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March 2014

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Dramaworks 2014

Theatre Alberta, in partnership with The Citadel Theatre, is pleased to announce our workshop and instructor lineup for Dramaworks 2014.

Dramaworks 2014 workshops offer unique and accessible opportunities for theatre practitioners of all skill levels. Our 2014 lineup includes five workshops, of novice and intermediate skill level, and two master classes with guest international artists: belarus Free Theatre (London/Minsk) and 3-Legged Dog Media + Theater Group (New York). Full lineup includes:

Workshops: July 4 - 6 (2.5 days)

Creating Musical Theatre Choreography
with Laura Krewski

Dialects and Accents
with Doug Mertz

The Director’s Shared Vision
with Kevin McKendrick

Monologues: From Image to Impulse
with Scott Swan

Rendering to Rendition: Building a Costume by Design
with Patsy Thomas

Master Classes: July 2 - 6 (5 days)

Investigative Theatre
with Vladimir Scherban of belarus Free Theatre

Multimedia Production Design
3-Legged Dog media & theater group

Workshop descriptions and instructor bios are available on our website at theatrealberta.com/dramaworks next week. Online registration will begin on April 7th at noon. Space is limited!

Dramaworks is a biennial workshop series event that welcomes theatre artists province wide – professionals, enthusiasts, and educators alike – to learn from Albertan, national, and international theatre artists and experts. Dramaworks 2014 will run July 2-6 at The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton.

Please note that full program information for both Dramaworks 2014 and Artstrek 2014 (including a practice Artstrek application form) will be published on our website on March 14th!

Frazer Andrews, Programmer

“We’re not just about going around and telling our story... This is what people should know: people are being beaten up, thrown in jail, and disappeared. The people you see on the posters who are in jail? They’re our friends, our audience."

~ Vladimir Scherban, belarus Free Theatre

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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WE'RE HIRING! THEATRE ALBERTA SEEKS THREE STUDENTS FOR SUMMER POSITIONS

Deadline to apply: March 28, 2014

Theatre Alberta requires three highly motivated, detail oriented, and creative workers for the following full-time summer contract positions in our Edmonton office.

All applicants should be enthusiastic about theatre, enjoy dealing with people, and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Specifically, we are looking for:

Theatre Alberta

ARTSTREK PROGRAM ASSISTANT
May 5 to August 22 (16 weeks)

The Artstrek Program Assistant will provide vital support to our renowned annual theatre school for teenagers, Artstrek. Artstrek is a residential summer theatre program that has been operating in Alberta for more than 50 years, and attracts more than 300 young theatre enthusiasts from across the province and beyond each summer.

DRAMAWORKS PROGRAM ASSISTANT
May 5 to August 8 (14 weeks)

The Dramaworks Program Assistant will provide vital support to our biennial theatre school for adult learners, Dramaworks. Dramaworks is a workshop series for theatre artists from across Alberta – professionals, amateurs/hobbyists, and educators alike – that offers master classes led by international artists as well as introductory and intermediate classes led by local theatre educators and practitioners.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT
April 28 to August 15 (16 weeks)

The Library Assistant will provide vital support to Theatre Alberta’s Library, a public collection of more than 19,000 playscripts and the largest independent and fully circulating theatre library in Canada.

Click here to view full job descriptions for all three positions.

To Apply: Indicating which position(s) you are most interested in and qualified for, please forward your resume with a detailed letter of interest to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director, by March 28, 2014. [email protected]
Preference will be given to applicants who meet the criteria for participation in Service Canada’s Summer Jobs program, including but not limited to: be between 18 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; and have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year. Theatre Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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.

 

ALL STAGES MAGAZINE - SPRING 2014 - TRAINING

All Stages Magazine - Spring 2014 - Training

Hitting mailboxes this week, the first All Stages for 2014: Training: Perspectives on Our Practice.

In this issue, as we scan the landscape of theatre training in our province, we share some words of wisdom and encouragement, highlight training opportunities, and provide a touch of inspiration.

Inside the Spring edition of All Stages:

Julie Sinclair takes stock of the training opportunities available to adult amateur theatre participants with Making Hay While the Sun Shines.

We take a look at the changes coming to Alberta’s K-12 education system in Curriculum Redesign.

In Foils, we feature two fantastically unique insights on training: Stephanie Wolfe gives us perspectives on conservatory and liberal arts schools with Both Sides of the Coin and Andy Curtis shares his approach to DIY Theatre.

