Monday, 22 January 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of January 22

ONstage Now Playing in Eastern Ontario
Murder on the Nile at Domino Theatre
Susan Hazel, Sydnee Wilson, Jarret Hains
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Toronto

Jan. 25, Trap for a Lonely Man at Stage Centre Productions

In South Central Ontario

Jan. 25, Entertaining Angels at Burl-Oak Theatre Group (Oakville)
Jan. 25, If/Then at Theatre Aurora

In Southwestern Ontario

Jan. 25, Venus in Fur at Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre
Jan. 26, Gloria's Guy at Guelph Little Theatre


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

Friday, 19 January 2018

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

It's a week after Next Generation Showcase, and starting next we'll have some of the stories from the event.  We start with a big thank-you to our volunteers, our supporters, and our staff.

Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres


Migrations


In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Meet Our Youth Advisory Committee for 2018

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 2018 Youth Advisory Committee:
  • David Beisel (Co-Chair)
  • Kelsey Dann
  • Blaine Dickens
  • Deanna Galati (Co-Chair)
  • Ava Patterson

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations.

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

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

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

Artist-Educator Training at Young People's Theatre
  • Deadline for registrations for Young People’s Theatre’s next Artist-Educator Training (running February 1 and 2 in Toronto) is January 19.
  • ArtsBuild Ontario is hosting a Creative Space Rentals workshop on January 25 in Hamilton.
  • Jumblies is hosting its next Artfare Essentials intensive for artists interested in understanding principles and practice of community-engaged artists beginning January 26 in Toronto.
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, 16 January 2018

Apply to the Professional Theatre Training Program

Are you an artist seeking financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career?

Submissions are now open for the March 1, 2018 deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). The Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.)

Planning an application? Watch our FAQs video about PTTP.

Related Reading

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

Monday, 15 January 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of January 15

This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages
ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
The Liar at The Village Players, Bloor West
Photo by Robert Rayfield

In Southwestern Ontario

Jan. 19, Silence at The Grand Theatre (London) [with previews from Jan. 16]
Jan. 19, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii at London Community Players [with a preview on Jan. 18]

In Toronto

Jan. 17, Calpurnia at Nightwood Theatre / Buddies in Bad Times Theatre [currently in previews]
Jan. 18, A Delicate Balance at Soulpepper Theatre [currently in previews]
Jan. 19, The Crucible at Hart House Theatre
Jan. 19, Omission at Alumnae Theatre Company

In Central Ontario

Jan. 19, Play On at Northumberland Players (Cobourg)
Jan. 19, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Peterborough Theatre Guild

In Eastern Ontario

Jan. 18, What a Young Wife Ought to Know at Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa) [with previews from Jan. 16]
Jan. 18, Murder on the Nile at Domino Theatre (Kingston)

In South Central Ontario

Jan. 19, Quartet at The Curtain Club (Richmond Hill)
Jan. 19, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts (Mississauga)


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

Friday, 12 January 2018

Ontario Off Stage

Fatimah Younge
by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

From Theatre Ontario

  • We are excited to welcome Fatimah Younge, who joined our staff as our Operations Coordinator this week.

Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres

  • Kevin Loring—the first Artistic Director of the new Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre—spoke about his work preparing for the inaugural 2019-2020 season in an interview with Patrick Langston (Ottawa’s ArtsFile).
  • The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts is hosting a “Community Consultation about Gender in the Dora Mavor Moore Awards” on January 30th, discussing how the performance award categories might “better acknowledge artistic practices that move beyond the gender binary of ‘Outstanding Performance of a Male/Female.’ (Theatre Ontario de-gendered our Festival Awards last year.)

Migrations

  • Essential Collective Theatre in Niagara announced new Artistic Director Colin Bruce Anthes (an alum of our Professional Theatre Training Program), and new General Manager Rebecca Walsh, effective February 1, 2018.

In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 11 January 2018

The Business of Casting: A Panel for Theatre Ontario’s Next Generation Showcase Participants

We are hosting a panel discussion on "The Business of Casting" for participants in Next Generation Showcase, featuring esteemed professionals all working in theatre, film or television.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Corrine Koslo. Kevin Frank, Karen Glave, Kishwar Iqbal, and Beth Russell will join us as panelists. The panel follows the networking party on Sunday, January 14 at 7:30pm.

Our panelists will discuss their artistic journeys; the challenges that exist in the industry, and tips for navigating the ever-evolving world of early-career acting. Bring your most burning questions!

The panel is sponsored by Meridian Artists.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s The Business of Casting panel at Next Generation Showcase

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

RSVP for Next Generation Showcase
Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for submissions for 4th Line Theatre’s Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators is January 12.
  • Daniel Saioni is holding a Script Supervision Intensive Weekend for stage managers interested in translating their skills into the film industry on January 13 and 14.
  • Deadline for registrations for Young People’s Theatre’s next Artist-Educator Training (running February 1 and 2 in Toronto) is January 19.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre invites script submissions for March Madness, their annual theatrical competition. The submission deadline is January 31.

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, 9 January 2018

Join Us at our "Introduction to Adjudication" Course in London

Our Introduction to Adjudication course returns to London in 2018. This course is an opportunity for individuals interested in learning adjudication skills in an intensive festival setting.

