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Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to be holding open auditions for its final production of their 2016/2017 Be Transformed! Season. Auditions for Enchanted April are set for Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Avenue, Abbotsford. The audition is open to all community performers ages 18 to 75.
Set in 1922, two frustrated English housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy to escape their bleak, predictable lives and recruit two very different English women to share in the cost and experience. Among the wisteria blossoms and gorgeous Mediterranean sunshine, all four begin to re-discover themselves in ways they didn’t expect, and gain new perspective on what’s most important in their lives.
Described by the Los Angeles Times as “a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday” and a “magical triumph”, Enchanted April will be directed by Trinity Western University professor, Kate Muchmore Woo. Woo is a director with credits from around the United States and BC including The Women of Lockerbie (Lock and Key Theatre), Twelfth Night for TWU SAMC Theatre, and Crime & Punishment for Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions. Kate has a MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
“We’re very excited to welcome Kate to our theatre,” says Gallery 7 Theatre’s Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “She will bring a tremendous amount of talent and expertise to this production, and I think audiences will enjoy a transformative and entertaining theatre experience as a result.”
Enchanted April will run May 19 – 20, 24 – 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM with discount matinees on May 20 & 27 at 2:00 PM, at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford.
Rehearsals will start the week of March 27.
Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the audition.
To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit gallery7theatre.com.
The City of Surrey Arts Services Division is seeking a qualified part-time Assistant Technical Director (ATD) for the Surrey Civic Theatres (SCT). Providing the focal point for the performing arts in Surrey, the Civic Theatres are comprised of three performance spaces:
The Surrey Arts Centre’s 405-seat Main Stage is a traditional proscenium stage and fly gallery located at Surrey Arts Centre. The theatre is the principle rental space for performing arts groups from Surrey and its surrounding communities.
The 129-seat Studio Theatre was completed in 2002, as part of a larger renovation project at the Surrey Arts Centre. Characterized as a black box theatre, the seating is fully retractable, which allows for a wide range of configurations and uses, from traditional theatre settings to cabaret style performances and meetings.
Centre Stage, which opened its doors in April 2014, is located in the Council Chambers at Surrey’s new City Hall. The space can be converted from the Council meeting space into a 200-seat performance theatre complete with state of the art sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment and raised stage area.
Reporting directly to the SCT Technical Director (TD), the Assistant Technical Director (ATD) will:
Work with a skilled team of theatre professionals in the facilitation of all aspects of technical production work for the SCT
Assist the TD with basic administrative duties, routine inventory and maintenance on the theatre’s technical equipment and systems
Be responsible for assisting with production, venue and site coordination for the Surrey International Children’s Festival (SICF)
Oversee, document and implement routine maintenance on the City’s Public Art (PA) Collection
The successful candidate will have:
A diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution, supplemented by at least 2 years related experience in performing arts production or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience.
Strong attention to detail, high functioning time management skills, the ability to multitask and work safely and effectively with staff and community members, and build relationships with new and existing SCT patrons
Effective and tactful communication skills are a must for this position as well as demonstrated initiative, a positive attitude, and strong customer relations
Proficiency with basic computer programs i.e. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word) is required.
Applicants must have a valid BC driver’s license, Emergency First Aid certificate with CPR, and scissor lift certification. Hours and days of work will vary and will include weekends and evenings. Flexibility in scheduling will be required.
Application deadline is March 20, 2017
For more information and to apply: surreycareers.ca
Are you an actor between the ages of 18 and 25?
A message from Mitch and Murray Productions Artistic Director Aaron Craven:
It's with great pleasure that I announce our fourth presentation of an acting scholarship for young actors. This scholarship, consisting of acting training and mentorship at our Working Actors Gym, will be presented to a deserving actor under the age of 25.
I created this award in the interest of giving back to my industry and I decided to name it in honor of my brother Trevor Craven, who passed away in a car accident in 1986 at the age of 15. Trevor was an outstanding athlete, an honour roll student and a well-known young man in my hometown of North Vancouver.
The first three scholarships have been given out over two years to very deserving young actors Jerome Yoo, Aaron Paul Stewart and Julie Leung.
The award will consist of an eight-week block of classes, once weekly. I also provide career mentorship as part of the scholarship. More details on my teaching background, career and theatre company can be found at mitchandmurrayproductions.com
The scholarship is open to actors between the ages of 18-25 who have had previous acting training and/or professional acting experience.