Paul Welch details Third Street Theatre’s artist mentorship through the creation of This is How I Left, in The Process.

Fight Directors Canada Academy Director Paul Gélineau tells us why Fighting in Schools is a Great Thing.

In Q2Q, Scott Peters, our Technical Editor, speaks to IASTSE 212 about their new Calgary training facility.

In our editorial feature, Nicholas Hanson urges us to reconsider our use of the word training.

And, in Ah Ha! Dramatic Epiphanies, Albertans share their theatre training discoveries. Sourced from our Ah Ha! writing contest, which included a draw for a Theatre Alberta membership. We'd like to congratulate Pam McCormack, who has received a free one-year membership renewal to Theatre Alberta! Thank you everyone who submitted an Ah-Ha! Moment; we were overwhelmed by your stories.

Want to receive this and future editions of All Stages Magazine? Just become a member of Theatre Alberta. Your subscription is included as a benefit of membership, and we'll send you the latest edition in the mail. Click here to join Theatre Alberta!

 

EMERGE 2014 UPDATE

Emerge 2010 - Edmonton

Emerge is fast approaching and we are eager to welcome Alberta's 2014 performance graduates to our theatre community.

For more than ten years Emerge has been establishing inroads between emerging artists and accomplished professionals. Graduating actors, from nine Albertan professional training programs, will be given four minutes each to perform audition pieces that will showcase their talents.

Invitations to Alberta's Artistic Directors and Freelance Professional Directors have been emailed. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, or if you wish to recommend a colleague for invitation to Emerge please contact Theatre Alberta Programmer Frazer Andrews:

[email protected]
780-422-8162 (Edmonton Area)
1-888-422-8160 (Toll Free in Alberta)

Theatre Alberta's EMERGE 2014 is scheduled for:
CALGARY – Monday, April 14
EDMONTON - Monday, April 28

 

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST - MARCH

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

Character Development in Calmar
A late addition to our February workshops: Michele Fleiger traveled from Edmonton to Calmar (located just west of Leduc), to lead her popular acting workshop in character development with the Calmar Prairie Players. The company recently had several new members join their group, and wanted to provide an introduction to the theatrical process.

Directing a Contemporary Play in Grande Prairie
On March 1st, Edmonton-based director Michael Peng travelled north to teach a one day workshop on directing to Grande Prairie Live Theatre. Another 18 people came out to the workshop, matching Gina Moe's Stage Management workshop attendance last month! Nice work, Grande Prairie!

Michael Peng teaches directing in Grande Prairie
Michael Peng instructing in Grande Prairie. Photo by Cyril Cook.

Acting and Character Development in Spruce Grove
On March 22nd, Edmonton actor Annette Loiselle will drive over to Spruce Grove to teach a workshop in Acting and Character Development to members of the Horizon Players. The company will be producing Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe Dipietro at the end of April, and are using this workshop opportunity to refresh their acting skills.

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].

 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR 2014 ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS

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 2014, occurring September 26–28.

Up to five applicants will be selected to be Feature Celebration Sites and will be eligible to receive a maximum of $20,000 for three days of programming.

2014 Alberta Culture Days

Host Celebration Sites and are eligible to receive up to $5,000 for two days of programming. New for 2014, $500 is available to 10 organizations wishing to host a one day event.

The deadline for application submission is April 28, 2014. Click here for more information.

 

THEATRE ALBERTA PLAYBILL WEB-APP LOBBY SIGNS STILL AVAILABLE

Theatre Alberta 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 CALL FOR MEMBER SUGGESTIONS

We are in the midst of compiling our annual acquisitions list and would welcome purchase suggestions from all of you. If you have any script/musical titles or reference materials to suggest for purchase, or even playwrights or subjects you’re interested in, please fill out our Suggest a Script form online.

Remember to check our online catalogue first to see if the title already exists in our fantastic collection. We attempt to acquire every member request made. The more publishing information you can provide the better.

Thanks for making our library one of the best and largest script lending libraries in Canada (possibly even the world).

~Solveig and Becca

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed April 18 - 21 for the Easter weekend. The Dropbox will be unavailable.

