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  • Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Urban Ink Productions is accepting actor submissions for the world premiere production of Children of God in Vancouver in May 2017 and Ottawa in June 2017. 

    Contract dates: April 17-June 18, 2017

    Audition day 1: September 12, 2016
    City: Toronto, ON

    Audition day 2: September 16, 2016
    City: Montreal, QC

    Audition day 3: October 12, 2016
    City: Vancouver, BC

    Artistic Director or casting person in attendance: Corey Payette, Artistic Director

    Deadline to submit: September 7, 2016
    Email applications to:


    [See application details below.]
    Contact name: Christie Watson
    Contact phone: 778-668-7557
    Link to detailed casting information:
    Agreement: CTA

    Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Urban Ink Productions creates, produces and disseminates original works of theatre by Indigenous and Intercultural artists. 

    Children of God by Corey Payette is a musical about an Oji-cree family whose children were sent to residential school. It takes place in two time periods twenty years apart, and examines how the effects of our past are directly related to our future.

    We will be holding musical auditions in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. We encourage actors of Indigenous backgrounds to apply. All roles must be strong singer/actor.


    JULIA - Lead role - age 14 - strong singer/actor. The character's background is Oji-Cree First Nations but we welcome submissions from any Indigenous background. 

    FATHER CHRISTOPHER - 40s. Head priest in charge of male dorm, strong singer/actor. (Baritone/Tenor)

    WILSON SEKORA - Must be able to play 16 and 36 years old. This character is of Indigenous background.


    TOMMY/TOM - Plays 13 year old student / 33 years old. Strong singer/actor. The character's background is Oji-Cree First Nations but we welcome submissions from any Indigenous background. 

    RITA - 50 year old. The character's background is Oji-Cree First Nations but we welcome submissions from any Indigenous background. Must be strong singer and actor. Must be able to sing and play a hand drum.

    SISTER BERNADETTE - 30s. Head nun, French Canadian and in charge of girl’s dorm. 

    VINCENT SEKORA - A 14 year old student, Wilson’s Brother. This character is of Indigenous background.

    JOANNA - A 14 year old student. This character is of Indigenous background.

    ELIZABETH - A 14 year old student. This character is of Indigenous background.



    By September 7, 2016
    -       Headshot
    -       Resume (with clear indication of union status)

    -       Those selected for an audition will be asked to prepare a scene from the show and asked to prepare one song of your choice.

    Thanks to all who submit; however, only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

    Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.




  • Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)
    Vancouver Fringe Festival presents the winner of the 2016 Fringe New Play Prize: The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine at the Waterfront Theatre September 9–18, 2016. The play is written and directed by GVPTA Producer Deneh’Cho Thompson. Deneh has been working with Playwrights Theatre Centre’s Kathleen Flaherty on the play, using studio sessions with theatre makers combined with research sessions and script meetings. This first version of The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine will open at the 2016 Vancouver Fringe this September.


    A difficult life. An impossible choice. The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine.

    A dystopic future, resources are depleted, overpopulation is destroying the earth. A militant government keeps people locked away in individual living quarters as the population continues to grow. The time of the culling is near. Stephanie, like so many others, has been confined since she was a child. She holds on dearly to the memories of her childhood, her mother and father. She is isolated and alone – until Wolverine appears.

    The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine is a story of reawakening and self-identity. By exploring the deceptive qualities of memory and the descriptive qualities of cultural identity this play hopes to uncover space to challenge prescribed identity and encourage the practice self-identifying.

    The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine was developed with support of DD Kugler, Playwrights Theatre Centre, and Full Circle: First Nations Performance.

    Cast & Crew: Written and directed by Deneh’Cho Thompson, The Girl Who Was Raised by Wolverine features Tai Amy Grauman as Stephanie, Jessica Hood as actor, John Cook as actor, Pedro Chamale (production manager), Kathleen Flaherty (dramaturge), Lindsay Lachance (dramaturge), Stefana Fratila (sound design) and Jenn Wilson (stage manager).



    The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street

    50 minutes / General Admission


    Friday, September 9, 2016 @ 6:45 pm – ½ Off!!

