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Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Mon 25 Feb, 2013 - Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers needed for Playwrights’ Workshop Montreal's 50th Anniversary Celebration Event on May 6, 2013.


We need your help to make a spectacular memorable event happen. Be a part of a committee, or volunteer just a few hours

Let us know if you have any special skills you could share with us (marketing, media, film editing, projections, etc).


Please contact Stephen Orlov at 514-751-2548 or email for more information.

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Job Opportunities for the Montreal West Operatic Society's 75th Season

Tue 16 Jul, 2013 - Job Opportunities

The Montreal West Operatic Society, a community theatre group, celebrating its 75th anniversary this season, has opportunities this season for:

Stage Director
Music Director
Rehearsal Pianist/Assistant Music Director

Please submit your resume to:
Applicants for Stage Director should be prepared to speak on their concept for this year's production of "La Vie Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach.

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MainLine Theatre is seeking a General Manager, 2013-14 Season

Mon 02 Sep, 2013 - Job Opportunities

MainLine Theatre (and The St-Ambroise Montreal FRINGE Festival) is seeking a General Manager for its 2013-14 season with a possibility of contract extension or renewal. Reporting to the Executive Director, the General Manager is responsible for the operational, administrative and financial management of the company. The contract extends from October 1st, 2013 to September 27th, 2014.

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Production Team Applications for Beautiful City Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL

Fri 25 Jul, 2014 - Volunteer Opportunities

Beautiful City Theatre is now taking production team applications for Next to Normal, which opens in May 2015. BCT is accepting applications for the following positions:

• Music Director
• Technical Director
• Assistant Stage Manager
• Costume Designer
• Lighting Designer
• Sound Designer

If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and c.v. to Deadline to submit applications is Friday, August 8th, 2014. (Please note this is a special deadline for the ELAN community.)

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Belles Soeurs: The Musical | WORLD ENGLISH PREMIERE!

Start Date: Sun 19 Oct, 2014
End Date: Sun 09 Nov, 2014

Artistic Events


Based on the play Les Belles-soeurs by Michel Tremblay
Book, Lyrics and Directed by René Richard Cyr
Music by Daniel Bélanger
English Book Adapted by Brian Hill
English Lyrics Adapted by Neil Bartram
Music Adaptation and Additional Music by Neil Bartram

When a Plateau Mont-Royal housewife wins one million trading stamps from a department store, her life is turned upside down. 

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Theatre Readings

Start Date: Wed 17 Sep, 2014
End Date: Wed 19 Nov, 2014

Community Events

Theatre Morin Heights - 2014

Play Readings at La Grange
Theatre Morin Heights presents play readings at Restaurant La Grange, 2 Meadowbrook, Morin Heights, at 7 pm on Wednesday September 17 and October 15 and November 19. Try your hand at play reading or just relax and listen in. For more information or to be added to the Theatre Morin Heights email list please call 450-226-2746.

Vist the Morin Heights’ Website or consult your copy of Main Street for information for all our productions!

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Hudson Village Theatre Announces NEW Artistic Director

Thu 21 Aug, 2014 - Member News

Hudson Village Theatre (HVT) is proud to announce its new Artistic Director. Matthew Tiffin, known to the Montreal theatre community as well as local audiences and media as one half of the ground-breaking, critically acclaimed Gravy Bath Productions, takes the reins in Hudson as of September 2, 2014.

Kalina Skulska, HVT's Executive Director was quoted to say, “In Matt, we have the total package: he’s plugged into new works and artists with a solid grasp of the established theatre canon. He’s well connected with local, national and international theatre communities and has successfully run an organization similar to ours in size and locality.”

Tiffin is equally enthusiastic. “I’ve always enjoyed coming to Hudson as a visitor and audience member; the people are amazing and the community is vibrant, warm and welcoming. I’ve seen a lot of theatres throughout Canada and this one- an old train station converted with such care into this charming little theatre- is very special and something to be cherished. I see tremendous possibility here to create unique, artistically vibrant and colourful seasons. I want nothing less than to blow the roof off the place night after night and have people look to our region and say, ‘That’s where the greatest work is being done.’”

About returning to the Montreal area, Tiffin said, “I am thrilled to be reconnecting with Montreal – the artists, audiences, colleagues and friends. I spent the richest, most productive and exciting years of my life here and have missed it deeply.”

For more information about Hudson Village Theatre, please visit the web site at and 'LIKE' us on Facebook at

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Internships with Beautiful City Theatre

Fri 25 Jul, 2014 - Volunteer Opportunities

Beautiful City Theatre is now accepting applications for internships for the 2014-2015 season. Internship areas of focus include:

• Community Outreach
• Marketing
• Special Projects
• Managing and Producing

For more information, please visit
Please send a cover letter and c.v. to Deadline to submit applications is Friday, August 8th, 2014. (Please note this is a special deadline for the ELAN community.) BCT is open to collaboration with educational organizations and academic institutions.

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The Segal Centre presents THE GRADUATE

Start Date: Sun 31 Aug, 2014
End Date: Sun 21 Sep, 2014

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A Play Adapted by Terry Johnson, Based on the novel by Charles Webb and the Motion Picture Screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry
Directed by Andrew Shaver
With Original Music Composed and Performed Live on Stage by Justin Rutledge & Matthew Barber
Starring Luke Humphrey & Brigitte Robinson

When a dazed college graduate becomes entangled in a love triangle with a mother and daughter, he finds himself caught between the allure of experience and the promise of a bright future. 

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AUDITIONS - Die Fledermaus / La Chauve Souris

Thu 26 Jun, 2014 - Calls for Submissions


MWOS auditioning for solo and chorus parts for its second bilingual production*, in its 76th year.

Victoria Hall - 4626 Sherbrooke St. West, Westmount

Contact us for an appointment. 514-990-8813

Sing for the love of it! MWOS performers are all volunteers.

* English dialogue/French lyrics
Showtime: Spring 2015

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Open AUDITIONS - La Chauve Souris (Die Fledermaus)

Thu 31 Jul, 2014 - Volunteer Opportunities


MWOS is auditioning for solo and chorus parts for its second bilingual production*, in its 76th year.

Victoria Hall - 4626 Sherbrooke St. West, Westmount

Contact us for an appointment. 514-990-8813

Sing for the love of it! Act for the fun of it! MWOS performers are all volunteers.

* English dialogue/French lyrics
Showtime: Spring 2015

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Youtheatre - Sales Coordinator

Thu 27 Mar, 2014 - Job Opportunities

37 Week Maternity Leave Contract

Youtheatre, a professional theatre company based in Montreal producing work for young audiences, is seeking applications for the full time position of Sales Coordinator on a maternity leave contract.

Reporting to the Executive Director and the Administrative Officer, the suitable candidate will be primarily responsible for selling Youtheatre's English-language productions to be presented at the Segal Centre in March & April 2015.

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Jump-Start Your Art & Artist Grants and Loans Information Session

Tue 22 Jul, 2014 - Workshops

Thursday, August 14, 2014
1:30 PM–3:30 PM
Cost: Free

Are you an artist seeking to make a living from your creativity and talent, but don’t know how? This orientation session outlines the support services available to artists through YES and other arts organizations, and touches upon key things to consider in building a career or business in the arts. Topics include: getting to know your industry, marketing/ promotion, governance, developing relationships with key stakeholders, understanding the funding landscape and essential grant-writing tips. After the workshop, there will be the opportunity for a one-on-one consultation session to establish the YES resources that best suit your needs.

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10-Week Acting on camera with Gilles Plouffe - August 12 to October 14, 2014

Wed 23 Jul, 2014 - Workshops

During the first two classes, you will learn the basic skills of acting for the camera such as listening, reacting and responding in a natural way while practicing a short scene. During the following classes, you will learn to develop your capacity to deliver a true, natural and believable performance within the real-life context of the script while playing a scene with a partner. During the 10-week class, you will practice 3 to 4 scenes with different partners. Your scenes will be captured by HD cameras and will be recorded on your own SD memory card. We recommend that you buy an SD memory card with a storage capacity of at least 16GB.

