Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Fright Nights Haunted Attraction Cast

July 21st, 2014

Fright Nights at the PNE is Western Canada’s Scariest Haunt; having multiple Haunted Houses and other attractions on-site in Playland. The PNE is hosting auditions for various roles for this year’s Fright Nights season— we are seeking Cast Members that have a passion for the Halloween events industry, acting and the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) to help us scare the wits out of our Fright Nights guests!  Read the rest of this entry »

Three Plays at the Waterfront Theatre

July 21st, 2014

Three Plays, One Co-Production Truly Worth Seeing.

The Waterfront Theatre,– July 24th to July 27th – Two local companies co-produce a show about the tribulations of staying in a relationship. Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery 7 Theatre – Contract Design Postings for 2014/15 Season

July 21st, 2014

Gallery 7 Theatre and Performing Arts Society is a community/semi-professional theatre located in Abbotsford, BC. Each year, the theatre produces a main-stage season consisting of four productions, a guest performance and a summer camp program for children.

The mandate of the theatre is to produce entertaining and thought-provoking theatre that explores the spiritual, relational and social aspects of the human experience with a vision towards hope, reconciliation and redemption.

The 2014/2015 “Refined by Fire” Theatre Season will be the 24th annual season for company, and they are currently accepting applications for set designers, costume designers and a choreographer on a contract basis. While these contract positions are generally considered volunteer, a small honorarium is provided.

These projects will be particularly attractive to emerging design artists looking for portfolio development.

General Qualifications:

Complete job descriptions are available upon initial inquiry, however, here are some general qualifications:

  • Some experience in respective design field an asset.
  • Develop respective designs in collaboration with the play’s director and within limited budgetary guidelines.
  • Submit designs and associated documentation as per the production schedule.
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the design and production team.
  • Attend production and design meetings as required.
  • Ability to work professionally and positively within a volunteer-based organization, offering support to volunteers assisting with the implementation of the design.
  • While some design meetings can be completed via electronic means, some travel to Abbotsford would be required.
  • Have access to a vehicle.

Contract Design Positions Available:

The following are contract design positions currently open. Full details on schedules and scope of work will be made available upon initial inquiry.

1.     Set Designer: Lord of the Flies

  • Opening: November 7, 2014
  • Initial design work to start ASAP.
  • Final Tech Week: November 2 – 6, 2014.

2.     Set Designer: Fiddler on the Roof

  • Opening: March 13, 2015
  • Initial design work to commence in November, 2014
  • Final Tech week: January 18 – 22, 2015


  • 3. Costume Designer: Fiddler on the Roof
  • Opening: March 13, 2015
  • Initial design work to commence in November, 2014
  • Final Tech week: January 18 – 22, 2015

4.     Choreographer: Fiddler on the Roof

  • Opening: March 13, 2015
  • Rehearsals to commence January, 2015
  • Final Rehearsals: January 18 – 22, 2015

Those interested in the above positions are asked to contact Ken Hildebrandt, Executive/Artistic Director at 604-504-5940 or at

the frank theatre Announce 6th Annual Clean Sheets – Playreading Series

July 21st, 2014

Now in its 6th year, the Clean Sheets is the frank’s renowned national play-reading series of new queer-themed plays in development. Each year the frank selects 2-4 plays and pairs the playwrights up with Vancouver’s top dramaturges, who develop the play with them for a period of three months leading up to a workshop and public reading. Clean Sheets 2014 will take place as part of the Queer Arts Festival on July 30th at 6pm at the Roundhouse Performance Centre. Tickets are by donation. Read the rest of this entry »

Gallery 7 Theatre 2014/15 “Refined by Fire” Season

July 21st, 2014

Gallery 7 Theatre of Abbotsford, BC is thrilled to announce their 24th annual, “Refined by Fire” season of theatre commencing this October in their new performance venue, the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

Gateway Theatre – Box Office Attendant

July 21st, 2014

Gateway Theatre is seeking an outgoing, detail-oriented individual to fill the position of BOX OFFICE ATTENDANT.  We rely on our Box Office staff to provide front line sales, exceptional service, and support to our patrons, clients, and staff.  The position is part-time with daytime, evening and weekend hours. Pay rate is $11./hr. Read the rest of this entry »

The Winters Tale a Classic Chic Production Directed by Lisa Wolpe

July 20th, 2014

Lisa Wolpe has a startling grasp on Shakespeare’s text and the function of each line….. Summoning such crystalline emotion as to leave us breathless. BACKSTAGE WEST

The Winter’s Tale, opening July 26 and presented by Classic Chic Productions, promises fire and ice aplenty, at the direction of master interpreter of the Bard, Lisa Wolpe.  The epic and romantic fairy tale features an all-female ensemble on this debut production for Classic Chic, a newly formed Vancouver women’s theatre collective.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Tempest – Bard on the Beach

July 6th, 2014

A Beautiful Storm
Blog by Andrew Wade

As The Tempest found its calm and came to a close, an odd thought occurred to me: If I were told one day that I had three weeks left to live, I would gather up my loved ones and put a reading of The Tempest on a stage. I would stand up there as Prospero and fondly reminisce, as Shakespeare did in this, the final play he wrote by himself. It is a beautiful celebration of love, forgiveness, reconciliation, and of finally finding home. A world of magic, music, and much that is best and yearning in the human condition. Read the rest of this entry »

Bard on the Beach 25th Anniversary Celebrations – July Special Events

July 6th, 2014
This summer celebrate Bard on the Beach’s 25th anniversary by attending one of the many special events under the tents in Vanier Park in addition to the productions currently playing in the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage. During the month of July, Bard is hosting Gazing Back – Reflecting on 25 Years at Bard, Bard B Q & Fireworks nights and the Bard Explored series. Read the rest of this entry »

Neworld Theatre – Centre for Arts Innovation and other News

July 6th, 2014
Neworld Theatre Newsletter
In Brief 
  • City Council funding approved for The Centre for Arts Innovation
  • Announcing Leftovers at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival
  • We had a Foreign Affair in Berlin
  • Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Read the rest of this entry »