Electric Messiah in TO


-Toronto, ON-
-December 5th – 7th, 2016-

Drake Underground
1150 Queen Street West

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The sold-out sensation returns! A stripped down, surround sound electro-improv Messiah for today’s Toronto.

“This is the naughty boy of Messiahs and not to be missed!” – operaramblings blog

Is it possible to become re-sensitized to this ubiquitous musical masterpiece by taking it apart and putting it back together again? Stripping Handel’s music back down to its barest essentials, Electric Messiah enables four singers, accompanied by guitar and electronics, to explore a selection of the work’s most popular movements through the lens of their own unique styles and cultural backgrounds.

Staged in the intimate, cabaret-style underground of Toronto’s iconic Drake Hotel, it’s an eclectic collaboration among some of Toronto’s most creative singers and instrumentalists, with staging by Ashlie Corcoran. Soundstreams’ Electric Messiah will reconnect you to the music of the holiday season in a way that is surprising, fresh, and above all, FUN.

Featured artists:

Gabriel Dharmoo, Vocals
Christine Duncan, Vocals
Jeremy Dutcher, Vocals – IPAA member!
John Gzowski, Guitar
Carla Huhtanen, Vocals
Jeff McLeod, Organ
Cheldon “Slowpitch” Paterson, Turntables

Creative Team:





-Submission deadline Dec 05, 2016-

Eastern Front Theatre seeks young Indigenous female actor to play Genevieve Tomah (Mi’kmaw) in Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion

Production name: Lullaby: Inside The Halifax Explosion
Date production rehearsal/job starts: 03/06/2017
Audition date: 12/14/2016
Deadline to submit: 12/05/2016
Email applications to:
Contact name: Jeremy Webb
Contact email:
Contact phone: 902 466-2769
Engager Website:

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Eastern Front Theatre values gender equity and cultural diversity in all of our practices. We encourage submissions from ALL artists.

Additional information:



 Metis artist nominated for a Canadian...

Picture taken by Jen Squires

Picture taken by Jen Squires

Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen Amanda Rheaume continues to be recognized in the music industry for her incredible talent! Rheaume has been nominated once again for the Canadian Folk Music Aboriginal Songwriter of the Year Award.

Amanda won the award back in 2014 and that same year also received a Juno nomination for Aboriginal Album of the Year. Rheaume’s nominated album, Holding Patterns, was produced by Jim Bryson. Click here for more information on the album. This year’s Canadian Folk Music Awards will take place on December 3 at Toronto’s Isabel Bader Theatre.

One of the standouts on Holding Patterns is the song Red Dress, which features singer Chantal Kreviazuk. The song is meant to honour and raise awareness on the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. Proceeds for the song will be donated to the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Safety and Violence Prevention Program. To buy the song and support this great cause, please visit iTunes.

Amanda recently performed at the 2016 MNO Annual General Assembly where she performed her newly recorded song We Aspire. The MNO commissioned Amanda to write a song based on the MNO Statement of Prime Purpose that captures the spirit and our MNO success stories. The song is now featured in the MNO We Aspire commercials that are running on the APTN television network. Click here to listen to and download We Aspire in MP3 format.


 Call for performers – Celebrating...


-Submissions due Dec 1-
-Scarborough, ON-

Cedarbrooke Lodge Retirement Residence
is seeking entertainers who will entertain and educate our residents about Indigenous culture. We want to celebrate Canada with our residents and as many heritage groups as possible December 1 2016

If interested email Mary Elstone at mary.elstone[at]


 WCT is hiring Production Manager

WCT - Now hiring Artistic Director

WCT – Now hiring Artistic Director

-Submission deadline is Dec 1st, 2016-

Western  Canada Theatre is  seeking a Production Manager.  This is a  full‐time,  salaried  position. Ideal  starting  date  is
January 3, 2017.

The Production Manager is responsible for the collaborative planning and supervision of all technical aspects of WCT’s
productions  and  events.  The  successful  applicant  will  have  five  years  demonstrated  management  experience  in
professional  theatre  or  a  related  field.  They  will  have  inspiring  leadership  abilities,  strong  communication  skills,
extensive  technical  knowledge,  and  proven  budget  management  skills.  They  will  be  a  team  player  with  excellent
interpersonal  skills  and  proven  integrity.  They  will  be  responsible  for  managing  multiple  projects  on  finite  timelines.
Experience with creative problem solving is an asset.  Experience with Excel, Vectorworks, and purchase order systems is
preferred.  A desire to collaborate with an outstanding team in a positive working environment is essential.
The Production Manager reports jointly to the Artistic Director and Executive Director.
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2016. Apply in writing with a cover letter and resume to:
James MacDonald, Artistic Director
Western Canada Theatre
Electronic submissions only. Email:
Please review the profile of the company before applying:


Click here to read the full job description


 Cahoots Theatre now accepting TCR...


We will be accepting applications starting from September 6 until December 1. Please see detailed submission process below. A reminder that these micro-grants are seed-funding for projects that are in development and are not to be construed as commissioning, workshopping or production funds.

Submission Details

Artists interested in applying for this year’s program are asked to review our website in order to familiarize themselves with the kind of work the company does and the artists we engage. Preference will be given to applications that fulfill our mandate of diversity. In addition to welcoming playwrights, Cahoots strongly encourages submissions from all diverse performance artists (including directors, designers etc.) as well as those working in non-text disciplines.

