Job (Edmonton): Stage Manager for Digital Tour – Alberta Musical Theatre Company

Alberta Musical Theatre Company is inviting non-equity Stage Managers to submit for the upcoming season. AMTC is currently hiring for a one-person musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel that will live-stream to elementary schools this spring.

How to submit:

To submit, please send an email containing your contact information, and a description of your experience and training to (resume is not necessary) to [email protected]

About the project:

Rehearsals will take place digitally beginning on May 10th. Digital previews will take place on May 27th and 28th, with a digital run until mid-June (final end date dependent on school bookings).

All streaming will take place at The Playhouse (10033 80 Avenue NW, Edmonton). Stage Manager will be required to be present (either distanced or in separate space from actor) for all performances.

Before the pandemic, AMTC would perform for more than 90,000 Albertan students each season. We are devoted to proudly representing the enormous diversity of our magnificent audiences in the creation of our work. We strongly encourage and enthusiastically welcome stage managers of all cultures and ethnicities, LGBTQIA2S+ stage managers, and stage managers with disabilities to express interest in our auditions. So please feel comfortable in applying to audition, and please feel free to be exactly you are! We cannot wait to meet you!

 

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): RISER Office Hours and Deadline

This Friday is the deadline for Edmonton artists to submit for RISER in collaboration with Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS) and Why Not Theatre! Four selected projects will receive production support, mentorship, and assistance from our Senior Partners – Edmonton Fringe Theatre, Catalyst Theatre, Citadel Theatre, and Azimuth Theatre – in debuting a new production in 2022.

Tuesday at 6:00pm, join Beth Dart and Mac Brock from CGAS for RISER Edmonton Office Hours. They’ll share more details about RISER and take your questions in advance of Friday’s deadline!

Learn more and sign up for Office Hours: https://forms.gle/TAcC7YC27ULDpWJo8

ABOUT RISER:

RISER Edmonton is designed for project-based individual artists or collectives. Prior independent producing experience is an asset, but not a must. There is no specific age range. The terms “emerging” or “emerged” do not apply. We’re interested in collaborating with artists who don’t have administrative infrastructure or consistent access to production at established venues. In the spirit of this shared resource model, participants in RISER Edmonton must be generous, flexible, collaborative, and​ curious​, as well as willing to share​ and​ work in new ways​.

RISER will provide selected artists with:

  • 3 weeks of rehearsal space;
  • Shared Lighting Designer, Production Manager/Technical Director, Publicist, and Technicians, selected and paid for by RISER Edmonton;
  • ​2-3 eight-hour days of tech time in the performance space (schedule and hours TBD);
  • 6-10 public performances in the Backstage Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns over a two-week time frame;
  • Box office and Front of House support;
  • 100% of net Box Office revenues; and
  • Ongoing and project specific mentoring, assistance, and consultation with Common Ground Arts Society and Why Not Theatre artistic and administrative staff in all areas of producing at individual & group meetings.

Applications close April 16. See more details about eligibility and assessment online here: https://commongroundarts.ca/riser/apply/

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Fantasy Picnic – The Complete Rites & Rituals of Spring Awakening

Mile Zero Dance

Call For Proposals: Fantasy Picnic – The Complete Rites & Rituals of Spring Awakening.

Evacuation minus extraction plus exaltation minus exsanguination plus.
Submissions due by May 7.

Guest curator Mikiki collaborates with Mile Zero Dance in inviting you to consider and submit a project for our upcoming June 12 event;

Some considerations and concerns to be addressed may be included from the following list.

List A:

  • OFF WITH HER HEAD and/or CAKES!
  • Weighted Blanket Bingo
  • Our Fruits of Your Labour
  • Viscosity Drift
  • Entomycolonospology
  • Flowerchitechture
  • Ice Ladders/Ice Lattice/I Say Latrice
  • Summertime Pre-Public Fines Fitness
  • Small Scale Solstice SoloSensuality Seminar
  • Birdsong Breaks Barrier

Please submit proposal for online dance/moving image/performance project to be presented live or if necessary pre-recorded.

