"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul." — George Bernard Shaw
What's New at TA
Listing your season on the 2009/2010 Playbill poster is free as a benefit of group membership with Theatre Alberta. You can quickly and easily submit your season info onlineas well as renew or apply for group membership. 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 Theatre Alberta for more information.
The deadline for submitting your season information is June 30, 2009.
THEATRE ALBERTA'S 2009 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Rice Theatre Lobby, Citadel Theatre
Please join us for our 2009 Annual General Meeting. All members are invited. The intent of the AGM is to receive the annual report, elect new board members and to conduct any other business. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with other members, the Board of Directors, and Theatre Alberta staff. A buffet lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
But don’t despair! There are still spots available in these exciting workshops – Great Illusions: Introduction to Scenic Art with Michelle Dias; Generous Playwriting: Writing for Your Fellow Artists with Kevin Kerr; “I Know Things Now”: Tools for the Music Theatre Performer with Janet Nichol and Discovering the Present: The Basics of Acting with Michele Brown. There are still a few spots left in other workshops as well.
Visit Theatre Alberta for more info and to expand your creative horizons this summer!
Glorious! By Peter Quilter
"Based on a true story, Glorious! invites us into the world of Florence Foster Jenkins (1868-1944), a gregarious soprano who in the early 1940s became the must-see artist in New York. Spinning from charity recitals before groups of devoted friends to extravagant balls, Florence's enthusiasm and joy more than made up for her imperfect pitch. Paying little attention to her critics, 'the first lady of the sliding scale' resolutely restricted her professional performances to an annual recital, yet her unconventional career culminated in a triumphant sell-out concert at Carnegie Hall, New York, shortly before her death."
Thank-you to all our members who responded to our request for titles to purchase. We have, once again, begun to rebuild our acquisitions list and hope to begin ordering soon.
There’s still time to forward any new requests. Simply go to our website and use the Suggest a Script link.
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
Our first video episode focuses on the Theatre Production program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, a two year training program in technical theatre. Students at MacEwan get hands on training in such aspects of theatre as lighting, set building, props, stage management, sound, and wardrobe. All of the interviews and footage were shot during production week for the last play in the 2008/2009 season for the Theatre Arts students, The Addlepated Nixie by Stewart Lemoine.
Episode 18, Parts 1 and 2 feature interviews with Theatre Production students.
Watch the episode at www.acting-and-theatre.com.
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