Call for Submissions (Fort McMurray): Stage Manager Mentorship Opportunity – Theatre; Just Because

 

Theatre; Just Because’s mentorship program aims to give artists hands-on experience in Stage Management. We are looking for aspiring theatre artists of all experience levels. Mentees may be emerging or more experienced artists who want to learn about Stage Management and working in theatre. The TJB mentorship program aims to develop our local artists and the overall theatre community in Wood Buffalo / ᓂᐢᑕᐋᐧᔮᐤ / nistawâyâw .

The selected mentee will be paired with Zachary Barrett, established Stage Manager, throughout the production of Purge in 2021. This is a volunteer position.

During the program, the Mentee will gain:

  • An understanding of the management and operational workings of a theatre production
  • Leadership and interpersonal management skills

A proficiency with management tools and software required for:

  • Scheduling
  • Script organization and analysis
  • Departmental communication
  • Cast and Crew tracking and communication
  • Show calling and management

The Stage Manager Mentee will:

  • Meet with Stage Manager outside rehearsals once a week
  • Participate in rehearsals
  • Participate in production meetings
  • Participate in the technical process
  • Participate in performances
  • Post-show exit interview

Please note: this is not a job, but a learning opportunity. The amount of involvement of the mentorship will be determined by the mentor. Preference will be given to first-time applicants. Mentees must be at least 16 years old by the start of their mentorship.

Application

Submit your application to [email protected], containing the following:

  • Resume outlining your artistic experience (if you have none, please list applicable experiences). Examples of an artistic resume can be found here
  • Personal letter introducing yourself and touching on why you are interested in the mentorship program (approximately 500-800 words)
  • Contact information

Deadline

This call closes on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at 4 PM. Late submissions will not be considered.

Contact

For more information on our mentorship program please email Samson Nand, Company Manager at [email protected].

 

Scholarship (Alberta): The Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction (LEAD) Program

 

The Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction (LEAD) Program is now accepting applications from students eager to make a difference in their communities.

The new program is supporting students who are working to reduce gender discrimination in their communities or who are studying in fields where their gender is traditionally under-represented. Each successful student will receive $2,500.

The scholarship program consists of two funding streams: the previously announced Women in STEM Award stream, which is open to women under 30 years of age pursuing studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and the Persons Case Scholarship stream, for anyone pursuing studies to advance gender equality.

“More than 100 years ago, women were critical in the building of Alberta – shaping its society and economy. The LEAD Program will assist women and gender-diverse Albertans to pursue fulfilling careers that help promote gender equality and change Alberta for the better. It is especially important at this time to support students in pursuing a broad range of careers as we work toward Alberta’s economic recovery.” ~ Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women

 

“The Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction scholarship supports students and empowers them to build the skills they need to find success in their chosen career. By providing more opportunities for under-represented Albertans to apply their talents in a wide range of pursuits – from science, technology and trades to the arts – we are helping to build the workforce of the future.” ~ Demetrios Nicolaides, Minister of Advanced Education


The Women in STEM award was announced in September 2020. Consolidating the funding with the Persons Case under one program streamlines the application process for students and reduces red tape.

The first intake deadline for the scholarship is Feb. 21. Those who are interested in applying can visit the program website to find the scholarship criteria and application information.

Quick facts

  • Total funding for the program is $225,000.
  • Up to 40 students will receive $2,500 each in the Persons Case Scholarship stream.
  • Up to 50 students will receive $2,500 each in the Women in STEM stream.

Related information

LEAD Program


Le programme LEAD (Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction) accepte désormais les candidatures d’étudiants désireux de faire une différence dans leur communauté.

Le nouveau programme appuie les étudiants qui s’efforcent de réduire la discrimination sexuelle dans leur communauté ou qui étudient dans des domaines où leur sexe est traditionnellement sous-représenté. Chaque étudiant accepté recevra 2 500 dollars.

Le programme de bourses comprend deux volets de financement : le volet « Women in STEM Award », annoncé précédemment et destiné aux femmes de moins de 30 ans qui poursuivent des études en sciences, technologie, ingénierie et mathématiques, et le volet « Persons Case », pour les personnes qui poursuivent des études liées à l’avancement de l’égalité des sexes.

