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MAY 2022 | VOLUME 215

 

May 16-29

CULTURE MATTERS

I’m writing this from Crete, at the end of a wonderful two-week trip, our first since COVID: eating, drinking good Cretan wine, soaking up the sun, and revelling in awe at 5000 years of Cretan culture. The grounds of this island are scattered with the remains of pre-Minoan, Minoan, classical Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, Ottoman and contemporary Cretan art and architecture, ritual, religion, and daily life. The museums here are filled with reminders of the stories, the glories (and atrocities) of the past that continue in many ways to inform the present. Culture matters. It’s the heartbeat, the soul, the heritage of a people and place. Theatre is one of the important ways we tell ourselves our stories. It matters.

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Check out the extra-theatrical activity below and all the offerings on our On Now and Coming Soon pages—and if you’re nostalgic or doing research, our Archive pages. We update as we receive information from the companies.  

The PuSh Festival is hiring full-time positions, including Director of Operations, Communications Manager, and Producer. Deadline: May 20. https://pushfestival.ca/about-the-festival/employment-opportunities/

Ruby Slippers Theatre is also hiring: a Fund Development and Community Outreach Officer. Deadline: May 25. Info and application at https://www.rubyslippers.ca/were-hiring/.

The Working Actors Gym is offering an audition workshop with casting director Kris Woz, May 22, 10 am-2 pm. $135. Send headshot and resume to info@mitchandmurrayproductions.com.

Tetsuro Shigematsuis offering an online workshop: “The Art of the Interview: Capturing an Oral History,” May 27. Further information HERE.

Mitch and Murray Productions and Reach Child and Youth Development Society are holding free Acting Atypical classes for youth and adults on the autism spectrum, May 28 & 29 at the Reach facility in Delta(www.reachdevelopment.org). Contact heathera@reachchild.org for details.

Carousel Theatre for Young People has opened registration for its series of summer theatre camps for kids age 7 and up. For details, go to https://www.carouseltheatre.ca/classes/summer-drama-camps/.

Perry Ehrlich is once again offering two sessions of his Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! summer camps this July and August for kids 9-19. For details, go to https://theimpresario.ca/gotta-sing-gotta-dance/.

Zee Zee Theatre, in partnership with a consortium of theatre companies across the country, has established Canada’s first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit. Application deadline: July 5. For info and applications, go to www.zeezeetheatre.ca.

Please stay healthy and get vaccinated!

Take care,
Jerry

 

 

THE ARTS ARE NOT SOMEHOW APART FROM OUR NATIONAL LIFE,
THE ARTS ARE THE HEART OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE.
— Barack and Michelle Obama, 2009
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