Daily Archives: January 7, 2008

Auditions: ha. that’s funny, Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

REMINDER: Randolph Young Comedians ha. that’s funny. auditions, January 21 and January 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Kids 13-18 can unleash their inner funny in a performance-driven improv ensemble. For more information or to book an audition: rycauditions@randolphacademy.com

For more information please see original listing under “Auditions”.

Event: Showcase 2008, Theatre Ontario

Theatre Ontario’s SHOWCASE 2008 on Sunday, January 20 – 11:00 – 5:30 & Monday, January 21 – 11:30 – 5:30 at the Jane Mallett Theatre in the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts 27 Front St. E.

Lobby Doors open at 10:30 am. Refreshments are provided.

R.S.V.P. required by Tuesday January 15th CALL 416-408-4556, ext. 10 or email: info@theatreontario.org

As always, we welcome directors, artistic directors, producers, casting directors and agents who are signed to the EIC or members of TAMAC.

This will be our 14th year of presenting the graduates of theatre training programs.
Join us for two days of talent, with over 200 grads from the following programs:

SUNDAY, January 20 – 11:00am to 5:30pm – approximate times as follows:
11 am – Humber
11:50  – U. of Windsor
1:05    – Ryerson
2:15    – National Theatre School
3:05    – U of T, Mississauga/Sheridan
4:00    – George Brown
4:45    – York BFA

MONDAY, January 21 – 11:30 am to 5:30 pm  – approximate times as follows:
11:30 – St. Lawrence College
12:05 – Sheridan Music Theatre
1:45   – St. Clair College
2:20   – Canadore College
3:05   – Randolph Academy
4:40   – New Faces (individual grads from schools across Canada)

Workshop: Musical Theatre/Audition Master Classes, Deborah Staiman

Musical Theatre/Audition Workshop with Deborah Staiman.  Master class in performance skills, using textual analysis and other interpretive tools for the “sung monologue”.  Principles, concepts and terminology are introduced and each participant’s song is analyzed and the principles applied.  An experienced singing teacher, vocal coach and performance instructor, Miss Staiman was on the vocal faculty of AMDA (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy) in New York City.  The workshops will be held, Sunday, January 13 and Sunday, January 27  from 2pm until 5:30pm.  Each class is limited to ten participants.  Fees:  Participants:  $55; auditors: $25.  For more information, visit www.singingstudio.ca.  To register call:    416-483-9532.

Job Posting: Call Centre Representatives, The Canadian Opera Company

The Canadian Opera Company seeks articulate and dynamic Call Centre Representatives with an aptitude for sales. Duties include successfully soliciting subscriptions and donations from previous subscribers & ticket buyers and giving courteous service to all patrons. Hourly rate + bonuses & event tickets. P/T Hrs: Mon-Fri 5:30-9:30pm. Apply with resume & cover letter by e-mail to sarahf@coc.ca.

Job Posting: Watdrobe Cutter/Coordinator, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People

Wardrobe Cutter/Coordinator
LORRAINE KIMSA THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, (formerly Young Peoples Theatre) is the largest Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) company in Canada, LKTYP is an integral institution in the Canadian professional theatre community. Over 41 years, we have produced many of the most significant works that now form the canon of plays for young audiences in this country. We are also renowned as the showplace for important TYA work developed elsewhere. In addition to being a producer and presenter of theatre, LKTYP is also the home of a year-round Drama School for youth. At the center of LKTYP’s artistic policy is a desire for children to be imprinted with experiences that will increase their access to the world and to their own developing identities. We create theatre
to have a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people. At LKTYP we believe that the more challenging, the more hostile, the more isolated within-the-crowd our world becomes, the more we need art to
help us interpret the universe, connect with each other, and imagine a better future. If adults need this, kids need it
more.

LKTYP is currently searching for a candidate to fill the position of Wardrobe Cutter and/or Coordinator.
Reporting to the Head of Wardrobe, this contract position will cut and or coordinate the wardrobe requirements of
upcoming productions and help oversee other wardrobe shop personnel.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cutting all built costumes and/or coordinating required alterations to purchased and stock costumes for upcoming productions.
  • Attendance and management of all fittings along with Head of Wardrobe and Designer.
  • Overseeing builds/alterations of costumes from drafting and fitting stages through to stage-worthiness.
  • Coordination and management of other wardrobe personnel in conjunction with Head of Wardrobe.
  • Attendance at Technical Rehearsals as required and at the request of the Head of Wardrobe.
  • Liaison with other production staff and departments as required and at the request of the Head of Wardrobe.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum of 4 years of wardrobe construction experience.
  • Proven Experience in wardrobe cutting/coordination.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. A sense of humour is essential.
  • Experience with costume crafts would be an asset.
  • A desire to be an integral part of a team.

Interested candidates should reply in writing with salary expectations by
Friday, January 11, 2008. to:
Wardrobe Cutter/Coordinator Search
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4 or to: emay@lktyp.ca
Applications by fax will not be accepted.
Due to time constraints, only those who can be interviewed will be contacted.

Job Posting: Wardrobe Stitchers/Craftspeople/Dressers, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People

Wardrobe Stitchers/Craftspeople/Dressers
LORRAINE KIMSA THEATRE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, (formerly Young Peoples Theatre) is the largest Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) company in Canada, LKTYP is an integral institution in the Canadian professional theatre community. Over 41 years, we have produced many of the most significant works that now form the canon of plays for young audiences in this country. We are also renowned as the showplace for important TYA work developed elsewhere. In addition to being a producer and presenter of theatre, LKTYP is also the home of a year-round Drama School for youth. At the center of LKTYP’s artistic policy is a desire for children to be imprinted with experiences that will increase their access to the world and to their own developing identities. We create theatre
to have a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people. At LKTYP we believe that the more challenging, the more hostile, the more isolated within-the-crowd our world becomes, the more we need art to help us interpret the universe, connect with each other, and imagine a better future. If adults need this, kids need it more.
LKTYP is currently searching for a candidate to fill the positions of Wardrobe Stitchers/Craftspeople/Dressers. Reporting to the Head of Wardrobe and Wardrobe Coordinator/Cutter these contract positions will assist in the building, coordination and running (Dresser positions) of upcoming productions.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting in build/alteration of costumes as requested by Head of Wardrobe and/or Cutter/Supervisor for upcoming productions.
  • Attendance at pertinent fittings as requested by Head of Wardrobe and/or Cutter/Supervisor.
  • Completing builds/alterations of craft elements for costumes as requested by Head of Wardrobe or Cutter/Supervisor. (Craftspeople Positions)
  • Assisting in Dressing, Running and Maintenance of Wardrobe Costumes and elements as requested by Head of Wardrobe and Stage Management. (Dresser Position)
  • Attendance at Technical Rehearsals as required and at the request of the Head of Wardrobe.
  • Liaison with other production staff and departments as required and at the request of the Head of Wardrobe.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Minimum of 2 years of wardrobe construction experience. (A sewing test may be requested).
  • Proven Experience in costume crafts (Craftsperson Position).
  • Knowledge of backstage running crew (Dresser Position).
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. A sense of humour is essential.
  • A desire to be an integral part of a team.

Interested candidates should reply in writing with salary expectations by
Friday, January 25, 2008. to:
Wardrobe Stitchers/Craftspeople/Dressers Search
Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4 or to: emay@lktyp.ca
Applications by fax will not be accepted.
Due to time constraints, only those who can be interviewed will be contacted.