« Il y a plus d’un siècle, les femmes ont joué un rôle essentiel dans l’édification de l’Alberta en façonnant sa société et son économie. Le programme LEAD aidera les femmes et les Albertaines et Albertains de tous les sexes à mener des carrières enrichissantes qui contribueront à la promotion de l’égalité des sexes et à l’amélioration de l’Alberta. Il est particulièrement important en ce moment d’aider les étudiants à poursuivre un vaste éventail de carrières, alors que nous travaillons à la reprise économique de l’Alberta. » ~ Leela Sharon Aheer, ministre de la Culture, du Multiculturalisme et de la Condition féminine

« La bourse “Leaders in Equality Award of Distinction” appuie les étudiants et leur permet de développer les compétences dont ils ont besoin pour réussir dans la carrière qu’ils ont choisie. En offrant aux Albertaines et Albertains sous-représentés davantage de possibilités d’appliquer leurs talents dans un vaste éventail de domaines, allant des sciences, de la technologie et des métiers aux arts, nous contribuons à constituer la main-d’œuvre de demain. » ~ Demetrios Nicolaides, ministre de l’Enseignement postsecondaire


La bourse « Women in STEM » a été annoncée en septembre 2020. En consolidant cette bourse et le volet « Persons Case » au sein d’un même programme, nous rationalisons le processus de mise en candidature des étudiants et réduisons les formalités administratives.

La première date limite de réception des demandes est fixée au 21 février 2021. Les personnes intéressées peuvent consulter le site Web du programme (en anglais seulement) pour connaître les critères d’attribution des bourses et obtenir des renseignements sur la procédure de demande.

En bref

  • Le financement total offert dans le cadre de ce programme est de 225 000 dollars.
  • Quarante étudiants seront admissibles à un montant de 2 500 dollars dans le cadre du volet « Persons Case ».
  • Cinquante étudiants pourront recevoir 2 500 dollars dans le cadre du volet « Women in STEM ».

Renseignements connexes

Site Web du programme (en anglais seulement)

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

Male and female actors on stage. Dramatic lighting, urban apartment setting. Text: National Theatre School - Apply before January 31

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 : ent-nts.ca/en/professional-training

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 : ent-nts.ca/en/virtual-open-house

 

Scholarship (Alberta): Dr. Dasha Goody Foundation Scholarship

It’s that time of year again! The Dr. Dasha Goody Memorial Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 scholarships with a minimum of $10,000 in available funding towards a post-secondary degree! The DDGMF is giving aspiring young musical theatre stars ages 17 and up throughout Alberta an opportunity to take the stage.

Since the scholarship’s inception in 2007, the Foundation has awarded over $60,000 in funding to musical theatre students and we are proud to announce 2020’s criteria.

Educational Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Ages 17 and up
  • Resident of Alberta
  • Some form of previous musical theatre training
  • Must be attending a post-secondary institution for the first year and/or subsequent year

Funding provided for: tuition costs to a post-secondary institution, costs to train in a place other than the city they reside and costs of materials & equipment for training.
Award: up to $5,000
Deadline: October 26th, 2020 by 5 pm
Please contact Steffni Ault at 780-475-8053 or [email protected] for more information and to receive an application package.

HOW TO APPLY:

Three steps:

  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Assemble application package to include:
    • Completed application form
    • Resume (photo, previous training and courses completed in the performing arts)
    • Two reference letters by other artists and/or instructors in the performing arts
    • A DVD submission showcasing your performing skills in DVD or high definition DVD format. If the format is not acceptable and the jury cannot view your submission you will be disqualified.
      • Must be from within the last six months
      • Maximum length is three minutes
      • Must include close-ups and wide shots to help evaluate interpretive and movement skills
      • Submission SHOULD NOT be of a past performance in a group setting. Solo pieces only acceptable.
      • Digital video submissions will not be considered. Please no video clips via e-mail, YouTube, etc.
      • VERY IMPORTANT to preview your disc on a DVD player prior to submitting with your application. If the Committee cannot view your submission then you will be disqualified.
  3. Application package must be received by 5:00 p.m. on October 26, 2020 at:
    Dr. Dasha Goody Memorial Foundation Scholarship
    #301, 14503 Miller Blvd.
    Edmonton, AB T5Y 3A7

Education (Vancouver): Studio 58 Professional Theatre Training Program Applications

 

Studio 58, the professional theatre training program at Langara College (Vancouver) is currently accepting applications for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.

