Training (National): Apply before January 31 – National Theatre School of Canada

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This is your last chance to study at the National Theatre School of Canada (NTS) next year!

Learn more about the NTS professional training programs :

You have until January 31st, 2021 to apply to our programs: Production Design and Technical Arts, Set and Costume Design, Acting and Playwriting.

Pursue your dreams, take the next step in your career and expand your professional network!

NTS offers an uncompromisingly intense curriculum, demanding the most of students while respecting their individuality as artists.

Participate to a virtual Q&A with the Artistic Director to talk about any of our programs:

Meet Alisa Palmer, Artistic Director of the English section and Director of the Acting and Directing programs, and Jani Lauzon, Associate Director of the Acting program, on Tuesday, January 12th at 5:00 pm (Montreal time, EST).

Book your spot for free here :


Opportunity (Calgary): Meet Lunchbox Theatre’s New Artistic Director

Calgary Theatre Artists: Lunchbox Theatre’s new Artistic Director wants to meet you!

Actors, Directors, Designers and Playwrights are invited to email a resume to set up a zoom chat with Bronwyn for the week of January 11-15th to make introductions. These are not auditions and a monologue is not expected.

Please reach out to schedule a meeting at Bronwyn at: [email protected]

Lunchbox Theatre strives to reflect the diversity of our society in our productions and play development activities. We encourage artists of all backgrounds and identities to reach out.

There will be a second call via the Equity e-drive for chats/introductions for the week of Feb 1-5th if those dates work better for you.

Please Note: At this time, Lunchbox Theatre can only consider Alberta artists. Out-of-province artists will not be considered.

Audition (Calgary): The Paper Bag Princess – StoryBook Theatre

StoryBook Theatre is looking to cast 6 incredible artists for our next production of The Paper Bag Princess a musical by Joe Slabe.⁠

This is a PAID CONTRACT starting February 2 to March 7.⁠

This will be a filmed production for streaming from April 9 to 25. This production is being developed and created for a North American Tour in 2021 once it is safe to do so.⁠

Auditions are being accepted via self-tape now until Jan.15.⁠
Callbacks will be held on January 24 from 10am to 6:00pm

Those in consideration for the show will be invited via email to the scheduled callbacks. Exact details on these callbacks will be determined by AHS restrictions in place. They could be via Zoom or in person, this is yet to be determined. You will be expected to learn music and choreo between Jan.21 to 24 so please plan accordingly in order to prepare properly.


Please review the Rehearsal and Filming Schedule prior to making this commitment. Conflicts may be accommodated and considered during the rehearsal process. YOU MUST be available for all filming dates and at least 90% of scheduled rehearsals in order to be considered for a production.


February 2 to 28, 2021
Tuesday to Friday – 6 pm to 10:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays – 1 pm to 6 pm

Feb 9 & 10 – 10 am to 6 pm*
*recording studio dates – cannot be changed.


March 2 to 7
Tuesday to Sunday – 1 pm to 11 pm


April 9 to April 25, 2021

For more information visit


Job (Calgary): Voice Instructor – Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio seeks an experienced Instructor for “Voice for the Actor.”

We are seeking resumé submissions for an experienced voice instructor, preferably with Zoom teaching experience. We are looking to implement a voice class to be styled on the instructor’s experience and strengths – curriculum to be discussed and created in conjunction with the successful applicant. The class will begin by being offered over the Zoom platform on Saturdays from 11 AM – 1 PM, for a 6-week session; with the possibility of further classes.

The rate of pay is based on 12 hours of instruction and commensurate with the applicants experience and current Studio rates.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resumé by 12:00pm (Noon) January 8th via email to: [email protected] with the subject: Voice Instructor.

We look forward to hearing from all applicants!

The Team at Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio

Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio is proud to be an equal opportunity business. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.

Event (National): Level Up hosted by the Associated Designers of Canada

LEVEL UP is a four week symposium of live video conference sessions that will connect theatre artists of diverse disciplines to engage in meaningful collaboration and conversation on how digital tools and resources can augment live performance, and help artists present their work within a reality of COVID-19 restrictions (and beyond).

Hosted by The Associated Designers of Canada, this symposium consists of a series of presentations and moderated discussions between presenters and attendees which will actively bring together collaborators from across the country in an online platform that is safe and without risk, an absolute necessity for the success of our Canadian performing arts ecology at this time. With the insight of leading industry experts and attendees like you we will deepen our community’s understanding of how visual design, interactive technology, social media, and online broadcasting tools can support live storytelling and will provide a platform to establish flexibility and allow stalled projects to pivot into suitable formats for the current COVID-19 era (and beyond).

