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Welcome to our Summer Program Assistants at Theatre Alberta!

Three new staff members will support our work with some of our largest programs during the summer months. Please help us welcome (from to left to right):

Dramaworks Program Assistant, Dennie Hamaliuk. Dennie is enrolled in the Arts and Cultural Management progam at MacEwan University.

Theatre Alberta 2014 Summer Program Assistants

Originally from Medicine Hat, Dennie has been an Edmonton resident for more than 10 years. She is passionate about the arts and is really excited to support a program like Dramaworks, as it provides an opportunity for artists from across Alberta to come train and learn together at one event. Dennie can be reached at [email protected]

Artstrek Program Assistant, Nick Heffelfinger. Nick is from Fort McMurray and is entering his third year at the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria B.C. Nick grew up attending numerous children's theatre camps and it had a direct impact on his decision to pursue acting as a career. Sadly he's never attend Artstrek himself, but intends to live vicariously through all the students he will help register for Artstrek 2014! Nick can be reached at [email protected]

Theatre Alberta Library Program Assistant, Nicole Loroff. Nicole is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta. She is from Wetaskiwin originally, and would love to work as an archivist someday - perhaps at the Provincial Archives of Alberta. A self-professed high school drama "geek," and even taking a walk-on part at the Edmonton Fringe Festival in 2006, she is thrilled to be working in Canada's largest independent theatre library. Nicole can be reached at [email protected]

Welcome to Theatre Alberta!

Aaron Talbot,
Communications and Marketing

“Dramaworks is such an overwhelmingly positive and stimulating experience, and the chance to have access to these incredibly gifted and generous professionals, in the company of people from across the province and beyond in all their various levels and interests, is heartening and inspirational to the utmost."

~ Dramaworks 2012 Participant

What's New at Theatre Alberta

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DRAMAWORKS 2014 - NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS

Dramaworks 2014

Theatre Alberta, in partnership with The Citadel Theatre, is pleased to present Dramaworks 2014, July 2 - 6 at The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. Dramaworks offers accessible learning 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 Dramaworks 2014 Master Class and Workshop lineup includes:

Investigative Theatre with Belarus Free Theatre (Minsk/London)
Multimedia Production Design with 3-Legged Dog Theater + Media Group (New York)
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

For the convenience of participants travelling to Edmonton, The Sutton Place Hotel Edmonton (10235 - 101 Street, in the heart of downtown) is offering a discounted rate to Dramaworks participants of $115.00 + taxes for single/double room. (Breakfast may be added onto the room for an additional $20 per day per person.) This rate is based on availability until June 9, 2014.

MacEwan University Residences has also provided access to its accommodations for Dramaworks participants: Click here for more information.

Dramaworks Registration Costs:
Master classes (July 2-6, five days): $500
Workshops (July 4-6, 2.5 days): $300
All prices include GST and a $40 non-refundable adminstrative fee. Lunch will be provided on July 5 and 6.
Bursaries are available to attend Dramaworks! Click here for more information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DRAMAWORKS 2014!

 

DRAMAWORKS - THE MICHELLE DIAS COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARD - DEADLINE: MAY 30

In September 2011 the Canadian theatre community lost a true champion – Michelle Dias had been a favourite Dramaworks instructor for many years and a dear friend and respected colleague to artists across the country.

Theatre Alberta has established a Dramaworks scholarship in her memory – the Michelle Dias Community Service Award. The recipient will demonstrate a selfless commitment to the Alberta theatre community and to sharing their knowledge with colleagues and peers. The Award is a full scholarship to any Dramaworks workshop and recognition on our website.

Michelle Dias

To be considered for the Michelle Dias Community Service Award please submit a letter of intent outlining both your theatrical experience and community involvement, as well as a letter of reference that speaks to your commitment to your community. Please send your application to Frazer Andrews, Theatre Alberta Programmer, via email at [email protected] with “Michelle Dias Community Service Award” in the subject line. You may also apply for the award as part of your Dramaworks 2014 online registration.

Application deadline is May 30, 2014.

 

ARTSTREK 2014 - APPLY NOW

We are less than two months away from Artstrek 2014. Register now to ensure you are placed in the Exploration week of your choice!
Artstrek 2014

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ARTSTREK 2014!