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Goblin Market/ Little Problems
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Girls Gone Wilde Late Night Cabaret
Late, A Cowboy Song
The Coming Out Monologues, YYC
Expanse Movement Arts Festival
God Is A Scottish Drag Queen
Mary Poppins
And Then There Were None
There's A Burglar In My Bed
The Diary of Anne Frank

What's On in Alberta

Opening in March

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

CAMP VICTORIA Canadian work
Mar 3 - 22, Lunchbox Theatre

GOBLIN MARKET/ LITTLE PROBLEMS Albertan work
Mar 4 - 8, Pape & Taper Productions

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Mar 5 - 9, Calgary Young People's Theatre

ENBRIDGE playRites FESTIVAL OF NEW CANADIAN PLAYS Canadian work
Mar 5 - Apr 6, Alberta Theatre Projects

GIRLS GONE WILDE LATE NIGHT CABARET Albertan work
Mar 7 - 15, Urban Curvz Theatre

N00B Canadian work
Mar 7 - 15, Vertigo Theatre Y Stage

TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
Mar 8 - Apr 6, Vertigo Theatre

LATE, A COWBOY SONG
Mar 11 - 22, Third Street Theatre

THE BIG PICTURE Canadian work
Mar 12, Burnt Thicket Theatre/ The Arts Engine

EL RUMOR DEL INCENDIO (RUMOUR OF FIRE)
Mar 12 - 15, Theatre Junction GRAND/ Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON
Mar 12 - 22, TimeQuake Productions

TOMORROW'S CHILD Albertan work
Mar 17 - 27, Ghost River Theatre

THE COMING OUT MONOLOGUES, YYC
Mar 19 - 21, The Coming Out Monologues, YYC

TAKING FLIGHT: A FESTIVAL OF STUDENT WORK
Mar 25 - Apr 5, University of Calgary School of Creative and Performing Arts - Drama

THE MOUNTAINTOP
Mar 25 - Apr 20, Theatre Calgary

FAT PIG
Mar 26 - Apr 5, Artists' Collective Theatre

CALGARY REGION ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
Mar 27 - 29, Pumphouse Theatre/ Alberta Drama Festival Association

33 SWOONS: AN EVENING OF SHORT PLAYS
Mar 27 - 29, [email protected] (Rocky Mountain College)

DRACULA
Mar 27 - Apr 5, Mount Royal University Theatre Department

THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY JR.
Nar 28 - Apr 12, StoryBook Theatre

DAD, DAY 1 Albertan work
Mar 31 - Apr 19, Lunchbox Theatre

 

EDMONTON

DE PLEIN FOUET DANS LA TEMPETE (MERCY OF A STORM) Canadian work
Mar 4 - 16, L'UniThéâtre/ Northern Light Theatre

EXPANSE MOVEMENT ARTS FESTIVAL
Mar 5 - 9, Azimuth Theatre/ Fringe Theatre Adventures

LITTLE ONE Canadian work
Mar 5 - 23, Theatre Network

VILLAGE OF IDIOTS Canadian work
Mar 7 - 16, Theatre Arts Concordia University College

QUEEN LEAR Alberta work
Mar 12 - 30, Shadow Theatre

GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN Canadian work
Mar 13 - 15, Fringe Theatre Adventures Arts at the Barns Event Series

MARY POPPINS
Mar 15 - Apr 20, Citadel Theatre/Theatre Calgary

SOLO STUDIES Alberta work
Mar 26 - 30, Punctuate! Theatre/ Entrelacement Dance

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
Mar 26 - Apr 5, MacEwan University Theatre Arts

BLOOD WEDDING
Mar 27 - Apr 5, University of Alberta Studio Theatre

THE INVENTION OF ROMANCE Alberta work
Mar 28 - Apr 13, Workshop West

 

ALBERTA

JACK'S GIANT ADVENTURE Canadian work
Mar 4 - 8, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud

SPRING VARIETY SHOW (TBA)
Mar 8 - 22, Kaleidoscope Theatre, Drumheller

THE BIG PICTURE Canadian work
Mar 13 - 14, Burnt Thicket Theatre/ The Arts Engine, Drumheller

DERAILING DIEFENBAKER Alberta work
Mar 13 - 15, Aspen Crossing Theatre, Mossleigh

WINGFIELD'S PROGRESS Canadian work
Mar 13 - 15, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
Mar 13 - 29, Taber Players, Taber

THERE'S A BURGLAR IN MY BED
Mar 14 - 23, East of Sixty Productions, Devon

THE COUNTRY WIFE
Mar 18 - 22, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
Mar 21 - Apr 5, Churchmice Players, Camrose

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Mar 22 - 29, Medicine Hat Musical Theatre, Medicine Hat

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
Mar 27 - Apr 12, Central Alberta Theatre, Red Deer

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
Mar 28 - Apr 12, Lac Cardinal Regional Performing Arts Society, Grimshaw
Call 780-332-2012 for information and tickets.