To apply, please the send the following materials to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- A photo and resume
- A one page letter in DOC or PDF format. Tell us a bit about your background, what you know of our company and why you think you're a good candidate for the scholarship.
The current application deadline is March 22, 2017.
Thank you in advance to all the applicants.
In response to the retirement announcement by Artistic Managing Director Bill Millerd, the Arts Club is seeking an experienced and visionary theatre artist to join the company as Artistic Director. The Artistic Director will create and execute a vision that engages, challenges, and inspires diverse audiences. He/she is responsible for artistic programming, hiring directors, casting, and technical operations. In addition, the Artistic Director supports the administrative operations of the Company.
The successful candidate is a passionate and collaborative theatre artist with experience setting and executing the artistic direction of a not-for-profit professional theatre company. He/she has progressive leadership experience, and experience as an Artistic Director within a mid-size or large regional theatre environment in Canada.
Alexander Whitehead Executive Search is leading the campaign to identify the next Artistic Director of the Arts Club. For more information, email: ArtsClubAD@alexanderwhitehead.com.
Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.
More information: artsclub.com
ABOUT ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY
Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Arts Club Theatre Company is the largest, year-round non-commercial professional theatre company operating in Canada. The Arts Club produces classic and contemporary international theatre on three stages in Vancouver and across British Columbia through its annual touring season. The Arts Club is a national leader in new Canadian play development.
Does your arts and culture organization need a well-equipped venue to produce a cultural event?
The City of Vancouver's Theatre Rental Grant program offers financial assistance to Vancouver-based, professional, non-profit arts and cultural organizations to rent the centrally-located Vancouver Civic Theatres.
Eligible organizations may apply for this grant to rent:
THEATRE RENTAL GRANT INFORMATION
Detailed information about organization and event eligibility, and permitted use of grant funds are available in the 2017/ 2018 Theatre Rental Grant Guidelines published online at: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/theatre-rental-grant-program.aspx.
In order to be eligible to apply for financial assistance, you must be:
In the past, grants have paid for:
Theatre Rental Grants have some restrictions around their use. Not all types of events or event expenses can be funded. Be informed before applying by referring to the published guidelines.
HOW TO APPLY
Read the information guide: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/theatre-rental-grant-program.aspx.
The information guide has details about:
There are two steps in this process and TWO DEADLINES:
1. Contact the Vancouver Civic Theatres TRG Administrator to check on venue availability and confirm your venue dates by March 3, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
2. Contact TRG Administrator to confirm your organization's eligibility. If your group and project are eligible, we will email you an invitation to apply online. The completed application form must be submitted by April 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm
Contact the staff that oversees Theatre Rentals. Questions must be received in advance of the deadlines.
Visit the web page at Vancouver.ca
Arts Club Theatre Company is looking to hire for three positions:
· Assistant Stage / Fit-up Carpenter (Part-time regular)
· 2nd Electrician (Part-time regular)
· Production Assistant (Full-time regular)
All of these positions require someone who has excellent communication skills and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be flexible in outlook and approach to the position and be diplomatic in all possible dealings with other staff, crews, cast, stage managers, volunteers, and suppliers.
An overview of each position is below.
Deadline for all applications: March 10, 2017
Applicants are invited to submit their resumes with a cover letter for the specific position they’re applying for, and references to:
Ms. Teddy Forsyth, Human Resources
203-162 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5Y 0H6
We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Part-Time Regular Assistant Stage / Fit-up Carpenter
This position is part-time under an IATSE 118 agreement and will work under the supervision of the Technical Director of the Production Shop in pre-production and the Technical Directors for the Arts Club venues on installs. Hours of employment will be as required. This part-time permanent position is expected to start on or around April 3, 2017.
