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February 2014

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Notes for February:

Theatre Alberta is pleased to announce the play of study for Artstrek 2014: Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr.

Unity (1918) is a Governor General’s Literary Award winning epic of modern Canadian Drama. The play is set in a small prairie town at the crest of the First World War and the outbreak of a deadly influenza epidemic. Captured through the eyes of the town’s youth, Unity (1918) teems with eccentric characters, honesty, and dark comedy.

The exciting challenges for young actors that brim from Kerr’s rich text make Unity (1918) an excellent choice for this year’s play of study.

(We are also proud to note that Kevin Kerr attended Artstrek as a teen!)

Artstrek 2014

You can download a PDF version of the Artstrek 2014 brochure on our website. We will be mailing the brochure to Theatre Alberta members and schools during the first week of March. Specific Artstrek 2014 program and application information will also be available on our website on March 1st.

Most importantly: online application to attend Artstrek 2014 begins April 1st at 4:00 p.m.

In the meantime, take a few minutes to share some Artstrek memories by watching a special video created by Sui-Fan Wong, featuring teachers, supers and students from Artstrek 2013. Click here to view!

See you this summer,

Marie Gynane-Willis, Artstrek Director
Keri Mitchell, Executive Director
Frazer Andrews, Programmer

“At Artstrek, you can express yourself and be who you are."

~ Artstrek 2013 student

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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TELUS CALGARY COMMUNITY BOARD SUPPORTS ARTSTREK 2014 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Theatre Alberta receives cheque from Calgary TELUS Community Board

Theatre Alberta is pleased to announce that the TELUS Calgary Community Board is supporting Artstrek scholarship applicants from Calgary in 2014.

In 2013, Theatre Alberta applied to the TELUS Calgary Community Board for help supporting our Artstrek Scholarship program. Theatre Alberta strives to make Artstrek: A Summer Theatre School for Teens available to all Albertan teens, regardless of ability to pay. We offer a limited number of scholarships for Artstrek students in financial need. In 2013, Theatre Alberta provided scholarships to 30 students.

"This generous donation from the TELUS Calgary Community Board will not only directly support teens from Calgary, but Theatre Alberta will also be able to spread our own scholarship resources further to help more teens from across Alberta who wish to attend Artstrek," notes Keri Mitchell, Theatre Alberta's Executive Director.

For more information about Theatre Alberta Artstrek Scholarships, please visit theatrealberta.com/artstrek/scholarships. If you would like more information about how to help Theatre Alberta offer teens from your community Artstrek scholarships or sponsorships, please contact Keri Mitchell, Executive Director, at [email protected].

 

THEATRE ALBERTA ATTENDING TEACHERS' CONVENTIONS NEAR YOU

Fine Arts Council 2013 conference booth

Teachers: Theatre Alberta will be attending eight (yes, eight!) teachers' conventions in February and March to promote Artstrek and Dramaworks and we'd love to chat with you!

We will be handing out advance copies of the Artstrek 2014 brochure and poster for you to distribute to your students, and Dramaworks flyers for you and your colleagues. Come find our booths at the following conventions:

  • North Central Teachers' Convention in Edmonton, February 6-7 at the Shaw Conference Centre
  • Calgary Teachers' Convention in Calgary, February 13-14 at the Telus Convention Centre
  • Palliser District Teachers' Convention in Calgary, February 20-21 at the Telus Convention Centre
  • South Eastern Alberta Teachers' Convention in Medicine Hat, February 20-21 at Medicine Hat College
  • South Western Alberta Teachers' Convention in Lethbridge, February 20-21 at the University of Lethbridge
  • Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention in Edmonton, February 27 -28 at the Shaw Conference Centre
  • Central East Teachers' Convention in Edmonton, March 6-7 at the Shaw Conference Centre
  • Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention in Grande Prairie, March 6-7 at Grande Prairie Composite High School

Theatre Alberta staff will also have copies of our publicatons on display and information about our other programs and resources. Come learn more about Theatre Alberta and how we can help support your local theatre community!

 

THEATRE ALBERTA SEEKS ARTSTREK COMMUNITY SPONSORS

Community Sponsorship

Every year, a tradition continues in which the most enthusiastic Artstrek students apply to organizations in their community to sponsor their application fees to attend our summer school for teens. There are a number of champion organizations that provide Artstrek sponsorships annually to youth in their community.

