. We are interested in receiving submissions from playwrights who would like to have their work considered.

Rogues Theatre is located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary. We are moving into our 10th season of production. We produce smaller cast shows in a very intimate 60 seat theatre - The Pumphouse. If you are interested in submitting your work, please contact Rogues Theatre via email.

WORKSHOPS

SUMMER MUSICAL THEATRE CAMPS

Various Dates, Edmonton

Presented by Alberta College Conservatory of Music. Musical theatre camps for children and adults will be exploring vocal technique, acting and movement. There will be a presentation at the end of each workshop. More >

 

EDMONTON MUSICAL THEATRE - SUMMER CAMP 2009

Various Dates , Edmonton

Presented by Edmonton Musical Theatre. Here is your opportunity to spend a week singing, dancing, and acting. ALSO, three experienced musical theatre professionals will assist you in creating a show that you perform. Your family and friends will be dazzled! More >

 

VIEWPOINTS WORKSHOP

July 10 - 11, The Banff Centre
The Viewpoints technique has become a dominant form of actor training in North America. It addresses essential performance concepts: becoming present, active listening, spontaneity, trust, kinesthetic response, shared energy, and spatial relationships.

This workshop is physically intense but allows actors, directors, designers, musicians, and choreographers to create a common language and practical methodologies for staging new work and engendering flexible and spontaneous ensemble playing. More >

 

PERSONAL PUBLICITY WORKSHOP

Calgary - Saturday, July 11, 10am - 5pm

Edmonton - Sunday, July 12, 10am - 5pm

The Second City presents a revolutionary new seminar from the award-winning publicists of the 2009 SCTV reunion, 30 Rock’s Judah Friedlander and the Canadian Comedy Awards. Just in time for the Fringe, The Shehori Brothers are coming to town to teach everything you’ll need to know about promoting your shows, events – and most of all, your career – like a professional publicist. More >

 

APPLIED ARTS 2009: Theatre of the Oppressed Training for Artists, Activists, and Community Workers

August 10 - 14, Calgary

Stage Left Productions offers this annual, week-long immersion in Theatre of the Oppressed practices as a means of learning to use the arts as an effective community engagement and/or social justice tool. To this end, Applied Arts offers both theoretical exploration and practical immersion in Theatre of the Oppressed, with a particular focus on Image and Forum Theatre and in the context of community organizing and development. More >

Registration Deadline: July 31

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Edmonton

Walterdale Theatre's production of You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown runs from July 8 to July 18 and volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. More >

 

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH CONCRETE THEATRE

Concrete Theatre would like to invite professional actors (whose work we are already familiar with) to submit new updated resumes and photos for our files.  We know your wonderful work… now make sure we can find you! Please send resumes/photos to [email protected].

 
WORKSHOP THEATRE AGM

July 20, 2009, Calgary

Workshop Theatre is seeking volunteers to help in board member roles and othe aspects of running a theatre season. If you're interested in attending, please RSVP BY sending an emailand we will forward you the meeting minutes of the 2008 AGM to you.

 

VOLUNTEER POLICE INFORMATION CHECK PROGRAM

Volunteer Alberta is offering a pilot program that provides funding to cover the costs of obtaining police information checks for volunteers in eligible circumstances.

The program will reduce administrative costs in the sector, enabling organizations to direct these savings to funding their core missions and delivering front-line services.  More >

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