8 Ways To Get Involved in Theatre This Summer

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download (1)Branch Out Productions seeks Pianists and Guitarist for 13: The Musical

Branch Out Productions is expanding their search: They are looking for two pianists and a guitarist of any age to join the band for their production of 13: The Musical. This will involve minimal rehearsals. There is also opportunity for one pianist to make a bit of money by joining the company for weekly rehearsals.

Contact Branch Out Productions via Facebook.


downloadAudition Call for Summer Employment with Calithumpians’ Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre

The Calithumpians are ramping up for our 2015 Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre season and we are looking for young performers of all experience levels and backgrounds to audition for our one-of-a-kind theatre troupe! The FrOST troupe is made up of three parts:

  • The Fredericton Fencibles, who provide historical tours of the Historic Garrison District and downtown Fredericton, as well as historical interpretation and site animation at The Guard House and Soldiers Barracks;
  • The Calithumpians, who perform a show featuring music and comedy daily in Officer’s Square and conduct the Haunted Hike after dark;
  • The “Act Now!” Drama Camps, which are overseen by instructors who guide participants toward the goal of making their own “Junior Caithumpians” show every week.

If you have some experience and talent in improvisation, acting, dancing, singing or playing a musical instrument, email us at calithumpians@gmail.com and you will receive an email of all the details of the job and the audition and interview process. We encourage the participation of the Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e. women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and Aboriginals). Our hiring process is open to males and females, visible minorities and students with a disability. We pride ourselves on fairness and evaluate our candidates using a process that includes an audition and interview.

If you are looking for a meaningful summer job and you have an interest in history, local culture and the environment, this is a great opportunity. Act Now!


nbactslogoNotaBle Acts 14th Annual Playwriting Competition Accepting Submissions

Are you feeling that funny playwriting itch? Then you’re in luck, because NotaBle Acts is delighted to announce the beginning of its 14th Annual Playwriting Competition, newly expanded for 2015! Contest winners will have their work featured as part of the 2015 NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival, to be held in Fredericton, July 22-August 2.

New Brunswick playwrights have the opportunity to submit work in four categories: one for 15-30 minute site-specific plays; one for 7-10 minute short plays; and another for 30-50 minute one-act plays. Lastly, there is a new category exclusively for high school student playwrights, for 20-30 minute one-act plays. Three winners from the site-specific category will be selected and produced, along with four winners from the short play category and up to four winners from the one-act category, as well as two high school winners. In addition to having their work produced at the festival, all winning playwrights will receive a cash prize and mentoring from an established playwright.

Copies of the contest rules and guidelines, as well as instructions on how to submit, are available at www.nbacts.com. Questions about the contest can be directed to lfalken@unb.ca or (506) 458-7406.


download (2)Auditions for Bard in the Barracks: Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet

Bard in the Barracks’ 2015 season will feature two productions: a remount of the company’s 2014 production of Hamlet in Odell Park and a new production of Romeo and Juliet staged in Barracks Square. Auditions for both plays will be held on April 28 and 29, with all roles
in Romeo and Juliet and a small number of roles in Hamlet to be cast. 
Both plays will run in repertory from June 18-July 5. The plays will be directed by Len Falkenstein and will be rehearsed intensively (mainly evening and weekend hours) beginning the week of May 3. 
Auditions are open to the public and roles are available for male and female actors of a variety of ages. Auditions will take place at Memorial Hall, UNB from 7:30-10pm on each of Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29, with call-backs from 7:30-10:00pm on Friday, May 1.

Those auditioning are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the play(s) beforehand. Auditions will consist of readings from the plays; prepared monologues may also be performed, but are not required. Appointments are not necessary, but those auditioning should be prepared to be on hand for most of the evening you attend, depending on turnout. Training in any of music, dance, singing, stage combat, or circus skills would be considered an asset for the productions.

Anyone interested in auditioning who is unable to attend on these dates, or anyone requesting further information, should contact the director at lfalken@unb.ca or 458-7406. Enquiries from persons who may be interested in assisting with the technical demands of the production (stage management, wardrobe, set, props, publicity) are also welcome.


download (3)Auditions for Collective Theatrics’ production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Collective Theatrics will be holding auditions for its upcoming musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Gibson Memorial United Church.

