Jun
22

 Jeremy Proulx stars in TWO shows in...

Jeremy Proulx upcoming productions!

Jeremy Proulx upcoming productions!

-Missouri, USA-

IPAA member, Jeremy Proulx, will be performing with the Maples Repertory Theatre in Macon, Missouri this upcoming summer in two major stage productions. He will be portraying the lead role of Lennie Small in Joseph Steinbeck’s OF MICE AND MEN (June 24th -July 17th) and as part of the ensemble in the comedy musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (July 15th – August 7th). Both productions are being performed in rep at the Royal Theatre in Macon, Missouri. Jeremy is excited for the opportunity to delve into another complex and challenging stage role like Lennie Small and also perform in his very first musical!

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Jun
22

 WCT now hiring – Artistic

WCT - Now hiring Artistic Director

WCT - Now hiring Artistic Director

-Application deadline June 30th, 2016-

POSTING FOR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – WESTERN CANADA THEATRE (WCT)

WCT is seeking to fill the position of Artistic Director. This is a challenging full-time position and requires the successful candidate to make Kamloops her or his home. The start date in Kamloops will ideally be August 29, 2016. Upon selection, a mutually convenient plan will be created to ensure collaboration with the outgoing Artistic Director to facilitate a smooth transition. The successful candidate will continue and contribute to the legacy of this exceptional company.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Reporting to WCT’s Board of Directors, WCT’s Artistic Director has a broad range of responsibilities, some of which are shared with WCT’s General Manager. The Artistic Director has chief responsibility for the following:
• selecting and scheduling of WCT’s season of programming;
• making artistic decisions;
• reviewing and considering incoming scripts for future action;
• communicating the artistic vision of WCT;
• commissioning and dramaturgy of new works;
• selecting artistic personnel; and
• meeting and maintaining established artistic standards of WCT.

The Artistic Director has co-managerial responsibilities with the General Manager for the following:

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Jun
22

 Shift the Focus, Shape the Future...

June 23, 2016 Year-end fundraiser

June 23, 2016 Year-end fundraiser

-Toronto, ON-

June 23, 2016
Painbox Bistro

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This Thursday we invite you to join us in Paintbox Bistro to celebrate the closing of another season of Indigenous performing arts. With your help, we seek to bring focus to Indigenous stories and shape the future of performing arts in our community, our country, and around the world.

This engaging evening will feature a unique excerpt of The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway, read in Cree by the incredible talents of Gail Maurice and Rosary Spence.

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Jun
22

 o’wet/ lost lagoon

o'wet/ lost lagoon (June 21 - 25)

o'wet/ lost lagoon (June 21 - 25)

-Vancouver, BC-

June 21-25, 2016 at the Firehall Arts Centre

on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Nations in celebration of National Aboriginal Day.

Tue-Fri @ 8PM, Sat 2PM & 8PM
TIX $20 in advance/$25 at door (+fees) @ www.firehallartscentre.ca
$2 from every ticket donated to Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
June 21st is PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN in celebration of National Aboriginal Day

This brand new play written and performed by Quelemia Sparrow tells the story of a mixed-race aboriginal woman in a present-day, colonized world. With humour and truth, the story snapshots us through Quelemia’s life from her international modeling career– partying with the rich and famous, to fishing trips with her dad, her connection/disconnection to home; and her journey of healing through intergenerational trauma.

O’wet/Lost Lagoon is produced by Alley Theatre in association with Full Circle: First Nations Performance. It has been developed in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre and in community partnership with Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society.

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Jun
22

 First Movements by Maura Garcia

Maura Garcia in First Movements

Maura Garcia in First Movements

Woodland Cultural Centre
Brantford, Ontario
6 Nations

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
They can be purchased at the Woodland Cultural Centre box office
or online at www.woodland-centre.on.ca.

Woodland Cultural Centre is pleased to present an exclusive contemporary dance performance, First Movements, on June 25, 2016 at 8:00PM. Created by celebrated choreographer Maura Garcia, this event marks her first collaboration with the Woodland Cultural Centre.

Originally from North Carolina, Garcia is a Cherokee/Mattamuskeet, who brings her own heritage and Southern story to her work. Using her performances to empower, form connections, and uplift Indigenous cultural values, Garcia is a natural fit with the Woodland Cultural Centre.

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Jun
21

 Helix – June 28th

Helix - CURATED BY Gein Wong  FEATURING Lido Pimienta

Helix - CURATED BY Gein Wong FEATURING Lido Pimienta

-Toronto, ON-

HELIX, June 28th 8pm, FREE
Buddies in Bad Time Theatre, The Chamber

Box Office 416-975-8555
buddiesinbadtimes.com/pride

Spiraling, connected and tightly bound, Helix is a night of live curatorial performance DJing where Indigenous, Black, and People of Colour musicians, dancers, and artists crossfade with one another, working together to blend their energies and artistry into new performances that point towards the future.

CURATED BY
Gein Wong

FEATURING

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Jun
21

 Info session – TAC INDIGENOUS...

TAC Indigenous Arts Grant info session

TAC Indigenous Arts Grant info session

Toronto Arts Council’s Indigenous Arts Projects program is now open for 2016 applications. This annual multi-disciplinary project grant is specifically for Toronto-based Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) artists, collectives and organizations. Launched in 2015, the program awarded $200,000 to 21 projects in its first year.

