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What's New at TA

IT'S CASINO TIME AGAIN!

Mark your calendars for January 17 and 18, 2011. Theatre Alberta will be holding its casino at the Baccarat Casino -- conveniently located in downtown Edmonton. Theatre Alberta is looking for existing or new members to volunteer. Please contact the office and we’ll be happy to give you more information. Don’t worry if you’ve never worked a casino before (or if you’ve never stepped foot in one!), there are a variety of easy roles to fill. You’ll be having fun with friends, meeting new members, and helping ensure Theatre Alberta receives vital funding. All volunteers receive credit towards their Theatre Alberta membership! Call us at 780-422-8162 (toll free 1-888-422-8160) or email us at [email protected] to volunteer.

The Library Catalogues are now called Library Indexes
If you’ve ever used Theatre Alberta’s library catalogues, you know they’re a great resource for finding scripts. The alphabetized lists contain a brief description of each play, the subject(s), and the number of characters required to put on a performance. They even include how many male and female actors are needed.

Since these library catalogues sometimes get confused with our online catalogue, which is a searchable database of everything we have in our collection, we have decided to change the name ‘Library Catalogues’ to ‘Library Indexes’. If you haven’t had a chance to use the indexes yet, have a look and you may be surprised at the amount of information available to you.


Library Donation
Thank you to Jeremy Dix-Hart and to St. Albert Children’s Theatre for the donations of books.

 

LIBRARY AND OFFICE HOURS

The library and office will be closed and the drop box unavailable October 9 - 11 for Thanksgiving. We will re-open October 12.

 

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Theatre News

 

ALBERTA MUNICIPAL ELECTION DAY - MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010

Municipal elections across Alberta will take place Monday, October 18, 2010. Arts advocacy organizations in several cities and municipalities have pulled together resources to help voters make arts-friendly and arts-informed choices.

Edmonton: Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton More>
Calgary: ArtsVote Calgary More>
Lethbridge: Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge More>

Know of another resource? Share it by posting to Theatre Alberta's website!

AFA'S 2009-10 REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ Report to the Community provides details on grants awarded during the most recently completed fiscal year. This report presents financial details on grants awarded to arts organizations, individual artists and community groups within the cultural industries. Find out how the AFA is helping to shape Alberta’s art and cultural scene with information on specific grant recipients and provincial constituencies.

NEW ROSEBUD CENTRE: CULTURAL OASIS ON THE PRAIRIE

“Rosebud’s at an intersection on the road where all of the best of Alberta comes together. I can assure you there’s nowhere quite like it. Our little hamlet really is still a bit of a secret, but something special is happening here,” said Colin Jackson, Board Chair of the Rosebud Theatre and Rosebud School of the Arts, a focal point of this hamlet of about 100 people, which is undergoing a $5-million expansion known as the Rosebud Centre. More>

RON JENKINS ON SIMINOVITCH PRIZE SHORT-LIST

On October 4, BMO Financial Group, sponsor of the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, announced the names of six Canadian directors who have made the 2010 short-list for the largest prize in Canadian theatre. The recipient of the Siminovitch Prize will receive $100,000, of which $25,000 will be awarded to a protégé or organization of their choice. The Prize will be presented on November 1, 2010 at a ceremony in Toronto. More>

ALBERTA SCHOOL TOURS

Many of Alberta's theatre companies offer productions, tailored to youth, that will tour to schools - both locally and across the province. Productions are offered year round. For a listing of school tours available in your area and dates of availability, visit the Theatre Alberta Playbill.