When: January 18th, 2021 to February 15th, 2021
Event website:
Cost: All events are free to attend!
Sign up for sessions:

Presentations and discussions will be presented in the following formats:

Past Production Presentations

By creating opportunities for attendees to learn from the successes of p​ast productions ​and the existing technologies used, we will help theatre makers internalize a wider sense of possibility in terms of applying digital tools to their current and future work.

Critical Conversations

Adding ​critical conversations ​as a key component of the Symposium will make room for a spirit of reinvention, and reinvigorate our community’s understanding. This will open a pathway to new opportunities of theatrical practice through strategic thinking.

Live Design Experiments

Finally, an e​xperiment​ c​omponent followed by peer based analysis will allow us to try out possible artistic hypotheses and discover what can and cannot work in an environment designed for creative risk taking. Focusing on what can be achieved ‘long distance’ with collaborators, presenters, and attendees all connecting remotely through video conference will make this Symposium an effective environment in which to explore the ways in which accessible technology can become a vehicle for creating contemporary performance, while also presenting in depth on the most cutting edge technological advancements to inspire and enlighten our attendees to possibilities for theatre making, and connecting with audiences in a way that is safe and remains impactful.


COVID-19 has displaced our live performances from stages and public venues to homes and onto computer screens. As a result our entire sector is in crisis. The issues at hand are nothing short of a near-complete halt in theatre production and theatre creation opportunities nationwide. While daunting, this also creates an enormous opportunity for us as live performance artists and makers to invest in our personal and professional digital literacy and capacity for digital production.

This Symposium is a sorely needed opportunity for artists in our community (like you!) to learn from those with existing knowledge and experience working with digital tools and techniques to glean their wisdom and contribute to an expanded digital literacy across disciplines and generations.

Workshop (Alberta): Nurture Your Narrative – A Mental Health Storytelling Workshop

Nurture Your Narrative - promoting collective healing where Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour's lived experiences will be nurtured and validated.

You’re invited to Nurture Your Narrative: A Mental Health Storytelling Workshop.

The Colour Factor’s mission is to decommodify wellness and reclaim traditional ancestral forms of healing by creating brave spaces for BIPoC to connect, create and thrive!

In this workshop, you will learn the powerful tool of owning your truth and sharing your story in a private and intimate setting for ultimate freedom.

As we continue to navigate the changing landscape of our city and globe alike, welcome in a new year with the power of storytelling. We will review different storytelling formats including video, audio, spoken word and performance.

Individually we have struggled, but together we can heal!

Class will be from 5-7pm MST

There will be 4 classes in total, once a week


  • January 6 , 2021 – WEEK 1: Introductions
  • January 13, 2021 – WEEK 2: Mind Mapping + Overcoming the fear of storytelling
  • January 20, 2021 – WEEK 3: Workshop + Lab
  • January 27, 2021 – WEEK 4: Wrap-Up

Virtual Screening and Panel to follow


Please note this workshop is by donation. If finances are a barrier, please email us to discuss complimentary access.

Questions? Email [email protected]


Class (Calgary): Performing Shakespeare Course – Ambrose Arts

Image of lego Hamlet with skull. Text: Performing Shakespear - Mondays 1:00pm-3:45pm starting January 11, 2021. Credit $1296 or audit $622.

AMBROSE ARTS is offering PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE with the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Company – Haysam Kadri.

Haysam has been with The Shakespeare Company since 2012 and has worked to elevate its main stage productions and outreach programs in Calgary. A graduate of the Birmingham Conservatory for classical training at the Stratford Festival, Haysam spent six seasons as a company member with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. He has worked extensively as a Theatre Arts instructor with Red Deer College, Mount Royal University, and the University of Calgary. Haysam is an Actor, Director, Fight Choreographer, and Teacher.

For more information or to register: [email protected]

What’s On (Edmonton): Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash

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Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash
A new work by Kevin Jesuino
Presented by Mile Zero Dance

Streaming online through Zoom
February 12, 7 PM Mountain Time
February 13, 2 PM Mountain Time

In a live streaming performance Kevin Jesuino will show new work. In an attempt to not arrive, a queer human finds their own place on Earth hoping someone will dance with them before the last song is played for the night.

