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APRIL 2012

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Notes for April

Whoa. That's not Keri...

Actually you won't see Keri's pic here for a little while as we've decided to use this space as an opportunity for you to get to know the rest of Theatre Alberta's staff a bit better. And, since I'm the one who builds this monthly enews, I'm first!

My name is Aaron and I'm Theatre Alberta's Communications and Marketing Coordinator. You interact with me more than you may realize. Any time you visit our website, our Facebook page or Twitter feed (@TheatreAlberta), more than likely you're reading something that I've posted.

Contact me about our website, about Theatre Alberta's Playbill, about advertising with us and about how your membership with Theatre Alberta can serve you or your company's information and promotional needs.

Talbot

I'd like to extend a special invitation to Drama Teachers in the province to contact me. I'd like to know more about how Theatre Alberta can evolve to better serve you and your students' needs. Below you'll note in our Artstrek 2012 update how quickly the program is filling up. As we intend to add a 3rd week to Artstrek 2013, we want to know more about how to reach your students and let them know about this wonderful program!

I'm very excited to see how many of you have started to embrace our new Classifieds feed. Every month there are anywhere from five to 15 Classified listings that are never posted in Buzz. These listings are ones that are posted and expire (i.e. their internal deadline comes and goes) in between emailing each Buzz. If you have not yet bookmarked theatrealberta.com/classifieds, "liked" us on Facebook or followed us on Twitter, you may be missing out.

Finally, I'd like to use this opportunity to encourage all of you to vote in the provincial election on April 23rd. It is so important for the theatre community to advocate how important this industry is to our province and our quality of life. ArtsVote Calgary has a dedicated page on their website for the 2012 election where you can find out more about each party's Arts platform.

Thanks for reading Theatre Buzz. I look forward to hearing from you!

Aaron Talbot
Communications and Marketing Coordinator

“If I’m watching the rehearsal of one of my own plays, I want to be certain it’s playing out with as much alacrity as my conceit allows."

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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100Angels
100Angels
100Angels

A HUGE thank you to the most recent donors to 100 Angels of Theatre Alberta:

Phil Kreisal
Jeremy Mason (x2!)
Anonymous
Natasha Napoleao & Patrick Howarth
Dale Lee Kwong
Kim McCaw
Russell Bowers
Ron Lavoie
Wade Staples
Melissa Mayville
Neal Halstead & Joe Slabe
Benjamin Eastep
Simon Mallett (#100!)
Anonymous
Geoffrey George
Nicole English
Eva Cairns & David Ley
Sally Hunt
Louis B. Hobson
Neil Fleming
Janet Humeny
Dave Horak & Bridget Ryan
Doug Mertz & Stefano Muneroni
Gail Fredrickson

Sheldon Davis
The Theatre Garage
Kate Newby
Tracy Carroll
Leonard K. Belsher
The cast of $38,000 for a Friendly Face @ Rosebud Theatre
Kevin Humphrey
James McKinnon
Brendan Nearey
Paul Ekberg
Thomas Usher
The cast of The Whimsy State, or the Principality of Outer Baldonia at Lunchbox Theatre
Gail Whiteford
Rooney & Punyi Educational Theatre Productions
Cole Humeny
David Barnet & Edith Mitchell
Christie Lites Alberta

The 100 Angels of Theatre Alberta campaign required theatre patrons and lovers who believe in a strong and united Albertan theatre community to come forward.

And come forward you have. We did it! Thank you so much for all of your support.

In total we received 113 donations between December 2011 and March 31, 2012 (our fiscal year-end)... and apparently there are still more coming in the mail! We also received donations from Cara Brown, Richard O’Brien, S. Busby & J.P Fournier, and Keith Ewasiuk, who missed the deadline but contribued to our campaign nonetheless.

In case you were wondering, Simon Mallett of Calgary was our 100th Angel. Click here to view all of our donors, along with some absolutely beautiful quotes about why our Angels donated to this campaign.

