TWB Digest #234 January 17, 2018 Issue.

TWB Digest #234
January 17, 2018 Issue.
Quote of the week
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
— Joseph Chilton PearceHappy 2018 Theatre Folk,
We’re back at the start of a promising New Year 2018! We wish you a very happy one.
Here’s what’s up and coming for you:

 Opportunities for Artists:
BANFF CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CREATIVITY PRESENTS …
Company Residencies & International Artists at 2018 Playwrights Lab
APPLY HERE
“The Banff Playwrights Lab was created by playwrights Tom Hendry and George Ryga in the early 1970s. Celebrating its 45th season in 2018, the Lab has sustained its founding principles of focusing on playwrights and developing new works away from the pressures of a producing theatre.
Each year the Lab welcomes Canadian playwrights and their collaborators, providing each writer a residency tailored to their specific needs with the goal of nurturing, challenging, and inspiring the next phase of their work. Each Lab features several international writer/dramaturg teams, an acting company, and partnerships with international artists and organizations.”
CONTACT:
Email
theatre_arts@banffcentre.ca
Phone
403.762.6365
Address
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Stn. 43
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada
UPCOMING FESTIVAL:
5th Annual Unplugged “Eco Logical Theatre Fest” on the island of Stromboli in Messina, Italy
June 23rd-July 1st 2018
This is an event we thought you readers might love to hear about, which has received international and Italian accliam. It  is based on theatre, music, dance and other encounters that take place under “the light of the sun and the other stars” (quoting Dante); in today’s words: “totally unplugged”, as it does not rely on the use of electricity for lighting or sound amplification. It is an energy-conscious initiative, creating the opportunity of not using electricity when is not strictly necessary. Viewers and performers are invited to re-discover the timeless arts of theatre, music and dance by establishing a direct and unfiltered relationship, illuminated by the same light, unsupported by any special effects or electric devices. Artists and attendees will have the chance to witness the most famous Aeolian Island with access to theater powered by the Earth and the human spirit.
Contact: festateatroecologico@gmail.com for more information 
” An intense experience, a showdown between art and nature.”
-Repubblica.it, 17 July 2015
BAY AREA DRAMA COMPANY PRESENTS
“Not Equal To”
Written & Directed by Basab Pradhan
Produced by Sindu Singh

 Original music composed  by Pranav Jhumkhawala and Naren Pradhan
(Music here)

Sunnyvale Theatre,  January 21, 2018 @ 2pm
The gripping tale of intrigue, inequality and corporate corruption set in the not-too-distant future of the Indian IT industry.
TICKETS 
tickets@bayareadrama.company
p: 408-458-9375
WATCH TRAILER HERE
CONTACT
info@bayareadrama.company
WEBSITE
HERE

Group Discounts
For 6 tickets or more use GROUP6 for a 10% discount.
For 10 tickets or more use GROUP10 for a 15% discount.

 

International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

Deadline Midnight (GMT) 31 Jan, 2018
Would you like to win £2,200 sterling, a trip to London and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service? Writers from around the world are invited to submit scripts for the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018.
The global competition hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the globe by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.
MORE INFO HERE

                                         THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC.
ANNOUNCES
THE 2018 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
 
REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS
 
THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. will present the 2018 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working With Women.
 
The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds or affiliate member organizations. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include–but is not limited to–a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
 
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and diversity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues.
 
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2018.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
 
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2018 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.
 
Member Organizations include: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Writers’ Guild of America, East.
 
Affiliate Member Organizations include: BOLD, Drama Desk, International Center for Women Playwrights, Inc., The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, Theatre Resources Unlimited, 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, WomenArts, The Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, and Women in Music.
 
Click Here for Application
Click Here for Funding Resources
 
The link to the application can also be found online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org. A pdf of the application may also be accessed in order to work on the submission offline.
 
Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2018.
Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org
 

TWB e-letter

Dear reader,
The Africa Centre is now accepting applications for its 2017 Artist In Residency (AIR) Programmes. We are offering residencies in Australia, Brazil, Spain, Italy and the United States.
Mid – Late Career Artists interested in the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency in Italy can read the application guidelines  here.  Bellagio Center applications close on  December 1st 2017.
Emerging – Mid Career Artists – interested in residency opportunities at Bundanon Trust in Australia, Instituto Sacatar in Brazil, Jiwar in Spain, Fountainhead Residency in Miami or International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, can read the application guidelines here. The deadline for applications in this category is December 16th 2017.
For further queries email: airsubmissions@africacentre.net
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Leadership Training – Estonia 2018 Applications for Leadership training are being accepted through November 10, 2017.

