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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018 1:08 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Taylor Mac is a critically acclaimed genderqueer playwright, and one of the boldest and most uncompromising creators working in theatre today. From A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, which included a 24-hour marathon performance at St. Anne’s Warehouse in NY last October, to many solo shows and concerts, Mac is widely acknowledged as a seminal artist in the alternative theatre scene.

    Somewhere in the suburbs, Isaac has returned from the wars to help take care of his ailing father Arnold, only to find a household in revolt. The insurgent: his mom. Liberated from an oppressive marriage and with Max, her newly transgender son, as her ally, Paige is on a crusade to dismantle the patriarchy. But in Mac’s sly, subversive comedy, annihilating the past doesn’t always mean you escape from it.

    Pi is looking to fill the following role:

    Max Connors, 17. Transgender child of Paige and Arnold. Sibling to Isaac. As per the playwright’s description, we are looking to cast an actor who was assigned female at birth and identifies as trans, non-binary or genderqueer.

    Pi Theatre strives to reflect the diversity of our city in our work. We encourage submissions from performers of all ethnicities and racial backgrounds.

    All actors will be compensated at Canadian Actors Equity rates. This position is open to union and non-union performers.

    Audition dates: April 23rd and 24th, 2018

    Rehearsal dates: October 22nd – November 20th, 2018

    Performance dates: November 21st – December 9th, 2018

    Production location: The Annex Theatre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

    Please submit your resume and headshot to Shayna Goldberg, at gm@pitheatre.com.

    Video submissions from artists residing outside of Vancouver are welcome. Please email gm@pitheatre.com for more information.

  • Monday, March 19, 2018 2:06 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 54th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.

    We are seeking a creative, forward thinking dynamo to work in our Artistic department in the position of Artistic Associate, New Play Development and Professional Community Engagement. The person in this role will be responsible for the new play development programs at the Arts Club. This will include managing all new play development activities, and acting as dramaturg. This position will head activities intended to engage with British Columbia’s professional theatre community, through company and individual residencies at the Arts Club, and professional development activities for artists. The Artistic Associate will oversee and coordinate administrative and artistic aspects of their department. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director. The Artistic Associate will support the Artistic Director in new artistic endeavors. There is the opportunity for occasional outside artistic work with this position.

    Responsibilities, to include: 

    New play development

    • Including dramaturgy, leading workshops and stewarding relationships with playwrights 
    • Reviewing new play submissions and providing recommendations to the Artistic Director and responding to playwrights about their work 
    • Brainstorming new projects 
    • Creating and managing submission policy inquiries and general communication for new work. 
    • Establishing a Playwrights’/Creators’ Unit 
    • Forging relationships with other theatre companies for rolling world premieres, coproductions, collaboration, etc. 
    • Attending conferences specific to new play development 
    • Leading ReAct (our new play development series)
      • Coordinating all administrative and production logistics for ReAct
      • Participating as director/dramaturg in ReACT
    Season Planning:
    • Helping AD in general season planning, reading scripts, etc. 
    • Animating space with programming outside of subscription model 
    Professional Development for the BC Theatre Community: 
    • Working with Director of Education and the Education & Outreach Associate to connect with the artistic community and community at large 
    • Brainstorming and implementing ways to connect with artistic community through professional development activities
    • Moderating some post show discussions, town hall discussions
    • Supporting lectures, special events
    • Recommending artists for workshops, LEAP, ReACT., etc. 
    • Liaising with companies in our residence program, as well as any individual artistic residencies 
    • Assisting with writing grants 
    • Writing grants for specific new play development activities
    • Setting and managing the new play development budget in collaboration with the Artistic Director
    • Record keeping, office admin for new play development, residencies etc. 
    • Administering the Bill Millerd Artist Fund application process
    Interdepartmental communication:
    • Sharing information about plays in development & residencies, with the rest of the company for larger dissemination 
    Assists Artistic Director as needed:
    • Leads initiatives as directed by AD to improve and expand artistic process 
    • Some administrative assistance
    • A passion for new play development and an interest in the professional development of other artists
    • Minimum 3 to 5 years working as a professional director and dramaturg on new works
    • Experience working as an arts administrator
    • Demonstrated ability to create and manage budgets
    • Experience liaising with production teams 
    The Artistic Associate will have excellent communication and organization skills and the ability to maintain a position attitude in stressful situations.