Auditions will be held in Edmonton on April 28. Studio 58 is the foremost conservatory-style theatre training program in Western Canada offering diplomas in acting and production.

Learn more at an online info session on March 17.

Application deadline is April 14. More info at www.studio58.ca

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): YouthRiot Participants

YouthRiot YEG is the sibling of Calgary’s YOUth Riot program, originally conceived by Third Street Theatre and now run by Alberta Playwrights’ Network. It is a free, ten-week program for youth on the 2SLGBTQIA+ spectrum that teaches varied styles of creative writing for performance, in a safe environment where participants can learn, grow, and thrive. Each week, a guest instructor will lead a workshop on a different style of writing for performance. The program culminates in a public presentation of work created by the participants over the ten weeks. 
 
We are excited to launch the inaugural year of the program here in Edmonton, and are looking for curious, enthusiastic participants with a strong desire to explore different forms of writing and creation. Does this sound like a fit for you? 
 

HERE ARE THE DETAILS:

  • Participation in YouthRiot YEG is 100% free for the participants
  • Absolutely no previous experience is necessary
  • You must be between the ages of 15 to 20 years old to apply
  • YouthRiot YEG runs every Wednesday from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, October 2 to December 3, 2019
  • Meetings will take place in the Old Strathcona area of Edmonton. Successful applicants will be contacted with more information upon acceptance to the program.
To apply, visit www.albertaplaywrights.squarespace.com/youthriot-yeg/, and fill out the Google form application. There are PDF and Word versions of the application available as well.
 
Please submit PDF and Word applications to Bevin Dooley, APN’s Artistic Associate at [email protected]. You can also send Bevin any questions you have about the program.
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2019 AT 11:59 PM 
AND THE PROGRAM BEGINS OCTOBER 2, 2019.
 

Class (Edmonton): Auditions for AMTI full time professional program

 

Ruth Alexander leading a class at Barcelona Institute of the Arts where she developed a one year program

Auditions August 14 and 24 in Edmonton for the inaugural year of Acting & Musical Theatre Intensive Certificate program.

Artistic Director Ruth Alexander, choreographer/dance instructor Peter Mills, Director Max Rubin and other instructors will train serious actors in the following areas;

  • Acting for stage and screen
  • Dance (tap and jazz)
  • Voice (including private coaching)
  • Professional development (including making a demo reel and more)
  • Performance

Classes are held Monday-Friday 9:15-3:15 Sept 23-May 15, with some additional rehearsals and workshops.

AMTI is licensed by ALBERTA ADVANCED EDUCATION PRIVATE CAREER COLLEGES and is eligible for student loans, grants and all other government funding for eligible students.

The program features small class sizes (6-10 students!)
800 hours of instruction
Incredible instructors who are working professionals
Convenient South Edmonton location

Link to register for the audition
https://pro-acting.ca/applications/apply-now

 

Classes (Calgary): Pumphouse Theatre 2019 Fall Classes Ages 6 – 17

 

 

Registration is now open for the Pumphouse Theatre’s Fall Drama Classes! There are 5 amazing classes to choose from for students aged 6 to 17. All classes are taught be professional performers and educators. Whether you have never participated in a drama class before, or you are a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone! Come and join the fun at the Pumphouse Theatre this Fall!

Playful Drama

Ages 6-8
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Monday 5:00pm-6:00pm; September 23 – December 2, 2019 (No class on October 14)
Fee $125 ($100 Discounted)
This course is a great introduction to the drama basics, and covers a variety of topics including: story-telling, character, sharing, movement, and theatre games. This is a wonderful way to help your child explore their imagination, learn new skills, and have fun! No experience required!

Creation in Motion

Ages 9-12
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Monday 6:00pm-8:00pm; September 23 – December 2, 2019 (No class on October 14)
Fee $250 ($225 Discounted)
Explore storytelling and harness imagination through physicality. Creation in Motion will encourage creative expression through movement, choreography, mime, balance, staging, and mask. Students will learn about teamwork, gain self-confidence, and be physically active, all within a safe and engaging environment. No previous experience is required!

