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JUNE 2012

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Notice to Members: 2011-12 Annual General Meeting

Who: All Theatre Alberta members are invited and encouraged to attend.
What: An AGM, with FREE LUNCH.
Where: University of Alberta, FAB 2-51, aka the Corner Stage in the Fine Arts Building.
When: Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 1:00PM

Why: An excellent opportunity to join and meet your fellow TA members, board of directors, and staff, as well as receive the annual report, elect new board members, and conduct other important society business … and did we mention free lunch?

RSVP: We need to know if you’re coming so we can ensure a delicious lunch for you! Please RSVP to Stephanie Leaf, Office Administrator: [email protected] or call 888-422-8160 (toll-free) / 780-422-8162 (Edmonton area).

Theatre Alberta Casino

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NOVEMBER 22 AND 23, 2012.

Theatre Alberta will be holding its casino at the Baccarat Casino — conveniently located in downtown Edmonton. We are 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.

Call us at 780-422-8162 (toll free 1-888-422-8160) or email us at [email protected] to volunteer.

All volunteers receive credit towards their Theatre Alberta membership!

 

To our Members:

Notes for June

Welcome to Summer!!!

It’s all I can say, think and feel! I am so happy to wake up in the morning and see the sun shining; to go for long walks with friends well into the evening and have the sun with us the whole way; to begin to think about all the promise the summer holds: Fringe, cabins and of course… Dramaworks 2012.

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Dramaworks is our biennial workshop series for adults that spans all theatrical disciplines and is for artists at all points in their careers. Even if you have never been involved in a production there is a workshop for you! This summer Dramaworks is about asking yourself “Who Am I Now?” It may seem heady and complicated but at the end of the day it’s just about saying to yourself, “Hey, self, what do we need in our theatrical toolkit? What’s missing? What could be built upon? What about that play we always wanted to write…?”

(I have a million plays I’ve always wanted to write and if I could take ANY Dramaworks workshop it would be Vern Thiessen’s One Weekend, One Play - but I can’t, so someone can have my spot!)

We love all our instructors. Each one is at the top of their field and they're all smart, talented and dedicated to sharing their skills. However, there are a couple of classes I really want to highlight for you.

Kim Mattice Wanat is leading a workshop for anyone who teaches students and young actors to sing. If you are a musical director, a choral/glee/voice teacher or anyone who just wants to help others find their singing voices, this is an opportunity to learn from the top vocal instructor in the country!

Personally, I find lighting to be one of the most complex disciplines in theatre and I don’t think I’m alone in this. To help allieviate some of that confusion we have a wonderful lighting workshop called Lighting Basics (led by Robert Montgomery, Head of Lighting at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium) that will focus on both the technicial elements and some basic design principals. There may even be a field trip involved!

If you aren’t sure about what workshop to take, please check out this handy chart, or click here to meet the instructors, or get in touch with me either by phone (780-422-8162 or 888-422-8160) or email ([email protected]). I’m always thrilled to chat about Dramaworks!

If you have friends, family or colleagues who don’t receive Buzz and should know about Dramaworks, please don’t hesitate to pass along the info! We’re always looking for more friends!

And, if you want, head over to our Facebook page and let us know your favourite Dramaworks memory. Or go there now and read mine!

Best,

Michelle Kennedy
Programmer

“I long for the simplicity of theatre. I want lessons learned, comeuppances delivered, people sorted out, all before your bladder gets distractingly full. That's what I want."

~ John M. Ford, Casting Fortune

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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WELCOME JANICE HOOVER AND MARIANN KIRBY TO OUR SUMMER TEAM!

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Janice Hoover

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Mariann Kirby

They have both been in our office for nearly a month, and they both have been on the phone with many of our members, but we would like to extend an official warm welcome to our two summer programs assistants: Janice Hoover, our Artstrek 2012 registrar and Mariann Kirby, our Dramaworks 2012 registrar.

Mariann is a graduate of the University of Alberta's BA Honours Drama program and is preparing to enter her middle year in the BFA Acting program. She is super excited to be a part of Dramaworks 2012 and to help provide some really thrilling theatre programming to Alberta theatre artists. "I am ready and willing to answer any questions you may have, so send them my way!" Email: [email protected].