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
Mar 28 - May 17, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud

CASTRATI THE MUSICAL Albertan work
Mar 31 - Apr 5, Theatre Outré/ Pretty, Witty & GAY! Festival, Lethbridge

THE BULLY PROJECT Albertan work
Mar 31 - Apr 12, Concrete Theatre, Touring Alberta

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Theatre News

BUDGET 2014 INCLUDES FUNDING INCREASE FOR ALBERTA CULTURE - Alberta

Alberta Culture’s budget for 2014-15, including programming, operating and capital spending is $233 million. This is an overall increase of $14 million, which includes a $1.1 million increase to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS (ATP) ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON - Calgary

Alberta Theatre Projects' season includes two world prèmieres as part of the Enbridge playRites Series of New Canadian Plays: Butcher by Nicolas Billon and The Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst by Albertans David van Belle and Eric Rose (Ghost River Theatre).

FREEWILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SEEKS PUBLIC SUPPORT AND INPUT - Edmonton

The Heritage Amphitheatre tent in Hawrelak Park, home to Edmonton’s annual Freewill Shakespeare Festival, was damaged earlier this year. As the Festival must relocate this summer, it seeks input from the public with regards to acquiring assistance and support.

CADA PRESENTS ARTS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY TO CITY COUNCIL - Calgary

On March 5, Calgary Arts Development (CADA) presented Living a Creative Life: An Arts Development Strategy for Calgary to members of City Council. This city-wide strategy aims to align the work of many organizations to make Calgary a better city through the arts.

THEATRE CALGARY ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON - Calgary

Theatre Calgary's season includes two productions by Albertan artists: Dear Johnny Deere by Ken Cameron and the world prèmiere of Libertation Days by David van Belle.

AWARD RECIPIENTS OF STAGE STRUCK! 2014 ANNOUNCED - Edmonton

Congratulations to the Award recipients of Stage Struck! 2014 – Alberta Drama Festival Association Edmonton Region's One-Act Play Festival, held at the Walterdale Theatre in Edmonton on Feb. 22-23.

EDMONTON OPERA FUNDRAISES $300,000 THROUGH VALENTINE'S GALA - Edmonton

The event raised $91,000 in donations made that night. The total funds raised is expected to easily surpass the initial $300,000, which also includes a matching donation from the Dianne & Irving Kipnes Foundation, and proceeds from table sales.

MAYOR'S LUNCH FOR ARTS CHAMPIONS AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED - Calgary

The second annual event, organized by Calgary Arts Development and the Office of the Mayor, took place on February 24th. Award recipients included Dean Bareham (of Green Fools Theatre) and Paul Welch (of Third Street Theatre). Congratulations!

WORKSHOP WEST THEATRE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL CLARK RESIGNS - Edmonton

On February 18th, the Board of Directors of Workshop West Theatre announced that Michael Clark had tendered his resignation in order to pursue artistic and other opportunities. Theatre Alberta wishes Michael the best of luck in his new endeavours!

DANCERS' STUDIO WEST THEATRE SPACE RECLAIMED - Calgary

Three theatre companies - Calgary Young People’s Theatre, Ghost River Theatre and Green Fools Theatre - have teamed up to save one of Calgary’s performance spaces: the former Dancers’ Studio West (DSW) space located at 2007 – 10th Avenue SW, Calgary.

EDMONTON OPERA ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 SEASON - Edmonton

The Edmonton Opera’s 2014/15 season is one of Great Escapes, and includes three main productions, plus other opera-inspired events.

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Auditions

CALGARY

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.

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - SHADOW THEATRE/ SAGE THEATRE

Shadow Theatre and Sage Theatre artistic director’s John Hudson and Kelly Reay, will be holding joint general auditions in Calgary. Audition by appointment: Mar 21 - 22.

THE SILENT CRIME - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE CALGARY

Actors Wanted! Jewish Family Service Calgary seeks actors for "The Silent Crime." (Volunteer). Audition by appointment: Mar 25 - 26.

