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JANUARY 2013

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Notes for January

ARTS & CULTURE IS VITAL TO ALBERTA

Happy 2013 everyone! Our first Theatre Buzz of the new year is loaded with information about what's happening around the province. I hope you all had a restful holiday - the community is already very busy!

On Wednesday, January 9, I was fortunate to attend and speak at the announcement of the new Premier's Council on Culture. The revisioning of the Council (formally known as the Premier's Council on Arts and Culture) is part of the provincial government's plan to create a long-term culture plan for Alberta.

Keri

My role at the announcement was to provide a voice for the Arts sector in particular; it is very important to me and to Theatre Alberta that the Arts continue to be recognized as unique and vital to the future of Alberta. This is a core reason why the Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture was created.

The Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture is a coalition of Provincial Arts Service Organizations and Cultural Industry Associations that came together in a spirit of partnership to determine how we could be of greater service to each other, our province, and our fellow Albertans.

Like each of the organizations and the membership networks that we represent, the Alberta Partners for Arts and Culture uphold the principles so concisely championed in Alberta’s Cultural Plan, The Spirit of Alberta:

• that all Albertans should have access to cultural activities and services;
• that our cultural producers need capacity, they need resources to support these activities and services; and
• the pursuit of excellence in all that we do, including world-class cultural industries.

I look forward to the work that lies ahead in 2013, and finding new ways to support more meaningful partnerships among our cultural organizations while retaining our unique identities and services.

Keri Mitchell
Executive Director

“Art and music and drama help young people when they become adults. Art helps them in life. It shows them how to express their feelings. Art should be basic knowledge for everyone."

~ Barbara Poole (1929-2012)

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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ARTSTREK 2013 - CALL FOR SUPERS!

Artstrek

JUST CAN’T GET RID OF THE ARTSTREK ITCH? APPLY TO BE A 2013 SUPER!

Theatre Alberta is looking for individuals who have previous Artstrek experience, excellent interpersonal skills and strong leadership ability. Applicants must have attended Artstrek as a student, have been away from the program for at least one year and be between 19 and 25 years of age.

To apply send Theatre Alberta: a cover letter outlining your reasons for wanting to be a supervisor and your qualifications for the position; your theatre and employment resume, and your photograph.

Email your cover letter, resume and photo to Theatre Alberta by email at [email protected].

Application deadline: March 1, 2013.

 

ALL STAGES WRITING CONTEST: ROLE OF A LIFETIME

All Stages Magazine is seeking your stories for our upcoming Spring 2013 issue: “An Actor’s Life for Me.”

We are interviewing prominent theatre actors from Alberta about the most interesting, thrilling roles they have ever had the fortune to play and why. Tell us about your favourite theatrical role in 75 words or less, and your story could be selected for publication.

All Stages

All entries will be entered into a draw for one free membership (or membership renewal) to Theatre Alberta! Your entry must:

- Include the role you played, play title and playwright.
- Include the producing company (and/or festival), and the year the play was produced.
- Include a description of why it was the “role of a lifetime.”
- Must not exceed 75 words.
- Entries that include a picture of you playing your “role of a lifetime” may have greater odds of being published in All Stages magazine; however, including an image is not a requirement of entry.

Deadline to enter: January 25, 2013. Click here to enter!

 

THEATRE ALBERTA IS NOW LINKED IN

Linked In

Theatre Alberta is proud to launch our newest social media presence, coinciding with the publication of our latest issue of All Stages - Corporate/Culture. Theatre Alberta is now LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site. It boasts over 175 million members worldwide and is primarily used for ‘professional’ networking: career building, job seeking, resume sharing and the like. So we thought it only fitting to announce our presence there as All Stages examines how the corporate world and theatre community connects in Alberta.

As with our other social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter), you will be able to find the latest Classifieds listings, News posts and other items in our LinkedIn group. LinkedIn group posts, however, are organized as a series of “discussions” and thus we thought this platform would be well suited to discuss some of the strong opinions expressed in Corporate/Culture.

Specifically, we wanted to examine Trevor Rueger’s article “Changing the Conversation,” in which he examines the demise of theatres in both the profit (Dancap Productions) and not-for-profit (Vancouver Playhouse) models. In the article, Trevor argues that the theatre community needs to rethink and reframe our arguments when it comes to making the case for both funding and audiences. It is a compelling argument - click here to read it.