Interactivity possible and encouraged, political is inherent.

Artists living with chronic health conditions including LongCovid, HIV, HepC; LGBTQIA2S+; artists living with disabilities; Indigenous artists; Black, POC and racialized artists, artists without citizenship status, Mad & psychiatric survivor artists, and artists living at or below the poverty line strongly encouraged to apply.

Artist fee of $500 for each artist or artist group.

Please include:

  • Written description 500-1500 words
  • Technical rider
  • Artist statement (200 words or less)
  • Bio (200 words or less)
  • Relevant images/video, specifically if the work has been presented before.

Submissions due by May 7.

All interested applicants may apply via google form.

Job (Edmonton): Voice Actor for Narration – Juniper Media

We are seeking voice actors for an audiobook project. The project is set to commence within the next couple of weeks, and features titles that explore a wide variety of subject matter with a focus on Canadian Heritage. Narration experience is an asset.

Please send a resume with any related experience & a demo digital file in mp3 format to [email protected].

Remuneration will be commensurate on the qualifications of the applicant.

Job (Edmonton): Digital Content & Marketing Coordinator – Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta Digital Content & Marketing Coordinator

Application Deadline: April 9, 2021
Start Date: April 19, 2021
Part Time Permanent Position at The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta – Edmonton
Salary Range: $18,000 – 25,000 annual salaried position with Blue Cross and Health and Wellness benefits.

Submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format to: [email protected]

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta (ATAA) is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all interested applicants; however, we will only be contacting those selected for an interview.

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is looking for a new Digital Content & Marketing Coordinator to join the staff and board in advocating, promoting, and supporting the touring arts sector in Alberta. This position is for someone creative, team-spirited, technologically savvy, with strong communication and marketing skills, and an appreciation for the performing arts industry in Canada.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate communications through monthly e-newsletters, and social platforms.
  • Using Adobe Creative Suite, compile and design Conference program, professional development brochures, signage, and reports.
  • Maintain membership database, field membership inquiries.
  • Assist Executive Director in the execution of professional development initiatives Update and maintain website and monitor analytics and create reports detailing the successes and failures of communications campaigns and strategies.
  • Stay up to date on arts and culture sector trends and make recommendations for adjustments to communications strategies and practices.
  • Act as ATAA’s liaison for artist application website.

Requirements:

  • 2+ years relevant employment experience in marketing, communications, preferably within arts administration.
  • Strong skills in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are mandatory
  • Knowledge of email marketing software such as MailChimp.
  • Superior time management and organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional writing and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proven knowledge of communications and marketing ethics and best practices
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. At this time, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta

The Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta is a Provincial Arts Service Organization works to connect artists and artist’s agencies with presenting organizations; and offer mentorship, education, and advocacy to facilitate a strong performing arts touring industry in Alberta. We do this by producing an annual 3-day conference showcasing artists in front of talent buyers/presenters and to providing professional development opportunities throughout the year.

Audition (Edmonton): Hansel & Gretel – Alberta Musical Theatre Company

Alberta Musical Theatre Company is inviting emerging musical theatre performers to audition for the upcoming season. AMTC is currently considering casting for a one-person musical adaptation of Hansel and Gretel that will live-stream to elementary schools as early as this spring and, if restrictions allow, a full-cast tour (3 performers and 1 piano player) of an in-person school tour of Hansel and Gretel in the winter 21/22.

How to submit:

To submit, please send an email containing your contact information, a description of your experience and training (a resume is not necessary), and a link to your audition material to [email protected] before or by the deadline: 11:59 pm on April 24th, 2021.

Videos will be viewed and appraised by
Artistic Director, Farren Timoteo,
General Manager, Mackenzie Tennessen,
and Musical Director, Stephanie Urquhart.

