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SEPTEMBER 2010

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The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.

                                                    - Oscar Wilde

What's New at TA

THEATRE ALBERTA - ALBERTA'S NEWEST REGISTERED CHARITY
The Board and Staff of Theatre Alberta are thrilled to announce our latest achievement – the addition of a Charitable Registration Number to your Theatre Alberta receipt! Theatre Alberta officially became a registered Canadian Charity this August, and can now issue Charitable Tax Receipts for your donations. This special designation comes at an especially opportune time, given the impact of recent cuts to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ budget, which resulted in significantly decreased operating funding for arts organizations across the province. Your support now means more than ever, and we can now honour it by providing you a break on your taxes!

We call upon our membership and community supporters to help us celebrate this achievement. Click here for more information and to donate.

Librarian’s Pick

Seniors Acting Up:  Humorous New One Act Plays and Skits For Older Adults – An Anthology

Includes ten amusing one act plays, six skits and some miscellany such as coping with stage fright, how to audition and vocal exercises. 

 

LIBRARY AND OFFICE HOURS

The library and office will be closed and the drop box unavailable September 4 - 6 for Labour Day. We will reopen September 7. 

The library will be open Saturdays beginning September 11, 2010. The library hours are 10am to 3pm, Monday to Saturday. 

 

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Theatre News

 

ALBERTA ARTS DAYS

SEPTEMBER 17 - 19, 2010 Something for everyone!

Alberta Arts Days are quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about how you’d like to be involved! Last year, thousands of Albertans discovered, experienced and celebrated our vibrant arts and culture landscape. Hundreds of community groups and organizations partnered to offer 571 events in 116 communities.

Alberta Arts Days have a starring role for absolutely everyone: artists, art organizations, community groups, municipalities, libraries, schools and businesses.

The success of Alberta Arts Days has helped spur the creation of National Culture Days – a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the cultural life of their communities.

Visit the Culture and Community Sprit website to learn about Alberta Arts Days events in your community.

ADDITION TO ALBERTA SCHOOL TOURS

Alberta Opera Musical Theatre for Young People is offering two productions that will travel to your school. These productions are in addition to the companies offering productions that will be touring to schools, both regionally and province-wide, that are currently listed on the Theatre Alberta Playbill.

Touring province-wide Oct 10 - Dec 10, Hansel & Gretel

Touring province-wide Jan 6 - June 17, Jack and the Beanstalk

Visit Alberta Opera's website for more information or to book a date.

 

 

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Shows Opening

September 1 - October 5

Full Playbill

CALGARY

Tuesdays with Morrie
Sept 2 - Nov 7, Stage West Theatre Restaurant More>

Rumors
Sept 3 – 11, Morpheus Theatre More>

Newly Wed, Surely Dead
Sept 10 & 24, Pegasus Performances More>

Twelve Angry Men
Sept 11 - Oct 10, Vertigo Theatre More>

Radioheaded 2: A Listening Party to Watch
Sept 14 – 18, One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre More>

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Sept 14 - Oct 3, Theatre Calgary with Manitoba Theatre Centre More>

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate's Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery
Sept 18 – 25, Workshop Theatre More>

Ways and Means
Sept 20 - Oct 9, Lunchbox Theatre More>

Calgary Improv Festival
Sept 21 - Oct 3, The Improv Guild More>

The Penelopiad
Sept 21 - Oct 9, Alberta Theatre Projects More>

Celtic Celebration
Sept 22, TALES Calgary More>

Architecting
Sept 22 – 25, Theatre Junction GRAND More>

Goodness
Sept 23 - Oct 2, Downstage with Hit & Myth Productions More>

Blood: A Scientific Romance

Sept 30 - Oct 9, Sage Theatre More>

Scary Puter & the Corrupted Hard Drive

Oct 1 - Nov 5, Pegasus Performances More>

 

EDMONTON

Jailbait
Sept 16 – 26, Northern Light Theatre More>

Billy Bishop Goes to War
Sept 18 - Oct 10, Citadel Theatre More>

Eurydice
Sept 23 - Oct 2, U of A Studio Theatre More>

À la gauche de Dieu
Sept 23 - Oct 3, L'UniThéâtre More>

Intimate Apparel
Oct 2 - 24, Citadel Theatre More>

 

ALBERTA

The Road to Mecca
Sept 10 - Oct 23, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud More>