Janice has just graduated with her Education degree in Drama and has swapped her role as "campus mom" for "teacher-in-waiting". Janice is thrilled to be back in the Artstrek registrar's seat for this year's program and can't wait to see the discoveries the talented teens at Artstrek 2012 make as they explore Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. She promises not to "bite her thumb" at anyone at Artstrek! Email: [email protected].

 

WE'RE HIRING: OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR / EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Theatre Alberta is seeking a highly motivated and organized Office Administrator / Executive Assistant who will be responsible for overall office administration and management, as well as support for the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • first point of contact for Theatre Alberta members and the general public
  • design and maintenance of membership databases
  • maintenance of office computer network, hardware, and software
  • liaising with suppliers, instructors, and contractors
  • basic financial responsibilities including receipting revenue and tracking expenditures
  • administrative support for programs and services, including fundraising initiatives
  • administrative support to the Executive Director for day-to-day operations
  • participation in Theatre Alberta’s overall strategic mission and direction

Applicants should be enthusiastic about theatre, enjoy dealing with people, and able to work independently and as a team player. Excellent computer and communication skills are required. Previous work in the not-for-profit sector and a broad knowledge of Alberta’s theatre community will be considered assets.

This is a full-time position with benefits located in Edmonton. Job sharing proposals will be considered from highly qualified candidates only. Due to the nature of Theatre Alberta’s work and programs, some evening/weekend hours and travel may be required. Our office environment is pleasant, supportive, and positive with some degree of flexibility. Position to commence August 1, 2012. Salary range $29,000 – $32,000.

By June 25, 2012, please forward your resume with letter of interest highlighting qualifications to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director: [email protected]

 

THEATRE ALBERTA ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR PLAYBILL 2012-2013

We just sent out an email request to our member organizations for their upcoming season data to be included on the 2012-2013 Playbill poster.

Be sure that your production information is included - CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR SEASON INFORMATION ONLINE.

Theatre Alberta's Playbill is the single most comprehensive list of Alberta theatre season information - listing productions from nearly every theatre company in the province.

Theatre Alberta's Playbill is produced in three different formats: a printed colour poster, an online desktop version and our new mobile-friendly web-app.

The deadline to submit your season is
July 3, 2012 at noon.

Playbill 2011

And, a big thank you to all our member organizations who submitted their logos to be included in our advertising campaign for the 2012-2013 Playbill. We had a great response!

We have created two different print ads - one for foam core posters that we will be distributing to our member organizations for display in their venues, and a second for full-page adverts in print programs. We tried to fit in as many logos as we could! Thank you so much for your support.

 

ARTSTREK 2012 - WE'RE (STILL) LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN!

Young men, ages 13 -15, in particular!

Yes, Artstrek 2012 is at capacity for Juliets in both Exploration I and Exploration II. However, we still have room for Romeos in Exploration I and we only have two spots left for gentlemen in Exploration II.

Please share this link - especially if you have already registered and know of a fellow student or friend who would love the Artstrek experience!

Teachers, if you know of a young man with a strong interest in drama, send him our way.

And, gentlemen - check out this video from Artstrek 2011. Looks like fun, doesn't it?


Artstrek 2012

 

PUBLICIZE YOUR FRINGE SHOW ON THEATRE ALBERTA'S CLASSIFIEDS

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Theatre Alberta members are invited to publicize their upcoming Calgary Fringe and/or Edmonton Fringe productions through one of the most popular sections of our website – Classifieds.

Simply fill out this online form, choose a date you wish your listing to be published and voilà - you have your own dedicated web post. You can upload a picture and one other piece of media – be it a song (mp3 file), poster, or another photo. (If you have a promo video on YouTube or another video sharing site, simply type in the URL of your video and it will automatically embed in your post.)

If you wish to update your listing – say, when your five star review comes out and you want to upload a copy or link to the article - no problem! You will receive a unique hyperlink to have your post updated as new information comes available.

Best of all, this is a free service for Theatre Alberta members. (Membership must be current through August 2012.) Not a member? Have to renew? Visit theatrealberta.com/membership/ and apply or renew your membership online. Fees are low, and you’ll be eligible for all the perks that our membership has to offer!

 

COMPASS POINTS - 2012 MAGNETIC NORTH THEATRE FESTIVAL

Compass Points
Magnetic North Theatre Festival
June 16-21, 2012

Compass Points is a gathering of post-secondary students and emerging artists from across the country that offers a first-hand introduction to the professional theatre industry and a special insider's view of the festival.

Special Theatre Alberta member price: $89
(includes events and tickets to eight shows)
Please note "Theatre Alberta Member" in your application - membership must be current.

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Organized in consultation with students from the University of Calgary and emerging artists from across the nation, the week-long Compass Points event consists of workshops, panel discussions, and social gatherings designed to inspire participants to chart their own course in Canadian theatre.

Compass Points builds on the festival experience – performances, Magnetic Encounters and the Industry Series – with the student and emerging artist perspective in mind. Past topics include touring in Canadian theatre, theatre creation and criticism in the age of blogging, union do’s and don’ts, grant writing for emerging artists, new play development and workshops led by some of Canada’s most prominent theatre practioners. Topics and events vary from year to year to complement festival programming and address current concerns and questions. This year we are proud to announce Mary Vingoe as our Keynote Speaker. Events include workshops, discussions, and panels featuring Peter Hinton, Brenda Leadlay, and Rebecca Northan.

Compass Points is currently accepting applications from across the country. We welcome all students and emerging artists from all theatre disciplines to apply.

See www.magneticnorthfestival.ca for applications and full schedule of events or contact [email protected] for more information.

 

LIBRARY TIP OF THE MONTH

Looking for Accents and Dialects? Check out this Free Online Resource: The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA).

“… primary source dialect and accent recordings. Paul Meier, author of the best-selling Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen, is its founder and director. He is a leading dialect coach for theatre and film, a specialist in accent reduction, and IDEA's leading contributor..."

All recordings are in English, are of native speakers, and include both English language dialects and English spoken in the accents of other languages.

More free online sources can be found on the Theatre Alberta Library home page.

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Just a reminder that Theatre Alberta's Library is now closed on Saturdays until September.

Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed June 30 - July 2 for the Canada Day long 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.

CALGARY THEATRE CRITICS' AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Calgary’s Theatre Critics are pleased to announce the establishment of the first annual Theatre Critics’ Awards in Calgary.

FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) has named a new Executive Director: Jill Rozell. Congratulations, Jill - from all of us at Theatre Alberta!

2012 STERLING AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

PricewaterhouseCoopers and the 2012 Sterling Committee are proud to present the 25th Annual Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards, and have announced this year's nominees.

2012 ALBERTA PLAYWRITING COMPETITION WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Alberta Playwrights’ Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Alberta Playwriting Competition: Collin Doyle and Makambe K Simamba.

EMPRESS THEATRE CENTENNIAL SEASON ANNOUNCED

The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod celebrates its centennial year with three live-theatre productions.

WALTERDALE PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON

Walterdale Playhouse announces its 54th season under the direction of Artistic Director Sarah Van Tassel. Together these plays are a Retrospective — they take us through history.

DOWNSTAGE ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON

Featuring five local works as part of our biennial festival, a French-Canadian play in translation and the World Premiere of an award-winning play by a Calgary playwright.

SEQUENCE FINALIST IN INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

Sequence, by Arun Lakra (Calgary), announced as one of three finalists (and the only one from Canada) for the STAGE International Playwriting Competition.

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Shows Opening

May 1 – June 9

Click here for the full Playbill

The Playbill is now mobile! Use your smartphone or tablet to search for live theatre!

Albertan work indicates production was written/collectively created by an Albertan artist/group
Canadian work indicates production was written/collectively created by a Canadian artist/group

 

CALGARY


SUNCOR ENERGY STAGE ONE FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK Canada work
Jun 4 - 23, Lunchbox Theatre

FLARE Alberta work
Jun 7 - 10, Theatre Works @ Vertigo Playhouse Theatre

IGNITE! FESTIVAL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS
Jun 7 - 10, Sage Theatre @ Pumphouse Theatres

MAGNETIC NORTH THEATRE FESTIVAL Canada work
Jun 13 - 23, Magnetic North Theatre Festival @ various venues

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
Jun 14 - Aug 19, Stage West Theatre Restaurant