"Introduction to Adjudication" is for emerging and potential adjudicators. Participants will receive training in the principles of adjudication, attend community theatre performances at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018, and practice adjudicating presentation skills in a private setting. After the course, participants have the opportunity, at their discretion, to perform a practice adjudication at an Ontario community theatre.

The course is taught by Ron Cameron-Lewis who has adjudicated well over 2,000 productions throughout Ontario and internationally, and taught adjudication at Festivals in Ontario and the U.S.

This course will run May 16 to 20, 2018 in London as part of Theatre Ontario Festival 2018.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s Introduction to Adjudication Course

Monday, 8 January 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of January 8

ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
Party Today, Panic Tomorrow at The Second City
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Toronto

Jan. 11, My Funny Valentine at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre [with a preview on Jan. 10]
Jan. 12, The Liar at The Village Players, Bloor West Village (Toronto)
Jan. 13, A Delicate Balance at Soulpepper Theatre [in previews]
Jan. 14, Calpurnia at Nightwood Theatre / Buddies in Bad Times Theatre [in previews]

In Eastern Ontario

Jan. 10, An Inspector Calls at Ottawa Little Theatre
Jan. 12, 887 at National Arts Centre—English Theatre (Ottawa), with previews from Jan. 10


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

Friday, 5 January 2018

Response from the Theatre Ontario Board of Directors to the lawsuits filed by members of the theatre community against Albert Schultz and Soulpepper Theatre Company

Like most in our community, Theatre Ontario is aware of civil lawsuits alleging incidents of sexual misconduct.

Theatre Ontario is upset by what we have heard in this past week. But we also believe this to be part of a greater pattern in our theatre community, one that is regretfully not new.

In recent weeks, months and years, we have been hearing the steady rise of whispers coming to full voice throughout the community.

We feel the anguish when we hear any stories of individuals forced into silence.

We regret careers lost to abuse.

This is not the theatre we dedicate ourselves to creating and celebrating.

Even though it is individuals that have been perpetrators, it is our institutions, associations and agencies that have failed to expect and demand greater accountability and action.

To that end, Theatre Ontario reaffirms our commitments to our community.

We will continue to be in dialogue with all those dedicated to eradicating the current culture of privilege and power abuse.

We will continue to work to promote the creation of safe workspaces for theatre artists to practise their craft.

We will continue to reflect and challenge ourselves as an organization to find ways to provide that greater accountability and action to our community.

And we will speak out in full voice to create change now.

For more information, contact:
Bruce Pitkin
Executive Director
416.408.4556 x.11

Ontario Off Stage

Thank you to everyone who supported our Holiday GIVING Tree
by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

We would like extend a very special thanks to our Holiday GIVING Tree campaign’s Donors and Supporters. Our Tree raised over $2,300!

Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres



In Case You Missed It



Thursday, 4 January 2018

Save the Date for our Summer Theatre Intensive

Exploring the mask making class at Factory163
Are you an actor, director, creator or designer craving an opportunity to immerse yourself in your craft? Look no further—our Summer Theatre Intensive is coming back to Stratford and will take place August 5th to 10th and 12th to 17th, 2018.

After an outstanding 2 weeks last summer at Factory163 we have decided to return for a second year in a row. Sharing the building with artists, photographers, creators, and our friends over at Off The Wall, Stratford Artists’ Alliance makes for an electric, creative atmosphere and we can’t wait to get back in studio with this year’s participants!

This year we are exploring offering classes in:
  1. Beginner Directing
  2. Dialogue Series – Directors and Designers
  3. Beginner Acting – Monologues
  4. Advanced Acting – Scene Study
  5. Teaching Acting
  6. Creators’ Lab
  7. Voice Bootcamp
  8. Stage Combat
Additional details about course content will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for our instructor announcements!

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive brings together theatre people from all over the province for a week-long rigorous educational experience. For nearly forty years, our courses have earned praise from drama teachers, theatre schools, community and professional theatres, agents, and actors getting started in the business.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

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

The History of Drinking in Cavan at 4th Line Theatre
Robert Winslow, Shelley Simester and the cast
Photo by Wayne Eardley
4th Line's OAC Recommender Grant
for Theatre Creators deadline is January 12

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for submissions for 4th Line Theatre’s Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grants for Theatre Creators is January 12.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Alumnae Theatre is seeking a choreographer and a lighting designer (non-paying) for an upcoming production. Rehearsals begin January 22.
  • East Side Players invites submissions from prospective directors for their 2018-2019 season. The submission deadline is February 11.

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, 2 January 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of January 2

ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
Young People's Theatre's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Emma Rudy, Zorana Sadiq, Dale R. Miller,
Damien Atkins, Aaron Ferguson, Claire Rouleau,
Celine Tsai, Joel Schaefer and Jacob MacInnis
Set Design by Sue LePage
Costume Design by Joanna Yu
Lighting Design by Jason Hand
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Toronto

Jan. 5, Drinking Alone at Scarborough Theatre Guild
Jan. 5, Globehead 2018 at Bad Dog Theatre Company

In Eastern Ontario

Jan. 4, Mr. Shi and His Lover at National Arts Centre—English Theatre (Ottawa) [with a preview on Jan. 3]


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