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What's New at TA


It's that time of year again - time to get your Artstrek applications in! Artstrek 2009 is filling up at an alarming rate and we expect to be full by the end of this week. Get your applications in now!

 

2009 SUMMER CAMPS LISTED ONLINE!

Summer is approching quickly and parents are looking for suitable camps for their children. Theatre Alberta has a substantial number of camps featured on our Workshops Posting page.

 

A huge round of applause to all of our new and existing members who volunteered for the Theatre Alberta casino on April 21 & 22 at the Baccarat Casino in Edmonton.  Your commitment to Theatre Alberta is greatly appreciated as the casino ensures Theatre Alberta receives important funding. Thank you to: Gord Adams, Ken Agrell-Smith, Tracy Carroll, Hal Cook, Patricia Darbasie, Amy DeFelice, Collin Doyle, Keri Ekberg, Vivian Giese, Alex Hawkins, John Hudson, Marlene Kottke, Mary Jane Kreisel, Phil Kreisel, Richard Lee, Trevor McDonald, Barb Mah, Tim Mallandaine, Andrea Martinuk, Nicholas Mather, Mandelle Mudry,
Jolana Nanista, Jeff Page, Dana Rayment, Clyde Rigsby, Isabelle Rousseau, Kimberly Ruecker, Laura Rushfeldt, Margaret Shone, Diane Sinclair, Leigh Spicer, Mark Stubbings, Jan Taylor, Frank Tichy, Daniel van Heyst, Bobbi Westman, David Wolkowski.

Pathfinders to Resources in our Library

Finding great resources for whatever your purpose can be an overwhelming experience. To assist you in making the task a little less daunting, we have created some pathfinders specifically targeting resources in Theatre Alberta's library collection. Our pathfinders are "how-to guides" intended to help you find resources on a particular subject. The pathfinders include helpful search tips and may also include specific titles and links to selected web sites.

So far, the following pathfinders are available: Accents & Dialects, Bullying, Disabilities, Drama Teacher’s Resource Guide, Theatre Facility Planning and Design, and One-Act Plays. We hope to add more in the future. To get to the Pathfinders, place your cursor over the Library button on our website and click Pathfinders in the drop down menu.


Theatre Alberta's Library and Office will be closed May 16 - 18, 2009 for Victoria Day. There will be no drop offs available.

Theatre Alberta's summer library hours will come into effect June 1. May 30 will be the final Saturday Theatre Alberta's library is open. Weekend library hours will resume on September 5, 2009.

 

DRAMATIC IMPACT, EPISODE 17: STEREO RECORDING OF THE INVISIBLE PROJECT

Episode 16 of Dramatic Impact was an audio documentary about the play The Invisible Project; and as promised, this new episode consists of an edited stereo recording of the play. If you want more background on the play, you can listen to Episode 16. The play was recorded in January 2009 when it was performed at The Calgary Drop-In Centre, a homeless shelter that houses up to 1,250 men and women per night and serves up to 3,500 meals per day.

You can listen to the play and see photographs by the mask maker for the show (Douglas R. Witt) at www.acting-and-theatre.com.

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Theatre News

 

CANADIAN GOVERMENT SUPPORTS EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FRINGE

Member of Parliament for Edmonton–Leduc James Rajotte announced the Government of Canada’s investment of over $400, 000 to support the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival.

The Marquee Tourism Events Program (MTEP) is a Government of Canada initiative under Canada’s Economic Action Plan designed to provide $100 million in funding over two years for marquee tourism events in support of the visitor economy. The program will help events to attract a large number of international visitors and maintain and enhance their appeal. It will also help nationally established events to gain an international presence. For more information, visit the Industry Canada website. More >

 

CANADA'S CULTURAL EXPORTS: GROWING SUCCESS WORTH INVESTING IN

According to the latest data available, Canada has gone from a small cultural trade deficit in 1997 to a modest surplus ten years later. Statistics Canada has recently released data on Canadian cultural imports and exports for the period of 1997 – 2006. The data illustrates that the promotion of Canadian cultural goods and services internationally is facilitates an important source of revenue for arts and cultural enterprises. Perhaps the data will help convince the federal government to design a new strategy to promote the development of audiences and markets abroad for Canadian cultural goods and services. More >

 

ALBERTAN NOMINEES FOR GWEN PHARIS RINGWOOD AWARD FOR DRAMA!