In an effort to help these enterprising students, we are collecting and sharing information from any community organization that provides (or would like to begin providing) sponsorship funding. This is a great way to not only provide assistance to resourceful local teens, but also a great way to support the long-term health of your own theatre community.

If you offer or would like to offer teens community sponsorship funding, please email Aaron Talbot at [email protected] to have your organization and program profiled on our Artstrek Community Sponsorship webpage.

 

LAST CALL FOR ARTSTREK 2014 SUPER APPLICATIONS

Deadline to submit your application is March 1st!

Theatre Alberta is looking for previous Artstrek attendees with excellent interpersonal skills, strong leadership ability, a remarkable work ethic and a well-cultivated sense of fun.

Applicants must have attended Artstrek as a student, 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 qualifications; what would make you an asset to the Super team; your theatre and employment resume; and your headshot.

Call for Supers for Artstrek 2014

Email all applications to [email protected]. We thank you in advance for your interest. Please be advised that only those applicants shortlisted for the interview process will be contacted.

Application deadline: March 1, 2014.

 

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST - FEBRUARY

The 2013-2014 Workshops by Request season is generously supported by

Christie Lites Sales

Click here to apply for a Workshop by Request.

Skill building workshops are available in both technical and non-technical theatre.

Lighting workshop

Stage Management in Grande Prairie
On February 1st, Edmonton-based stage manager Gina Moe travelled north to teach a one day workshop in Stage Management to Grande Prairie Live Theatre. An incredible 18 people came out to learn more about this integral component of theatre production!

Character Development in Canmore
On February 8th, actor Chris Hunt will travel from Calgary to beautiful Canmore to teach a workshop in Character Development for our long-time Theatre Alberta group member, the Pine Tree Players. Not a bad way to spend a day in the mountains!

Stage Combat in Grande Prairie
And on February 15th, we are heading back north again! Janine Hodder will travel from Edmonton to teach a workshop in Stage Combat to Grande Prairie Live Theatre. She will teaching both unarmed combat and short sword technique.

Theatre Alberta and Christie Lites Sales are pleased to release an updated Workshops by Request Information Package. Everything you need to know about the Workshops by Request program - from application information to tips on planning a successful workshop - is included in this document. Click here to view the PDF.

Workshops by Request applications are accepted throughout the year. 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 email [email protected].

 

2014 ALBERTA PLAYWRITING COMPETITION - DEADLINE IS MARCH 1ST!

The Alberta Playwrights' Network (APN) is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Alberta Playwriting Competition, presented in association with Theatre Alberta.

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.

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

APC

 

THEATRE ALBERTA PLAYBILL WEB-APP LOBBY SIGNS AVAILABLE

Theatre Alberta still has a number of promotional lobby signs (pictured right) celebrating the Playbill web-app and would like to send them to our member organizations for display in their venue lobbies. Theatre Alberta's Playbill is the most comprehensive information tool displaying theatre productions in Alberta. If your theatre company is a member of Theatre Alberta, your season is included in our Playbill!

The promotional posters are not only designed to inform audiences about the web-app, but they are also a great reminder to please turn off cellphones before the performance begins. (It's our fun little way of embracing new technologies while reinforcing theatre audience decorum!)

Posters are 24" by 36" and printed on durable foam-core.

Webapp_Poster

Please email Aaron Talbot at [email protected] ASAP to make arrangements about how we can deliver a lobby sign to your organization.

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed February 15 - 17 for the Family Day weekend. The Dropbox will be unavailable.

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The Winter's Tale
Measure for Measure
Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs
Apples and Oranges
Nevermore, The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
Stage Struck!
Same Time, Next Year
Les Miserables
Passion on the Pullman

What's On in Alberta

Opening in February

Click here to search the 2013-2014 Theatre Alberta Playbill.
Click here to explore Theatre Alberta's "What's On in Alberta" blog.

