The last few years, with successes such as Tatiana Maslany’s run in Orphan Black, Paul Nolan on Broadway in Jesus Christ Superstar and at Stratford in The Grapes of Wrath and more, Wolf Cop winning the CineCoup competition, and Jeffery Straker winning the Vina del Mar song competition in Chile, there’s been plenty of opportunities for performing artists and filmmakers from this area to strut their stuff on the national and international stage.

In the next 10 days two organizations with national reach will be in town to troll for talent for their respective programs.

First up is the Vancouver Film School. On Thursday, Feb. 26 it will be holding an information session for people interested in studying filmmaking, along with animation, games and graphic design. The event will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton on the corner of Broad & Victoria Ave. with a 6 p.m. start time. You can access registration information for the free event, along with learning more about the VFS, here.

On Sunday, March 1, another B.C.-based organization, the Canadian College of Performing Arts, will be in Regina as part of its cross-Canada auditions for aspiring singers, dancers and actors. The auditions will be held at the Sask. Express building (2272 Pasqua St.) starting at 11 a.m. The CCPA is located in the beautiful city of Victoria, and you can find out more about its programs, and register for the audition, here. Alternately, you can call 250-595-9970.