To our Members:
THEATRE ALBERTA STAFF UPDATES
More hellos and goodbyes at Theatre Alberta!
We are pleased to welcome back Dennie Hamaliuk as our new Office & Membership Coordinator. Many of you will remember Dennie as our Dramaworks program assistant from last summer.
Originally from Medicine Hat, Dennie has been an Edmonton resident for more than 10 years. A recent grad of MacEwan University's Arts and Cultural Management program, Dennie was most recently working with the Edmonton Arts Council. Dennie is passionate about the arts and is thrilled to back at Theatre Alberta. She will replace Clarice Eckford, who was offered a position with MLA Derron Bilous' constituency office.
Sadly we are also saying goodbye to Frazer Andrews, Theatre Alberta Programmer since 2013. Frazer has accepted a new position with Athabasca University, and is moving to Athabasca with family. We wish Frazer all the best in this new chapter of his career!
We will be hiring a new Program Coordinator this summer - scroll down to find the job posting or click here to view it on our website. Deadline to submit: July 15, 2015.
“Are you sure/ That we are awake? It seems to me/ That yet we sleep, we dream.”
~William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream
What's New at Theatre Alberta
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THEATRE ALBERTA 2015 RAFFLE
Theatre Alberta is pleased to announce the Theatre Alberta 2015 Raffle - AGLC Raffle Licence #410832. There are more than $6,000 in prizes to be won over six draws! The draw date is October 30, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. in the Theatre Alberta Library. Full prize descriptions as well as rules and regulations can be found at theatrealberta.com/raffle.
How to purchase Raffle tickets:
Tickets are $10 each - only 1,000 tickets have been printed. Tickets can be purchased from Theatre Alberta staff at the Library in Edmonton, and from Theatre Alberta board members across the province (to contact any of our Directors, please email [email protected] and we'll put you in touch). You can also purchase Raffle tickets over the phone using a credit card by calling 780-422-8162 (in Edmonton) or 1-888-422-8160 (toll free in Alberta). You must be 18 years of age to purchaes. Raffle tickets are not available to be purchased online and must be purchased within the province of Alberta.
Thank you to our 2015 Raffle donors.
Thank to Jeremy Mason for his generous donation to the Theatre Alberta 2015 Raffle.
ARTSTREK 2015 - THANK YOU!
This week we welcomed 107 students to Exploration I, the first week of Artstrek 2015, and we will have more than 200 more students coming to Red Deer College before we are through. Now that Artstrek is officially underway, we have a number people and organizations we would love to thank for supporting this year's program...
Artstrek gave me something nothing else could. It gave me true friends: friends that understood my interests and problems. It gave me so much confidence and taught me that you’re not alone when it comes to [being passionate about] acting, singing, and dancing. …To me, Artstrek is home.
~Artstrek 2015 student
In 2015, Artstrek is celebrating its 55th year of operation in Alberta, a grand tradition of theatre education in this province. And this summer, we also celebrate our special partnership with Cenovus Energy.
In 2012, Cenovus Energy began its relationship with us by providing a $5,000 donation to support our Artstrek Scholarship Program, which provides additional subsidies to Artstrek program fees to students in financial need. In 2013, Cenovus Energy donated $75,000, allocated over three years, to support Theatre Alberta as we expanded Artstrek into a three-week program and increased student capacity by 30%. The generous donation provided by Cenovus Energy supported our efforts to expand the program without raising program fees for parents.
Cenovus believes in supporting young people in the communities where they live and work by helping them build the skills they need to reach their full potential. They recognize that partnering with community organizations and investing in programs that focus on opportunities for youth has a positive impact and provides them with the skills they need to build a bright future.
Thank you Cenovus Energy for your support of Artstrek. Click here to read more about Artstrek's relationship with Cenovus Energy.
