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JULY 2010

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There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

                       - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

 

What's New at TA

 

 

HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY ARTSTREK AND DRAMAWORKS

We think 50 years of Artstrek and Dramaworks is reason to celebrate! The official 50th Anniversary celebration will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2010 in the lobby of the Timms Centre on the U of A campus from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with presentations beginning at 5:30 pm. Come out to show your support and share your memories. Email Paul Morgan Donald to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

125+ NEW BOOKS WAITING TO BE CATALOGUED!

New books are arriving in the library daily and cataloguing is slowly getting underway. To see what’s new, go to our online catalogue and click the blue New Items button in the upper right hand corner of the screen. You’ll get an alphabetized list of everything we’ve catalogued in the past 3 months. Remember we’re just starting to catalogue this year’s acquisitions, so the list will constantly change over the next few months.

Happy Reading

 

LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS

The library will be closed and the drop box unavailable July 31 to August 2 for Heritage Day.

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Theatre News

 

ALBERTA TOURISM RECOGNIZES ARTS AND CULTURAL VISIONARY

 

 

THE CITADEL THEATRE ANNOUNCES DIRECTOR OF PLAY DEVELOPMENT

The Citadel Theatre is pleased to welcome renowned Canadian artist Brian Dooley as Director of Play Development, one of the five programs of the Citadel’s Robbins Academy.

Mr. Dooley will be responsible for sourcing and developing new plays and adaptations that will be produced on one of the Citadel’s three stages; forge new connections and relationships with senior and emerging playwrights locally, regionally, and nationally; work with organizations and producing theatres dedicated to the promotion, development, and production of new work; and mentor young playwrights in the Citadel Young Companies. More >

 

 

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Shows Opening

July 7 - August 4

Full Playbill

CALGARY

Othello
July 2 - August 20, Shakespeare in the Park Festival More>

Much Ado About Nothing
July 12 - August 21, Shakespeare in the Park Festival More>

Comic Murder Mystery DInner Theatre
July 23, Pegasus Performances More>

 

EDMONTON

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
July 7 - 17, Walterdale Theatre Associates More >

 

ALBERTA

Alice in Wonderland
July 1 - 21, Strathmore Theatre Player's Guild 403-901-0182

Albertan One-Act
July 1 - 24 and July 30 - August 28, Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod 800-540-9229

Woza Albert!
July 1 - August 29, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud More >

Little Women
July 2 - August 19, Carriage House Theatre, Cardston More >

Thoroughly Modern Millie
July 5 - August 21, Carriage House Theatre, Cardston More >

Bohemian Rhapsody: Redux
July 7 - 17, Ignition Theatre, Red Deer More >

Canadian Badlands Passion Play
July 9 - 11 and 16 - 18, Canadian Badlands Passion Play, Drumheller More >

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Designer, Liquid Meld Theatre

Marketing and Communications Manager, Alberta Ballet

Marketing and Sales Associate, Vertigo Theatre

 

EDMONTON }

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

 
{ ALBERTA }

Technicians - Fort McMurray interPLAY Festival, Fort McMurray

 

{ CANADA }

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

 

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

Chess, Front Row Centre Players

Corporate Function (excerpts from Chicago), University of Calgary Operetta Company

Quest, Theatre Encounter

Tick, Tick...Boom!, Scorpio Theatre

 

{ EDMONTON }

Much Ado About Nothing, Walterdale Theatre Associates

The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later, PETS Productions

 

{ ALBERTA }

General Auditions, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver, BC

 

{ CANADA }

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

 

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

2010 CANADIAN PLAYWRIGHTS CONTEST- Samuel French, Inc.

Playwrights are invited to submit their best, original, full-length stage plays that have not been published. Any writer with Canadian citizenship is eligible to enter, regardless of geographical location. The winning play will receive publication and licensing representation from Samuel French, Inc. More >

Deadline August 31, 2010

 
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR BOARD COMMITTEES - Calgary Professional Arts Alliance

The Calgary Professional Arts Alliance is seeking members from a diverse range of artistic practices and experiences to volunteer on the following Board Committees:  Advocacy/Elections, Membership Engagement, Membership Development, Fundraising, and Governance. More >

Open until positions are filled

 

THE UPRISING NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTING COMPETITION: PEACE, POLITICS, AND SOCIETY - Call for Submissions

Downstage and the Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary are proud to announce the second annual Uprising National Playwriting Competition: Peace, Politics and Society. This competition celebrates playwrights whose work dynamically engages with social and political issues and/or promotes peace, social justice and human rights. More >

Deadline September 8, 2010

 

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Students for Prevention and Education for Addiction (S.P.E.A.K.)

Edmonton

In Late October S.P.E.A.K. will be hosting their 1st benefit show "Empowerment" to raise money for the Stephen McCarthy Bursary Fund. S.P.E.A.K. is looking for musicans, dancers, gymnastics, ballon makers, actors, and passionate people to join this event. More >

Deadline August 1, 2010

 

WORKSHOPS

THEATRE CAMPS FOR ALL AGES - Cornerstone Theatre

Various dates in July and August - Calgary

Cornerstone Theatre presents theatre camps for all ages, led by the professional actors and singers who perform nightly at the the theatre. Each teacher has been professionally trained in musical theatre and has been working on stages across Canada. Camp attendees will learn the art of theatre through the three major disciplines of acting, singing and dancing. More >

 

FIREFLY THEATRE AERIAL WORKSHOPS - Straps 4 Strength

July 14 - August 4, 2010 - Edmonton

Firefly Theatre presents Straps 4 Strength, an upper body conditioning and technique class involving aerial straps. Please note: class size is limited to 4, and participants must have the physical ability to climb the rope 2 times in a row. More >

 

FIREFLY THEATRE AERIAL WORKSHOPS - Special Acro-Balancing Workshop

July 11, 2010 - Edmonton

Firefly Theatre is hosting a special workshop led by Toronto's Ana Shepard.
 Acrobalance is the combination of the two athletic art forms: adagio lifts combined with hand balancing and partner acrobatics. This class will focus on partner balancing and building pyramids.