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 2:45 pm

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 7:40 pm

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 @ 5:10 pm

    Friday, September 16, 2016 @ 10:35 pm

    Sunday, September 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm


    ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT: Deneh’Cho Thompson is an emerging director, actor and playwright based in Vancouver. Deneh’s artistic practice uses devised theatre as its principal component, blurring the lines that define the roles of director, actor and writer. Recently Deneh travelled to Spain to perform in Tant per Tant's production of Marie Clements' Burning Vision, presented at Barcelona's Grec Festival. Additionally, Deneh is Associate Producer at Full Circle: First nations Performance and the Talking Stick Festival, and Producer at the Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance. In 2015 Deneh joined both the Full Circle First Nations Performance Ensemble and the Urban Ink Collective.

    For more information, check out this show's Facebook event page

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)
    Following the pilot launch of extended cycle operating assistance in 2015, and in response to recommendations and advice collected through the consultation phases of the BCAC Program Review, the BC Arts Council offers a new approach to operating funding for Arts and Cultural Service organizations. 

    Changes to the Operating Assistance Program

    The revised Operating Assistance Program allows eligible organizations to apply for operating support that extends over a longer funding cycle (two to four years), offering organizations the opportunity for increased planning capacity and predictability of funding while reducing the administrative burden of annual applications. 

    Starting with the September 30, 2016 deadline for applications, applicants to the Arts and Cultural Service Organizations operating program will apply for support for two projected years of activities instead of one. 

    The September 2016 submissions from Arts and Cultural Service organizations will receive a full peer review assessment and the grant amount will be based on the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.  

    For organizations placed on Extended Cycle Status resulting from the assessment of their application by the Advisory Committee, the grant amount will remain the same over the two-year cycle, as long as the BC Arts Council continues to receive the same allocations from the provincial government as it currently receives. You may not request an increase in support over the course of the funding cycle and you will not receive a decrease over the funding cycle. 

    For the second year of the two-year funding cycle, there will be no peer review assessment and arts and cultural service organizations will receive the established grant payment when they provide September 2017 updates to CADAC, financial statements for the last completed fiscal year and details on what activities are planned for the second year of support in the funding cycle, along with pertinent organizational and activity updates. 

    At the time of assessment of this year’s application, the Advisory Committee may also recommend some organizations be placed on Annual Status. Those organizations will be required to submit a full application for operating support for the second year of the 2-year funding cycle for Arts and Cultural Service Organizations. 

    By September 2018 a new funding cycle starts for Arts and Cultural Service Organizations, with a full application and assessment of all applications on projected activities for the following two, or perhaps three, fiscal years.

    The backgrounder document gives an overview of some of the changes that will take place to the Operating Assistance program.

    Arts and Cultural Service Operating Assistance Program Guidelines and Application forms are now available to download from the BC Arts Council website at     

    Introduction of Enhanced Capacity Assistance

    Also new this year is the introduction of Enhanced Capacity Assistance, a new approach designed to provide flexible, responsive, general funding to assist organizations supported through the BC Arts Council’s Operating Assistance program. This funding supports organizations to implement organizational change and embed strategic activities within operations without affecting base operating grant levels. 

    The program offers annual grants in set amounts of either $15,000 or $30,000 in each year of the Extended Funding Cycle within the BC Arts Council’s Operating Assistance program. Details on this new program are included as addenda to the Program Guidelines and Application Form for Operating Assistance – Arts and Cultural Service Organizations. Applications for Enhanced Capacity Assistance consist of a 2-page written proposal plus accompanying support material.  

    Applications for Enhanced Capacity Assistance may be submitted with Operating Assistance applications for the September 30 deadline, or may be sent under separate cover and received by an extended deadline of November 1, 2016. Applications for Enhanced Capacity Assistance sent under separate cover will be accepted by email to There is only one intake for this program within each Extended Funding Cycle; the next deadline for Enhanced Capacity Assistance for Arts and Cultural Service Organizations will therefore be in September 2018. 

    If you have concerns or questions, please contact your Program Officer:





  • Tuesday, August 23, 2016 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Largest tour of BC VQA wines in Vancouver at 12th annual Arts Club fundraiser

    On September 15, 2016, the Arts Club and the Wines of British Columbia are partnering for the 12th annual ChefmeetsBCGrape fundraising series, the largest tasting of BC VQA wines in Vancouver! The evening features more than 90 BC wineries pouring over 350 award-winning wines, with a multitude of restaurants pairing sweet and savoury dishes to show off the best in our region.   