The nominees for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama have been announced. They are: Collin Doyle (Edmonton) for The Mighty Carlins, Conni Massing (Edmonton) for The Myth of Summe, and Sharon Pollock (Calgary) for Kabloona Talk. A hearty "Congratulations" to all the nominees! More >

 

IN MEMORIAM: AUGUSTO BOAL (1931 - 2009)

With much sadness, Theater of the Oppressed Laboratory passed on the news of the death of Augusto Boal, who passed away May 1, of complications arising from a long-term health condition. Augusto will be greatly missed by the global theatre community. A memorial tribute will be held at a future date to be announced. More >

 

CELEBRATED WRITERS JOIN THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA'S STAFF

Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Nobel Laureate, Derek Walcott will join the University of Alberta's Drama Department, along with Marty Chan, playwright, television screenwriter, young adult author, and humorist, and Conni Massing, award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and radio dramatist. The three instructors will be teach Drama 407/507 and Drama 361 in the 2009/2010 academic year. For more information or to register, contact Connie Golden at the University of Alberta.

 

PAL EDMONTON SURVERY FOR EDMONTON ARTS COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Imagine living in a creative community comprised of artists of all ages and disciplines. Imagine a community that would be affordable and environmentally sustainable. Imagine a facility that would include performance, exhibition, and studio space. This is the vision of The Professional Arts Lodge (PAL) Edmonton. PAL is a non-profit society dedicated to providing quality affordable housing for workers in Edmonton's professional arts. The important first step towards this vision is to create a realistic profile of the arts community and for this we need your participation! Click here to answer a few questions that will help define what this facility should be to best serve the needs of the Edmonton Arts Community.

Deadline: May 10, 2009

 

PANDEMIC INFLUENZA EXPOSURE CONTROL PLAN RELEASED BY SHAPE

The purpose of a Pandemic Influenza Exposure Control Plan (ECP) is to prevent harmful
exposure of (arts) workers to a pandemic influenza virus in the workplace. Safety and Health in Arts Production and Entertainment (SHAPE) will take action to reduce the risk of infection without waiting for formal scientific identification or confirmation. More >

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Shows Opening

May 6 - June 2

Full Playbill

Nevermore

 

Buddy

 

Evil Dead

 

Midsummer Night's Dream

CALGARY

Petro-Canada Stage One
May 4 – 16, Lunchbox Theatre, More >

A Mid Summer Night's Dream
May 7 – 30, The Shakespeare Company, More >

Murder at Rillington Place
May 8 – 16, Workshop Theatre,ph: 403-263-0079

Calgary International Children's Festival
May 19 – 23, More >

The Piper
May 21 - June 6, Downstage with Hit & Myth Productions, More >

Grease
May 22 - June 6, Front Row Centre Players, More >

Evil Dead: The Musical
May 26 - June 14, Ground Zero Theatre / Hit & Myth Productions, More >

May Day
May 27, TALES Calgary, More >

Matadora
May 27 - June 6, Trepan Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatre, More >

EDMONTON

Love
May 1 – 10, Northern Light Theatre, More >

Nevermore
May 1 – 16, Catalyst Theatre, More >

Buddy
May 5 – 24, Theatre Network, More >

Art on Art
May 7 - 9, 14 – 16, Indie5, Catch the Keys Productions presented by the System Theatre, More >

Assassins
May 14 – 23, Studio Theatre, University Of Alberta, More >

Théâtre des abonnés (communautaire)
May 21 – 24, L'UniThéâtre, More >

Footlight Festival
May 27 - June 6, Walterdale Theatre Associates, More >

Glorious
May 28 - June 14, Shadow Theatre, More>

 

ALBERTA

A Short Story
May 1 – 2, Stageworks Academy Of The Performing Arts, More >

Rock'n Out With The Ed Sullivan Show
May 1 – 3, Stageworks Academy Of The Performing Arts, More >         

Cactus Flower
May 7 – 23, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, More >

Edges: A Song Cycle
May 21 – 30, Ignition Theatre, More >

Oink!
May 26 – 30, St. Albert Children's Theatre @ the International Children's Festival, More >

Man of La Mancha
May 29 - Aug 30, Rosebud Theatre, More >

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

General Manager, Ghost River Theatre

Costume & Set Builders, Evergreen Theatre

Instructors and Group Leaders, Mount Royal College

President & C.E.O, EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts

Production Team Members, StoryBook Theatre

Summer Program Coordinator, M:ST Performative Art Festival

Technical Director, Theatre Junction

Technical Theatre Coordinator, EPCOR Centre

{ EDMONTON }

Technical Director, Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Costumer, Edmonton Musical Theatre