Click for information on the program; or register or log in to the online application.

Isidra Cruz is TAC’s new Indigenous Arts program officer: isidra@torontoartscouncil.org. All new applicants are advised to contact Isidra to confirm eligibility prior to completing an application.

If you received a grant through the 2015 program, you must submit the final report before completing a 2016 application.

INFORMATION SESSION:
Meet Isidra and learn more about the Indigenous Arts Projects program.
Date: June 29, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Native Earth Performing Arts
Aki Studio Theatre
585 Dundas St. East, Suite 120

Jun
21

 PETAPAN Atlantic Showcase 2016

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Petapan: First Light Symposium is organized by the Atlantic Public Arts Funders.

The performance showcase featured Indigenous Atlantic artists such as:

Hubert Francis Band
Deantha Edmunds-Ramsay
Rebecca Thomas
Mi’kmaq Legends

and Drum Dancers and Throat Singers: Susie Debbie Lyall & Sophie Angnatok as well as a participatory intervention called Yahkâskwan mîkiwâhp (Light Tipi) led by Cheryl L’Hirondelle.

Jun
21

 Sterling nominations

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- Edmonton, AB -

Congratulations to these 2015/16 Sterling Award nominees:

Outstanding production and outstanding performance for Tiffany Ayalik in Café Daughter by Kenneth T Williams, produced by Alberta Aboriginal Arts & Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre.

Also a outstanding musical theatre nomination for Citadel Theatre’s production of Evangeline featuring Sera-Lys McArthur and Sheldon Elter.

Awards will be announced on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre!

Jun
21

 Riddu Riđđu Festivála July 13-17,...

Riddu Riđđu festival - Norway

Riddu Riđđu festival - Norway

-Samuelsberg, Norway-
July 13 – 17, 2016

Riddu Riđđu Festivála AS (RRFAS) was established 01/01/2010 and has since then been responsible for the operation of the Riddu Riđđu Festival. The mission of the Riddu Riđđu Festivála AS is to promote and develop the Sami coastal culture. The company has no commercial purposes. Programming includes IPAA member Dancing Earth

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Jun
21

 Now open – Siminovitch Prize...

nominations now open for Siminovitch Prize

nominations now open for Siminovitch Prize

-Nomination deadline is Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5 p.m.-

Nominations are welcome for stage directors who, through their body of work, have made a significant creative contribution to noteworthy theatre projects in Canada, and who are continuing to create work that demonstrates innovation and excellence. Nominees must have at least 10 years’ experience as professional directors and should be continuing to make substantial achievements in their work.

Nominees will have developed a marked personal style or artistic approach to their craft, vision, technique, interests and/or collaborations.

In addition, the jury will consider the following aspects of the artist’s work: originality, sense of evolution, growing maturity, continuing experimentation, impact upon audiences, and influence upon younger artists.

Artists are eligible whose work is performed in either English or French in the not-for-profit or commercial theatre sector in Canada.
Issues regarding the eligibility of nominees are decided at the sole discretion of the jury.

Nomination Procedure
Self-nominations will not be considered. Completed nominations should be submitted electronically by Friday, July 15, 2016 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional questions can be directed to exec[at]siminovitchprize.com

Selection
A national jury of distinguished members of the Canadian theatre community is chosen annually to select the Siminovitch Prize recipient. The Jury Chair leads the selection of the jury and presides over the deliberations.

Short List
The jury will select a shortlist of nominees for final consideration by mid-September. The short-listed nominees are expected to be available to attend the announcement of the short list on the evening of October 17, 2016 in Toronto and the Awards evening on October 28th, 2016 in Ottawa as guests of the Siminovitch Prize.

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Jun
21

 Burning Vision

Burning Vision by Marie Clements

Burning Vision by Marie Clements

-Barcelona, Spain-

Ardent Visió / Burning Vision
Marie Clements / Tom Bentley-Fisher

A Catalan-Canadian co-production about the discovery of uranium. The question that we are made is: separated us forever the nuclear bomb that had opened the sky, or can still find a way to unite us?
In the late nineteenth century, a visionary of the Dene nation in northern Canada, had a burning vision. He sang about a strange people, white skin, a rock bore a hole in the ground and dropped burning in a remote location on a people who had the same look as them, dené. In 1945, the uranium mined in dené territory was used for the bombs that devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Visió Ardent / Burning Vision follows the story of uranium from the mine to the pump. The work begins with a bang. It ends with a bang. And between these two extremes of fire, a chorus of voices emerging from distant corners of the globe. In this multilingual production, artists from Canada and Catalonia have come together to find a common voice. The work incorporates video, original music and a mixed Catalan and Canadian cast to embody a dream world that encourages us to act.

A coproduction of Grec Festival of Barcelona 2016, Tant per Tant and Q-Ars Teatre.

With the collaboration of the Catalan Institute of Cultural Industries (ICEC), the Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada, Saskatchewan and Creative Teatre Sala de l’Ajuntament Ruby.

The translation was supported by Playwrights ‘Workshop Montréal, Glassco Playwrights’ Residency in Tadoussac.

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