VENUS IN FUR - ALBERTA THEATRE PROJECTS

Alberta Theatre Projects (ATP) seeks 1 M, 1 F for Venus in Fur by David Ives. Audition by appointment: Apr 21 - 22.

CASTING CALL - APRIL FILM SHOOT - BEFORE THE WIRE

CASTING CALL. Male 60 and over. Late April. Head shots and/or demo reel to [email protected] Open til filled.

EDMONTON

VENUS IN FUR - CITADEL THEATRE

The Citadel Theatre seeks 1 M, 1 F for Venus in Fur by David Ives. Deadline: Mar 10.

ONE ACT PLAYS FESTIVAL 2014 - GRAFFITI MIX ARTS COLLECTIVE

Seeking performers for four plays. Contact Zach Supina at [email protected] or 780-461-2926. Audition by appointment: Mar 19 & 23.

TOBIT - EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

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

THEATRE ARTS PROGRAM AUDITIONS - MACEWAN UNIVERSITY

Once you have submitted your application to the Theatre Arts program, contact Doreen Piehl to book at [email protected] Audition by appointment: Mar 22 & May 24.

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - SHADOW THEATRE/ SAGE THEATRE

Shadow Theatre and Sage Theatre artistic director’s John Hudson and Kelly Reay, will be holding joint general auditions in Edmonton. Audition by appointment: Mar 27 - 28.

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 - THEATRE ENCOUNTER

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

LEARNING AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMS COORDINATOR - THEATRE CALGARY

Job Opportunity: Learning and Community Programs Coordinator at Theatre Calgary Deadline: Mar 21.

1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

Need experienced and creative 1st AD for short film. Production location: Edmonton and Calgary. Deadline: Mar 31.

STAGE MANAGER - FULL CIRCLE THEATRE

SM for Romeo & Juliet. Rehearsals Mar 31 - Apr 30; Show May 1 - 10. Resumes to [email protected] Deadline: Open til filled.

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR - THEATRE JUNCTION GRAND

Seeking Technical Director for technical management of 400-seat configurable theatre; production management of all performances/ private events. 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

PROGRAM CHAIR/INSTRUCTOR - MACEWAN UNIVERSITY

Theatre Production Program Chair/Instructor position available at MacEwan University. Deadline: Open til filled; review of applications begins Mar 10.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION COORDINATOR - FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES

Fringe Theatre Adventures is seeking a highly organized individual with the ability to multi-task to assist in the administration of the Program Department. Deadline: Mar 14.

HERITAGE INTERPRETER - LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OFFICE

Use your dynamic interpretation and presentation skills to deliver tours and inquiry-based educational programming. Deadline: Mar 14.

STAGE MANAGER - OLD EARTH PRODUCTIONS

Seeking SM. Part time April 15 – June 30, short tour, four in town shows, email [email protected] Deadline: Mar 15.

MARY POPPINS OUTREACH TEAM - CITADEL THEATRE

The Citadel Theatre seeks individuals to staff Sales/Outreach Campaign tables at the Citadel during the run of Mary Poppins. Deadline: Open til filled - Mar 15 to Apr 20.

THREE SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS - THEATRE ALBERTA

Theatre Alberta requires three highly motivated, detail oriented, and creative workers for the following full-time summer contract positions in our Edmonton office: Artstrek Program Assistant, Dramaworks Program Assistant, Library Assistant. Deadline: Mar 28.

1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM

Need experienced and creative 1st AD for short film. Production location: Edmonton and Calgary. Deadline: Mar 31.

RENTALS AND FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR - CITADEL THEATRE

This full-time position has a dual focus including Rentals and Front of House. Please email resume to [email protected] Deadline: Open til filled.

GALLERY INTERPRETER - HARRY POTTER EXHIBITION - TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE

This individual must engage all visitors by initiating conversation and demonstration of programs and exhibits. Submit headshot/resume. Deadline: Open until filled.

ALBERTA

SOUND STAFF - CANADIAN BADLANDS PASSION PLAY - Drumheller

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is looking for Sound Staff: Head of Sound/Sound Engineer, Sound Assistant/Playback, Sound Intern. Deadline: Mar 10.

STAGE MANAGER - GP CENTURY PLAY - Grande Prairie

SM needed for outdoor processional theatre event in Grande Prairie. Once in a lifetime opportunity! Deadline: Mar 30.

