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The Only Animal is developing SLIME, a new play from Bryony Lavery. Directed by Kendra Fanconi, SLIME takes place just slightly in the future set at a climate change conference where student interns act as translators for marine animals who are participating in the conference.
7 non-equity roles for actors 19 - 25, or can play those ages. Please do not apply if you are a member of a union, Equity or UBCP.
We are interested in hiring underrepresented communities and cast for cultural diversity. The Only Animal invites application from trans or gender non-binary actors for all roles.
Workshop Dates: August 8 – 12, 2017
All roles are paid. Please do not apply if you have conflicts during May/June of next year, 2018. Those cast for the workshop will be top consideration for the co-production May/June of 2018, in Banff and Vancouver as well as for development work in the interim.
These roles contain vocal challenges of learning and performing the languages of animals:
COCO: female, had failed one night stand with EV which makes her angry, frog translator. Also plays an adult (Georgia Mulhouse, military general)
BARB: top student, falls in love with OLA, otter and sea lion translator
OLA: falls in love with BARB, Sea bird translator. Also plays an adult (the elderly and frail, Dr. Meredith Lander)
EV: male, IT guy, a self-starter, a traitor, speaks enough polar bear to get by
FREZZLE: male, dolphin translator, can’t find a mate. Also plays an adult (Corporate Suit, Brian Talbot)
These roles contain physical challenges of performing languages of fish and other animals:
GODFREY: male, dance major, gay, fish translator. Also plays an adult (scientist Neville Liddy, geeky SLIME expert)
DUMBO: female, dance major, has taken a vow of silence to listen to what animals have to say. This actress is physically innovative and will invent sign language to translate for animals who communicate visually.
Please submit headshot and resume by EMAIL ONLY to email@example.com by June 21, 2017. Please save files with your FULL NAME in the document title.
Script available upon request.
The Only Animal thanks you in advance for all submissions, we will only contact parties we are interested in.
The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 53rd season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.
We are seeking a full-time, in-house Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer is an integral member of the Marketing Department, responsible for the creation of a variety of ephemera within a lively and deadline-driven environment. Reporting to the Publications and Communications Manager, the Graphic Designer collaborates with a core team to conceive and execute engaging print and web assets. The Graphic Designer also assists in developing strategies to maximize potential theatre audiences.
The successful candidate is a confident, motivated, detail-oriented individual with considerable communication skills who thrives on the exchange of ideas.
$32,000–$36,000 per annum plus extended healthcare benefits (after three months). The Graphic Designer is a permanent, full-time position with the following hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM– 5:30 PM
Email a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18, 2017.
We thank all who express interest in this position; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Reporting to the Ticket Sales Manager the Ticket Sales Supervisor is a detailed-oriented, personable and highly engaged employee who will work to assist in the daily operations of the call centre and the box offices for the Arts Club Theatre Company. This is a full time position supervising a unionized call centre and box office team.
The successful candidate is a confident, creative, detail-oriented individual with considerable communication skills who thrives on the exchange of ideas.
Ticket Sales Supervisor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated experience of supervising employees and experience supervising a union staff is an asset. The successful candidate must have excellent customer service skills, be able to take direction from multiple sources and maintain deadlines, and must be able to think on their feet and have great problem solving abilities. A passion for performing arts is essential. Knowledge of Tessitura ticketing systems is helpful. The successful applicant must be personable, detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to work under pressure.
$32,000–$36,000 per annum plus extended healthcare benefits (after three months). The Ticket Sales Supervisor is a permanent, full-time position with the following hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 AM– 6 PM
Email a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com by June 25, 2017.
The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 53rd season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout BC.
Reporting to the Marketing Manager, the Sales Systems Coordinator is responsible for the building and maintaining all Arts Club and rental ticketed events in the company’s CRM database (Tessitura). This includes creating sales reports to be used by all facets of the company in the monitoring and planning of our season, promotion builds for sales initiatives, and technical support
$32,000–$36,000 per annum plus extended healthcare benefits (after three months). The Sales Systems Coordinator is a permanent, full-time position with the following hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM– 5:30 PM
Reporting to the Ticket Sales Manager, the Ticket Sales Supervisor, Groups is a high-achieving, personable, and goal-oriented individual expected to close and exceed group sales targets. The successful candidate will strategically create a base of loyal groups, while driving new groups (10+) through day-to-day outbound sales calls and prospecting. The Ticket Sales Supervisor, Groups will also assist in the daily operations and supervision of the unionized call centre/box office.
