SEEKING PERFORMERS: For Summer Youth Training Program 

The Classic Theatre Festival is accepting resumes from young people aged 15 to 29 to take part in this summer’s paid youth theatre training program. While experience is not required, the Festival is looking for people with a strong interest both in performing and in working behind the scenes. Successful applicants will be featured (and will also stage manage) the Perth through the Ages historic walking plays, a popular tourist attraction each summer that brings to life the stories and fabled characters of Perth’s past. Those familiar with this beloved annual ritual will recognize the costumed characters singing, dancing, and re-enacting Perth history on Gore Street, Foster Street, and in the unique alleyways of the downtown core. The 2019 walking play will focus on how residents of Perth came together to survive the economic austerity of the Great Depression during the 1930s. In addition to performing street level all summer long, program participants will also appear in playwright Laurel Smith’s new adaptation of the hilarious Shaw comedy about the Roman Empire, Androcles and the Lion, the entertainment portion of this year’s Classic Dinner Theatre with Michael’s Table. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural show, the dinner theatre is adding a lunchtime component too. Both will play on Tuesdays. “It’s always wonderful to work with the very talented young people in this area who are looking for a career in the arts,” explains Smith, who notes that some graduates of the program have gone off to major in theatre at schools as diverse as Queen’s and York University. “And when you can get paid to do what you love, that’s a real bonus.” Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to by February 10. Continue reading

LISTEN UP! 2019 YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT: Seeks Youth Actor and Stage Manager

DO YOU LIKE TO PERFORM? DO YOU FEEL YOU’RE NOT BEING HEARD?  WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT? JOIN THE LISTEN UP! YOUTH THEATRE PROJECT Youth Actor and Stage Manager Wanted (2 positions) Reporting to the Artistic Producer, the troupe will be involved in the research, creation rehearsal and performance of scenes for a play based on youth issues during the winter/spring of 2019. This year’s play will focus on how to overcome negative issues around body image, self-esteem, media and peer pressure and eating disorders. Specific duties include: research of facts and events relating to local youth issues to be used in the creation of theatrical scenes be involved in the improvisation, creation and rehearsal of theatrical scenes present scenes as part of public performances be prepared to participate in after-show audience talkbacks at all performances assist with load in, load out and setup at all performances in addition, the Stage Manager will support the rehearsal process and run sound during all performances Qualifications, skills and interests include: interest in local youth issues interest in theatre and/or performing arts excellent literacy and dramatic skills willingness to train keen sense of responsibility able to work in a team setting punctual at all times able to be self-directed and motivated take instruction and direction well An honorarium will be provided. Preferred Age Range:  14-25 years of age Hours:  Part-time from approx.  Feb. 1 to Apr. 30, 2019 To apply, please send an email outlining why you’d like to be part of this project and why you feel you would be a good fit, as well as a resume. APPLICATION DEADLINE:  January 25, 2019                Email application to: More information: Continue reading