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June 2013 - Special Edition

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Notes for June - Special Edition

Across the province, we all watched in horror the images emerging from Southern Alberta. The provincial goverment has now labeled the 2013 Alberta Flood as the worst flooding disaster in the history of the province.

At Theatre Alberta, our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our members, friends and extended theatre family who have been impacted by the Alberta Flood disaster.

Shakespeare in the Park Calgary

Theatre Alberta is a connector - we exist to help link our local theatre communities across the wide geographical expanse of this province. We celebrate our triumphs together as one provincial community. And, in times of hardship and challenge, we stand in solidarity with those directly affected.

Theatre Alberta is working with Calgary Arts Development, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and our sister provincial arts service organizations and cultural industry associations to share information and develop response plans that will provide relief for our community in the coming weeks, months, and potentially years.

Theatre Alberta is offering Classifieds listings free-of-charge to anyone in the theatre community who was affected by the flood. We understand that, in a disaster of this scale, helping hands will be needed for the massive clean-up and rebuild in the days to come. Let us help broadcast your message for assistance to the wider theatre community.

Calgary Arts Development has assumed the role of an Arts Responder Hub for the entire province, and is working to assess the extent of the damange. Please click here for more information.

And for those who wish to contribute financially, please give generously to the Red Cross Fund. Click here for more information.

Keri Mitchell
Executive Director

“When you come into the theater, you have to be willing to say, 'We're all here to undergo a communion, to find out what the hell is going on in this world.'"

~ David Mamet

Alberta Flood Relief Listings

Theatre Alberta is offering free Classifieds Listings for posts concerning Alberta Flood Relief efforts related the theatre community. Click here for more information.

Important links:
Alberta Government: Recovery Information
Alberta Emergency Alert: Latest info on alerts and evacuations
Google Maps: Alberta flood information
Elephant Artist Relief: Calgary's Artist Relief Society
Arts Ready: Arts business continuity planning

Below you will find a listings on our site related to the Alberta Flood. Click on the headline to view the full post.

GREEN FOOLS LOSE THEATRE SPACE TO ALBERTA FLOOD

Green Fools Theatre Company has lost its theatre space due to the Alberta Flood. The company was able to save some equipment, but no longer has its own theatre space.

CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT ASSUMES 'ARTS RESPONDER HUB' ROLE FOR ALL ALBERTAN ARTISTS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS AFFECTED BY FLOOD

Calgary Arts Development is assuming the role of an "arts responder hub" playing three key roles: Coordinator, Information Source and Guide, and Relief Provision. More information will be circulated as it becomes available.

ENTERTAINERS & SILENT AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED FOR CALGARY FLOOD FUNDRAISER

A group of theatre artists and musicians from Calgary are coming together and holding a fundraiser to help Albertans who experienced this devastating flood. This will be held at the Cardel Theatre at Quarry Park on July 15th starting at 6:00 pm.

GLOBE & MAIL REPORT ON CALGARY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS' REACTIONS TO FLOOD

A summary of arts organizations' reactions from a Globe & Mail article written by Marsha Lederman published on June 25th. Click here to read the full article.

 

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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THEATRE ALBERTA IS HIRING A PROGRAMMER

Theatre Alberta

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2013

Theatre Alberta is seeking a highly motivated and creative Programmer who will be responsible for leading the organization’s educational and artistic programs and services.

Applicants should be knowledgeable and passionate about theatre and education, with a post-secondary degree or diploma (major or minor) in theatre/drama.

Applicants should enjoy working with people, be self-motivated, and highly curious. Varied knowledge of the provincial theatre community with experience in professional, community, and educational theatre will be considered an asset. Exceptional written and oral communication skills and excellent organizational and time-management skills are required.

This is a full-time position with benefits located in Edmonton. Due to the nature of Theatre Alberta’s work and programs, some evening/weekend hours and travel may be required.

By July 5, 2013, please forward your resume with letter of interest highlighting qualifications to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director. [email protected].

Click here to view the full job posting.