So, what do you think? Why did these companies fail, and could the same thing happen here in Alberta? Are we indeed arguing the wrong points when selling what we do? What should we be saying — and to whom?

Visit our LinkedIn group here and have your say.

 

2013 ALBERTA PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

The Alberta Playwrights' Network (APN) is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Alberta Playwriting Competition, presented in association with Theatre Alberta. We are very excited to support the competition this year!

The Alberta Playwriting Competition is the longest running provincial playwriting competition and offers the largest cash prize of any playwriting contest in Canada. The competition is open to all playwrights who reside in Alberta.

APC

For contest rules and prize information, visit albertaplaywrights.squarespace.com/apc. The deadline to apply is March 1st.

 

BACKSTAGE ACCESS PRODUCTION EXPO

Backstage Access

Register now for the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium's Backstage Access expo! This is a wonderful opportunity to meet with industry professionals and suppliers from around Alberta.

New technology will be featured: Intelligent lighting fixture manufacturers demonstrating new equipment include industry leaders SGM, Vari*lite, Martin and Clay Paki. Pathway’s Cognito, ETC will have a full range of lighting consoles, and the newest offerings from Grand MA will be displayed. Come have hands-on demos on all the newest stage consoles!

In the ADVANCE LIGHTING CONTROL session at 3:00 PM, join Broadway Designer and console specialist Bobby Harrell for a discussion on laying out your console for fast and easy operation, and tips on cueing your show.

In the AUDIO SOURCES session at 1:00 PM, watch and listen as a number of industry experts and advanced touring professionals explain the tricks, tips and best practices of using wireless microphones. Also in this session, learn how to get the best sound when micing the band for a musical.

Backstage Access will be held on Thursday January 17 in Edmonton. Register today.

 

LIBRARY UPDATE

Thank you so very much to all our donors to the 2012 Theatre Alberta Library Gift A Play Campaign. We received us 95% of the titles listed on our Amazon.ca Wishlist. We are so grateful for your generosity and support! Thank you!

Most of the books ordered have arrived, but we are still waiting on a few. We will be mailing tax receipts to those who have requested them this month. If you would like a tax receipt for your donation but have not yet sent us your Amazon.ca receipt, please email it to [email protected] ASAP.

2012 Gift A Play Donors:

Anne Marie Szucs
Becky Halliday
Elizabeth Budd
Karen King
Noree Claerhout
Linette Smith
Michele Brown
Kristen Padayas
Karen Johnson Diamond

Brenda Sutherland
Jenny Price
Julie Sinclair
Anna Davidson
Sue Quon
Kevin T. Mott
Leah Beaudry
Kim McCaw
Russell and Heather Thomas

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed February 16 – 18 for the Family Day holiday weekend. The Drop Box will be unavailable.

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Theatre News

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

GUIDELINES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS AND TRANLATORS RELEASED

Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is proud to announce the release of Translation Guidelines for playwrights and translators designed to provide helpful tips for playwrights as well as guide to aid negotiating fair terms, once a translator is found.

GHOST RIVER THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW MANAGING PRODUCER: ANN CONNORS

Ghost River Theatre is proud to announce that they have hired Ann Connors, former Acting Executive Director and Managing Director of the nationally-acclaimed Magnetic North Theatre Festival, as the company’s new Managing Producer. Congratulations Ann!

CITADEL THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013 PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy has again partnered with the Banff Centre for the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program. This year’s roster of participants is comprised entirely by female artists!

NEW 2012-2015 CANADIAN THEATRE AGREEMENT (CTA) AVAILABLE ONLINE

A searchable, printable and downloadable version of the new 2012-2015 CTA is available at EQUITYONLINE (http://www.caea.com). The material terms of the 2012-2015 CTA went into effect on December 31, 2012.

EDMONTON PHILANTHROPIST BARBARA POOLE PASSES AWAY

Barbara Poole, Edmonton philanthropist and arts supporter, passed away on December 17. She was 83. Theatre Alberta would like to offer condolences Mrs. Poole's friends and family.

CALGARY THEATRE ARTIST MARK HOPKINS PROFILED IN MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

Mark Hopkins, a Calgary-based theatre artist and co-artistic director of Swallow-A-Bicycle was recently profiled in MacLean’s magazine - a national news publication. Congrats Mark!

MURRAY UTAS NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES

Murray Utas has been announced as the new Program Director for Fringe Theatre Adventures in Edmonton, which produces the largest non-juried Fringe Theatre Festival in North America. Congratulations Murray!