 

ARTSTREK - THE KEITH EWASIUK MEMORIAL AWARD - DEADLINE: MAY 23

Artstrek

The Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award will be awarded to an Alberta student who exemplifies leadership in the LGBTQ community at their school or in their community.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student attending Artstrek 2014. It is our hope to honour a student who is fearless, compassionate and deeply committed to equality and respect for all.

Artstrek students can apply for the Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award at the same time they register for Artstrek. However, a student can choose to email an application separately to Frazer Andrews, Programmer at [email protected].

If you have already registered for Artstrek 2014, you may stil apply for the Keith Ewasiuk Memorial Award. If you are successful, your program fee will be fully refunded! Please click here for more information on award criteria. The deadline to apply is May 23.

 

THEATRE ALBERTA ARTSTREK SCHOLARSHIPS - APPLY NOW

Artstrek

Theatre Alberta strives to ensure that Artstrek is accessible to all Albertans regardless of ability to pay. We offer a limited number of partial scholarships for applicants in financial need. Scholarships range from 25% to 75% of the Artstrek application fee.

There is no deadline to apply for a Theatre Alberta Artstrek Scholarship. However, scholarship requests submitted after May 23 will be considered only if funds are available.

We understand that issues concerning financial need can be sensitive. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Theatre Alberta to discuss your specific situation.

 

ARTSTREK COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP: NEW BURSARY ANNOUNCED!

Artstrek Community Sponsorship

Karen Cork is pleased to announce a new bursary to support teens who live outside urban centres to attend Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek: The Rural Outreach Bursary.

The bursary is specifically for teens in smaller communities or in rural Alberta, where there are fewer opportunities for teens interested in theatre and drama to explore their craft. To be eligible, you must live 80km or more outside of Edmonton or Calgary. The bursary is worth 50% of the Artstrek program fee and will be awarded to two teens in 2014.

To apply please apply directly to Karen Cork by email at [email protected] and include a letter detailing:

  • Where you live
  • Why you want to attend Artstrek
  • Difficulties in accessing theatre learning opportunities for teens in your community (e.g. my school doesn’t offer a drama program, there is no community theatre or youth theatre programs where I live, etc.)

Deadline to apply: May 21, 2014.

Theatre Alberta recommends applying to attend Artstrek before the bursary deadline to ensure you are placed in the Exploration of their choice. You can indicate that you have applied for the bursary in your online application under the Community Sponsorship section. Students applying for the bursary may also apply for Theatre Alberta Artstrek Scholarships to further offset the cost of attending if they are financial need. (Click here for more information about Theatre Alberta Artstrek Scholarships.)

 

EMERGE 2014 - THANK YOU!

Emerge 2010 - Edmonton

What a great event! 59 actors graduating from nine post-secondary institutions auditioned for 79 ADs, Casting Directors, and Agents in both Calgary and Edmonton in April.

A huge note of thanks to One Yellow Rabbit and The Citadel Theatre, our host venues for Emerge 2014, for all their support. Thank you also to the caterers, technicians, students, faculty and professionals who made Emerge such an awesome experience.

~Frazer Andrews
Programmer

 

WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST - MAY

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

Workshops by Request scheduled for May 2014 include:

Directing in Calgary
On May 4th, Morpheus Theatre hosted a one-day directing workshop with Kevin McKendrick, which explored a variety of directing subjects, including: an actor’s role versus a director’s, helping actors perform in harmony with your vision, and building a unified team. Participant James Hutchinson (@lifeisanact) tweeted "Great tools & techniques for directing plus I can apply many of them to the writing process."

On a side note, Theatre Alberta is pleased to bring Kevin to instruct a 2.5 day workshop on Directing (July 4 - 6) at Dramaworks 2014. An amazing instructor, we are excited to provide an opportunity for artists from across Alberta to learn from him. Click here for the workshop description and to register.

Character Development in Calgary
Also at Morpheus Theatre, veteren performer David LeReaney will be instructing a Character Development workshop on May 24th. This workshop is for actors and directors of all levels. It will explore the different methods, tools, and ideas that can be accessed when building a character for stage or screen.