Speech & Debate
Sept 16 – 25, Ignition Theatre, Red Deer More>

SCRIPTEASE!
Sept 18, Prime Stock Theatre, Red Deer More>

And Up They Flew
Sept 23 - Oct 16, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie More>

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again
Sept 30 - Oct 9, New West Theatre, Lethbridge More>

Chalked
Sept 30 - Oct 9, Prime Stock Theatre, Red Deer More>

Waiting for the Parade
Oct 1- 30, Central Alberta Theatre, Red Deer More>

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Jobs & Auditions      

Full Jobs Postings  |  Full Auditions Postings

JOBS

{ CALGARY }

Dance Instructor, Puddle of Mud

Director of Development, Pumphouse Theatres

Marketing and Development Assistant,Theatre Junction GRAND

Theatre Technician Generalist, Mount Royal University


{ EDMONTON }

Box Office Customer Service Representative, Citadel Theatre

Director, OverActing Imaginations

Guest Services Supervisor - Events andFront of House, Citadel Theatre

Set and Props Designer(s), Two ONE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions

Sound/Light Technician, Jubilations Dinner Theatre

 

{ ALBERTA }

Musical Director, Tree House Youth Theatre

{ CANADA }

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

AUDITIONS

{ CALGARY }

General Auditions, UPSTART

John and Beatrice, Verb Theatre

She Has a Name, burnt thicket theatre

Titanic: The Musical, UofC Operetta Company


{ EDMONTON }

Adult Workshop Program, Edmonton Musical Theatre

Angel’s River, Covenant Theatre

La Bohème Children's Chorus, Edmonton Opera

School Touring Production, BPS Productions

IRL: In Real Life and New Work, Multi-Youth Productions

Rabbit Hole, Walterdale Playhouse

 

{ ALBERTA }

General Auditions, Canti Forte Singers, Calgary/Lethbridge

The Pantomime Cinderella, CTAC, Medicine Hat


{ 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

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS- Mayor's Evening for Business and the Arts

Calgary

The Mayor’s Evening for Business & the Arts is fast approaching and so is the deadline for nominations for the 3 arts awards and 2 business awards. Be sure to complete the forms to nominate the artist or company you think deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the arts and the businesses that support them. More >

Deadline September 6, 2010

 
CALL FOR BLOGGERS - Northern Light Theatre High School Blog Program

Deadline September 10, 2010

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Alberta Cultureville Contest

Alberta

If you live in the most culturally cool community in the province, or you’re the type of person your friends call an arts’ aficionado, then we want to hear from you. Enter the CBC Alberta Cultureville Contest and you could win some great prizes, including a live remote broadcast from CBC Radio One’s [email protected] with host Donna McElligott. More >

Deadline September 13, 2010

 
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - Culture and Community Spirit, Volunteer Awards

Alberta

Know someone who’s always stepping up, giving back and lending a hand? If so, consider nominating them for a Stars of Alberta Volunteer Award. The Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards recognize extraordinary Albertans whose volunteer efforts have contributed to the well-being of their community and fellow community members. Any Albertan whose volunteer efforts have played a significant role during their lifetime is eligible. Six awards are presented annually; two in each category of youth, adult and senior. More >

Deadline September 24, 2010

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS - Scorpio Theatre

Calgary

Scorpio Theatre is now accepting submissions for short scripts to be part of Cry Havoc 2 in February 2011. Cry Havoc 2 is a collection of short plays based around stage combat. Scripts can be comedic, dramatic, musical or anything you can think of as long as they are 5-10 minutes in length and involve at least one great stage fight (you can just write "They fight" in the stage directions, we'll take it from there). More >

Deadline September 30, 2010

 

CULTURE DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS AWARDS - Edmonton

Applications are now being accepted for Edmonton Arts Council's Cultural Diversity in the Arts Program in recognition that artists from all parts of the world enrich Edmonton’s cultural scene. More >

Deadline October 1, 2010

 

WORKSHOPS

FALL DRAMA CLASSES - Theatre A Go-Go

September through December, 2010 - Calgary

Theatre A Go-Go offers a variety of classes for ages 6 to 17. Classes offered in improv, storytelling, and theatre with Dr. Seuss. More >

 
FALL DRAMA CLASSES - Edmonton Musical Theatre

September, 2010 through March, 2011 - Edmonton

Edmonton Musical Theatre offers a variety of classes for all ages - from children to adults. More >

 

PROFESSIONAL GRANT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - The Grant Training Centre

September 20 - 22, 2010 - Edmonton

This intensive three-day grant proposal workshop is geared for: 1) those who wish to strengthen their grant writing skills and 2) beginners who wish to acquire and master the techniques of preparing, writing and winning proposals from various funding agencies.