We are overwhelmed and so exceedling grateful. Thank you again, from all of us at Theatre Alberta.

 

DRAMAWORKS 2012 REGISTRATION NOW BEING ACCEPTED ONLINE

Dramaworks 2012

Dramaworks 2012 online registration is now available! Click here to register.

Registration has been available for less than a week and workshops are already starting to fill up. Meisner Technique with Lori Ravensborg is already 50% sold out! Our master class, Immersive Theatre with punchdrunk is 1/3 sold, as is our playwriting workshop One Weekend, One Play with Vern Thiessen. Get the workshop you want and avoid disappointment -register today!

Dramaworks 2012 - Who Are We Now? will take place from July 4-8, 2012, at the University of Alberta, Department of Drama.

Not sure what workshop to take? Check out our handy What Should I Take? suggestion table. For more information about Dramaworks 2012, please email our Programmer, Michelle Kennedy, at [email protected].

 

ARTSTREK 2012 IS OVER 50% SOLD OUT!

As we noted in our Special Edition of Buzz for World Theatre Day, Artstrek 2012 applications have been pouring in! We are over 50% sold out!

We are now at capacity for girls in Exploration II and have started a waiting list. There is no charge to be placed on the waiting list; simply fill out the online application and we will add your name. At this early stage, it is highly probable that students on the waiting list will be accepted for Artstrek 2012.

We are so grateful for your enthusiasm and support. We do still have plenty of room for males in Exploration I. Please pass along the word - especially if you have already registered and know of a fellow student or friend who would be great for the program.

Artstrek 2012

Remember, our program dates for 2012 are:
Exploration I (13-15 year-olds) - July 8-14
Exploration II (16-18 year-olds) - July 15-22

The application process is quite extensive, so please carefully review information on how to apply before you register.

If you did not receive an Artstrek 2012 brochure, not to worry. You can download a PDF copy on our website. Click here to download.

 

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST - LAST CHANCE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Workshops by Request

This Workshops by Request season is nearly filled - it's your last chance to get your application in.

Applications are currently being accepted for workshops from April 1 through June 30. Please note that this program is only available to community theatres.

You can find the application here or contact Stephanie ([email protected]) if you have any questions about the program.

 

EMERGE 2012

Emerge - Theatre Alberta's annual audition event for post-secondary acting students is happening this month! We're very excited to meet the next generation of Alberta actors and see what work you have in store for us.

Emerge Edmonton will take place Monday, April 16 in Zeidler Hall at the Citadel Theatre.
Emerge Calgary will take place Monday, April 23 in the John Dutton Theatre at the Downtown Branch of the Calgary Public Library.

Emerge

This year we will be welcoming 59 students from:

  • Company of Rogues Actors Studio
  • Keyano College
  • MacEwan University
  • Mount Royal University
  • Red Deer College
  • Rocky Mountain College
  • Rosebud School of the Arts
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Calgary
  • Invitations have been sent out to the theatre community. If you have not received an invitation but would like to attend, please contact Michelle Kennedy, Programmer, ASAP at 780-422-8162 (Edmonton and area) or 1-888-422-8160 (toll free in Alberta).

    Students and company representatives please note: Emerge Calgary is the same day as the provincial election. Click here to access a special ballot application, or contact Elections Alberta for information on how to vote in advance. Please, please vote!

    LIBRARY HOURS

    Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed April 6 - 9 for the Easter Holiday weekend. The Drop Box will be unavailable.

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    Theatre News

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    Stories listed in order of those most recently posted in Theatre Alberta NEWS.

    ALBERTA DRAMA FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION

    Updates for April 2012

    The Alberta Drama Festival's Provincial One Act Festival will take place in Camrose, April 13-14 at the historic and newly renovated Bailey Theatre, with regional winners representing their zone. The adjudicator this year is Donovan Workun and participants will be able to participate in Improvisation and Character Development workshops. The general public can purchase session passes or festival passes at the Bailey Theatre at the festival.