    The Artistic Associate will be passionate about inclusive and diverse artistic practices.

    Start date: On or around April 30. This position will start part-time and transition full time for the beginning of the 2018-2019 season in September 2018.

    Compensation: $55,000 - $57,000 per annum, benefits after three months.

    Please submit cover letter and resume by Friday, April 6, 2018.  

    Arts Club Theatre Company, Human Resources
    Contact Name: Ms. Teddy Forsyth |
    Contact Email: humanresources@artsclub.com

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 5:28 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit urban theatre company. Now in its 54th season, the Arts Club offers professional live theatre at three venues, as well as on tour throughout the province.

    The Development department is seeking an enthusiastic, detail-oriented and energetic individual to take on the full-time role of Development Coordinator.

    Taking direction from the Director of Development and reporting to the Manager of Individual Giving, this position will also work closely with the Ticket Sales Management team to provide an outstanding level of customer service to our Donors. 

    • Process all contributions, ticket donations, sponsorship payments, silent auction purchases, as well as pledges
    • Update and personalize tax receipts and acknowledgement letters
    • Invoicing corporate pledge payments
    • Follow up with all donor issues flagged by box office with customer service issues
    • Membership management and review for all contributions
    • Assistance with front line donor inquiries through the development VIP service
    • Make weekly thank you calls to all donors
    • Monthly renewals of Friends level gifts with personalized attention to their history (donation history, show and event attendance) - Upgrading donors where appropriate
    • Pull monthly reports of lapsed donors or those who need to be renewed
    • Event coordination including personal calls inviting select donors to stewardship events, like tours, season launch party, donor appreciation party
    • Overseeing e-blast and RSVPs to donor events
    • Support for donor events like the donor appreciation party, tours, etc.
    • Support for the box office top up campaign (double checking reports and results to ensure all contributions are included)
    • Some involvement in donation analysis (so that there is greater understanding of how the gift entry affects analysis and strategy)
    • Assist the other development team members when applicable
    • University or college equivalent in general arts or business
    • Experience in office management is an asset
    • Exceptional customer service and outstanding interpersonal skills
    • Excellent computer skills including experience working with the Tessitura ticketing system is an asset
    • Credit card and debit processing experience
    • Demonstrated superior organizational skills especially in respect to time management
    • Commitment to the value of teamwork and an ability to contribute constructively to the enhanced systems the company has been integrating and adapting
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    This is a permanent full-time position, 40 hours per week, Monday–Friday, 9 AM– 5:30 PM.

    Compensation: $40,000 per annum with extended health and dental benefits after 3 months    

    Some evenings/weekends required. Please submit cover letter and resume by Friday, April 6, 2018.

             Arts Club Theatre Company, Human Resources

            Contact Name: Ms. Teddy Forsyth | Contact Email: humanresources@artsclub.com

    We thank all who express interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted    

  • Monday, March 12, 2018 3:36 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Volunteers Needed

    Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance: Unified General Auditions

    (GVPTA UGAs)


    April 4 + 5, 2018


    Granville Island


    To be confirmed closer to dates


    (A) 9:15 AM - 1:20 PM

    (B) 1:10 PM - 5:15 PM

    Three Persons Required per Shift

    Duties are varied, and you will work alongside the producer; greeting and signing-in both performers and directors, answering basic questions, directing people around the space, holding the space, morning set up, afternoon tear down

    Please contact UGA Producer, Emily Neumann, at uga@gvpta.ca for further information.

  • Thursday, March 08, 2018 4:14 PM | GVPTA (Administrator)


    Group Sales Coordinator


    Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival


    Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival. Its annual budget is almost $7 million and it employs a year-round team of professional artists and administrators. The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September, in two modern theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park. The Festival also offers year-round educational programming at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village, and throughout the Lower Mainland.


    The Group Sales Coordinator will be responsible for the marketing and promotion of affinity and group ticket sales. Primary responsibilities include researching and creating prospect lists, identifying sales opportunities, making outbound sales/marketing calls to promote and close sales, process ticket purchase transactions, preparing related marketing materials, following up with logistical assistance where required, keeping records, and tracking sales results.