Workshops by Request applications are accepted throughout the year. We are currently accepting applications for Workshops by Request to the end of June (the program takes a break in July and August). 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].

 

THE THEATRE ALBERTA PLAYBILL 2014-2015 COMING SOON

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.

In June, Theatre Alberta will send our member organizations an email request for upcoming season data to be included on the 2014-2015 Playbill poster. We will also request production photos from last season for consideration to be included on the poster.

Your theatre season data is also made available on our website and our web-app for mobile devices. We promote shows featured in Playbill every month in Theatre Buzz in our Shows Opening section (scroll down to see!)

Keep an eye on your inboxes - we are very excited to see what you have in store...

The 2013-2014 Theatre Alberta Playbill

 

ALBERTA DRAMA FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION PROVINCIAL ONE ACT FESTIVAL

  ADFA 2014 - Best Production Celebration

Congratulations to Just Because Theatre from Fort McMurray, winners of Outstanding Production at the Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA) Provincial Festival, which took place May 2 - 3 in Grande Prairie! The full list of award winners included:

Award for Technical Merit
Zakk MacDonald, Fight Direction for PISTACHIO CRUMBLE, Calgary region

Outstanding Actress
Florence Maione, HEART IN THE GROUND, Foothills region

Outstanding Actor
Stephen Buoninsegni, HEART IN THE GROUND, Foothills region

Outstanding New Play (Sponsored by Alberta Playwrights' Network, Awarded to playwright)
COWORKERS by AJ Baragar, Chinook region

Outstanding Director
Madeleine Stout & Tai Amy Grauman for FAITH, Edmonton region

Outstanding Production
LOUIS AND DAVE, Peace Country East region

Special thanks to Grande Prairie Live Theatre (GPLT) for hosting (and providing the confetti canon). Congratulations to all eight finalist productions, and all the companies who competed in regional festivals as well. An amazing year for community theatre - for more information about the ADFA visit adfa.ca.

In other news: the 2014 Alberta High School Provincial Drama Festival takes place this weekend at Red Deer College. Theatre Alberta Programmer Frazer Andrews and Communications & Marketing Coordinator Aaron Talbot will be there to take in the plays and promote Artstrek. Come chat with us and be sure to enter the AHSDFA draw for two scholarship awards to attend Artstrek 2014!

 

THEATRE ALBERTA LIBRARY INDEXES UPDATED FOR 2014

The Theatre Alberta Library Indexes is another great way to search for the play you need from Canada's largest independent theatre library. Every play in our catalogue is organized in the following helpful categories:

  • New Aquisitions
  • Canadian Plays
  • Dramas
  • Comedies
  • Children
  • Young Adults
  • Musicals and Vocal Scores
  • Christmas
  • Religious
  • Seniors
  • Radio, TV & Screenplays

Visit theatrealberta.com/library/library-indexes to use these helpful tools to browse the stacks!

~Solveig, Becca, and Nicole

 

LIBRARY HOURS

Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed May 17 – 19 for the Victoria Day weekend. The Dropbox will be unavailable.

Also... we'd like to wish our librarian Solveig Anderson a relaxing and well-deserved holiday break over the summer. Solveig will be away from the Library from May 15th until mid-September. Our fantastic Library Program Assistant, Nicole Loroff will be our library patrons' main contact over the summer. Have a great Vay-Kay, Solveig!

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The Basement Boys
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Who Knows
Contractions
Make Mine Love
I, Claudia
The Sound of Music

What's On in Alberta

Opening in May

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

ROMEO & JULIET
May 1 - 10, Full Circle Theatre

MICHEL & TI-JEAN Canadian work
May 2 - 11, Sage Theatre

COMMEDIA PRINCESS AND THE PEA
May 5 - Jun 14, Birnton Theatricals @ Stage West

MARY POPPINS
May 6 - Jun 15, Theatre Calgary/The Citadel Theatre

CALGARY HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA FESTIVAL
May 7 - 9, Calgary High School Drama Festival

SOMETIME BETWEEN NOW AND WHEN THE SUN GOES SUPER NOVA (REPRISE) Albertan work
May 7 - 10, Theatre Junction GRAND