 

SAVE THE DATE: PLAYWORKS INK 2013 - SEPTEMBER 27-30 - BANFF, AB

PlayWorks Ink Instructors

For the first time Theatre Alberta and Alberta Playwright’s Network will partner with the Banff Centre to present PlayWorks Ink during the 2013 Alberta Culture Days weekend. PlayWorks Ink will take place from Friday, September 27- Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta.

PlayWorks Ink is a biennial theatre conference with a focus on playwriting, performance creation, performance and technical theatre. PlayWorks Ink brings together the entirety of the Alberta Theatre Community: emerging artists, professionals, teachers, community theatre members and students.

Please note that due to the Alberta Flood, we are experiencing some delays in finalizing registration and workshop information for this year's conference. Please bear with us as we work with our partners to confirm all the details -- we will be updating our PlayWorks Ink page as soon as we can.

Playworks Ink Workshops and Instructors will include:

Directing with Leah Cherniak
Solo Performance/Creation with Chris Craddock
Advanced Playwriting Masterclass with Robert O’Hara
Intermediate Playwriting with Sharon Pollock
Musical Theatre with Kelly Robinson
Stage Management with Donna Sharpe

Playworks Ink participants will be able to attend a special masterclass/lecture by Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer.
PlayWorks Ink will present a staged reading of the winner of the 2013 Alberta Playwriting Competition: Katherine Koller – Last Chance Leduc.

Please visit theatrealberta.com/playworks-ink for program updates and more information as it becomes available.

 

ARTSTREK 2013 UPDATE

Exploration I begins the weekend after next! For the first time in eight years, we are pleased to be able to say: There are still spots available for both female and male students at Artstrek!

Theatre Alberta will continue to register students until the start date of each Exploration. If you know a teenager who loves theatre and is creative, passionate and ready for an amazing summer experience please let them know about Artstrek.

(Remember Artstrek students: refer a new student to Artstrek and you will receive your Artstrek 2013 t-shirt for free!)

Artstrek 2013

Here's where we still have room:

Exploration I: 14 spots still available
Exploration II: 22 spots still available
Exploration III: 11 spots still available

Vist theatrealberta.com/artstrek2013/register to register. If you have any questions, please call Theatre Alberta at 780-422-8162 (or toll-free in Alberta at 1-888-422-8160).

 

THANK YOU ALBERTA MILK & SAPUTO FOR PROVIDING MILK TO ARTSTREK STUDENTS

Alberta Milk

Saputo

Theatre Alberta is proud to announce that Alberta Milk and Saputo have joined Cenovus Energy as supporters of Artstrek 2013. Alberta Milk and Saputo will donate 43 cases of white and chocolate milk for students attending this year's program. That's 2,064 servings of milk!

We'd like to thank Alberta Milk and Saputo for their generous donation. Theatre Alberta is proud to be able to help ensure that Artstrek 2013 students will be receiving a balanced, healthy diet while in our care.

If you would like to find out more about how you can help support Artstrek, please contact Keri Mitchell, Executive Director at [email protected].

 

THEATRE ALBERTA PLAYBILL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: FRIDAY!

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.

THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR SEASON INFORMATION IS FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH - TOMORROW!!!

Click here to submit your season information.

If you have any questions about filling out the Playbill information form or the deadline, please contact Aaron Talbot, Communications and Marketing Coordinator at 780-422-8162 or toll-free in Alberta at 1-888-422-8160, or email him at [email protected] ASAP.

All play listings included in the Playbill are also circulated on our website and in Theatre Buzz in our Shows Opening section.

The Theatre Alberta Playbill

 

PROMOTE YOUR FRINGE SHOW ON THEATREALBERTA.COM

2013 Calgary Fringe

2013 Edmonton Fringe

Promote your Fringe show on Alberta’s premiere online theatre listings sharing service!

If you are a Theatre Alberta member and are producing a show at either (or both!) the 2013 Calgary Fringe Festival or the 2013 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, Theatre Alberta wants to help promote your show!

Every show posted to our RSS feed on our website shared on Theatre Alberta’s Facebook page and Twitter feed (@TheatreAlberta). You can even submit an image to used as Theatre Alberta’s Facebook page cover photo during the festivals! (*Subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis.) Click here for more information.

Click here to create a listing for your show. And break a leg this summer!

 

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

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