artist retreat with d’bi.young anitafrika
new dates announced!
YEMOYA International artist residency AUG 17-30, DEADLINE TO APPLY AUG 3!
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THE WATAH THEATRE IS HIRING A PART-TIME GENERAL MANAGER July 16, 2015
WOULD YOU LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE FUTURE OF THEATRE IN CANADA? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BRING YOUR VISION & WORK ALONG SIDE OTHER VISIONARIES SUCH AS D’BI.YOUNG ANITAFRIKA? WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH THE WATAH THEATRE?
Are you someone who is determined to bring your experience, energy and enthusiasm to a unique wholistic theatre company? Do you have keen financial acumen and experience in community cultivation? Do you have a track record of success in moving theatre companies forward? Do you love theatre and are passionate about it?
THE WATAH THEATRE seeks GENERAL MANAGER
Working together with the Artistic Director and reporting to The Watah Theatre’s Board of Directors, the General Manager is the senior administrative leader, accountable for the operational functions of the organization, specifically all legal, contractual, human resources, and financial management and administration.
The primary responsibilities of THE WATAH THEATRE’S General Manager are:
Details: Salary commensurate with experience: Please send resume with cover letter stating salary expectations in pdf format (please label the pdf with
your name: CompleteName.pdf) via email to:
Part-Time General Manager Application, THE WATAH THEATRE
Deadline for applications: August 5, 2015 at 5pm
All applications will be treated in confidence. Telephone inquiries are welcome. 647.303.4465
Watah, previously ‘anitafrika dub theatre,’ is a professional theatre company & trans-disciplinary arts institute, founded by d’bi.young anitafrika, grounded in The Sorplusi Method.
There are 5 Artist Residency Programs at The Watah Theatre including The Yemoya Intl Artist Residency (hosted in a different country yearly), The Professional Artist Development Initiative (PADI), The Trans-disciplinary Artist Residency (TAP), The Artist Shaman Exhibit (ASE) and The Sorplusi Arts Fellowship (SAF).
1.YEMOYA – Deadline July 15, 2015 – Apply Now!
Aug 9-Aug 30, 2015 – www.tinyurl.com/yem15
YEMOYA is a 3 week retreat that combines trandisciplinary arts development with wellness practices for the (w)holistic growth of people. Founded in summer 2008 in Toronto Canada, YEMOYA’s intensive 21 day program focuses on the creative, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual liberation of its resident artists, using the Sorplusi Method.
2.PADI (18-29) – Deadline July 24, 2015 – Apply Now!
Sept 2015-June 2016 – www.tinyurl.com/padi15
The Professional Artist Development Initiative (PADI) is a bridge into professional theatre that provides both theo-retical and practical performance training while enabling mentorship between emerging and established artists. PADI offers profession- al development to emerging Black and diverse artists (18-29) who write, perform and publish a bio-myth monodrama at the end of the year.
3.TAP (24+) – Deadline July 24, 2015 – Apply Now!
Sept 2015-June 2016 – www.tinyurl.com/tap15
Trans-Disciplinary Artist Program (TAP) is a multi-layered artistic experience for emerged and mid-career career performance, visual, musical and video artists who create cross-genre works of art that defy traditional categorization. Artist -In-Residence study the Sorplusi Method and its 3 applications for a year which culminate in a production and publication of a bio-mytho-graphical work of art.
4.ASE (18+) – By Invitation – 3 Visual Artists
Oct-Nov 2015. Jan-Mar 2015. April-June 2016
ASE is a 3 month visual arts residency for painters, photographers, muralists or multi-media artists. During the program artists create works alongside the performance residencies focusing on a particular Sorplusi principle, which culminate in a solo exhibit at a Watah Theatre festival. The artist is also interviewed about their creative process during an Artist Shaman Session.
5.SAF (24+) – Deadline July 15, 2015 – By Invitation
Sept 2015-June 2016 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sorplusi Arts Fellowship is a joint initiative of Watah Theatre Institute and the Sorplusi Institute. It is an arts and research fellowship for mid-career to established artists who have studied the Sorplusi Methodolgy and who wish to deepen their artistic and scholarly practice of the method as well as have a deep desire to become Sorplusi Method Facilitators. To apply to become a Sorplusi Arts Fellow write to the Artistic Director.
6.LEADERSHIP WKEND INTENSIVE (18+)
Ongoing Monthly Deadlines
Apply Now For July 18-19, 2015 www.tinyurl.com/leadwithsorplusi
The Sorplusi Method Weekend Intensive provides the practitioner with an introduction to The Sorplusi Method
and gives an overview of its three applications: self- actualization, art creation and leadership; focusing specifically on self-actualization.
The Watah Theatre cultivates artists as healers, mentors & keepers of the sacred. Watah specifically contributes, supports & develops the legacy of Black Theatre in Canada by 1) cultivating & sharing a unique African-Caribbean-Canadian theatre aesthetic, heavily informed by the radical performance tradition of Jamaica’s dubpoetry & dubtheatre, 2) challenging systemic barriers that exclude Black theatre artists & 3) giving Black arts practitioners a local, national & international platform to showcase & celebrate their work.
Watah Theatre Institute
WORD! SOUND! POWAH! Festival of Monodrama
Monday June 22, 2015 |DOORS 6:00PM – SHOW 7:00-10:00PM | $10 – $15
Features: Monodrama excerpts by all Artists-in-Residence | Word! Sound! Powah! by PADI Collective
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Djanet Sears
TICKETS IN ADVANCE: $10-$15
In person: @ Watah Theatre Institute, Mon-Fri, 12-5pm or Contact Sashoya Simpson @ 647-920-6248
TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $15-$20
WORD! SOUND! POWAH! Festival of Monodrama is the culminating artistic showcase of Artists-In-Residence at Watah Theatre Institute in mentorship with d’bi.young anitafrika.
Venues: The Watah School & Dancemakers
9 Trinity Street #317 & #313
Distillery Historic District
Date: June 22-28 ~ DOORS AT 6:00pm. SHOW AT 7pm
FREE Youth Arts Day June 27, 1pm-4pm
FREE Wholistic Health Day June 28,, 1pm-4pm
Info: email@example.com / 416.868.9282
d’bi young anitafrika | 647-303-4465
SashOYA Simpson | 647-920-6248
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 9, 2015 (TORONTO) – The Watah Theatre Institute, founded by 2015 YWCA woman of distinction, d’bi.young anitafrika, announces its inaugural Word! Sound! Powah! Festival of Monodrama on June 22-28 with the launch of Black Solo, an anthology of contemporary Canadian monodrama, and keynote speech by award-winning playwright and director, Djanet Sears. Click Here to Continue Reading The Word! Sound! Powah! Press Release…