In this issue... Funding Youth Theatre Training, Festival,
Youth Advisory Committee, Training, Conversation Starters
Theatre Ontario Presents...
March 2016
In This Issue...
Funding Youth Theatre Training  |  Festival  |  Youth Advisory Committee for 2016  | Training  |  Conversation Starters
Grants
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 deadline for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP).

Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Jasmine Chen trained in outreach with Marjorie Chan at Cahoots Theatre.

Mary Elizabeth Willcott trained in directing with Kelly Thornton at Nightwood Theatre.

Michela Sisti trained in directing with Ross Manson at Volcano Theatre.

Read these Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre Training Program stories
More Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Dan Watson is training in artistic direction with Franco Boni at the Theatre Centre

Jessica Lea Fleming is training in artistic producing and programming with Tanja Dixon-Warren and Margo Kane at Full Circle First Nations Performance’s Talking Stick Festival 
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Festival
Festival 2016 runs from May 18 to 22 in North Bay, and is co-hosted by Theatre Ontario, Gateway Theatre Guild, and QUONTA.

The annual Theatre Ontario Festival is:
  • a showcase of outstanding community theatre productions
  • a classroom for passionate, dedicated community theatre artists
  • a celebration of excellence in community theatre
  • a destination bringing together theatre lovers from across the province
Festival ticket packages are on sale.

Youth Advisory Committee
Meet our 2016 Youth Advisory Committee

Our Youth Advisory Committee is focused on creating greater accessibility for youth interested in a career in theatre.

The goal is to achieve a greater connection with youth already engaged in theatre across the province, to examine ways to engage more youth in the province in theatre, and to help foster the next generation of theatre practitioners, professionals, and patrons across the province.

Meet our Theatre Ontario Youth Advisory Committee for 2016
Training
Career Stream Workshops
Voice Over Workshop
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
Creator Stream Workshops
Using music in your show? Learn your rights and responsibilities, with SOCAN and ReSOUND
April 4 at 7:00pm

Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From February 26
  • The "commodification" of nonprofit professional arts, and the impact on how we talk about the value of art
  • A freelance designer makes the change from student to practitioner
  • A new Ottawa theatre podcast
  • Catch up on this issue
From February 19
  • What arts organizations can learn from the collapse of Goodwill Toronto
  • Representation on Toronto stages
  • Statistics on volunteers and donors in Canadian arts and culture
  • Catch up on this issue
From February 5
  • Analysis of how tweets generate sales - by remembering where they fit into the sales funnel
  • Provincial pre-budget recommendations from the Ontario Nonprofit Network
  • Catch up on this issue
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of our funders.
Ontario Arts Council
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