Theatre Arts Exploration

Ages 9 – 12
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm; September 28 – December 7, 2019 (No class on October 12)
Class Fee: $250 ($225 Discounted)
This course is an all-inclusive exploration of the theatre arts. Students will be encouraged to discover a variety of dramatic techniques such as character creation, improvisation, movement, Shakespeare, scene study, and more! Have a blast creating and performing an original final presentation for friends and family. No previous experience required!

Improv for Teens!

Ages 13-17
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm; September 28 – December 7, 2019 (No class on October 12)
Class Fee: $325 ($300 Discounted)
Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. This course includes lessons in theatresports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. Be inspired to think outside the box, learn something new, and have fun! No previous experience is required!

Playwriting for Teens

Ages 13 – 17
@ The Pumphouse Theatre
Sundays 10:00am-12:00pm; September 22 – December 1, 2019 (No class on October 13)
Class Fee: $325 ($300 Discounted)
This course is designed to give young performers a deeper understanding into the written world of theatre. Through examining classic and contemporary text, students will be guided to explore the craft of playwriting and dramaturgy and learn what it means to tell an effective story. Students will be able to have the opportunity to write their own monologues and short ten minute plays.

All classes are 10 weeks in length and are held at the Pumphouse Theatre (2140 Pumphouse Ave SW). Register before August 26th or register more than one member of the same family and receive a discounted price!

For more information and register, visit www.pumphousetheatre.ca or contact Programming Director Kelly Malcolm at 403-263-0079 ext. 100 or [email protected]

Class (Calgary): BRAND NEW Full Time Master Class Program 2019-2020 – Company of Rogues

 

Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio is proud to release their BRAND NEW Full-Time Master Class Program for 2019-2020!

The program is a post-secondary, non-academic vocational training course that equips students with the specific knowledge and skills to pursue professional careers as working actors’ and creatives in todays arts and entertainment fields, across a breadth of industries!

The program is designed as a 2-year program – the “preparation” year, followed by the “polish” year – for the aspiring professional actor, or in a variety of smaller customized and elective options. Utilizing evening & weekend classes, the Master Class Program is available to even the busiest aspiring actor. Graduates will learn the skills to bring their acting techniques to the professional and independent stage, television and film arenas across Canada and overseas.

For more information, please refer to our Information Booklet.

Class (Calgary): Full-Time Professional Acting Program – 2019/20 Master Class Program

 

COMPANY OF ROGUES Master Class Program in Acting is a post-secondary non-academic vocational training course that equips students with the specific knowledge + skills to pursue professional careers as working actors. Graduates of the Master Class Program are able to work within a variety of entertainment industries, across any manner of performance arts. The program can be taken in a variety of different customized options, utilizing evening and weekend classes for even the most busy aspiring actor. Graduates will learn the skills to bring their acting techniques to the stage and to smaller independent theatre companies, film, television and commercial arenas across Canada and overseas.

Company of Rogues places an emphasis on collaborative, partnered and self-directed work throughout the course, as well as preparing students to engage with a wide range of communities and to initiate their own creative opportunities, as well as seek agents, and secure professional paid and volunteer work across all acting platforms available to them.

Through practice and hands-on based learning, rather than academic learning, students are able to develop technical skills in the disciplines of voice, movement, and acting for stage and film. Students are able to participate in classroom exercises and warm-ups, in-depth scene work with partners, scene staging, and improvised work. Their program culminates in an end of year public production that enables them to explore their talents as individuals, develop a working process as an actor, identify and express their artistic voice, and showcase their work for local audiences and industry representatives.

Prior to graduation, students will also be prepped to go out into the world as professional actors, by means of a practical departure course in the next steps for their career and how they can begin working professionally, and find work in their local and regional industries. Students are given an overview on the practical realities of the entertainment sector in Canada and given the skills to navigate how best to manage their careers as professional actors once leaving Company of Rogues as graduates.