CALGARY FRINGE FESTIVAL
Jul 1 - 31, Calgary Fringe Festival @ various venues

 

 

EDMONTON


WOOF AND OTHER TALES OF ABIGAIL Alberta work
Jun 6 - 15, Kompany Family Theatre

NEXTFEST Alberta work
Jun 7 - 17, Theatre Network

LET THERE BE HEIGHT Alberta work
Jun 8 - 9, Firefly Theatre and Circus @ Théâtre de La Cité

SPROUTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL FOR KIDS
Jun 9 - 10 (Public Performances), Concrete Theatre @ Stanley A. Milner Library

IMPROVAGANZA Albertan work
Jun 13 - 23, Rapid Fire Theatre @ Varscona Theatre & TransAlta Arts Barns

THE TIME OF OUR LIVES Albertan work
Jun 14 - 23, Edmonton Musical Theatre @ TransAlta Arts Barns

AVENUE Q
Jun 15 - 30, Two One-Way Tickets To Broadway
 @ La Cité Francophone

KISS ME KATE
Jun 23 - 30, Elope Musical Theatre @ John L. Harr Theatre

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
Jun 26 - July 22, Free Will Players @ Heritage Amphitheatre (William Hawrelak Park)

I LOVE YOU BECAUSE...
Jun 26 - 28, Three Form Theatre @ Catalyst Theatre

NINE
Jul 4 - 14, Walterdale Playhouse

 

 

ALBERTA


CORPUS CHRISTIE
Jun 7 - 10, Ignition Theatre @ Nickel Studio, Red Deer

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV
Jul 4 - Aug 25, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud

THE CANADIAN BADLANDS PASSION PLAY Alberta work
Jul 13 - 22, Canadian Badlands Passion Play, Drumheller

 

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Auditions

 

CALGARY

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.

NOISES OFF - MORPHEUS THEATRE

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for NOISES OFF, a British farce by Michael Frayn, directed by Sean Anderson. Audition dates: June 12 & 14.

SEASON GENERALS - MOB HIT PRODUCTIONS

Mob Hit Productions is seeking male and female performers aged 18+ for our 2012/13 general auditions. Audition dates: July 19 & 20.

 

EDMONTON

SLEEPING BEAUTY - ALBERTA OPERA MUSICAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

Alberta Opera Artistic Directors Farren Timoteo and Jeff Unger would like to invite trained and/or experienced non-equity actors and pianists to audition for our upcoming touring production of Sleeping Beauty. Audition dates: June 11.

2012-2013 YOUNG ACTING & MUSICAL COMPANIES - CITADEL THEATRE

The Young Companies are an advanced training and mentorship program from aspiring artists between the ages of 16 and 21 who are serious about pursuing post-secondary education and a career in theatre. Audition dates: June 15, 25 & July 8.

2012 SNOW GLOBE FESTIVAL GENERALS - PROMISE PRODUCTIONS

Promise Productions is very pleased to announce our 2012 General Auditions for the Snow Globe Festival of Children’s Theatre. Audition dates: June 25 & 26.

THE WEIR - WALTERDALE PLAYHOUSE

Walterdale Playhouse invites actors to audition for its October production of The Weir. Audition dates: July 8 & 9.

RAGTIME - TWO ONE-WAY TICKETS TO BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS

Two ONE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions seeking an ethnically diverse cast for fall production. Audition dates: July 13, 14, 15.

"INTERFACE" - SHORT FILM

The 3-day shoot will take place in June and is on a voluntary basis. Meals, beverages, and a copy of the finished short will be provided. Audition dates: by appointment.

THE QUESTION - EDMONTON FRINGE PRODUCTION

Require 4 actors to fill following roles in an Edmonton Fringe play called The Question. Audition dates: by appointment.

 

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Job Postings

 

CALGARY

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN

Downstage is seeking an individual who is passionate about independent theatre to join our team as an administrative intern from the beginning of July to the end of October. Deadline: June 15.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Vertigo Theatre is seeking a Technical Director - responsible for overseeing all technical elements for productions produced and/or presented for its two series, Vertigo Mystery Theatre and Y Stage, as well as Venue Rentals. Deadline: June 22.

