Outreach Intern – October 2017

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Mixed Company Theatre has been producing innovative, socially-relevant theatre as a tool for positive change since 1983.

Founded as an artist-run collective, today this nationally recognized not-for-profit is known for their commitment to inspiring communities across Canada to create social change through the theatrical practice of Forum Theatre.

Our most recent initiatives include the InterGEN Project, a three-year program to connect seniors and youth from culturally diverse communities across the GTA through creative workshops led by professional artists. The tales of family, migration, and cultural displacement that arose from these workshops were developed into two full-scale theatrical productions, Shelf Life and Spring Moon, that received national coverage from CBC News and OMNI Television.

Outreach Intern [Paid, Part-Time]

Duration: 15 Hours/Week; 6 month contract with strong possibility of extension
Rate of Pay: $14/Hour
Deadline for Application: October 1st, 2017

Key responsibilities include:

Creating and maintaining an up-to-date detailed contacts database.
Promoting our programming through phone and email to partner organizations and individual supporters/donors.
Seeking and engaging new community/ educational partners and audiences.
Additional administrative or creative tasks as determined in consultation with the General Manager, the Artistic Director, and/or Communications Director.

The ideal candidate will have:

Completed or is currently enrolled in a post-secondary program.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Knowledge or interest in theatre, particularly the practice of Forum Theatre or Theatre of the Oppressed.
Strong interest in a career in community engagement, arts administration, and/or education.
Knowledge of database management, graphic, and/or web design is an asset.
Multilingualism is an asset.
Experience in client relations or customer service is an asset.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining their interest and how they meet the specific requirements of the position to info@mixedcompanytheatre.com by OCTOBER 1, 2017.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mixed Company Theatre presents SPRING MOON / 春明

This April, Mixed Company Theatre is proud to present the second installment of its InterGEN Project, SPRING MOON / 春明 !

Based on the real-life experiences of the Toronto Chinese community, Spring Moon tells the story of a resilient immigrant peoples through the eyes of three Chinese grandmothers who survived hardship and crossed oceans to give their granddaughters a better life. Although separated by differences of language, culture, and distance, the unconditional love that exists between grandmothers and their granddaughters is a connection that cannot be broken. Spring Moon reveals to us that to find out who we are, we will have to understand where we come from.

Spring Moon is an exploration of Chinese intergenerational relationships in Toronto and features community performers and emerging artists from across the GTA. The show was created with the input of Chinese youth and seniors from Eastview Community Centre, Scadding Court Community Centre, Broadview Manor, The Phoenix Arts Academy, the Markham youth and Toronto Community Housing.

The show is presented in Cantonese, Mandarin, English, and French with Chinese and English surtitles.

Spring Moon by Mixed Company Theatre
Photo of Mikaela Cordero, Susan Chou, Betty Chou, and Shasha Huo by Yuli Scheidt.

 

SPRING MOON / 春明

April 20 – 23, 2017
The Citadel, 304 Parliament Street

Written by Diana Tso
Directed by Karthy Chin

SHOWTIMES:

Thursday April 20th –  7:30pm
Friday April 21st – 7:30pm
Saturday April 22nd – 2:00 pm
Saturday April 22nd – 7:30pm
Sunday April 23rd – 2:00 pm

Tickets Available Now: springmoon.brownpapertickets.com

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For more information and all media inquiries, please contact communications@mixedcompanytheatre.com

 

 

 

The InterGEN Project is generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council, and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Mixed Company Theatre NOW CASTING young performers and Cantonese speakers!

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This April, MCT will be presenting two shows — HALF FULL, written by Catherine Frid and BEHIND THIS SOUND IS MY STORY by Diana Tso. Please find casting information below and detailed casting calls at the bottom of this post.

HALF FULL

We are looking for a male performer who can play a teenager for HALF FULL, which will rehearse on a full-time professional contract from March 15th – March 30 2017, and perform at GTA Schools between March 31 to April 15, with possibility of extension in May 2017.

Casting takes place February 10, 2017.  More info below.

BEHIND THIS SOUND IS MY STORY

We are looking for community performers to rehearse on a volunteer basis for BEHIND THIS SOUND IS MY STORYwith preference for Cantonese and Mandarin speaking performers. This project focuses on intergenerational relationships between Chinese youth and elders. Please find more info below.


 

HALF FULL

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YOUNG MALE ACTOR FOR PAYING, NON-UNION SHOW

Seeking one male actor who can play a teenager for leading role in GTA school tour. Acting experience and/or training required. Actors must be available to rehearse full time Monday to Friday from March 20th – March 30, 2016 and perform daytimes at GTA schools between March 31st until April 15th 2016, with possibility of extension in May. *** Performers of all ethnic backgrounds highly encouraged to apply ***

 

Play Synopsis:

Josh is a jokester who enjoys running track and creeping his classmates on Facebook. Despite minor insecurities, life is good–until somebody starts an anonymous social media campaign against him. Josh finds it difficult to deal with the embarrassment and humiliation. Suddenly, day-to-day stresses of family life and school start to overwhelm Josh, as he wrestles with his growing anxiety. Through open and supportive facilitation, this play leads students to discuss what Josh and others in the play can do to deal with anxiety.

Character Description:

JOSH: Teenager, male. A jokester whose anxieties from family life begins to spill over into his personal life. 

 

 

AUDITION DETAILS:

Submission Details:    Please email your headshot, resume, short letter of interest to Simon Malbogat, Artistic Director – info@mixedcompanytheatre.com with the heading HALF FULL AUDITIONS — YOUR NAME

Feel free to direct any questions to General Manager Swetha Ranganathan at swetha@mixedcompanytheatre.com.
Submission Deadline:                  Thursday February 17, 2017 at midnight


 

BEHIND THIS SOUND IS MY STORY

TEEN AND SENIOR ACTORS FOR COMMUNITY-ENGAGED SHOW

Seeking performers (all ages, performers, actors, movers, musicians) for roles in a new play about Chinese youth and elders.
Acting experience an asset but not required. Actors should be available to rehearse part time (at least two week days and daytime Saturdays)
 and perform at the Citadel between April 19 until April 23 2017.
*** Performers of Chinese backgrounds highly encouraged to apply ***

 

Play Synopsis:

BEHIND THIS SOUND IS MY STORY is an project developed with Chinese seniors at the Eastview, Broadview and Scadding Court Community Centres that tells their stories and the stories of Chinese teenagers. The project is part of Mixed Company Theatre’s InterGEN Project — learn more here.

AUDITION DETAILS:

Submission Details:

Deadline: Midnight, Friday February 10, 2017.

Please send an email expressing your interest to Mixed Company Theatre – info@mixedcompanytheatre.com.

Feel free to direct any questions to General Manager Swetha Ranganathan at swetha@mixedcompanytheatre.com.

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