At the heart of Company of Rogues lies a legacy of 25 years in the local Calgary and Vancouver markets, and a commitment to training the highest quality professional and recreational actors for both our local and overseas markets. We hope you will be a part of our family, and our vision for our future.

To apply or express interest, please contact us by phone at 403.228.5526 or by email at [email protected]. Applications for our 2019 Program are open until August 2018 and students are accepted by audition.

For more information, please visit our website: www.corogues.com

Auditions (Edmonton): Acting & Musical Theatre Intensive post secondary program

 

We are excited to announce that Visionary Centre for the Performing Arts has been licensed by Alberta Advanced Education Private Career Colleges for a non-academic, post-secondary program in Acting and Musical Theatre. This is the only performing arts program that is licensed by Alberta Advanced Education Private Career Colleges.

The Acting and Musical Theatre Intensive, is a non-academic one year program designed for individuals who wish to pursue careers in the performing arts who fall into any of the following categories;

  • Have already had extensive performing arts training in high school or privately and want to focus a year on preparing to audition for professional productions.
  • Have applied to universities, were told they needed more experience or training and to reapply the following year.
  • Are currently working in the industry and want to improve their skills in a non-academic environment.

The program is built around six modules which include; Acting, Dance & Movement, Voice & Speech, Performance, Professional Preparation, and Teaching. Our faculty members are experienced professional actors, directors, choreographers, and musicians with years of experience and industry ties in the film and theatre world. Our goal is to train individuals to compete in the growing film and theatre industry in Alberta.

To register for an audition visit
https://pro-acting.ca

Call for Submissions (Banff): Last chance to apply | Theatre Production Practicums | Banff Centre

 

Work alongside seasoned industry professionals to hone your skills through hands-on learning in stagecraft.

Banff Centre’s Performing Arts programs support artists and technicians at every career level. The Centre was established in 1933 with a single summer course in drama. Since those early days, artists and technical practitioners alike have found exceptional opportunities for development here at our campus in the Canadian Rockies. Theatre Production practicums offer one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our experienced staff. Practicum participants leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence to step into roles as specialized professionals in their fields.

Technical Direction Performing Arts Practicum: This program emphasizes a balance between individual learning and development and the Performing Arts department’s administrative needs. Assist the technical director(s) in coordinating activities related to Banff Centre’s performance venues and production shops.
September 17, 2019 – March 27, 2020 Application deadline: May 15

Music Stage Management and Production Assistant Practicum: Work on a wide array of shows with a concentration in music programming as presented by Banff Centre. This program focuses on production and rehearsal schedules; communicating requirements with sound, lighting, and staging teams; operating basic sound and lighting equipment; calling show cues for concerts, competitions, and events; and advancing shows.
September 17, 2019 – March 31, 2020 Application deadline: May 15

Lighting Technician Performing Arts Practicum: Work with a wide variety of lighting instruments as well as sophisticated lighting control systems. This program offers one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our experienced professional staff. Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a broad array of shows with a concentration in music programming as presented by Banff Centre.
September 17, 2019 – March 31, 2020 Application deadline: May 15

Sound Technician Performing Arts Practicum: Work with our Sound Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include performing audio technical skills; applying acoustic, electronic, and electro-mechanical theory; working shows; and operating, repairing, and maintaining sound equipment. Emphasis is placed on the use of QLab for performances.
September 17, 2019 – March 31, 2020 Application deadline: May 15

Staging Technician Performing Arts Practicum: Work with our Sound Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include performing audio technical skills; applying acoustic, electronic, and electro-mechanical theory; working shows; and operating, repairing, and maintaining sound equipment. Emphasis is placed on the use of QLab for performances.
September 17, 2019 – March 31, 2020 Application deadline: May 15

For more information and to apply online → http://bit.ly/2VkCdf2

Call for Submissions (Banff): Technical Direction Performing Arts Practicum – Banff Centre

 

Overview

Under the guidance of Technical Direction staff and/or faculty, you will take part in coordinating activities within Banff Centre’s Performing Arts facilities. Responsibilities may include review of riders and other technical drawings and documents, assisting with the creation of schedules, and updating and maintaining drawings and data sets related to Performing Arts operations.

