The registration deadline has been extended to Thursday October 2, 2008 for the first workshop of the 08/09 TAPA Trade Series-It’s All In The Pitch with Sherrie Johnson.
Job Ref. # 08F36-TAPA
Number of vacancies: 1
Harbourfront Centre, on Toronto’s waterfront, is an innovative non-profit cultural organization which creates, for a diverse public, events and activities of excellence that enliven, educate and entertain. Working in partnership with various communities, Harbourfront Centre nurtures and supports educational and recreational activity as well as contemporary artistic creation through showcasing Canadian and international talent. Our year-round operation offers some 4000 internationally acclaimed events ranging from music, literary and theatrical festivals to children’s activities and craft workshops. Harbourfront Centre is one of Toronto’s most popular tourist attractions, drawing more than 3 million visitors and contributing over $126 million to the local economy annually.
Currently an employment opportunity exists in our Marketing Department for a full time Senior Project Coordinator. Reporting to the Manager of Marketing, this position is responsible for project coordination, editing and trafficking of marketing materials, and devising and implementing critical paths for marketing projects.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Develop and implement timelines and critical paths for all marketing plans and materials. Coordinate scheduling, processing and trafficking of marketing projects
- Maintain centralized overview of each project’s status for the information of all participants through an on-line project management system; keep strict adherence to deadlines and ensure all parties are aware of timelines
- Submit all dockets to Graphics Department, review their output, make corrections and circulate to appropriate programming, production, planning and sponsorship participants; route projects for approvals, and compile changes
- Distribute all materials across site and delivery off-site; maintain up-to-date lists
- Liaise with departments and outside groups to coordinate efficient and timely project processing
- Coordinate all site and event signage including scheduling, installation and replacement
- Submit requests for printing quotes
- Prepare marketing evaluation report at end of each campaign
- Assist other team members as required
The ideal candidate will have a post secondary education in marketing and/or communications with a minimum of 3 years work experience in the arts or a related field, or an advertising/marketing agency. He/she must have outstanding organization and project management skills with the ability to handle multiple assignments while meeting deadlines. The incumbent must be a creative thinker and problem solver, accurate and very detail oriented. He/she must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills to deal tactfully and diplomatically with a wide variety of people. Excellent computer knowledge (Microsoft Office) and keyboarding are required. He/she must be flexible, able to work some evenings and weekends, and thrive in a challenging and collaborative work environment. Experience in the not-for-profit cultural sector would be considered an asset.
Qualified applicants must apply by OCTOBER 10, 2008
Please send your resume quoting Job Ref. # 08F36-TAPA to:
Human Resources, 235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Fax (416) 973-1003
E-mail: email@example.com, www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
GREAT DEAL! $2500 for a full 2-week run (seats 120) 2-week slot at the Palmerston Library Theatre October/November 2008
This opportunity would be ideal for an independent play, sketch comedy troupe, multi-disciplinary arts festival, etc.
If you are interested in:
- Buying the spot outright
- Negotiating a price
- Discussing other options
Please contact Bobby Del Rio at 416-716-6165 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 6, the Wrecking Ball (a high octane political cabaret of up-to-the minute writing) goes NATIONAL.
There will be live events in major cities across Canada: All at Once, All on the Same Day, All Political, All New, All Written Expressly FOR the Federal Election. All thrown up by 100% Canadian actors, writers, directors and technicians in their gala niches from coast to coast.
Each city will add some local flavour, some of the pieces will be performed across the country. Our best and brightest will take on the politicians. 100% Fresh. 100% Caustic. 100% Pure Maple Syrup.
Judith Thompson, Marcus Youseff, Michael Healey, Ken Cameron and MANY more dive into the fray also known as the 40th Canadian General Election (or, as we like to think of it, Rain Man versus Green Plan).
Unprecedented? We like to think so…
For details of WBs from Victoria to St. John’s, visit www.thewreckingball.ca Toronto’s WB will be at the Tarragon Theatre.
GONE IN 30 SECONDS Video Contest DEADLINE: 6 p.m. EST. Sunday, October 5th, 2008.
Speak up. Speak out. Speak fast.
The Department Of Culture wants you to get involved! Show Canada in 30 seconds how you feel about the Conservative government’s dramatic dismantling of arts, cultural and social programs since 2006.
Use your skills – in design or computer animation or film or acting or singing or playing the kazoo or blowing bubbles or – well, you get the point.
These submissions will be entered into a national online contest.
Celebrity judges will pick the winning entries, which will be showcased at the DoC’s huge fundraising concert on Oct. 9th at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto.
What’s the deal?
Read the fine print but here are the overall rules:
- Your movie must be EXACTLY 30 seconds. Not more, not less.
- Don’t break the law
- Don’t screw around with people’s human rights
- Don’t break copyright law.
The top 10 videos will be selected by you online at YouTube, and then passed on to our panel of celebrity judges.
The finalists’ videos will be aired at our huge kick-ass concert on Oct. 9th at the Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto. The winner will be announced live at the concert and online before midnight Oct. 9th. There will be prizes awarded for the top 2 videos and 3 honourable mention prizes.
The videos will be judged on:
- 50% Creativity – how it was made, message presented, use of theme, design
- 50% Content – well thought out, clear message, persuasive content.
To submit, upload your video on YouTube and then fill in the submission form on our website: www.departmentofculture.ca. Make sure to include the link to your video on YouTube.
Use it, or lose it. Participate in your culture or it will be GONE IN 30 SECONDS!
Theatre Direct’s public reading and discussion series showcasing bold new voices and innovative trends in
playwriting aimed at young audiences.