    Last year’s runner-up for “Best BC VQA Pairing”, Torafuku Modern Asian Eatery returns to ChefmeetsBCGrape to compete against this year’s participating restaurants Chicha Restaurant, Coast Coal Harbour Hotel, Fable Kitchen, Grouse Mountain Resort, Hart House Restaurant, Lift Bar and Grill, Miradoro Restaurant, Provence Marinaside, Vancouver Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, and Westin Bayshore.  

    Restaurant creations will be paired with notable wines from Desert Hills Estate Winery, Misconduct Wine Co., Moon Curser Vineyards, and Quails’ Gate Winery, among others. 

    “We are excited to be partnering again with the Arts Club for our largest BC VQA wine and culinary consumer event of the year,” says Laura Kittmer, Media Relations Manager of the BC Wine Institute. “This event is a great opportunity for consumers to taste new releases from top BC wineries and experience the versatility of 100 per cent BC wine through exciting pairings created and prepared by some of Vancouver’s favourite restaurants.”  

    Silent auction featuring premium BC wines, luxury goods, and entertainment and travel packages. 

    As the Arts Club’s signature fall fundraiser, all proceeds from event ticket sales and auction packages go toward the development of new Canadian plays and staging world-class theatre created by Vancouver artists.  

    This event is sponsored by Royal LePage Sussex Klein Group, Konet, and Get Home Safe, in partnership with the British Columbia Wine Institute.                   

    WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7–9:30PM.

    WHERE: Vancouver Convention Centre East Building, Ballrooms A, B and C. 999 Canada Place.

    TICKETS: $90 tickets available at

    ($70 for groups of 10 or more – call the box office at 604.687.1644)



    The Arts Club Theatre Company, founded in 1964, is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Led by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd and Executive Director Peter Cathie White, it offers professional theatre at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre—as well as on tour throughout the province.



    Since 1990, the BCWI has played a pivotal role in taking BC’s wine industry from a vision to an internationally recognized niche region producing premium wines and providing exceptional wine tourism experiences. The BCWI markets the wine and regions of BC; delivers quality trade, media and consumer tastings; and acts as the voice of BC’s wine industry by advocating to government on behalf of industry that contributes $2 billion in provincial economic growth annually.  

    The BCWI represents all wineries in British Columbia to grow the premium market share for the Wines of British Columbia, while driving awareness of our world-class wines and tourism product—currently drawing 800,000 visitors with $476 million in tourism and tourism employment related economic impact every year. For more information about BC Wine Institute's programs and services, please visit:








  • Monday, August 22, 2016 2:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)
    Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to be holding open auditions for its November production of Little Women on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s administration and rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford. The audition is open to all community performers ages 16 – 70. 

    Adapted from the novel by Louisa M. Alcott by Peter Clapham, audiences will experience the classic story anew as they follow the childhood adventures of the March sisters. Set during the American Civil War, Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy make the most of their humble childhood despite the hardships they face.

    As the girls deal with adversity, sibling rivalry, and malady, each sister begins to discover a unique sense of meaning and purpose in life and slowly blossom in to adults. Humour, insight and pathos abound in this endearing re-telling of the classic novel.

    “We’re excited to be bringing this beloved classic to our stage,” explains Ken Hildebrandt, executive/artistic director for Gallery 7 Theatre. “The show promises to be a heart-warming and entertaining experience for audiences and a great opportunity for actors of all ages to showcase their acting talents.”

    Little Women will run November 11 & 12 , 16 - 19, 2016 @ 7:30 PM with discount matinees on Nov. 12 & 19 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence the week of September 12 and the production will be directed by Beth Gasser.

    To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the audition. 

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2016 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    National and Local Mainstage, and Site-Specific Programming

    Upintheair Theatre is now accepting applications for the 2017 rEvolver Theatre Festival. rEvolver will be presented at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (The Cultch) May 24 – June 4, 2017.

    We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse companies and artists from across Canada to have their work considered for presentation. Upintheair is particularly interested in original productions with running times of 50-90 minutes but any running time will be considered by the jury.

    DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: September 16, 2016 (Postmarked)

    Download the full application form:


    About the Festival:

    rEvolver is incubator of new work with a focus on formal innovation, supporting emerging professional theatre makers and more experienced creators at transformative junctions in their careers. The Festival presents adventurous, high energy, and sophisticated new work, bringing audiences the full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, staged readings of work-in-progress, and in-depth discussions with artists.

    rEvolver has a broad and inclusive definition of “emerging”, ranging from recent graduates to more experienced professionals attempting to grow or transform their practice significantly, such as those seeking to establish a national touring practice, or embarking on a transformative artistic journey.

    The festival features primarily new Canadian work, although we welcome submissions from companies wishing to premiere re-interpretations of existing works. In particular, we encourage work that takes risks, that is reflective of diverse voices and experiences, that is creative and has a clear artistic vision. At the same time, we will be looking for work that is accessible and engaging to audiences.

    We strive to offer presentations that appeal to a variety of demographics and reflect cultural and artistic diversity. We invite emerging professional artists of all ages, abilities, cultural practices, ethnicities, socio-economic status, genders, religions, and sexual orientations to apply to participate in the festival.


    rEvolver Theatre Festival will provide successful companies with:

    §  Performance guarantee, festival tickets, and box-office split

    §  Venue equipped  with  festival  lighting  and  sound  at  The  Cultch

    §  Venue technician and technical support from the Festival Technical Staff

    §  Festival advertising and marketing including website, brochure, and press releases

    §  Advance and at-door box office services

    §  Front of House services

    §  Shared use of the Test Kitchen rehearsal space at Playwrights Theatre Centre

    § Free participation in Block P Independent Producing Workshop (6×2-hour sessions), including mentoring from festival staff and theatre professionals to enable successful production and promotion of their work.

    § For National Companies only: assistance with travel costs (NOTE: submissions must be 400km or farther geographically from Vancouver to be considered National Companies).



  • Monday, August 15, 2016 5:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Who’s Tommy

    Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff


    Renegade Arts Company

    Director: Chris Lam, Choreographer: Anna Kuman, Musical Director: Adam Da Ros,

    Producer: Jim Buckshon



    Based on the iconic 1969 rock concept album, The Who’s Tommy is an exhilarating story of hope, healing and the human spirit. The story of the pinball-playing, deaf, dumb and blind boy who triumphs over his adversities has inspired, amazed and puzzled audiences for more than 40 years.  After witnessing the accidental murder of his mother’s lover by his father, Tommy is traumatized into catatonia and, as the boy grows, he suffers abuse at the hands of his sadistic relatives and neighbors. As an adolescent, he’s discovered to have an uncanny knack for playing pinball and, when his mother finally breaks through his catatonia, he becomes an international pinball superstar.



    Date: September 10 (10-6pm) and September 13 (6-10pm); Callbacks September 17 (10-6 pm)

    Audition Address: Renegade Studios- 125 E 2nd Ave

    Please email, mail or drop off your resume and headshot. 
    Mail or Drop off:
    c/o Renegade Arts Co.
    506-402 West Pender Street
    Vancouver, BC  V6B 1T6


    This is a Non-equity/Equity Production. Equity actors will be engaged under the Artist Collective Policy. There will be an honorarium.

    Please prepare two pop/rock songs (one uptempo and one ballad). Bring sheet music in the correct key and in a binder. Accompanist will be provided for you.

    • The callbacks will require you to dress appropriately for a movement/dance call.
    • Rehearsals will start last week of September (Three days a week; Tuesday (evenings), Thursdays (evenings), and Sunday (daytime); Tech days Oct 30-Nov 2
    • Renegade is an equal opportunity company and encourages submissions from actors of all cultural backgrounds
    • You will be notified if you have been offered a part by Sept 20.
    • Contact: For more information please direct emails to



    November 3-19, 2016

    The Shop Theatre, 125 East 2nd Ave, Vancouver BC



    Mrs. Walker

    A weary middle-class woman. Mrs. Walker is tired and frustrated from trying to care for and cure Tommy. Tommy’s mother and Captain Walker’s wife.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 25 to 35

    Vocal range top: D6

    Vocal range bottom: G3


    Captain Walker

    A former soldier with lingering guilt. He murders his wife’s lover after coming back from a POW camp, resulting in Tommy’s trauma-induced blindness, deafness, and dumbness. Father to Tommy and husband to Mrs. Walker.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 25 to 40