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) is seeking an individual responsible for leading and maximizing our company’s contributed revenue programs, and maintaining active and productive relationships with our donors, sponsors, grantors, and volunteers. Deadline: Open until filled (first review of applications - June 22).

SALES PERSON

Production Lighting is seeking a sales person who will work co-operatively with the head of sales to supply our clients with the best service possible. Position available for either Calgary or Edmonton office. Deadline: Open until filled.

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Theatre Junction GRAND is seeking a marketing coordinator responsible for activities related to promotions, advertising, sales, public relations, media, events, and patron experience. Deadline: Open until filled.

 

EDMONTON


FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE STAFF

Fringe Theatre Adventures is seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic and dependable team players to work in the festival box office during the 31st Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Deadline: June 15.

SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS

Punctuate! Theatre is seeking to fill several summer positions. Click position titles below for job descriptions. Deadline for all positions: Open until filled.

Designer
Sound Designer
Venue Manager
Front of House Manager
Concession Manager

SALES PERSON

Production Lighting is seeking a sales person who will work co-operatively with the head of sales to supply our clients with the best service possible. Position available for either Calgary or Edmonton office. Deadline: Open until filled.

TYA PERFORMER

ASSIST Community Services Centre is seeking part-time actors to fill a role in a children’s theatre performance on addictions prevention at various schools, summer camps and youth centers throughout spring and summer 2012, with a possibility of extension into the fall and winter. Deadline: Open until filled.

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: 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.

 

ALBERTA

DESIGNERS - Fort McMurray

Keyano Theatre is currently accepting applications for 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.

 

NATIONAL

TECHNICAL & OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - Whitehorse, YK

The Yukon Arts Centre is seeking a versatile, dynamic and personable individual to lead the technical services team, responsible for technical services at the Mainstage and Studio and provides technical leadership to the Old Fire Hall team. Deadline: June 22.

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR - Vancouver, BC

Electric Company, one of Canada’s leading theatrical performance creation companies, is hiring a Production Director, a full-time, senior, salaried job combining elements of general management and production leadership. Deadline: July 1.

 

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Workshops and Classes

 

CALGARY

THE CASTING PACKAGE WITH CASTING DIRECTOR MIKE MIGLIARA

July 5. Casting Director Mike Migliara is coming to Calgary for his successful & unique audition workshop called “The Casting Package” at Evergreen Theatre.

MEISNER ACTING INTENSIVE - [email protected] & ACTS OF GOD

June 22-23. Students will learn the skills needed to free up their instrument in order to connect fully with authenticity on stage to deliver a powerful performance.

SUMMER 2012 SCHEDULE - COMPANY OF ROGUES ACTORS' STUDIO

Registration now available for all summer 2012 acting and theatre classes. Click headline for class dates and descriptions.

 

EDMONTON

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

VIEWPOINTS TRAINING WITH MICHAEL GREYEYES - BANFF CENTRE - Banff

July 7 - 8. Through a series of interactive group-based exercises, guest instructor Michael Greyeyes will introduce participants to the Viewpoints theatre training technique, which addresses essential performance concepts such as becoming present, active listening, spontaneity, trust, and spatial relationships.

 

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Events

WOOF AND OTHER TALES OF ABIGAIL - KOMPANY THEATRE - Edmonton

Kompany Family Theatre is pleased to present a one-time public performance of their touring play at the Royal Alberta Museum: Sunday, June 10, 2 p.m.

PLAY READING - OUT OF THE BLUE - Edmonton

Alberta Playwrights' Network invites you to a free play reading of Beth Graham's newest work at the TransAlta Arts Barns: Monday, June 11, 7:30 p.m.

TOGA & BURLESQUE PARTY - TAKE A BITE PRODUCTIONS - Edmonton

Come join the Toga & Burelesque party in support of Take A Bite Productions’ Edmonton Fringe show, Stories of Love & Hate: Friday, June 15, 8:00 p.m.

HOOKED ON BARDICS FUNDRAISER - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - Edmonton

From sonnets to rhapsodes, UK based improv troupe The School of Night will conjure deep thoughts and belly-laughs as they are joined by a team of Canada’s finest improvisers at the Varscona Theatre: Sunday, June 17, 8:00 p.m.