THE BASEMENT BOYS Albertan work
May 9 - 16, Theatre BSMT

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES
May 10 - Jun 8, Vertigo Theatre

TWELFTH NIGHT
May 15 - 24, The Shakespeare Company

SHREK THE MUSICAL
May 20 - Jun 14, StoryBook Theatre

SPRING AWAKENING THE MUSICAL
May 21 - 31, Artists' Collective Theatre

WHO KNOWS
May 30 - Jun 7, Scorpio Theatre

 

EDMONTON

THE CRACKWALKER Canadian work
May 1 - 11, Kill Your Television @ Arts at the Barns

CONTRACTIONS
May 2 - 10, Northern Light Theatre

MURDERERS CONFESS AT CHRISTMASTIME Alberta work
May 6 - 18, Serial Collective @ Roxy Performance Series

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
May 8 - 16, Thou Art Here Theatre

MAKE MINE LOVE Alberta work
May 10 - Jun 1, The Citadel Theatre

2014 VOCAL ARTS FESTIVAL
May 10 - Jun 29, Opera Nuova

FROM CRADLE TO STAGE: AN EVENING OF NEW WORK - STARLESS Alberta work
May 12 - 17, Walterdale Theatre

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
May 15 - 24, University of Alberta Studio Theatre

THE THOUSAND FACES FESTIVAL
May 16 - 24, The Thousand Faces Festival

 

ALBERTA

LOOKING Canadian work
May 1 - 17, Central Alberta Theatre, Red Deer

LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT
May 2 - 11, Wetaskiwin Theatre Society/Waterworks Players , Wetaskiwin

I, CLAUDIA Canadian work
May 7 - Jun 21, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud

ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA PROVINCIAL FESTIVAL
May 8 - 10, Alberta High School Drama Festival Association, Red Deer

THE PAJAMA GAME
May 9 - 16, Leduc Drama Society, Leduc

THE SOUND OF MUSIC
May 21 - Jun 1, Three Hills Arts Academy, Three Hills

WIND IN THE WILLOWS
May 23 - Jun 7, Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie

SWEENEY TODD - SCHOOL EDITION
May 29 - Jun 7, Tree House Youth Theatre, Red Deer

HERCULES: A HERO'S TALE
May 30 - Jun 8, Cornerstone Youth Theatre, Red Deer

CHICKENS
May 30 - Aug 30, Rosebud Theatre, Rosebud

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Theatre News

EDMONTON OPERA CHILDREN'S CHORUS PERFORMS NEW MINI OPERA - Edmonton

The Edmonton Opera’s Children Chorus will perform a new mini-opera at this year’s Opera al Fresco on June 20, at the Devonian Botanic Garden.

CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF ADFA PROVINCIAL ONE-ACT FESTIVAL - Alberta

Congratulations to all participants and award recipients at the 2014 Alberta Drama Festival Association (ADFA) Provincial Festival, which took place May 2 – 3 in Grande Prairie.

NEW WEST THEATRE ANNOUNCES 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON - Lethbridge

New West Theatre announced its 2014/2015 season and a new fundraising partnership with Lethbridge Volkswagon in celebration of the theatre's 25th anniversary season.

IGNITION THEATRE RETURNS AFTER TWO-YEAR HIATUS - Red Deer

Ignition Theatre is returning for the 2014/2015 season after a two-year hiatus, and will produce two productions at the Scott Block Theatre in Red Deer, including the world premiere of Oral Fixations by Albertan playwrights Blaine Newton and Leslie Greentre.

HORIZON PLAYERS ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON - Spruce Grove

The Horizon Players has announced its 2014/2015 season, which will include two musical theatre productions.

TWO ONE-WAY TICKETS TO BROADWAY ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON -E Edmonton

Two ONE-WAY Tickets To Broadway Productions celebrates its 9th Season with three of Broadway’s Best Musicals.

CITADEL THEATRE RECEIVES FUNDING FOR DIGITAL PROJECTION UPGRADE - Edmonton

The Department of Canadian Heritage has announced $150,000 in funding to the Citadel Theatre, earmarked for a new multi-media projection system in the Shoctor Theatre.

