Jani Lauzon named a finalist for Cayle...

Jani Lauzon named one of Cayle Chernin award 2016 Finalists – Media

Jani Lauzon named one of Cayle Chernin award 2016 Finalists – Media

Congratulations Jani on being named a finalist in the 2016 Cayle Chernin award in the Media category!

Meet the 2016 finalists!

The Cayle Chernin Memorial Fund and Equity Showcase Theatre are proud to announce the fifth annual Cayle Chernin Awards (CCAs): An Evening of Recognition, Music and Celebration of Women in the Arts, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Ave.

6:30 for open bar and snacks
7:30 Cayle Chernin Awards hosted and performed by the inimitable duo of David Gale and Randy Vancourt.
Tickets $20.00 advance, $25.00 door @ Brown Paper

An evening of music and celebration!

The CCAs are awarded to emerging or transitioning female artists in their creation, development or production of a new work:

The Cayle Chernin Award in Media Arts is a $1000 cash prize plus in-kind equipment from William F. White.
The Cayle Chernin Award in Theatre is a $1000 cash prize plus in-kind rehearsal space from Cindy Tanas Actors Studio
The Cayle Chernin Awards were established in 2012 to honour the life and work of actor, documentary filmmaker, writer, teacher and mentor Cayle Chernin (1947 – 2011).

The CCAs are made possible by the generous support of its sponsors: AFBS, ACTRA Toronto, Bains Partners LLP, W.H. White, Cindy Tanas, Double Chocolate Fountains, and MHLD Prod. Inc.


 General Audition Call for Shakespeare...

Shakespeare BASH’d Call for General Audition

Shakespeare BASH’d Call for General Audition


-Submission Deadline: May 6th, 2016-

General Audition Call for Shakespeare BASH’d

Shakespeare BASH’d is now accepting submissions for upcoming general auditions to be held on May 22, 2016.We are looking to meet new Toronto artists and see their work.

Shakespeare BASH’d encourages submissions from artists of all diverse backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, body-type, and sexuality.

Shakespeare BASH’d works under the Equity Artist’ Collective Policy. We strive to present Shakespeare’s plays as they were written: with simple staging, clear and specific language, and an emphasis on the words and characters telling the story. We hope to have the opportunity to meet professional, enthusiastic, and driven performers who share our love of Shakespeare.

We thank everyone for their interest; however only those selected for an audition will be contacted. Successful candidates will be contacted with more details and to set-up an audition time.

Please email a resume and headshot to shakespearebashd[at] no later than Friday, May 6, 2016. Please include in the body of your email a brief introduction to your relationship with classical text.

We look forward to hearing from you!



 Red Ride Tour rides again!

revRedRideTour_Poster (updated)

- Canada, ON & BC  -



 Banff Indigenous Dance Residency

Banff Indigenous Dance teachers

- Banff, AB -

Mique’l Dangeli and Mike Dangeli of the Git Hayetsk Dancers join the impressive roster of instructors at the Banff Centre for the Arts’ Indigenous Dance Residency this summer (August 1st – 28th).

APPLY BY MAY 4th, 2016!


 the COC is now hiring -Finance

The Canadian Opera Company is now hiring - Finance Assistant

The Canadian Opera Company is now hiring - Finance Assistant

-Toronto, ON-

Deadline is May 6th

Finance Assistant – One Year Full-time Contract Employment Opportunity

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) is now accepting applications for the full-time contract position of Finance Assistant, located at 227 Front Street East, Toronto. This opportunity will appeal to an ambitious individual who learns quickly and has exceptional organizational skills. The hours of work will be standard 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. The position is available for one year, subject to government funding. There is the potential of an extension.

Reporting to the Finance Manager and working under the direction of the Payroll Administrator, the Finance Assistant will:


• Candidate must be registered with Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training
• Secondary school diploma
• Proficiency and expertise in the use of computer technology (e.g. email, Excel and other Microsoft Office products)
• Strong communication skills and attention to detail
• A natural affinity for numbers
• Ability to operate in a complex environment with strict deadlines
• Previous experience in payroll is an asset, but not required
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Strong organization and problem solving skills
• Team player with friendly demeanor
• Ability to sit for extended periods of time

Please forward resumes with a cover letter to: Amalie Vanderzwet, Finance Manager, Canadian Opera Company
By Mail: 227 Front Street East, Toronto, ON, M5A 1E8

Only applications received by May 6, 2016 will be considered. The COC thanks, in advance, all applicants; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

For more information click here



 Creative Vocal Workshop

Creative Vocal Workshop with Scott K. Maynard

Creative Vocal Workshop with Scott K. Maynard

-Whitehorse, YT-

Wednesday April 27, 6-9pm,
Yukon Arts Centre’s Studio

Unleash your voice and discover the ancient power of the chorus in this creative vocal workshop.

After a comprehensive and relaxing warmup, we will exercise and explore our voices using a variety of material, from simple rounds and canons, to 20th century German spoken chorus music. In the second half of the workshop we will develop, as a group, a collective reading of a beat poem from 60’s America.

For whom?

No experience is necessary to participate in and enjoy this workshop. Ages 16 and up.

How much?

$20. Participants also must be Gwaandak Theatre members (cost $5).

Scott Maynard is a versatile musician/composer with a broad range and depth of experience. He has played in dozens of bands over twenty years, and has toured extensively. He also has a substantial background in choral music, as a singer, a conductor, and a composer. He is a multi-instrumentalist, a song-writer, an improviser, a teacher, and a producer. Scott has provided original music for choirs, orchestras, films, various theatre and dance pieces, and several festivals. Other recent work includes Small Wooden Shoe’s fourth annual Threepenny Opera, and Antigone Dead People.


 KDT world premiere: Re-Quickening

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre world premiere - Re- Quickening

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre world premiere - Re- Quickening

-Toronto, ON-

The World Premiere runs from April 28 – May 1, 2016
Harbourfront Centre – Fleck Dance Theatre
207 Queens Quay West, 3rd Floor, Queen’s Quay Terminal

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 8pm
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 8pm
Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 8pm
Sun, May 1, 2016 at 3pm

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (KDT), one of Canada’s leading contemporary dance companies, led by multi award-winning Artistic Director Santee Smith, launches one of the most bold, timely, sonically and visually arresting inter-disciplinary performances of the 2016 dance season.

Premiering as part of Harbourfront Centre’s 2015/16 Next Steps dance series, Re-Quickening takes the prevailing discourse surrounding international Indigenous women’s issues and incites a tough topical dialogue through performance, music and art, fuelled by re-constructing feminine power. Does reconciliation mean the same thing to everyone, including those living on Turtle Island? Re-Quickening goes there, while facilitating an artistic re-awakening of her-story. “By piecing together fragments and shards of Indigenous knowing, this production acts as a reaffirmation of life and healing from issues of violence against women and the Earth,” says Santee. She also makes it clear that the driving force behind Re-Quickening are Indigenous voices, “It’s about our experience and it’s our truth.”

For more information click here


 Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

-Toronto, ON-

April 30th, 2016

Register soon as there is limited space.
$5 per workshop or $35 for all 7
Participants are expected to learn the basic composition tools, working with camera angles, creating/releasing visual tension in the frame, working with perspective, understanding the symbolical elements of a visual art as well as conceptualization and the elements of analogy/allegory.
By the end of the course participants are expected to be able to take more interesting and visually impacting photos that have a capacity to better convey both artist’s emotions and social commentaries.
The Instructor is: Alexei N. Malakhov
Having received his first camera at the age 9, Alex has since never parted with this amazing tool of freezing time. Hobbyist for over 16 years, he went from simple film cameras to the most sophisticated modern technologies, while witnessing the art of photography to evolve, but never really change.
Having studied in Humber College, he went on to teach 3D-Design at the International Academy of Design and Technology but later on decided to pursue an art career in freelancing and non-profit art education.
For the past 6 years Alex has been working as a professional photographer in the areas of portraiture, event documentary and product photography, while running small-class private courses for those interested in taking their digital photography to a whole new level.

To register email: nicole[at]

Click more to see the “Course Outline”



 Toronto Fringe Tent submissions now

Applications now open for Toronto Fringe Tent

Applications now open for Toronto Fringe Tent

-Application deadline April 29th, 2016-

As an emerging artist, there are many paths to explore as you begin your career. You have acquired skills, experience and education in performing arts, technical theatre, theatre design, or production management; but how do you creatively mange the business of being an independent theatre artist?

The Toronto Fringe wants to support you! Our T.E.N.T. (Theatre Entrepreneurs’ Network & Training) Program connects emerging artists with established theatre artists and industry professionals, to provide invaluable guidance, insight, community engagement and mentorship. Our goal is to nurture a generation of empowered, creative, self-producing indie artists.