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Fellowships for Arts Managers The Institute’s fellowship program is offered free of charge to arts managers from across the United States and around the world who are selected through a competitive application process. These fellows attend a four-week program in residence at the University of Maryland each spring for three consecutive years. For questions, please send an e-mail to fellowships@devosinstitute.net.

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On November 15, 2017 b. creative, the global event for creative entrepreneurship will take place in Shanghai. Register. Join the discussion ahead of/during/after the event on the b.creative network Facebook group!

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Magdalena Project presents the first international Women Theatre Festival in Frankfurt am Main, Germany November 9-12, 2017.
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Words without Borders takes a look at Multi-cultural Quebec.
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Subscribe to the SCENEOGRAPHER to showcase your talent while sharing expertise and ideas with friends and colleagues across the globe.
Join BETWEEN THE SEAS roster of artists and take advantage of the opportunity to promote your work internationally at the upcoming Association for Performing Arts Presenters Expo and Conference in 2018.
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The tenth Performing the World (PTW) conference will be held in New York City, SEPTEMBER 21-23,2018
Deadline for proposals: February 15,2018 www.performingtheworld.org  For any questions about your visa or registration, please contact Melissa Meyer at 212-941-8906, ext 304. For questions related to proposals, please contact Diane Stiles at 212-356-8412 or email us at ptw@allstars.org. For all further inquiries, contact Lois Holzman, Conference Chair, at lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org.

The Banff Center: November news from Theatre Arts

The Banff Center: November news from Theatre Arts

Featuring news about our new artistic director of Dance, a Robert LePage event at the Centre, two new workshops for 2015, with Crystal Pite and Companie Marie Chouinard, as well as other programs currently accepting applications.

Read on for more details and to find out how to apply!

News

The Banff Centre announces sessional artistic director of Dance

Internationally respected and critically acclaimed director, choreographer and dance artist Emily Molnar has been appointed sessional artistic director of Dance at The Banff Centre.

Find out more

Banff Talks: Robert Lepage on Creating Outside of the Frame

Join Robert Lepage for this special free talk in the Max Bell Auditorium at The Banff Centre on  Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.

Find out more

Call for applications

New! Morphing / Evolution

An encounter with Compagnie Marie Chouinard's creative universe

March 3 – 5, 2015

Instructors: Carol Prieur, Leon Kupferschmid,Lucy M. May, James Viveiros, Megan Walbaum

This 3-day workshop for professional dancers is an introduction to the basic principles applied and developed by the Compagnie Marie Chouinard. Senior dancers from the company will guide participants through exercises and explorations that awaken and refine spatial awareness, movement choices and connections by use of repertoire and choreographic systems.

Register by: February 11.

Register today!

New! The Craft of Embodiment

A creative process workshop with Crystal Pite

June 1 – 5, 2015

Program director: Crystal Pite, with Eric Beauchesne

Investigate the relationship between text and movement, story and the body, and explore a physical process that can deliver narrative elements and emotion. For early-to-mid career artists creating work for the stage, including choreographers, directors, playwrights, and puppeteers. No dance experience is necessary. Individuals and small collectives welcome.

Apply by February 25.

Apply now!

30th Anniversary Year!

International Voice Workshops with Richard Armstrong

Introductory: May 18 – 20, 2015

Advanced: May 22 – 31, 2015

The vocal training central to these workshops focuses on exploring and expanding range and character, and emphasizes good use of breath, body alignment, and physical grounding.

Apply by February 18.

Apply now!

Last call!

Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management Practicum Opportunities

From April 2015

Our practicum programs provide exceptional learning opportunities through the on-stage technical and design support of production residencies, the building of original physical productions, and the in-house creation of original main stage productions as part of The Banff Centre’s Summer Arts Festival.

Apply by December 10.

Apply now!

 

Other opportunities:

Open for Applications: Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management Practicum Programs

Open for Applications: Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management Practicum Programs

Dates vary by position between May 2015 and August 2016. Apply by December 10!