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CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS SUMMER CAMP

July 19 - 23, 2010 - Edmonton

Presented by the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, the Creative Expressions Summer Camp will provide a multi-media art experience for children ages 8 to 14. Valerie Mason-John will lead participants through self-portraits, photography, acting, writing, and more. More >

 

APPLIED ARTS 2010 - Theatre of the Oppressed Training for Artists, Activists, and Community Workers

August 16 - 20, 2010 - Canmore

Stage Left Productions offers this annual, week-long immersion in Theatre of the Oppressed practices as a means of learning 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. 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

REHEARSAL SPACE AVAILABLE - Calgary

Pure Energy Dance Foundation is offering dance studio space for lease. More >

 

NEW PERFORMANCE VENUE AVAILABLE IN INGLEWOOD - Calgary

A converted retail space is now a 70 - 100 seat theatre performance space venue, and is available beginning September 2010. More >

 

COSTUME AND ACCESSORIES SALE - Walterdale Theatre, Edmonton

July 23, 2010, 10 AM to 9 PM

This is your chance to get your Fringe costumes, Halloween costumes and maybe some interesting pieces for your own wardrobe. Items for sale from Walterdale's wardrobe include general stock pieces, some interesting 'special' pieces and some vintage 'character' pieces from past Walterdale shows. More >

 

EVENTS

ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS GRANT INFORMATION SESSION – Film, Video and Media Arts Projects

July 13, 2010, 6:30 PM to 9 PM - Calgary

Emerging and established individual artists are invited to an information session to learn more about the AFA’s Film and Video Project Grant Stream of the Individual Artists Project Grant Program. More >

 

EDMONTON STORY SLAM

Third Wednesday of every month - Edmonton

The Edmonton Story Slam Society proudly presents another exciting evening brimming with original stories and the adrenaline of competition at The Haven Social Club. Ten writers get five minutes each to spin their yarns; five audience judges rate the contestants, no props, point penalties for rambling. Winner walks out with ALL audience donations! More >

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New & Renewing Members

June 1 to 30 , 2010

 
NEW MEMBERS

Individuals

Nanu Acharya, Emily Anctil, Danica Armstrong, Frederick Aziz, Kelsey Baile, Narisa Bandali, Lorelei Benedetti, Lawrence Bolokoski, Justin Bouchard, Corbin Brocks, Natasha Brocks, Megan Butlin, Haley Caspar, Megan Chabot, Jenna Chamberlain, Liam Connelly, Michael Connolly, Alandra Corrigan, Rebecca Curtis, Molly Danko, Asha Deboran-Hotrum, Daniele Driusso, McKinna Elliott, Dylan Evans, Sarah Feuh, Nicholas Fexa, Leanne Floden, Celina Gado, Kaylin Good, Elaine Graham, Perry Gratton, Gary Green, Jaquelin Gregoire, Kristel Harder Nelson, Neil Hardy, Stanley Haroun, Andrew Harrison, Shanna Hedley, Louis Hobson, Anne Hodgson, Elizaveta Ivanova, Rachael Johnston, Nicole Kean, Roberta Kehler, Paige Knickle, Katrina Koenigshofe, Amy Kubanek, Jain Kurany, Abigail Landau, Kaela Malinowski, Makayla Marcotte, Jessica McIntyre, Jessica McKay, Alexander Miller, Julie Pepin, Anna Riede, Riley Rondeau, Sasha Sandmaier, Taylor Seal, Mackenzie Sept, Navarana Smith, Silvia Soto, Ashley Speirs, Patricia Spencer, Ella Spicer, Sara Stanton, Tyann Stuckey, Eryn Tempest, Kyra Thompson, Samantha Torrance, Lisa Truong, Morgan Tsetta, Ellicia Vieira, Julia Vos, Alan Walsh, Cassandra Watson, Alyssa Weber, Emily Welch, Samantha Wesch, Taylor Williams, Deborah Williams, Jennifer Wilson, Joanna Wong, Qelsey Zeeper

Groups

Alberta Workers' Health Centre, Irricana Theatre Society, PETS Productions, Surreal SoReal Theatre, Urban Curvz Theatre, Vic Juba Community Theatre

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Bernard Brasen, Ken Cameron, Mari Chartier, Holly Cinnamon, Linda & Barry Connell, Diane Conrad, Michelle Dias, Paris Engram, Hilary Forde, Esther Hagen, Dave Horak, Karen King, Lori Kirchner, Laura Lelond, Nicholas Mather, Keiran O'Callaghan, Jon Price, Gerd Richter, Norma Roth, Pamela Schmunk, Darrel Stephenson, Mandy Stewart, Paul Sutherland, Shirley Tooke, Richard Winnick, Linda Wood Edwards

Groups

Alberta High School Drama Festival Association, Central Alberta Theatre Society, Edwin Parr Composite High School, Evergreen Theatre, Firefly Theatre and Circus Society, Harry Ainlay Composite High School, Kelsey Drama Club, L'UniThéâtre, Lethbridge Musical Theatre, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, Rosebud School of the Arts, Strathcona Composite High School, Taber Players, Theatre Calgary, Theatre Junction GRAND, University of Lethbridge, Vertigo Theatre, Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts, Walterdale Theatre Associates

DONORS

A warm and sincere thank you to Hilary Forde for her generous donation to Theatre Alberta.

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