    Regional updates

    Peace Country West:
    This was their first festival and it went well. There were 3 entrants with approximately 30 people attending.
    Winning Play - Falling Down The Well
    Best Actress - Marcia Owen - The Real Inspector Hound
    Best Actor - Morgan Bettling - Falling Down The Well
    Best Director - Adrian Tanasichuk - The Father Clock

    Chinook Region:
    They are delighted - they had to bring extra chairs into the Sterndale Bennett Theatre - they must have had 130+ there! Four very varied plays were adjudicated by Doug MacArthur, Chair of the University of Lethbridge Drama Department
    Winning play - Duet for Dog and Bear by Sybil Rosen, directed by Elaine Jagielski (Jagged Hammer group)
    Best Male Actor award - Justin Masson - A Fork in the Road
    Best Female Actor - Kate Connolly - Duet for Dog and Bear

    Foothills Regional Festival A Rousing Success
    Total Plays: 12
    Total Groups Participating: 5
    Total audience (over 4 sessions) approximately 300
    Winning Play - The Wooden Pear by Gillian Plowman presented by Dewdney Players Group Theatre (Okotoks)
    Best Actor - Steve Buoninsegni - The Wooden Pear
    Best Actress - Florence Maione - The Wooden Pear
    Best Director - Louise Shore - When Shakespeare’s Ladies Meet presented by Pine Tree Players (Canmore)

    FESTIVAL OF PLAYS BY CENTRAL AB PLAYWRIGHTS LINEUP ANNOUNCED

    Scripts At Work is proud to present the Festival of Plays, taking place April 28-29 in Red Deer - the culmination of an eighth consecutive year of the playwright development series.

    2012 MAYOR'S CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS AWARD RECIPIENTS

    Theatre Alberta would like to congratulate all the recipients and award nominees from the 2012 Mayor's Celebration of the Arts in Edmonton.

    FIREFLY THEATRE & CIRCUS OPENS ITS OWN STUDIO SPACE

    Firefly Theatre and Circus has opened its own studio space, located at 8540 Roper Road (51st Avenue) in Edmonton. Classes and programs will be held there as of April 2nd.

    2012 ROZSA AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

    Congratulations to Murray Utas of Azimuth Theatre (Edmonton) and Rose Brow of Quest Theatre (Calgary) and the other 5 nominees for the 2012 Rosza Awards!

    CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS STATEMENT ON 2012 FEDERAL BUDGET

    The Canada Council for the Arts responds to the Federal government's decision to maintain the council's current levels of funding. Post also includes link to the Canadian Conference of the Arts' analysis of the 2012 Budget.

    ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS (ATP) ANNOUNCES 2012-13 SEASON

    Alberta Theatre Projects has announced its 2012-13 season, including the lineup for the 27th Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. Click headline to view.

    IGNITION THEATRE TO DISBAND

    Ignition Theatre has produced more than 40 productions in Central Alberta in the past seven seasons. On June 16th, 2012 Ignition will disband. Theatre Alberta would like to extend our best wishes to the company members on all their future endevours.

    THE CITADEL THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2012-13 SEASON

    The Citadel Theatre has announced its 2012-13 season and its Beyond The Stage community engagement initiative. Click headline to view lineup and for more information.

    RESEARCH INDICATES ALBERTANS MORE LIKELY TO ATTEND THEATRE

    Hill Strategies Research reports that Albertans are more likely than other Canadians to participate in arts, culture and heritage activities, including attending the theatre.

    GUYS IN DISGUISE CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY

    Edmonton theatre company Guys in Disguise has celebrated their 25th Anniversary during a gala on March 24th. Congratulations Guys from all of us at Theatre Alberta!

    RAPID FIRE THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW IMPROV FESTIVAL

    Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre has announced its inaugural festival celebrating long-form improv. The BONFIRE Festival runs April 10-15 at the Varscona Theatre.

    JEREMY MASON NEW AD OF LETHBRIDGE COMPANY NEW WEST THEATRE

    New West Theatre has announced Jeremy Mason will assume its Artistic Director position, replacing Nicholas Hanson, who will step down at the end of this season. Congratulations Jeremy and best wishes Nicholas, from all of us at Theatre Alberta!

