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Fascinating Maritime Ladies

Fascinating Maritime Ladies will be ready to entertain you  in 2022.  We are looking forward to continuing our Island-wide tour when it is safe to do so.  

We are also busy working on our new show – Fascinating Country Ladies! It will feature music from some of the great female singer-songwriters of our time, including Loretta Lynne, Dolly Parton, EmmyLou  Harris, Kitty Wells and more.  This show will be ready for touring in the late spring of 2022.  Stay well everyone!

Stage Management and Sound Technician position

March 29, 2022

We’re hiring!

Young at Heart Theatre is offering a training and paid internship for a stage management and sound technician position.

We will be training the successful candidate to work on a local touring production, and other programming. The internship includes stage management, tour coordinating, running sound, and driving the tour van. The intern will also be trained on other aspects of theatre including lighting, sound design and administration.

The successful candidate may have a background or training in music or theatre or non-profit arts organizations, is self-motivated and is very comfortable with communications.  We are also looking for good computer skills, excellent organization skills, strong decision-making skills, and adaptability.

The program runs for 26 weeks beginning June 6th 2022, with a possible extension.  Future work with Young at Heart is possible beyond this program.

 This program is run through the Skills PEI Work Experience program.

Who is Eligible to Participate?

If you are unemployed and looking for a short-term work experience you are eligible to apply. If you are unemployed and looking for full-time employment you are eligible to apply.

  • You must be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident);
  • You must have a current claim for Employment Insurance benefits; or
  • You must have a previous EI claim whose benefit period ended within the previous 60 months; or
  • an unemployed person who paid, in at least 5 of the last 10 years, employee’s premiums that did not entitle the person to a refund (i.e. If the person made less than $2,000 in earnings in a year, any EI premiums that they would have paid would be reimbursed);
  • Other criteria may apply. For more information on eligibility visit Skills PEI(https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/work-experience-pei-for-job-seekers)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license for PEI.
  • Some work takes place in long-term care and hospitals.  Candidate must be fully vaccinated

Deadline for submissions: May 16, 2022

Please send resumes and a cover letter to:

Catherine O’Brien

Artistic Producer, Young at Heart Theatre

catherine@yahtheatre.com

Auditions

Young at Heart Theatre is hiring artists for their 2022 and 2023 seasons. We are looking for artists with a broad range of backgrounds. Qualified performers should submit without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender, or sexuality. We welcome artists to self-identify.📧 Please send a cover letter, photo and resume to: info@yahtheatre.com Only those selected will be asked to prepare an audition recording. We welcome Equity and Non-Equity performers to submit, and will give special consideration to performers in the Atlantic Region.Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2022. We are currently looking for performers who are versatile in a variety of music genres, including folk, country, pop and classic musical theatre. The ability to play an instrument is an asset, so please include that information in your submission. 🎵

Fresh From the Island – A New Works Festival

Fresh from the Island will bring new plays to King’s County this fall. Presented in partnership with Kings Playhouse, Young at Heart Theatre and Desert Island Theatre Company, Fresh from the Island will run October 14–17th at Kings Playhouse!

The Festival will feature workshops and presentations with local playwrights, open mic night, community workshops and more.

This new works festival will provide audiences with a chance to immerse themselves in the creative process by witnessing public presentations of two new works by Island playwrights. Continuing Care by Melissa Mullen and What’s Eating You? by Jay Gallant will undergo an intensive development process with professional dramaturgs from across Canada. The public is invited to take part in the creative environment at Kings Playhouse this October with an exciting four days jam-packed with events, presentations, workshops and readings by artists from a range of writing disciplines, including Scott Parsons, Julie Bull, Dave Stewart and Julie Pelissier-Lush. Kicking off the weekend will be a reading of Melissa Mullen and Rob MacLean’s play “The Man Who Saved the Songs,” which tells the story of PEI poet Larry Gorman.

The public will also be able to attend a variety of workshops covering various topics in the world of playwriting and storytelling. For more information, visit kingsplayhouse.com, call 902-652-2053, or stop by the Playhouse at 65 Grafton Street in Georgetown!
Each individual event is Pay-What-You-Wish!

For ticket reservations:

https://2053.na.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/11720