What to Submit:

We request that audition participants prepare and perform one full musical theatre ballad under four minutes, as well as a comedic monologue. We also request a short introduction that describes a bit about who you are, including your training and experience.

Farren Timoteo is available for questions and consultation regarding the audition. Additionally, the audition rubric being used to appraise audition participants is available upon request.

Before the pandemic, AMTC would perform for more than 90,000 Albertan students each season. We are devoted to proudly representing the enormous diversity of our magnificent audiences in the creation of our work. We strongly encourage and enthusiastically welcome artists of all cultures and ethnicities, LGBTQIA2S+ artists, and artists with disabilities to express interest in our auditions. Our work does not have pre-defined gender restrictions and hopes to come to beautiful life by embracing your unique personality, experience, and body. So please feel comfortable in applying to audition, and please feel free to be exactly you are! We cannot wait to meet you!

 

Classes (Edmonton): Spring Classes are BACK! – Grindstone Theatre

Spring is hare, and IN-PERSON classes are back for ONLY $275! Thank goodness, and fingers crossed.

We’ve lowered the price because Covid sucks, and YOU deserve affordable and accessible training. We’re offering a plethora of tasty classes with improv, musical improv, sketch, magic, stand-up, acting, and burlesque all on the table and up for grabs.

FIND OUT MORE HERE

 

Job (Edmonton): Director of Theatre Arts for Children and Youth – Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts

The director of VCPA’s Theatre Arts Department will oversee all aspects of our musical theatre production and acting programs for children and youth. The organized and creative person we are looking for would enjoy teaching private and group musical theatre, voice and acting classes for ages 5- teens and feel qualified to direct and oversee a team responsible for producing two musical theatre productions each year as well as oversee the development and execution of year round programs. VCPA has locations in St. Albert as well as South Edmonton so the director of TAD will be working at both studios.

Duties to include:

  • Oversee Theatre Arts Department at VCPA
  • Provide private and group instruction in musical theatre, voice and acting
  • Direct and organize all aspects of 2 Junior musicals to be presented in May 2022 (in a theatre or live streamed)
  • Communicate and provide leadership to instructors in the department
  • Communicate with families in Theatre Arts Department
  • Contribute to the development of programs
  • Provide online lessons if required by AHS

Successful candidate must be available to work evenings and possibly weekends.

This is a full time contract position involving a 40 hour work week.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Music (Voice), Theatre or Musical Theatre
  • Experience teaching children and youth
  • Voice teaching experience
  • Directing experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Experience teaching and/or directing children
  • Strong organizational skills

Piano or dance/choreography skills is an asset

At Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts, we are committed to creating a positive environment that builds confidence and inspires our students to excel in the performing arts.

Our team members are passionate about performing arts education and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our students. If you have growth mindset and you thrive under pressure, you are probably a great fit for our team!

Renumeration:
$47,000-$50,000 Annually

Start Date:
September 2021

Submit applications to Martha Livingstone at [email protected].

 

Fundraiser (Edmonton): Grindstone Theatre Society 3rd Birthday Fundraiser

Grindstone Theatre Third Birthday Fundraiser. Join us as we celebrate our 3rd birthday and raise money to reignite our theatre programming, reimagine our education classes, and invest in our community.

Come celebrate… The Grindstone’s 3rd Birthday!

Can you BELIEVE it has been three years of the Grindstone? On April 5, 2018, we dramatically cut the red ribbon on the Grindstone stage and have been bringing quality entertainment to Old Strathcona ever since!

To celebrate our birthday month, we’re hosting a fundraiser! Our goal is to raise $20,000 to reignite our arts programming, re-imagine our education classes, and reinvest in our community. From April 1-30, we will be hosting a 50/50 raffle, sharing Birthday videos submitted by our friends and colleagues on social media and looking to our community to put their noses to the Grindstone and help us reach our fundraising goal.

Save the date for a virtual birthday celebration on April 30th at 7:00pm! We’ll be putting together a live streamed socially distanced variety show, celebrating the top notch artists and producers that make up the Grindstone community. 