Group Advisor responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
We are seeking applicants with a demonstrated record of exceeding sales targets. The successful candidate must be comfortable with outbound cold sales-calling and have excellent customer service skills. A passion for performing arts is essential. Knowledge of ticketing systems is helpful. The successful applicant must be personable, detail-oriented, data-driven, and able to work under pressure.
$32,000–$36,000 per annum plus extended healthcare benefits (after three months). The Ticket Sales Supervisor, Group is a permanent, full-time position with the following hours: Mon–Fri, 9 AM– 5:30 PM
Email a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 25, 2017
The City of Surrey Arts Services Division is seeking qualified Theatre Technicians to work in the Surrey Civic Theatres. 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.
The CSA 3 Theatre Technician position provides an opportunity to work with a skilled team of theatre professionals in the facilitation of all aspects of technical production work for Surrey’s Civic Theatres. Successful candidates will have a Grade 12 diploma and post-secondary education from a recognized institution, supplemented by at least 2 years related experience in performing arts production or an equivalent acceptable combination of training and experience. Please indicate on your resume specific models of lighting/sound consoles on which you have operating experience/training. Festival and special event experience would be an asset.
This is an auxiliary on-call union position with competitive compensation.
Applicants must have a valid BC driver’s license, Emergency First Aid certificate with CPR, and be able to successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.
The City of Surrey is a place of innovative transformation and accelerated growth—where the future is limitless and possibilities are endless. If you are excited about helping to build the city of tomorrow—and you share our values of integrity, service, teamwork, innovation and community—join us, today.
Applications can be submitted online at www.surreycareers.ca.
Massey Theatre Society operates two distinct theatre facilities in New Westminster. The Society also facilitates a dynamic array of community and performing arts organizations through its theatrical facilities, storage, scenery rental program and complete technical, patron and ticketing services.
The historic Massey Theatre (est. 1949) is a 1260 seat road house most active in the areas of concerts, dance productions and musical theatre. It is a long-valued venue in the region and houses the largest seating capacity outside Vancouver. The Society is also theatre operator in a new Civic facility, Anvil Centre (est. 2014). This is a 360 seat non-proscenium, flexible configuration theatre. Anvil Centre also contains a Conference Centre, Museum and Archives, New Media Gallery and a number of arts studios and practice rooms. A plan is in motion to renovate and expand the historic Massey Theatre into an integrated performing arts centre.
Reporting to the Executive Director, and working collaboratively with another TD, the position serves two theatres, their operational partners, diverse organizational clients and community members in both Massey and the Anvil Centre theatres. Responsibility is focused on ensuring a technically proficient, safe and welcoming environment, developing and maintaining professional standards, training, health and safety, professional development and departmental communications programs. The Technical Director oversees the routine upkeep of the theatre areas and equipment, contributes to a positive client and public relationship, producing reports and plans and participates in envisioning the future of the theatres.
Communication and attention to detail are key to success in this role. The TD is expected to communicate proactively to deliver excellence in theatre operations, facility conditions, departmental strengths and weaknesses and crew development.
The TD identifies policy issues and general operational matters of note to collaboratively seek and implement solutions with the Executive Director and the management team.
Desirable attributes include:
If you enjoy a wide range of performing arts and events and working with a diverse public, we would be pleased to receive your resume in application for this position. We offer competitive compensation and a full benefits program including RRSP, Extended Health, Life Insurance, BC Medical premium and Health Expense Top up fund
Deadline for applicants: June 24, 2017
Submit resumes in application to:
Jessica Schneider, Executive Director, Massey Theatre, email@example.com
Update May 31, 2017: Still searching for new members. Will accept applications until all positions are filled.
