To our Members:
Notes for June:
Our current Office Administrator, the lovely Maura Penn, will be leaving Theatre Alberta. Maura has been the first point of contact for Theatre Alberta members since 2012.
Maura is taking on a new challenge as Entertainment Logistics Supervisor with Fort Edmonton Park. We are thrilled for her, even though we will miss her terribly.
Maura's final day at Theatre Alberta is this Friday. She wanted to pass on the following message:
"Thank you to my colleagues, the Theatre Alberta Board, and our members - you have shown me the heart of the Albertan theatre community, and it is truly a marvellous thing!"
If you'd like to email Maura a note, you can do so at [email protected] - we will pass on any messages that come in after Friday.
Communications & Marketing
“We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.”
~ Tom Stoppard (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead)
What's New at Theatre Alberta
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! THEATRE ALBERTA CASINO - NOV. 1 & 2, 2014
Theatre Alberta will be holding its casino at the Baccarat Casino, located in downtown Edmonton, on November 1st and 2nd. We are looking for existing or new members to volunteer. Please contact the office and we’ll be happy to give you more information.
Don’t worry if you’ve never worked a casino before (or if you’ve never stepped foot in one!), there are a variety of easy roles to fill. You’ll be having fun with friends, meeting new members, and helping ensure Theatre Alberta receives vital funding.
Call us at 780-422-8162 (toll free 1-888-422-8160) or email us at [email protected] to volunteer.
All volunteers receive credit towards their Theatre Alberta membership!
Click here for more information and to download the Volunteer Application Form!
WE'RE HIRING: OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
Theatre Alberta seeks a highly motivated and organized Office Administrator to join our team.
Applicants should be enthusiastic about theatre, enjoy dealing with people, and able to work independently and as a team player. Excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills, and a working knowledge of the theatre industry are required. Previous work in the charitable sector and/or a member services organization will be considered an asset.
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. Our office environment is supportive and positive with some degree of flexibility. Position to commence July 28, 2014. Salary range $32,000 – $35,000.
By June 25, 2014, please forward your resume with letter of interest highlighting qualifications to
Keri Mitchell, Executive Director. [email protected]
Click here for the full job description.
WE'RE HIRING: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT / INTERN
Theatre Alberta seeks an organized, motivated, and creative Executive Assistant / Intern to assist our team in the development of new research and partnership initiatives related to our strategic plan.
Applicants should be enthusiastic and knowledgeable about theatre, enjoy dealing with people, and able to work both independently and as a team player.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. A broad knowledge of Alberta’s theatre community and a demonstrated interest in the charitable sector will be considered assets.
This is a paid 12-month internship for the period of September 2014 through August 2015, designed to supply the successful candidate with marketable skills and excellent professional contacts in the arts and culture industry. The internship will take place in Edmonton, Alberta, with opportunities to travel to other cities in Alberta for meetings and events.
Only those applicants eligible for and registered with Young Canada Works will be considered. For more information, please visit www.youngcanadaworks.ca.
To Apply: By July 15, 2014, please forward your resume with letter of interest highlighting qualifications to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director. [email protected]
Click here for the full job description.
THE 2014-2015 THEATRE ALBERTA PLAYBILL CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Theatre Alberta Playbill is the most comprehensive resource in Alberta that lists professional, community, and post-secondary theatre productions and festivals during the 2014-2015 season.
With a minimum print run of 3500 copies, the poster is distributed around the province to theatres, arts organizations, schools, libraries, entertainment reporters and Theatre Alberta members. Productions written/created by Albertan and Canadian artists are highlighted with special icons.
Your season will also be listed on our online Playbill and web-app for mobile devices. Users can search for productions by month, by region, by theatre classification and/or by theatre company. Online production listings include links to theatre company websites and box office information, as well as links to Google Maps – so audiences can use their smart phones/tablets or desktops to find directions to the theatre venue.
New: Theatre Alberta and Alberta Culture are working on a joint venture to import data from our Playbill service into the Alberta Culture Calendar. You have the option of sharing your event data and some basic company information with Alberta Culture to upload to the Culture Calendar.
New: Theatre Alberta will accept submissions from High School theatre productions to be included on our online and web-app versions of Playbill and What’s On blog.
Free of charge as a benefit of group membership with Theatre Alberta (group membership must be valid through until June 1, 2015). Rates for non-members: $30.00 per event listing (including GST).
Deadline for submission is June 30, 2014. Click here to add your season!
PROMOTE YOUR FRINGE SHOW ON THEATREALBERTA.COM
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 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival or the 2014 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, Theatre Alberta wants to help promote your show!
Every show posted to our RSS feed on our website is 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 to enter your show information. And break a leg this summer!
CENOVUS ENERGY CONTINUES ITS PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT ARTSTREK
In 2013, Theatre Alberta and Cenovus Energy embarked on an exciting partnership to expand Artstrek: A Summer Theatre School for Teens, in response to eight years of student waiting lists.
However, expanding Artstrek - Theatre Alberta's largest and most popular program - was no small undertaking. We needed some extra help.
Cenovus Energy is well known for its community investment programs to help make this province a better place to live.
The company is especially active supporting educational programs and creating opportunities for youth. When Cenovus learned of our ambitions to expand Artstrek, the company decided to become involved.
Understanding the complexity of program expansion was key, which is why Cenovus made a three-year commitment to Artstrek: an investment of $25,000 per year to support our work evolving the program. For Artstrek 2013, Fiddler on the Roof, 333 students attended. We made space for every single student who applied; not one languished on a waiting list.
Now in Year Two of our expansion, Artstrek 2014 will feature a Canadian play: the Governor General’s Award winning Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr. Proof of the long-term investment our program enables, Kevin actually attended Artstrek back in the early 1980s. Thanks to Cenovus and our other program partners’ ongoing support, Artstrek has the capacity to welcome many more Kevin’s and other potential star artists than ever before.
Click here to read more about Theatre Alberta's Artstrek expansion and partnership with Cenovus Energy.
Artstrek is bigger than ever - now let's fill it with students!
SPACE STILL AVAILABLE IN ARTSTREK AND DRAMAWORKS
Less than a month away from Artstrek and Dramaworks, and we still have space available in both programs.
If you are considering one of Theatre Alberta's training opportunities please REGISTER as soon as possible - prior to June 13th if you can. (This will help us properly plan and avoid any cancellations.)
If you know someone who might enjoy our programs, please REFER them right away.
Artstrek still has scholarship funding available! If you know a student who would love to come but is concerned about cost, please let them know that we can help!
Click the links below for more information about each program.
WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST - JUNE
Workshops by Request scheduled for June 2014 include:
Directing for Musical Theatre in Drayton Valley
On June 21st, Linette Smith will travel from Edmonton to Drayton Valley to teach a one-day workshop on Directing for Musical Theatre for the River Valley Players. Linette teaches Drama at Strathcona High School in Edmonton, and their production of In The Heights recently won a Cappie award for Outstanding Performance of a Musical!
Workshops by Request will take a break during July and August - however, you may still submit a Workshops by Request application for workshops that take place in September 2014. Any theatre organization in Alberta that is a group member of Theatre Alberta may apply for a workshop through the Workshops by Request program, on any topic of their choice. For more information, please email [email protected].
Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed July 1 for Canada Day. The Dropbox will be unavailable.
Theatre Alberta's Library will not be offering extended evening hours on Monday, June 30. The Dropbox will be available that evening.