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

THE SURROGATE Alberta work
Feb 3 - 22, Lunchbox Theatre

JUST ACTS PLAY FESTIVAL - EXAMINING TRUST Canadian work
Feb 4 - 9, Urban Stories Theatre/Knox Centre Theatre Collective

A BOMB IN THE HEART Canadian work
Feb 5 - 15, Downstage

THE WINTER'S TALE
Feb 5 - 16, The Shakespeare Company/ Mount Royal University

UNNECESSARY FARCE
Feb 6 - Apr 13, Stage West Theatre Restaurant

MAJOR BARBARA
Feb 11 - Mar 9, Theatre Calgary/ American Conservatory Theater

NO EXIT
Feb 12 - 22, Theatre BSMT

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Feb 18 - Mar 1, University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts - Drama

ALEXIS. A GREEK TRAGEDY
Feb 19 - 22, Theatre Junction GRAND

TALES STORYTELLING CAFE Albertan work
Feb 26, TALES Calgary - The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling

BADGER Albertan work
Feb 26 - Mar 2, Fire Exit Theatre

QUENTIN TARANTINO'S RESERVOIR DOGS Albertan work
Feb 28 - Mar 8, Scorpio Theatre

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
Feb 28 - Mar 15, StoryBook Theatre

 

EDMONTON

DIE FLEDERMAUS
Feb 1 - 6, Edmonton Opera

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
Feb 5 - 15, MacEwan University Theatre Arts

BLITHE SPIRIT
Feb 5 - 15, Walterdale Theatre

DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? A CRAIGSLIST CANTATA Canadian work
Feb 5 - 25, Citadel Theatre/ Acting Up Stage Company/ Factory Theatre

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
Feb 6 - 15, University of Alberta Studio Theatre

APPLES AND ORANGES Alberta work
Feb 7 - 8, Concrete Theatre

WILDFIRE FESTIVAL
Feb 11 - Mar 1, Rapid Fire Theatre

DEATHTRAP
Feb 11 - Apr 6, Mayfield Dinner Theatre

LEO
Feb 13 - 16, L'UniThéâtre/ Circle of Eleven

NEVERMORE, THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POEAlberta work
Feb 14 - Mar 1, Catalyst Theatre

DIRT Alberta work
Feb 19 - 23, Punctuate! Theatre

THE CLEAN HOUSE
Feb 20 - Mar 1, Trunk Theatre @ The Varscona Theatre

STAGE STRUCK! 2014 ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Feb 21 - 22, Alberta Drama Festival Association - Edmonton Region

 

ALBERTA

SNOW ANGEL Alberta work
Feb 3 - 16, Quest Theatre, Touring Alberta

A THOUGHT IN THREE PARTS
Feb 4 - 8, Theatre Outré, Lethbridge

THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Feb 6 - 15, Red Deer College, Red Deer

NORTH WEST REGIONAL ADFA ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
Feb 7 - 9, Alberta Drama Festival Association/ Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie

ON GOLDEN POND
Feb 7 - 15, Leduc Drama Society, Leduc

MESSIAH ON THE FRIGIDAIRE
Feb 6 - 22, Kelsey Drama Club, Kelsey
Call 780-375-2418 for information and tickets

COURTING JOHANNA Canadian work
Feb 11 - 15, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR Canadian work
Feb 13 - Mar 1, St. Albert Theatre Troupe, St. Albert

LES MISÉRABLES
Feb 14 - 23, Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray

PASSION ON THE PULLMAN Albertan work
Feb 20 - Mar 1, Aspen Crossing Theatre, Mossleigh

THE OLDEST PROFESSION
Feb 20 - Mar 8, Central Alberta Theatre, Red Deer

THE SHAPE OF THINGS
Feb 20 - Mar 8, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie

500 WORDS Canadian work
Feb 20 - Apr 6, Quest Theatre, Touring Alberta

THAT'S DANGER! Albertan work
Feb 24 - May 2, Alberta Workers' Health Centre, Touring Alberta

FAST GIRLS
Feb 27 - Jun 30, University of Lethbridge TheatreXtra, Lethbridge

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Feb 27 - Mar 7, ELOPE Musical Theatre/ Sherard Musical Theatre, Sherwood Park

HARVEST Albertan work
Feb 27 - Mar 8, New West Theatre, Lethbridge

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Theatre News

THEATRE OUTRÉ PERFORMANCE SPACE 'BORDELLO' TO REOPEN - Lethbridge

Bordello – a black box performance space in Lethbridge operated by Theatre Alberta member Theatre Outré – was temporarily closed. Theatre Outré has since announced they intend to reopen Bordello in its current location in the McFarland Building.

NEW PROVINCIAL FUNDING FOR FLOOD AFFECTED ARTS GROUPS - Alberta

Arts and nonprofit organizations impacted by the June 2013 floods are eligible for additional funding to assist in their rebuilding efforts. Funding of $4 million will assist nonprofit/voluntary sector organizations. An additional $229,000 is being provided to arts organizations.