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THE REALITIES OF THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES - Alberta Playwrights' Network

November 20 - 21, 2010 - Calgary

November 27 - 28, 2010 - Edmonton

This two-day, intensive workshop will focus on the creation of Theatre for Young Audiences, from both the writing and production aspects. TYA producers Duval Lang and Mieko Ouchi will lead seminars focusing on understanding and overcoming obstacles that face TYA production. 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
EVENT STIMULUS PROGRAM - Calgary

Applications are now being accepted for two new funding programs under the Event Stimulus Program for Calgary’s festivals and events. More >

Deadline 4:30 pm September 20, 2010

 
VOLUNTEERS
CALL FOR FOH VOLUNTEERS - Calgary

Morpheus Theatre seeks Front of House and Box Office volunteers for its season opener: Rumors, by Neil Simon. Volunteering to help at the theatre is a great way to see this production. More >

CARPENTERS NEEDED FOR WALTERDALE SET- Edmonton

Walterdale Playhouse is looking for volunteers to help build the Perfect Pie set. If you have skills and time, you don’t need tools, just your enthusiasm. More >

 

BROCHURE DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Edmonton

Northern Light Theatre is looking for Old Strathcona/ Whyte Ave/ Downtown dwellers who would like to spend an evening playing postman. More >

 

CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Calgary

Cappuccino Musical Theatre seeks volunteers for September 4 & 5, 2010. More >

Calgary Fringe Festival seeks volunteers for September 8 & 9, 2010. More >

 

BINGO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - Edmonton

Northern Light Theatre seeks volunteers for September 9, 2010. More >

 

EVENTS

KALEIDO FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL

September 10- 12, 2010 - Edmonton

Kaleido celebrates 5 years of igniting art in the community! Kaleido celebrates artists and audience with music, dance, film, theatre, visual & literary arts on historic Alberta Avenue. More >

 

ALBERTA ARTS DAYS - ARTY PARTY

September 18, 2010 - Edmonton

To celebrate Alberta Arts Days, the Jube and the Works are partnering to bring together as much art as we can fit into a night. Join us for fabulous food and drinks to celebrate Alberta art. Admission is FREE. More >

 

EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

September 24 - October 2, 2010 - Edmonton

Festival runs at Empire City Centre Theatres. Passes or individual tickets available. More >

 


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New & Renewing Members

August 1 to 31, 2010

 
NEW MEMBERS

Individuals

Donna Marie Baratta, Sher Clain, Tess Conrad, Oliver Drewett, Reid Fink, Fia Friskie, Devon Goldie, Andrea Halwas, Josephine Hendrick, Nicolas Humby, Jennifer Isaac, Garett Madu, Shad Merhej, Clara Mysko, Zoe Pageau, Shawn Parsons, Majella Rymarz, Kate Schiebelbein, Priscilla Vakielashek, Ben Wheelwright

Groups

Workshop Theatre Society

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Justen Bennett, David Cairns, Bob Cameron, Tanner Campbell, Jill Connell, Stephen Delano, Ruby Golding, Emma Houghton, Mary Hulbert, Rajwinder Hundal, Kelsey Jenkins, Jeff Kubik, Shannon MacKinnon, Rain Mair, Gaylene Manuel, Erin McDougall, James McKinnon, Edith Mitchell, Kristine Nielsen, Sharon Peat, Scott Peters, Andrew Raczynski, Nathan Rehman, Tanya Ryga, Terry Scerbak, Laurel Schell, Shelley Scott, Samantha Slater, Leland Stelk, Jan Streader, Jan Taylor, Cayley Thomas, Erin Weir, Norman Westman

Groups

Events Wood Buffalo, Horizon Players Association, Mannville and Area Performing Arts Society, New West Theatre, Playgoers of Lethbridge, Rapid Fire Theatre, Riverbend Junior High, Strathmore Theatre Players Guild, TALES Calgary, University of Alberta, Workshop West Playwrights Theatre

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