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MARCH 2012

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Notes for March

This past month I had the opportunity to travel outside of Edmonton for three great events: a Theatre Alberta Board Meeting (Red Deer, Feb. 4), the Alberta Culture Forum (Red Deer, Feb. 24-25), and ATP’s playRites Festival (Calgary, Mar. 2-4).

I look forward to any and every opportunity to connect with members and friends of Theatre Alberta across the province, and so this past month proved to be extra inspiring and fun!

Keri

At the Alberta Culture Forum I was honoured to have been asked to present a Pecha Kucha-style presentation on the Alberta Arts Sector. New friends from the Voluntary, First Nations, Multicultural, Cultural Industries, Corporate, and Museums and Heritage sectors joined me on the Red Deer College Theatre Centre stage in a 6 minute and 40 second exercise to share stories from and provoke discussion about our respective industries. All of us were Pecha Kucha novices, so we bonded quickly to dispel nerves and support each other. Boy oh boy, I put my theatre training to work that night!

You can watch the whole of the Alberta Culture Forum Opening Ceremonies online. Playwright Marty Chan did a fabulous job as emcee, both Premier Redford and Minister Klimchuk speak about their vision of Alberta Culture, and the performances throughout the evening were spectacular! (If you’ve only got a few minutes now, my presentation is approximately 1 hour and 13 minutes in. But I highly recommend taking the time to watch the whole event. Don’t watch in full screen mode or you’ll miss the slides that accompany the Pecha Kucha presentations.)

The Government of Alberta is also asking the broader public for its help in charting a course for our province's cultural future. They have posted an online survey which is available until March 28. I strongly encourage everyone to make their voices heard! Maybe you agree or disagree with the ideas put forward by forum delegates? LET THEM KNOW!

March will see all of us at Theatre Alberta preparing for our fiscal year-end (March 31) and ramping up operations for Emerge, Artstrek, and Dramaworks. Can’t wait for those Artstrek and Dramaworks applications to start pouring in!

Keri Mitchell (née Ekberg)
Executive Director

“For me, a play is a form of writing which isn’t complete until it is interpreted by actors."

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100Angels

A HUGE thank you to our newest Angels!

Stephen & Sandy Kennedy
Marie Gynane-Willis
(x2!)
Deborah Ferguson
(x2!)
Joan & Alex Hawkins
Robyn & Kevin Mott
Amanda Wiebe

 

In this very newsletter you will find prime examples of ways Theatre Alberta is promoting the growth and development of Alberta theatre and Alberta theatre audiences. We want to provide the best services possible for every facet of our community:

As a working actor, producer of independent theatre, and emerging director, I value and rely on the services provided by Theatre Alberta. The vast and affordable library in the Theatre Alberta office is there when I need to research a play for an audition or for possible future production.
The information Theatre Alberta distributes throughout the year with All Stages and every month with the Theatre Buzz and everyday on its website keeps me abreast of auditions and workshops so I can continue to work and raise my family in Edmonton while continuing to grow as an artist.
~ Chris Bullough
Co-Artistic Director of Wishbone Theatre

We're looking for 78 more Angels before the end of March to help members like Chris access the resources he needs. Will you become one?

For more information about donating to Theatre Alberta, please contact Dawn Ius, Fund Development Coordinator, by phone at 780-422-8162 (or 888-422-8160 toll free outside of Edmonton) or by email at [email protected]. Thank you so much for your support!

 

ALL STAGES SPRING 2012 - MUSICAL THEATRE IN ALBERTA

It's here! Our final issue of All Stages for the 2011-12 theatre season is in the post and should be in your mailbox this week.