    • Researching, creating and using prospect lists for outbound cold calls and emails to promote and close group ticket sales transactions

    • Identifying and following up on opportunities to promote multi-ticket sales to affinity or interest groups
    • Handling inbound phone calls and emails related to group sales inquiries
    • Taking group-sale orders and processing transactions in Bard’s ticketing system

    • Writing promotional emails and creating related marketing materials for various group sales offers
    • Sourcing and liaising with potential partners with a shared interest in group and multi-ticket purchases

    Communicating group booking information with Box Office and Front of House Staff, including special needs and arrangements

    • Collecting and recording customer data, providing reports as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned


    • 2-3 years sales and customer service experience, preferably in the performing arts or tourism sector

    Experience in the marketing and sales of group ticket packages or equivalent is preferred
    • Strong selling, negotiating, and closing skills, with the ability to articulate value and benefits to customers
    • Organized and detail oriented, works well independently, with strong time management skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Photoshop or InDesign
    • Experience with ticketing–data management software is an asset (not required)
    • Excellent communications skills - both verbal and written
    Passion for the performing arts (especially theatre); knowledge of Bard’s Festival model and operations


    Part-time. Weekdays, minimum 4.0 hours per day (4-5 days/week) to a maximum of 20.0 hours/week.

    Daily schedule negotiable.

    Length of contract:  March 26 – August 31, 2018 (23 weeks) with the possibility of a 2-week extension




    Please upload your resume and a cover letter together in one PDF, summarizing your qualifications and experience, to bardonthebeach.org/current-opportunities/apply-now/.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 19, 2018

    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:54 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    The Arts Club leads in developing and producing live theatre in British Columbia. We inspire and nurture artists and audiences through diverse culture experiences that are engaging, thought-provoking and artistically innovative.  Now in its 54th 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.

    The Arts Club Theatre Company is now accepting applications to join the Front of House guest service team to work part-time.  This is a great part-time job for someone with exceptional customer service skills. This position is part of the Unifor union.


    ·         Greeting and assisting guests with seating

    ·         Scanning and tearing tickets

    ·         Attending to coat check and handling cash

    ·         Handling guest complaints and concerns in a courteous and professional manner

    ·         Stuffing and distributing programs

    ·         Providing excellent Guest Service and contributing to a friendly and positive environment for our guests and other employees


    • The ideal candidate is experienced in public relations and is comfortable with large groups.
    • The preferred applicant will have excellent communication skills and the ability to handle various tasks simultaneously.
    • Must be able to work effectively in a team environment.
    • This person has a good sense of humour and pleasant attitude in stressful situations.
    • An appreciation and understanding of live theatre is a plus. 
    • Some physical duties may be required including the ability to climb stairs and carry boxes weighing up to 20 lbs.

    HOURS:  Work hours available on the weekdays and weekends; must be available to work on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday matinees from 12:45pm as well we are looking for applicants who like to work evenings on the weekend.  Management requests that applicants be available for a minimum of 3 shifts (4 hours per shift) a week.  Due to the show schedule an average work week will fluctuate.

    SALARY: $13.05 per hour.


    Arts Club Theatre Company, Human Resources

    EMAIL: humanresources@artsclub.com

    (when sending an e-mail application, please send only one attachment in Word or PDF format put in the subject line that you are applying for a Front of House Attendant position)

    Deadline for applications: March 15,2018. 

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:52 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Mitch and Murray Productions is holding auditions on March 23/24 for The Vancouver Premiere of Sex With Strangers, by Laura Eason.  It will run Oct 25-Nov 10th at Studio 16 with two weeks of rehearsal prior. Directed by Aaron Craven.

    Seeking actors for the following roles:

    OLIVIA: Late 30’s, Smart, sexy, worldly, outwardly strong but covering some fragility. A gifted but obscure, old-school writer who loves books and serious literature–not up on the latest blogging and social media trends. She achieved limited literary success with one novel, but her career did not take off.

    ETHAN: Late 20s, sexy and charming, in a bold and boyish way, but with intelligence underneath. very physically comfortable with himself, he leads with sex: it’s the lens in which he has experienced the world so far; blogger, writer, social media celebrity.

    STORYLINE: When twenty-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away.

    Please submit a headshot and resume to kate@mitchandmurrayproductions.com . Only those actors selected for an audition will be contacted.  We are open to submissions from actors of all ethnicities.  DEADLINE to submit - March 9th

    Mitch and Murray Productions



  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 8:43 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Status: This is a casual position and shifts vary from month to month.

    The busiest time of the year is September to June, with shifts slowing significantly over the summer and in January.

    Most work hours will take place in the late afternoon and evenings, including weekends.