OPERA AL FRESCO - EDMONTON OPERA - Edmonton

Edmonton Opera and Devonian Botanic Garden are hosting our third annual Opera al Fresco at Devonian Botanic Garden: Friday, June 22, 7:00 p.m.

 

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Space

ARTS OFFICE TO LEASE - Calgary

Evergreen Theatre has a 100 sq ft. basement unit office space for lease. 6-36 months available; all utilities included; close to downtown Calgary.

 

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Volunteer

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL - Edmonton

Freewill Shakespeare Festival is now accepting volunteer application forms. Freewill volunteers get loads of perks like Festival Passes, t-shirts, snacks, and fun times with squirrels! Deadline to apply: June 5.

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

ACTOR HEADSHOTS AND RESUMES - CONCRETE THEATRE - Edmonton

Concrete Theatre would like to invite professional actors to submit new resumes and photos for our files. We know your work, now make sure we can find you! No deadline.

SUBMISSIONS FOR 2012-13 SEASON PROGRAMMING - DOWNSTAGE - Calgary

Downstage is now seeking submissions for programming the 2012-2013 season in Motel and Birds & Stone. Deadline: Ongoing but tentative season scheduling begins in May.

BSMT DWELLERS PLAYWRITING COMPETITION - THEATRE BSMT - Alberta

Theatre BSMT and Alberta Playwright’s Network (APN) call for scripts for a new playwriting competition for emerging Albertan Playwrights. Deadline for submissions: November 30.

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

FUNDRAISER - PENNIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS - Alberta

In light of the recent discontinuation of the Canadian Penny, Alberta Playwrights' Network (APN) started a PENNY DRIVE — supporting Playwright and Play Development in Alberta. All donations go directly into APN programming.

CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE TECHNOLOGY (CITT) EVENT SURVEY - National

Tell us what would make CITT Rendez-Vous 2013 in Calgary the must attend technical conference event for you! We’ve compiled a simple list of 10 easy to answer questions to help us get started on exciting programming, and to get you excited about becoming involved with CITT Alberta Section.

 

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Donors, New & Renewing Members

DONORS: THANK YOU!

Robin King, Lorna Thomas

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

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals
Zachary Dugan, Nicole English, Stuart Fink, Alice Fredine, Richard Grafton, Alana Gushuliak-Soldan, Julia Guy, Rowan Hickie, Katherine Holley, Patrick Horan, Mariann Kirby, Robyn Kumish, Morgan Kunz, Richard Lam, Louise Large, Sophia Lauchlin, Oliver Lessard, Cliff Liknes, Sereana Malani, Michelle McKey, Rebecca Ann Merkley, June Miller, Leta Montague, Nadine Nahas, Misty Oakes, Grayson Ogle, David Pasieka, Jelena Radic, Kyall Rakoz, Mackenzie Reurink, Erik Reuter, Alastair Robertson, Emma Sinclair, Lauren Steyn, Nicholas Taylor, Lorna Thomas, Thais Torres Polo, Carlos Torres-Garcia, Michelle Varem, Kelly Webber, Jillian Willems

Groups
Moxie Crew

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals
Janet Allcock, Ian Bamford, Jayne Barnard, Conrad Belau, David Belke, Bradley Bergeron, Claire Bolton, Emma Cobb, Wendy Collins, Erika Conway, Brandon Craig, Ali Deregt, Elaine Elrod, Brent Gill, Evan Hall, Jane Heather, Chance Heck, Angela James, Corben Kushneryk, Monica Littleton, Kelly Malcolm, Jason Mancini, Keven Mott, Kate Newby, Jeff Page, Camille Pavlenko, Lennette Randall, John Rawson, David Sealy, David Walker

Groups
Louis St Laurent School, Medicine Hat Firehall Theatre, Peak Theatre Players, Production Lighting, Sage Theatre, Tree House Youth Theatre, Westlock Drama Society (1970)

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Theatre Alberta Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of the Following Funders

Thank you for your commitment to the growth of theatre in Alberta!

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Edmonton Arts Council
City of Edmonton
Calgary Arts Development
City of Calgary
GoA
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Theatre Alberta
3rd Floor Percy Page Centre
11759 Groat Road
Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

Phone: (780) 422-8162
Fax: (780) 422-2663
Toll Free: 1-888-422-8160
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www.theatrealberta.com