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April 2013

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Notes for April

I was really hoping that I wouldn't have to use this winter scene headshot for the April edition of Buzz, but the weather has conspired against me... (Against us all, really.)

However, there are so many wonderful things happening at Theatre Alberta this month, I hope that your hearts will be warmed by a multitude of good news.

First, of course, Artstrek 2013 registration began on the second of April and we received an incredible 130 registrations in the very first day! After just over a week, our expanded program is more than half full.

Keri

Second, I am proud to announce that Theatre Alberta has entered into a partnership with Christie Lites Sales to support the 2013-2014 season of Workshops by Request. The exchange of expertise and inspiration that this program facilitates ensures that theatre thrives in all regions of the province. We are very pleased to welcome Christie Lites Sales as a major program sponsor and excited to highlight some of the great workshops happening across Alberta this spring.

Finally, the tenth anniversary of Emerge happens this month! It's always exciting to meet the next generation of actors graduating from Alberta's post-secondary training institutions and to see their work. Be sure to read Ellen Chorley's profile of Emerge in the Spring edition of All Stages to get a sense of the impact that this program has had on the Albertan theatre community!

Happy spring and warm thoughts to you all.

Keri Mitchell
Executive Director

“When I was at drama school, I wanted to change the world, and thought I had some great wisdom to impart to people about humanity. Now that I'm older, I know enough to realise that I know nothing at all."

~ Michael Sheen

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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CHRISTIE LITES SALES SPONSORS WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST

Christie Lites Sales

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce that Christie Lites Sales has partnered with us to support our Workshops by Request program. Christie Lites Sales is sponsoring the program’s 2013-2014 season, which kicks off this weekend with workshops at Morpheus Theatre in Calgary and East of Sixty Productions in Devon.

Workshops by Request is one of Theatre Alberta’s most popular educational programs: the program is generously subsidized to ensure that communities throughout Alberta, regardless of location and resources, have access to challenging, exciting and necessary training. Christie Lites Sales is a Canadian stage lighting corporation and industry leader focused on rentals and production. Christie Lites Sales takes pride in offering the same high quality technical support and product offerings no matter where in the country its customers are located.

Christie Lites Sales has joined our government partners in supporting the Workshops by Request program for the 2013-2014 season and we thank them for their generous support.

 

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST 2013-2014 SEASON UPDATE

Spring workshop profiles

Through Workshops by Request, Theatre Alberta facilitates learning in all aspects of theatre production including both technical subjects (e.g. stage lighting, scenic painting, design, etc.) and performance subjects (e.g. acting, improv, directing, etc.).

Last year the program supported 19 workshops across Alberta! Here is a an update of the workshops we are facilitating this Spring:

Lighting workshop

Character Development in Devon
Brian Dooley is taking the not-so-long trip from Edmonton to Devon to lead a Character Development Workshop for East of Sixty Productions. East of Sixty wanted to learn more about finding character through textual clues and how to translate those clues into their bodies on stage. Brian Dooley is an actor and director, and he has numerous years of teaching under his belt.

The Actor’s Voice in Calgary
Dawn Sadoway is scheduled to teach a very exciting workshop on The Actor’s Voice for Morpheus Theatre in Calgary. This isn’t a singing workshop: rather, Dawn is going to help participants find their biggest and strongest performace voices! This one-day workshop will focus on how to use vocal technique to help create a grounded performance.

Improv in Jasper
After attending a wonderfully fun Improv workshop in Hinton, members of the Jasper Players (IOTAD) were so interested in having Edmonton improv favourite Matt Alden come to Jasper to teach that they joined Theatre Alberta specifically to host this workshop! Matt will lead participants in saying “Yes!” and finding the magic by being truly in the moment. Welcome to Theatre Alberta, Jasper Players - we are delighted to have you join our community.

Scenic Painting in Taber
We are excited to send retired University of Lethbridge professor Jay Johnston to Taber for a Scenic Painting workshop with the Taber Players. Jay will instruct participants on creating realistic scenery for theatre productions. Wallpaper, paintings, wood grain and other unique surfaces will be covered. Jay is new to Workshops by Request program and comes highly recommended from his former students and colleagues!