Show Designer, Fringe show

{ALBERTA}

Drama Instructor, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

Unsolicited Mail, Fringe Show

General Auditions, Theatre North West

{ EDMONTON }

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Festival Place

General Auditions, Concrete Theatre

General Auditions, Theatre North West

{ CANADA }

Frozen, Shameless Hussy Productions
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

 

AFA WEB SURVEY

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) is conducting a survey of our web users to improve the information and services available through our website. We would be very appreciative if you would take the time to complete our short survey. If you’re interested in participating, visit www.affta.ab.ca and click on the survey link.

THE RAMON JOHN HNATYSHYN AWARD FOR VOLUNTARISM IN THE PERFORMING ARTS

The Governor General's Performing Arts Awards recognize lifetime artistic achievement in the fields of theatre, dance, classical music, popular music, film, and radio and television broadcasting as well as for voluntarism in the performing arts. Each recipient of the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award receives a $25,000 cash prize contributed by the Canada Council for the Arts and a commemorative medallion. The recipient of the Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Voluntarism in the Arts receives a specially commissioned sculpture by a Canadian artist and a commemorative medallion. To nominate a deserving Canadian performing artist and/or volunteer, visit www.ggpaa.ca for full details of the nomination process.

Deadline: June 15, 2009

 

DR. DASHA GOODY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

This award provides project-specific funding assistance to a vocal performing arts student for the purpose of advancing their Musical Theatre Training. Should you wish to apply or require additional information regarding this program, contact Edmonton Musical Theatre, 780-452-8046. Information is also available at the Edmonton Musical Theatre website, www.edmontonmusicaltheatre.ca.

Deadline: May 19, 2009

 

COLD READ CALGARY SEEKS WRITERS AND ACTORS!

Are you a playwright or screenwriter with a script in the works? Would you like an opportunity to hear actors give voice to your characters? If so, then Cold Read Calgary is looking for you! Cold Read will feature staged cold readings of excerpts from Calgary writers’ works-in-progress. The readings will be performed Calgary actors who only received the excerpts only forty-five minutes earlier! For more info on our script selection process email [email protected]. If you are an actor and you wish to be involved in the readings, visit www.coldreadcalgary.com for more information (the website is currently still in the construction process).

 

INDIE5 SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR 2009-2010 SEASON

Indie5 aims to include different artists and companies each year; their objective is to present fast, edgy, unusual, risky, dangerous, and unique work to Edmonton audiences. Each year, they seek to create a community of artists who support each other through volunteerism, collective marketing, collective negotiation of venue rates, printing rates, etc. More >

Deadline: May 11, 2009

 

SAMUEL FRENCH CANADIAN PLAYWRIGHTS CONTEST

Samuel French originally established the Canadian Playwrights Contest to encourage awareness and growth of Canadian playwriting. The competition is open to all Canadian playwrights, regardless of geographic location. Writers are invited to submit their best full-length stage plays that are original and have never been published. The winning play will receive publication and representation from Samuel French. More >

Deadline: August 31, 2009

 

SHAW FESTIVAL DIRECTORS PROJECT 2010

Each year, the Shaw Festival hires two Intern Directors for a period of about six months. They look for promising professional directors near the beginning of their careers. Applicants should have a fair bit of professional experience, but not in a company as large as the Shaw Festival. The contracts run approximately from mid-March to late August, depending on the production schedule for the particular season. For further information, contact Tim Chapman, Professional Theatre Coordinator at Theatre Ontario. More >

Deadline: June 30, 2009

 

CONFERENCE/FESTIVAL ON ASIAN CANADIAN THEATRE SEEKS SUBMISSIONS

Ric KnowIes is organizing, with Nina Lee Aquino (Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company), the first ever conference/festival on Asian Canadian theatre to be hosted by fu-GEN in Toronto 4-9 May 2010, coinciding with the launch of Nina's two-volume anthology of Asian Canadian plays from Playwrights Canada Press. The conference papers will form the basis of the first volume in a new book series from the press, "New Essays on Canadian Theatre." Artists interested in contributing to this volume are invited to submit titles and brief abstracts. More >

Deadline: October 1, 2009

 