The event is free and donations are welcome.

Register in advance to receive the link to the show.

More info can be found on our website.

Call for Submissions (Alberta): Writers and Musicians – Typecast Anonymous Productions

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Typecast Anonymous Productions is looking for writers and musicians/bands to work on their upcoming theatrical productions. We are accepting applications from all across Alberta for emerging and established artists who want to see their work on stage. Writers that participate will be matched with musicians to create original works that will be showcased in the Fringe Festivals, one act festivals or runs at theatres across Alberta.

All artists will receive compensation for their work (on per show basis) and will be promoted during the show’s run to build their portfolio and experience.

For writers: Please email [email protected] with an artists resume and a sample of work no longer than 10 pages.

For musicians: Please email [email protected] with an artists resume and three original songs, no longer than four minutes each.

There is no deadline for this application as theatre production is always ongoing. There is also no experience required; if you have talent, we want to showcase it!

Job (Edmonton): Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts – Voice, Text and Acting

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Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts – Voice, Text and Acting
Department of Theatre
(Full-time, Tenure-Track Position)
Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning Services.

The Opportunity

The Theatre Department at MacEwan University is seeking a theatre artist and educator specializing in both Voice/Speech and Text and Actor training, to fill a new full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a diverse skill set that draws primarily from their area of specialization and their ability to teach additional courses involving acting, interdisciplinary collaboration, and directing. Because the successful applicant for this position will play a key role in planned changes to the program curriculum, working effectively in a student-centred, collegial environment is considered very important. A vision towards developing new approaches to undergraduate music theatre education will also be an asset.

The Theatre Department is situated within the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications of MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. The Department is housed at the new, state-of-the-art Centre for the Arts and Culture, as part of MacEwan University’s main campus in downtown Edmonton. The MacEwan Theatre Arts two-year Diploma has been part of the city’s vibrant arts community since the early 1970’s. In the fall of 2022, MacEwan will launch a new 4-year BFA program in Music Theatre Performance, which will build on its reputation as one of the finest post-secondary music theatre training programs in Canada.


The preferred candidate will hold a minimum of an MFA in theatre, and have teaching experience at the post-secondary level, and a strong record of professional work in their area of expertise.
Applicants will submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a portfolio and/or publications, and the names of three professional references. In addition, applicants will submit a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy, a record of courses taught, and course evaluations. This position offers a full benefits package and commences on July 1, 2021. The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2021, and the competition will remain open until the successful candidate has been found.

How to Apply:

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting (Competition No. 20.12.126).

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at [email protected].

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Personal Information Collection Notification

Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Stage Struck! One Act Play Festival – Extended Deadline

Call for Entrants
Stage Struck! 2021

What: ADFA Edmonton Region Adult One-act Play Festival
When: April 16-17, 2021
Where: La Cité Francophone, 8627 rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury (91st Street)

Is there a one-act play you have always wanted to produce? Need an outlet for your own new play? We’ll provide the venue, the audience and the professional adjudication; you provide the talent! The winning play goes to the Provincial Festival May 28-29, 2021.

Entrants must be based in the City of Edmonton. Under the present pandemic conditions, we strongly suggest the following conditions to help ensure the safety of participants and patrons:

  • The number of performers should be limited to three people.
  • Cast and crew (including playwright, director, stage manager and tech) must not consist of more than seven people in total.
  • Though multiple entries are permitted, we require that cast and crew members not be involved in more than one show in the 2021 festival.
  • Social distancing guidelines of 2 meters (6 feet) will be required onstage.
  • La Cité Theatre Tech has provided us with the safety protocols being used in the theatre. If you wish to know about these please contact us

Other requirements:

  • Any scripted play, previously published or new, between 10 to 60 minutes in length, is eligible for production. We are encouraging shows that are 30 to 60 minutes in length for the 2021 festival.
  • Entry fee $50
  • Entries being accepted now. Only 3 spaces still available!

For more information or to request a registration package, contact Cassie at 780.278.2830 or [email protected]. Extended Submission deadline is January 17, 2021.


Job (National) Business Manager – Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT)

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The PACT Business Manager is an important part of a small team working closely together in service of professional theatre across Canada. This role is responsible for ensuring the effective, timely, efficient and cost-effective administration of our organization’s financial and administrative functions in support of our strategic and operational goals. As our Business Manager, you will maintain professionalism in all communications with internal and external stakeholders and ensure confidentiality in all of your interactions with staff, Directors, and members. This is a pro-rated temporary full-time position (30 hours per week/0.8FTE) for one year.