In Translation, SÉBASTIEN HARRISSON (Quebec)
Join Theatre Direct in welcoming one of Québec’s leading young playwrights, and Governor General’s Award nominee Sébastien Harrisson to Toronto along with translators Leanna Brodie and Shelly Tepperman for readings of two new English translations of dramas for young audiences.
Since You Left (D’Alaska) Translation by Leanna Brodie, commissioned by Theatre Direct (for teen audiences)
A summer night. A house. MISS, 70 years old, has been taken hostage by TODAY who has skateboarded into her living room. As time passes and their friendship gently grows, each struggles with the sorrow of abandonment while discovering a new relationship together. Featuring Ann Holloway as Miss.
Stanislas Walter LeGrand, Translation by Shelley Tepperman, commissioned by L’Arrière-scène (for audiences 8 -12)
Stanislas has moved to a country ravaged by war in the company of a sad old man. He did not choose this new home and refuses to make friends with anyone. He prefers instead to toss his ball against a brick wall. One day, a mysterious voice comes from the wall that claims to be the memory of centuries past. As the play progresses, the voice in the wall and Stanislas relate their memories and their potential future to each other.
Following the readings join a discussion with the playwright, translators and Artistic Directors Lynda Hill of Theatre Direct and Serge Marois of L’Arrièrre-scène, one of Quebec’s leading theatres for young people which premiered Stanislas Walter LeGrand in 2007.
October 6th, 2008, 6:45 pm Tarragon Studios, 30 Bridgman Avenue (Bathurst and Dupont)
Pay What You Can
Email email@example.com to reserve your seat. For more information on Theatre Direct visit www.theatredirect.ca or call 416 – 537- 4191
Sébastien Harrisson, Playwright
Mr. Harrison graduated from the playwriting program of the National Theatre School of Canada. He writes for
stage, radio and television. He is considered one of the most unique and innovative voices among young Québec playwrights, as revealed in his plays Floes and Titanica, which premiered in Montréal in 2001 and France in 2004. His work has been translated into English, Flemish, Spanish and German. D’Alaska was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award.
Leanna Brodie, Translator of D’Alaska (Since You Left)
Leanna is an actor and writer whose plays include For Home and Country and The Vic (both published by Talonbooks Ltd.), as well as the CBC radio dramas Invisible City and The Seeds of Our Destruction. She was the first Canadian invited to attend the prestigious ACT/Hedgebrook Women Playwrights’ Festival in
Seattle; has twice been Playwright-in-Residence at the 4th Line Theatre; and has made NOW Magazine’s list of Top 10 Toronto Theatre Artists. In 2005, she was part of PWM’s bilingual playwrights’ unit led by Suzanne Lebeau, as well as CEAD’s annual International Translation Residency. Schoolhouse — a play about
a young teacher connecting with a mysterious boy in a rural school – premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2006, and was produced at the 4th Line Theatre in 2007.
Shelley Tepperman, Translator of Stanislas Walter LeGrand
Shelley is a Toronto-born, Montreal-based writer, dramaturge and translator. Working from French, Spanish and Italian, she has brought more than 25 plays into English, including Serge Boucher’s Natures Mortes and Les Bonbons qui sauvent la vie, Wajdi Mouawad’s Tideline and Alphonse. Shelley’s translations have been produced at CBC radio and on stages from coast to coast, and she was twice nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award in translation.
Watch for future Scene and Heard Events in 2009 Theatre Direct’s new home at the Wychwood Barns featuring playwrights Sharada Eswar (Abhimanyu), Lisa Codrington (Refined) , Mike Kenny (UK) (Walking the Tightrope) and Eleanor Albanese (The Joy Carrier).
Shakespeare in Action, a multicultural repertory theatre company based in Toronto, is holding general auditions for its exciting 2009 season. We are looking for equity actors of all ages for both main-stage and in-school touring productions.
Please submit a resume and headshot by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fax (647 438 5646) by Monday October 6th.
We will contact successful applicants to schedule an audition for the afternoon of Thursday October 9th at St Paul’s-Trinity, Bloor St. West. Successful applicants are asked to prepare two short monologues (2 minutes each), one from Shakespeare and one contemporary.
About the Company
Shakespeare in Action is a multi-racial repertory theatre company that aspires to enhance the arts and education through exploring and performing Shakespeare’s plays. We accomplish this by:
- Presenting fresh Canadian interpretations of Shakespeare and other classical and contemporary stories that are relevant to young audiences and their families and the community
- Promoting a multi-cultural company of interdisciplinary artists that is engaged with and reflects our diverse community
- Creating the audience of the future through our productions, projects and outreach programs
Fort more information please contact Mat Howard at 416 703 4881 www.shakespeareinaction.org
Half-day workshops led by core members of the Gargantua ensemble including Artistic Director Jacquie P.A. Thomas and Playwright-in-Residence Michael Spence.
This workshop offers an exciting opportunity for professional actors to experience Theatre Gargantua’s critically acclaimed method of creating imagistic physical music theatre.
Participants will be instructed in Theatre Gargantua’s distinctive style of creation, including training in movement, voice, and text exploration/creation. Working closely with Theatre Gargantua’s core creative ensemble, actors will be given tools to develop original movement and vocal compositions and will learn how to integrate these creations with text.
Sunday: October 19th : 10 AM to 1 PM
Space is limited to 8 participants
The Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen St West at Dovercourt Road
Book early. Last years dates sold out.
“It gave me a jolt, like a shot of creative adrenaline” – Sarah Joy Bennett, 2006 Workshop Participant
Cost for one session $90
Equity members $70
Interested actors should send their resume to email@example.com,
Please note that this is course is very physically demanding.
Actors should be in good physical condition to participate.
For more information, call 416-260-4660 or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org www.theatregargantua.ca