EDMONTON ARTS COUNCIL RECOGNIZES 2013 ARTS AWARDS RECIPIENTS - Edmonton

On January 27th, The Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) hosted a recognition event for the 2013 recipients of the Cultural Diversity in the Arts and the Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards. Congratulations to all the recipients!

ELLIPSIS TREE COLLECTIVE ANNOUNCES BLACK CANADIAN THEATRE SERIES - Calgary

The Black Canadian Theatre Series (BCTS) is the first event of its kind in Alberta to celebrate the community’s diversity and talent by bringing an inaugural season of three plays by Black Canadian playwrights to Calgary audiences.

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Auditions

CALGARY

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - THEATRE CALGARY

Theatre Calgary will be holding general auditions on Feb 13 and Mar 12, 2014 in Calgary. Deadline: Feb 7.

"IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN" - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

"If You Love Your Children," independent short film, auditions happening in Calgary and Edmonton during Feb 15 - 18. Deadline: Open til filled.

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - VERTIGO THEATRE

Vertigo Theatre will be holding general auditions on Mar 17 & 18, 2014 in Calgary. Deadline: 5:00 pm, Mar 3.

CHARACTER INTERPRETER - SUMMER STREET THEATRE PROGRAM - HERITAGE PARK

Auditions for actors at Heritage Park, April to Sept, E-mail resume and headshot: [email protected] Deadline: Mar 12.

EDMONTON

SINGERS, DANCERS - ROYAL CARIBBEAN PRODUCTIONS

Audition for Royal Caribbean at Shelley's Dance Company. Dancers – Sign in 9:15am, Audition 9:45am. Singers – Sign in 1:15pm, Audition 1:45pm. Audition date: Feb 12.

"IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN" - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

"If You Love Your Children," independent short film, auditions happening in Calgary and Edmonton during Feb 15 - 18. Deadline: Open til filled.

SHORT FILM - SILVER PAW PRODUCTIONS/ NORQUEST COLLEGE

Looking for actors for video on cultural diversity. Shoot in March. Contact [email protected] Deadline: Feb 28.

TOBIT - EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

Seeking 2 men aged 50+, 2 women aged 18+. Email headshot & resume to [email protected] Audition: Mar 22.

ALBERTA

OPEN AUDITIONS - CANADIAN BADLANDS PASSION PLAY - Alberta

Now accepting online auditions to fill cast of more than 200 - The Canadian Badlands Passion Play takes place every July in Drumheller, Alberta. Deadline: Open til filled.

 

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Job Postings

CALGARY

SOUND DESIGNER/ SOUND BOARD OPERATOR - ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE THEATRE

Sound Designer/Sound Board Operator needed for Spring Awakening with Artists' Collective Theatre. Deadline: Feb 10.

STAGE MANAGER - ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE THEATRE

Stage Manager needed for Spring Awakening with Artists' Collective Theatre. Deadline: Feb 10.

CASTING DIRECTOR - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

"If You Love Your Children," independent short film, seeks Casting Director for auditions happening in Calgary and Edmonton during Feb 15 - 18. Deadline: Open til filled.

MARKETING COORDINATOR - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS

Alberta Theatre Projects seeks Marketing Coordinator to be involved in planning and delivery of marketing and communications programs. Deadline: 5:00 pm, Feb 16.

THEATRE SCHOOL TEACHER - STORYBOOK THEATRE

StoryBook Theatre is currently seeking teachers for our Year Round Theatre School programming. Deadline: Feb 28.

THEATRE SCHOOL TEACHER'S ASSISTANT - STORYBOOK THEATRE

StoryBook Theatre is currently seeking teaching assistant for our Year Round Theatre School program. Deadline: Feb 28.

SOUND DESIGNER - THEATRE ENCOUNTER

Theatre Encounter Sound Designer Job for upcoming show. Experimental Artist in Calgary. $700. Deadline: Mar 15.

COSTUME DESIGNER - [email protected]

[email protected] (Rocky Mountain College) is seeking a Costume Designer for their spring production. Deadline: Open til filled.

BARTENDER (PART-TIME) - THEATRE CALGARY

Theatre Calgary’s bartenders provide attentive and positive service to create exceptional guest experiences. Deadline: Open til filled.

EDMONTON

CASTING DIRECTOR - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

"If You Love Your Children," independent short film, seeks Casting Director for auditions happening in Calgary and Edmonton during Feb 15 - 18. Deadline: Open til filled.