This program emphasizes a balance between individual learning and development and the Performing Arts department’s administrative needs. You can expect project-based theoretical learning to supplement experience gained by participating in administration of the department.

What does the program offer?

This program is centered on learning the core skills required to be a Technical Director. Our practicums are responsible for the smooth delivery of production needs for all Banff Centre Performing Arts shows, events, and conferences. You will experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our seasoned professional staff who will guide you through production processes.

You will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competence to step up into roles as a specialized professional. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at dance, music, opera, and theatre companies and training at universities and colleges including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a wide array of shows including theatre, music, opera, and dance as presented by Banff Centre. Please visit our events calendar for examples of upcoming shows. Expect to work alongside a range of artists at various career stages. In addition, you may attend specialized workshops in areas such as paint, scenic carpentry, wardrobe, wigs and make-up, sound, and others based on your learning objectives.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal technical theatre training at an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience with a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. Potential applicants are aspiring professionals looking to develop their careers and capabilities, with interest in specializing in technical direction as a profession.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Dates: September 17, 2019 – March 27, 2020

For more information and to apply online visit: https://bit.ly/2TN6AOf

Call for Submissions (Banff): Staging Technician Performing Arts Practicum – Banff Centre

 

Overview

Work with Banff Centre’s Staging Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include interpreting and generating technical information; loading shows in and out; working shows; rigging, selecting, and operating tools; and operating and maintaining stage equipment.

What does the program offer?

The practicum program is centered on learning the core skills required to be a staging technician. Our practicums are responsible for the smooth delivery of production needs for all Banff Centre Performing Arts shows, events, and conferences. You will experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our seasoned professional staff who will guide you through production processes.

You will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competence to step up into roles as a specialized professional. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at dance, opera, music, and theatre companies and training at universities and colleges including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a wide array of shows with a concentration in music programming as presented by Banff Centre. Please visit our events calendar to see examples of upcoming shows. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside a range of artists at various career stages. In addition, the Staging Department offers specialized workshops based on the learning objectives of the selected participants.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal theatre technical training at an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience and a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. Potential applicants are aspiring professionals looking to develop their careers and capabilities, with interest in specializing in staging as a profession.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Dates: September 17, 2019 – March 31, 2020

For more information and to apply online visit: https://bit.ly/2CjgInY

Call for Submissions (Banff): Sound Technician Performing Arts Practicum – Banff Centre

 

Overview

Work with Banff Centre’s Sound Team on all Banff Centre productions, presentations, conferences, and outreach programs. Responsibilities may include performing audio technical skills; applying acoustic, electronic, and electro-mechanical theory; working shows; and operating, repairing, and maintaining sound equipment. Emphasis is placed on the use of QLab for performances.

What does the program offer?

This program is centered on learning the core skills required to be a sound technician. Our practicums are responsible for the smooth delivery of production needs for all Banff Centre Performing Arts shows, events, and conferences. You will experience one-on-one mentorship and coaching from our seasoned professional staff who will guide you through production processes.

You will leave Banff Centre with marketable skills and the confidence and competence to step up into roles as a specialized professional. Our alumni can be found nationally and internationally working at dance, opera, music, and theatre companies, as well as training at universities and colleges, including Cirque Du Soleil, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, the National Theatre School, the National Arts Centre, the National Ballet of Canada, and the Canadian Opera Company.

Much of the training material is show-driven; you can expect to work on a wide array of shows with a concentration in music programming as presented by Banff Centre. Please visit our events calendar for examples of upcoming shows. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside a range of artists at various career stages. In addition, the Sound Department offers specialized workshops such as QLab, Christie Projection, Calibration and Design Techniques, and Line Array and Subwoofer Techniques, based on the learning objectives of the selected participants.

Who should apply?

Ideal applicants will have completed formal theatre technical training at an accredited institution or have equivalent work experience with a passionate interest in the entertainment industry. They will be able to demonstrate strong organizational aptitude, be computer literate, and have an interest in exploring theatre, music, and production technologies. Potential applicants are aspiring professionals looking to develop their careers and capabilities, with interest in specializing in sound as a profession.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Dates: September 17, 2019 – March 31, 2020

For more information and to apply online visit: https://bit.ly/2TAvUrD