If you are passionate about working with an organization which is committed to the growth of Canada’s diverse theatre community then we want to hear from you. We are based in Toronto but in these extraordinary times we are working remotely and maintaining our relationship as a team via online platforms. For this reason, applicants from across Canada are encouraged to apply.



  • Works with the Executive Director to establish annual budget projections and to conduct monthly assessments of those projections.
  • Works with Executive Director to prepare all necessary statistics and budgets for grant applications and maintains all funding files (re. CADAC).
  • Preparing of, and responsibility for the accuracy of, the financial records and reports, including all internal statements and government reporting (e.g. Source Deductions, HST, T3010 etc).
  • Payroll administration for all employees and contractors (including annual T4/T4A filing and ROE preparation), including administration of PACT’s employee benefit program
  • All day to day bookkeeping functions including: accounts receivable, payable, general journal entries, bank deposits, monthly reconciliation etc.
  • Pre-audit preparation and work with the company auditors for the year-end statements
  • Administration of accounts with banks, insurance companies, and other outside professionals as required, including the investment of funds.
  • Liaises with PACT’s Finance Committee.


  • Liaises with building management in relation to PACT office decisions (repairs, maintenance and health and safety) and IT consultants re. network systems.
  • Acts as primary administrator of board meetings, including coordinating meeting logistics, board package preparations, completing minute-taking and distribution, and processing expense claims.
  • Ensures compliance with ESA, MLTSD, and other federal and provincial legislative bodies.
  • Works in partnership with PACT staff to meet commitments to our membership.
  • Maintains PACT staff vacation, lieu and sick time records.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • At least three (3) years’ experience in office administration at a mid-senior level, ideally in a non-profit environment. Experience with a performing arts organization or at a professional theatre company is an asset.
  • Completion of University/College/CEGEP/vocational or technical training in business administration or accounting or bookkeeping.
  • Understanding of employment standards legislation and employer requirements including but not limited to ESA, MLTSD, and other compliance matters.
  • Experience in a bookkeeping or equivalent financial administrative role and use of computerized bookkeeping systems (QuickBooks and/or Sage).
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Dependable and reliable with an ability to work well with a variety of people.
  • Commitment to ensuring the success of the Professional Association of Canadian theatres through careful and accountable financial management, and timely customer service for our members.


Interested applicants should email a résumé with a cover letter in a single pdf to Tabitha Keast, HR Specialist, at [email protected] with ‘Business Manager’ in the subject line.

The deadline for applications is the end of day (11:59PM EST) on Monday January 18th, 2021.

COMPENSATION: This is a pro-rated temporary full-time position (30 hours per week/0.8FTE) for one year with an annual pro-rated salary range of $34,400 to $40,000, depending on experience. Benefits include enrollment in our group health and dental plan, paid vacation time, and paid sick days.


The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is a member-driven organization of professional Canadian theatres. For the betterment of Canadian theatre, PACT provides leadership, national representation and a variety of programs and practical assistance to member companies, enabling members to do their own creative work. For more information visit

PACT has prioritized creating and maintaining an environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. We value diversity in our workforce and we invite applications from all qualified candidates. If you need accommodation at any stage of the application process then please do not hesitate to make a request.

News (Edmonton): Concrete Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Leadership

Concrete Theatre: Rehearsal for Change

It is with great excitement that Concrete Theatre’s Board of Directors announces new artistic leadership for the company, after the departure of Mieko Ouchi as Artistic Director in November. They are thrilled to return once again to a Co-Artistic team leadership model, this time made up of two wonderful and multi-talented Edmonton based artists: Tracy Carroll and Corben Kushneryk.

Both come to the company with long term relationships already built with Concrete, including working previously with the company as directors, stage managers, performers, educators and facilitators.

In particular, Tracy Carroll is well known for her work across the city as a director and dramaturg, and her passionate focus on TYA and new play development. Her background includes work as Artistic Associate at the Citadel in charge of the ATCO KidsPlay @ The Citadel Series, as well as work as the Artistic Associate-North for APN. She currently co-helms Script Salon with Katherine Koller.