There will likely be more projects we would like to support than available funds. Depending on the number of submissions and our current priorities, Cahoots reserves the right to fund fewer projects at a more significant level. On average, creators receive between $1000 – $2500. Cahoots has never funded any individual artist above $3500.

To apply, please prepare the following in .pdf (one PDF file, if possible):

Click here to read more about the application process of TCR submissions


 IPAA is now hiring! – Alliance...



-Application deadline January 18th, 2017-

Click here to view the Alliance Coordinator job description




 Voice casting call for animated Video...

-Submissions due Nov 25-

Age: 20+, Gender: any It is for a Voice-Over artist for two 1-minute videos about Indigenous Ways of Knowing.
If interest contact Hannah Martin at hannah[at]


 The Huron Carole featuring Tom Jackson


-Nov 25th – Dec 16th-

-Various locations – NL, PE, AB, SK, MB & BC –

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The Huron Carole is a Christmas story. A story filled with reflection, humor, passion, and the journey of a homeless man through darkness to light. Traditional, contemporary and signature music releases the spirit of Christmas into one’s heart. Miracles do not go out of style.

Tom Jackson, founder of The Huron Carole Benefit Concert Series, is a musician, beloved TV personality (North of 60, Star Trek, Law and Order), and long-time champion for the marginalized. Having experienced life on the streets himself, he discovered music was a way to help others.

Save these dates!
25-Nov St. John’s, NL
26-Nov Indian River, PE
29-Nov Edmonton, AB
30-Nov Red Deer, AB
02-Dec Lloydminster, AB/SK
03-Dec Saskatoon, SK
04-Dec Moose Jaw, SK
05-Dec Regina, SK
06-Dec Brandon, MB
13-Dec Calgary, AB
14-Dec Medicine Hat, AB
16-Dec Victoria, BC


 TAC now hiring – Grant Assistant


-Applications due November 25, 2016 by 5:00pm – 

Position: Grants Assistant
Type: permanent full-time
Start Date: January 2017
The Grants Assistant provides administrative and clerical support for the delivery of
TAC grant programs and also provides general office support and relief at the reception
desk as required.

Responsibilities include:

 Providing phone support to applicants using TAC Grants Online application system.
 Retrieving and reporting data from the online grants system on request.
 Providing basic program information to prospective applicants.
 Providing support to Grants Officers in processing applications.
 Providing support for adjudication meetings
 Coordination of meetings, including room set-up and clean-up
 Fulfilling other clerical and administrative duties, as required.

Key qualifications/requirements:



 Logan Staats opens for Crystal Shawanda


-Brantford, ON-

Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
88 Dalhousie Street
November 24th, 2016
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Ipaa member Logan Staats will be opening for Crystal Shawanda for a one night performance in Brantford at the Sanderson Centre. Crystal will be playing songs from her recently released album Fish Out of Water as well as songs from her previous albums.

From Crystal Shawanda’s facebook page:

“Hey everybody on November 24 I’m gonna be performing in Brantford, Ontario, at the fabulous Sanderson Centre, which is a gorgeous venue! With special guest, the very talented Logan Staats, who will be kicking off the show! This will be my last full band show in Ontario, until after my little baby comes, as my due date is in February!” Click here to read her full FB post

Crystal was born on the Wikwemikong Native Reservation on Canada’s Manitoulin Island in Ontario. Her single, “You Can Let Go”, was the fastest rising single in Canadian BDS History. . After winning a Juno award in 2013 for Aboriginal album of the year, Crystal released “The Whole World’s Got the Blues” in the fall of 2014. Crystal has recently released A Fish Out Of Water.


 Unrelated makes its International debut

Daina Ashbee's Unrelated makes its international debut.

Daina Ashbee’s Unrelated makes its international debut.

-London, UK-
Access to performance and in conversation by day ticket only: Thursday 24 November
Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street E1 6AB

Unrelated by Daina Ashbee – European premiere at SACRED:Homelands Festival

Unrelated is a dark work that expresses the cruelty and vulnerability confronted by Aboriginal women in Canada. Unrelated boils with feelings of emptiness and erupts with violence suggesting the loss of culture, identity and community. Stunningly interpreted by Areli Moran and Paige Culley, Unrelated is a study of corporeal sub-conscience and Ashbee’s deconstruction and transformation of her own self-image. It is a deliberately disturbing and sensual creation.

Daina Ashbee is an artist, performer and choreographer based in Montréal, Québec. Her work is often influenced by her Cree Metis and Dutch heritage and her experiences as a young woman, using both contemporary and traditional means as expression. Most notably, her work has been presented for The Global Alliance Against Female Genital Mutilation (Switzerland 2015), at La Chapelle: Scènes Contemporaines (Montréal 2015, 2016) and at The MAI (Montréal 2014). Daina has been awarded mentorship and residencies at Circuit-Est Centre Chorégraphique, The MAI (Montréal, Arts Interculturels) and Studio 303 in Montréal for the project, Unrelated. Daina was invited to present her work in Geneva, Switzerland for a gathering hosted by The Global Alliance Against Female Genital Mutilation and Musée d’ethnographie de Genève (MEG). She is looking forward to premiering her newest work Pour at La Chapelle: Scènes Contemporaines in 2016. Most recently, Daina has become the winner of the CALQ Prize – Work of an Emerging Artist in Montréal in 2015, for her work Unrelated.


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