SIGNATURE EDITIONS' TYA PLAY ANTHOLOGY

Kit Brennan is compiling and editing a new TYA anthology for Signature Editions this year. The volume will feature complete plays of various lengths (anywhere from 10 minutes to full-length) by Canadian playwrights. Kit is seeking play submissions that have had a professional or fringe production (and possibly a tour) but have not been previously published in their entirety. Established writers will be represented, as well as voices that are not yet well known. More >

Deadline: June 1, 2009

 

2009 ROZSA AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the 2009 Rozsa Award for Excellence in Arts Management are now being accepted for administrators that you feel have excelled in the business administration of their not-for-profit arts company. Unique in Canada, the prestigious Award recognizes, celebrates, and promotes outstanding business practices in the arts sector. In addition to the Award for Excellence, nominees will also be eligible for Awards for Innovation and Human Resources. Visit www.rozsafoundation.org to obtain a nomination form. More >

Deadline: May 15, 2009

WORKSHOPS

 

THEATRE ALBERTA PRESENTS DRAMAWORKS

Edmonton
This year Dramaworks features an Intensive with Teatr ZAR! Professional performers intrigued by Polish theatre, philosophies of ensemble work, and polyphonic music will love this rare and powerful workshop. Teatr ZAR - supported through the promotional program at the Grotowki Institute in Wroclaw, Poland - combines physical training and performance with the power of song. The voice work is interwoven with physical work that centralizes energy in the body, awakens the centre and grounds the energy of the performer. This workshop will be taught at a professional level for those with experience and education in theatre. More >

 

MASK, MOVEMENT, AND TEXT

Edmonton

This workshop will combine neutral mask, improvisational movement, and scene work in order to develop increased stage presence and find an open, generous, and embodied place from which to speak. Neutral mask will be used to help you to find your authentic and intuitive self, where only the present matters. You will then take those discoveries into a physical exploration of character and relationship, working from a place of presence, self-acceptance, and untroubled courage. More >

 

MORPHEUS THEATRE WORKSHOP: PROPS & SET DECORATION WITH MIKE PATTON

Calgary

Discover the ingenuity and creative thinking needed to find and create the props you need! This workshop will focus on the creative problem solving that is inherent in property and set decoration development. Through the use of scenarios, discussion of building/design techniques and much more, participants will explore how to bring a realized production to theatre sets. Participants will explore the benefits of purchasing, creating, and borrowing items in order for your stage to come alive with meaningful, accurate, and functional properties. More >

 

ONLINE WORKSHOPS WITH VERN THIESSEN

Study online with award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. Classes start NOW! Do you have a story to tell? Do you have an idea that you want to turn into a play? Need feedback on a script or grant application? Learn the basics. Master the art. Click here for more information.

 

SCREENWRITING: WRITING IS REWRITING

Calgary
Take your screenwriting to the next level. This workshop will build off your basic knowledge of screenwriting and focus on the craft of scene building and story development. Participants will produce new material during the workshops through creative exercises and scene writing, and be expected to write and rewrite between workshop days. Enrollment is limited to 8 Participants. For more information, visit www.csif.org.

 

THEATRE OF POSSIBILITY: REWRITING TRADITIONAL SCRIPT ABOUT WOMANHOOD

Edmonton  
This workshop will offer a lively, embodied, and informative introduction to theatrical writing. How do stories, metaphors, and words, shape the way we think? How can we re-think, re-new and re-form our lives through re-visioned stories and images? The worksop will examine myths, legends, and fairytales to see how women have been valourized or demonized in cultural lore and what these tales say about gender roles, relationships, power, authority, and knowledge. The class will also examine the dramatic potential of these stories in terms of themes, tensions, conflicts, actions, character development, images, settings, irony, humour, and more. To register contact [email protected]  More >

 

INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL THEATRE LABORATORY WITH SERGEI OSTRENKO (RUSSIA)

Bovec, Slovenia
The Lab is open to professional performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theater performance. The process includes intensive practical training and discussions. The Lab will take place in the heart of the Alps at the mountain resort Bovec. Hotel accommodation (11 nights) and meals (buffet breakfasts and lunches) are provided for participants. More >

 

THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED FOR ARTISTS, ACTIVISTS & COMMUNITY WORKSERS

Calgary
Applied Arts is Stage Left Productions' annual week-long immersion in Theatre of the Oppressed practices. The week focuses on learning how to use the arts as an effective community engagement and social justice tool. 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. Applied Arts is uniquely designed for all levels of experience. For more information or to register, visit www.stage-left.org/training.htm or contact Michele at Stage Left.

