Theatre Ontario Presents...
July 2016
In This Issue...
Personal Health Insurance  |  Thank You to all Our Supporters and Donors  |
Summer Theatre Intensive  |  Playwright-in-Person  |  Fall Workshops  |
Adjudicators Symposium  |  Professional Theatre Training Program  |
Youth Advisory Committee Fall Event  |  Bowl-a-thon  |  Conversation Starters
Personal Health Insurance for Members
Personal Health Insurance Created Exclusively for the Artistic Community
We're pleased to introduce our members to the Arts & Entertainment Plan, a national health insurance plan exclusive to the arts, and now available to members of Theatre Ontario.

Learn more about the Arts & Entertainment Plan
The Arts & Entertainment Plan
Thank You to All Our Supporters and Donors

Theatre Ontario would like to thank everyone who has recently supported us in our fundraising efforts.

Thank you to all of the contributors and supporters of our Online Auction in May.

Thank you to all of the donors to our Double Your Donation campaign in June.

Your generosity has touched us and contributes to the continued delivery of our programs and services to the theatre community across the province.

And thank you to all of our donors to Theatre Ontario!

Summer Theatre Intensive
Summer Theatre Intensive
Spaces are still available in some of this year's Summer Theatre Intensive courses - but we can only accept registrations until July 22. Treat yourself to a unique learning adventure: August 7 to 13 in Peterborough.

We're thrilled to welcome Mark Crawford as our Playwright-in-Person at our Summer Theatre Intensive.

This free event is open to anyone who wishes to attend, but RSVPs are required. Playwright-in-Person will be on Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30pm in Peterborough.

Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, funded by the Canada Council.

Meet Playwright-in-Person Mark Crawford
Mark Crawford
Voice-Over Workshop, with Elley-Ray
Career Stream Fall Workshops
The Career Stream is for those who want to learn and harness the basic tools and resources needed to thrive in the profession.

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

Workshops include:
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:

Project Management – Come in on time and on budget!
Putting on a show is stressful; there’s so much to do, and never enough time to do it in. You can save time (and a lot of headaches) by learning and implementing the tools, techniques, terminology and processes of project management.

Learn more about e-Learning courses from WorkInCulture
Adjudicators Symposium
Adjudicators Symposium
Registrations are now open for the Adjudicators Symposium on October 1 in Toronto.  Register for the Theatre Ontario Adjudicators Symposium

Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Lisa Karen Cox is training in directing with Ravi Jain in Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Alessandro Costantini trained in directing with Caleb Marshall at Sudbury Theatre Centre.

Thom Allison will train in directing with Allen MacInnis at the Grand Theatre in London.

Sehar Bhojani trained in directing with Robert Ross Parker at Hope and Hell Theatre in Toronto.

Matthew Thomas Walker is training in directing with Kim Collier at Bard on the Beach / Electric Company in Vancouver, BC.

Viktor Lukawski trained in directing with Andrea Donaldson and Joel Greenberg at Tarragon Theatre in Toronto.

Elizabeth Thomas trained in directing with Tanja Jacobs at Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company in Toronto.
Professional Theatre Training Program Lisa Karen Cox
PTTP Alessandro Costantini
Professional Theatre Training Program
Professional Theatre Training Program Dan Watson
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Deanna Choi is training in sound design with Thomas Ryder Payne at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto and the Stratford Festival.

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

Dan Watson trained in artistic direction with Franco Boni at The Theatre Centre in Toronto.

Deborah Lim is training in production management with sandra Henderson at the Toronto Fringe Festival.
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Youth Advisory Committee
Save the Date!
Fresh off the heels of our very successful “ Now What: An Emerging Artist’s Guide to the Theatre Universe” event in May, the Youth Advisory Committee is excited to announce our next event, coming up on Monday, September 12th at 8pm.

More details to come - but make sure to mark off your calendars! (Please note as this event will take place at The Central Bar in Toronto, it is only open to ages 19+)

Stay up to date with the Theatre Ontario Youth Advisory Committee by liking our Facebook page
Youth Advisory Committee
Another Date to Save!
And just five days later, Theatre Ontario’s  first annual Bowl-a-thon will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 4pm at Danforth Bowl in Toronto.

Help us raise money for youth initiatives in theatre across the province, by supporting the strikes, spares & misses of our five fabulous, fun-tastic teams.

For more information, contact Pelin at Theatre Ontario 416.408.4556 x.16 or  
Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From June 17
  • The call for an equitable and diverse landscape: "emerging artists have with renewed energy and vigor taken up the call and now march with our elders" from Intermission
  • Power and culture, from #CdnCult Times
  • Protecting artists from abuse in a vulnerable industry
  • Welcome to Eleanor McMahon, our new Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport
  • Catch up on this issue
From June 10
  • Celebrating Barbara Fingerote of Toronto: "Super Audience"
  • Cult of personality, disturbing stories of physical and psychological abuse at a Chicago theatre
  • Analyzing issues surrounding criminal record checks
  • Catch up on this issue
From June 3
  • The "underground institution" that is Toronto theatre's Harold Awards
  • The June Map of performances of Canadian-written plays from Playwrights Guild of Canada
  • A new artistic director at The Grand Theatre in London
  • Catch up on this issue
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