VOLUNTEER FOR THE CANADIAN STAGE COMPANY FESTIVAL OF IDEAS AND CREATION
Participate in artistic development behind the scenes! The Canadian Stage Company invites individuals 16 years and older to be a part of the Festival of Ideas and Creation, June 8th to June 27th, 2009. The Festival takes place in a variety of venues, onsite at Canadian Stage Berkeley, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario.
The Canadian Stage Company is seeking individuals, 16 years of age and older, who enjoy learning about theatre, meeting new people and seek to have a one-of- a-kind festival volunteering event to join our diverse team of volunteers for The Festival of Ideas and Creation. The Company is looking for set up and runner volunteers to work a minimum of three (3) shifts of your choosing. There are a variety of shifts involved, both day and evenings. The work primarily involves helping with the setup of an event, helping during an event for a variety of “runner” tasks and assisting with the ending of events.
Volunteers see the particular event they are volunteering at for free and are rewarded with tickets to the Canadian Stage Company’s upcoming season if they complete 25 hours of volunteering. Volunteering at the Festival of Ideas and Creation is of special appeal to people interested in theatre and play development, theatre students and emerging artists and arts administrators.
HOW TO SIGN UP:
If you want to get involved, The Canadian Stage Company is holding a Volunteer Recruitment Session at the Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street (south of King Street East / one block east of Sherbourne). We would like you to attend one volunteer recruitment sessions in order to enroll as a volunteer.
Contact Bob McCarthy, Manager of Volunteer Resources and Interns at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you don’t have access to email, call 416-860-4688 and indicate that you can
The Festival of Ideas and Creation Volunteer Recruitment Session will be held on the following date:
Thursday May 28th: 7:00 pm sharp – Canadian Stage Berkeley, 26 Berkeley St. (Open to all).
Allow 60 minutes to hear about The Canadian Stage Company Festival of Ideas and Creation and to sign up for shifts. Volunteers are asked to arrive at the session on time and to bring a pen and two (phone) references.
Please know the exact dates that you can volunteer. A minimum of three (3) shifts between the dates of June 8th to June 27th, 2009 is a requirement for all volunteers. You will be asked to choose the three (3) dates most convenient to you. The best opportunities for shifts are during weekdays and weeknights however, there are also weekend shifts to fit any schedule.
You will be required to attend an on-site training session on Tuesday June 2nd, 6pm to 7pm at Canadian Stage Berkeley, 26 Berkeley Street.
Volunteer shifts begin onsite at Canadian Stage Berkeley, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON
Volunteers may invite as many friends as they wish to sign up and volunteer.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Canadian Stage Company Festival of Ideas and Creation runs from June 8th to 27th at The Berkeley Street Theatre, focusing on artistic process and exchange. It offers professional development opportunities for local and national artists to present new works and evolve their creative processes while offering the general public the opportunity to explore art behind the scenes and participate in the development of new work. First established in 2006, the festival is slated to become an annual event with a dynamic line-up of public, youth, artist and industry programming.
- Open readings and rehearsals of exciting new theatrical works by senior and emerging artists from across Canada such as two-time Governor General’s Award-winner Judith Thompson & Tony-award winner William Finn;
- In Conversation Series with stalwarts in the world of live theatre such as Siminovitch Prize-winner Daniel MacIvor;
- Industry explorations, master classes, forums and conferences
- Book launches, Backstage tours, Youth programming and more!
For more information about the The Canadian Stage Company Festival of Ideas and Creation: go to www.canstage.com/festival
ABOUT THE CANADIAN STAGE COMPANY:
Nationally and internationally acclaimed, The Canadian Stage Company is Canada’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre company. Founded in 1987 with the merger of CentreStage and Toronto Free Theatre, the Company is dedicated to programming international contemporary theatre and to developing and producing landmark Canadian works which have been awarded some of the country’s most prestigious literary and performing arts honours, including the Governor General’s, Chalmers and Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Company presents the richest variety of Canadian and international plays and musicals – from edgy and provocative works at the Berkeley Street Theatre to productions with universal appeal at the Bluma Appel Theatre and a summer of Shakespeare at the Canadian Stage TD Dream in High Park. With a long-standing commitment to education and enhancement programs for the public, nurturing theatre professionals, and developing new Canadian plays, Canadian Stage plays an essential role in bringing thought-provoking theatre and high quality entertainment into the lives of millions in Toronto, one of North America’s largest theatre centres. For more information, refer to www.canstage.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VOLUNTEERING:
Bob McCarthy, Manager of Volunteer Resources and Interns, email@example.com or 416-860-4688