Deadline: July 31, 2009

 

2009 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MAKING THEATRE

The 5th International Festival of Making Theater, will be held in Athens, Greece, July 5 – 12, 2009. During a whole week of creative interaction, theater makers from different parts of the world will have the chance to share and get acquainted with new working methods and ideas, regarding the three sectors of Acting, Movement and Voice. More >

 

THE FESTIVAL OF EDMONTON SENIOR'S THEATRE HOLDS WORKSHOPS FOR SENIORS

Edmonton

The following workshops will be offered as part of the Festival of Edmonton Senior's Theatre: Clown for Seniors, Stand-up Comedy for Seniors, Musical Theatre for Seniors, and Shakespeare for Seniors. Instructors include: internationally known teacher and performer of clown Jan Henderson, international director and comedy specialist Paul "Sparky" Johnson, director and teacher of drama and musical theatre Alyson Connolly, and award-winning teacher David Barnet. Visit www.creativeagefestival.ca for more information. To register contact Tix on the Square at (780) 420-1757.

 

FESTIVAL AND EVENT MANAGEMENT MASTERCLASS WITH PAUL GADGIN

Calgary

The Festival and Event Management Masterclass is an intensive 2 day programme designed to inform and inspire anyone involved in the business of creating, managing and developing festivals and events. It includes sessions on Marketing, Press, Programming, evaluation, Sponsorship and Fundraising. This is an opportunity to learn from Paul Gadgin was the Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 8 years and is currently the Visiting Professor of Festivals and Events at Leeds Metropolitan University. This course provides a unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading festival and event management professionals. For additional information, click here or contact Paul Gudgin.

 

THE BANFF CENTRE PRESENTS: VIEWPOINTS WORKSHOP

Banff

Created by Mary Overlie, and subsequently developed by Anne Bogart and the artists of the SITI Company, the Viewpoints technique has become a dominant form of actor training in the United States. It addresses essential performance concepts: becoming present, active listening, spontaneity, trust, kinesthetic response, shared energy, and spatial relationships. This workshop leads participants through the nine Viewpoints of time and space, as articulated by Bogart, and will explore the Viewpoints through grid-work, the flow, and lane-work, culminating in Open Viewpoints. More >

Deadline: June 1, 2009

 

BREAK THE WALL PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS ADULT COMEDY WORKSHOPS

Edmonton

Tara Brodin and Sherri D. Sutton are offering classes in Modern Clown and Stand-Up Comedy. Clown work will focus on: honouring the now, obeying impulses, creating and unleashing inhibitions, and physical comedy, while wearing the smallest mask in the world. Clown training is essential for actors, improvisers, and all those looking to unleash their spirit of play. Stand-Up Comedy participants will engage in numerous exercises designed to create and structure a comedy set. Whether you are a stand-up comic, improviser or writer you will find this intensive invaluable to your work. More >

 

PLAYHOUSE NORTH SCHOOL OF THEATRE PRESENTS A SIX WEEK SUMMER INTENSIVE

Calgary

This summer intensive will feature work in the Meisner Technique, taught by Canada’s only practicing Certified Meisner Instructor, Cindy Vanden Enden. Participants will also work in the areas of Singing, Voice and Speech, Alexander Technique, Movement, Dance and Creativity Tutorials. 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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

 

CLEAN SHOP AT THE WALTERDALE!

Saturday May 9, 2009, Walterdale Theatre Associates will be having a "shop clean". This is very urgently needed and in the spirit of 'many hands make light work' the Walterdale is hoping to gather a large number of volunteers. Whether or not you have shop/technical experience, if you are concerned about the shape and state of Walterdale's shop, please come out and lend your expertise to the clean-up process! More >

 

MORPHEUS THEATRE NEEDS BOOK SALE VOLUNTEERS!

Morpheus Theatre is holding a Book Sale Fundraiser on May 29, May 30, and May 31; they need about 20 volunteers to make it happen! If you are able to help with one or more shifts, contact Ginette at (403) 246-2999 or email [email protected].