    KRIS DEMEANOR ANNOUNCED AS 2012 CALGARY POET LAUREATE

    Calgary-based musician, theatre artist and writer Kris Demeanor has been named 2012 Calgary Poet Laureate. Congratulations Kris, from all of us at Theatre Alberta!

    RAPID FIRE THEATRE TO MOVE INTO THE CITADEL THEATRE

    Edmonton’s Rapid Fire Theatre plans to move from the Varscona Theatre to a new home in the Citadel Theatre’s Zeidler Hall next season.

    ALBERTA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES FUNDING FOR AB CULTURE DAYS

    The Government of Alberta is currently accepting proposals from those interested in being designated Alberta Culture Days Celebration Sites. Application deadline is May 8.

    2012 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE IN THEATRE MAY BE LAST

    One of Canada’s most prestigious Arts prizes, the $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre will be no more after 2012 according to reports from the Globe and Mail and Straight.com.

    BRIAN DOOLEY ANNOUNCED AS NEW AD & GM OF L'UNITHEATRE

    The board of directors of Edmonton's L’UniThéâtre has announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Dooley as Artistic Director and General Manager of L`UniThéâtre, effective immediately. Congratulations Brian, from all of us at Theatre Alberta.

    HUNCHBACK ANNOUNCED AS VANCOUVER PLAYHOUSE FINAL SHOW

    Hunchback from Edmonton's Catalyst Theatre was announced in March as the final production of the Vancouver Playhouse.

     

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    WaitingForGodot
    Cats
    Sleeping_Beauty
    Fleury
    SweeneyTodd
    Dream
    fidelio
    King
    Grill
    Crucible
    SteppingOut

    Shows Opening

    April 1 – May 5

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    CALGARY


    APRIL FOOLS DAY PARADE
    Apr 1, Green Fools Theatre

    THE WHIMSY STATE OR THE PRINCIPALITY OF OUTER BALDONIA Alberta work
    Apr 2 - 21, Lunchbox Theatre

    WAITING FOR GODOT
    Apr 4 - 8, Theatre Encounter

    SUMMER IN THE CITY
    Apr 5 - June 10, Stage West Theatre Restaurant

    CATS
    Apr 10 - May 6, Theatre Calgary

    SIA Albertan work
    Apr 10 - 21, Downstage

    BAOBAB Canada work
    Apr 20 - 22, Y Stage @ Vertigo Theatre

    JUMP FOR GLEECanada work
    Apr 20 - Jun 24, Jubilations Dinner Theatre

    LITTLE WOMEN
    Apr 20 - May 5, Storybook Theatre Society

    STORY EXCHANGE Alberta work
    Apr 25, Tales Calgary

    SLEEPING BEAUTY Alberta work
    Apr 28 - Jun 2, Stage West Theatre Restaurant

    DAD'S PIANOAlberta work
    Apr 30 - May 19, Lunchbox Theatre

    PLAYING WITH FIRE: THE THEO FLEURY STORY Canada work
    May 1 - 19, Alberta Theatre Projects

    HOLY MO Canada work
    May 2 - 6, Fire Exit Theatre

    WE'RE GONNA DIE
    May 2 - 5, Theatre Junction GRAND

    A STEADY RAIN
    May 4 - 14, Ground Zero Theatre / Hit & Myth Productions

    FOUL PLAY Alberta work
    May 4 - Jun 22, Pegasus Performances

    LOVE ON THE ROPES Alberta work
    May 4 - 19, Workshop Theatre

    SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
    May 5 - Jun 3, Vertigo Theatre

     

    EDMONTON


    THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE
    Apr 4 - 14, Walterdale Playhouse

    TITANIC
    Apr 4 - 5, Two One-Way Tickets to Broadway

    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
    Apr 7 - 29, The Citadel Theatre / Robbins Academy

