Cris Derksen at Music Fest

Cris Derksen to perform at Music Fest

Cris Derksen to perform at Music Fest

-Vancouver, BC-

July 8-10, 2016
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Every year, thanks in part to a generous Grant from the B.C. Arts Council, we are able to bring in a group of performers early before the Festival so they can work together to create a once-in-a-lifetime Collaboration just for us. These collaborations often become life-changing experiences for the Artists involved creating new life-long friendships and musical partnerships and for our audiences, well, don’t miss the opportunity to witness such a creative endeavour!

This years collaboration leader is the amazing Cris Derksen and her (already genre-bending collaborative) group, the Orchestral Pow Wow.

Cris Derksen plays with the intensity of a young musician who’s living the dream of creating new music and getting the chance to bring live to people. At the same time, the “new music” she’s creating is based in centuries and even millenia of the Metis and Aboriginal culture across Canada.

Her roots run back to Northern Alberta, to a line of Chiefs from North Tall Cree reserve on her fathers side and a line of strong Mennonite homesteaders on her mothers side. Growing up in Edmonton, she knew she wanted to play music and wondered about what instrument would be right for her. After narrowing it down to either bass or cello, chose the latter partly because she thought there would be less competition.



 Casting Call for Eros – Short...

Eros Casting Call

Eros Casting Call

-Deadline for submissions is July 7th-

Casting Call for Eros – Short Film by Shervin Kermani

Submit any questions or submissions to Natalie: natalieRnovak[at]gmail.com

One male & one female to play couple in the year 1000 in Ontario
Film made with the support of the Ontario Arts Council. Non-Union.
One male, one female, any age.


 Congratulations to the Dora nominees


Congratulations to the IPAA members who have been nominated for a 2016 DORA award!

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION – Huff (Native Earth Performing Arts) written & performed by Cliff Cardinal
OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY – Huff (Native Earth Performing Arts) written & performed by Cliff Cardinal
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: MALE – Cliff Cardinal Huff (Native Earth Performing Arts)
OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN – Michelle Ramsay Huff (Native Earth Performing Arts)

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN/COMPOSITION – Andy Moro / Luka Caruso-Moro Stitch (Culture Storm/ Native Earth Performing Arts)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION – Mistatim (Young People’s Theatre presents Red Sky Performance) featuring Carlos Rivera & Sera-Lys McArthur

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY - Elle (Theatre Passe Muraille) featuring Jonathan Fisher

37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
Toronto’s Theatre, Dance and Opera Awards – Monday June 27, 2016



 Don’t miss Raven Spirit Dance...

Summer performances - Raven Spirit Dance

Summer performances - Raven Spirit Dance

-Nanaimo & Vancouver, BC-

Spine of the Mother & Frost Exploding Trees Moon (Double Bill)
@ 2016 InFrinGinG Festival – Nanaimo, BC

July 7th, 8PM -Harbour City Theatre (25 Victoria Road, Nanaimo BC V9R 4N9)

Tickets online now: https://tickets.porttheatre.com/TheatreManager/175/online?performance=3514

Spine of the Mother
@ 2016 Dancing on the Edge Festival (Edge Six)

July 13, 7PM & July 16, 9PM – Firehall Arts Centre, Vancouver

Tickets online now: https://tickets.firehallartscentre.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=706

Photo Credit: Chris Randle
Performer: Tasha Faye Evans

See the full facebook event here


 call for artists – Twins &...

Call for artists - Twins & Triplets Plus Festival Parade

Call for artists - Twins & Triplets Plus Festival Parade

-Edmonton, AB-

-Artist application deadline June 21st, 2016-

Musicians, Bands, Dance Groups, Choral Choirs
Twins & Triplets Plus Festival Parade (H-Grand) 2016

Interested in performing at the Twins & Triplets Plus Festival (H-Grand), August 6, 2016, 11 am – 10pm, Ritchie Park, Edmonton? Performers will receive great exposure as thousands of people attend this maiden Festival. All performances must be family-friendly and upbeat (no dark rock, gothic or heavy metal). Performers will be noted in the Festival Event Guide & Brochure, performance advertisements, and performance related press releases. Register at www.twins-triplets-plus-festival-parade.org. Deadline June 21, 2016.
Any inquiries email: ttpfp.paradecomm@gmail.com.


Rules for Performers
The Main Stage is equipped with a sound technician that must be used.
Please Note: CD sales of your product are permitted; however, performers should not base their participation with an expectation of sales.
The sale of other goods is strictly prohibited, unless approved in writing, by the TTPFP Festival Staff.
There is no fees for any performance, only some honararium.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before your assigned performance time. Performers who do not show up at their slated times will not be welcomed back in subsequent years.

Fill out the artists registration here


 RATED R at the Toronto Fringe Festival

RATED R opens at the Toronto Fringe Festival

RATED R opens at the Toronto Fringe Festival

-Toronto, ON-

July 1st – 10th

RATED R at The Toronto Fringe

Randolph Theatre
736 Bathurst Street,
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2R4

www.gotocompany.org, fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival/shows/rated-r/

Featuring IPAA members:
Aria Evans
Andy Moro

Friday July 1: 330pm-430pm
Sunday July 3: 845pm-945pm
Monday July 4: 1245pm-145pm
Wednesday July 6: 545pm-645pm
Thursday July 7: 330pm-430pm
Friday July 8: 11pm-12am
Sunday July 10: 7pm-8pm

RATED R is a potent, socially charged double bill that challenges social perceptions. Conceived and choreographed by Aria Evans, this double bill of physically dynamic works is relevant, timely and raw. Aria’s work at last year’s SummerWorks (Desiccated) was applauded for ‘its powerful message and flawless execution…(an) all-time favourite SummerWorks Performance Festival dance production.” (Mooney on Theatre).