LIGHTING DESIGNER FOR DEATHTRAP - KEYANO THEATRE - Fort McMurray

Keyano Theatre wants you LD for them. DeathTrap is coming - now is your time. Deadline: Apr 1.

 

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Workshops / Classes / Education

CALGARY

VOICE OVER TRAINING - VoiceSPOTWCS

Voice Gym: The Forge – Mar 12. Email [email protected] for info.

SPRING THEATRE CLASSES & CAMP FOR AGES 7-15 - THEATRE A G0-G0

Mar/Apr: Explore – Express - Play. For more information or to register, contact Tanya @ [email protected] or 403.283.4622 or www.theatreagogo.ca. $270 - $279.

SPRING PHYSICAL THEATRE CLASSES FOR ADULTS - THEATRE A G0-G0

Class begins in April: Explore – Express - Play. For more info or to register, contact Tanya @ [email protected] or 403.283.4622 or www.theatreagogo.ca. $150 - $160.

DEVISED THEATRE TRAINING - GHOST RIVER THEATRE

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

EDMONTON

SPRING/SUMMER CLASSES AT THE FOOTE THEATRE SCHOOL - CITADEL THEATRE

Spring/Summer season: The Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton - www.citadeltheatre.com/robbinsacademy/foote-theatre-school.

 

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Events

NATIONAL STAGE COMBAT CERTIFICATION CONFERENCE - FIGHT DIRECTORS CANADA - Edmonton

Jun 30 - Jul 13: Various stage combat certification courses offered. For information or to Register, visit www.fdc.ca.

 

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Space

NO NEW SPACE LISTINGS FOR THIS MONTH

 

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Volunteer

USHERS - ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE THEATRE - Calgary

Artists’ Collective Theatre requires volunteer ushers for its presentation of “Fat Pig”. Mar 26 - Apr 5, at Motel. Come see this provocative play free of charge.

THE INVENTION OF ROMANCE - WORKSHOP WEST - Edmonton

Workshop West seeks volunteers - ushers or bartenders - for The Invention of Romance, playing from March 27 - April 13. Receive a complimentary ticket for every shift.

 

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Calls For Submissions

MALLORY GILBERT LEADERSHIP AWARD - PACT/ TARRAGON THEATRE - National

The annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award celebrates and recognizes outstanding leadership within the Canadian Theatre community. Deadline: Mar 12.

HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE APPLICATIONS - NEXTFEST - Edmonton

Nextfest seeks applications from high school students for Theatre Productions and/or Performance Creation Ensemble. Deadline: Mar 17.

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.

SUNCOR ENERGY STAGE ONE FESTIVAL - LUNCHBOX THEATRE - Calgary

Lunchbox Theatre currently invites playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration. All plays must eventually run approximately 50 minutes. Deadline: Mar 31.

LEE PLAYWRIGHT IN RESIDENCE - UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - Edmonton

The University of Alberta’s Department of Drama invites applications from established Canadian playwrights for the position of Lee Playwright-in-Residence. Deadline: Mar 31.

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ALBERTA CULTURE DAYS - ALBERTA CULTURE - Alberta

The Government of Alberta is providing funding to organizations to put on events for Alberta Culture Days 2014. Deadline: Apr 28.

 

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Other

NO NEW ODDS & ENDS LISTED THIS MONTH.

 

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Donors, New & Renewing Members

Donations and members listed below were processed during February 2014.

DONORS: THANK YOU!

Jule & Tony Ishida, Richard Flikkema, Jane Heather and Theatre Alberta Library Patrons from the office donation jar!

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals
Micaila Herbold, Tanya Lukenoff, Crystal Stang, Ashley Mercia, Jean Fisher, Josephine Christensen, Sarah Shillington

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Conni Massing, Michele Fleiger, Blaine Newton, Louise Seidel, Bruce MacDonald, Sherry Koehler, Jacqueline Russell, Geri Dittrich, Solveig Anderson, Isabelle Rousseau, David van Belle, Christopher Hunt, Kristin Johnston, Karen Hines, Katy Tadman, Sally Hunt

Groups

Concordia University College, Playgoers of Lethbridge, Scorpio Theatre, Queen Elizabeth High School

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Theatre Alberta Gratefully Acknowledges the Support of the Following Funders

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

Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Edmonton Arts Council
City of Edmonton
Calgary Arts Development
City of Calgary
Government of Alberta

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