In this issue... New Faces at Next Generation Showcase, PTTP Fall 2015 Recipients, Festival Tickets on Sale, E-Smoking and the Performing Arts, Spring Workshops, and more
Theatre Ontario Presents...
December 2015
In This Issue...
New Faces at Next Generation Showcase  |  PTTP Fall 2015 Recipients  |  Festival Tickets on Sale  |  E-Smoking and the Performing Arts  |  Spring Workshops
Applications Open for "New Faces" at Next Generation Showcase
Next Generation Showcase provides graduating theatre students the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of industry professionals.

Each year we also provide an opportunity for recent grads from other training programs wishing to pursue their performing careers in Ontario in our New Faces category.

Learn more about eligibility and apply for New Faces at Next Generation Showcase
Next Generation Showcase 2015
Congratulations to the Professional Theatre Training Program Fall 2015 Grant Recipients
We are pleased to announce the latest recipients of training grants through Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). We thank all those who applied to the program.

Over $163,300 was requested during this application round.  $37,225 was awarded in total to ten recipients.

Learn more about the latest Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program grants
Roseneath Theatre
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Yunjeong Faline Park is training in theatre administration with Niki Poirier at Roseneath Theatre

Camila Diaz-Varela will train in digital production management, online community engagement, and digital curation with Sarah Garton Stanley at SpiderWebShow

Claire Burns is training in general management with Beth Brown at Nightwood Theatre

Michela Sisti will train in directing with Ross Manson at Volcano Theatre

Learn about these Professional Theatre Training Program projects
More Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Emily Oriold trained in general management with Deb Sholdice at Blyth Festival

Mary Elizabeth Willcott is training in directing with Kelly Thornton at Nightwood Theatre in Toronto

Tamara Vuckovic is training in directing with Marianne McIsaac at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto

Emma Mackenzie Hillier trained in dramaturgy with Bob White at the Stratford Festival

Learn about these Professional Theatre Training Program projects
Stratford Playwrights Retreat
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Festival Tickets On Sale
Tickets are now on sale for Theatre Ontario Festival 2016 in North Bay. Our annual festival is a celebration of community theatre featuring performances and workshops, bringing together theatre lovers from across the province.

Early-bird passes at a discounted rate are available until January 31.

Learn more about Festival 2016
Mimi Mekler
Meet our Festival Adjudicator
We welcome Mimi Mekler as our Festival Adjudicator for Theatre Ontario Festival 2016.

Mimi most recently adjudicated the Western Ontario Drama League Festival in 2014, and last adjudicated for Theatre Ontario’s Festival in 1999 in Newmarket.

Meet Mimi Mekler
Speak Out
Bill 45 - E-smoking and the Performing Arts
As we reported in August, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is implementing a regulation for the use of e-cigarettes that could have had a negative impact on the performing arts.

We are pleased to report that the final regulation includes an exemption for stage productions, provided the e-cigarette does not contain nicotine, and there is no product placement consideration.

Learn more about Bill 45 E-Smoking and the Performing Arts
Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Community Theatre in Northeastern Ontario

At Festival 2016, we will present the Michael Spence Award to an outstanding contributor to community theatre in northeastern Ontario. The nomination deadline is January 29.

Career Stream Workshops
Coming up in the Spring:
  • Getting Cast Auditioning Masterclass, with Anna Migliarisi
  • Launching Your Career, with Rebecca Ballarin and special guests
  • Audition Talkback, with Kawa Ada, Nina Lee Aquino and Alana Hibbert
  • Career Boot Camp
  • Taxes for Theatre Artists, with Sam Marinucci
  • Voice Over Workshop, with Elley-Ray
Workshops at Theatre Ontario
Creator Stream Workshops
Coming up in the Spring:
  • Grant Writing Information recorded webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
  • Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur, with Rebecca Ballarin and special guests
  • Creator Boot Camp
Upcoming Creator Stream Workshops
Additional workshops and details to be announced in 2016.
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From November 20
  • The SpiderWebShow "Refugees" edition
  • Terrorism and the role of storytellers
  • The mandate letter for the new Minister of Canadian Heritage
  • Catch up on this issue
From November 13
  • Inclusivity and the language used in theatre reviews
  • Two memorials for Linda Griffiths at Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Catch up on this issue
From November 6
  • The coalition of Provincial Arts Service Organizations is becoming more active in social media
  • Playwrights Guild of Canada's Tom Hendry Awards
  • Catch up on this issue
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