RATED R features two new works:



 Indspire Award now accepting

Nominations application now open

Nominations application now open

-Nomination application deadline is June 30th, 2016-

Fill out the nomination form here

The Indspire Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding achievement.
Representing the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own achievers, the Awards recipients serve as invaluable role models for all Indigenous peoples.
Each year, recipients are selected by a national jury for their outstanding accomplishments in various disciplines, including specific recognition of three outstanding youth plus a lifetime achiever. Recipients are honoured at a gala ceremony, which is later televised nationally

Eligibility Requirements
Nominees must be individuals who:
• are of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis heritage;
• demonstrate outstanding achievement;
• are of any age (youth award nominees must be 15-27 years of age); and
• are permanent Canadian residents or Canadian born.
Please note that nominations of deceased persons will
not be accepted. Jurors are not eligible for nomination,
nor may they submit nominations or support letters.

Nomination Categories:



 Artist Call – Spirit Horse,...

Spirit Horse - Artist call deadline July 8th

Spirit Horse - Artist call deadline July 8th

-Application Deadline July 8th, 2016-

Production name: Spirit Horse
Date production rehearsal/job starts: 09/26/2016
Audition date: 07/19/2016
Deadline to submit: 07/08/2016
Email applications to: auditions[at]roseneath.ca
Contact name: Courtney Pyke
Contact email: auditions[at]roseneath.ca
Contact phone: 416 686 5199 ext 224
Engager Website: www.roseneath.ca

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
Roseneath Theatre seeks to be a reflection of the audience we serve. For this reason, we reach out to artists from different cultural backgrounds.

Additional information:
Roseneath Theatre (ITA TYA) is touring our production of Spirit Horse by Drew Hayden Taylor to Young Peoples Theatre, the Sudbury Theatre Centre & schools in northern Ontario and the Ottawa area. We are seeking two adult Indigenous professional actors to play these Indigenous roles. Each performer has a major role and many minor roles in this production for young audiences.

Pa – Father, 30-45, a grandfather from the Stoney Nation and other roles. He used to be a champion rodeo rider. Emotional depth & honesty essential.

Jesse – Female, plays a twelve year old, urban youth from the Stoney Nation. Older sister to Angelina, Jesse is smart, tough and protective of her sister.

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 two Indigenous 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.

All actors granted an audition will have access to the full script of the play.

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.


 An opportunity to work at NEPA!

Now hiring - Native Earth Performing Arts!

Now hiring - Native Earth Performing Arts!

-Toronto, ON-

Native Earth Performing Arts is now accepting applications for TWO (2) different positions: Marketing Coordinator Trainee & Festival Coordinator Trainee.

Marketing Trainee deadline – May 12th, 2016 5:00pm (CLOSED)
Festival Trainee deadline – July 7th, 2016, 5:00pm

Festival Coordinator Trainee

Contract Position: August 1, 2016 – December 16, 2016
Application Deadline: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 5:00pm
(NOTE: late applications will not be accepted)
Job Description – Festival Coordinator Trainee

For more information click here


 Call for artists – ArtsFest.ca


ArtsFest.ca Call for artists

Artsfest.ca for more information

Space is limited for the 20×20 stage but there are still spots available for the roaming artists/dancers

Looking for dancers, actors, buskers, cos-players to appear at the festival. Also Artisans, musicians, vendors.

This is the first year of the Festival and we will be expanding every year. It is very crucial to have the indigenous artists represented and get in on the ground floor. we are currently booking for the 20×20 stage, looking for dance, theatre, poetry, etc. If you are a busker or a cos-player please contact Dr Gwendolyn Starks as we would like to give you free promotion on our Website just for showing up and permission for you to hand out flyers to promote your own event.

If interest contact Dr Gwendolyn Starks – dr.gstarks[at]gmail.com


 New Brunswick – Critical Mass

Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass - New Brunswick

Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass - New Brunswick

-Dieppe, NB-

Indigenous Performance Reaches Critical Mass conversation this Friday, June 17th
1:30pm – 3:30pm in Dieppe, NB

Confirmed local leaders include: Julie Pellissier-Lush, Natalie Sappier, Jeff Ward & Gordon White

Witness a conversation between emerging and established Indigenous performing artists as they grapple with aesthetics and ideas critical to their practice. This exchange places local Indigenous leaders at the centre of performance exploration in a discussion facilitated by the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance – a national arts service organization claiming space for all Indigenous performing artists.

To see full program listing for the Petapan: First Light Indigenous Art Symposium


 Exploring Justice June 14th-16th

Gwaandak Theatre presents Exploring Justice June 14 - 16th

Gwaandak Theatre presents Exploring Justice June 14 - 16th

Gwaandak Theatre, in association with the Yukon Arts Centre and Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, present a series of readings showcasing intelligent, challenging new plays in development by Yukon playwrights. These compassionate stories bring to life characters grappling with complex situations around crime, justice, war, decolonization, personal responsibility and complicity.

Including works by:

Authentic Indian Ceremony by Leonard Linklater
Bystander by Wren Hookey
Chance by Melaina Sheldon
Turpentine by Kevin Kennedy

Stage Manager/Assistant Producer Léa Roy

Click more to see the full line up


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The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre
A collaboration between IPAA, Debajehmujig Storytellers and the National Arts Centre English Theatre called The Cycle: Indigenous 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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