This issue we focus on Musical Theatre in Alberta. Highlights include:

  • a roundtable with prominent Albertan composers on the state of the musical theatre genre in our province;
  • a look at the 30-year legacy of St. Albert Children's Theatre;
  • documentation of the creation process of Alberta Opera's newest musical Pinocchio;
  • a look at taking an Albertan work to the New York Musical Theatre Festival;
  • a discussion about the design of Theatre Calgary's upcoming production of CATS; and
  • Dramaworks 2012 program and workshop information.
  • All Stages

    With this issue, Theatre Alberta is proud to unveil All Stages - Online. From multimedia content to companion articles, we hope our new exclusive online content section will provide our readers and members with a more multifaceted experience of the Albertan theatre scene!

    We have uploaded music demos from each of the composers featured in our roundtable: Jonathan Christenson, David Rhymer, Ryan Sigurdson and Joe Slabe. We have also included a companion article, "Health Tips for Musical Theatre Performers," to supplement Julie Sinclair's article "Tune Up!"

    If you'd like to receive the full issue of All Stages, just become a member of Theatre Alberta and we will mail this latest edition right to your home.

     

    DRAMAWORKS 2012 WORKSHOP INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE

    Dramaworks 2012

    Inside the Spring issue of All Stages is our brochure insert for Dramaworks 2012 - Who Are We Now? Dramaworks 2012 will take place from July 4-8, 2012, in and around the Department of Drama at the University of Alberta. Online registration will begin on April 1st.

    Visit theatrealberta.com/dramaworks2012 to view information on this year's program of exciting workshops and to meet the instructors. Not sure what workshop is right for you? We've provided a handy table of suggestions to help you answer "What should I take?"

    We're also proud to provide information on our new Dramaworks scholarship: The Michelle Dias Community Service Award.

    Our roster of Dramaworks 2012 workshops includes:

    MASTER CLASS · JULY 4 – 8 · $450

    Immersive Theatre with punchdrunk (Maxine Doyle and Conor Doyle)
    presented in partnership with Catalyst Theatre
    - For professional theatre artists

    INTENSIVES · JULY 5 – 8 · $350

    One Weekend, One Play with Vern Thiessen
    - For playwrights of all levels

    Unleashing the Expressive Resonant Voice with Kim Mattice Wanat
    - For drama teachers and performers of all levels

    EXPLORATIONS · JULY 6 – 8 · $250

    Directing Historical Drama with Kate Newby
    - For novice and intermediate directors

    Lighting Basics with Sheila Cleasby
    - Design and technical theatre for all levels

    Meisner Technique with Lori Ravensborg
    - Acting for all levels

    Theatre Boot Camp with Brian Dooley
    - Acting and making theatre for all levels

    For even more information, please email our programmer, Michelle Kennedy, at [email protected].

     

    Deadline to apply: MARCH 30, 2012

    Every second summer at Theatre Alberta, a die-hard theatre devotee processes Dramaworks applications from all over the province. The ideal candidate for this position is enthusiastic about theatre, enjoys dealing with people and is able to work independently and as a team player.

    This position offers 13 weeks of full time employment. Employment to begin May 7, 2012. Preference will be given to full time post-secondary student applicants.

    Excellent computer skills, especially data entry experience, and event management experience will be considered assets. Interested individuals must be available to work onsite at Dramaworks at the University of Alberta from July 2 until July 8 inclusive. The remainder of the employment period will be at Theatre Alberta’s office in Edmonton.

    Think you've got what it takes to be a Regi-star? Send us your resume and a cover letter stating your interest.

    Application deadline is March 30, 2012 (or until position is filled).

     

    ARTSTREK 2012 ~ ROMEO AND JULIET ~ INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE

    Also included alongside your Spring edition of All Stages is our program brochure for Artstrek 2012. Full program information is also available on our website at theatrealberta.com/artstrek2012.

    Artstrek is a summer school for teens that explores the exciting world of theatre and theatre production. Over the course of a week in residence at Red Deer College, Artstrek students discover acting, voice, movement, directing, sound/music, design, creation and collaboration. Click here to find out more about Artstrek and here to meet the 2012 curriculum team.

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

    Artstrek 2012

    Please note that online registration will not begin until March 15, 2012. Applications will only be accepted online, except in special circumstances. 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.