Based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, it was the first Broadway musical with multiple endings (determined by audience). At a break in the show, the audience votes on who killed Drood, the identity of the mysterious Dick Datchery, and on which two characters will become romantically involved in the end, creating a happy ending. Since every audience differs in temperament, the outcome is theoretically unpredictable even to the actors, who must quickly tally the votes and commence with the chosen ending.

The show will run October 1-3, 2015 at the Tom Morrison theatre at Fredericton High School. Rehearsals will begin early June 2015. The extended rehearsal process is to help compensate for missed rehearsals due to summer vacations.

For further information, or to schedule an audition time, email collectivetheatrics@gmail.com or visit them on Facebook. Character descriptions are available on the Facebook event. For those unable to schedule an audition time on May 12, there are limited spaces available for Sunday, May 10.


Thomas Teaching2Theatre New Brunswick Theatre School Summer Programs

The 2015 summer programs include: 
Playtime Theatre (K-Grade 2): June 29-July 3 from 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm, 
Junior Acting (Grades 3-5): July 6-10 from 9am-5pm, 
Junior Musical Theatre (Grades 3-5): July 13-17 or July 20-24 from 9am-5pm Intermediate Musical Theatre (Grades 6-8): July 27-31 from 9am-5pm 
Intermediate / Senior Acting (Grades 6-12): August 3-7 from 9am-5pm 
Intermediate / Senior Acting for the Camera (Grades 9-12): August 10-14 from 9am-5pm.

For complete program schedule, visit www.tnb.nb.ca/2015-summer-programs/
Registrations: Registration for Playtime and Junior programs or to audition for Intermediate and Senior programs, please call 460-1381 ext 106, or email theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca .


Thomas Teaching2TNB presents a Workshop on the Suzuki Method of Actor Training and Viewpoints

Theatre New Brunswick’s artistic director Thomas Morgan Jones invites theatre artists from the Maritimes and across Canada to participate in a workshop where he will share the training he received from SITI Company (New York City) and the Suzuki Company of Toga (Japan).

The Suzuki Method of Actor Training, created by celebrated Japanese director Tadashi Suzuki, is a rigorous physical practice of actor training that places focus on the body in relationship to and in support of speaking in performance. It demands complete commitment to each moment on stage, and offers a company of actors an opportunity to work individually and as a group with incredible discipline and focus.

The Viewpoints, originated by Mary Overly, is an improvisational training discipline that explores the use of Time and Space in performance. Actors learn to listen to their impulses, to their surroundings and to each other. Viewpoints is about noticing, both what is happening and what is constantly changing…and then acting.

This call is open to all actors, directors, and theatre artists in Canada. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and headshot. Applications will be accepted upon receipt of a $100 non-refundable deposit. The full cost of the program is $250+HST.

To register or more information please visit www.tnb.nb.ca or contact Joanna Bryson at general@tnb.nb.ca or 460-1381 (Ex 106)


Thomas Teaching2TNB Announces Two-Week Physical Theatre and Devised Creation Workshop

Theatre New Brunswick has partnered with The Fredericton Playhouse to present an exciting, two-week training opportunity for emerging and experienced theatre artists, exploring aspects of physical theatre and devised creation. Under the direction of TNB’s Artistic Director Thomas Morgan Jones and Ravi Jain, artistic director of Why Not Theatre, participants will train from August 10-22, 2015 finishing with a public performance on The Playhouse stage.

The first week of training will focus on approaches to physical theatre as well as the use of text in physical theatre. In week two, the training will move toward devising and presenting a physical ensemble creation using Shakespeare’s Macbeth as source material. Guest instructor Ravi Jain will join Jones in facilitating this new joint training initiative.

Participants will gain experience creating and communicating with their bodies as tools to tell stories. They will learn how to create quickly, efficiently, expertly, and freely with other artists. They will be given the tools to then repeat and re-create with confidence.

This call is open to all actors, directors, and theatre artists in Canada. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and headshot. Applications will be accepted upon receipt of a $150 non-refundable deposit. The full fee for the two week workshop is $450+HST. Deadline for applications is July 10, 2015. For more details or to register, please visit www.tnb.nb.ca

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