Duties will include, but not limited to:
· Set construction in scene shop
· Assist with set fit up and tear down in the production shop
· Supervise and assist with fit up and strike in different Arts Club venues and attend to notes
· Supervise and assist with truck loading/ unloading
· Advise and assist with on-going stage & scenery maintenance
· At least 2 years’ experience as a stage technician
· Able to work at heights / climb ladders
· Able to repeatedly lift, push or maneuver heavy loads, either alone or with assistance from others
· Valid BC Driver’s License, able to drive a 5 ton truck
Preference may be given to persons holding additional certificates for one, or all of the following;
Supervisor Safety, WHMIS, 1st Aid, a valid B.C. driver’s license, LPEC, Pyrotechnic and/or Firearms certificate
This position is for our venues: the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage and Goldcorp Stage. The 2nd Electrician will work under the supervision of the venue Technical Director and will be assisting the Head Electricians and Venue Techs. The 2nd Electrician may be asked to step in and lead the crew through the hang, focus, level sessions and show runs as well as acting in the same capacity for the Sound department on smaller shows. This is a Part-Time Regular position under the IATSE 118 agreement; employment will be as required, depending on the specific demands of respective productions. This is a new position and we are looking to have the selected candidate start on April 3, 2017.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
Preference will be given for the following:
This position is full time under an IATSE 118 agreement and will work under the supervision of the Production Secretary and the Technical Director team. Hours of employment will be generally Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm. Occasional weekend, early morning and evening hours may be required.
The successful candidate will be familiar with the different aspects of a professional theatre company, and will have some technical theatre knowledge. This is a new position and we are looking to have the selected candidate start on April 3, 2017.
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
· Pick up and deliver daily show laundry, equipment and supplies for each of the production departments
· Drive the various company vehicles, including rental vehicles
· Purchase production materials
· Assist in the prop, scenery, paint & costume departments, as well as with stage crews and overall maintenance, as needed
· Assist with rehearsal hall setup and strike
· Pick up and deliver items for other departments, as needed
· Valid class 4 BC Driver’s License, able to drive a 5 ton truck
· Clean Drivers Abstract
· Be Bondable
· Valid passport with ability to enter into the United States of America
Preference may be given to persons with knowledge of Metro Vancouver and parts of the lower mainland and those holding additional certificates for one, or all of the following; WHMIS, 1st Aid, Pyrotechnic, possession of a current PAL license.
This is a very physical job with lots of heavy lifting and the ability to climb stairs.
For more details about all of these positions, please see artsclub.com
ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY
The Arts Club Theatre Company is Western Canada’s largest professional theatre company. Now in its 53rd season, this non-profit charitable organization produces and presents year-round at three venues—the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Granville Island Stage, and Goldcorp Stage—as well as on tour throughout the province. We have a fully equipped Production Facility located on Granville Island.
The City of Surrey’s Parks, Recreation & Culture Department is currently looking for an enthusiastic Patron Development Specialist (Community Services Assistant 5 - Auxiliary) to work within the Arts Services Division for Surrey Civic Theatres (SCT) at the Surrey Arts Centre.
Reporting to the Programming Coordinator, the SCT Patron Development Specialist will provide important marketing and patron relations support for the SCT professional programming and facility rental operations. The Patron Development Specialist will develop reporting systems and marketing initiatives for the SCT to assist in developing audiences and building patron loyalty. This includes creating comparison reports on promotions, tracking and analysing ticket sales and facility rentals, introducing and monitoring patron development initiatives for audiences and rental clients, and making recommendations for improving loyalty based on patron data.
The successful candidate will have a degree/diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution with course work in arts administration, or a related field and possess at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience in performing arts marketing and communications. Essential skills include strong attention to detail, high functioning time management skills, the ability to multitask and work effectively with staff and community members, and build relationships with new and existing SCT patrons. Effective and tactful communication skills are a must for this position as well as demonstrated initiative, a positive attitude, and strong customer relations. The successful candidate will require a sound knowledge of standard office equipment and basic software applications related to the work performed, including industry box office data management and/or CRM software and an advanced proficiency with Excel.
This position requires the applicant to accommodate the flexible needs of the SCT. Days of work and hours will vary according to the demands of the SCT schedule.
The deadline for applications is March 10, 2017
Following a staff gathering to unveil his 2017–2018 season of programming, Bill Millerd announced that the organization’s 54th season will be his final as Artistic Managing Director.
“I feel blessed to have served the Arts Club for 45 years,” says Millerd. “An incredible amount of growth has happened in our organization over these years, and I’m proud of each of our successes since our humble beginnings at the Seymour Street location. All three of our stages have been built or revived during my tenure, and our focus on premiering Canadian work and engaging new audiences remains a top priority. It’s the right time to welcome new artistic leadership to this thriving organization alongside Executive Director Peter Cathie White, who will provide continuity for our committed staff, board of directors, and artists.”
The search for an artistic director begins immediately. It will be led by Alexander Whitehead Executive Search in consultation with Cathie White and the Arts Club’s Board Chair Bruce Flexman.
