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                                                    - Charles Dickens

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We would like to express our sincere thanks to the following groups/individuals that have donated used scripts to our library: Amy De Felice (and her mother), Churchmice Players, East of 60, Wendy Collins and Vic Juba Community Theatre, and the Westlock Drama Society.

Donating your scripts
Theatre Alberta is pleased to receive script donations, but please keep in mind that we can only accept published plays, in very good condition. If you have scripts that you think might be of use to us, please contact the librarians before you send them.

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Theatre News



Larry Yachimec
Our dearest friend, Larry Yachimec: Husband, Father, and gifted performer passed away peacefully at home in Barrie, Ontario on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Wife Jill and children Isabella and Joe were at his side. We mourn his passing. We celebrate his unique ability to amaze and astound us all!          - Daryl Shuttleworth, Larry's close friend

A memorial for Larry will be held on Monday August 16th, at 7 PM at the Citadel's Tucker Amphitheatre. http://sites.google.com/site/larryyachimecmemorial/a-celebration

Theatre Alberta is accepting donations to the Larry Yachimec Fund to help the family during this difficult time. Please visit http://sites.google.com/site/larryyachimecfund/ or call Theatre Alberta for information.

Rick Koski
On June 11, 2010, Roderick William “Rick” Koski of Whitecourt, AB passed away peacefully at the age of 58 years.

Rick was a longtime member of Theatre Alberta and a great supporter of the arts in his community and throughout the province through his association with the Alberta Drama Festival Association. Rick will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and colleagues in the theatre community.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Echo Society, Box 2096, Whitecourt, AB T7S 1P7 or Friends of Whitecourt Society (Hospital Auxiliary), 20 Sunset Boulevard, Whitecourt, AB T7S 1M8.




Quest Theatre needs your help to win $100,000! Quest is the only Theatre for Young Audience Company in the finals of the APX Give Back Project, competing for a $100,000 North American donation, and a $30,000 Canadian donation. One minute of your time is all it takes to vote. More >


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Shows Opening

August 4 - September 1

Full Playbill


Calgary Fringe Festival
July 30 - August 7, Calgary Fringe Festival More>

Comic Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
August 20, Pegasus Performances More>


Edmonton International Fringe Festival
August 12 - 22, Fringe Theatre Adventures More >



20th interPLAY Festival
August 6 - 8, Fort McMurray interPLAY Society More>

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings



Assistant Director, Liquid Meld Theatre

Assistant Stage Manager, Liquid Meld Theatre

Audience Services Manager, Vertigo Theatre

Beverage and Supply Coordinator, EPCOR CENTRE

Choreographer, Theatre Encounter

Client and Patron Services Team, EPCOR CENTRE

General Manager, Shatspearean Players

Orchestra Musicians, Storybook Theatre

Production Staff, Storybook Theatre

Ushers, Box Office, Merchandising Staff, Cirque Du Soleil


Chair - Theatre Arts Program, Centre for the Arts and Communication, Grant MacEwan University

Director of Membership Services and Communication, Associated Designers of Canada

Pianists for teaching, Piano Time Music

Road Manager, Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People

Piano Players, Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People

Sales Person, Karrie's Kostumes


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



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



Annie: The Broadway Musical, Storybook Theatre

The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy, Centre Stage Theatre Company

Clue: The Play, Attic Players

General Auditions, Mob Hit Productions

The Sound of Music, 3atreCompany



Cabaret, Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway

The Hairy Ape, Wild Oranges Theatre Company

Live Infomercials, Euroclean

Simple Simon, Eye Flower Productions


General Auditions, Against the Wall, Red Deer



General Auditions, Arts Club Theatre Company, Vancouver, BC

General Auditions, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, 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



Ongoing deadline

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Live at Lunch on Churchill Square

As part of ongoing initiatives to animate and enliven Churchill Square outside of the festival season, the City of Edmonton is coordinating a variety of performances and activities on site - live music, buskers, visual artists, workshops, vendors and more. Live at Lunch will take place from August 10 to October 11, 2010 and will run Monday through Friday, 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. More >