The Theatre Arts Production department at The Banff Centre provides an exceptional learning environment for aspiring theatre production practitioners with these unique, applied practicum programs.

"This experience went beyond all expectations I had about the centre. The staff were the height of professionalism, and always there to advise and help in all matters. I had an amazing time in Banff both as a huge learning curve and making so many contacts and friends." 
2014 Theatre Production, Design and Stage Management Practicum Program participant

This year, we are offering Practicum positions in the following areas:

Stage Management (Dance, Theatre, or Opera)
June 7 to July 26, 2015 
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Design (Set, Costume, Lighting)
June 14 to July 26, 2015
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Lighting Technician 
May 17, 2015 to August 2016
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Sound Technician
May 17, 2015 to August 2016
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Stage Technician
May 17, 2015 to August 2016
(Dates vary according to associated programs)

Props Builder
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Scenic Carpenter
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Scenic Painter
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Wigs and Make-Up Artist
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Wardrobe Technician
May 17 to August 1, 2015
(Dates vary according to area of specialization)

Millinery Technician
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Boots and Shoes Technician
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Projection Technologist
May 17 to August 1, 2015

Financial assistance to cover full tuition fees and a living allowance are available to all participants accepted onto the program. Apply by December 10!

Apply now!

 

 

How to apply

You'll need to follow our two stage application process. First register online and pay an application fee, then upload all your supporting information in SlideRoom, which will include resume, references and, for some positions, a portfolio of work.

For more information on how to apply, please visit our website. The deadline for applications is December 10.

Interviews

We will be holding face to face interviews in the following cities from January 19 – February 5, 2015: Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax,Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.  

If you live in or near these cities you will be required to attend an interview in person. If you don't and cannot attend in person, we will schedule a telephone interview.

Applicants will be notified of the exact location, date, and time of their interview after applying.

Convergence: an International Summit on Art + Technology. Canada

Convergence: an International Summit on Art + Technology. Canada

November 27-29, The Banff Centre

Are you in?! Tickets are going fast for Convergence. Bringing together the finest minds in Art + Technology, Convergence is your chance to experience cutting edge dance, lasers, projections exhibitions, performances and robotics.

We're happy to announce that you can also pitch your project in an open mic session or pull up a comfy chair and relax in the National Film Board screening room.

Read on for a glimpse of some of the keynote speakers, featured presenters and performances. To reserve your spot and book your room at The Banff Centre, click here.

What's On 

Here is what to expect from some of our outstanding performers and presenters.

Keynote Speakers:

 

Éric Fournier, Partner and Executive Producer, Moment Factory (Montréal, Canada)

Éric will be speaking about Moment Factory which since its inception in 2001 has created more than 300 installations, events and shows across the world for clients such as Cirque du Soleil, Nine Inch Nails, Madonna, Disney, Microsoft, Sony, Quartier des Spectacles de Montréal and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Will Banff be next…we’ll see.

Get a taste of Moment Factory

 

Conrad Bodman, curator digital revolution, The Barbican (UK) –  "Digital Revolution: Exploring Digital Creativity"

Conrad Bodman will be speaking about curating the amazing exhibition, Digital RevolutionDigital Revolution is an immersive and interactive exhibition which brings together, for the first time, a range of artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers who are all pushing the boundaries of their fields using digital media. You’re gonna want to hear this man speak.

Check out Digital Revolution

Performers and presenters:

Hiroaki Umeda (Japan). Hiroaki Umeda’s subtle yet violent dance pieces have toured around the world to consistent critical acclaim. Check out a glimpse of his work Holistic Strata, which he will be performing live during Convergence. We’re already prepping our minds to be blown.

 

Michael Naimark (USA). Researcher, media artist, and essentially the co-founder of your 1980s childhood, Michael Naimark has been at the intersection of art and technology for over 20 years. He has directed projects with Apple, Disney, Atari, Lucasfilm, and Google, and was on the original design team for the MIT Media Laboratory. What more can we say? We can’t wait to hear him speak!