“I am thrilled and honoured to be joining Concrete Theatre as Co-Artistic Director with the amazingly talented Corben Kushneryk,” said Tracy. “With a relationship that goes back 20 years starting as a workshop facilitator, then director of the award-winning Lig & Bittle, creator of Concrete’s school residency program Acting Our Colours and writer of many a study guide, I’ve been a part of almost every aspect of Concrete over the years with the great support and encouragement of Mieko Ouchi and Caroline Howarth. I am humbled to be stepping in to a company with such a rich history of high quality Theatre for Young People, and look forward to continuing the development and presentation of new works for children and families.”

Corben Kushneryk is one of the city’s most exciting emerging director/producers, known for his work with his local indie company Impossible Mongoose who have developed and produced the critically acclaimed Prophecy, as well as featured roles as an actor and singer at theatres including the Citadel, the Arts Club, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Concrete Theatre and many others.

“I am absolutely delighted to return to Concrete Theatre, this time in the exciting new position of Co- Artistic Director! I couldn’t be happier to team up with the warm-hearted and sharp-minded Tracy Carroll, as we continue dreaming up relevant and engaging theatre for young audiences,” said Corben. “For Concrete, I’ve worn the hat of performer, facilitator, stage manager, and director, and each new experience has provided me an opportunity for personal and professional growth. I am grateful for the guidance of outgoing AD, Mieko Ouchi, and I am happy to have her join the ever-supportive Caroline Howarth as one of our Artistic Associates. As we continue to grapple with so many social and public health issues, I look forward to connecting with more world-class artists and helpers in our community.”

The Board and Staff at Concrete are absolutely thrilled to welcome Corben and Tracy to the Concrete Theatre family, and will be working alongside Mieko Ouchi on the transition of leadership over the upcoming few months.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Mile Zero Dance

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Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash

Call for Participants, deadline January 15

Multidisciplinary artist, facilitator, teacher, arts producer and community organizer Kevin Jesuino is seeking LGBT & BIPOC community members and emerging artists to participate in an upcoming community-based workshop and participation-based performance, Cruising at 30 Kilometers a Second and Attempting Not To Crash.

Just like in nature, there is no right or wrong for this project and all individuals and bodies (18+) are encouraged to sign up to participate!

The goal of this experimental work is to explore how queer bodies relate to nature, create a safe space for discussion, and loose to interpret and create!

This is a workshop based project that requires two types of participants:

  1. Pre-recorded participants will receive a score (a series of prompts) that participants will interpret in a public green space. All scores/prompts are different. Participants must have a smartphone with video capturing capability. All scores are filmed outside and no longer than 30 minutes. Videos will be submitted via
  2. Live performance participants will receive a score (a series of prompts) that they will interpret live on Feb 12 – 7pm or Feb 13 – 2pm. Participants must have a laptop or smartphone. You may be asked to film inside or in your backyard at times. For no longer than 60 minutes.

All participants will receive:

  • An invitation to a virtual collaboration dinner with various multidisciplinary artists;
  • Credit for participation in the show and for any future use of its content; and
  • $50 in compensation for their participation and 30 minute performance.


  • 18+
  • Available to attend:
    • A virtual collaboration dinner on January 23 at 7PM MST; and
    • The live performance(s) on February 12 – 7PM and/or February 13 – 2 PM.
  • Access to a smartphone to record or ‘witness’ to your experience.
  • Performance experience is not required.

All expressions of interest to participate can be submitted online. See link below.

For more information about the project, visit


Call for Submissions (Alberta): The 2021 Distinguished Artist Awards


Nominate an outstanding Alberta artist for the 2021 Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards. Nominations are open until February 21, 2021. The awards will take place in Lac la Biche on June 12, 2021.

To prepare for the nomination:

  • Ensure the nominee is a Canadian citizen, lives in Alberta, or has had a significant connection to Alberta over time.
  • Speak to your nominee, let them know you will be nominating them, ask for a current CV and have them complete and sign the Nominee Information Release and Consent Form. When completed, have your nominee return the signed form to you, the nominator. This is one of the required documents you will include with your Distinguished Artist Award Nomination.
  • Write a document of no more than three pages, single spaced, explaining why this nominee merits Alberta’s top recognition for artistic achievement. Include highlights of the nominee’s artistic achievements and/or their contribution to advancing their artistic discipline. If the nominee does not currently reside in Alberta, clearly outline their connection to Alberta and their contribution to growing our province’s arts and culture.
  • Complete all the fields of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award 2021 Nomination.
  • Contact [email protected] with any questions regarding the Distinguished Artist Award 2021 nomination process.