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THE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CANADIAN THEATRES SEEKS FINANCE & HR SPECIALIST

This dual-aspect position is responsible for a) ensuring timely, efficient and cost-effective administration of PACT’s financial and administrative programs in support of our strategic and operational goals and b) the provision of consulting and support to member companies on issues related to HR and employer compliance. The Finance & Human Resources Specialist works under the direction of the Executive Director. This is a full-time, salaried position. Visit their website for more information.

 

Workshop Opportunity: Performing Shakespeare
As part of the second edition of Theatre Ste Catherine’s Le Nouveau School workshop series: Matt Enos brings you into the exciting world of performing Shakespeare. Drawing on his experience working alongside and training with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, Matt will lead students through physical workshops designed to free the actor to use language effectively, communicate with the audience directly, and open up to the high emotional stakes of the Bard’s great plays. Performers will leave the class with exercises they can apply immediately to both classical and contemporary texts.

$ 25 drop in / $ 20 per class if taking all 6 sessions (120 total)

Sundays: March 26th, April 9th, April 23rd 2 – 5 PM

Saturdays: April 1, 15, and 29 from 9AM to 11:30AM

e-mail: lenouveauschool@gmail.com
Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/206157213201205/?active_tab=about

 

National News

Montreal: The National Theatre School of Canada announces an ambitious four-year growth plan

By: http://www.stage-door.com

“The National Theatre School of Canada is launching an ambitious four year growth plan that will radically broaden the School’s impact on Canadian theatre and society. By launching a wide range of new programs NTS is giving more Canadians access to its expertise and facilities, connecting it more deeply with the national community it serves.See more.

 

Toronto: Cineplex Events announces the addition of National Theatre performances to its 2017 Stage Series

By: http://www.stage-door.com

“Cineplex Events today announced the addition of critically acclaimed National Theatre performances to its 2017 Stage Series. The Stage Series provides audiences with the opportunity to watch world-renowned theatre performances featuring highly revered actors from the comfort of their local Cineplex theatre.  Captured or broadcast live to 65 theatres across Canada, new Stage Series offerings include:..” See more.

 

Toronto: Touring production of “Hamilton” will be part of 2019/20 Mirvish subscription season

By: http://www.stage-door.com

“As you know, a few weeks ago we announced our 2017-18 season, and the response couldn’t be better. I’m writing to you today with some very exciting news about a future season. We wouldn’t typically share news this early, but we just can’t hold back our enthusiasm – and many of you have been asking!” See more.

 

International News

On Broadway: ‘Come From Away’ shows Canadian kindness amid an American tragedy

By: http://qns.com/

” No one will ever forget the tragedy of 9/11, especially the cowardly attack on the World Trade Center. But it is a fact of human nature that when darkness falls, someone will offer a helping hand — a hand of friendship. As the attack was underway on Sept. 11, 2001, American airspace was closed, and all flights at the time were ordered to land. International flights heading to the U.S. were diverted to Canada, and 38 of them landed in the small Canadian town of Gander, Newfoundland.”  See more.

How to set up a theatre company

By: thestage.co.uk

“Creating your own work is a proven way of breaking into this competitive industry. Young theatremakers and a leading arts consultant tell Susan Elkin about the logistics of producing theatre under your own steam… The buzz phrases in training these days are “be entrepreneurial”, “create your own work” and “set up a company”. All this sounds easy, but what about the practicalities?” See more.

Tina Fey’s Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall

By: Broadwayworld.com

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film. And more! See more.

 

Order Up! Sara Bareilles Rehearses for Her Broadway Acting Debut in Waitress — See the Pics!

By: people.com

“Sara Bareilles will make her Broadway acting debut next week — joining the cast of Waitress, the hit 2016 musical whose score she composed — and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the 37-year-old singer in rehearsal. The “Brave” songstress will step into the lead role of pregnant pie-maker Jenna Hunterson for a limited 10-week run at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.” See more.

 

Two Female Playwrights Arrive on Broadway. What Took So Long?

By: nytimes.com

“Lynn Nottage and Paula Vogel, both Pulitzer winners, will finally make their Broadway debuts this spring. What does that say about the plight of women writing for the stage? They are two of the nation’s pre-eminent playwrights. Each has won nearly every award their field has to offer, including the Pulitzer Prize. Each has written works that are staged around the world and have become required reading in college classes. And each has earned an admired position in the academy, teaching aspiring dramatists at Ivy League institutions.” See more

 

Jesse Green Named Theatre Critic for New York Times

By: http://www.playbill.com

“Jesse Green, who is currently the theatre critic for New York Magazine, will join Ben Brantley as a co-chief theatre critic for The New York Times in May. Green will succeed Charles Isherwood, who had been the second-string critic of the Times since 2004. Isherwood was let go from the position earlier this year.” See more.

 

Yasmeen Khan: The fringe should be the pilot light for diversity in mainstream theatre

By: http://www.thestage.co.uk

“I say the ‘D’ word so often that I hear myself and wonder if people will groan and turn away or – worse – smile politely and feel they have to listen. In my work as a radio presenter, I’ve spent much of the past two years talking about diversity. In the studio, I notice that the younger generation of creatives looks hopeful. It’s the first time they’re hearing the diversity debate happening on a national level, while the older actors and writers smile but look more weary – they’ve seen this conversation come around time and again; they have no wish to quash the hopes of a new generation, but they’re also fed up of talking about it with little actual change happening. I understand that weariness.” see more.

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