Theatre Ontario Presents...
August 2016
In This Issue...
Bowl-a-Thon  |  Play Date from the Youth Advisory Committee
Dark Nights  |  Apply to the Professional Theatre Training Program
Workshops  |  Adjudicators Symposium  |  Conversation Starters
Calling All Bowlers, Supporters and Sponsors!
We invite you to take part in our inaugural Bowl-a-Thon in support of Theatre Ontario on Saturday, September 17. Our goal is to raise funds towards the production costs for our annual Next Generation Showcase, a premiere event where performing arts graduates audition for industry professionals. Show your support to the next generation of theatre artists and join us to help meet our $4,500 fundraising goal!

Be a Sponsor. Provide an in-kind donation or contribution. Bowl with us!

Support Theatre Ontario's Bowl-a-Thon
Youth Advisory Committee
Play Date
When was the last time you had a play date? This may be your first in a while, and we’re willing to bet it’ll be your first in a bar.

Join us at The Central in the Annex on Monday, September 12 at 8:00pm to have a couple drinks, play some games, and talk about plays. Come out to meet and mingle with your future castmates, coworkers, and theatre creators!

Join us at "Play Date" from Theatre Ontario's Youth Advisory Committee
Play Date
Jeff Ho
Dark Nights with Jeff Ho
Jocelyn MacNeil from our Youth Advisory Committee spent an evening at Dark Nights in Toronto - a bi-weekly conversation series started by YAC alumni Luke Reece and Wayne Burns.

Read about Dark Nights and a conversation with Jeff Ho
Dark Nights
Apply to the Professional Theatre Training Program
Do you need financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career?

We are now inviting applications for the October 3 deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP).
Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Deanna Choi trained in sound design with Thomas Ryder Payne at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto and the Stratford Festival

Krista Colosimo training in artistic direction with Ashlie Corcoran at Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

Stephanie Jung trained in artistic producing with Marjorie Chan and Kate Ann Vandermeer at Cahoots Theatre in Toronto

Deborah Lim training in production management with sandra Henderson at the Toronto Fringe Festival
Professional Theatre Training Program
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Voice-Over Workshop, with Elley-Ray
Career Stream Workshops
The Career Stream is for those who want to learn and harness the basic tools and resources needed to thrive in the profession.

Secrets to a successful voice acting career, with Elley-Ray
September 10 at 11:00am in Toronto

Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rachel Kennedy and guest
September 14 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Are stress and anxiety sabotaging your career? Learn techniques with Jorie Morrow
October 3 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Creator Stream Workshops
The Creator Stream is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley
September 6 via recorded webinar

Learn to eliminate stigma and barriers for blind or low vision actors and audiences through education and awareness, with Murray Powell
September 24 at 10:00am in Toronto

Does your Theatre for Young Audience show need an audience? Learn techniques with Patty Jarvis (Prologue)
October 13 at 5:30pm via live webinar

Members Save 50% on E-Learning Courses from WorkInCulture
You love theatre, but the abilities that first sparked your love of the stage aren’t the only talents you need. Putting on a show or starting a theatre company takes a whole lot more. That’s why we’ve partnered with Work in Culture to offer Theatre Ontario members 50% off a selection of e-Learning courses that will help you produce like a pro! Here is just one of the six courses available:

Partnerships and Collaboration – Create your dream team!
Collaboration is essential to personal and professional success, but it’s not always as straightforward (or free from conflict) as we expect. This course will help your next collaboration run smoothly.

Learn more about e-Learning courses from WorkInCulture
Adjudicators Symposium
Adjudicators Symposium
Registrations are open for the Adjudicators Symposium on October 1 in Toronto - networking and professional development for our province's adjudicators.

Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From July 29
  • The Ontario Summer Theatre blogger visits Gravenhurst Opera House
  • What is performance in the digital age?
  • The arts board's role in financial oversight
  • Catch up on this issue
From July 22
  • Ontario releases its first ever provincial Cultural Strategy
  • Releasing traditional gender roles/expectations and casting gender fluid individuals
  • Catch up on this issue
From July 15
  • "The world needs more Canadian theatre and the many overlapping and interlaced voices it represents"
  • Will your theatre be impacted by the changes to the Lobbyists Registration Act? Do you have paid staff - and do you contact the government, MPPs, and/or provincial agencies, boards, and commissions?
  • Catch up on this issue
From July 8
  • Ways you may need to adapt if your goal is more meaningful community engagement
  • Preparing your audience for immersive theatre experiences - and the non-immersive ones, too
  • The value of renewal in arts leadership
  • Catch up on this issue
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