     

    REMINDER: ARTSTREK 2012 - SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIPS

    If you're planning to attend Artstrek this year, you may wish to consider applying for a community sponsorship or scholarship. This is not only a great way to offset Artstrek fees - obtaining a community sponsorship also looks great on an employment resume or post-secondary school application, and it demonstrates to us your commitment to attending this year's Artstrek program. And, Theatre Alberta can help!

    Artstrek

    If you are interested in sourcing funding from within your community to attend Artstrek, Theatre Alberta has information and resources to get you started. The earlier you begin, the more likely you'll be able to secure funding by the time applications become available online on March 15. Click here for information on how to get started!

    Theatre Alberta also offers a limited number of partial scholarships for applicants in financial need. Scholarships range from 25% to 75% of the Artstrek application fee. Click here for more information.

     

    As you may have noticed above, we have uploaded a great many new webpages over the last couple of weeks!

    We would just like to use this space as a gentle reminder that Dramaworks 2012 information can be found at the URL www.theatrealberta.com/dramaworks2012.

    Artstrek 2012 information can be found at the URL www.theatrealberta.com/artstrek2012.

    Reminder: Call for submissions - Theatre Alberta's Blogroll

    If you maintain or follow an Alberta-based theatre blog, we want to list it on our website. Send an email to Aaron Talbot with a link and a short description of the blog and we'll add it to our Theatre Links page.

    Bloggers who are Theatre Alberta members may also submit their blog to be promoted on our Classifieds feed and throughout our information network. (This service is also available to non-members for a $25 administrative fee - see our Classifieds FAQs page for more information.) Click here to join Theatre Alberta today!

    If you have comments or questions about our website, please contact Aaron Talbot, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, by email at [email protected] or call him at 780-422-8162 (or 888-422-8160 toll free outside of Edmonton).

     

    LIBRARY NEWS

    Reminder: Now you can pay your library fines online!

    Just fill out this simple form and you will be connected directly to PayPal. You can pay by credit card or through your PayPal account! You can also use this form to pay an outstanding invoice or even to make a donation to Theatre Alberta.

    Theatre Alberta's Library will continue to accept credit card payments over the phone or cheques by post for outstanding fines. Thank you!

     

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

    ALBERTA DRAMA FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION

    Updates for March 2012

    The Alberta Drama Festival Association Edmonton Region adult one act festival, Stage Struck! 2012 was a great success. The festival was held at the Walterdale Playhouse and included three sessions adjudicated by Mieko Ouchi.

    The Outstanding Production was awardeded to Maud Gonne Says No to the Poet. This play will go to Camrose to compete in the ADFA Provincial Adult One Act Festival in April.

    Other awards included:
    Outstanding performance: Clare Mullen for Maud Gonne Says No to the Poet and Catherine Wenschlag for Death Comes to Auntie Norma
    Outstanding Directing: Collective directors Clare Mullen, Tim Marriott and Molly Pearson for Maud Gonne Says No to the Poet
    Outstanding New Work: Death Comes to Auntie Norma

    U OF C DEPT. OF DRAMA TAKING FLIGHT FESTIVAL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

    Taking Flight: A Festival of Student Work runs March 27 – April 7, 2012, and includes the first production to take place in the newly opened F.R. Matthews Theatre.

    U of A DEPT. OF DRAMA INTRODUCES PHD IN PERFORMANCE STUDIES

    The University of Alberta Department of Drama introduces the first and only PhD program in English Canada to specialize in Performance Studies. Deadline to apply is March 31st.

    EDMONTON CONSIDERS DOWNTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

    The Edmonton Journal reports that a city council committee recommended spending $100,000 to help develop a business plan for building a downtown performing arts centre.

    BRIAN QUIRT APPOINTED HEAD OF THE BANFF PLAYWRIGHTS COLONY

    Currently the artistic director of Toronto-based dramaturgical company Nightswimming, Brian Quirt's appointment of Director of The Banff Playwrights Colony at The Banff Centre is effective as of Spring 2013. Congratulations Brian, and welcome to Alberta!

