Friday, March 11, 2011

Call for Submissions: Day of Delight

Location Dufferin Grove Park
Created By Clay and Paper Theatre, Clay AndPaper

More Info Clay & Paper Theatre is preparing for our most romantic Day of Delight to date! Our 9th annual celebration of love, courtship and desire, set to passionately unfold on the afternoon of Sunday June 19, 2011, will culminate this year in an amorous and authentic wedding that will be celebrated by all our fanciful festival revelers in Dufferin Grove Park.

We are seeking sexy collaborators of all artistic disciplines to contribute wor...ks to tell a love story from first glance to wedding vows. Will your work tell the tale of the first date? The courtship? The stag and doe? Be creative! Be delightful! While this wedding tale will form the core of the festival, we also welcome submissions that respond more widely to Day of Delight’s overarching themes of Love, Courtship and Desire. Works of all artistic disciplines are encouraged. This includes theatre, music, dance, spectacle, poetry, performance art, installation, puppetry, participatory works… we dare you to surprise us!

Offerings can be large or small, new or old – but must be suitable for outdoor space and relate to telling our central love story or respond to the themes of love, courtship and desire. We have found that works of about 15 minutes in length seem to work best, whereas dialogue-driven works of a realistic nature seem to work the least. A modest honorarium will be offered to all participating individuals or groups. Please note that you are responsible for providing all requirements for your production, ie: cast, director, set pieces, etc., although we will provide whatever support we can.

BYOA (Bring your own Access): Clay & Paper encourages applications that integrate access solutions into the performance, such as someone performing in American Sign Language, featuring a wheelchair performer, or including integrated audio description to increase accessibility for the blind or visually impaired. Use your imagination and BYOA!

Deadline for Submissions: Friday April 15 at 5 PM. Those accepted will be notified by April 21. Please submit your proposal to The proposal can be in whatever form you think best describes your project and ability to carry it out; this can include an artist statement, script, photographs, video, audio, participant CV’s, etc. If you want to do things old-school, you can mail your proposal to: Day of Delight Submissions, Clay & Paper Theatre, 163 Concord Ave. Toronto, ON M6H 2P2. Feel free to email or call if you need more information: (416) 708-3332.

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Audition Notice: CYCLOPS Performers + Musician

Date  Friday, March 11 at 11:00am - March 28 at 5:00pm


Location The streets of Toronto
Created By Clay and Paper Theatre, Clay AndPaper
More Info Audition Notice – Cyclops Performers & Musician

Clay & Paper Theatre is looking for three cycling-enthusiastic performers and one musician/composer to intern with us as part of Cyclops: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad.
Wage: $16.50/hour, 35 hours/week
May 2 to October 31, 2011
Highly variable schedule including evenings and weekends, must be available all days and times.

Please do not apply if you have other commitments over the course of the summer and fall i.e., Fringe, Summerworks, another part time job etc.

Summary of Position: Cyclops interns are responsible for developing bicycle-based theatre pieces to perform in public venues and at community, cycling and environmental events, as well as a full-length mobile production based in Dufferin Grove Park. Interns must be cycling enthusiasts, have a strong performance background and an interest in developing skill sets in other creative or administrative areas, such as administration, producing, writing, design, building, costuming, etc. Bicycle and gear will be provided, as well as training in bike maintenance, safety and street performance techniques. Animators, puppeteers, dancers, clowns, buskers, singers and musicians are invited to apply.

Duties for all four include:

* Develop theatre pieces to be performed in public space using the bicycle as a key element in transportation, music, design, set, props, etc.

* Animate community, cycling and environmental events with theatrical performances; busking at various locations throughout downtown Toronto

* Perform at our annual Day of Delight and Night of Dread festivals and as part of our summer production, Human Power: An Epic Tale Of Modernity

* Lead community workshops on bike trailer building, bicycle decoration, bicycle puppets, etc.

* Organize volunteers and group bicycle ride

* Perform other administrative, promotional or production tasks as needed to support the Squad, the project and Clay & Paper Theatre

For Musician:
Composition and accompaniment for a wide variety of performances with instrumentation and voice
For Performers:
Physical theatre, puppetry, and musical collaboration and performance
* Strong performance background (non-Equity only), with experience in developing original work in a collaborative environment
* Physical ability to cycle regularly and for long distances in city traffic
* Highly motivated and responsible, must be able to work independently
* Outgoing, personable, good sense of humour
* Enthusiastic about urban cycling and environmental issues
* Must enjoy interacting with the public and not be afraid of asking strangers for money

Clay & Paper encourages applications from people of diverse backgrounds.
Submit your resume, head shot, and a short statement of why you would like to join Cyclops to by Monday March 28, 2011 at 5 PM. Please put CYCLOPS APPLICATION in the subject line. Auditions will take place April 4 – 8 from 9am to 3pm. Short listed applicants will be required to take part in a group audition April 11 – 13. We thank you for your application, but only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

That's Women's Work- time for a wee break

A new job 4 days per week to help fund the TWWAN start-up and now the sudden need to move. It's Saturday March 5th and TWWAN is taking a wee break of two weeks time. We won't be returning emails or calls while we pack up a three story house, relocate, work and sometimes sleep:0) We'll be back and up and running soon. Please check out our IWD programming at Wise Daughters.

Michelle van Looy