Ongoing deadline

CREATIVE WORKS COMPETITION 2010 - Aesthetica Magazine

Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, writers and poets to submit their work into the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2010. Now in its third year, the Creative Works Competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent in Artwork, Poetry and Fiction, as well as identifying new artists and writers and bringing them to international attention. More >

Deadline August 31, 2010

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS - From Cradle to Stage, Walterdale Theatre Associates


For over 10 years, Walterdale Playhouse has been producing original one act plays by local playwrights as a part of its main stage season. Plays are selected by jury, and selected playwrights will receive dramaturgy to help them in the development of their play. More >

Deadline September 15, 2010


The Ottawa Little Theatre is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions for its 70th National One Act Playwriting Competition. The competition is open to all professional and non-professional Canadian playwrights. More >

Deadline October 15, 2010 5:00 P.M.


CAMP SPOTLIGHT - OverActing Imaginations

August 20 to 22, 2010 - Edmonton

Youth ages 12-18 are invited to participate in workshops on articulation and projection, improvisation, stage combat, auditioning and Theatre of the Oppressed led by fantastic instructors like Ellen Chorley (Northern Light Theatre and Fringe Theatre Adventures), Jan Taylor (Kompany Family Theatre) and Paul 'Sparky' Johnson (Drama Professor at Augustana University College). The weekend also includes catching a fringe show and a tour of the Fringe. More >

A TASTE OF THE CIRCUS - Firefly Theatre

August 21, 2010 - Edmonton

2 hours of fun – no experience necessary!
 In Firefly Theatre's "try us out class" you will get a chance to experience trapeze, aerial silks, aerial hoop, climb a vertical rope, have a go at juggling, and jump on an Olympic-sized trampoline. 
One class, one afternoon - all this fun! More >



September 25, 2010 - Streamed live online across Canada
In the studios at the Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada, Rex Harrington will teach a ballet class to dancers from The National Ballet as well as registered participants. This class will be streamed live on the internet so that ballet students in studios across the country and those in their homes can participate alongside the professionals. More >


MoMo FALL DANCE CLASSES- MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre

Classes beginning September and October 2010 - Calgary

MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre is taking registrations for MoMo's New Fall Dance Classes. Available classes include MoMo's Youth Class, Community Classes, and Mixed Ability Classes.

 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


The props department for Ellipsis Tree Collective's production of Ruined is looking for the following props: short wave radio, plastic/metal round tubes, glass Fanta bottles, old lipstick tubes/lipstick tube covers, an old style cell phone, a loupe, old Cosmo magazines, a couple empty Jack Daniels and Jim Beam bottles with lids and labels still attached, an old wooden broom, a machete, pool cues/pool balls/triangle, and an iron pot. More >



Free vintage upholstered arm chair available. Would be great for photoshoots, prop or as an addition to your living room. More >




August 10 to October 11, Monday to Friday, 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. - Edmonton

As part of ongoing initiatives to animate and enliven Churchill Square outside of the festival season, the City of Edmonton is coordinating a variety of performances and activities on site - live music, buskers, visual artists, workshops, vendors and more.      More >


August 20 & 21, September 3 & 4, October 8 & 9 - Edmonton

FAVA is excited to be teaming up with the City of Edmonton's Movies on the Square this summer. One short film by a FAVA filmmaker will have the opportunity to be screened before the feature that weekend on a 3-storey high inflatable screen. Admission is free and there is pre-movie entertainment and concession services. More >