Cathie White says, “Bill Millerd has been the heart of the Arts Club for 45 years, and I have enjoyed immensely the time that I have had the privilege of working with him. He stewarded this theatre company from being a 150-seat venue to what it is today—Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. With year-round programming on three stages, an annual 3-show tour, and a wealth of community, education, training, and new-play development programs, the Arts Club is a vibrant company that contributes much to the culture of this community, and this country. Although I will miss working with Bill, I look forward to our continuing the work of this amazing company with a new artistic director.”
“Bill has contributed so much to Canadian culture during his tenure at the Arts Club,” adds Flexman, “Especially with over 20% of every production the Arts Club has staged in his 45 years with us being premieres of new Canadian plays or musicals. He leaves a company that is artistically innovative, financially sustainable, with a growing endowment. Looking to the future, Peter and I are keen to receive input from the community on the values and qualities they believe are important in an artistic director. To do so, we are soliciting feedback on our website that can inform the process of finding the candidate best suited to the needs of our organization and the communities we serve.”
Millerd’s final season reinforces the Arts Club’s commitment to new Canadian work, with three new Canadian plays: Thanks for Giving, by Governor General’s Award–winning playwright Kevin Loring; Forget About Tomorrow, by Jill Daum (Mom’s the Word); and Me and You by Melody Anderson. Two recent hit premieres will see encore productions: Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty and Onegin, by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille. The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage continues to stage Canadian premieres of recent Broadway hits (The Humans), popular musicals (Mamma Mia!, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,), West End sensations (King Charles III), and North American epics like the hilarious Jitters by David French, and the gripping conclusion to Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika.
Read Bill Millerd’s retirement announcement at artsclub.com
Arts Club Theatre Company’s 2017–2018 Season
STANLEY INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE STAGE
Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika By Tony Kushner September 7–October 8, 2017
King Charles III By Mike Bartlett October 19–November 19, 2017
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton December 7, 2017–January 7, 2018
Jitters By David French January 25–February 25, 2018
The Humans By Stephen Karam March 22–April 22, 2018
Mamma Mia! Book by Catherine Johnson, Music and Lyrics by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Anderson May 10– July 8, 2018
GRANVILLE ISLAND STAGE
Thanks for Giving* By Kevin Loring October 5–November 4, 2017
Onegin** Book, Music, and Lyrics by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille November 23–December 31, 2017
Fun Home Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron February 8–March 10, 2018
Misery By William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King April 5–May 5, 2018
Once By Enda Walsh June 14–July 29, 2018
GOLDCORP STAGE AT THE BMO THEATRE CENTRE
The Day Before Christmas** By Stacey Kaser and Alison Kelly November 16–December 24, 2017
Topdog/Underdog By Susan-Lori Parks January 18–February 11, 2018
Forget About Tomorrow* By Jill Daum March 1–25, 2018
Me and You* By Melody Anderson April 12– May6, 2018
ON TOUR: BRITISH COLUMBIA
Mom’s the Word 3: Nest ½ Empty** By the Mom’s the Word Collective October 5–November 16, 2017
Misery By William Goldman, based on the novel by Stephen King January 4–February 8, 2018
Show #3 TBA
ON TOUR: WESTERN CANADA
Onegin** Book, Music, and Lyrics by Amiel Gladstone and Veda Hille Dates to be announced
Titles and performance dates subject to change.
**Second production of an Arts Club premiere
For more information: artsclub.com
ABOUT THE ARTS CLUB
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.
This is skilled technical and supervisory work in coordinating the provision of a wide range of stage services for a variety of clients utilizing the Shadbolt Centre and/or its technical resources and personnel. The Production and Technical Services Coordinator advises clients on a variety of matters such as lighting, sound, set installation/removal, scheduling and operational procedures; oversees the provision of services by subordinates; is required to assist in the recruitment of, and direction of the work of subordinate staff engaged in technical duties; develops and recommends new or revised policies and procedures related to operational matters; prepares cost estimates for budgeting or repair purposes and arranges for the repair and maintenance of equipment used; maintains a variety of records and files and performs related work as required. The ideal candidate will have exceptional written and verbal communication skills and will exercise considerable independence of action and judgement, while policy matters are referred to and work performance is reviewed by a superior.