    BONFIRE LONG-FORM IMPROV FESTIVAL Albertan work
    Apr 10 - 15, Rapid Fire Theatre

    BEOWULF THE KING Albertan work
    Apr 12 - 29, Workshop West Theatre

    PLAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF ONE ACTS
    Apr 17 - 21, Victoria School of the Arts

    FIDELIO
    Apr 21 - 26, Edmonton Opera

    THE SOUND OF MUSIC
    Apr 21 - May 20, Citadel Theatre / Robbins Academy

    APOCALYPSE PRAIRIE Alberta work
    Apr 26 - May 12, Azimuth Theatre

    IN ON IT Canadian work
    May 3 - 20, Theatre Network

     

    ALBERTA


    ARE WE THERE YET? Alberta work
    Apr 2 - 27, Concrete Theatre, School Tour

    THE KING IS THE KING
    Apr 11 - 14, Red Deer College, Red Deer

    PAINT YOUR WAGON
    Apr 12 - 28, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie

    OF MICE AND MEN
    Apr 12 -28, Innisfail Town Theatre, Innisfail

    ADFA PROVINCIAL ONE ACT FESTIVAL
    Apr 13 - 14, Alberta Drama Festival Association @ The Bailey Theatre, Camrose

    FUNNY MONEY
    Apr 13 - 21, Beaverhill Players, Holden

    THE CRUCIBLE
    Apr 13 - 28, Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud

    THE PLAY'S THE THING: FOUR ONE-ACT PLAYS
    Apr 18 - 28, Pine Tree Players, Canmore

    SUGAR
    Apr 19 - 28, Windmill Theatre Players, High River

    OH CANADA EH? DINNER SHOWCanadian work
    Apr 20 - Oct 20, Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant, Canmore

    THE 9TH ANNUAL EVENING OF DESSERTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
    Apr 20 - 21, Holy Redeemer Catholic Jr./Sr. High, Edson

    BEDTIME STORIES
    Apr 26 - May 12, St. Albert Theatre Troupe, St. Albert

    STEPPING OUT
    Apr 26 - 28, Horizon Players, Spruce Grove

    THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
    Apr 26 - May 5, Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray

    ZONE 2 WEST DRAMA FESTIVAL
    Apr 26 - 28, Alberta High School Drama Festival Association @ RF Staples Secondary School, Westlock

    FOOTHILLS REGION ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
    Mar 29 - 31, Windmill Theatre Players and Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA),
    High River

    THE SPITFIRE GRILL
    Apr 27 - May 6, Wetaskiwin Theatre Society, Wetaskiwin

     

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    CALGARY

    SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS - THE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

    The Shakespeare Company is currently auditioning for non-Equity members for its upcoming season. Deadline to submit: April 5

    THE GOODBYE DAY BY ANDREA HALWAS - TRANSIT THEATRE

    Transit Theatre is will be holding auditions to cast its May production of The Goodbye Day by Andrea Halwas. Audition dates: April 10-11.

    SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK SUMMER COMPANY

    Theatre Calgary and Mount Royal University are seeking actors for the summer company of Shakespeare in the Park, presenting A Midsummer Night's Dream. Deadline to submit: April 15

    MERGE: A DANCE & THEATRE CREATION - THEATRE ENCOUNTER

    Theatre Encounter will be holding auditions for dancers or actors with a dance background to cast its upcoming creation piece, and is also seeking new company members to be part of its ensemble. Audition dates: April 19 & 21

    YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS

    Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) will be holding auditions on May 14 to cast its fall production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. Deadline to submit: April 20

    SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS

    Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) will be holding general auditions in May for actors whose work is not known by artistic staff. Deadline to submit: May 2

    SEASON GENERAL AUDITIONS - EVERGREEN THEATRE

    Evergreen Theatre is will be holding general auditions for both touring actors and residency artists for our 2012/2013 season. Audition dates: May 25-26.