SPECIAL EVENT ASSISTANT - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Freewill Shakespeare Festival seeks Specical Event Assistant for the summer of 2014 (Jun 11 - July 22 - six weeks). Student Position. Deadline: Mar 1.

SITE COORDINATOR - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Freewill Shakespeare Festival seeks Site Coordinator for the summer of 2014 (Jun 12 - July 24 - six weeks). Student Position. Deadline: Mar 1.

CONCESSION & MERCH COORDINATOR - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Freewill Shakespeare Festival seeks Concession & Merch Coordinator for the summer of 2014 (Jun 11 - July 22 - six weeks). Deadline: Mar 1.

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Freewill Shakespeare Festival seeks Production Assistant for the summer of 2014 (Jun 8 - July 20 - six weeks). Deadline: Mar 1.

ASSISTANT MANAGING DIRECTOR - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Freewill Shakespeare Festival seeks Assistant Managing Director for the summer of 2014 (May 5 - July 22 - twelve weeks). Deadline: Mar 1.

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER - FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

Freewill Shakespeare Festival seeks Assistant Production Manager for the summer of 2014 (mid-May - end of July - ten weeks). Deadline: Mar 1.

VENUE COORDINATOR - HERITAGE AMPHITHEATRE & SHUMKA STAGE - CITY OF EDMONTON

Amplify your summer by building relationships with hundreds of people! Job Number: 15485. (Up to 11 Months) Deadline: Open til filled.

GALLERY INTERPRETER - HARRY POTTER EXHIBITION - TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

As a Gallery Interpreter, this individual must engage all visitors by initiating conversation and demonstration of programs and exhibits. Submit headshot/resume. Open until filled.

ALBERTA

THEATRE TECHNICIAN - CITY OF FORT SASKATCHEWAN - Fort Saskatchewan

The Shell Theatre located in Fort Saskatchewan currently recruiting for a Theatre Technician. Deadline: Feb 13.

SUPERS - ARTSTREK 2014 - THEATRE ALBERTA - Alberta

Applicants must have attended Artstrek as a student, been away from the program for at least one year, and be between 19 and 25 years of age. Email all applications to [email protected] Deadline: Mar 1.

NATIONAL

ARTISTIC PRODUCER - THEATRE NORTH WEST- Prince George, BC

Theatre North West seeks Artistic Producer in Prince George, BC. TNW presents four plays each season in its own 228-seat theatre, close to 3500 subscribers. Deadline: Feb 28.

 

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Workshops / Classes / Education

CALGARY

VOICE OVER TRAINING - VoiceSPOTWCS

Feb 8 - 9: Level 1 (Introduction) The Voice Over Adventure …
Mar 8 - 9: Level 2 (Intensive Training) Performance for Microphone
Voice Gym: The Beach – Feb 12
Voice Gym: The Forge – Mar 12. Email [email protected] for info.

CALGARY PLAYWRIGHTS' BOOT CAMP - Alberta Playwrights' Network

Feb 17 - Mar 24: Governor General’s Award winning playwright, Sharon Pollock will take playwrights through a series of in-class and take-home exercises. $300.

DEVISED THEATRE TRAINING - GHOST RIVER THEATRE

May 5 - 24, 2014: 3-Week Advanced Devised Production Intensive. A comprehensive, advanced program of study. $1,250.

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SPRING CLASSES - COMPANY OF ROGUES ACTORS' STUDIO

Registration is now open for our Spring Classes! For further information or to view our schedule please visit our website: www.corogues.com

EDMONTON

VOICE OVER TRAINING - VoiceSPOTWCS

Feb 8 - 9: Level 1 (Introduction) The Voice Over Adventure …
Mar 8 - 9: Level 2 (Intensive Training) Performance for Microphone. Email [email protected] for info.

PLAYWRIGHTS CIRCLE - NEW WORKS FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES - Kompany Family Theatre

Begins Feb 18: Submissions open for Kompany Family Theatre's Playwrights Circle with Stephen Heatley! Deadline: Feb 10 (late submissions considered if there is room).

INTRODUCTION TO CLOWN WITH JAN HENDERSON

Feb 20-23: Learn to laugh in the face of failure! Intro to Clown with Jan Henderson. Early bird ($400) deadline: Jan 25.

 

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Events

2014 FEMME FESTIVAL - Calgary

Feb 7 - 10: Calling all female emerging artists. Includes workshops with Anita Miotti. Early-Bird registration for $15 available until Jan 20, final deadline is Jan 27.