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New & Renewing Members

July 1 to 31, 2010



Nanu Acharya, Emily Anctil, Riley Andrews, Dustin Appleby, Danica Armstrong, Robert Armstrong, Frederick Aziz, Kelsey Baile, Sophia Bain, Emily Bamlett, Narisa Bandali, Felix Beauchamp, Lorelei Benedetti, Rebecca Berretti, McKenzie Bohn, Justin Bouchard, Daniel Bowen, Evan Boyko, Corbin Brocks, Natasha Brocks, Mikayla Brooks, Mackenzie Brown, Megan Butlin, Shaye Callin, Emma Carlson, Jessica Carmichael, Emma Carter, Haley Caspar, Megan Chabot, Jenna Chamberlain, Madeline Clark, Liam Connelly, Michael Connolly, Alandra Corrigan, Kyle Corry, Chase Cownden, Zoe Crandall, Crystina Crist, Hailey Curtis, Rebecca Curtis, Molly Danko, Brittanie Darr-Desrosiers, Asha Deboran-Hotrum, Britney Dehler, Emily Dell, Amanda Desjardins, Ana Paloma Dominguez, Daniele Driusso, Nicole Dundys, McKinna Elliott, Kennedy Enns, Alysse Ernewein, Amy Evans, Dylan Evans, Sean Fetaz, Sarah Feuh, Nicholas Fexa, Paige Foley, Kimberly Fong, Celina Gado, Cassandra George, Patrick Gibeau, Matthew Godfray, Kaylin Good, Elaine Graham, Neil Grahn, Emily Grasdal, Morgan Grau, Jaquelin Gregoire, William Grove, Beyata Hackborn, Morgan Hahn, Andrew Harrison, McKayla Headrick, Kayla Heron, Christine Hillman, Kyle Hinton, Alexander Hominiuk, Elizaveta Ivanova, Sabrina Jagpal, Megan Johnston, Roni Kirovski, Paige Knickle, Katrina Koenigshofer, Tannis Kowalchuk, Connie L’Hirondelle, Samantha Labelle, Abigail Landau, Olivia Latta, Cole Loutit, Kennedy Lundberg, Kaylee Lustig, Regan MacElwain, Duncan Mackie, Dana Magee, Kaela Malinowski, Makayla Marcotte, Riley Mayes, Abigail Maykut, Nekesa Mbadiwe, Matthew McGreer, Jessica McIntyre, Jessica McKay, Jessica McKenna, Jason Melnychuk, Taylor Mostat, Emily Moysey, Sarah Nesdoly, Dakota Oakley, Kieran Oliver, Katlyn Ost, Sydney Paterson, Cole Pearson, Kathleen Peckham, Isabella Pedersen, Julian Pedersen, Noelle Pelletier, Julie Pepin, Bryce Percifield, Kathleen Pick, Robert Prokop, Alexandre Raymond, Jacob Rempel, Manuelita Remy, Stephanie Resta, Julia Robertson, Clayton Robinson, Riley Rondeau, Sasha Sandmaier, Ashleigh Sandul, Griffin Schell, Taylor Seal, Hilary Sellar, Mackenzie Sept, Madeline Setzer, Alyssa Short, Jordan Sims, Harrison Smith, Milo Smith, Navarana Smith, Adam Sondergard, Julie Sorensen, Andrew Spahr, Laurent Sparks, Ashley Speirs, Ella Spicer, Sara Stanton, Tyann Stuckey, Jenna Stumbur, Abigail Stushnoff, Delainie Sutherland, Tania Sweet, Kyle Tempan, Jayson Thompson, Kyra Thompson, Finborr Timbers, Samantha Torrance, Morgan Tsetta, Michelle Tymchuk, Michaela Vacey, Allison Vest, Kyle Visvanathan, Julia Vos, Samantha Wade, Cassandra Watson, Alyssa Weber, Emily Welch, Samantha Wesch, Taylor Williams, Brandon Wilson, Seranna Wilson, Julia Wilson, Jennifer Wilson, Joanna Wong, Sarah Wright, Brianna Wright, Grady Wygiera, Shu Zhu, Jasmine Zyp