2010/2011 WEEKLY IMPROV

Dirty Laundry - Live Improvised Soap Opera
Calgary 403-701-1284 www.dirtylaundrycalgary.com
Runs Mondays Sept 20, 2010 thru May 16, 2011
The Improv Guild

Calgary www.improvguild.com
Runs Fridays Oct 15, 2010 thru June 24, 2011

Die-Nasty! The Live Improvised Soap Opera

Edmonton 780-707-7964 www.die-nasty.com
Runs Mondays Oct 18, 2010 thru May, 2011

Rapid Fire Theatre

Edmonton 780-448-0695 www.rapidfiretheatre.com
Theatresports runs Fridays Sept 17, 2010 thru July 29, 2011
CHiMPROV runs Saturdays Sept 18, 2010 thru June 11, 2011

 

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Shows Opening

October 6 - November 2

Full Playbill

 
Lost: a memoir - Theatre Calgary
Hockey Dad - Burnt Thicket Theatre

 

 

 

CALGARY

Doubt: A Parable
Sept 30 - Oct 9, Liffey Players More>

This Waking Moment
Oct 6 – 9, Fire Exit Theatre More>

Once Upon a Lilypad
Oct 8 – 30, StoryBook Theatre More>

The Astonishing Adventures of Awesome Girl and Radical Boy
Oct 13 – 17, Centre Stage Theatre Company More>

The Ballad of Ricky and Ronny
Oct 13 – 16, Theatre Junction GRAND More>

Annie
Oct 15 – 30, StoryBook Theatre More>

In Flanders Fields
Oct 18 - Nov 13, Lunchbox Theatre More>

Lost - A Memoir
Oct 19 - Nov 7, Theatre Calgary More>

The Last Dog of War
Oct 19 - Nov 6, Alberta Theatre Projects More>

Macbeth
Oct 21 – 30, The Shakespeare Company More>

Raven Stole the Sun
Oct 22 – 23, Vertigo Theatre Y Stage Series, More>

Some Girls
Oct 27 - Nov 6, Rogues Theatre More>

Bloody Bones

Oct 27, TALES Calgary More>

 

EDMONTON

Perfect Pie

Oct 6 – 16, Walterdale Theatre Associates More>

Mump and Smoot Cracked

Oct 7 – 24, Theatre Network More>

High Window & The Rats

Oct 8 – 10, East Of Sixty Production Society, Devon More>

Work Plays

Oct 18 - Nov 27, Alberta Workers' Health Centre More>

Almighty Voice and His Wife

Oct 19 – 24, Alberta Aboriginal Arts with Workshop West More>

Any Night

Oct 21 – 31, Fringe Theatre Adventures with Dual Minds More>

La Bohème

Oct 23 – 28, Edmonton Opera Association More>

Under Cover

Oct 29 – 30, Concrete Theatre More>

High Society

Oct 29 - Nov 6, Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts More>

Studies in Motion: The Hauntings of Eadweard Muybridge

Oct 30 - Nov 14, Citadel Theatre More>

The Fourth Grader's Present an Unnamed Love-Suicide

Nov 2 – 14, Northern Light Theatre More>

 

ALBERTA

Unity 1918

Oct 7 – 16, Red Deer College, Red Deer More>

Dracula

Oct 7 – 17, Keyano College Theatre, Fort McMurray More>

Rhapsody in Seth

Oct 14 – 16, Ignition Theatre, Red Deer More>

Rotary Dinner Theatre

Oct 15 – 30, Westlock Drama Society, Westlock 780-349-6785

Uncommon Women and Others

Oct 19 – 23, University Of Lethbridge, Lethbridge More>

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Oct 22 – 24, Peace Players, Peace River More>

Lantern Tours

Oct 22 – 23, GPRC Theatre Rising, Grande Prairie More>

Hockey Dad: A Play in 3 Periods

Oct 27 – 30, Burnt Thicket Theatre, Red Deer More>

Dracula

Oct 28 - Nov 6, Churchmice Players, Camrose 780-672-7877

Blithe Spirit

Oct 28 - Nov 7, Water Works Players, Wetaskiwin More>

 

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Choreographer, Liquid Meld Theatre

{ EDMONTON }

Actors wanted for sampling program, Boom Marketing

Stage Manager, Jubilations Dinner Theatre

{ ALBERTA }

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

{ CANADA }

Dramaturg, Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, StoryBook Theatre

