Friday, 20 January 2017

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres


In Case You Missed It

You can also receive news from Theatre Ontario every month by email. Our archives are online and the January issue is now available.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Funding Professional Theatre Mentorships

Do you need financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career? We are now inviting applications for the March 1, 2017 deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP).

PTTP offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.) You can apply for professional development in your own discipline, or a "change of direction" in a career.


Please contact Rachel Kennedy, Professional Theatre and Education Manager with any follow-up questions, especially if you are a first time applicant.


This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

The New Ideas Festival at Alumnae Theatre
is seeking volunteer stage managers.
  • Deadline to register for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s “Introduction to Improvisation” course with Scott Florence is January 20, with the classes beginning January 23.
  • Deadline to register for Young People’s Theatre’s “Artist Educators” training is January 20, for the workshop running February 2 and 3.
  • ArtsBuild Ontario has extended their application deadline for the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network to January 20.
  • Anne Marie Scheffler’s One Person Show workshop is on January 21 and 22, One Person Show masterclass starts January 23.
  • Alumnae Theatre is seeking volunteer stage managers for the New Ideas Festival, with the first production meeting coming up on January 24.
  • Shadowpath Theatre is hosting The Femme Operative, a forum for female creative leaders, on January 25 in Vaughan.
  • ArtsBuild Ontario’s Energy Efficient Lighting for Performing Arts Facilities workshop is on January 25.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Native Earth Performing Arts invites submissions for the Mskomini Giizis Residency for Indigenous performing artist collectives. The application deadline is March 1.
  • Theatre Auorora invites submissions for artistic teams (directors, musical directors, and choreographers) for their 2017-2018 season. The submission deadline is March 8.

Check out these items, and other postings from our members.
Theatre Ontario individual members can also access Auditions, Job Postings and Discount Ticket Offers on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Meet Our Youth Advisory Committee for 2017

Our Youth Advisory Committee is focused on creating greater accessibility to youth interested in a career in theatre.

The goal is to achieve a greater connection with youth already engaged in theatre across the province, to examine ways to engage more youth in the province in theatre, and to help foster the next generation of theatre practitioners, professionals, and patrons across the province.

We’re pleased to welcome the members of our 2017 Youth Advisory Committee:
  • Jason Carlos
  • Lara De Vries
  • Julia Hunter
  • Davinder Malhi
  • Sophie Mercer
  • Norah Paton
  • Laura Philipps (Co-Chair)
  • Alex Rand (Co-Chair)

Monday, 16 January 2017

ONstage Openings for the week of January 16

This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages
ONstage Now Playing in Southwestern Ontario
Jenny's House of Joy at London Community Players

In South Central Ontario

Jan. 19, Much Ado About Nothing at Theatre Aurora
Jan. 20, Disney's The Little Mermaid at Theatre Unlimited (Mississauga)
Jan. 20, Good People at Durham Shoestring Performers (Oshawa)

In Southwestern Ontario

Jan. 20, James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Theatre Ancaster (Hamilton)
Jan. 20, Laburnum Grove at Dundas Little Theatre (Hamilton)

In Toronto

Jan. 17, Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen at Theatre Passe Muraille, currently in previews
Jan. 18, Unholy from Nightwood Theatre at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, currently in previews
Jan. 20, Carrie: the musical at Hart House Theatre
Jan. 20, The Gut Girls at Alumnae Theatre Company
Jan. 20, The Last Wife at Soulpepper Theatre, in previews
ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
Cake-Walk at The Village Players, Bloor West
Ida Jagaric, Anne Mcdougall
Photo by Robert Rayfield

In Central Ontario

Jan. 20, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Northumberland Players (Cobourg)
Jan. 20, The Gin Game at Peterborough Theatre Guild

In Eastern Ontario

Jan. 19, The Perils of Persephone at Domino Theatre (Kingston)

ICYMI: Check out last week’s openings

For all the theatre playing across Ontario, visit Theatre Ontario’s ONstage theatre listings on our website