 

BETTY MITCHELL AWARDS CALL FOR NEW STEERING COMMITTEE

The Betty Mitchell Awards Steering Committee is seeking enthusiastic and energetic individuals to serve as members on the Committee. Each Committee Member will have one primary focus, while also sitting on the Steering Committee in a general capacity. If you are an active member of Calgary’s vibrant theatre community and you have skills in the areas of sponsorship, décor, volunteer coordination, slide show presentations/programs, after-party and awards coordination, you might be just who we are looking for! For more information or to get involved, contact Marcie Januska, Chair of the Betty Mitchell Steering Committee.

 
VOLUNTEER WITH THE FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL!

Engage with your community, take in some live outdoor theatre, and make a difference all at once! The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is seeking volunteers to help run our Front-of-House during this season’s productions of Titus Andronicus and Comedy of Errors, opening on June 30, 2009 and closing on July 26, 2009. For more information or to get involved, visit www.freewillshakespeare.com or contact Volunteer Coordinator Cassandra.

 

WANTED!

 
FIREFLY THEATRE AND CIRCUS NEEDS OFFICE SPACE

Firefly Theatre and Circus is looking for an office, with room for meetings and storage. We need a minimum of 500 sq. feet and access to a washroom facility. Ideally this space would be located on the South Side or Downtown/Central area. They require a minimum 12-month lease. Firefly Theatre is Alberta’s only Aerial Theatre Performance Company, creating and performing original, gravity-defying productions both indoors and out. They run an Aerial Arts Program, teaching community members how to fly. For more information on Firefly Theatre, visit www.fireflytheatre.com.

 

EVERGREEN COMMUNITY STUDIOS HAS REHEARSAL SPACE AVAILABLE!

Evergreen Community Studios, located in Calgary's Currie Barracks Community Arts Building, has rehearsal space available as of June 1, 2009. The cost is $850 - $900 per month. Shorter terms are available. For more information, visit www.evergreentheatre.com or e-mail Juliet Burgess.

 

CITT & ICTS PRESENT 19TH 19TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW

The Citadel Theatre is proud to host Rendez-vous 2009, which promises to be once again an exciting event with over 30 workshops, panel discussions, roundtables and sessions, a trade show featuring the latest products and services for the live performing and entertainment industry, numerous social events to mingle with the crowd, and the greatest net-working opportunities you'll ever find in Canada! Register before June 30 and save $50 on the full conference registration!To download the registration form, click here. For the complete schedule and accommodation information click here.

 

WRITERS GUILD OF ALBERTA 2009 LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLIST

The Writers Guild of Alberta is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2009 Alberta Literary Awards, recognizing and celebrating the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. Finalists represent extraordinary literary work written by Alberta authors and published in 2008. Winners will be announced and awards presented at the a Literary Awards Gala on Saturday May 23, 2009 at the Hotel Arts in Calgary (119 – 12 Avenue SW) as part of The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta Limitless Sky Conference. For a list of the finalists or more information about the gala, click here.

 

TOAST NEVERMORE'S EASTERN TOUR WITH A PRIVATE PERFORMANCE!

May 21, 2009, 7:00 pm, Edmonton

Featuring an exclusive pre-show reception hosted by Jonathan Christenson and Bretta Gerecke, (Secrets told. Mysteries revealed!) Cocktails and Canapes, and a Private performance of the breathtaking new NEVERMORE: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Meet and mingle with the artists at the post-performance party. Tickets are $100 ($50 donation receipt will be issued). For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Brenda McNicol at the Catalyst. More >

 

FUSE 2009: ENBRIDGE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Theatre Calgary’s Rehearsal Hall, 220 – 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary

Theatre Calgary is proud to partner with Enbridge to present FUSE 09 - The Enbridge New Play Development Program. FUSE is dedicated to the development of new plays that have the potential to be produced on the Theatre Calgary stage, with the goal to launch these works nationally and internationally. We invite you to play a key role in the development process as each script workshop will feature a free public presentation. Your feedback can have a dramatic effect on the creative direction of these new works. Click here for a list of dates and play readings.

 

GRANT MACEWAN ARTS & CULTURAL MANAGEMENT INFO SESSION

Calgary & Edmonton

Grant MacEwan is hosting two information sessions to educate curious individuals about their Arts and Cultural Management Program. MacEwan's certificate program can be completed online or in the classroom. MacEwan's program is specifically focused on managing in the arts; it includes courses in marketing, fundraising and grants, financial management, advocacy and lobbying, publicity and media relations, human resource management, facility management, museum and gallery management, and computer applications for the arts. To read about the Calgary information session, click here. To read about the Edmonton information session, click here.

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