Wassail! A Medieval Christmas, Painted Fish Theatre Company

{ EDMONTON }

Into the Woods, ELOPE Musical Theatre

Macbeth/The Tempest, Theatre Prospero

{ ALBERTA }

General Auditions, Terry Shane Murder Mysteries, Alberta-wide

{ CANADA }

There are no new 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

ALBERTA DRAMA FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION EDMONTON REGION - Stage Struck 2011

Edmonton

We provide the venue, the audience and the professional adjudication. You provide the play, the director and actors. Entries must be one act plays from between 10 to 60 minutes in length. Plays may be previously published or new works. We have 9 spots available. Entry fee is $50.00. Submissions must be from Edmonton based artists. More>

Deadline: December 13, 2010

ALBERTA ARTS DAYS 2010 - PUBLIC SURVEY

Deadline: TBA

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOODS EVENT CALENDAR

Edmonton

You can now advertise your neighbourhood event in the City of Edmonton's new online calendar. More >

Deadline: Ongoing

WORKSHOPS

IMPROV WITH BRUCE HUNTER - Loose Moose Theatre Company

October 9, 2010 - Calgary

This workshop will cover the three elements that make up a scene - Where, Who and What, and how they all help contribute to finding the comedy hidden within the work (Bruce also uses these same techniques to develop written comedy scripts). More >

BROADWAY AUDITION INTENSIVE - with Carly Street
DISCOUNT FOR THEATRE ALBERTA MEMBERS!

October 11, 2010 - Edmonton (Actors' Intensive)
October 16, 2010 - Edmonton
(Singing Actors' Intensive)

Carly Street presents the most honest, constructive and hands-on AUDITION INTENSIVE for actors who want to audition at the Broadway Level.  In Edmonton for only three weeks, Carly is offering local students and professionals the opportunity to discover how the most successful stage actors in New York audition, and why they book the job. More >

DEVISED THEATRE INTENSIVE - Ghost River Theatre

November 11 - 14, 2010 - Calgary

Ghost River Theatre Co-Artistic Directors David van Belle and Eric Rose lead a four-day intensive designed to pilot emerging and established artists through an introduction to devised theatre methodologies. More >

 

NEO-BOUFFON - Swallow a Bicycle

November 23 - 28, 2010 - Calgary

In Paris, London and around the world, master teacher Philippe Gaulier teaches a style of performance known as "bouffon," characterized by the use of physical affliction (humps, etc.) in combination with parody to achieve a highly theatrical effect. "NEO-BOUFFON" is Karen Hines' Canadian response to the work: firmly rooted in the lessons of Parisian master Gaulier, but focused on finding new ways to apply the essential elements of bouffon within the context of contemporary North American culture. More>


INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL THEATRE LABORATORY - IUGTE

November 28 - December 4, 2010 - Austria

Intensive practical training, lectures, discussions and the conference programme.
Participants: actors of physical, dramatic, dance and musical theatres, dancers, choreographers, circus performers, directors. The working language is English. More >

BANFF CENTRE THEATRE WORKSHOPS

December 27, 2010 - January 1, 2011 - Circus Workshop (Reg. Deadline: October 29)

December 27, 2010 - January 11, 2011 - Puppet Intensive (Reg. Deadline: October 29)

December 29, 2010 - January 3, 2011 - Paddy Crean International Art of the Sword Workshop (Reg. Deadline: October 15)

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

RESOURCES
FFCA HIGH SCHOOL SEEKS ANNIE COSTUMES/SETS - Calgary

Foundations for the Future Chartered Academy is preparing to do Annie at the end of November and would like to rent or borrow any costume or set pieces. Suggestions also appreciated. More >

VOLUNTEERS
EASTERBROOK THEATRE SEEKS VOLUNTEER CARPENTERS - Calgary

We need help for a small framing project to happen between October 16th and 23rd.
The Easterbrook Theatre at the Community Arts Centre in the Currie Barracks is currently lacking dressing rooms due to the loss of use of the basement and new dressing rooms need to be built. A plan has been put in place and we are currently looking for individuals with appropriate experience to help build, drywall and paint these walls. More >