THOMAS SCOTT NEW CITADEL PROMOTER OF AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

The Citadel Theatre is pleased to announce that Thomas Scott, the former Program Director at Fringe Theatre Adventures, has joined the Citadel as a Promoter on the newly created Audience Development team. Congratulations Thomas!

Children of Eden - U of C Operetta Company
Anne Frank
Spamalot
Kite Runner
Paper Song
Zodiac Arrest
Ride
Summer and Smoke
True West

Shows Opening

January 1, 2012 – February 6, 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

HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO
Jan 3 - Feb 3, One Yellow Rabbit

OH ME-AH, OH MAYA, A MURDER Alberta work
Jan 4 - 18, Pegasus Performances

CHILDREN OF EDEN
Jan 5 - 12, U of C Operetta Company @ University Theatre

METAMORPHOSIS
Jan 9 - 13, Theatre Calgary

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Jan 11 - 26, Morpheus Theatre @ Pumphouse Theatre

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Jan 11 - 26, Front Row Centre Players @ Pumphouse Theatre

BLANCHE: THE BITTERSWEET LIFE OF A WILD PRAIRIE DAME Alberta work
Jan 14 - 26, Lunchbox Theatre

HAPTIC AND HOLISTIC STRATA
Jan 16 - 19, Theatre Junction GRAND

RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL!
Jan 18 - Feb 3, Storybook Theatre

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Canadian work
Jan 23 - February 3, Alberta Theatre Projects

WIGWAM Canadian work
Jan 25 - 27, Y Stage

THE KITE RUNNER
Jan 29 - Feb 24, Theatre Calgary

MOLL
Feb 1 - 14, Liffey Players Drama Society @ Irish Cultural Centre

HE SAID, SHE SAID Alberta work
Feb 4 - 23, Lunchbox Theatre

SUNKEN RED
Feb 6 - 9, Theatre Junction GRAND

A LITTLE PRINCESS Alberta work
Feb 6 - 10, Calgary Young People's Theatre @ Vertigo Theatre Centre

 

EDMONTON

SVADBA - WEDDING Canadian work
Jan 12 - 19, Edmonton Opera @ C103

THE V.I.P. KIDS SHOW Alberta work
Jan 12 & 26, V.I.P. Kids @ The Varscona Theatre

A CLOWN DOUBLE BILL Alberta work
Jan 15 - 20, Small Matters Productions & The Pie Factory @ Punctuate! Theatre

FREE-MAN ON THE LAND Alberta work
Jan 15 - 27, Azimuth Theatre @ The Roxy Theatre

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
Jan 16 - 19, Moxy B Productions @ TransAlta Arts Barns
Click here to email for more information.

EVIE'S WALTZ
Jan 23 - Feb 10, Shadow Theatre

THE CANOE THEATRE FESTIVAL
Jan 24 - Feb 3, Workshop West

PAPER SONG Alberta work
Jan 25 - 26, Concrete Theatre @ TransAlta Arts Barns
Production tours Edmonton schools Jan 30 - Feb 9.

ZODIAC ARREST Alberta work
Jan 31 - Feb 10, Firefly Theatre @ TransAlta Arts Barns

HEY LADIES! Alberta work
Feb 1, Hey Ladies @ The Roxy Theatre

LES CONTES D'HOFFMANN
Feb 1 - 7, Edmonton Opera @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

RIDE
Feb 1 - 9, Northern Light Theatre @ TransAlta Arts Barns

PRIVATE LIVES
Feb 2 - 24, Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy

SUMMER AND SMOKE
Feb 6 - 16, Walterdale Theatre Associates

 

ALBERTA

CULTURE SHOCK Canadian work
Jan 10 - Feb 2, Central Alberta Theatre @ Nickel Studio, Red Deer

50 AND PROUD OF IT! Alberta work
Jan 17 - 26, Grande Prairie Live Theatre @ Second Street Theatre, Grande Prairie

BULL SKIT! Alberta work
Jan 25 - 26, Against the Wall Theatre @ The Scott Block Theatre, Red Deer

BENEATH THE ICE Alberta work
Feb 1 - Mar 31, Quest Theatre, Touring Alberta

TRUE WEST
Feb 1 - 9, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, Medicine Hat

BUGGED Alberta work
Feb 4 - Mar 15, Evergreen Theatre, Touring Alberta

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Auditions

CALGARY

GOD'S MAN IN TEXAS - FIRE EXIT THEATRE

Faith and egos collide in the age of mass-market religion at Houston’s Rock Baptist Church, “the Baptist Super Bowl.” 3M required. Audition date: January 14.