For more information visit our website

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): Progressive Artist Award – Mile Zero Dance

Mile Zero Dance


The MZD Progressive Artist Award recognizes the achievements of Edmonton-based artists who actively work in the arts and engage with the community in challenging and exciting ways. Award recipients will be chosen by a local panel of adjudicators.

The recipient will receive a $1,000 cash prize, announced at the MZD REELING: Dance on Screen Festival, May 14-28 2021. This biennial award is made possible by a gift from private donors in celebration of Mile Zero Dance’s 30th anniversary.

Guidelines for Eligibility

Artists of all ages, communities, cultural backgrounds, and artistic discipline and approaches are encouraged to apply.

Recipients for this award must:

  • Be nominated by an individual or group (nominators may not nominate more than one individual per year)
  • Be involved in the Edmonton Arts Community in a professional capacity and have a body of work (in any discipline) that displays innovative, progressive, or political intent and/or results. Areas of focus may include: community health, social equity or change, colonialism/reconciliation, dis/ability, accessibility, race, gender, sexuality, and environmental or educational issues

Evaluation Criteria

Each nomination submission is evaluated based on the nominee’s:

  • Body of work;
  • Engagement with broader ideas, theories, politics, and aesthetic issues relevant to the Edmonton region; and
  • Impact of work, artistically and aesthetically, and within their community and Edmonton’s art ecology.

Deadline to submit a nomination is May 1 at 5 PM MST

How to Nominate

Apply with a one-page letter that identifies how the artist has engaged with larger issues, including specific examples of how the applicant has met the eligibility criteria, and a list of recent works. Self nominations require two references.

Apply to [email protected].
Direct questions to Tyler Sherard at [email protected] or 780.424.1573

Job (Edmonton): Devising Performers – Puppet Pub Crawl

Brick wall with Found Festival sign on it. Website: commongroundarts.ca

PUPPET PUB CRAWL
CALL FOR DEVISING PERFORMERS

WHAT IS PUPPET PUB CRAWL?

Puppet Pub Crawl is a project from Even Gilchrist in Edmonton, the 2021 Fresh AiR Artist in Residence with Found Festival, supported by Common Ground Arts Society. This performance is an ambulatory puppet show investigating the desire we feel to form connections with strangers, and the longing experienced when these connections change. Adventurous audience members are invited to a puppet pub crawl around Whyte Ave, where they will be taken on a path to witness strange and wonderful interactions with puppets in found spaces.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We are looking for individuals who approach new work with a collaborative spirit and eagerness to adapt and learn on the go. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. As this is a devised show that moves to locations within walking distance of each other, individuals will need to feel comfortable moving with the audience, improvising with their puppets during the performance as necessary and working with outside distractions. No previous performing experience with puppets is required.

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Have a background in theatre as a performer (formal training not required);
  • Are enthusiastic about puppets (regardless of experience performing with them);
  • Can commit to a part-time weekly rehearsal process from April to July based on collective availability;
  • Are available July 8 – 11, 2021 for public performance during Found Festival.

All team members will be expected to understand and follow the Found Festival Safer Spaces Program. We strive to welcome you as you are, honour creative risks, and prioritize applicants who come from underrepresented and underserved communities.

HOW SHOULD I APPLY?

We are looking for online submissions to be sent to [email protected]. When submitting your application, please include the following:

  • A CV and/or attachment or link your portfolio;
  • General availability between April – July;
  • A short paragraph that tells us about who you are, why you’re interested in Puppet Pub Crawl, what you hope to gain from this experience, and anything else you want us to know!
  • If you prefer, you can instead submit a 2-3 minute video, answering these prompts. (Please make sure that the link is not broken before submitting!)

ARTIST FEE:

Performers will be paid in line with Canadian Actor’s Equity Association Indie 2.2 minimum fees or better. Please identify if you are a member of CAEA at time of submission.