    HAYSAM KADRI NEW ARTISTIC PRODUCER - THE SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

    The Board of Directors of The Shakespeare Company has announced Haysam Kadri as the new Artistic Producer. Congratulations Haysam, from all of us at Theatre Alberta!

    THEATRE CALGARY ANNOUNCES 2012-13 SEASON LINEUP

    Theatre Calgary announced its 2012-13 season on February 22, entitled "Emotional Intelligence." Click headline to view the production lineup.

    NOMINEES FOR 2012 MAYOR'S CELEBRATION FOR THE ARTS ANNOUNCED

    Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (PACE), together with the sponsors of the 25th Annual Celebration of the Arts, announced the 2012 nominees on March 1st. Click headline to access the full list.

    CANADIANS' PARTICIPATION IN ARTS REACH RECORD LEVELS IN 2010

    Hill Strategies Research reports that Canadians’ participation in arts, culture and heritage activities reached record levels in 2010.

    U OF C OPENS REDESIGNED REHEARSAL STUDIOS

    The renovations were made possible by a generous donation from F.R. (Dick) Matthews in 2010. The theatre and rehearsal spaces opened to students in fall 2011 with a grand opening celebration on February 9, 2012.

    WALTERDALE HOSTS TRIBUTE TO MARLENE KOTTKE

    On March 3rd, Walterdale Theatre Associates hosted a celebration of life for Marlene Kottke, who passed away January 15, 2012. Theatre Alberta would like to send our sincere condolencies to Marlene's family and friends.

    NEW FUNDING FOR CALGARY ARTS GROUPS ANNOUNCED

    Calgary Arts Development announced the New Client Induction Grant Program, developed to invest in arts organizations that are eligible, but not currently funded through Calgary Arts Development’s Operating Grant Program.

    SURPLUS SCHOOL TO BE TRANSFORMED INTO CULTURAL WORKSPACE

    Calgary Arts Development and The Calgary Foundation formally announced the purchase of the King Edward School site from the Calgary Board of Education, the first of a future portfolio of spaces for cSPACE Projects.

     

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    Race
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    pink
    MarysWedding
    WaitingForGodot
    Odyssey
    Ignorance
    Dream
    Titanic
    Gooble
    Star Wars

    Shows Opening

    March 1 – April 7

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


    RACE
    Mar 2 - 18, Ground Zero Theatre/Hit & Myth Productions @ The Studio Theatre

    FASCINATING LADIES Canada work
    Mar 5 - 24, Lunchbox Theatre

    FOOL FOR LOVE
    Mar 7 - 17, Sage Theatre

    BUILDING A BETTER DEATH TRAP Alberta work
    Mar 9 - Apr 27, Pegasus Performances

    ONCE UPON AN ATOM BOMB Alberta work
    Mar 9 - 18, Green Fools Theatre Calgary

    PINKALICIOUS Alberta work
    Mar 9 - 31, StoryBook Theatre Society @ Easterbrook Theatre

    LUCY LOST HER HEART Alberta work
    Mar 14 - 17, Theatre Junction GRAND

    ROPE
    Mar 17 - Apr 15, Vertigo Theatre

    CALGARY REGION ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
    Mar 21 - 24, Pumphouse Theatres and Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA)

    FOR ART'S SAKE Alberta work
    Mar 23 - 25, Quest Theatre

    MARY'S WEDDING Alberta work
    Mar 27 - Apr 14, Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP)

    TAKING FLIGHT: A FESTIVAL OF STUDENT WORK Alberta work
    Mar 27 - Apr 7, University of Calgary Department of Drama

    TREES: WORLD STORYTELLING DAY Alberta work
    Mar 28, Tales Calgary

    TWELFTH NIGHT
    Mar 29 - Apr 7, Mount Royal University Theatre

    H.M.S. PINAFORE
    Mar 30 - Apr 14, Morpheus Theatre

    L’ORCHESTRE D’HOMMES-ORCHESTRES PERFORMS TOM WAITS Canada work
    Mar 30 - Apr 1, Theatre Junction GRAND

