In this issue... Next Generation Showcase, Grants, Festival, Training, Conversation Starters
Theatre Ontario Presents...
January 2016
In This Issue...
Next Generation Showcase  |  Youth Theatre Training Program Fall 2015 Grant Recipients | Call for Professional Theatre Training Program Spring 2016 Grant Applications | Festival 2016 in North Bay | Deadline for Michael Spence Award Nominations | Upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream Workshops | Call for Talent Bank Applications | Theatre for Literacy | Conversation Starters | Canadian Plays in Canadian Communities
Next Generation Showcase
Seeking Volunteers for Next Generation Showcase

Interested in stage management or event management? We are seeking volunteers to assist with the Monday (January 18) of Next Generation Showcase in Toronto. 

Volunteer at Theatre Ontario's Next Generation Showcase
Next Generation Showcase 2015
RSVP for Showcase
We warmly invite Directors, Artistic Directors, Producers, Casting Directors, Agents (EIC-signed or TAMAC members), and other industry professionals to join us for our annual showcase of graduating student talent, on January 17 and 18 in Toronto.

The RSVP deadline is January 8.

RSVP for Theatre Ontario's Next Generation Showcase
Congratulations to the Youth Theatre Training Program Fall 2015 Grant Recipients
We are pleased to announce the latest recipients of training grants through our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP). We thank all those who applied to the program.

Over $72,300 was requested during this application round.  $21,875 was awarded in total to seven recipients.
Emily Oriold at Blyth Festival
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Emily Oriold trained in general management with Deb Sholdice at Blyth Festival (pictured)

Susan Cuthbert trained in directing with Robert McQueen at Harold Green Jewish Theatre

Miranda Bouchard will train in design with Ruth Howard at Jumblies Theatre

Courtenay Stevens trained in artistic producing with Jennifer Brewin at Common Boots Theatre

Read these Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program stories
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
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Don't forget that the early-bird deadline for Theatre Ontario Festival 2016 ticket packages is January 31.

Festival 2016 runs from May 18 to 22 in North Bay, and is co-hosted by Theatre Ontario, Gateway Theatre Guild, and QUONTA.

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 deadline for nominations is January 29.

Career Stream Workshops
Enhance your cast-ability with this 4-session masterclass with Anna Migliarisi
#1 January 23 at 10:00am in Toronto
#2 January 30 at 10:00am in Toronto
#3 February 6 at 10:00am in Toronto
#4 February 13 at 10:00am in Toronto

Get answers to your FAQs about the business of acting with Rebecca Ballarin and guest actor Tim Walker
January 25 at 5:00pm in Toronto

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

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

Workshops at Theatre Ontario
Creator Stream Workshops
Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley (Theatre Officer at the Ontario Arts Council)
February 2

Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company? Start here, with Rebecca Ballarin and guest producer Amy Lee (of Morro and Jasp)
February 10 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Summer Theatre Intensive
Join Our Talent Bank of Theatre Instructors
Our Talent Bank connects professional theatre instructors with community and educational organizations seeking workshops, adjudications, and consultations. The application deadline is January 15.                      

Apply to the Theatre Ontario Talent Bank
Theatre for Literacy
Theatre for Literacy is a program formed by two organisations, Frontier College’s ‘Beat the Street’ program and Theatre Ontario’s outreach program. Their aim is to provide a course that empowers students with drama techniques that develop their communication and literacy skills. 

Learn more about "Theatre for Literacy"
Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From December 18
  • Artist resolutions for the new year - because it's 2016
  • The "serious musical" is back in fashion
  • "The arts field hasn't even figured out what the point of engagement is, let alone what to measure for."
  • Catch up on this issue
From December 11
  • Navigating new production opportunities - an outside perspective of a Festival adjudication
  • The participants at the 2016 World Festival of Children's Theatre in Stratford
  • Catch up on this issue 
From December 4
  • Catherine Hernandez - "Thinker in Residence" on the Buddies in Bad Times blog - on the importance of self-care
  • An opening night, a storm, and a power failure at Take Two Theatre in Timmins
  • Catch up on this issue
Introducing The Play Map of Canada
Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) is proud to announce the launch of the Play Map of Canada - a map of Canadian plays - on January 11th. An updated map will be released monthly and will include Professional and Community Theatre productions
Along with the Map launch, PGC in partnership with Theatre Ontario will be hosting a Twitter Chat on January 11th, 2016 from 12-2pm.
Learn more about Playwrights Guild of Canada's Play Map of Canada
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