A Gathering of Indigenous Theatre and...

A Gathering of Indigenous Theatre and Performance

September 17-19, 2015

University of Regina and First Nations University of Canada

Performing Turtle Island brings together established and emerging scholars and artists in the form of a national symposium on how Indigenous theatre and performance are connected to Indigenous identity and community health.

View the schedule here



 Seeking Coast Salish Artists

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BC Ferries is working with the First Peoples’ Cultural Council to commission three original designs from three B.C. Coast Salish artists for their newest intermediate class ferries – Salish Orca, Salish Eagle and Salish Raven

They are seeking invitation for Expressions of Interest from artists affiliated with any of the 20 listed B.C. Coast Salish First Nations, and working in any art form that can translate to digital images.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: Sept 24th.

For more information, click here.


 Aboriginal Art Park Public Art Call


-Edmonton, AB-

Expression of Interest :: Call for Canadian Aboriginal Artists – Edmonton’s Aboriginal Art Park

The Aboriginal Art Park Public Art Call is open to all Aboriginal artists and artist teams residing in Canada, and is held in accordance with the City of Edmonton policy “Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas” (C458C). Artworks will in some way ‘tell the stories of this place’ and respond to the land within the Aboriginal Art Park and/or the land in the region through an engaged process with Edmonton’s urban Aboriginal communities, Treaty No. 6 First Nations, Métis, local knowledge holders, and/or Elders.

This Expression of Interest includes a two-stage selection process. Shortlisted artists will participate in a site visit and workshop with Curator Candice Hopkins, prior to preparing full proposals.

There are a total of (six) opportunities listed in this call.



 Auditions for Dreary and Izzy: Freddie...

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-Prince George, BC-

Audition call for Freddie Seven Horses

Auditioning actors should read the entire play. Auditions will either be held over skype with the director, or video recorded by the actor and sent password-protected over vimeo. The contract runs from January 12, 2016 until February 17, 2016 at Theatre NorthWest as part of the 2015/16 Mainstage Series. Sides for the role will be provided after submissions are made to jack[at] with the subject line Freddie Seven Horses.



 Indian Acts

……………….Indian Acts Sept 15

-Vancouver, BC-

Open to the public- all welcome! Donations appreciated!

WHERE: Full Circle Office, 1577 W. Georgia St. Vancouver

WHEN: Friday, Sept 4th BBQ 5:30pm followed by Artist Talk at 7pm

Indian Acts is a series of public presentations, occurring throughout the year and includes staged readings, works in progress, musical concerts, dance performances and excerpts from pieces we have in development.

On Friday Sept 4th, starting with a BBQ social, Full Circle is honoured to welcome visiting Indigenous performer and Drag-Artist Ben Graetz (a.k.a Miss Ellaneous) to Coast Salish Territory to present a special Artist-Talk. Ben will be sharing with us some of his experiences over the years of working in the arts, as well talking about his own work as a cutting edge, two-spirited performer in his homeland of Australia and abroad. More...


 Impact 15 Indigenous line up


-Kitchener, ON/Toronto, ON/Vancouver, BC/Whitehorse, YT-

-Sept 22-27,2015-

The HonouringKaha:wi Dance Theatre, Toronto
Return Home — Return Home Collective & Salish Sea Productions in association with MT Space and Urban Ink Productions, Vancouver
Frost Exploding Trees Moon / Northern Journey / Spine of the Mother Raven Spirit Dance, Vancouver
Paradise — MT Space and Gwaandak Theatre, Kitchener and Whitehorse
Tomson Highway, Patricia Cano & Christopher Plock — presented in partnership with University of Waterloo History and Silver Birch Projects


 Civic Theatres Toronto Board of...

Toronto Public Service

Ever wanted to participate in theatre by being a Board Director?

Three major theatres in Toronto are now being governed by one Board of Directors and they are looking for community members to join in this advisory role. Apply by November 5th, 2015  More...


 On Showcasing – Advice from...

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Pictured: evalyn parry Photo by: Alejandra Santiago

With conference and networking events such as the Western Arts Alliance’s 2015 conference in Vancouver, the Indigenous Performance Symposium, CAPACOA’s Culture of inClusion conference in November, and many other Contact events highlighted at several artists and producers are equipping themselves with the right tools in their toolkits to best market themselves and their work.

evalyn parry, a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and new Artistic Director of Buddies and Bad Times Theatre answers some questions on how to best prepare for showcasing.


So just to be clear – i am answering these questions as a non-indigenous, queer creator / performer of settler heritage; I’ve done a lot of touring with my theatre / music show SPIN, and before that I did a lot of touring as a songwriter and spoken word artist.  I have not done any touring to reserves (which i imagine has some unique logistics associated with it), although i have toured to many remote and isolated communities around Canada and in the North.  I have been fortunate to be presented at some big, fancy soft-seater theatres around the country; i have also (sometimes on the same tour as the fancy theatres) played in community halls and school gymnasiums and living rooms.  For me, touring has been a way to evolve and grow as a performer, to improve my work, learning from the experience of repeated performances;  to travel this amazing country of ours, to make connections and build relationships with artists and audiences in all kinds of communities through my art.   I have also made (most of) my living touring, at different times.   In my experience, it is really fun and amazing, really hard work, and, not particularly glamorous:) But worth it!!!



 Call for Artists: Artscape Sandbox



Call for Artists: Artscape Sandbox launches two exciting initiatives for professional artists
Artscape Sandbox is brand new flexible and multidisciplinary performance space in the heart of the entertainment district. At over 6,000 square feet, the space is ripe for vibrant and innovative artistic creation on a large scale. We believe this special resource has something unique to offer professional artists as a space for exploration, innovation and presentation.

Artscape is excited to announce two special initiatives for Artscape Sandbox’s first year of operations:



 Buddies is seeking two interns



Application Due: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 by MIDNIGHT

We have two unpaid internships available:

Administrative Intern (October-March, approximately 4hrs per week with increased hours in February)

Community Outreach Intern (October-March, approximately 4hrs per week with increased hours in February)



 Cafe Daughter comes to Edmonton, AB!


-Edmonton, AB-

Kenneth T. Willams’ Cafe Daughter will be produced by Workshop West Playwrights Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Arts in Edmonton, AB

The Backstage Theatre,
ATB Financial Arts Barns.
10330 84 Ave

Nov. 26 – Dec. 6, 2015
Buy Tickets here



 Making of Treaty 7

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-Calgary, AB-

September 23-25th, 2015

The Bella Concert Hall
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Calgary, Alberta

Buy tickets

Making Treaty 7 is a groundbreaking theatrical presentation featuring a diverse and talented ensemble of over 20 First Nations and non-Aboriginal performers, musicians, dancers and poets. The performance breathes life into the history and legacy of the founding event of modern southern Alberta.

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Indigenous Body of Work
The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre - our collaboration with the National Arts Centre English Theatre.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list we maintain as a result of this collaboration.

The Summit - 12 Indigenous performing artists led the conversation at the Banff Centre (April 21-24, 2014)

#Study/Repast - 40 Indigenous performing artists explored Indigenous theatre at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre (May 5-16th, 2015)

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