This class is a must for anyone who wants to work in film and television!

10 weeks – Tuesday evenings – 6:00 to10:00 p.m. – $525.00 plus taxes

Contact: or

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Kafka's Ape at SummerWorks

Start Date: Thu 07 Aug, 2014
End Date: Sun 17 Aug, 2014

Artistic Events

Infinithéâtre proudly presents the Toronto premiere of its critically acclaimed Kafka’s Ape as part of the Mainstage Series at the Gladstone Hotel at the SummerWorks Performance Festival. Based on Franz Kafka’s short story, A Report to an Academy (1917), and adapted by director Guy Sprung from the original German, Kafka’s Ape upends the notion of civilization and what it means to be human in a world of routinized inhumanity. Starring Howard Rosenstein with Alexandra Montagnese. Kafka's Ape runs from August 7th -17th. For ticket information, please visit the SummerWorks website at

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Tue 05 Aug, 2014 - Calls for Submissions


ART VS. STATUS QUO // Mad, rad, tired of being had? On Friday January 30th 2015, Cabaret Tollé returns after its wildly successful inaugural edition last year to present an unconventional evening of visionary tantrums hosted by the unstoppable Peaches Lepage (Jordan Arseneault).

For 2015, Studio 303 will invite 9 RADICALLY UNDISCIPLINED ARTISTS to occupy the Sala Rossa for an evening of the rad, the mad, and the tired-of-being-had.

Can art still stimulate political action? What role can artists and activists play in convincing, seducing, and provoking responses to the political and social status quo? Offering a showcase for work inspired by social causes, rallying cries, demonstrations, teach-ins, die-ins, kiss-ins, we want to see what moves artists to take a stand, and invite our audience to stand with them.

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10-Week Basic Training with Gilles Plouffe - August 4 to October 13, 2014

Wed 23 Jul, 2014 - Workshops

This is a 10-week class where actors train and work with our "Realistic Acting" technique. The trainer will be teaching basic preparation technique, sense memory, private moment exercises, scene reading, scene improvisation and scene study. You will work on techniques to develop concentration and imagination, how to create a character and actualize whatever reality you imagine and how to allow energy to flow freely through your mind and body so that you can direct it into whatever you focus on in an imaginary world. Actors will work individually during exercises and in pairs during scene work. This class applies to all levels, from beginner to advanced actors.

10 weeks – Monday evenings - 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. – $525.00 plus taxes – 16 years old or more

Contact: or

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Curatorial Intern

Mon 16 Jun, 2014 - Volunteer Opportunities

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is seeking emerging curators and archivists to plan a single-season exhibition program, under the supervision of the Educational Programs Manager.
Project-based, hours flexible.
Please send your CV and a letter of introduction to Lucie Lederhendler :

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Costume Enthusiasts Wanted for Photo Shoot

Wed 30 Jul, 2014 - Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a spectacular costume that you'd love the world to see?

I am a photographer looking for people passionate about dressing up for a portrait series which will feature you dressed in your costume, situated in an environment suited to the costume. Superhero, ultra-realistic wild animal, period dress? The craftsmanship and dedication it takes to make and maintain a costume is admirable and I'd love to put you and all your passion and hard work in the spotlight.

For more information about the project and my work, contact and I will respond with details, and we can work together to organise a shoot at a time and location convenient for you.

It's time to celebrate dressing up!

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Segal Centre: Front of House Manager

Mon 28 Jul, 2014 - Job Opportunities


REPORTS TO: Director of Sales, Marketing & Communications

HOURS: 40 Hours per week based on the scheduling of the season programming. FOH Manager is
expected to be present for the Theatre Season shows. This responsibility may be shared with one (1)
assistant FOH manager.

The FOH manager is required to work 4 – 6 hours per week during office hours to complete
administrative duties and to attend designated staff meetings.

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