    SEASON AUDITIONS - THREE LEFT FEET (DANCERS)

    Three Left Feet is seeking dancers to help run our 2012-13 dance education programs in schools. Applicants should have a passion for sharing dance as well as a strong technical background in Ballet or Contemporary Dance. Audition dates: June 9-10.

     

    EDMONTON

    NINE - WALTERDALE THEATRE ASSOCIATES

    Walterdale Theatre Associates - Please bring any conflict dates you have to the audition. Headshots and résumés are recommended but not required. Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale. Audition dates: April 8 - 9.

    WOOF AND OTHER TALES OF ABIGAIL - KOMPANY FAMILY THEATRE

    Kompany Family Theatre is auditioning for three roles in its upcoming work for young audiences and families. Audition dates: April 18 & 20.

    YOUTH FACE - COMMUNITY THEATRE PRODUCTION

    Actors with all levels of experience are welcome! Production date is April 28th. Deadline: Open until filled.

    DREAM GIRL - SHORT FILM

    Looking for actors to audition for short film. Shoot date is looking like May 12th; work will be done on voluntary basis (one day shoot). Deadline: Open until filled.

     

    ALBERTA

    MALE VOCALISTS - MUSICALMANIA! PERFORMING ARTS FOUNDATION - St. Albert

    MusicalMania! Performing Arts Foundation is seeking male vocalists for several upcoming productions. Audition dates: Ongoing until filled.

     

    NATIONAL

    BARKERVILLE HISTORIC SITE - British Columbia

    Barkerville, BC’s Largest Historic Site, is looking for experienced actors/interpreters to fill the streets. Calling for headshots, resumes and employer references. Audition dates: TBA in Calgary and Edmonton.

     

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    Job Postings

     

    CALGARY

    PLAYHOUSE TECHNICIAN

    Vertigo Theatre is seeking a Technician to provide excellent technical services to users of The Playhouse Theatre and to ensure that the Playhouse venue equipment is properly and safely used. Deadline: April 13.

    DRAMA DAY CAMP INSTRUCTORS

    Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for four (4) full time drama instructor positions for the twenty-eighth annual Summer Drama Day Camp. Deadline: April 26.

    DRAMA DAY CAMP COUNSELORS

    Pumphouse Theatre is now accepting applications for four (4) full time counselor positions for the twenty-eighth annual Summer Drama Day Camp. Deadline: April 26.

    BAR STAFF PERSON

    Theatre Calgary is seeking an essential part of the FOH team to provide high quality of service to patrons who attend our shows. Deadline: Open until filled.

    STAGE MANAGERS, TECHNICIANS AND CREW MEMBERS

    Mob Hit Productions is seeking is currently seeking Stage Managers, Technicians, and Crew Members for the 2012 Story Lab New Works Festival. Deadline: Open until filled.

    RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

    Theatre Junction GRAND is seeking a resource development manager responsible for generating contributed revenue and providing strategic leadership as it relates to identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. Deadline: Open until filled.

     

    EDMONTON


    TECHNICAL COORDINATOR AND STAGE MANAGER (2 POSITIONS)

    Rabid Marmot Productions is seeking applicants to round out the crew of their production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, running May 17 – 27th at the PCL Studio Theatre. Deadline to apply: April 9.

    PROGRAM OFFICER – GRANTS, AWARDS AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS

    Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) is seeking applicants to work as part of a small team that delivers more than $7M in grants to the Edmonton arts community annually. Deadline to apply: April 10.

    DRAMA TROUPE - 4 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

    Fort Edmonton Park is seeking skilled and enthusiastic individuals to bring the dramatic side of Edmonton’s past to life on the 1920s midway, and to use their theatrical experience to provide guidance to other programming staff. Deadline to apply: April 13.

    GENERAL MANAGER

    Workshop West Theatre is seeking a general manager to work collaboratively with the Artistic Director on project, annual and long range planning, and be responsible for overall management of the company. Deadline to apply: April 13.

    ARTS ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

    The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is seeking an Arts Administration Assistant responsible for general administrative duties relating to daily office operations for the duration of the festival. Deadline to apply: April 16.