    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

     

    EDMONTON


    REALTORS EXPANSE MOVEMENT ARTS FESTIVAL
    Mar 8 - 11, Azimuth Theatre @ The Westbury Theatre, TransAlta Arts Barns

    GOD OF CARNAGE
    Mar 10 - Apr 1, Citadel Theatre / Robbins Academy

    THE ODYSSEY
    Mar 14 - 17, Victoria School of the Arts

    CHAPTER TWO
    Mar 15 - 25, Capitol Theatre

    THE COUNTRY
    Mar 21 - Apr 8, Shadow Theatre

    LA LISTE (with English subtitles) Canadian work
    Mar 22 - 24, L'unithéâtre @ Théâtre de La Cité francophone

    IGNORANCE Alberta work
    Mar 22 - Apr 8, Theatre Network

    THEBANS Canadian work
    Mar 28 - Apr 1, Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts

    WHISPER Alberta work
    Mar 29 - Apr 7, University of Alberta Studio Theatre in association with Catalyst Theatre

    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

     

    ALBERTA


    PLANTING AND PLOTTING IN THE PULLMAN Alberta work
    Mar 1 - 10, Aspen Crossing Theatre, Mossleigh

    BACK TO THE 80S...THE TOTALLY AWESOME MUSICAL
    Mar 2 - 11, About Time Productions, Camrose

    EIGHT ARMS TO HOLD YOU Alberta work
    Mar 2 - 11, Wetaskiwin Theatre Society, Wetaskiwin

    GREASE (School Version)
    Mar 2 - 10, Hunting Hills High School, Red Deer

    STEP ON A CRACK
    Mar. 8 - 17, GPRC Theatre Rising, Grande Prairie

    THE KITCHEN WITCHES Canada work
    Mar 8 - 17, New West Theatre, Lethbridge

    DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER
    Mar 11 - 17, Westlock Drama Society, Westlock
    Email [email protected] for more information.

    LE PORTRAIT GOOBLE
    Mar 13 - Apr 27, L'unithéâtre, Province-wide tour

    THE PSYCHIC
    Mar 16 - Apr 15, Central Alberta Theatre Red Deer

    FOX ON THE FAIRWAY
    Mar 16 - 25, East of 60 Production Society, Devon

    DIVIDE Albertan work
    Mar 22 - 25, Ignition Theatre, Red Deer

    MY FAIR LADY
    Mar 22 - Apr 6, Carriage House Theatre, Cardston

    COOKIES AND PLAYS
    Mar 24, Windmill Theatre Players @ High River Centennial Library, High River
    Call 403-672-7913 for more information.

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

    CHARLES ROSS: ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY Canadian work
    Mar 30 - 31, Keyano Theatre Company, Fort McMurray

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

     

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    CALGARY

    HERITAGE PARK SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAM

    Heritage Park is seeking character interpreters for their spring/summer street theatre program. Become part of the team of actors presenting scripted and historically based vignettes through a variety of theatrical forms. Audition dates: March 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.

     

    ALBERTA

    OH CANADA, EH - CORNERSTONE THEATRE - Canmore

    Cornerstone Theatre in Canmore, Alberta is seeking 1M/1F non-equity Musical Theatre performers for its high energy dinner show, Oh Canada, Eh. Audition dates: March 14 - 16.

    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

    TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - CALGARY STAMPEDE GRANDSTAND SHOW

    The Grandstand Show of the Calgary Stampede is accepting applications for the position of Technical Director. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Technical Director provides technical, scheduling and logistical support to The Young Canadians (TYC), Staff, Cast and Stage Management Team. Deadline: March 15.

    CREW CHIEF - CALGARY STAMPEDE GRANDSTAND SHOW

    The Grandstand Show of the Calgary Stampede is accepting applications for the position of Crew Chief. Reporting to the Technical Director, the Crew Chief provides support to The Young Canadians (TYC) Staff, Cast and Stage Management Team. Deadline: April 1.

    CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATE

    Theatre Calgary is seeking a Sales and Customer Service Associate, whose key responsibilities are to actively sell theatre tickets to New and Renewing Subscribers as well as to Single Ticket Purchasers. 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

    FUND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

    Creative Age Edmonton is seeking applicants to develop strategies for growth and work to meet the fund development objectives. Deadline to apply: March 9.

    VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR & ASSISTANT VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

    Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) is seeking applicants for two positions: Volunteer Coordinator and Assistant Volunteer Coordinator. Deadline to apply: March 28.

    STUDENT INTERN POSITIONS - SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS & DEVELOPMENT

    Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) is seeking applicants for two student intern positions: Special Events and Programs and Development. Deadline to apply: March 28.

    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.

    ACCOUNTING CLERK/ BOOKKEEPER

    Edmonton Opera is seeking a summer part-time bookkeeper to assist in the finance department. Hours and term negotiable. 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

    THEATRE TECHNICIAN - Fort Saskatchewan

    Shell Theatre is seeking a Theatre Technician who will be responsible for the technical operation and maintenance of the audio, visual and lighting equipment in the performing arts theatre and other venues within the Dow Centennial Centre. Deadline: March 15.

    PRODUCTION MANAGER/ TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - Drumheller

    The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for the Production Manager / Technical Director position for the summer of 2012. Deadline: March 22.

    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

    DIRECTING: BEYOND BEGINNERS - MORPHEUS THEATRE

    March 10. We will be focusing on actor/director collaboration & communication as well as a host of other topics including the intersection of form and content, the role of director as dramaturg and the relationship of audience and performer as it relates to staging.

    TECHNICAL THEATRE FOR DUMMIES - MORPHEUS THEATRE

    March 17. For all aspiring Theatre Technicians, Directors, Producers, and other curious minds who would like to get a better handle of what goes into Lighting, Set and Sound Design and implementation.

    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.

     

    EDMONTON

    MASTER CLASSES PRESENTED BY GOOD WOMENT DANCE SOCIETY AT EXPANSE

    Until March 10. Good Women Dance Society present movement and dance Master Classes at Expanse Movement Arts Festival. Space is limited.

    GHOST RIVER THEATRE'S DEVISED THEATRE INTENSIVE

    March 22 - 25. Open to adventurous artists in all media, the intensive will foster an innovative environment where participants will develop, learn and experiment with new tools for creative expression.

    CITY ARTS CENTRE 2012 CLASSES: AUDITIONING

    March 25 - April 1: Auditioning – Get the Part You Want!

    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

    INTERMEDIATE STAGE COMBAT PREPATORY INTENSIVE - Red Deer

    March 11. If you are planning on attending either the FDC Nationals in May, the Vancouver Regionals in June/July or have your FDC Intermediate Certification and want to brush up on your skills, come out for this unique training opportunity! Space is limited.

     

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    Events

    CBS CONSTRUCTION CURTAIN RAISER FOR KEYANO THEATRE - Fort McMurray

    A fundraiser for Keyano Theatre. Featuring Canada’s Ukranian Shumka Dancers. March 10.

    WHEELER DEALER CABARET- Edmonton

    A guided collective creation, the Wheeler Dealer Cabaret features improvised scenes, music, dance, comedy, and spotlight performances by the Rising Sun Theatre Troupe. March 30-31.

    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.

     

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    Volunteer

    ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK CASINO - Calgary

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

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    Calls For Submissions

    ALBERTA SCREENWRITERS INITIATIVE (COMPETITION) - Alberta

    Seeking submissions of feature film scripts of any genre, to a maximum length of 250 pages, from Alberta based screenwriters. Top prize of $1000. Deadline: March 12.

    ORIGINAL WORK FOR THE MAYDAY CABARET - THEATRE TRANSIT - Calgary

    The Mayday Cabaret offers the unique opportunity for artists, musicians, playwrights, directors, and actors to come together and develop original work in a cabaret-style venue. Deadline: March 16.