KEYANO THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON - Fort McMurray

October 2014 marks the opening of Keyano Theatre Company’s 35th season of live theatre with four exciting shows to add to the company’s repertoire of over 160 productions.

VERTIGO THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON - Calgary

Craig Hall, Artistic Director, and Nathan Pronyshyn, Y Stage Theatre Series Producer, announced the 2014/2015 BD&P Mystery Theatre Series and Y Stage Theatre Series.

MORPHEUS THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON - Calgary

Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce its 20th Anniversary (2014/2015) season of plays, as well as its newly overhauled website (www.morpheustheatre.ca).

STORYBOOK THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON - Calgary

StoryBook Theatre is pleased to announce its 2014/2015 Season to Imagine. The season is full of shows for all ages. Subscription sales will begin June 1.

WORKSHOP THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2014/2015 SEASON - Calgary

Workshop Theatre is pleased to present the line-up for its 45th season. All shows will be held at the Pumphouse Theatres.

SIMON BRAULT ANNOUNCED AS DIRECTOR & CEO OF CANADA COUNCIL - National

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Simon Brault as Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR GWEN PHARIS RINGWOOD AWARD FOR DRAMA - Alberta

Awards jurors have selected 27 finalists in nine categories for the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards, including three finalists for the Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award for Drama.

THEATRE CALGARY BOARD PRESIDENT STEPS DOWN - Calgary

The Calgary Herald has reported Tom McCabe is leaving Theatre Calgary in September. The longtime president helped pull the company out of financial difficulties in the late 1990’s.

THE BANFF CENTRE ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF PRESIDENT JEFF MELANSON - Banff

The Board of Governors of The Banff Centre announce with regret that President Jeff Melanson has tendered his resignation.

UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE OVERWHELMED BY PLAYWRITING COMPETITION RESPONSE - Lethbridge

Much to the delight of organizers, entries poured in from across the country as well as Canadians overseas for the Fiction at Fifty playwriting competition.

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Auditions

CALGARY

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - THEATRE ENCOUNTER

Theatre Encounter seeks dynamic performers for their 2014-15 season. Audition by appointment: May 11.

EDMONTON

2014 GENERALS - NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE

Northern Light Theatre holding general auditions. Audition by appointment: May 12-13

KIDS WITH GUNS - SURREAL SOREAL THEATRE

SurrealSoReal is auditioning for a new show! Auditions May 23/24, [email protected] Deadline: May 17

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: May 24.

KIDSFRINGE YOUTH TROUPE AUDITIONS - FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES

Fringe Festival Youth Troupe Auditions. Contact [email protected] Audition by appointment: May 25th.

BLIND EYE FOR AN EYE - EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

We are looking for 2 major roles, one male and one female, and a minor role for an Edmonton based Theatre company’s brand new production. Audition by appointment.

TOBIT - EDMONTON FRINGE FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

Fringe play, open audition, female age 16-76, role of neighbour, contact [email protected] Audition by appointment.

IMPROV TEAM OPEN AUDITIONS - GO 4 BROKE

If you’re interested in auditioning for our group and would like more information, please email [email protected] Audition by appointment: Wednesday nights.

ALBERTA

POSTMORTEM - EAST OF SIXTY PRODUCTIONS - Devon

East of Sixty Productions Society will be holding auditions for the Fall production of “Postmortem” at 20 Haven Ave in Devon, AB. Audition by appointment: May 14.

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - ROSEBUD THEATRE - Rosebud

General audition call for actors for Rosebud Theatre. Audition dates: June 9-10. Deadline to submit: May 24.

2014 GENERAL AUDITIONS - IGNITION THEATRE - Red Deer

Ignition Theatre General Auditions 2014/2015 Season. Audition by appointment: June 8.

 

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Job Postings

CALGARY

SUMMER DRAMA DAY CAMP INSTRUCTORS - PUMPHOUSE THEATRE

The Drama Instructors will assist in program development and be responsible for the overall execution of the curriculum. Deadline: May 16.

SUMMER DRAMA DAY CAMP COUNSELORS - PUMPHOUSE THEATRE

The Drama Counselors will work under the guidance of Camp Instructors to assist in Drama Day Camp execution. Deadline: May 16.