Completion of a diploma in a field related to the work plus considerable theatre stage management, technical direction and/or production management experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. The successful candidate must have a sound knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, materials, tools and equipment used in the operation and administration of a Municipal theatre complex; policies, codes and regulations governing theatrical operations as well as hazards and safety precautions and technical stage requirements for a variety of productions. Ability to advise, assist and direct subordinates; develop and implement recommendations; plan, assign, direct and participate in the work of auxiliary staff; effectively deal with internal and external contacts; work irregular hours and meet deadlines under pressure. A Valid Driver's License for the Province of British Columbia.
SALARY RANGE: $4,531–4,718–4,914–5,116–5,333/month (Pay Grade 20)
STATUS: Regular Full Time
SCHEDULE: 70 hours bi-weekly
SPECIAL NOTES: Subject to note “T” of the Inside Collective Agreement.
Please submit your application online at burnaby.ca by 4:45 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
For more information: Burnaby.ca/careers
FROM ART TO ACTION: Building Anti-Racist Solidarity and Allyship Skills for Artists & Arts Organizations
From Art to Action is a two-day Anti-Racism workshop for artists and arts organizations – March 4 and 5, 2017. Highlighting the ways People of Colour (POC) move through the world impacted by systemic and interpersonal racism, this workshop will provide context and skills for arts practitioners and administrators to practice empathetic and proactive allyship. Together, we will work to understand how dominant social power dynamics play out in artistic communities, and how we can work individually and together towards undoing these dynamics and fostering an arts culture where people of colour are reflected, represented and centred.
Why this workshop is needed for artists and arts communities:
In the last few years, the lack of representation for folks who are indigenous, black, and people of colour in our local and broader arts communities has been called to the front of the room innumerable times. Many of these conversations end stalled, with folks feeling like they don't know how to address the racial inequities in their workplaces, communities and arts practices.
Anti-racism work and undoing white supremacy is even more urgent in these devastating times for racialized communities; and this rise in white supremacist power has not come out of nowhere. As artists and arts organizers we are implicated, not separated, from the world around us. Our work must move beyond the languages of diversity and inclusion, to confront and address the impacts of our creative practices and the ways in which power and access operate inside/outside our organizations. As artists, we have an empowered responsibility to adjust and amplify our voices to push back against violence and oppression; not only for justice, but for the joy and challenge of creating and uplifting important, nuanced, complex stories.
This workshop is designed for:
· Professional Artists & Arts Organizations of all racial and ethnic identities and across all arts practices
· Artists and Arts Organizers aware of the inequities within their professions and organizations, and need support to address them
· Artists and Arts Organizations who want to participate in anti-racism training
· Artists and Arts Organizations who desire to create and support representative, challenging work and programming for diverse audiences
Where: Progress Lab, 1422 William St, Vancouver
When: 10am-4pm, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, 2017
(Please note that this is a TWO-day workshop and participants are required to commit to both days)
Cost: $125-$175 sliding scale*
We are able to offer group discounts to smaller companies sending several members to participate. Please contact us if you would like to attend as a group.
*Sliding scale suggests that you pay according to what is affordable to you within the suggested range. Folks making a living wage are encouraged to pay the full amount. If cost is a barrier or you have further questions on how much you can or want to pay, please be in touch with the organizers.
How to Register: See THIS REGISTRATION FORM
We have space for up to 16 participants. Register early to guarantee your spot!
Accessibility Info: Check the website link below for full accessibility details.
About the facilitators:
Anoushka Ratnarajah is a mixed race (Tamil Sri Lankan and white) queer femme, and an artist and organizer. She was born and raised on unceded Coast Salish Territories (Tsawwassen Nation). As a mixed race person from settler/immigrant histories, Anoushka works from a place of unlearning and re-learning the complex histories that dictate the ways in which we move through the world. She believes in the power of storytelling as a way to heal and create new futures where we can breathe deep.
lee williams boudakian (uses they, them, theirs pronouns) is a queer, non-binary trans, Armenian-Liverpudlian mixie with familial ties to Lebanon, Syria, what is current-day southeastern Turkey, and Liverpool, England. Born in Scarborough General Hospital and having moved many times, lee currently works as an interdisciplinary artist, writer, producer and facilitator based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. Current love projects include Kalik, ShapeShift Arts, and The HyePhen Mag. lee arrives at the work they do as acts of resistance, world&future visioning, and celebration towards liberation and healing.
Contact: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact: email@example.com
More information: shapeshiftarts.com
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