Workshops by Request applications are accepted throughout the year, however no workshops are scheduled in July and August. Any community theatre group in Alberta may apply for a workshop through the Workshops by Request program, on any topic of their choice. Professional development opportunities sponsored by a professional theatre company are also considered for support through the program. For more information, please contact Michelle Kennedy, Programmer, at [email protected].

 

ARTSTREK 2013 UPDATE

Artstrek 2013 logo

Online registration for Artstrek 2013 began on April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. and the program is already at more than 50% capacity. In order to ensure that you are able to attend this year, please register as soon as possible.

In the span of nine days, Theatre Alberta has received more than 200 registrations for Artstrek 2013. Please note that we are trying to process these registrations as fast as possible. Once you submit your electronic registration, Theatre Alberta will send you a Parent Approval Form in three business days.

Please keep in mind that our Artstrek Registrar does not begin work until the middle of May, so we are unable to provide specific information about the status of your registration until that time. General program updates will be provided on our Artstrek webpage and on our Facebook event. Thanks for your patience!

 

ARTSTREK COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, and have completed grade 7 or higher at a school in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, or Parkland County, you may apply for the Horizon Stage Artstrek 2013 Scholarship to subsidize your Artstrek program fees.

Deadline to apply: May 3, 2013. Click here for more information.

The Wetaskawin Theatre Society/Waterworks Players offers financial assistance for Artstrek students through the Ted Eden Fund. For more information about the applying to the Ted Eden Fund, please email [email protected] or call 780-352-8383.

 

SCHOLARSHIP REMINDER: THE KEITH EWASIUK MEMORIAL AWARD

The Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award will be awarded to an Alberta student who exemplifies leadership in the LGBTQ community at their school or in their community. The inaugural scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Artstrek 2013. It is our hope to honour a student who is fearless, compassionate and deeply committed to equality and respect for all.

Artstrek students can apply for the Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award at the same time they register for Artstrek. However, a student can choose to email an application separately to Michelle Kennedy, Programmer at [email protected]. The deadline to apply is May 24.

If you have already registered for Artstrek 2013, you may stil apply for the Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award. If you are successful, your program fee will be fully refunded!

Please click here for more information on award criteria.

 

EMERGE 2013 UPDATE

The tenth anniversary of Emerge is happening this month!

Emerge 2010 - Edmonton

Theatre Alberta is pleased to welcome 64 graduating acting students from eight different post-secondary Albertan training institutions.

Emerge Edmonton will take place on April 22 at The Club at the Citadel Theatre. Emerge Calgary will take place on April 29 in the John Dutton Theatre at the Calgary Public Library.

If you have any questions about the event, please email Michelle Kennedy, Programmer at [email protected].

 

THEATRE ALBERTA LIBRARY UPDATE

We just went on a Spring buying spree! Our library bought 35 new titles at the end of March to add to the stacks of Canada's largest independent theatre library collection. These titles are almost all Canadian works and are already starting to arrive at Theatre Alberta. We are in the process of cataloguing now.

Just a reminder that we are still seeking unpublished plays by Albertan writers to upload to our eScripts service. Click here to submit your play to be uploaded as a Theatre Alberta Library eScript.

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed May 18 -20 for Victoria Day.
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 UPDATE

The Provincial One Act Festival will take place May 18 – 19 in High River. The new ADFA website will be launched in late April/early May. Please check back at adfa.ca!

FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH ATB FINANCIAL

As of April 1, 2013, ATB Financial is the proud Lead Partner and Sponsor of The Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival and the ATB Financial Arts Barns. Congratulations!

EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL (EAC) ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) has announced that Paul Moulton will be its next executive director. Congratulations Paul - we look forward to working with you!

AFFAIR FOR THE ARTS RAISES $92,000 FOR KEYANO THEATRE IN FORT MCMURRAY

The Affair for the Arts is an annual theatre event aimed at raising funds to assist Keyano Theatre in its commitment to building a vibrant arts & cultural community in Wood Buffalo.

MAYFIELD DINNER THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

Congratulations to Mayfield Dinner Theatre in Edmonton having announced its 2013-2014 Season. Click here for the season line up.

CITADEL THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

Congratulations to Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy in Edmonton having announced its 2013-2014 Season. Click here for the season line up.