ALBERTA MILK / SAPUTO
Theatre Alberta is proud to announce that, for the third year in a row, Alberta Milk and Saputo are donating white and chocolate milk for teens attending this year’s Artstrek program. We’d like to thank Alberta Milk and Saputo for their generous donation and continued support of the Artstrek program. Theatre Alberta is proud to ensure that Artstrek 2015 students will be receiving a balanced, healthy diet while in our care. Click here to read more about Alberta Milk and Saputo's donation.
GAETZ SOUTH SOBEYS
Theatre Alberta is proud to announce that – for the first time – Gaetz South Sobeys in Red Deer is the official Juicy-Juice sponsor for teens attending this year’s Artstrek program. We’d like to thank the Gaetz South Sobeys for their generous donation and support of the Artstrek program. Theatre Alberta is proud to provide healthy and fun refreshment options to 2015 Artstrek students. Click here to read more about Sobeys' donation.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the organizations that help us produce Artstrek every summer: Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Red Deer College, Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton, Calgary Arts Development and the City of Calgary, and anonymous donations facilitated by the Edmonton Community Foundation. And, a special shout out to Quiznos and 2 for 1 Family Pizza for their support for Artstrek 2015.
ARTSTREK 2015 COMMUNITY SPONSORS
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the 24 different organizations and individuals that have sponsored 35 students attending Artstrek 2015:
WE'RE HIRING! PROGRAM COORDINATOR - THEATRE ALBERTA
Theatre Alberta is a provincial arts service organization and registered charity that proudly represents more than 1,000 theatre artists, enthusiasts, students, educators, and community and professional theatre companies from across the province.
We are dedicated to encouraging the growth of theatre in Alberta by providing the highest quality programs and services:
- workshops and camps for teens and adults, urban and rural
- Canada’s largest independent fully-circulating theatre library
- online resource sharing services for auditions, employment, and productions
- theatre news, publications, and advocacy
We require a highly motivated and creative Program Coordinator who will be responsible for leading the organization’s educational and artistic programs and services including, but not limited to:
- development and management of artistic and educational programs and projects including Artstrek, Workshops by Request, Emerge, and Picks of the Edmonton Fringe
- program administration including artist and staff contracting, communication with participants and instructors, venue facilitation, fundraising support, promotion/ marketing/advertising support, evaluation, etc.
- contribution of written material to our monthly electronic newsletter, Theatre Buzz, and other publications
- participation in Theatre Alberta’s overall strategic mission and direction
Applicants should be knowledgeable and passionate about theatre and education, with a post-secondary degree or diploma in theatre/drama. Applicants should enjoy working with people, be self-motivated, and highly curious. Varied knowledge of the provincial theatre community with experience in professional, community, and educational theatre will be considered an asset. Exceptional written and oral communication skills and excellent organizational and time-management skills are required.
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 pleasant and supportive with some degree of flexibility. Position to commence September 1, 2015. Salary range $33,000 – $35,000.
By July 15, 2015, please forward your resume with a letter highlighting your interest and qualifications to Keri Mitchell, Executive Director. [email protected]
To learn more about Theatre Alberta, please visit us online at www.theatrealberta.com.
Theatre Alberta thanks all applicants for their interest, however,
only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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 2015 Calgary Fringe Festival or the 2015 Edmonton Fringe Theatre Festival, Theatre Alberta wants to help promote your show!
We have a Calgary Fringe blog and an Edmonton Fringe blog we use to promote festival shows! 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!
We are very excited to announce that we have updated our library software and now have the capacity to send both Overdue emails and Soon To Be Due emails. We will be testing the software throughout the summer, but hope to be fully up and running in the fall. We ask for everyone’s patience as testing continues. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 780-422-8162 (in Edmonton) or 1-888-422-8160 (toll free in Alberta).
Theatre Alberta is currently operating our Summer Library Schedule. Just a reminder that the Library will be closed Friday thru Sunday until the end of August. (The Drop Box will be available during regular times.)
Summer Schedule: June 1 to August 31, 2015
Mon: 12-8 pm
Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10 am–3 pm
Please note Theatre Alberta's Library will be closed August 1 - 3 for Heritage Day. The Drop Box will be unavailable.