Burnt Thicket Theatre



Jade Aubin, Samuel Banigan, Sarah Bannister, Stewart Bartlett, Pamela Berekoff, Bradley Bergeron, Raili Boe, Kira Boyko, Tara Brodin, Bo Bryant, Tori Burton, Cole Cameron, Sydney Campbell, Gillian Campbell, Sean Carley, Shelby Chalmers, Jerricka Chappell, Joseph Chartier, Isabelle Chatelain, Nadien Chu, Katherine Clark, Tristan Claude, Alyson Connolly, Rebecca Considine, Quinn Contini, Hal Cook, William Cooke, Griffin Cork, Linda Cornell, Franco Correa, Amy Couch, Sarah Culkin, Lisa Daniels, Anna Davidson, Robert DeAtley, Andrew Delong, Cole Dempsey, Kimberley Denis, Jonathan Deppisch, Lauren Derman, Elizabeth Dolcemore, Megan Donahue, Morgan Donald, Quinn Dooley, Rebecca duPlessis, Kristine Erickson, Dolores Ewen, Kaitlyn Fellger, Kristen Finlay, Anna Fitz, Vincent Forcier, Alexandria Fortier, Benjamin Fournell, Caleb Fox, Rebecca Friesen, Morgan Galavan, Jessica Gannon, Sophie Gareau-Brennan, Caitlin Gerber, Victoria Gill, Tyler Gillrie, Karen Goerzen, Beth Good, Rochelle Gorda, Jordan Gow, Quinton Graham-Bennett, Amber Hager, Daniel Hall, Margo Hamilton, Maren Hanna, Keelyn Hanson, Jessica Harb, Neil Hardy, Kathleen Harrell, Kyle Headrick, Cynthia Hicks, Keely Hilario, Jayson Hlus, Jaden Holle, Mathew Hulshof, Paula Humby, Julianna Hunt, Anna Irwin-Borg, Jillian Iwanus, Lindsay James, Angela James, Kyla Jepson, Karen Johnson-Diamond, Julia Johnston, Janelle Jorde, Shannon Joyes, Marcia Kiewiet, April Killins, Allison Klause, Alice Knechtel, Annelise Knoot, Jamie Koble, Kelly Kozakevich, Dean Krawchuk, Devin Kuntz, Euen Kyle, Mariah Kyle, Jonathan Laberge, Lauren LaPrairie, Ashley Loroff-Bilotta, Samuel Lowe, Marc Ludwig, Gabriel Lunn, Brooklyn Mankasingh, Nicole Marburg, Kieryn Marcellus, Robert Markus, Haley Martin, Andrea Martinuk, Matthew Matyszczuk, James McCarthy, Kristen McDonald, Maura McDowell, Ashleigh McHarg, Kevin McKendrick, Allison Medeiros, Connor Meeker, Lyall Miller, Terezia Mizerova, Alexis Moar, Nadia Monych, Erika Moore, Carina Morton, Karyn Mott, Dylan Mueller, Kaycee Murray, Cassandra Nabozniak-Creamer, Alice Nelson, Sara Nestorovich, Erika Noot, Rebecca O’Gorman, Neil Oliver, Rachel Ormshaw, Erin Orris, Jeff Page, Adrianne Parke, Krista Paton, Braedan Pettigrew, Graham Phillips, Trevor Pick, Lynelle Pierzchalski, Elan Pratt, Troy Prochner, Andrea Pumphrey, Kyle Purves, Esther Purves-Smith, Jenilyn Rawson, Anna Riede, Kahlan Roberts, Jade Robinson, Eric Rose, Kougar Rossetti, Caroline Russell-King, Kylen Sabey, Vanessa Sabourin, Kyla Schenk, Ryan Schmitt, Roger Schultz, Vanessa Sheppard, Julia Sine, Carmela Sison, Breanne Skretting, Isaac Slabe, Amara Slaymaker, Linette Smith, Chloe Smith, Gwen Snell, Casey Sobool, Victoria Stark, Nolan Staysko, Carley Steel, Sam Stewart, Glenda Stirling, Emily Sunderland, Theresa Sweet, Luc Tellier, Frank Tichy, Valda Timmons, Jake Tkaczyk, Stephen Tracey, Julie Tychkowsky, Emma Wakefield, Dayna Walker, Jillian Way, Sarah Way, Megan Webster, Ashley Weir, Jordan Wiens, David Wilson, Keely Wombold, Vanessa Woodford


Azimuth Theatre Association, Calgary Young People's Theatre Society, Catalyst Theatre, CITT Alberta Section, Cornerstone Theatre and Restaurant, Gas & Light Productions, GPRC Theatre Rising, Heartland Arts Troupe Society, Ignition Theatre, Kompany Family Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre, Mob Hit Productions, Mount Royal University, Multi Youth Productions, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre, Overacting Imaginations, Surreal SoReal Theatre, The Shakespeare Company, The Three Hills Arts Academy Society, Theatre Prospero, Two One Way Tickets to Broadway Productions, Urban Curvz Theatre, Vic Juba Community Theatre, Vision Theatre Players Guild

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