FreckleFace Strawberry: The Musical
Riches
Anne of Green Gables - The Musical
Burning Vision
Ecume
Spamalot
I, Claudia
Summertime
White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Ned Durango Comes To Big Oak

Shows Opening

April 1 – May 1, 2013

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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

IF I WEREN'T WITH YOU Alberta work
Apr 1 - 20, Lunchbox Theatre

TAKING FLIGHT: A FESTIVAL OF STUDENT WORK Alberta work
Apr 2 - 13, University of Calgary Department of Drama @ Reeve Theatre

FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY: THE MUSICAL
Apr 5 - 21, StoryBook Theatre

RICHES Alberta work
Apr 9 - 13, Urban Stories Theatre

CRUISING FOR TROUBLE Alberta work
Apr 12 - May 24, Pegasus Performances

THE NUMBER 14 Canadian work
Apr 12 - 14, Axis Theatre Company/Y-Stage @ Vertigo Theatre

BULLIES ON THE LOOSE Alberta work
Apr 17 - 20, Inside Out Theatre @ The Engineered Air Theatre

CHICAGO
Apr 18 - Jun 23, Stage West

THE GONDOLIERS
Apr 19 - May 4, Morpheus Theatre @ Pumphouse Theatre

SONGS FROM NIGHTINGALE ALLEY, A SALACIOUS SALON Alberta work
Apr 19 - 27, One Yellow Rabbit

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, THE MUSICAL Canadian work
Apr 23 - June 2, Theatre Calgary

ALMOST A LOVE STORY Alberta work
Apr 29 - May 18, Lunchbox Theatre

RED
Apr 30 - May 18, Alberta Theatre Projects

 

EDMONTON

DUST Canadian work
Apr 5 - 13, Northern Light Theatre @ ATB Financial Arts Barns

BONFIRE 2013 Alberta work
Apr 9 - 13, Rapid Fire Theatre

BURNING VISION Canadian work
Apr 10 - 20, Walterdale Theatre Associates

ÉCUME Canadian work
Apr 11 - 14, L'UniThéâtre

LET THE LIGHT OF DAY THROUGH Alberta work
Apr 16 - May 5, Theatre Network

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL
Apr 16 - Jun 9, Mayfield Dinner Theatre

ALL THE DEVILS Alberta work
Apr 17 - 28, Rabid Marmot Productions @ Azimuth Theatre

EUGENE ONEGIN
Apr 19 - 25, Edmonton Opera @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

VIP KIDS SHOW Alberta work
Apr 20, VIP Kids Troupe @ The Varscona Theatre

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Apr 20 - May 19, The Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy

STRIKE! A CANADIAN MUSICAL Canadian work
Apr 23 - 28, Workshop West @ Timms Centre For The Arts

THE SOUL COLLECTOR Alberta work
May 1 - 12, Catalyst Theatre @ ATB Financial Arts Barns

FLIGHT OF THE VISCOUNT Alberta work
May 1 - 19, Shadow Theatre

 

 

ALBERTA

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Apr 4 - 13, Medicine Hat Firehall Theatre Society @ Medicine Hat Lodge, Medicine Hat

I, CLAUDIA
Apr 6 - 8, Little Bird Productions/Rosebud School of the Arts, Rosebud

YELLOWHEAD REGION ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
Apr 11 - 12, ADFA/Pumpjack Players @ Whitecourt Community Hall, Whitecourt

AVENUE Q
Apr 11 - 20, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, Medicine Hat

CALENDAR GIRLS
Apr 11 - 27, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie

SPIRIT!
Apr 11 - 27, Innisfail Town Theater @ Ol' Town Hall, Innisfail

THE FOREIGNER
Apr 11 - 27, Taber Players @ Taber Legion Hall, Taber

SUMMERTIME
Apr 17 - 21, Red Deer College, Red Deer

AROUND THE CLOCK
Apr 19 - 27, Peace Players @ Athabasca Hall, Peace River

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT
Apr 18 - 19, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge

PIE-RATS OF THE CAROB-BEAN Alberta work
Apr 19 - 20, Beaverhill Players, Holden

BEDTIME STORIES Canadian work
Apr 19 - 27, Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray

NED DURANGO COMES TO BIG OAK Canadian work
Apr 19 - 27, Windmill Theatre Players @ Highwood Memorial Centre, High River

RUMORS
Apr 25 - May 11, St. Albert Theatre Troupe @ Kinsmen Banquet Hall, St. Albert