    STAGE MANAGERS NEEDED FOR EDMONTON FRINGE PRODUCTIONS

    Cowardly Kiss Theatre is seeking at least two stage managers for three productions at the 2012 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Rehearsals begin in May or June.

    STAGE MANAGER NEEDED FOR FRINGE TOUR

    Seeking a Stage Manager for my fringe show, Guernica, touring to Winnipeg and Vancouver fringes. Rehearsals will be in Edmonton. Deadline: Open until filled.

    MANAGER OF CORPORATE RELATIONS

    Citadel Theatre is seeking a great networker with excellent presentation skills. He/she must understand the importance of the arts and be able to communicate a compelling reason for a corporation to support the Citadel Theatre. Deadline: Open until filled.

    DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/ CINEMATOGRAPHER

    DOP/ Cinematographer Needed for a Short (15 mins) Drama Film. Deadline to apply: Open until filled.

     

    ALBERTA

    PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM PRESENTER - St. Albert

    St. Albert Cultural Services Department is seeking a Professional Program Presenter responsible for professional arts presenting of events and programs. Deadline: April 13.

    GENERAL MANAGER - Lethbridge

    New West Theatre is accepting applications for a General Manager, a full time, salaried position that works in partnership with the Artistic Director. Deadline: Open until filled.

    DIRECTOR/ FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER - Fort McMurray

    Keyano Theatre is currently accepting applications for a director/fight choreographer for the fall production in its 2012/2013 season. Deadline: Open until filled.

    DESIGNERS - Fort McMurray

    Keyano Theatre is currently accepting applications for the Set, Light and Costume Designers for three productions in its 2012/2013 season. Deadline: Open until filled.

    FESTIVAL AND EVENTS MANAGER - Fort McMurray

    Events Wood Buffalo is seeking an individual that demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of contractors, vendors, municipal departments and project volunteers. Deadline: Open until filled.

     

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    Workshops and Classes

     

    CALGARY

    SPRING SPECIAL - COMPANY OF ROGUES ACTORS' STUDIO

    Deadline to book: April 9. Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio announces a discount on select classes! Save $50 on Essentials of Acting, Essentials of Film & TV, Scene Study and Advanced Scene Study.

    CALGARY PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK

    8 weeks starting April 11. APN’s Playwriting Circles will help you to focus your work and move forward with it, working with a small group of your peers and led by well known playwright, Gordon Pengilly.

    DANCE BASICS FOR MUSICALS - MORPHEUS THEATRE

    April 22. For everyone who wants more confidence with choreography! Special attention will be paid to names of movements and recording choreography in your own words.

    DIRECTORS MASTER CLASS - MAGNETIC NORTH INDUSTRY SERIES

    Deadline to book: April 30. As part of its Industry Series, Magnetic North Theatre Festival is offering an exciting 5-day Director’s Masterclass with UK Director James Yarker of Stan’s Café, June 7-11.

     

    EDMONTON

    CLOWN THROUGH MASK WITH MICHAEL KENNARD

    Registration Deadline: April 8. This workshop is based on the Pochinko technique to awaken and encourage a sense of pleasure, an awareness of one’s immediate environment, and an honest response to internal impulses and external events.

    EDMONTON FRINGE PLAYWRIGHTS' CIRCLE - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK

    April 30 - June 11. (Mondays from 7 to 9 PM.) A six-week writer’s circle, led by veteran playwright David Belke, will focus on self-directed goals to help take your scheduled new Fringe Festival play to the next level.

    CAMP SHAKESPEARE 2012 - FREE WILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

    July 2 - 20. A truly unique theatre training camp for students in Grades 4-12, Camp Shakespeare’s mission is to take the Bard’s plays off the page, and put them into the hearts and bodies of our students.

     

    ALBERTA

    STAND AND DELIVER: A WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS - Red Deer

    April 21. A free workshop is being offered to actors in central Alberta as part of Scripts at Work (SAW), the theatre development series in Red Deer that sees beginning and emerging playwrights mentored by theatre professionals.

