In this issue... Introduction to Adjudication, Next Generation Showcase,
Grants, Festival, Workshops, Summer Theatre Intensive
Theatre Ontario Presents...
February 2016
In This Issue...
Introduction to Adjudication  |  Next Generation Showcase  |  Professional Theatre Training Program  |  Youth Theatre Training Program  |  Festival Tickets  |  Upcoming Career and Creator Stream Workshops  |  Save the Date for our Summer Theatre Intensive  |  Conversation Starters
Introduction to Adjudication
Learn Adjudication Skills with Theatre Ontario
"Introduction To Adjudication" is a course for emerging and potential adjudicators.

Led by Ron Cameron-Lewis, participants will receive training in the principles of adjudication, attend performances of the 2016 Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival of community theatre in Peterborough, and practice adjudication presentation skills in a private setting.

The course is a 5-day intensive from April 6 to 10. The application deadline is March 3.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Introduction to Adjudication course
Next Generation Showcase
Next Generation Showcase Welcomes New Grads into the Theatre Community
One of Theatre Ontario’s largest annual events is Next Generation Showcase: Two days, 254 emerging artists, and close to 200 industry professionals in three different spaces within one of Artscape’s newest buildings, Daniels Spectrum—I think you would have been hard-pressed to find more energy in any other building in the city.

Read about Theatre Ontario's Next Generation Showcase on our blog
Inside the Actor's Career at Next Generation Showcase
Inside the Actor's Career
Corben Kushneryk, one of the students from Next Generation Showcase, shared his perspective on our "Inside the Actor's Career" panel, which featured Cole Alvis (moderator), Rebecca Perry, Ted Dykstra, Kevin Hanchard, and Grace Lynn Kung.

Read about Theatre Ontario's Inside the Actor's Career Panel on our blog 
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 deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP).

Apply to the Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program
Funding Youth Theatre Training

Does your organization want to undertake a unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?  We are now inviting applications for the March 15, 2016 deadline for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP).

Cross-Country Collaborators Meeting of SpiderWebShow
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Yunjeong Faline Park trained in theatre administration with Niki Poirier at Roseneath Theatre.

Camila Diaz-Varela is training in digital production management, online community engagement, and digital curation with Sarah Garton Stanley at SpiderWebShow (pictured.)

Lisa Karen Cox is training in directing with Ravi Jain.

Read these Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program stories
More Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Viktor Lukawski is training in directing with Andrea Donaldson and Joel Greenberg at Tarragon Theatre.

Sehar Bhojani is training in directing with Robert Ross Parker at Hope and Hell Theatre.

Michela Sisti is training in directing with Ross Manson at Volcano Theatre.

Read these Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program stories
Michela Sisti is training in directing with Ross Manson at Volcano Theatre
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Festival 2016 runs from May 18 to 22 in North Bay, and is co-hosted by Theatre Ontario, Gateway Theatre Guild, and QUONTA.

Festival ticket packages are on sale now.

Career Stream Workshops
Preparation, etiquette and expectations with Kawa Ada, Nina Lee Aquino and Alana Hibbert
February 8 at 6:00pm in Toronto

smART Money
Take control of your personal finances with Natasha Mytnowych
February 17 at 5:00pm in Toronto

Create a career that inspires with Edward Power
February 20 at 10:00am in Toronto

Take your acting career to the big screen ith Edward Power
February 20 at 1:00pm in Toronto

Prepare to file your tax return like a pro with Sam Marinucci
February 23 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Secrets to a successful voice acting career with Elley-Ray
March 5 at 10:00am in Toronto

What does an agent do and why should you have one? with Alicia Jeffery (The Characters Talent Agency)
March 7 at 6:00pm in Toronto

Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rebecca Ballarin and guest actor Paolo Santalucia
March 21 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Launching Your Career
Building Your Brand workshop
Creator Stream Workshops
Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley (Theatre Officer at the Ontario Arts Council)
March 1

Physical Theatre and Text at Summer Theatre Intensive 2015
Save the Date for our Summer Theatre Intensive
Are you an actor, director, or designer craving an opportunity to immerse yourself in your craft? Look no further—our Summer Theatre Intensive is back and will take place August 7 to 13, 2016. Additional details about location and course content coming soon!

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive
Conversation Starters
From Our Blog
Our most popular posts last month included:
  • Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program - Four projects that reflect a diversity of discipline in PTTP: general management (at Blyth Festival), directing (The Immigrant at Harold Green Jewish Theatre), design (at Jumblies Theatre) and artistic producing (at Common Boots Theatre.)
  • ONstage Openings for the week of January 18 - A dozen openings in five regions, on professional, community and educational stages - Classics, thrillers, musicals... a week where there seemed to be something for everyone.
  • Ontario Off Stage for December 18 - Conversation starters about resolutions for the new year and "serious" musicals were both popular - as was an appeal to bring a Syrian theatre actor as a refugee to Canada.
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From January 22
  • Two new Canadian theatre podcasts - one profiling people, one presenting plays
  • The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts is hosting Indie X - a networking and learning conference for the professional performing arts Indie community.
  • Catch up on this issue
From January 15
  • Canadian plays on Canadian stages - a tweetchat hosted by Playwrights Guild of Canada on a wide-range of topics
  • Why props matter
  • What is the role of critics in the changing media landscape?
  • Catch up on this issue

From January 8

  • The launch of the Play Map of Canada
  • Don't forget your past Board members as soon as they leave
  • "Content marketing" isn't re-purposed advertising
  • Catch up on this issue
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