In this issue... Ontario's Culture Strategy, Artist Producer Training Program, Career Stream Workshops, Creator Stream Workshops, Stories from the Summer Theatre Intensive, Michael Spence Award, Youth Theatre Training Program, Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Theatre Ontario Presents...
October 2015
In This Issue...
Artist Producer Training Program | Career Stream Workshops | Creator Stream Workshops | Stories from the Summer Theatre Intensive | Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre | Youth Theatre Training Program | Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program | Meet the Team at Theatre Ontario | Conversation Starters
Culture Talks
Participate in Consultations on Ontario's First Cultural Strategy
The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports is developing Ontario's first culture strategy.

Theatre Ontario encourages you to participate in the Town Halls and online discussion.
Announcement of Ontario's Culture Plan consultations
Training
Artist Producer Training 2015
Meet the Artist Producer Training Program Participants
After a competitive application process with 51 applicants for only eight spots, the Artist Producer Training (APT) selection jury are proud to announce the participants for the inaugural 2015-2016 Artist Producer Training Program (APT), presented by STAF in partnership with Theatre Ontario.

Meet the Artist Producer Training Program Participants
Career Stream Workshops
Act Bravely: Practical Strategies to Conquer Stage Fright workshop with Jorie Morrow
October 26 at 5:30pm in Toronto

Launching Your Career workshop with Rebecca Ballarin and Amy Lee
November 9 at 3:00pm in Toronto
                                                  
Upcoming Career Stream workshops
Launching Your Career
Creator Stream Workshops
Grant Writing Information Session free recorded webinar with Pat Bradley (OAC)
October 20 at 6:00pm

"Free Money" Entrepreneur Boot Camp
October 24 from 10:00am to 5:00pm in Toronto
Featuring
smART Money: Project Finance Basics workshop with Natasha Mytnowych, at 10:00am
Project Management Tools for Producers workshop with Ruth Cumberbatch, at 11:30am
Fundraising workshop with Alicia Rose, at 2:00pm
Tips for Creative Proposals workshop with Denise Bolduc, at 3:30pm

Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur workshop with Rebecca Ballarin and guest Emma Mackenzie Hillier
October 28 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Upcoming Creator Stream Workshops
Physical Theatre and Text
Stories from the Summer Theatre Intensive
Ann Robertson explores the space "Between Panic and Possibility" while studying Physical Theatre and Text with Jim Warren.  Read about this course

Jo-Anne Pulfer learns "Directions on Directing" with Andrew Lamb.  Read about this course
Awards
Honouring Outstanding Contributions to Community Theatre in Northeastern Ontario
Do you know someone whose sustained contribution, generosity of spirit, involvement, and commitment has helped community theatre flourish in northeastern Ontario?

Theatre Ontario is now inviting nominations for the 2016 Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Michael Spence Award
Grants
Funding Youth Theatre Training Projects
Does your organization want to undertake a unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?  The next deadline to apply for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) is October 15, 2015.

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Youth Theatre Training Program
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Yunjeong Faline Park is training in theatre administration with Niki Poirier at Roseneath Theatre

Rachel Penny trained in producing with Aislinn Rose (including the Toronto Festival of Clowns, as pictured)

Rose Napoli trained in producing with Rona Waddington and Ingrid Bjornson at St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

Simon Bloom is training in artistic producing with Philip Riccio at The Company Theatre

Learn about these Professional Theatre Training Program projects
Festival of Clowns
Ontario Arts Council
YTTP and PTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Your Theatre Ontario
As we implement our new Strategic Plan, our staff are taking on new roles and new program responsibilities.

Conversation Starters
From Our Blog
Our most popular posts last month included:
  • Building Your Actor's Toolkit - Gregory Carruthers is a novice performer drawn back to acting, and so he took Tom Diamond's course at our Summer Theatre Intensive
  • ONstage Openings for the week of September 8 - Labour Day marks the unofficial start of Fall, and the start of many theatres' Fall seasons
  • Ontario Off Stage on September 4 - Our final issue of the summer featured articles about a secondary school theatre program, election advocacy tools, community theatres developing new talent, and a trip to an Ontario Summer Theatre
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate  conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From October 2
  • Vern Thiessen recommends five plays for community theatres
  • The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts launched their new cultural access app: TOnight!
  • Catch up on this issue

From September 25
  • Canada celebrated Culture Days, and there were over a hundred theatre events in Ontario
  • How can you use media design in the rehearsal hall?
  • Catch up on this issue
From September 18
  • Here's a pretty mess: The Mikado as a case study in race representation
  • Meet the Stratford Festival Birmingham Conservatory
  • Catch up on this issue
From September 11
  • What does the language in your auditions call say about your theatre?
  • The math you need to do before you launch your crowdfunding project
  • Understanding "pricing jargon" in box office strategy articles
  • Catch up on this issue
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Ontario Arts Council
Toronto Arts Council