In this issue...  Youth Advisory Committee, Silent Auction, Festival Awards, Youth Theatre Training Program Grants, Summer Theatre Intensive, Adjudicators Symposium, Annual General Meeting
Theatre Ontario Presents...
June 2016
In This Issue...
Youth Advisory Committee  |  Silent Auction  |  Festival Awards  |  Youth Theatre Training Program Grants  |  Stage Management at our Summer Courses  |  Adjudicators Symposium  |  Annual General Meeting
Youth Advisory Committee
Now What from the Youth Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee's First Event of the Year
Our Youth Advisory Committee are all new to pursuing their careers in theatre in the GTA - and it was of this new-to-the-city, fresh-out-of-school spirit that "Now What? An Emerging Artist's Guide to the Theatre Universe" was born.

Learn more about "Now What?" from Theatre Ontario's Youth Advisory Committee
Support our YAC
Do you need a new headshot? Want to brush up on your voice-over skills? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to know more about the inner-workings of Canada’s largest festival theatres? Our silent auction has exactly what you need – and more!

All money raised will be supporting the networking and development initiatives of our Youth Advisory Committee.

Visit our Theatre Ontario Silent Auction
Now What The Care Package
Celebrating Community Theatre
We celebrated another year of outstanding community theatre at Theatre Ontario Festival in North Bay. Congratulations to Northumberland Players of Cobourg who were awarded the Elsie for Outstanding Festival Production for Boeing BoeingCheck out all of the Theatre Ontario Festival Award recipients and honourable mentions

Festival is also a classroom for dedicated community theatre artists. Catch up on highlights from detailed adjudications and workshops on the Theatre Ontario blog
Boeing Boeing Northumberland Players
Youth Theatre Training Program Grants for Spring 2016
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. $21,875 was awarded this application round. 

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's YTTP recipients
PTTP Grant - Dana Fradkin
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Summer Theatre Intensive
Summer Theatre Intensive
This year's Summer Theatre Intensive features a unique stage management course with Maria Popoff: "Places Please! Stage Management and the Creative Process from Pre-Production to End of Run." Gloria Mok recently attended a course with Maria at Alumnae Theatre, and shared some reflections on learning with her.

At our Summer Theatre Intensive you can live your passion for theatre in an immersive adventure where you can enrich your skills, flex your creative muscles, and meet friends old and new.  Join us at our Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive
Career Stream Workshops
Secrets to a successful voice acting career, with Elley-Ray
June 18 at 11:00am in Toronto

Dramaturgy for Everyone
De-mystify dramaturgy and do it yourself, with Matt McGeachy
June 27 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Workshops at Theatre Ontario
Creator Stream Workshops
Perfect Ten: How to Write a Ten-Minute Play
Writing a ten-minute play is not easy, with Dominik Loncar
June 6 at 4:00pm - free online webinar

Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur
Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company? Start here!, with Rebecca Ballarin and guest Rebecca Perry
June 8 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Taking your new play from page to stage can seem impossible. Yet new plays are produced every season. How do they do it? Led by award-winning playwright David S. Craig, this workshop will discuss different approaches to getting your play produced
June 13 at 3:00pm in Toronto
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:

Financial Planning— Master your money!
If you find "money stuff" intimidating, annoying, or excessively complicated, this course is for you.

Learn more about e-Learning courses from WorkInCulture
Adjudicators Symposium Save-the-Date
Theatre Ontario's Adjudicators Symposium is an annual opportunity for adjudicators to benefit from professional development and networking.

This year's Symposium will be held on October 1, 2016.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Adjudicators Symposium
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting
Laying a Foundation
While 2015 was a challenging year for Theatre Ontario, it was a year for laying an "excellent foundation" for the organization—that was the message from Deb Sholdice, President of the Theatre Ontario Board of Directors to the members who gathered for Theatre Ontario's Annual General Meeting.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's AGM and Meet our New Board Members
Conversation Starters
From Our Blog
Our most popular posts last month included:
  • Browsing Our Bulletin Board, for May 18 - Workshops, grant deadlines, our silent auction, the SPARC conference - a busy week of upcoming opportunities for professional and community theatre artists
  • ONstage Openings for the week of May 16 - The opening week of Festival also featured summer theatre openings in Gananoque and Port Dover, and community theatre shows in Toronto and Sault Ste. Marie
  • ONstage at Festival: The Curtain Club - ACT-CO is the largest of the four community theatre regions, and is the most active on social media - so it was the preview of their regional Festival performance of The Drowning Girls that had the most readers on our blog
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From May 27
  • Ali Joy Richardson and Bilal Baig's experiences being mentored at Paprika Festival
  • The World Festival of Children's Theatre opens in Stratford
  • Glenvale Players has come out of hiatus and is looking for volunteers
  • Catch up on this issue
From May 13
  • What do you say to an actor who just bombed on stage?
  • "Artist living the dream writing art grant proposals"
  • Catch up on this issue
From May 6
  • Inclusive design addressing accessibility for artists and audiences
  • News, migrations and toasts
  • Catch up on this issue
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