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AUDITION & BACKSTAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

UFV THEATRE WINTER PRODUCTION

 

 

Pariah (The Outcast) by August Strindberg

Directed by Parjad Sharifi

Performances: March 24, 25, and 26, 2021 at 7pm and March 27, 2021 at 2pm

* Performances will be live, via a virtual platform.

 

Seeking 2 UFV Student Performers for Pariah(The Outcast) by August StrindbergPariah(The Ourcast) is a thrilling Darwinian battle of survival between the minds of two criminals with contrasting moral beliefs.

 

An archeologist meets an American traveller in a country house. The archeologist’s secret is revealed that at a young age he murdered a man but was never caught, and tries to convince the American traveller why it was fair to avoid punishment. On the contrary, the American traveller was sent to prison for being accused of forging a document to secure a loan, and believes that his punishment was unjust. 

 

In a Darwinian battle of survival, the American traveller threatens to share the secret, and demands for gold as a bribe from the archeologist's box. This tense story escalates while the two characters create their own moralities in a Nietzschean conversation.

            

Performers with a wide-range of talents are encouraged to audition!

Casting is gender neutral. 

 

What is it like working on a virtual theatre production?

 

“Being a part of UFV Theatre is like finding a family, a home away from home, in which you can be yourself and push your boundaries. Theatre is the perfect medium for storytelling, social commentary, artistic expression, and historical critique. It’s really been exciting to explore the new medium of a live-stream theatre performance, even during the challenging times of a global pandemic.” - UFV Theatre student, Mar Bolton-Gerow.

 

 

Audition Requirements:  

Prepare a 2-minute piece (monologue, song, dance, spoken word, etc.) that showcases your strengths as a performer. Auditions will be held via zoom. 

Please dress in comfortable clothes that will allow you to move. 

If cast, the performer commits to being available for rehearsals from January 15 to March 23; and a performance run from March 24-17, 2020. Rehearsals will be on Mondays from 3-6pm, Tuesdays and Fridays from 5:30-8:30pm, and Saturdays from 10-3pm. The exact dates and times of tech and performance calls, will be published with the production schedule. All work on this production will be conducted virtually. 

Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition form, outlining previous performance experience and training as well as work, school, and personal schedule between January and March. While all students of the UFV community are welcome to audition, please note that casting priority is given to those enrolled in UFV’s theatre program. UFV students participating as actors in main stage productions will receive either a THEA290 or 291 practicum credit for their participation.

 

 

To Book An Audition

Contact: leigh.kerr@ufv.ca to request an audition. Please specify if you have a time preference. 

  

Auditions

Location: online, via Zoom

3-6pm Monday, November 30

3-6pm Tuesday, December 1 

10-1pm Wednesday, December 2

Noon-3pm Thursday, December 3

*If you require a different audition time in the week of November 30, please let us know.

 

 

Callbacks

Location: online, via Zoom

3-6pm Tuesday, December 8

Callbacks will involve readings of scenes in small groups. 

 

 

To Work Backstage

Students may also choose to sign up for backstage roles and receive THEA295/299/399/499 practicum credits. The department cannot mount shows without students participating backstage. Backstage positions include; stage management, digital media team, sound design, hair & makeup and / or costume design, and props. We are aiming to have all backstage positions filled by early December. To request a position, or if you have a question, please contact Leigh Kerr at leigh.kerr@ufv.ca

 

 


Call for Student Play Proposals for 2020-21 Season of Theatre 

Theatre students are invited to submit proposals for projects to be included in UFV Theatre’s 2020-21 season. 

Theatre students are invited to submit proposals for projects to be included in UFV Theatre’s 2020-21 season. To be considered for directing shows, students should have completed or be enrolled in THEA 451 or 452, or have equivalent experience, and should have completed at least 60 university credits. We also recommend that student directors have completed THEA 121 and THEA 123. Proposed projects should be maximum 90 minutes in length, with casts of four or fewer performers, and minimal set and technical requirements. This is a call for proposals to be officially included in the season and require a high level of advance planning, organization, maturity, and responsibility on the part of student directors.

The department also offers students the opportunity to propose pop-up theatre projects, which are indie-style projects where the department provides students with performance space, minimal tech support, and a small budget – proposals for pop-up theatre projects are accepted on an ongoing basis and are scheduled after the official season is determined.

If you have questions or wish to discuss a potential proposal, please set up a meeting with Heather Davis-Fisch or Leigh Kerr. To propose a project, please submit a complete proposal
to heather.davisfisch@ufv.ca and please copy leigh.kerr@ufv.ca. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis, but for full consideration, please submit a proposal by January 7, 2020.

Please see link

 Student Production Proposal Form 2020


Opportunity for student collaboration

UFV SoCA Assistant Professor Candace Couse is seeking student collaborators to contribute to a photo series called "Gallery of Artifacts from Vivid COVID Dreams," involving multiple students from UFV and Brock University. Through the project, subjects are invited to create self-portraits in their beds, holding a single object that is a representation of an element of a vivid COVID dream. If you are unfamiliar with the topic of vivid COVID dreams see the numerous hits in the media here. This is a great opportunity for students to add to their experience and CVs!