WILDROSE THEATRE SEEKING PRODUCTION VOLUNTEERS - Calgary

Wildrose Theatre is looking for individuals to fill the roles of stage manager; set construction; lighting design; assistant stage manager; properities for Here on the Flight Path running March 10-20, 2011. More >

BROADWAY WEST SEEKING FRONT OF HOUSE VOLUNTEERS- Calgary

Broadway West Productions is looking for volunteer ushers and merchandise and concession vendors to assist with their upcoming production of The Toxic Avenger Musical. More >

THE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY SEEKS VOLUNTEER USHERS - Calgary

The Shakespeare Company is currently seeking volunteer ushers for its highly anticipated production of Macbeth (Oct 21 - 30, 2010). More >

HERITAGE PARK SEES VOLUNTEER WITH GHOULISH MAKE-UP SKILLS - Calgary

Heritage Park is looking for volunteers to transform other volunteers into ghoulish costumed characters participating in our new Hallowe’en spooktacular event, Ghouls Night Out, October 27th to 30th. Make-up needs supplied and also DINNER prior to each nightly event. More >

 

EVENTS

CANADIAN CENTRE FOR THEATRE CREATION LUNCHBOX CHAT SERIES

October 7, 2010 from noon to 1:00pm - Edmonton

On the afternoon before their latest show, Cracked, kicks off the Theatre Network season, clown masters Michael Kennard and John Turner - known to many as Mump and Smoot, respectively - will reboot the CCTC Lunchbox Chat series. All comers are invited to join Michael, John and Centre Director Kim McCaw in the lobby of the Timms Centre on Thursday, October 7 from noon to 1:00 pm for a candid discussion of the duo's body of work, their process, and the creation of Mump and Smoot Cracked. More >


NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE AGM

October 25, 2010 at 6:30pm - Edmonton

Northern Light Theatre will hold our Annual General Meeting on Monday, October 25, 2010. All interested members and patrons are invited to attend. We are also looking for people to join the Board of Directors. More >


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Donors, New & Renewing Members

September 1 to 30, 2010

 
DONORS - Thank you!

Kenneth Abernathy, Mary Lou Armstrong, Keri Ekberg & Adam Mitchell, Thomas Peacocke, Shear FX (Lac la Biche), Jan Taylor, Russell & Heather Thomas

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals

Carleigh Brough, Jamie Dundson, Savannah Essington, Laura Filice, Georgia Irwin, Corben Kushneryk, Stephanie Leaf, Johnathon Lovett, Bailey Lyzenga, Nancy McAlear, Tom Pearson, Graham Percy, Beth Rogers, Clint Yanchula

Groups

Aspen Crossing Theatre, Curtain Call Community Theatre

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Meg Braem, Jacquelyn Bland-Lawrence, Shannon Boyle, Dianne Carr, Carmen Cyre, Patricia Darbasie, Leda Davies, Joyce Doolittle, Mark Doskoch, Deborah Ferguson, Sarah Ferguson, Jean-Pierre Fournier, Julie Funk, Catherine Grynoch, Janice Hoover, Heather Inglis, Kelsey Johnson, Curtis  Knecht, Josh Languedoc, Tiana Leonty, Austin Long, David MacInnis, Andrew McKechnie, Doug Mertz, Katie Orsten, Alexi Pedneault, Mary-Ellen Perley, Margaret Rodgers, John Rusich, Kathleen Shore, Susan Smith, Georgette Starko, Grant Tolley, Sara Vickruck, Catherine Walsh, Syrell Wilson, David Wolkowski, Priscilla Yakielashek, Aaron  Zeffer

Groups

About Time Productions, Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People, Ardrossan Junior/Senior High School, Caviar Players Drama Society, Concrete Theatre, Dirty Laundry, Front Row Centre Players, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Liffey Players, Millwoods Christian School, Morpheus Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Peace Players, Pegasus Performances, Pumpjack Players/Whitecourt Drama Society, Quest Theatre Society, Red Deer College, Red Deer College Theatre Society, St Albert Children's Theatre, The Bert Church Live Theatre, Wetaskiwin Theatre Society/Water Works Players, Windmill Theatre Players

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