EDMONTON

GENERAL MANAGER - MILE ZERO DANCE (MZD)

Mile Zero Dance seeks General Manager. Deadline to apply: June 15.

RENTALS & FRONT OF HOUSE SUPERVISOR - CITADEL THEATRE

This position has a dual focus including Rentals and Front of House. Deadline: Open until filled.

GENERAL MANAGER - NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE

Job Posting: Northern Light Theatre seeks General Manager. Deadline: Open til filled.

STAGE MANAGER - TOBIT - EDMONTON FRINGE 2014

Fringe show, Tobit: seeking stage manager for 90 minute indoor show. Contact [email protected] Deadline: Open til filled.

ALBERTA

DESIGNERS - KEYANO THEATRE - Fort McMurray

Great gig in a great city! Keyano Theatre is seeking designers for 2014/2015 Season. Deadline: May 30.

VARIOUS CREW - INDEPENDENT FILM - Edmonton/ Fort McMurray

Looking for some adventure this summer? Passionate people needed to crew small film project. Deadline: May 31.

LIGHTING DESIGNER/ OPERATOR - TREEHOUSE YOUTH THEATRE - Red Deer

Seeking enthusiastic applicants with strong work ethic and creativity/energy for Sweeney Todd. Deadline: Open til filled.

 

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Workshops / Classes / Education/ Camps

CALGARY

SUMMER DRAMA CAMPS FOR AGES 7-15 - THEATRE A GO-GO

July 2014: Register for fun Summer Drama Camps and inspire imagination and expression through Theatre Arts! Early bird pricing: $230/wk. (ends May 17).

CAREER HACKS FOR ACTORS - COMPANY OF ROGUES

May 20 - June 24. There are spaces still available for Aaron Coates' Career Hacks for Actors! Deadline: May 19. $250+GST

MASTER CLASS PROGRAM - COMPANY OF ROGUES

2014 - 2014 (1 yr. F/T program): Company of Rogues now booking auditions/interviews for Master Class Program! 403.228.5526 | [email protected] Deadline: August 15

EDMONTON

INTRODUCTION TO CLOWN - SMALL MATTERS PRODUCTIONS

June 14-15. Weekend workshop: Introduction to Clown with Jan Henderson. $200

INVESTIGATIVE THEATRE WITH BELARUS FREE THEATRE - DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 2-6: Learn the unique play creation method of "one of the most powerful underground theatre companies on the planet" (*The New York Times) in an exclusive master class opportunity. $500 (bursaries available).

MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION DESIGN WITH 3-LEGGED DOG THEATER + MEDIA GROUP - DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 2-6: A Master Class for designers, technicians, and directors interested in integrating media and interactive technology to create immersive theatrical environments, with New York's 3-Legged Dog. $500 (bursaries available).

CREATING MUSICAL THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHY - DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 4-6: Come ready to create and move in a fun and open environment! You will learn how to plan and effectively teach choreography. $300 (bursaries available).

BUILDING A COSTUME BY DESIGN - DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 4-6: Ready to move beyond pattern sewing? Expand your design skills with new valuable costuming techniques taught within The Citadel Theatre’s costume shop. $300 (bursaries available).

THE DIRECTOR'S SHARED VISION - DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 4-6: Explore practical techniques enabling new directors to effectively work with actors in realizing a shared vision of the play. $300 (bursaries available).

MONOLOGUES: FROM IMAGE TO IMPULSE- DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 4-6: From Image to Impulse is designed to make the actor more available and more present in the work. $300 (bursaries available).

DIALECTS & ACCENTS - DRAMAWORKS 2014

July 4-6: Examine what goes into making a good dialect performance, and work towards integrating dialect into character. $300 (bursaries available).

PERFORMANCE CAMPS FOR YOUNG ACTORS - NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE

August 11-22. Northern Light Theatre presents the 9th year of its Performance Camps for young actors. Call 780-471-1586.