Deadline for applications is April 7, 2021 by midnight. Every applicant will be contacted about the results no later than April 10, 2021. If you have any questions about the project and specifics about the process that will help determine your ability to participate, please feel free to send an email to the address listed above before the deadline. All COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during the duration of this project.

Rory Turner (he/him) (director) and Even Gilchrist (he/him) (producer/artist in residence) will be overlooking the application process.

 

What’s Online (Edmonton): The Look – World Theatre Day Hold Over – Northern Light Theatre

As a part of our World Theatre Day celebration, NLT is pleased to announce extra streaming dates for our production of THE LOOK by Alexa Wyatt, staring Linda Grass. Now you can catch the show for yourself — all from the comfort of your own living room! Streaming tickets are available for $30 per household.

THE LOOK Streaming Dates

Friday March 26 at 7pm
Friday March 26 at 8:30 pm

Saturday March 27 at 1 pm
Saturday March 27 at 3 pm
Saturday March 27 at 7 pm
Saturday March 27 at 8:30 pm

Sunday March 28 at 1 pm
Sunday March 28 at 3 pm

Wednesday March 31 at 7 pm

Thursday April 1 at 7 pm

Friday April 2 at 7 pm
Friday April 2 at 8:30 pm

Saturday April 3 at 1 pm
Saturday April 3 at 3 pm
Saturday April 3 at 7 pm
Saturday April 3 at 8:30 pm

Sunday April 4 at 1 pm
Sunday April 4 at 3 pm
Sunday April 4 at 7 pm

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET

Booking your ticket to see the performance online is the same as booking for a live presentation.

Choose the date and time you would like to see the show, and NLT will send you a link with password to view the performance.

Going online allows NLT to keep our artist employed while still being able to celebrate the intimacy of our productions with you – our audience. And there are some small benefits – being able to watch from the comfort of your own home, not having to find parking, and being able to hit pause for bathroom breaks.

The link for the performance will only last until midnight, so if your plans change, and you are unable to watch the play or “attend” on the date/time you chose, just let us know and we can update your reservation.

If you need to rebook we request that you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance.

Digital tickets are available now. Streaming tickets are available for $30 per household.

GET TICKETS HERE

Event (Online): Nuestras Voces/ Nossas Vozes – Salon Discussion

Nuestras Voces/ Nossas Vozes
A Conversation with Latinx Artists

Sunday, March 28 at 5:30pm MST LIVE on Zoom (link to be provided)

Come join an in-depth conversation with Latinx artists based in amiskwacîwâskahikan, Treaty 6 Territory. This panel will discuss practices and contributions to the local arts scene, the challenges faced with identities and industry, and our future vision for the Latinx community.

Co-curated and facilitated by Andrés Moreno and Natércia Napoleão.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO OR TICKETS

What’s Online (Edmonton): 5th Annual Sound Off Festival

Going onto our 5th year, SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival is a collaboration with Edmonton’s Chinook Series.

SOUND OFF is Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts. SOUND OFF brings Deaf artists from across the country to share their stories, their talents and the beauty of American Sign Language on stage. The festival returns March 31st to April 4th, 2021, fully accessible online from the comfort of your home. Visit soundofffestival.com for more info.

Also occurring alongside SOUND OFF, the Chinook Series Festival is a collaboratively curated performance experience, bringing artists and communities together to share and celebrate through live art.

What’s Online (Edmonton): BONFIRE 2021 – Rapid Fire Theatre

Bonfire is Rapid Fire Theatre’s annual romp of new ideas in improv. Starring the members of the Rapid Fire Theatre ensemble, each show at Bonfire has been created by one of RFT’s own. Every show at Bonfire is a new idea that we’ve never tried before; it might work, it might not, but either way it’ll be a joy to witness. The best part? All shows are pay-what-you-can!

All through April, Bonfire is coming from our improviser’s cameras to a screen near you.

SEE LINEUP & BUY TICKETS