GENERAL AUDITIONS - THEATRE CALGARY

Theatre Calgary will be holding General Auditions on January 30 and February 6 in Calgary. Artists who have not been on our stage since 2006 and who have not had a general audition since 2010 are invited to submit. Deadline to submit: January 14.

GENERAL AUDITIONS - VERTIGO THEATRE

Craig Hall, Artistic Director, will be holding General Auditions in Calgary for Vertigo Theatre’s 2013/2014 Season on January 28 and 29. Deadline to submit: January 18.

HAIRSPRAY/ FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY - STORYBOOK THEATRE

StoryBook Theatre is pleased to announce joint auditions for the upcoming Spring productions of Hairspray and Freckleface Strawberry. Audition dates: January 20-24.

THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE - LIFFEY PLAYERS

The Liffey Players is scheduling auditions for their upcoming spring production The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh. 2M, 2F. Audition dates: January 21-22.

GENERAL AUDITIONS - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS (ATP)

Alberta Theatre Projects is holding general auditions on February 4 and 11. The purpose of the audition is to see those whose work is not known to ATP’s Artistic staff. Deadline to submit: January 25.

THE RAVEN - A NEW MUSICAL

Seeking Non-Equity, Strong Musical Theatre Singers to audition for up-coming Staged Reading/Cast Recording of The Raven - a new musical. Audition dates: February 1-2.

EDMONTON

FROM CRADLE TO STAGE FESTIVAL - WALTERDALE THEATRE ASSOCIATES

This year’s Festival consists of the following selected pieces: The Ugly Spot by Lisa Lorentz-Gilroy and Exposure by Stephen Allred, Bethany Hughes and Jessie McPhee Audition dates: February 10-11.

ALBERTA

DROWNING OPHELIA - NOSE CREEK PLAYERS

Nose Creek Players will be performing Drowning Ophelia, an original piece written by Kim Cheel. This one-act, book-ended by scenes from Hamlet explores the types of abuse – emotional, mental, and physical. Audition dates: January 24.

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Job Postings

CALGARY

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - MOMO MIXED ABILITY DANCE THEATRE

MoMo Mixed Ability Dance Theatre seeks an Artistic Director to take responsibility for the overall artistic direction and administration of the company. Position to commence May 3. Deadline: Open until filled.

EDMONTON

BOX OFFICE CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVES - CITADEL THEATRE

The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, has an opening for P/T and F/T Box Office Customer Service Representatives. Please forward your resume by email; no phone calls please.

FRONT OF HOUSE ASSISTANT - CITADEL THEATRE

The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, is looking for a reliable, customer service oriented individual to provide leadership in our Guest Services Department as a P/T Front of House Assistant. Please forward your resume by email; no phone calls please.

ALBERTA

DIRECTOR - CORNERSTONE THEATRE - Canmore

Cornerstone Theatre in Canmore has annually presented the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show for 11 years. Now in its 12th season we are looking for a Director to cast and rehearse our flagship show. Deadline: January 11.

SUPERVISORS - ARTSTREK 2013 - Red Deer

Theatre Alberta is looking for individuals who have previous Artstrek experience, excellent interpersonal skills and strong leadership ability. Applicants must have attended Artstrek as a student, have been away from the program for at least one year and be between 19 and 25 years of age. Deadline: March 1.

NATIONAL

PRODUCER - KIMBERLY SUMMER THEATRE SOCIETY (KST) - Kimberly, BC

Kimberley Summer Theatre is looking for a producer to oversee their upcoming summer season of two shows: Self-Help by Norm Foster (July 9 – August 17) at Centre 64 Theatre, and The Wizard of Oz (July 30 – August 9) at McKim Theatre. Deadline: January 20

INTERNATIONAL

NTT LECTURER - DESIGN AND PRODUCTION WITH SOUND EMPHASIS - CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - United States

Central Washington University seeks a NTT Lecturer Design and Production with a Sound emphasis. Responsibilities include: sound design and technology courses, sound/light lab supervision, design and production courses as appropriate, and mentoring student designers. Screening begins: February 5.