     

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    Events

    FIDELIO PANEL DISCUSSION - WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT - Edmonton

    Join Edmonton Opera for a thought provoking panel discussion surrounding one of Fidelio’s most prominent themes: Wrongful Imprisonment. April 11 at 6:30 PM.

    PLAY READING - THE FINAL WORD BY SHARON CAVANAUGH - Calgary

    Calgary Play Reading Series presented by Alberta Playwrights' Network. Sharon Cavanaugh is a two-time Herman Voaden National Playwriting Award winner. April 14 at 3:00 PM.

    OVER THE EDGE WITH 4-PLAY - Edmonton

    The ever zany and oh so much fun fundraiser for Catalyst Theatre, held at the TransAlta Arts Barns. April 27 at 9:30 PM.

    PLAYWRIGHTS' CIRCLE READINGS - Edmonton

    Come see what this circle has been working on! We will be hearing excerpts from Jain Kurany, Giorgia Severini, Michelle Kennedy, Alex Forsyth, Kristen Finlay, Hugh Kemeny, and Jacqueline Dumas! April 30 at 7:30 PM.

     

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    Space

    OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT - Edmonton

    L’UniThéâtre has a 100 sq ft. office space for rent, within its office at 126, 8627 – 91 Street. We would prefer to rent to a small theatre company but willing to consider others. We are located in La Cité, Edmonton.

     

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    Volunteer

    ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK CASINO - Calgary

    Alberta Playwrights' Network’s casino is by far our biggest fundraising venture. Come meet and work with great people in the Alberta playwriting community. May 28-29.

    MAGNETIC NORTH THEATRE FESTIVAL - Calgary

    The Magnetic North Theatre Festival's organizers are looking for 120 enthusiastic volunteers to make this one-of-a-kind showcase of national theatre a great success. June 13-23.

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    Calls For Submissions

    MAGNETIC NORTH INDUSTRY SERIES: ARTS MARKETPLACE - Calgary

    As part of its Industry Series, Magnetic North Theatre Festival is excited to be hosting an arts marketplace for theatre artists, companies and presenters at the Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts on June 18th in Calgary. Deadline for submissions: May 30.

    2012 SIMINOVITCH PRIZE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - National

    The $100,000 Siminovitch Prize in Theatre is one of Canada’s most prestigious Arts prizes. This year the Siminovitch Prize will be presented to a professional theatre designer. Deadline for submissions: June 8.

    ONE ACTS SCRIPTS FOR PUBLICATION - PLAYWRIGHTS CANADA PRESS - National

    Playwrights Canada Press invites submissions of English-language one-act plays suitable for high schools to be included in a new anthology for publication in 2014. Deadline for submissions: May 3, 2013.

     

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    Other

    DRAMATURGY ON DEMAND WITH CAROLINE RUSSELL-KING

    Caroline Russell-King is a member of LMDA (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas). As a former Literary Manager and playwright-in-residence, she has worked in play development for over 20 years.

     

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    Donors, New & Renewing Members

    DONORS: THANK YOU!

    April Banigan, Anonymous

    Click here to view all donations to the 100 Angels of Theatre Alberta campaign!

    NEW MEMBERS

    Individuals
    Susanna Bezooyen, Aaron Edelstein, Kevin Humphrey, Aliya Jamal, Rachel Kent, Bryan Lentz, Riley Ohler, Niraj Pancholi, Alton Reed, DJ Rouse

    Groups
    Three Left Feet Movement Creations

    RENEWING MEMBERS

    Individuals
    Bradley Bishop, Lawrence Bolokoski, Julie Brown, Kathleen Copland, Erin Crealock, Carrie-Ann Hubbard, Ellen Leavitt, Desiree Leverenz, Jeremy Mason, Sarah Mathison, Erika Noot, Janey Olson, Chantal Perron, Joelle Prefontaine, Kate Ryan, David Wolkowski

    Groups
    Town of Hinton

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