BULL SKIT! Alberta work
Apr 26 - 27, Against the Wall Theatre @ The Scott Block Theatre, Red Deer

OH CANADA EH? DINNER SHOW Canadian work
Apr 26 - Oct 27, Cornerstone Theatre & Restaurant, Canmore

PRINCESS PRUDENCE AND THE FAIREST IN THE LAND Alberta work
Apr 29 - Jun 7, Evergreen Theatre, Touring Alberta

 

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Auditions

CALGARY

TANGLED SPACES - DANCERS – MOB HIT PRODUCTIONS

The Tangled Spaces team is seeking contemporary dancers for a new dance project April-June 2013. Audition date: April 14. Must pre-register by email by April 12.

EDMONTON

GENERAL AUDITIONS - NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE (NLT)

Northern Light Theatre is pleased to announce general auditions for our 2013-2014 Season. Please prepare: two short contrasting contemporary monologues and bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume. Audition dates: April 29 & May 6.

GENERAL AUDITION CALL - THEATRE NETWORK

Theatre Network will be hosting general auditions for both Equity (CAEA) and non-Equity actors at The Roxy Theatre in Edmonton. Audition by appointment (call or email to book). Audition dates: May 2-4.

MARY POPPINS - THE BROADWAY MUSICAL - CITADEL THEATRE/THEATRE CALGARY

Auditions will be held in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. Actors who want to be seen in Calgary should send information to Theatre Calgary. Please send all other submissions to [email protected] with Mary Poppins audition in the subject line. Audition dates: TBA.

ALBERTA

GENERAL AUDITION NOTICE - ROSEBUD THEATRE - Rosebud

General audition call for actors wishing to be seen by Rosebud Theatre’s Artistic Director, Morris Ertman & Music Director, Bill Hamm, on May 8-9. Audition by appointment. Deadline to submit: April 23.

ACTORS FOR MURDER MYSTERY - TERRY SHANE MURDER MYSTERIES - Grande Prairie

We are looking for a few great people to join our troupe in Grande Prairie and help us provide fun, interactive murder mysteries in Alberta’s North. Show date: May 3.

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Job Postings

CALGARY

GENERAL MANAGER - OLD TROUT PUPPET WORKSHOP

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop seeks a highly motivated individual to take on the role of General Manager and work with the Artistic Core to lead the organization into its next stage of growth. Deadline: April 15.

ARTISTS, FABRICATORS, SCULPTORS - GREEN FOOLS THEATRE

Green Fools Theatre is seeking skilled artists, fabricators, and sculptors immediately for puppet show build. $15/hour fun work, any hours. Contact [email protected] Deadline: Open until filled

LIGHTING DESIGNER - SWALLOW-A-BICYCLE THEATRE

This September, Swallow-a-Bicycle presents i-ROBOT Theatre a two act original roduction performed in an industrial warehouse style space. To apply, please email your CV and a short cover letter. Deadline: Open until filled.

WAREHOUSE POSITION - CHRISTIE LITES CALGARY

Christie Lites Calgary is seeking a full time person for various departments in our warehouse. This is an entry level position that provides a great learning opportunity for all aspects of live entertainment lighting. Deadline: Open until filled.

EDMONTON

RENTALS TECHNICIAN - CITADEL THEATRE

The Rental Technician will provide technical support (sound, lighting, video, stage carpentry) with a focus on electrics operating for rental events in the Citadel complex. This is a seasonal position with a minimum of 24 hours per week from May 1 to June 30. Deadline: April 12

NEXTFEST FRONT OF HOUSE STAFF - THEATRE NETWORK

Theatre Network is hiring FOH staff for NextFest 2013! Send resume to [email protected] to apply. Deadline: April 19.

SUBSCRIPTION COORDINATOR & STAFF LIAISON - THEATRE NETWORK

Theatre Network is seeking a dedicated and energetic student for a temporary full-time position as Subscription Coordinator. This position is for up to 14-weeks, from May 27 through August 30. Deadline: April 21.

TYA ACTOR - ASSIST COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTRE

We are looking for 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 2013, with a possibility of extension into the fall and winter. Deadline: Open until filled.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PUPPETEER - PUPPETUAL MOTION

Puppeteer to help conduct puppet programs about water conservation. We are currently looking to hire 1 part time programmer to help deliver the city of Edmonton Waste water puppet show. Deadline: Open until filled.