Raymond Boisjoly (Canada). A prominent Canadian artist of both Haida and Québécois decent, Raymond Boisjoly's practice engages representations of aboriginality, language as cultural practice, and the experience of materiality. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work considers the nature of technology and transmission as a means to index and understand cultural transformation utilizing texts and graphic presentation. He is the Lead Faculty of the Visual Arts thematic residency "In Kind" Negotiations which (lucky for you, attendees!) coincides with Convergence.

See the schedule

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Register Today and Stay at The Banff Centre  

Standard: From $399 CDN and includes two nights’ accommodation, meals and nightly performances in Maclab Bistro.

Premium: From $699 CDN and includes two nights’ accommodation, meals, dining at Three Ravens restaurant, private gallery tours, 1 on 1 with Convergence artists, nightly performances in Maclab Bistro and more.

More information

Registration Only: $140 CDN and includes access to two days of Convergence panels, exhibitions, sessions and evening performances.

More information

 

Plan your trip 

Start preparing your Banff Centre experience now!

Register now

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Simultaneous Interpretation | Traduction simultanée disponible en français

We are proud to offer simultaneous French interpretation of the main key note presentations on Friday and Saturday during the day. When you register please indicate that you would like to make use of this service.

Nous sommes fiers d’avoir la chance d’offrir les services d’InterpretCan pour la traduction simultanée en français durant les présentations principales des conférenciers vendredi et samedi en journée.

Vous pouvez vous inscrire sur notre site web.

Dans les commentaires vous pourrez indiquer si vous souhaitez utiliser les écouteurs fournis pour entendre la traduction simultanée en français.

Stay for longer

 

Leading for Interaction:
Design Lessons from the World of Video Games

Solutions to complex problems are increasingly found at the intersection of disciplines, functions, and organizations. As leaders, we must do everything possible to place people at the busiest intersections of ideas, people, and locations that will move performance forward. In this two-day workshop taking place after the summit led by Cindy Poremba, feature presenter at Convergence, you will learn to understand and apply the craft of game designers to their own organizational challenges.

Participants who register for Convergence will receive a saving of $600 on their registration for the Leading for Interaction: Design Lessons from the World of Video Games workshop.

Find out more

Call for papers: Middle Eastern, Middle-Eastern-American, and Middle-Eastern-Canadian Theatre and Performance (Canada)

Call for papers: Middle Eastern, Middle-Eastern-American, and Middle-Eastern-Canadian Theatre and Performance (Canada)

Submission Deadline: October 24, 2014

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Annual Conference 

July 30 – August 2, 2015 

Montréal, Québec 

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel 

We invite papers that broadly address the conference theme of “Je me souviens” as relates to Middle Eastern, Middle-Eastern-American, Middle-Eastern-Canadian, or other Middle Eastern hyphenate, theatre and performance. 

In what ways does Middle Eastern theatre and performance, and its hyphenates, invoke remembering, link past to future, or recall the past in order to lament the present or imagine the future? In what ways does it associate remembrance with place? To quote the conference website, “Issues of country/isolation/assimilation,… as well as acts of revolt/revolution, quiet and otherwise, give rise to consideration of the silences, the unsaid, the gestures, the sub-text, the dangers, the misunderstandings, the non-discursive in the ‘in-between’ terrain between cultures, countries, and constituencies…. Building on this, we can also embrace inter/trans-national and inter/trans-cultural exchanges and performance texts, process, or production.” The rich, complex history of the Middle East and Middle Eastern diaspora provides fertile ground for exploring these issues, as expressed through the theatre of the region and beyond. 

 

To submit a paper for consideration, please submit a document containing: the title of your proposed paper, a 150-200 word abstract, your contact information (including phone and email), your institutional or professional affiliation, and your request for AV needs (if applicable). 

Send your proposal to both of the following: 

Jim Al-Shamma at james.alshamma@belmont.edumailto:james.alshamma@belmont.edu 

Fatima Madani Sarbarani at fmadanis@asu.edumailto:fmadanis@asu.edu 

Jim Al-Shamma, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professor of Theatre 

Belmont University 

CFPs (conference): Arabic Lit at North-East MLA -Toronto

CFPs (conference):  Arabic Lit at North-East MLA -Toronto

Northeast Modern Language Association

46th Annual Convention

Toronto, Ontario

April 30-May 3, 2015

Abstract deadlne: Sept. 30 2014

Web: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html

21st C Tunisian Women Writers’ Literary Production (Sponsor: Women in French)

This roundtable invites papers exploring the twenty-first century literary production of Tunisian women writers in French and/or Arabic. Possible topics include : preoccupations, aspirations and dreams; changes from traditional to contemporary society; physical and spiritual relationships and alliances; literary devices to circumvent censorship; women and revolution; women and sexuality; challenges to male-centered models. All critical and theoretical approaches welcome. 