    2012 MALLORY GILBERT LEADERSHIP AWARD - National

    The annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award celebrates and recognizes outstanding leadership within the Canadian Theatre community. Deadline: March 23.

    ALBERTA ARTIST APPLICATIONS - FLUID FESTIVAL - Alberta

    Fluid Festival will take place October 9-21, 2012 in Calgary. Alberta artist programming includes Spark, the Physical Therapy Cabaret, containR, and Shared Bill Programming. Deadline: March 31.

    ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK ACT ONE DRAMATURGY PROGRAM - Alberta

    Submit a script in development to receive one-on-one feedback, support and analysis from APN’s Dramaturgical Committee and Dramaturgical “Guest Star” Elyne Quan. Deadline: March 31.

    CANADIAN INSTITUTE FOR THEATRE TECHNOLOGY (CITT) AWARDS - National

    The CITT Awards are designed to honour individuals and companies from a wide spectrum of the Canadian live performance industry. Deadline: March 31.

    DIRECTORS - HORIZON PLAYERS - Spruce Grove

    The Horizon Players, situated in Spruce Grove, Alberta invite interested Directors to submit directorial résumés and show titles for the 2012 – 2013 Season. Deadline: March 31.

    HIGH SCHOOL MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - NEXTFEST 2012 - Edmonton

    High school students are invited to work in a professional theatre setting and showcase their talent at Edmonton’s largest emerging artists festival, Nextfest 2012. Deadline: March 31.

    ONE ACTS - SUNCOR ENERGY STAGE ONE FESTIVAL - LUNCHBOX THEATRE - Calgary

    Each year, through the generous support of Suncor, Lunchbox Theatre is able to workshop scripts through the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival, our new play development series.Deadline for submissions: April 2.

    NEXTFEST 2012 THEATRE SUBMISSIONS - Edmonton

    Nextfest is seeking proposals from emerging artists under the age of 30, whom have made personal commitments to a career in the arts, are not yet recognized with professional associations, and are in need of professional development and exposure. (Proposals received earlier rather than later will have greater opportunity for consideration and dialogue.) Deadline: Open until filled.

    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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    ARTIST RESIDENCE - EDMONTON ARTIST HOUSING COOPERATIVE

    Created by Arts Habitat Association and Artists Urban Village – a chapter of PAL Canada. Applications are being accepted for the ArtsHub Housing Cooperative located on 118 Avenue at 93 Street in Edmonton.

     

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    Donors, New & Renewing Members

    DONORS: THANK YOU!

    100 Angels of Theatre Alberta campaign:

    Stephen & Sandy Kennedy, Stephen & Sandy Kennedy, Deborah Ferguson, Liam & Andrew Brown, Joan & Alex Hawkins, Robyn & Kevin Mott, Amanda Wiebe

    NEW MEMBERS

    Individuals
    Rob Burton, Maria Colonescu, Donna Levy Hansen, Sally Hunt, Joyce LaBriola, Lloyd Payne, Gary Taylor

    Groups
    Ernest Manning High, Magnetic North Theatre Festival

    RENEWING MEMBERS

    Individuals
    Zenovia Adams, Solveig Anderson, April Banigan, Emily Boyle, Michele Brown, Charlotte Cameron, Jason Chinn, Geri Dittrich, Jamie Dunsdon, Lora Brovold, Sophie Gareau-Brennan, Marilynne Hebert, Kate Kozakiewicz, Wolfgang Noethlichs, Brooklyn Ritchie, Roger Schultz, Michele Vance Hehir, Jennifer Webster

    Groups
    Ability Technical Services Inc, Archbishop Jordan High School, Burnt Thicket Theatre, Carriage House Theatre, Christie Lites, Churchmice Players, Edmonton Musical Theatre, Empress Theatre Society, Foremost Theatrical Society, Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, Musicalmania! Performing Arts Foundation

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