ALBERTA

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR/EVENT & VOLUNTEER SPECIALIST - Morinville

The Town of Morinville seeks a Community Development Coordinator/Event & Volunteer Specialist to be responsible for fostering effective community participation and activity. Deadline: Open until filled.

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Workshops / Classes / Education

CALGARY

THE ACTOR'S VOICE WITH DAWN SADOWAY - MORPHEUS THEATRE

April 13. Theatre Alberta Workshop by Request! Dawn will be speaking about release work, resonance, articulation in relation to acoustics and projection, the vocal demands of various styles of text (heightened vocal demands such screaming/laughing/crying etc.) and vocal health. Cost: $40.

NATIONAL DEVISED PRODUCTION INTENSIVE - GHOST RIVER THEATRE

May 5-25. An invitation to interested professional and emerging artists and educators of various disciplines for the first ever national Ghost River Devised Production Intensive. Apply early to be considered for financial assistance.

EDMONTON

YOUR VOICE MATTERS - ELISSA WEINZIMMER

April 20 - May 18 (Saturday mornings) Learn an integrated approach to your voice featuring Fitzmaurice Voicework® with Elissa Weinzimmer. Cost $140 (half-tuition deposit required by April 15).

STEP INTO FILM (INTRODUCTORY) - FREEDOM TECH PRODUCTION

April 23 - June 25 (Tuesday evenings) Learn the basics of film acting and crew work. Cost $350.

ADVANCED CLOWN WORKSHOP - UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - OPEN STUDIES

May 6-24. This course will focus on the creation and development of scripted clown routines. It is appropriate for performers with introductory to intermediate clown experience. Approximate total cost is anticipated to be $720.

ALBERTA

FILM FIGHTING SEMINAR - COMBAT 4 CAMERA - Cochrane

Begins April 13 (ten week seminar - Saturday evenings). “Combat 4 Camera” will give participants a taste of what an actor/stuntman goes through when preparing to perform a fight scene on a feature film. Cost: $200.

NATIONAL

NATIONAL STAGE COMBAT WORKSHOP – FIGHT DIRECTORS CANADA - Montreal

July 13-28. The Academy of Fight Directors Canada is pleased to announce it’s 20th annual National Stage Combat Workshop, to be held at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

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Events

THE EDMONTON SHOW – COMMON GROUND ARTS SOCIETY - Edmonton

The Edmonton Show is back! The signature event and fundraiser created by the Common Ground Arts Society returns to Avenue Theatre. Thursday April 11 at 7 p.m.

CALGARY READING SERIES - FATHER UNKNOWN - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK - Calgary

Father Unknown by Dave Simms - staged reading at Lunchbox Theatre. Admission by donation. April 13 @ 3 p.m.

SAGE THEATRE SOIREE - A FUNDRAISER - IN THE PUBLIC EYE/SAGE THEATRE- Calgary

Join us at DaDe Art and Design Lab for an evening of French wine, food and prizes to be won from the helium-filled ballons that will be in the colours of the French Flag all in support of Sage Theatre. April 26 @ 7 p.m.

THE RIVETER SERIES - URBAN CURVZ/ ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK - Calgary

The series strives to offer emerging female theatre practitioners opportunities to showcase their work. All events at Lunchbox Theatre. May 3-4.

EDMONTON READING SERIES: PLAYWRIGHT CIRCLE READINGS - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS NETWORK - Edmonton

An evening of readings of segments from brand-new plays written by the participants of our 2013 Playwrights’ Circle, facilitated by Conni Massing. At Walterdale Theatre - admission by donation. May 6, 7:30 p.m.

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Space

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE - TWO ONE-WAY TICKETS TO BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS - Edmonton

The studio is available for rent. Daytime, evening and weekend times are available. Please inquiry about our current availability. Size: approximately 23′x28′ of open space, with a second room of approximately 9′x23′. Email us at [email protected] for more information.