Fugue Theatre is seeking to fill new membership positions on its Board of Directors. We are looking for a dynamic and engaged individual who has a passion for the arts and a commitment to their community. We welcome diverse candidates with a range of experience and skills. Students and emerging artists are welcome to apply, as are professionals and established leaders connected to the arts community. Applicants must be 19 or older to apply.
Members of the Board of Directors take part in:
· Annual General Meeting
· Meetings every 6 weeks to focus on strategic planning & oversight; fundraising; and building the profile and capacity of the organization
· Fundraising & promotional events related to current productions
· Volunteering at events & volunteer recruitment
To express your interest in this position, please send a resume and a short statement introducing yourself to us as soon as possible: mma[at]fugue[dot]biz
Priority will be given to Vancouver residents.
We are a growing professional theatre company, founded and incorporated in 2004. Since then, Fugue has produced six new works of Canadian theatre, on a biennial production cycle. We are currently developing Les Filles Du Roi, a new trilingual musical that uses cross-cultural collaboration to explore how difference can create both challenge and opportunity. Co-created by Julie McIsaac & Corey Payette, Les Filles du Roi addresses the historical roots of current debates on migration, cultural diversity, gender equality and Indigenous sovereignty.
Fugue Theatre’s mission is to generate innovation across the theatre and music communities by producing original, imaginative and boldly experimental Canadian musicals, operettas and plays with music. By supporting the development of original shows and encouraging experimentation we strive to create a necessary countercurrent to the mainstream. We seek out provocative, Canadian stories that both entertain and drive discourse by linking challenging art experiences to contemporary issues.
Fugue Theatre is covered by Directors & Officers Liability Insurance.
More information: fuguetheatre.org
Kenji's experiences are diverse and grounded in his passion for the arts, education, and community. Kenji is the artsVest B.C. Program Manager for Business for the Arts, and the CEO of Production Heads Network and Vancouver Actor's Guide. For five years he was the Executive Director of DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary festival. Kenji has worked in film, TV and theatre as a performer and producer, and has been active on various boards and committees in the community, including the Society to Bridge Arts and Community, Alliance for Arts and Culture, Documentary Media Society, 110 Arts Cooperative, and GVPTA. Kenji is the recipient of a Jessie Award for Significant Artistic Achievement for his work on Neworld Theatre's Are We There Yet?.
Say hello to Kenji at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee de los Santos
Communications and Member Services Coordinator
Dee is an experienced public relations and marketing professional working with local theatre companies and other Canadian businesses. She’s worked as a publicist with the Vancouver International Film Festival and Reel2Real Film Festival, along with managing digital marketing campaigns for several theatre companies. In her spare time, Dee is a food and travel writer on her blog Gastrofork.ca.
Say hello to Dee at email@example.com.
The GVPTA is proud to announce the 18th annual theatre conference Making a Scene: Falling Forward. With support from Front Row Insurance and the Anvil Centre, the 2017 conference will be held at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
The theme Falling Forward looks at the history of our theatre community, the steps we are taking now, and envisioning the possibilities of our future.
The day-long conference will kick off with a panel discussing “lessons learned” from organizations that faced exceptional challenges and decisions. Vicki Stroich, Executive Director of Alberta Theatre Projects will speak about their recent $400k fundraising campaign, due in part by the 77% reduction in corporate sponsorships, while also exploring their steps toward a more sustainable business model. John Wright, former Artistic Director of Blackbird Theatre, will share his experience about their recent closure after 12 years of producing classical theatre to Vancouver audiences.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to participate in a selection of breakout sessions, ranging in topics including: artist and audience accessibility; the incorporation of technology into performance; individual health and wellness; and audience development.
Join the conversation. The Anvil Centre is located just steps from the New Westminster Skytrain Station.
Early Bird Rate (until June 5)
Registration includes lunch
The GVPTA is offering partial to full subsidy of the registration fee for individuals who require support to attend this year's conference.
Click here for more information about the Subsidy Program.
Click here to Register at the Early Bird Rate.
Additional detail on panelists and breakout sessions to be announced in the coming days.
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