Timeline: contributors' content will be uploaded between September 2020 and April 2021. Deadline for submissions, Sept. 1, 2020.

For more information or to contribute: Students can contact Candace directly with questions or submissions at candacecouse@gmail.com

About the project: This project will be published online with the Research Centre in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Culture in Ontario called "Interiors" (working title). 

Submission Guidelines: 

The photograph(s) should meet the following requirements

1. The photo is a self-portrait
2. You photographed yourself in or on your bed
3. You are clearly holding or touching a single object that is a representation of an element of a dream you recall having during the quarantine.
4. The image was shot (and scanned, if applicable) in the highest resolution you have access to at home

Beyond the requirements listed above, lighting, angles, stylistic choices, editing, photography equipment and format are all in the domain of you, the artist. You can shoot your portrait with your phone, on film, or whatever you have access to. As long as you can scan and upload it, analogue methods are perfectly acceptable.

When emailing your submission, include the following information.
First and last name:
The name of the object you are holding ("ball," "red tennis shoe," "photo of my grandfather," etc.):
Medium ("digital photograph," "Polaroid", etc):


The Reach Gallery Museum
Education and Public Programming Practicum 


Overview
 
Public programming is a core activity for museums and art galleries around the world. Museum and gallery educators and public programmers are specialists who help cultural institutions fulfill their educational mission, and their role has become increasingly valued as the museum and gallery context has become more complex and public-facing.
 
Through this experience, the practicum student will learn about the role played by museum/gallery educators and programmers and learning opportunities will arise in the development, organization, delivery and promotion of public programs and events at The Reach.  
 
This practicum runs for two semesters.
 
Students will:
 
* Become familiar with the range of careers available in the gallery/museum sector and provide an overview of the competencies and skills required in the field;

* Become familiar with public and educational program theory, design, and methodology in the gallery and museum context;

* Gain hands-on experience across a range of activities in the gallery and museum context by contributing to ongoing activities, outreach, events and exhibition programming at The Reach (this includes assisting in the delivery of school programs, tours, and hands-on workshops designed for visitors of all ages and diverse backgrounds.);

* Undertake an independent programming project which may lead to the design and implementation of an educational or public program for The Reach;

* Craft and refine a professional CV that reflects skills gained during the practicum experience.

 
Deadline for applications: May 1, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the successful candidate is selected)
 
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV, in PDF or .doc format, to Internship and Practicum Coordinator Elise Goertz elise.goertz@ufv.ca


 



The Reach Gallery Museum
Curatorial Practicum

Overview
 
The nature of curatorial practice is quickly evolving to meet complex community needs and social contexts. No longer solely the domain of connoisseurs, content experts, and collections specialists, curatorial professionals must now also incorporate inclusive and pluralistic approaches to the development and presentation of exhibitions and other curatorial outputs.
 
This practicum offers students the opportunity to gain experience with curatorial research and exhibition development methodologies, fine art handling, preparatory, and installation skills, and to contribute to a wide range of activities in the museum and gallery setting.
 
This practicum runs for two semesters.
 
Students will:
 
* Become familiar with the range of careers available in the gallery/museum sector and provide an overview of the competencies and skills required in the field;

* Become familiar with curatorial research and exhibition development methodologies;

* Gain fine art handling, preparatory, and installation experience; 

* Develop curatorial writing skills;

* Act as a leader in the Emerge program assisting with recruitment and promotion efforts, communications, and event planning;

* Contribute to ongoing activities, outreach, events and exhibition programming at The Reach;

* Craft and refine a professional CV that reflects skills gained during the practicum experience.

 
Deadline for applications: May 1, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the successful candidate is selected
 
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and a writing sample (max. 10 pages) in PDF or .doc format, to Internship and Practicum Coordinator Elise Goertz elise.goertz@ufv.ca



Kariton Art Gallery 
Gallery Coordinator

Overview



The Kariton Art Gallery is run by the Abbotsford Arts Council and is a fee for service organization for the City of Abbotsford. Established in 1971, the Abbotsford Arts Council acts as a resource for local artists while promoting the vision, creativity, and energy of the Abbotsford community through the arts. The talents of hundreds of local artists are showcased by the Abbotsford Arts Council each year at the Kariton Art Gallery.



The gallery coordinator is a practicum position (ARTS 280/380) at the Kariton Art Gallery and runs in consecutive semesters, ARTS 280 in the Fall and ARTS 380 in the Winter, with an option to stay on as a Canada Summers Jobs hire. 
The gallery coordinator helps with organizing exhibitions, art openings, social media, hanging the art work, sits on the selection committee, scheduling volunteers, working on special events, and lends a hand with various administrative tasks pertaining to the gallery. The practicum position currently reports to the Executive Director of the AAC. This position is sponsored by CIVL Radio, and tuition in ARTS 280 and ARTS 380 is reimbursed for the successful candidate. 



Deadline for applications: May 1, 2020 (applications will be accepted until the successful candidate is selected)



To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV, in PDF or .doc format, to Internship and Practicum Coordinator Elise Goertz elise.goertz@ufv.ca
 
 
 


 



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