Chair: Anna Rocca

The City in Contemporary Arab Women’s Writings

This panel seeks papers that focus on the representations of the city in the literature of the Arab Uprising and in all contemporary Arab women's writings, both fictional and non-fictional: travel narratives, autobiographies, memoirs, testimonials, etc. Possible topics include but are not limited to: rebel cities, Utopian cities, cities at war, cities of exile, foreign cities, World capitals, literary capitals, sacred cities.

Chair: Rania Said

 

Memory, Trauma, and Violence in Modern Arabic Literature

This seminar welcomes papers that discuss how acts of violence and trauma have been remembered, invoked, and commemorated in Modern Arabic Literature. Trauma here is not limited to the outcomes of historical events but includes the ongoing trauma of the everyday; of experiencing political coercion and state apathy; of living under patriarchy, of struggling in poverty; as well as a mental situation meriting close attention. Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to Diana Obeid.

Chair: Diana Obeid

Space and Place in World Literature

This panel seeks to bring together papers that explore the issues of space and place in world literature. We are interested in work that investigates the multiple ways in which space and place are imagined, produced, and consumed, or disputed and dismantled in today’s world literature. Presenters are encouraged to explore the panel’s theme using a variety of methodological approaches, situating the work both within global and national contexts.

Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli

 

Teaching World Literature at the Boundaries: Methods, Approaches, and Practices

This roundtable seeks to explore new approaches to the teaching of world literature to college undergraduates, especially those in survey courses. How can we introduce students to traditional issues of national myths and exile in new and innovative ways? What are the boundaries of ‘world literature’ and how can we shape our syllabi and course goals to extend to exciting horizons beyond these limits? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts to Michael Modarelli or Alla Ivanchikova.

Chairs: Alla Ivanchikova, Michael Modarelli

"Kate Wilson" katecwilson

 

Register now for Convergence – An International Summit on Art + Technology

Register now for Convergence – An International Summit on Art + Technology

Experience a conversation with a Telenoid robot, conduct a concerto with a garden of interactive plants and meet the creative minds behind the Atari Research Lab, the Barbican’s Digital Revolution and Madonna’s Superbowl half time show at Convergence, November 27-29, at The Banff Centre. An international summit of art + technology, Convergence brings together representatives from Australia, USA, UK, France, Canada and Japan. 

More about the keynote speakers. Delegate Passes & Accommodations.Register now

Keynote Speakers & Performances 

Featuring:

  • NOVEMBER 28: Éric Fournier, Partner and Executive Producer, Moment Factory (Montréal, Canada)
  • NOVEMBER 29: Conrad Bodman, Curator, Digital Revolution, The Barbican (London, UK)

With performances from:

  • Hiroaki Umeda, artist & choreographer, dancer (Japan)
  • Clea Minaker, performing artist, designer and director (Montréal, Canada) & Antoine Bedard,sound designer and composer (Montréal, Canada)
  • Kondition Pluriel, theatre, dance, performance (Montréal)

More information

Delegate Passes & Accommodations 

The standard delegate rate is $140 CDN per delegate (includes GST), with a special rate for artists. This includes full access to the two-day summit, evening performances, and closing party. 

Stay on campus at The Banff Centre for an immersive exploration of art and technology. Standard and premium accommodations packages are available.

Plan your trip 

With just 3 months to go until Convergence, start preparing your Banff Centre experience now.

Register now

 

 

News from the Banff Playwrights Colony

News from the Banff Playwrights Colony

Jani Lauzon named 2015 Senior Playwright in Residence

Senior Playwright in Residence · 2015 Banff Playwrights Colony 

The Colony is thrilled to announce that next year’s Senior Playwright in Residence will be acclaimed writer and performer Jani Lauzon. In keeping with the 2015 focus on interdisciplinary creations, Jani’s career has incorporated work as a playwright, performer on stage and screen, singer/songwriter, artistic director, puppeteer and much more. We’re delighted that Jani will be in residence throughout the 2015 Colony working on a number of new projects, including one recently initiated at The Theatre Centre in Toronto entitledProphecy Fog.