During the 12 days of the Festival, the T.E.N.T. Program provides 24 participants (ages 18-29) the opportunity to further develop the skills necessary to pursue a career in professional theatre.

The T.E.N.T. Program is offered at no cost, and all participants are provided a Rush Pass to the 2016 Toronto Fringe to view productions throughout the Festival.


A cover letter including: your name; age; address; phone number; email address; area of performing arts that best describes you (actor, technician, designer, producer)
A written response describing why you desire to participate in this program as an emerging theatre entrepreneur; what you hope to gain from the experience; and future aspirations as you explore your theatre career
A current CV (one page only)
Please attach all written documents as ONE file



 GTNT presents Popcorn Elder

Popcorn Elder

Popcorn Elder

-Saskatoon, SK & Meacham, SK-

A co-production with Dancing Sky Theatre. Inspired by the Arizona sweat lodge incident of 2009, the theme of this provocative play is the practice of plastic shaman and elders in the Indigenous community.
For ages 12 and up.
Buy tickets here

April 29 – May 15, 2016
Harvest Hall
Meacham, SK
Admission $20.00-30.00

May 19-29, 2016
Studio 914-914 20th St. West
Saskatoon, SK
Admission $25.00
Matinee $18.00



 CCA & Tangled presents info...

CCA & Tangled logo

CCA & Tangled logo

-Toronto, ON-

Friday, April 29
Mattamy Athletic Centre
The Alumni Lounge, 4th Floor
50 Carlton St., Toronto
12:15 to 1:15 pm

Are you an artist who identifies as being Deaf, having a disability or living with a mental illness?

Join us for an information session on the Cultivate Programs and the New Funding Model at the upcoming Cripping the Arts Symposium. Participate in person or join us online!

Online – Register for the webinar by April 28, by emailing: eliza[at]

In person – RSVP to attend by April 25 at: contact[at]

Have any questions for the event organizers?
Call Heather McAfee at:
1-800-263-5588 | 613-566-4414 x 4075

ASL interpretation will be available. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

The session will be in English and participants may ask questions in either English or French. We will respond in the official language of your choice.

more info



 Call for Submissions: Compass Points...

Call for Submissions: Compass Points Program 2016

Call for Submissions: Compass Points Program 2016

-Deadline date: Friday April 29th, 2016-

Call for Submissions: Compass Points Program 2016
Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Whitehorse, Yukon)

Now in its ninth year, Compass Points is a 6-day intensive program designed to inspire and nurture the careers of emerging artists from across the country. It provides a firsthand introduction to the professional theatre industry and fosters lifelong collaborative relationships among a peer community of Canada’s next generation of theatre creators. The program will focus on providing participants with new tools, inspiration, and ideas to fuel their creative practices while engaging in a critical discourse on artistic creation and criticism. The Magnetic North Theatre Festival will be held in Whitehorse, Yukon, this year from June 9-18. The Compass Points Program will run from June 11-16, 2016.

The Compass Points program provides participants with a three-fold approach:

Workshops & Panels – Engage with Canada’s top professional artists and theatre practitioners from across the country. Topics and events vary from year to year to complement festival programming and address current concerns and questions. Past workshops include: Kaleidography, and Chorus, Le Jeu, and auditioning technique and previous panels have addressed touring, theatre creation and criticism, grant writing, new play development, and self-producing. Past panelists and workshop leaders include: Peter Hinton, Richard Rose, Sarah Garton Stanley, Jillian Keiley, Daniel Brooks, Denise Clark, Marcus Youssef, Daniel MacIvor, Ravi Jain, Ann-Marie Kerr, Mary Vingoe and more.
Mentorship – Each participant will be paired with one other member of the Compass Points Program. Together they will be partnered with an established artist and their company involved in the 2016 Magnetic North Theatre Festival. The participants will have unique access to the show, and the artists and practitioners involved in creating the work.
Performances – The group will attend all the performances that comprise the Magnetic North Theatre Festival. Participants will be exposed to some of the best and most daring work currently being produced across the country.

Ideal Candidates Are:
· Emerging artists who have a strong interest in engaging in the national and local arts community, developing their craft as an artist, and artistic leadership.
· In their final years or recently graduated from post-secondary theatre, dance, and music programs, or emerging artists who have been in the arts industry for up to four years since graduating.
· Available for the entire duration of Compass Points (June 11-16, 2016).


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