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JANUARY 2010

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"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." – T.S. Eliot

What's New at TA

 

COLLEEN MURPHY'S KEYNOTE ADDRESS ONLINE

Confronting Ourselves: Writing Tragedy in a Godless World, Colleen Murphy’s keynote address from PlayWorks Ink 2009, is on Theatre Alberta’s website. If you weren’t able to hear this fabulous woman speak at PlayWorks Ink, click here to read an excerpt of her speech or to listen the complete address.

 

LIBRARIAN'S TIPS - MAKE 2010 A FINE FREE YEAR

If your New Year’s Resolution is to have a fine free year then you will find the following tips useful:

  • Books are stamped with the due date on the back cover.

  • To renew books phone or email the library before the books are due and in most cases we can renew your books for another 28 days.  (The only time we can’t is when someone else has reserved them) 

  • To return books in Edmonton we have a book drop located outside the office doors when the office is closed. Check the Theatre Alberta website for building hours. For our out of town members we supply you with a return mail label when we send the books. If yours goes missing let us know and we can always send a new one.

  • Fines can add up rapidly at $0.25 per day. If you have ten books out, that’s $2.50 per day. Once fines are over $3.00 your membership is suspended and you can no longer place reserves online, renew your books, or register for any programs Theatre Alberta sponsors without paying your fine.

LIBRARY HOURS

Regular library hours resume as of January 4, 2010. The library is open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm.

 

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Theatre News

 

BOB WHITE APPOINTED TO THE ORDER OF CANADA

Alberta Theatre Projects' former Artistic Director Bob White has been appointed to the Order of Canada. The appointment as Member recognizes a lifetime of distinguished service in or to a particular community, group or field of activity.

Bob White was appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, for his “…contributions as a dramaturge in the creation, development and production of hundreds of new Canadian plays, and for his role in the promotion of arts and culture in Alberta.”

Bob White was Artistic Director of Alberta Theatre Projects from 2001 until June of 2009. He worked at the company for 22 years, as a dramaturg, a director, the Co-Program director of the Banff Playwrights Colony, and the Artistic Associate in charge of new play development at the Annual Festival of New Canadian Plays, the Enbridge playRites Festival.

 

2009 – 2012 NORTHERN ALBERTA AND NWT CPAG NOW ONLINE!

Get to know your Northern Alberta/NWT Canadian Actor's' Equity Association Council Policy Advisory Group (CPAG) representatives! Northern Alberta and NWT equity members can now reach their CPAG members online. If you have a concern, question, or suggestion to offer, click here.

 

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Shows Opening

January 7 - February 2

Full Playbill

CALGARY

24th Annual High Performance Rodeo
Jan 7 - 31, One Yellow Rabbit More >

Hello Dolly
Jan 8 - 23, Front Row Centre Players More >

Harvey
Jan 8 - 23, Morpheus Theatre More >

Faster, Higher... Deadlier
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Pegasus Performances More >

Second Bloom
Jan 13 - 16, Fire Exit Theatre  More >

Miss Saigon
Jan 14 - 15, 21 - 23, University of Calgary Operetta Company More >

Oz - Y Stage
Jan 22 - 24, Vertigo Theatre Centre with Vox Theatre  More >

Seymour the Stegosaurus
Jan 22 - Feb 14, Storybook Theatre Society More >

The Woman in Black - Vertigo Mystery Series
Jan 23 - Feb 14, Vertigo Theatre Centre More >

Glorious!
Jan 28 - Apr 4, Stage West Theatre Restaurants More >

Little Women
Jan 30, Feb 3 & 5, Calgary Opera More >

Mr. Fix It
Feb 1 - 27, Lunchbox Theatre More >

 

EDMONTON

A Mummer's Outdoor Play
Jan 9 & 10, Deep Freeze Festival More >

Wingfield's Lost and Found
Jan 9 - 31, Citadel Theatre More >

Thunderstick
Jan 12 - 31, Theatre Network with Persephone Theatre More >

The Canoe Theatre Festival
Jan 19 - 24, Workshop West Theatre More >

The Dazzle
Jan 21 - Feb 7, Shadow Theatre More >

A Connecticut Yankee
Jan 22 - 30, MacEwan's Centre for the Arts and Communications More >

 

ALBERTA

Outlaw
Jan 8 - 31, Central Alberta Theatre, Red Deer More >

Doctor Dolittle
Jan 14 - 30, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie More >

Putting It Together - Sondheim Musical Review
Jan 14 - Feb 6, Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant, Canmore More >

Irricana Jones & the Missing Treasure of Phum
Jan 22 - 24, Airdrie Family Theatre at The Bert Church Live Theatre, Airdrie More >

Peter Pan (Broadway Musical Version)
Jan 29 - Feb 6, Medicine Hat Firehall Theatre Society, Medicine Hat More >

 

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Dance/Theatre instructors, Puddle of Mud Productions

 

{ EDMONTON }

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

 

{ ALBERTA }

Interim Theatre Manager (Maternity Leave), Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, Leduc

 

{ CANADA }

Head of Directing Program, National Theatre School, Montréal, QB

Outreach/Production Manager, Headlines Theatre, Vancouver, BC

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

Ongoing Auditions, Jubilations Dinner Theatre

The Littlest Pirate, StoryBook Theatre

The Lonesome West, Liffey Players

The Producers, Stage West Calgary

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, StoryBook Theatre

 

{ EDMONTON }

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

 

{ ALBERTA }

Unnatural Selection or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Chicken-Milk Bomb, courtesy productions

 

{ CANADA }

The A to Z of H20, Dreamrider Theatre, Port Moody, 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

THE 2010 YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE

New Haven, CT

Now in its second year, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre (YIMT), a collaboration between Yale School of Drama and Yale School of Music, endeavours to bridge the gap between graduate school and the professional world for gifted, emerging composers and playwrights. Developed as a laboratory for the creation of music theatre works, YIMT runs from June 13 to 27, 2010. Book musicals, opera, and other imaginative music-theatre projects are welcome. Three works will be selected for workshop. More >

Deadline: January 11, 2010

 

2010 NEW WORKS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Kompany Family Theatre is an Edmonton-based professional theatre company dedicated to producing quality theatre for young audiences and families, as well as the creation and development of new works. Kompany Family Theatre invites Canadian playwrights to submit a complete draft, original play to the second annual Kompany Family Theatre New Works for Young Audiences Development Programme. More >

Deadline: January 15, 2010

 

PETRO-CANADA STAGE ONE FESTIVAL - SCRIPT WORKSHOP

Lunchbox Theatre invites playwrights to submit one-act plays or play ideas for consideration for the Petro-Canada Stage One Festival, their new play development series. In 2010 some successful playwrights will receive commissions for future production at Lunchbox Theatre, all playwrights will receive dramaturgical support, a workshop with a professional director and actors and, depending on the stage of development, either a closed or public reading. More >

Deadline: February 1, 2010

 

2ND ANNUAL UNDER 30 NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

Since 1970, Tarragon Theatre has been a leader in the development of new Canadian plays, introducing theatre audiences to talented home-grown playwrights, and contributing countless plays to the Canadian canon. As part of their mandate to seek out and nurture new and vital voices, Tarragon Theatre, with the generous support of RBC Foundation, is pleased to announce the second annual Under 30 National Playwriting Competition. More >

Deadline: April 30, 2010

WORKSHOPS

TUESDAYS WITH MOMO

Various dates - Calgary

MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre announces their Tuesday Community Classes. Winter classes run from January 5 to March 9, 2010. MoMo brings together professional artists and prospective artists, with and without disability or ability, to explore movement, voice, instrument, theatre, dance, visual art and improvisational disciplines. More >

 

EPCOR CENTRE'S THEATRE SCHOOL FOR ADULTS

Various dates - Calgary

The Epcor Centre's Theatre School for Adults has announced the line up for their winter term. Workshop topics include Acting for Beginners, Acting Tools and Professional Skills, and Musical Theatre. More >

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? - THE FUTURE OF STORY

February 5 & 6, 2010 - Edmonton

What does the future hold for storytellers and storytelling? 'Gaze Into the Stars' with the MacEwan School of Communications. The School is presenting a two-day conference that explores and examines issues affecting the future of storytelling at a time when the literary landscape is shifting. More than 40 speakers and 13 panel choices are available to address a variety of topics. 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

WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL

January to March - Edmonton

Winter Light 2010 is a series of free festivals that rejoice in winter, and the opportunities it creates for interesting recreation, culture and heritage experiences. Winter Light 2010 includes 8 new festival events, and 3 established winter festivals – a total of 11 chances to step outside and warm up to winter. More >

 
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New & Renewing Members

December 1 - December 31, 2009

 
NEW MEMBERS

Individuals

Nathan Coppens, Andrea Newman, Amanda Okrainetz

Groups

N/A

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Gwyn Auger, Rory Bray, Kathy Classen, Nathan Coppens, Josina Davis, Alithea Davis, Graham Frampton, Joan Hawkins, James Hernchak, Vanessa LaPrairie, Deborah Lawton, Cody Michie, Amanda Okrainetz, Brenda Remin, Margaret Shone, Debbie Vandelaar, Fiona Williams

Groups

Alberta Lyric Theatre, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (A.A.S.R), Archbishop MacDonald High School, Carriage House Theatre, Concordia University College, Free Will Players, J. H. Picard, Leduc Drama Society,Sheeptown Players Society

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