To our Members:
Notes for April
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR ARTSTREK 2015 NOW OPEN
Already, more than 100 teens have registered to attend Artstrek 2015! To ensure you can attend the Exploration week of your choice, we encourage students to register as soon as possible. Click here to apply.
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream abounds with thrilling challenges and opportunities for young thespians. Paired together, Artstrek and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are the quintessential summer fling... very possibly the #bestmidsummernightever.
Artstrek 2015 will be held at Red Deer College during the following dates:
- Exploration I: July 5 – 10, 2015
- Exploration II: July 12 – 17, 2015
- Exploration III: July 19 – 25, 2015
Click here to register for Artstrek 2015 online. Not sure if you're ready? Try out our Artstrek Practice Application Form to be sure!
Click here to watch our Memories from Artstrek 2014 video, featuring teachers, supers and students from last summer's program.
Visit www.theatrealberta.com/artstrek2015 for the full menu of the Artstrek 2015 website.
“I learned that I want theatre to be a part of my future.”
~Artstrek 2014 student
What's New at Theatre Alberta
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THE BOMB-ITTY OF ERRORS NOW ON TOUR
Edmonton Actors Theatre began its Picks of the Edmonton Fringe Alberta tour on April 2nd with its production of The Bomb-itty of Errors by Jordan Allen Dutton, Jason Catalano, Gregory J. Qaiyum, Erik Weiner and Jeffrey Qaiyum. The production is currently on tour, visting venues in six communities in North and Central Alberta, including Fort McMurray, Spruce Grove, Edson, Whitecourt, Morinville, and Camrose.
This is the third Alberta tour from a stimulus project intended to promote Albertan theatre productions and artists to presenters in smaller and rural communities in our province, and the final production of our 2014/2015 lineup. The Picks of the Edmonton Fringe is designed to have a direct growth impact on the theatre industry, both in terms of increased longevity for Alberta theatre productions and the artists they employ, as well as providing opportunities for audiences outside Edmonton and Calgary to see a variety of professional theatre works and artists in their own communities.
We would like to thank and profile the presenters that have booked Never Let the Crew See You Cry to present to their communities: Keyano Theatre, Horizon Stage, Chautauqua Edson Arts Council, The Whitecourt & Woodlands Performing Arts Society and The Pumpjack Players, The Town of Morinville, and the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre.
Click here for The Bomb-itty of Errors show dates, locations and ticket information.
Click here to learn more about the Picks of the Edmonton Fringe 2015-2016 Production Lineup and to find out more about bringing an element of the Fringe to your community!
The Picks of the Edmonton Fringe tour stimulus project is a joint presentation of Theatre Alberta, the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) and Fringe Theatre Adventures. This project has been supported by a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
THEATRE ALBERTA A BUSINESS FOR THE ARTS AFFILIATE
Theatre Alberta is pleased to partner with Business for the Arts as an affiliate for its The Sponsorship Tutorial Series. This step-by-step series of tutorials provides easy, arts-friendly training in attracting, securing, and maintaining sponsorship for your organization.
Business for the Arts is a national organization that aims to strengthen arts and culture in Canada by connecting arts organizations to business patrons and volunteers; by stimulating investment in the arts through matching incentives and sponsorship training for arts organization; by communicating the value of investing in the arts through advocacy and research; and by providing a platform for arts organizations to celebrate their outstanding business partners in the arts.
Staff at Theatre Alberta reviewed Business for the Arts' Sponsorship 101 video, and found it to be a great overview, easy to follow, and a good length. We are pleased to promote this program to our member organizations seeking professional development in developing corporate partnerships.
Click here for more information about The Sponsorship Tutorial Series and to sign up.
ARTSTREK 2015 COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
||Ben Sauvé Artstrek Bursary
||Edmonton Public High School students
||May 1, 2015
||Click here for information about the award and application form.
Ben was a grade 12 student in the Theatre Arts program at Victoria Composite High School. While returning home from a mime practice on the evening of October 5, 1987, he died in a traffic accident. In memory of this gifted, sensitive, and dedicated young man, his family and friends established a bursary fund. This bursary enables other young people to experience the joy of learning which Ben did in the Artstrek program. Of the money available for this bursary, two-thirds are from Ben's own savings.
||Horizon Stage Artstrek Scholarships - Funded by the Horizon Stagelighters Society & the Theatre Advisory Board
||Students age 12 - 18 who have completed grade 7, or higher, at a school in Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, or Parkland County and are successfully registered for Artstrek.
||May 1, 2015
||Two FULL scholarships are available. May be used for any of the three Artstrek programs. Students must submit a scholarship application letter to Horizon Stage that includes:
• details about their experiences in theatre studies and/or theatre production.
• their plans for future involvement in theatre.
• how attending Artstrek will help them accomplish their goals.
• their full address and contact information.
Factors such as academic excellence and financial need will also be taken into account.
Can be found on Horizon Stage’s website.
More community sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.theatrealberta.com/artstrek/community-sponsorship.
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.
WORKSHOPS BY REQUEST - April
Workshops by Request are coordinated by Theatre Alberta at your request and targeted to the specific needs of your theatre company. Workshops in both technical and non-technical aspects of theatre bring highly trained professionals to your community for one, one and a half, or two-day workshops.
Click here to apply for a Workshop by Request.
Workshops by Request scheduled for April 2015 include:
Character Mask in Calgary
On April 4–5, Edmonton’s Brian Dooley — Director of Play Development at
The Citadel Theatre, and Directeur artistique et général of
L’UniThéâtre — travelled down to Calgary to work with actors, directors, dancers and any other artists who wish to explore new methods of performance and creation. This workshop, hosted by Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre, introduced artists to a variety of masks while they explored their transformational power as an acting and improvisational tool.
Character Development in Edmonton
On April 12, Elope Musical Theatre will host a Character Development workshop with actress, vocal coach, and Artstrek instructor Alana Hawley. Alana will be helping actors tap into their 1920’s era New York characters before their upcoming production of Guys and Dolls.
Stage Makeup in Canmore
Also on April 12, the Pine Tree Players will host a Stage Makeup workshop with Sharon Toohey. Sharon has worked on the AMC series Hell on Wheels and several major motion pictures. The Pine Tree Players will get some pointers before their upcoming production of Arsenic and Old Lace.
Workshops by Request applications are accepted throughout the year. 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 Frazer Andrews, Programmer at [email protected].
EMERGE 2015 UPDATE
Emerge is fast approaching and we are eager to welcome Alberta's 2015 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 have not received 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:
780-422-8162 (Edmonton Area)
1-888-422-8160 (Toll Free in Alberta)
Theatre Alberta's EMERGE 2015 is scheduled for:
CALGARY – Monday, April 20
EDMONTON - Monday, April 27
Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed May 16 - 18 for the Victoria Day long weekend. The Drop Box will be unavailable.