Audition Call – The Changeling: Chimes of Bedlam

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The Villains are looking for non-union actors of all genders and ages over 18 for our fall production of The Changeling: Chimes of Bedlam! Adapted by Dan Bray from Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s original text, dramaturged by Laura Burke, and directed by Dorian Lang, the show will run from November 21-25 at the Bus Stop Theatre. The director of our winter show, ‘Fox’, Kathryn McCormack, will also be in attendance at the auditions, though casting for this show will happen at a later date.

Auditions will run Thursday August 2nd and Friday August 3rd, from 9am – 3pm. Please e-mail hello@villainstheatre.com with your resume and headshot to sign up and receive sides to prepare. We also ask that you prepare a classical monologue. This is a non-CAEA production, but is a paid opportunity. Rehearsals would run October 29 – November 21, 6 days a week, and will require some daytime availability.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to seeing you!

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JOB POSTING: Associate Producer

The Villain’s Theatre Association is hiring a summer student for our 2018 Associate Producer position. This job is being offered with the assistance of Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible you must be a returning university or college student, or a student pursuing graduate studies.

HOURS: 35 hours/week from June – August 2018 (10 weeks)

PAY: $11/ hour

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The successful candidate will…

  • Under the supervision of The Villain’s Theatre’s administrative team, organize our summer events and fundraisers (includes volunteer and sponsorship coordination, event promotion, and event management);
  • Assist with promotion and organization of a summer workshop;
  • Assist with outreach and membership administration, including database upkeep, website maintenance, and attending outreach events;
  • Approaching sponsors and assisting with company’s sponsorship package;
  • Manage the company’s social media presence;
  • Assist in the creation of archival and promotional videos;
  • Support the administrative team with other relevant tasks as needed – The Villain’s Theatre is a growing organization and the tasks of this position may respond to that fluidity.

 

This position offers relevant work experience to a student pursuing a career in Arts Administration, Theatre, Not-For-Profits, Event Management, or Producing.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

This position requires an organized, motivated and self-directed candidate.

This person…

  • Has familiarity with event planning and coordination.
  • Works well under pressure and is able to prioritize tasks.
  • Self-reliant and self-motivated; able to be accountable while working under limited supervision.
  • Has strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Is proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel) and Google Docs.
  • Interest or proficiency in video editing may also be an asset, though is not required.

***Experience running fundraisers, applying for grants, pursuing sponsorships and donations, writing promotional copy, and proficiency with Mailchimp and WordPress would all be assets.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

The successful applicant is…

  • Between 19 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
  • Registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intending to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program.
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act* and;
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

The Villain’s Theatre Association is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize that individuals from marginalized communities may have limited access to opportunities to build experience in arts administration. We also acknowledge that lived experience can be as valuable as formal training. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they would bring to the organization in their cover letter.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 25, 2018

Please send cover letter and resume by email to info@villainstheatre.com.

 

(Photo by Stoo Metz)