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
THEATRE ALBERTA PRESENTS DRAMAWORKS
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 >