NATIONAL STAGE COMBAT CERTIFICATION CONFERENCE - FIGHT DIRECTORS CANADA - Edmonton

Jun 30 - Jul 13: Various stage combat certification courses offered. There is an early bird registration discount if you register before Jan 30.

 

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Space

NO NEW SPACE LISTINGS FOR JANUARY 2014

 

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Volunteer

COSTUME INTERPRETERS - FORT EDMONTON PARK - Edmonton

Bring Edmonton’s rich history to life, enjoy a challenging and vibrant volunteer environment, and develop memories that will last a lifetime. Deadline: Feb 14.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - 2014 SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL - Edmonton

SkirtsAfire is a festival that empowers, supports, and celebrates women in the arts. Email Cheryl Andrews at [email protected] Deadline: Feb 23.

 

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Calls For Submissions

ACTOR APPRENTICESHIP - NEIL SCHELL - Calgary

Acting Apprenticeship Program in Calgary with Neil Schell starts Feb. 2014. www.neilschell.com. Deadline: Feb 10.

2014 HARRY & MARTHA COHEN AWARD - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS - Calgary

Nomination forms are now available for the Harry and Martha Cohen Award which honours sustained and significant contribution to theatre in Calgary. Deadline: Feb 14.

NOMINATIONS FOR MAYOR'S AWARDS FOR THE ARTS - PACE - Edmonton

Nomination forms and applications information can be found online at: mayorscelebration.com/nominate. Deadline: Feb 14, 4:30 PM.

FÖDA: A CULINARY CABARET - CAT ON A LEASH CREATIONS - Calgary

Artists: look up Cat on a Leash Creations on Facebook for info on how to submit to their upcoming event Föda! Deadline: Feb 16.

EMERGING ARTISTS - LIEUTENTANT GOVERNOR OF ALBERTA ARTS AWARDS - Alberta

Eligible candidates are artists of any age who have finished their training or apprenticeship and in the early years of launching a career. Deadline: Feb 17.

GRAFFITI ARTS COMPETITION - TOY GUNS DANCE THEATRE - Edmonton

Toy Guns Dance Theatre is hosting a graffiti art competition – all styles of visual/installation art are welcome. Admission is $50. Deadline: Mar 1.

MAYDAY! CABARET! - THEATRE TRANSIT - Calgary

We are looking for 5-10 minute pieces on the theme “Collision.” Proposals can be short plays, music, dance, spoken word, movement, poetry, burlesque, etc. Deadline: Mar 7.

FICTION AT FIFTY PLAYWRITING CONTEST - UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE - Lethbridge

The University’s Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts is seeking commissioning proposals for a full-length play to be produced in October, 2017. Deadline: Mar 17.

 

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Other

FREE OFFICE FURNITURE AVAILABLE - Calgary

Free office furniture for pick-up before the end of February from a law firm downtown. E-mail Carly at [email protected]

 

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Donors, New & Renewing Members

Donations and members listed below were processed during January 2014.

DONORS: THANK YOU!

Kevin McKendrick, Mary Lou Armstrong, Dr. Beverly Brilz and Theatre Alberta Library Patrons from the office donation jar!

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals
Devona Reid, Keltie Forsyth, Joshua Rehm, Stephanie Devine, Sanjay Patel, Renee Lamoureux, Patrick Lundeen

Groups
Brooks Medieval Faire Society, Solotech Inc.

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Mary Lou Armstrong, Stacy Berg, Monica Maddaford, Thomas Peacocke, Elaine Streibel, Anne Marie Szucs, Terri Mort, Eric Wigston, Wendy Doerksen, Dr. Ed Sands, Eva Colmers, Geneviève Paré, Cathy Larson, Kendra Connor, Brenda Remin, Anna Paquin, April Banigan, Colleen Murphy Nicholas Heffelfinger, Justine Westby, Alanna Wolgien, James Wade, Brianna Johnson, Emily MacLise, Monica Lillo, Jordan Sabo, Dennis Sheehan, Caelea Morgan Yamada, Dr. Beverly Brilz, Arun Lakra

Groups

Punctuate! Theatre Society, East of 60 Productions Society, ELOPE Musical Theatre, Leduc Drama Society, Central Memorial High School, Rural Route Actors Troupe, Alberta Drama Festival Association, Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society, Strathcona Composite High School, Calmar Drama Society (Calmar Prairie Players)

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