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Workshops / Classes / Education

CALGARY

EVENING DRAMA CLASSES FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH - ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

January 14 – May 6. These classes will provide students with a unique opportunity to explore theatre skills with professional artists in an environment of fun and faith. Cost $250 (Ages 9-12), $295 (ages 13-18).

PLAYWRIGHTS' BOOT CAMP - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK

January 21 - March 11. The Playwrights’ Boot Camp is designed to help playwrights explore what theatre means to them and what makes their work theatrical, building on the fundamentals of the craft. Cost $250 (plus cost of membership for non-members).

EQUIPPED TO DIRECT WITH MICHELINE CHEVRIER - URBAN CURVZ

February 21–23. From the first read to opening night, Canadian director Micheline Chevrier will guide participants through a 3-day active learning masterclass on the key steps a director must take to prepare for a successful rehearsal process. Cost $200 (or $175 if you apply by December 15).

TEEN FILM & TV - COMPANY OF ROGUES

February 21 - March 28. (14-18 YRS) Gain valuable knowledge of the audition experience and on-camera technique. Cost: $275+GST.

COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE WITH MIKE GRIFFEN - BEYOND THE BRINK PRODUCTIONS

February 22-24. Come and explore the physical style of theatre that gave slapstick comedy its name at a 3-day Commedia dell’Arte workshop with director/educator Mike Griffin. Cost: $125 (Deadline: February 15). Early Bird: $100 (Deadline: January 15).

CALGARY PLAYWRIGHTS' CIRCLE - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK

March 6 - April 24. The Playwright Circles offer playwrights an excellent opportunity to start and finish a first draft of a play or to continue working on a project that they’ve already started. Cost $300 (plus cost of membership for non-members).

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

VIDEO WIZARDRY REVEALED - CITT ALBERTA/ UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA

January 12. Registration is limited. Visit www.citt-alberta.org for schedule.

ONION SKIN ONE - FREEDOM TECH PRODUCTIONS - Edmonton

January 14 - March 18 (Mondays). No other attributes are more serviceable than vocal clarity, ease, strength and precision. We will be working on voice and speech, relaxation and self-confidence. Cost $350 + GST.

BACKSTAGE ACCESS PRODUCTION EXPO - NORTHERN ALBERTA JUBILEE AUDITORIUM - Edmonton

January 17. The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is hosting the Backstage Access Production Expo which will include theatre production seminars and a new technology expo. Registration begins December 10.

BORSCHT - FREEDOM TECH PRODUCTIONS - Edmonton

January 25 - March 29 (Fridays). If you are interested in the film industry or you would like to get more skills in the audition room. Ages 10 and up. Cost $450 + GST.

PRESENCE AND ACTION IN PERFORMANCE - MILE ZERO DANCE

January 21-25. ACTION THEATER™ technique offers a map towards increasing one’s awareness by turning the mind inside out. It increases performers’ presence in the moment. Earlybird cost $150. Deadline: December 21.

INTRODUCTION TO CLOWN WITH JAN HENDERSON - SMALL MATTERS PRODUCTIONS

February 21-24. Award winning instructor Jan Henderson teaches her 4-day introductory workshop, suitable for both performers and non-performers. Noses provided. Cost $400 (before January 25); $425 (after January 25).

EDMONTON PLAYWRIGHTS' CIRCLE - ALBERTA PLAYWRIGHTS' NETWORK

February 25 - April 22. The Playwright Circles offer playwrights an excellent opportunity to start and finish a first draft of a play or to continue working on a project that they’ve already started. Cost $300 (plus cost of membership for non-members).

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.

INTERNATIONAL

DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS - CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY - United States

Deadline to submit: February 1. Admission to Central Washington University's Department of Theatre Arts BFA program is based on talent, academic achievements, commitment to the craft of theatre as a career, and the potential for success in a professional theatre career.

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Events

NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS - MAGNETIC NORTH THEATRE FESTIVAL - Calgary/ Edmonton

The Magnetic North Theatre Festival as embarked on a plan to renew the role the festival plays on the national stage for the next decade. We want to hear your views and invite you to take part in a conversation about its future.
Edmonton, Wed. January 16, 2:30-5:00pm, Citadel Theatre
Calgary, Mon. January 21, 1:30-4:00pm, Pumphouse Theatre

PUPPET POWER - W.P. PUPPET THEATRE - Calgary

W.P. Puppet Theatre presents a weekend of keynotes, hands-on workshops, peer mentoring, panel discussions & more. Early bird registration ends Jan. 31. March 9-10.