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Volunteer

CASINO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – FIREFLY THEATRE & CIRCUS – Edmonton

Firefly Theatre & Circus is having its first ever casino and would love some help! Email [email protected] if you can bring your talents. May 1 - 2

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS - INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL - St. Albert

It's the most wonderful time of the year... to volunteer! Looking for 800+ volunteers to help. Also seeking youth (12-18 years) for Youth Ambassador Program. May 28 - Jun 1.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 32ND INTERNATIONAL FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL – Edmonton

The 2013 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival seeks volunteers to fill positions on a variety of teams. Volunteers are encouraged to register early for best selection of teams and shifts! Festival dates: August 15– 25.

RENDEZ-VOUS TRADE SHOW & CONFERENCE - CITT STUDENT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM - Calgary

CITT’s Annual Conference and Trade Show Rendez-vous has been held for over 20 years. During that time, student volunteers have played a key role in guaranteeing its success. Conference dates: August 15 - 18

VOLUNTEER AT THE CAPITOL THEATRE - FORT EDMONTON PARK - Edmonton

Get involved behind the scenes at Fort Edmonton Park’s newest exhibit, the Capitol Theatre, our 1928 movie and vaudeville house. Now seeking: Ushers, Bartenders, Parking assistants, Stage-hands, Light walkers, Scenic Painters, Technicians, & more! Deadline: Open until filled.

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Calls For Submissions

DANCEFEST @ NEXTFEST – THEATRE NETWORK/GOOD WOMEN DANCE – Edmonton

Dancefest @ Nextfest is now accepting submissions by email for the 2013 edition, taking place June 6-16, 2013! Deadline: April 15 at midnight

CALL FOR ARTISTS: 10 MIN WORKS – RED PHONE THEATRE – Calgary

Red Phone Theatre is holding a fundraiser for their upcoming season, and are seeking artists of all disciplines to take part. Deadline: April 26.

FUNDING SUBMISSIONS - ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS 2013 - Alberta

To help increase participation and Albertans’ access to culture, the Government of Alberta is providing funding to organizations to put on events for Alberta Culture Days 2013, occurring September 27–29. Deadline for submissions: May 3.

ONE ACT 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.

HIGH SCHOOL COMPANY - NEXTFEST - Edmonton

Nextfest is now accepting submissions from High School students to form the 2013 High School Company. Five ways to get involved: Pitch to Play, Mentorship, Submit a Script, 10 Minute Play Festival and Long Form Improv. Deadline: Open until filled.

OPEN IMPROV JAMS - yegDND - Edmonton

With monthly shows and an upcoming Fringe run we are always looking for new cast members and mentors. If you are interesting in joining a fun improv troupe, come out to our Open Improv Jams, on the second Tuesday of every month. No deadline.

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Other

RAPID FIRE THEATRE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN - Edmonton

Rapid Fire Theatre is running a capital campaign to purchase a theatre to call home and we need your help! Contact Nathan Treloar, Capital Campaign Coordinator at (780) 660-4867 or [email protected] for more information.

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Donors, New & Renewing Members

Donations and members listed below were processed during March 2013.

DONORS: THANK YOU!

MIchele Fleiger and Alex & Joan Hawkins donated to Theatre Alberta in honour of World Theatre Day 2013. Thank you so much!

We also received donations from Russell & Heather Thomas, Phyllis Heltay, Catherine Vleiguth and Theatre Alberta Library Patrons from office donation jar!

Thank you Red Willow Players and Anne Marie Szucs for your donations of books to Theatre Alberta's Library.

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals
Pete Balkwill, Miranda Allen, Myrna Purser, Barbra French, Phyllis Heltay, Renee Laugesen, Emily McCourt, Rebecca Collins, Aaron Casselman, Elissa Weinzimmer

Groups
Arts Habitat Edmonton

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals
Julie Brown, Erin Crealock, Riley Ohler, David Wolkowski, Peter Taylor, Kate Ryan, Bradley Bishop, Desiree Leverenz, George Mann, Chantal Perron, Ryan McKinley, Rick Hardy, Nathan Schmidt, Jade Robinson, Austin Long, Lauren Kneteman, Sarah Mathison, Lawrence Bolokoski, Bryan Lentz, Katherine Lachacz, Dana England, Karl Sine, Rob Burton, Alton Reed

Groups
Christie Lites Sales, CITT Alberta Section, Concrete Theatre, Ghost River Theatre, Hope Management, Music Box Productions, Pandora Players, Strathmore Theatre Players Guild, Town of Hinton

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