    Vocal range top: C#5

    Vocal range bottom: F3


    Uncle Ernie

    A lecherous, drunken bachelor. Ernie molests a young Tommy and later runs a children’s camp seeking to profit from Tommy’s popularity. Mrs. Walker’s brother and Tommy’s uncle.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 25 to 45

    Vocal range top: Bb4

    Vocal range bottom: G2



    An embittered young genius stricken deaf, dumb, and blind after a childhood trauma. Tommy discovers that he is a natural master of pinball, and later becomes a cult-like hero figure to masses enthralled by his story. Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker’s son.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 18 to 30

    Vocal range top: B4

    Vocal range bottom: Db3


    Cousin Kevin

    A bully with sadistic tendencies. Tortures his cousin, Tommy, when they’re young and later seizes the opportunity to profit from Tommy’s success.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 18 to 25

    Vocal range top: B4

    Vocal range bottom: Ab2



    A brazen drug dealer and prostitute. Tommy’s parents bring him to the Gypsy to experiment with unusual cures.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 25 to 35

    Vocal range top: F5

    Vocal range bottom: G3


    The Specialist

    A doctor with modern ideas about how to cure Tommy. Tommy’s parents hire him in their desperation to find any cure for their son.

    Gender: Male

    Age: 25 to 45

    Vocal range top: F4

    Vocal range bottom: G#3


    Sally Simpson

    A bold, sensitive, and excitable teenybopper. Sally develops a fan crush on Tommy and rushes the stage to be close to him.

    Gender: Female

    Age: 15 to 18

    Vocal range top: D5

    Vocal range bottom: F3



    Soldiers; Nurses; Harlots; Lads And Lasses; Guards; Reporters (ages 18-40)

    Tommy (4 year old)

    4 year old version of Tommy (ages  6-8, Male or Female)

    Tommy (10 year old)

    10 year old version of Tommy (10-16, Male)



  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 2:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Gateway Theatre is a welcoming and inclusive regional theatre for Richmond and its surrounding communities. Encouraging participation and cultural diversity, we strive for excellence and leadership in the development and production of live professional theatre and programs that connect the community.

    Position Summary

    The Operations Manager oversees facility operations, including building maintenance, audience services and rental events. In addition, he or she works with the Executive Director on the administrative aspects of Gateway’s productions and presentations.  The position has three direct staff reports and 6+ indirect reports. The position is permanent, full-time with benefits.  Hours of work are office hours (9 am to 5 pm) with occasional evenings and weekends.



    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Operations Manager will:

    -          Manage facility operations (excluding production facilities & resources) and act as primary City of Richmond liaison with respect to the physical facility

    -          Work with the Executive Director on the contractual, administrative and financial aspects of Gateway productions and presentations

    -          Plan the rentals strategy in alignment with Gateway’s strategic priorities and take an active role in business development

    -          Develop and manage the department’s annual budget

    -          Establish department goals in alignment with Gateway’s overall strategies and objectives

    -          Recruit, supervise, evaluate and develop department staff

    -          Participate as a member of the Management Team


    Experience & Qualifications

    -          At least 5 years’ performing arts administration experience

    -          An understanding of theatre operations, budgeting and producing is preferred

    -          Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

    -          Strong verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills

    -          Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

    -          Proven ability to manage others and delegate work

    -          A collaborative, innovative and flexible approach to work


    To Apply

    Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to Camilla Tibbs

    Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and request that any required accommodations be noted in cover letters. We thank all applicants, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.


    Deadline for applications: 5pm Aug 26, 2016.


    For more information:

  • Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Royal City Musical Theatre, for its 28th production will be producing ANYTHING GOES. They are seeking strong singers, actors and dancers for this production.



    Company: Royal City Musical Theatre
    Playwright: Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
    Director: Valerie Easton
    Music Director: James Bryson

    Production Dates: April 6-22, 2017
    Auditions: September 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2016

    Callbacks: October 1 and 2, 2016


    Rehearsals: Wednesday & Thursday Evenings and Sunday daytime, beginning January 2017

    Roles Auditioning for: We will be auditioning for all roles (see character breakdown below)



    TO BOOK A SINGING AUDITION: please go to their Appointments Page

    In attendance: Director Valerie Easton and Music Director James Bryson

    Audition Location: Auditions to be held at the Massey Theatre, 735 – 8th Avenue, New Westminster

    In addition to your private singing audition, you will attend a dance call at either:

    Sunday, September 18 10:30 a.m. OR Sunday, September 25 at 10:30 a.m.

