Daily Archives: April 25, 2012

Call for Submissions: The 2012 Festival of Ideas & Creation Artistic Ambassadors, Canadian Stage

The 2012 Festival of Ideas & Creation is fast approaching and Canadian Stage is looking for curious and energetic volunteers to be Festival ARTISTIC AMBASSADORS.

This year’s Festival focuses on Music in Performance. It features emerging and established artists alike, and runs at the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St.) from May 9th – May 12th, with a special offsite event on May 13th.

As an Artistic Ambassador, each volunteer will be paired with a presenting company and assist them in their rehearsals and performance as scheduled throughout the Festival.  Artistic Ambassadors will be responsible for liaising between Canadian Stage and the artists involved and providing the support necessary for a successful process.  Involvement with the company can range from working as an ASM, taking blocking notes, or even simply observing the process.

The Artistic Ambassador program is a fantastic way to meet accomplished artists, gain insight into new creative processes, and connect with some of the most exciting new works being created in Canada. It is also a unique opportunity to gain full access to this year’s Festival programming.

In thanks, volunteers will also be offered two tickets to Canadian Stage’s production of The Game of Love and Chance on a date of their choosing (on stage until May 12).

Please complete the attached application form, specifying which projects you would be interested in and available to work with.

Please email:
1) The completed application form
2) A paragraph that outlines your interest in the position and your past artistic, production and/or administrative experience (maximum 300 words)
to artisticintern@canadianstage.com no later than NOON on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (Subject line:  FESTIVAL ARTISTIC AMBASSADOR).

For more information on ongoing emerging artists opportunities at Canadian Stage, check out our GYM Program.

We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions please call 416-367-8243 x 245.


Event: 2012 Harold Awards, The Harold Awards

18 and nearly legal!

Monday May 7, 2012
the el Mocambo 464 Spadina Avenue

Doors at 7:30, show at 8:00 sharp

Drinks! Deception! Don’t Miss Out!!!

Hosted by Caroline Gillis
Featuring Blair Irwin and John Hughes

Tickets only $10 at the door!!
(please bring a canned good for charity)

Since 1995 The Harold Awards have come to represent the independent and hard-working spirit of Toronto’s vibrant theatre community – a kind of rabble-rousing alternative to the Dora Awards.

To be Harolded is an honour of the highest subversive order. Awards are bestowed from one individual to the next in recognition of an outstanding and often under-recognized dedication on or off the stage. The Harold Awards lineage reads like a who’s-who of Toronto theatre, beginning with: Luther Hansraj, Kirsten Johnson, Sherrie Johnson, Jacoba Knaapen, Daniel MacIvor, Don McKellar, Darren O’Donnell, Alex Posh-Goldin, Nadia Ross, Lisa Ryder, Sarah Stanley, Deanne Taylor and the late and dearly missed Paul Bettis.

For more information visit www.haroldawards.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter