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 Audition, I Call Myself Princess

Paper Canoe Projects/Cahoots Theatre are auditioning for a 2-week workshop production of I Call Myself Princess by Jani Lauzon. The work will have one public presentation.

Date of workshop production: November 2 – 14th
Public Performance: November 14th, Venue TBC
Audition Date: August 11th 2014
Auditions will be held in Toronto, ON.

ROLE: Alex Park 20 – 35. African Canadian. Baritone. Seeking opera singers/legit musical theatre actors comfortable with operatic style. Must read music. Strong acting skills an asset. The actor playing Alex will be required to play additional speaking roles.

I Call Myself Princess has its roots in the story of Tsianina Redfeather, (December 13, 1882 – January 10, 1985) who was a Cree/Cherokee singer and performer working in classical music at the turn of the century. The contemporary character of Alex in the play continues to support his single mother and siblings in Winnipeg while remaining empathic and supportive to his First Nations boyfriend William, currently in Toronto studying opera. But even the kindest of hearts has a breaking point.

See below (and here) for details!



 Auditions, The Nisei & The

Actor/Actress call for The Nisei & The Narnauks, written and directed by Paul Van Dyck

Showing: Feb 5-22, 2015 at LE MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels)

Using puppetry, mask, and music, The Nisei & The Narnauks chronicles a young Japanese Canadian girl as she travels from a World War II interment camp in the Slocan Valley, across British Columbia, in the hope of finding her grandmother. Along the way, the fantastical spirits of the Haida myths help and hinder her journey. In the guise of a coming of age adventure story, this play re-examines the distressing treatment of Japanese Canadians during World War II and juxtaposes it with the overall treatment of Canadian First Nation Peoples.

Please send your head shot and CV to Sides and information will be sent upon request.

Character Breakdown below:



 Casting, Young Drunk Punk

CASTING a new comedy TV series: “YOUNG DRUNK PUNK”
SEEKING MALES AND FEMALES 18-­21yrs across Canada

Compensated at standard union rates. Only talent being considered will be notified. All talent sending in a self tape must be Canadian. Union and non-union talent can send in a self tape.

This project shoots in CALGARY and is being directed by Bruce McCulloch (KIDS IN THE HALL). For character descriptions and all video audition details, see here.

No need to submit photo and resume to apply. If you feel you fit the character description, go to our website to get the audition material and send self tape to by July 24.

DEADLINE FOR SELF TAPE: Thursday, July 24th 4:30pm OUTSIDE SHOOTING DATES: Early September 2014-January 2015


 Adaka Cultural Festival

Adaka Cultural Festival

Adaka Cultural Festival

Adaka Cultural Festival in Whitehorse, Jun 27 – Jul 3! This multidisciplinary cultural festival showcases Yukon, National and international aboriginal visual and performing artists.

At its idyllic location at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre on the Whitehorse waterfront, the Adäka Cultural Festival shines with awesome energy, arousing inspiration, pride, and excitement in the thousands of artists, visitors, and supporters who attend the Festival each year.

This year’s line-up is no exception!

The complete 2014 Program, as published in What’s Up Yukon, is available for download. It includes a detailed schedule, site map, and tons of useful information! All events are free unless otherwise noted.


 Audition call, Gwaandak & MT Space

Gwaandak Theatre

Gwaandak Theatre

AUDITION NOTICE: MT Space and Gwaandak Theatre’s co-production Paradise by Patti Flather and directed by Majdi Bou-Matar; Kitchener ON, and Whitehorse, YK.

Production rehearsal starts Nov 17th to Dec 6th, 2014. Workshop and Public Reading in Kitchener, ON Feb 23rd to Mar 28th (and possibly to Apr 4, 2015) – Rehearsals and Performances at Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse

Audition Dates: July 14th (1 pm to 4 pm) and July 22nd (10 am to 1 pm) in Kitchener, ON

Pam Patel ( or 519-585-7763)

Casting for the role of Khalil, a young Canadian man who is accused of committing acts of terrorism when visiting his country of birth.

Experience in physical theatre and/or dance is an asset. We encourage submissions from actors of all ethnic/cultural backgrounds.


 Moosehide Gathering 2014

Moosehide Gathering

Moosehide Gathering

The Moosehide Gathering in Moosehide Village (just outside Dawson City, Yukon) is taking place from July 24-27.

The Moosehide Gathering is an inclusive event that brings together people from across Canada as well as Alaska and beyond. Come share in Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and other Indigenous culture – enjoy performances, guest speakers, feasts, dancing, drumming, singing and more. Artisans among you are invited to bring arts and crafts; musicians are encouraged to bring instruments. Catch up with old friends and make new friends. Everyone is welcome at Moosehide Gathering 2014.

Join the Moosehead Gathering for tea and be a part of this long-standing Dawson City tradition.

See here for more information!


 Summer Program Asst., CIT

Michael Healy Braverock in "White Buffalo Calf Woman" - Year End Show 2013

Michael Healy Braverock in “White Buffalo Calf Woman” – Year End Show 2013

The Centre for Indigenous Theatre is seeking a Summer Program Assistant. Deadline: June 16.

10 week contract, June 23-August 29, 2014.
Rate: $15/hr

Under the direction of the Executive Director / General Manager and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, the Summer Program Assistant is responsible for administrative duties associated with the Centre’s upcoming Summer Program Intensive, which will take place at the University of Lethbridge, AB. This position will be based out of our Toronto office.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please send your application along with your Letter of Interest to JL Watson at, or via mail at: The Centre for Indigenous Theatre, 180 Shaw Street, Suite 209, Toronto, Ontario M6J 2W5

See here for the official job posting.



Call for submissions: IN YOUR POCKET: SHAME. Deadline: Mon. June 9.

Curated by the RT Collective, IN YOUR POCKET is a video screening series featuring works shot entirely on smart phones.

The third edition of IN YOUR POCKET comes in time for and as a response to Toronto’s World Pride. For SHAME, RT Collective’s curatorial motivation is the question of LGBTQ inclusivity – who is included in and excluded from the LGBTQ communities.

As Pride has grown from a small grassroots protest to a massive corporately funded event which bodies, identities, behaviours, and politics are included? Which are excluded? Who is Pride really for?

The name of the program is both an acknowledgement of the complexities and problems associated with the event, as well as nod to the late artist and activist Will Munro.

Selected works will screen over June 23, 2014 at Videofag Gallery in Toronto.

Artists will be paid CARFAC fees for the screening of their work.
Full details and submission form is available at
Email questions and submission to:


 Weesageechak, submissions call

Native Earth Performing Arts is seeking submissions for Weesageechak Begins to Dance 27 – a festival devoted to developing and showcasing new works by Indigenous artists – Deadline June 30th!

Submissions in theatre, dance, music, poetry,
multidisciplinary works. Collaborations between Indigenous playwrights, 
choreographers or creators. Works at all stages of development.

This year’s Weesageechak Festival will take place November 12th – 22nd, 2014 in our Aki Studio Theatre. Each selected piece receives dramaturgical/directorial support, rehearsal time and a public showing. To be eligible, creators must be available to attend the festival.

Submissions will be curated by a selection committee. The Weesageechak Festival is open to all Indigenous artists. We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in new work that examines contemporary Native challenges and experiences.



 Director Internship, Theatre Ontario

Theatre Ontario’s Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival is seeking applications for internships, deadline: June 20th, job starts: Feb 02, 2015.

The Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival is one of the most prestigious and vigorously sought-after director development and showcase opportunities for emerging directors in Canada. Each year, two intern directors are selected to participate in the program.

Interns will have an in-depth look at directing and will be mentored by top tier industry professionals. Each intern is assigned to two or three successive shows at the Shaw as an Assistant Director, one usually in the Festival Theatre (860 seats) and another in a smaller venue (330 seats). Tasks involve: Observing the senior directors at work in rehearsal, Doing research, Acting as a sounding board as required. The culmination of the Directors Project in September is a showcase of two one-act plays directed by the Intern Directors.

Intern directors are contracted by the Shaw Festival and receive an apprentice level salary of approximately $675 per week. Accommodations for the duration of the contract can be arranged at a reasonable price through the Shaw Festival Company Manager.

For more information, visit Theatre Ontario’s website!
Email applications to Mairin Smit,, 416-408-4556


 Shakespeare in the Ruff

Shakespeare in the Ruff’s Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program (Toronto, ON) is a free-of-charge summer program for high school students who are interested in acting and want to learn more about Shakespeare. Application deadline: June 1.

Applications can be submitted online. Young people from those entering Grade 9 to those graduating Grade 12 in 2014 are encouraged to apply.

This unique and dynamic program is divided into three streams: Metorship, Workshops, and The Final Showcase.

To find out more about our Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program visit our website.
Contact Lois Adamson, Youth Development Coordinator


 Spirit Horse, Roseneath Theatre

Audition Notice – Roseneath Theatre in Toronto is seeking 3 First Nations actors for Southern Ontario tour of Spirit Horse. DEADLINE: FRIDAY MAY 23!

Date production rehearsal/job starts: 03/05/2015
Audition date: 05/26/2014
Email applications to: Heather Landon (
Engager Website:

Roseneath Theatre seeks to be a reflection of the audience we serve. For this reason, we reach out to artists from different cultural backgrounds. It seeks 3 First Nations characters – Adult actors only. All have a major role & many minor roles. Quick, clean changes (vocally & physically) make all these different characters clear but not clichéd.

Pa – A male actor (30-45) plays a father, a grandfather and other roles. He used to be a champion rodeo rider. Emotional depth & honesty essential.

Jesse – A female actor (19-30) plays a twelve year old, urban youth from the Stoney Nation (Alberta). Her mother died during the birth of her younger sister who she has frequently looked after.

Angelina – A female actor (19-30) plays an 8 year old urban youth from the Stoney Nation (Alberta). Her mother died during her birth. She does not edit her feelings the way her older sister does.

A highly theatrical & imaginative story in which three actors play over 65 characters, accompanied by a live musician. Spirit Horse is a powerful adventure of 2 First Nations city children whose lives are changed forever by the appearance of a Spirit Horse – a gift from their grandfather who lives by the old ways on a prairies reserve.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.


Coming up next:
Banff Summit 2014
Twelve Indigenous artists, including several IPAA board members, members, and staff, were invited to attend the Banff Summit 2014, April 21-24.

Banff Summit Report - Cole Alvis, IPAA Executive Director.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list started at the Summit; please add in the comments section.

The Medicine Project

grunt magazine looks at Aboriginal notions of medicine and how they influence the lives of First Nations people and artists today.

Check it out!

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