ALBERTA

ARTSTREK: A SUMMER THEATRE SCHOOL FOR TEENS - Alberta

July 6 - 26: Over the course of a week in residence at Red Deer College, we will welcome teens from across Alberta to learn about acting, voice, movement, directing, sound/music, design, creation and collaboration.
Exploration I (for ages 12-14) – July 6-11 – $550
Exploration II (for ages 15-16) – July 13-18 – $550
Exploration III (for ages 17-18) – July 20-26 – $600

 

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Events

LEGENDS OF BROADWAY - JEWISH FAMILY SERVICES - Edmonton

Jewish Family Services presents a unique benefit concert series: Legends of Broadway in Edmonton! Tickets at www.ticketmaster.ca or call 1-855-985-5000.
June 7 - Chita Rivera
June 16 - Megan Hilty
Oct 5 - Andrea Martin

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.

DRAMAWORKS 2014 - THEATRE ALBERTA - Edmonton

July 2-6: Dramaworks welcomes theatre artists province wide – professionals, enthusiasts, and educators alike – to The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton to learn from Albertan, national, and international theatre artists and experts. Financial bursaries available, visit www.theatrealberta.com/dramaworks.

 

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Space

NO NEW SPACE LISTINGS FOR THIS MONTH

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

USHERS FOR SPRING AWAKENING - ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE THEATRE - Calgary

Artists’ Collective Theatre requires volunteer ushers for its presentation of “Spring Awakening the Musical”. The show runs May 21-31 at the Pumphouse Theatre.

HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY - Edmonton

What every up and coming artist needs is good quality headshots, at a price that can't be beat.

 

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Calls For Submissions

ARTSTREK RURAL OUTREACH BURSARY - Alberta

A new bursary to support teens who live outside urban centres to attend Theatre Alberta’s Artstrek. Must live 80km outside of Calgary or Edmonton. Deadline: May 21.

KEITH EWASIUK MEMORIAL AWARD - ARTSTREK - Alberta

One full scholarship to attend Artstrek 2014 awarded to an Alberta student who exemplifies leadership in the LGBTQ community at their school or in their community. Deadline: May 24.

THEATRE ALBERTA ARTSTREK SCHOLARSHIPS - Alberta

Funding for teens who need financial assistance to attend Artstrek. Scholarship requests submitted after May 24 will be considered only if funds are available.

MICHELLE DIAS COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD - DRAMAWORKS - Alberta

One full scholarship to attend Dramaworks 2014 in Edmonton. The recipient will demonstrate a selfless commitment to the Alberta theatre community and to sharing their knowledge with colleagues and peers. Deadline: May 30.

MADE IN EDMONTON CABARET SHOWCASE SERIES - CITADEL THEATRE - Edmonton

The Citadel Theatre is now accepting submissions for the 2015/2016 Made In Edmonton Cabaret Series. Deadline: May 30.

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL - UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA - Edmonton

U of A students! Submit your newly written plays to the New Works Festival and share your stories. Deadline: July 31.

OME IHE JIDE OFO AFO - A PLAY LOOKING FOR STAGE PRODUCTION - Alberta

Looking for stage production for my newly published Drama titled: ‘Ome Ihe Jide ofo Afo’. Deadline: Open til filled.

 

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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 April 2014.

DONORS: THANK YOU!

Prime Stock Theatre Company, Cheryl Court, and Theatre Alberta Library Patrons from the office donation jar!

NEW MEMBERS

Individuals
Rebecca Leenhouts, Cheryl Court, Christine Maydew, Elizabeth Turnbull, Lucy Haines, Warren Gschaid, Jaclyn Bewley, Corina Dootjes, Abby Stanley-Melia, Stephen Abara

RENEWING MEMBERS

Individuals

Betty Moulton, Brenda DeKock, Brenda Sutherland, Keri Mitchell, Frances Takach, Suzanne McDowell, Peter Mueller, Catherine Vielguth, Crystal Jean, Michael Kennard, Shawn Marshall, Desiree DeKock, Rhiannon Perley-Waugh, Jordy Kieto, Christine Lesiak, Diane Falck

Groups

Pumpjack Players/Whitecourt Drama Society, Red Willow Players, StoryBook Theatre Society, Edmonton Catholic Schools, Green Fools Theatre, St George of England Society, Ignition Theatre

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

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

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