    For questions please contact:


    NOTE – Please come prepared with 2 songs from the classical musical theatre repertoire, ideally one up-tempo and one ballad (you may only sing one depending on time).

    Please bring character and tap and jazz shoes for the dance call.



    RENO SWEENEY – Female

    • A charismatic nightclub singer and former evangelist, she is clever, funny, persuasive and extremely confident.
    • Strong singing and dancing required.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Alto/Belt.



    • Four (4) backup singers/dancers in Reno’s act, they are showgirls with pizzazz and personality.
    • All roles require strong singing and dancing skills.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Various.



    • A beautiful heiress with a strong sense of duty, she is willing to sacrifice love and marry to satisfy her mother’s wishes.
    • Strong singing and dancing required.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Soprano.



    • A young businessman who is in love with Hope, he charismatic and charming.
    • Strong singing required and should be able to dance or move well.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Baritone/Tenor.



    • Hope’s energetic, quirky, and good-natured aristocratic fiancé.
    • English accent, strong singing and the ability to move well also required.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Baritone.



    • Hope’s overbearing mother who is mainly concerned with money and social status.
    • Sings with ensemble.



    • A loveable gangster who is also loyal and willing to go the distance for a friend.
    • Requires strong comic timing, plus the ability to sing and move well.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Baritone.


    ERMA LATOUR – Female

    • A playful, independent, impulsive, and loveably clueless “dame” – a typical 1920’s “gun moll” with a ‘Joisey’ accent.
    • Strong singing and dancing.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Mezzo/Belt.



    • A successful Wall Street banker who is nearsighted and thinks he is always right.
    • Ability to move well is a plus.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Baritone



    • Captain of the S. S. American.
    • Ability to move well is a plus.
    • VOCAL RANGE: Baritone.



    • Passengers, stowaways, and members of the crew of the S.S. American.
    • All must sing and move well.
    • Various roles will be cast from the ensemble.


    For more information:

  • Thursday, August 11, 2016 2:00 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)
    The Canada Council for the Arts is accepting applications from established or mid-career arts managers interested in professional development or mentorship opportunities. The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management offer up to two distinct awards of $10,000 annually.

    Established through a donation of $1 million from The Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation to the Canada Council for the Arts, the awards recognize outstanding established and mid-career arts managers in Canadian professional arts organizations. Arts managers from any artistic discipline supported by the Canada Council may apply for the awards, which are intended for professional development, mentoring and related purposes.

    There are two distinct awards:

    • The Professional Development and Renewal award allows an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager to take part in a short-term, recognized program, seminar or workshop for professional renewal and revitalization.
    • The Mentorship award allows an exceptional mid-career arts manager who is seeking to acquire different knowledge, experience and skills to be mentored by an outstanding established or mid-career arts manager.

    The John Hobday Awards in Arts Management are intended for professional development of individual arts managers and not for direct assistance to arts organizations.

    Deadline: September 30, 2016

    Prize Amount: Two awards of $10,000 each may be given annually.

    Eligibility: Note that meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee that you will receive an award.

    General eligibility criteria for both awards:

    Organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards. To be eligible, you must:

    • be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. You do not need to be living in Canada when you apply.
    • have a minimum of 10 years’ experience (not necessarily continuous years) as a professional arts manager
    • have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)

    Specific eligibility criteria for the Mentorship award:

    For the Mentorship award, you and your mentor must be employed by different Canadian, professional arts organizations. In addition, the mentor must:

    • be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    • have significant expertise in arts management in one or more of the seven disciplines funded by the Canada Council (dance, music, theatre, media arts, visual arts, writing and publishing, and/or inter-arts)
      • be working full time in a Canadian, professional arts organization
      • be an established or mid-career arts manager
      • have submitted all overdue final reports to the Canada Council.


    The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.


    More information:

    Sarah Brown, Program Officer
    Prizes Section

    1 800 263 5588 (toll-free) or 613 566 4414, ext. 6004

    Check out the complete Program Guidelines and/or

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