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Space

USED THEATRE SEATS FOR SALE - SUSTAINABUILD CANADA

370 used theatre seats available for sale out of Airdrie. Good condition. Price negotiable based on quantity you wish to purchase. We need to find a new home for them by the 28th of January, and they would not have to be picked up until February sometime.

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Volunteer

VARIOUS POSITIONS - STORYBOOK THEATRE SOCIETY - Calgary

StoryBook Theatre has a big season underway and is looking to get more people involved in the process. We are in need of more than 200 volunteers and we want to make it worth your while! Deadline: Open until filled.

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Calls For Submissions

CULTURAL LEADERS LEGACY ARTIST AWARDS - CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT - Calgary

Nomination deadlines stil open for Doug and Lois Mitchell Outstanding Calgary Artist Award and MacLachlan Family Community Beacon Award. Deadline: January 18

ROLE OF A LIFETIME WRITING CONTEST - ALL STAGES MAGAZINE - Alberta

Tell us about your favourite theatrical role in 75 words or less, and your story could be selected for publication! All entries will be entered into a draw for one free membership (or membership renewal) to Theatre Alberta! Deadline: January 25.

NOMINATIONS FOR MAYOR'S CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS - PACE - Edmonton

The Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton is now accepting nominations online to acknowledge and honour the Edmonton arts community and its partnerships with our City's businesses. Deadline: February 1 at 4:30PM.

NOMINATIONS FOR 2013 DISTINGUISHED ARTIST AWARDS - Alberta

Call for Nominations for the 2013 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. The Awards are open to Alberta artists working in any discipline and carry a cash prize of $30,000 as well as a hand-crafted medal. Deadline: February 15.

HOST CITY PROPOSALS - 2015 DISTINGUISHED ARTIST AWARDS - Alberta

The Board of Directors of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation invites proposals from Alberta cities to host the 2015 Gala of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. Deadline: March 1.

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.

CALL FOR THEATRE PROPOSALS - NEXTFEST - Edmonton

The Nextfest Arts Company is now accepting proposals from producers, playwrights, directors, actors, designers, multidisciplinary artists, etc. Submissions do not have to be attached to a specific creative project: resumes are welcome. No deadline but proposals received earlier will have greater opportunity for consideration and dialogue.

FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY - STAGECOACH THEATRE ARTS - Alberta

StageCoach Theatre Arts is world's largest provider of part-time theatre education for children. We provide full training in helping you open and run your own performing arts school. Financial assistance in launching your own school is also available. No deadline.

2013 RAUCOUS CAUCUS EMERGING ARTISTS ASSEMBLY - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS - Calgary

A jam-packed weekend of guest artists, wild performances, panel discussions, networking events and big fun, connecting early career theatre makers at the 27th Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays. Deadline: Open until filled.

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Other

PLAY READING PARTICIPANTS WANTED - Edmonton

A new Edmonton playwright is searching for participants for a reading of her first play, All About Trees. We are searching for actors and actresses to read the play and an audience to provide feedback from the reading. Scheduled for January 19.

FUNDRAISER - STUDENT MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION - Okotoks

The Foothills Composite High School / Alberta High School of Fine Arts is seeking your support to sponsor this year’s musical theatre production of Back to the 80′s. Please contact Cheryl Jessamine at 403-938-1926 or by email: [email protected].

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Donors, New & Renewing Members

Donations and members listed below were processed during December 2012.

DONORS: THANK YOU!

Beverly MacInnis, Mildred Panylyk, Kenneth Abernathy, Tony and Barbara Dias, & Theatre Alberta Library Patrons from office donation jar!

Thank you to everyone contributing to our 2012 Gift A Play Campaign.

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals
Ken Mastel, Gerald St. Maur, HIlary Hornberger, Kurtis Nawrot, Marika Ann Nychka, Jim Guedo, Mike Griffin

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals
Ken Agrell-Smith, Jean-Pierre Fournier, Margaret Shone, Joan Hawkins, Cole Humeny, Elizabeth Hobbs, Robert Miller, Wade Staples, Kenneth Abernathy, Joshua Dalledonne, Lauren Boyd, Tololwa Mollel, Jennifer Wong, David Haas, Ania Danylo, Andrew Kooman

Groups
Citadel Theatre/Robbins Academy, Dirty Laundry

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Edmonton, AB  T5M 3K6

Phone: (780) 422-8162
Fax: (780) 422-2663
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