    Pay rate: $16/hour as FOH Manager, $14.50/hour as Concession Server

    Start date: As soon as possible

    Gateway Theatre is seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented individual to fill the position of FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER and CONCESSION SERVER, working with the Audience Services team to provide patron service and volunteer supervision.

    Depending on your shift, you will fulfill one of the roles at any given time.

    • Efficiently coordinate the front of house during events, liaising with box office attendants and backstage crew to ensure the prompt and smooth operation of show start times and intermissions.
    • Supervise volunteers and concession staff.
    • Trouble-shoot any challenges that may arise during an event or performance and document them.
    • Serve snacks and beverages to theatre patrons in a fun, fast-paced environment under the direction of the Front of House Manager.
    • Ensure proper accounting and controls of concession products, reconciling cash and credit sales at the beginning and end of shifts.
    • Uphold Gateway policies and procedures, including health & safety procedures and food & beverage policies.
    • Represent Gateway in a professional, inclusive and welcoming manner at all times.
    • Prior FOH management or other service experience in the arts and cultural sector.
    • Experience leading volunteers.
    • Outstanding customer experience and communication skills.
    • Friendly, flexible and enthusiastic about sharing live performance.
    • Bondable.
    • Comfortable working alone and are able to lift heavy supplies on occasion.
    • Over 19 years of age with a valid “Serving It Right” certificate plus first aid training (OFA Level One).
    • Fluent in English (Cantonese or Mandarin language skills are an asset but not required).

    To apply, email Lucy Pratt-Johnson, Audience Services Supervisor, lpratt-johnson@gatewaytheatre.com with a resume and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position.

    Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.

    Gateway Theatre is committed to employment equity and request that any required accommodations be noted in your application.


    The position is open until filled.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:57 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

    Auditions for Mystery Classic, The Mousetrap, Happen March 6th!

    (Abbotsford, BC) Gallery 7 Theatre will be holding general auditions for its final production of the 2017/2018 ‘Mysteries of Life’ Theatre Season, The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie on Tuesday, March 6th at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s administration and rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rdAve, Abbotsford. The audition is open to all community performers ages 16 – 75.

    Mystery and intrigue surround six strangers stranded at an English boarding house during a snow storm when one among them is murdered. The suspects include the newly married couple running the guest house, a spinster with an obscure background, an architect more suited to be chef, a retired Army major, and an unexpected arrival whose car has overturned in the snow. The job of solving the murder falls to a policeman, who’s investigation rattles nerves and shakes many a skeleton in the closet. Agatha Christie’s most famous and riveting thriller will leave you guessing until the very end!

    “What better way to end a season about mystery than with a classic who-dunnit by the master of mystery writers, Agatha Christie?” says Executive/Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “The Mousetrap holds the distinction of being the longest running play in history and will offer performers the fun opportunity to perform an eclectic mix of characters.”

    The Mousetrap will be directed by Kate Muchmore Woo, who also directed last season’s production of Enchanted April Muchmore Woo is a director/actor with credits from around the United States and BC. Directing credits include Twelfth Night and Jane Eyre: The Musical for TWU SAMC Theatre, The Women of Lockerbie (Vancouver Fringe 2016), The Music Man (Theatre in the Country) and Crime & Punishment (Pacific Theatre/Stone’s Throw Productions)Other favorites include Hairspray, Almost, Maine, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Pericles. Kate holds an MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is Assistant Professor of Theatre at TWU.

    The Mousetrap will run May 18 & 19, 23 – 26, 2018 @ 7:30 PM with matinees on May 19 & 26 at 2:00 PM at the Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence the week of March 19th.

    To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at www.gallery7theatre.com. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the auditions.

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:55 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)


    A mystery by Agatha Christie

    Director: Bob Bradley

    Production Manager:  Doreen Carlson


    Description of Play

    Carla Crane believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of murder.  In an attempt to clear her name, Carla persuades those present on the day to return to the scene of the crime and recount their version of events.  The drama slips from past to present, and after sifting through the various inconsistencies between each suspect’s testimony, the truth is finally revealed.


    Production Dates

    April 13 through April 28, 2018

    (there are two shows on April 28 ... a matinée and a regular evening show)

    in The Studio Theatre at the Kay Meek Centre

    1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver


    For more information contact Director Bob Bradley bobbradley@shaw.ca or Producer Doreen Carlson drnvaughan@gmail.com.

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