Can you croon a song like Sinatra? Sing out a sultry tune like Billie Holiday? The Shaw Festival is celebrating the opening of Guys and Dolls, this year’s musical, with Luck Be a Crooner Tonight: unleash your inner guy or doll – a contest to find the next great crooner. The renowned repertory theatre company is inviting amateur singers over the age of 13 to upload a one-minute or less to Vimeo or YouTube of themselves singing Luck Be a Lady from “greatest of all American musicals” Guys and Dolls. The submission must be a solo, unaccompanied a capella performance and created without professional assistance. The contest is open to residents of Ontario; limit of one (1) entry per person and per email address.
The Next Stage Theatre Festival is open for applications from any artist who has participated in at least one Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF).
In January of 2014, Next Stage (NSTF) will return for its 7th year, brightening Toronto’s winter months with 12 days of fresh, exciting theatre! Held at the Factory Theatre, this festival presents the work of ten innovative “Fringe” artists who are ready to make the leap into the big time. The Toronto Fringe has seen a tremendous success with the Next Stage Theatre Festival — audiences have grown by more than 130% and more than a third of our productions have gone on to other stages.
DragonGems Productions is producing an independent film called Synchronicity. The film will be shot in Toronto using all local talent. As a part of the fundraising effort, on June 18th at the Winchester Bar and Kitchen, will be a night of stand up comedy.
The Luminato Festival runs from June 14 to 23 in venues across downtown Toronto. While we do not run a formal presenters’ program – we don’t have funds to support their travel or hotels – we will be sending the brochure and a general invitation to national and international presenters.
Obsidian Theatre’s Mentor/Apprentice Program provides emerging theatre artists much needed work experience and a deeper understanding of professional practices by working with some of the most sought after theatre practitioners in Canadian theatre, including members of Obsidian Theatre Company.
We are now accepting applications for our 13-14 Playwrights Unit.
We are looking for playwrights who identify as a members of the African diaspora to apply for our next season’s Playwrights Unit.
REMINDER: Monday, May 13th-5PM is the deadline to apply to the Dancemakers Summer Residency Program!
Please direct all questions to Michael Trent, Artistic Director, at 416-367-1800 x 31 or michaelATdancemakers.org
Our MAINSTAGE MEN program application is now available. The program is free and no experience is required. Participants receive $20 per day for transportation and food costs.
Youth must be between the ages of 16 and 19 and able to commit to the program dates below. If you know someone who might be interested in applying please pass the application along to them. The application deadline is Monday, June 10, 2013.
Completing the Circle: Paid Work Experience for Youths is a 12-week work experience program that places participants with a private sector employer in a high demand field. Employers will receive a wage subsidy equivalent to minimum wage for 24 hours of work per week for the 12-week period.