Our 2nd annual Emerge (2005) was held on April 18 in Edmonton at the Citadel Theatre and on April 25 in Calgary at Vertigo Mystery Theatre. EMERGE is an audition event for the graduates of Alberta’s post-secondary acting programs; it’s like a two-day “coming out party” for them to strut their stuff and introduce themselves to worlds of professional theatre and film in the province.
In 2005, 72 graduates auditioned at Emerge for 27 artistic directors and casting professionals in Edmonton and 38 artistic directors and casting professionals in Calgary. In total, the grads were seen by 47 Alberta theatre and film companies and had their resumes and headshots distributed to 67 companies! Representatives from large and small theatre companies, freelance and casting directors, and talent agents attended Emerge in both cities, were treated to breakfast and lunch by Theatre Alberta, and sat through eight hours of auditions, featuring everything from Shakespeare to Tremblay, Sondheim to Craddock and other Alberta playwrights! On behalf of the grads, thank you for your support!
Our thanks to everyone who participated in Emerge 2005, graduates and professionals alike! Emerge is organized by Theatre Alberta as a service to both of these groups, and as such their participation is crucial to the success of the program. Good luck with your casting!
Fostering relationships between Alberta’s emerging and professional artists
Emerge is an annual audition event held in both Edmonton and Calgary that brings together graduates of Alberta post-secondary acting programs with Alberta’s artistic directors, freelance directors, casting directors, and talent agents.
Emerge strengthens ties, and increases communications between our post-secondary drama programs, and the professional community. Theatre Alberta initiated the program in 2004, and to date 958 emerging actors have participated in the Emerge audition process for the professional theatre community in our province.
Participation in Emerge is by invitation only. Theatre Alberta contacts post-secondary institutions and professional companies/individuals with invitations to participate throughout the year.
If you would like more information about Emerge please contact:
Theatre Alberta: Program Coordinator (Acting)
1-780-422-8162 / 1-888-422-8160