 

With September now almost upon us, remember to get your application ready in time for the 2015 Colony deadline.

Best wishes,

Brian Quirt

Director, Banff Playwrights Colony

2015 Banff Playwrights Colony

Deadline Reminder: September 17, 2014

The Retreat: March 9 – March 21, 2015

The Colony: April 2 – April 21, 2015

The 2015 edition of The Banff Playwrights Colony will welcome eight Canadian playwrights, providing each writer with a residency tailored to their specific needs with the goal of nurturing, challenging, and inspiring the next phase of work on their play. In 2015 the Colony will explore playwright-driven interdisciplinary works.

All applications will be considered, although those with an interdisciplinary component will be of particular interest to the adjudication committee. The Colony will also feature several international writer/dramaturg teams, and partnerships with national organizations. Read about the 2014 Colony on our blog, Made in Banff.

Find out more

Introducing the 2015 Senior Playwright in Residence

Jani Lauzon is a three-time Dora Mavor Moore nominated actress, a three-time Juno nominated singer/songwriter, an award-winning screen actress, and a Gemini Award winning puppeteer.

Jani is a remarkable artist, leader, mentor and activist,” says Colony Director Brian Quirt. “She brings a wealth of experience across many disciplines, a career that has spanned the country, and a wonderful sense of storytelling to her position at the Colony. I’m delighted that Jani’s voice will be central to our work next year, and that in return the Colony can offer her a place to explore exciting new works on her creative horizon.” More about Jani

 

The Banff Center: New! Workshops and Residencies in Theatre Arts


The Banff Center: New! Workshops and Residencies in Theatre Arts 

Open call for applications!

Theatre Arts is delighted to announce that applications are now open for the2015 Banff Playwrights Colony, Paddy Crean Stage Combat workshop, and twoMeyer Sound Audio workshops. Read on for more information and news about the Professional Dance and Opera Programs!

News

Don Giovanni with a truly Albertan twist: #UncleJohn

 #UncleJohn, a new production and partnership with Against the Grain Theatre, The Banff Centre, and the Canadian Opera Company, inspired by Mozart’s Don Giovanni, was performed for the first time in Banff last week.

 

World-renowned Toer Van Schayk works with Professional Dance program at The Banff Centre

Read the full story on our blog, Made in Banff

Read the full story

Image: Professional Dance program participants perform 7th Symphony by Toer Van Schayk. Photo by Don Lee

Open Calls 

Banff Playwrights Colony 

April 2 – 21, 2015

Program Director: Brian Quirt

"The Banff Playwrights Colony is an incredible gift for a writer…the gift of time, care, support, camaraderie, and above all a space of your own to confront and explore your work with an intensity we cannot manage at home. To dive deep and know you will emerge for air among friends."

Mieko Ouchi

Apply by: September 17

Find out more

Paddy Crean Stage Combat: Heroes and Monsters 

December 29, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Artistic Director: Scott Witt

An opportunity for master teachers, researchers, and movement artists to get together and share in the wealth of knowledge that is found in historical and theatrical fighting techniques, from all around the world. 

Register by: November 19

Find out more

Meyer Sound Audio Workshop: Line Array Design and Application 

December 10 – 11, 2014

Learn how to utilize line arrays as part of the design and implementation of complex sound reinforcement systems in a performance environment.

Register by: November 26

 Find out more

Meyer Sound Audio Workshop: Comprehensive System Design and Implementation

January 19 – 23, 2015

A 5-day intensive seminar designed to give participants a solid working familiarity with all aspects of Meyer Sound’s technology.

Register by: January 7, 2015

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Register by: November 19

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Meyer Sound Audio Workshop: Line Array Design and Application 

December 10 – 11, 2014

Learn how to utilize line arrays as part of the design and implementation of complex sound reinforcement systems in a performance environment.

Register by: November 26

Find out more

Meyer Sound Audio Workshop: Comprehensive System Design and Implementation

January 19 – 23, 2015

A 5-day intensive seminar designed to give participants a solid working familiarity with all aspects of Meyer Sound’s technology.

Register by: January 7, 2015 Find out more