Theatre Ontario Presents...
September 2016
In This Issue...
Bowl-a-Thon   |   Youth Advisory Committee Play Date   |   Youth Theatre Training Program   |   Professional Theatre Training Program   |   Festival Adjudicator   |   New Talent Bank Members   |   Adjudicators Symposium   |   Join Us   |   Conversation Starters
Rachel’s Rapscallions are ready to bowl. Are you?
Last call for all bowlers, supporters, and friends!
Come out and join one of our six teams for the inaugural Theatre Ontario Bowl-a-thon at the Danforth Bowl on September 17! Help us raise funds towards the production costs for our annual Next Generation Showcase, a premiere event where performing arts graduates audition for industry professionals.

You could win exciting ticket prizes from the Canadian Opera Company, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Young People’s Theatre and the Stratford Festival. Or admission to the AGO, CN Tower, a tour of the Steamwhistle Brewery and much more. Thanks to our generous prize donations from our community partners.

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Youth Advisory Committee
Fall is right around the corner, and the Youth Advisory Committee has just the thing to kick off the season of change! Join us in Toronto at PLAY DATE on Monday, September 12 for a fun and relaxing night: come because you know you need to network, stay because there’s nothing easier to talk about than your favourite play.

8-10 PM at the Central Bar in Toronto, 19+, PWYC, RSVP Required on Eventbrite  
Youth Advisory Committee's Play Date
Funding Youth Theatre Training Projects
Theatre Ontario's Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) offers financial support to programs that deliver accessible training to young people (age 14 to 21), led by professional theatre artists.

We are now inviting applications for our October 17th deadline. 

Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Youth Theatre Training Program
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.)

Professional Theatre Training Program Story Matthew Thomas Walker
Funding Professional Theatre Mentorships
Do you need financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career?

The deadline to apply for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) grants is October 3.
Learn more about Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program
FAQs about PTTP
Have you ever wondered about the PTTP application process? This summer Rebecca Ballarin sat down with past recipient Cole Alvis to discuss the application and mentorship processes within PTTP.

Watch our PTTP FAQ video
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Annette G. Procunier
Welcome to our Festival Adjudicator
Th eatre Ontario welcomes Annette G. Procunier as adjudicator for Theatre Ontario Festival 2017 in Ottawa.

Annette most recently adjudicated the Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival in 2016, and last adjudicated Theatre Ontario Festival in 2012 in Sault Ste Marie.

Ticket information for Festival 2017 will be available in October. 
Career Stream Workshops
The Career Stream is for those who want to learn and harness the basic tools and resources needed to thrive in the profession.

Secrets to a successful voice acting career, with Elley-Ray
September 10 at 11:00am in Toronto

Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting, with Rachel Kennedy and Tim Walker
September 14 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Are stress and anxiety sabotaging your career? Learn techniques with Jorie Morrow
October 3 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Secrets to a successful voice acting career, with Elley-Ray
October 22 at 11:00am in Toronto

Future workshops include "Building Your Brand as an Artist" and "Ask an Agent"
Creator Stream Workshops
The Creator Stream is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

Learn to eliminate stigma and barriers for blind or low vision actors and audiences through education and awareness, with Murray Powell
September 24 at 10:00am in Toronto

Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company? Learn the fundamentals with Rachel Kennedy and guest TBA
October 5 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Does your Theatre for Young Audience show need an audience? Learn techniques with Patty Jarvis (Prologue)
October 13 at 5:30pm via live webinar

Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop with Pat Bradley, Theatre Officer
October 18 via pre-recorded webinar

Learn how to take your new play from page to stage in this workshop with David S. Craig
October 24 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Essential tips for artists and arts organizations, with Nancy Kenny
November 2 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Keep your team safe and your show running smoothly, with Janet Sellery
November 5 at 1:00pm in Toronto

Welcome to our Newest Members of the Talent Bank
Our Talent Bank of theatre instructors is a program to match organizations (particularly community theatres and educational organizations) with professional theatre teachers and trainers for workshops, adjudications, and short-term consulting contracts.

We are pleased to welcome the new and returning members to our Talent Bank for 2016.
Meet the newest members of the Theatre Ontario Talent Bank
Adjudicators Symposium
Adjudicators Symposium
We've started to brainstorm topics for this year's Adjudicators Symposium, our annual adjudicator professional development event on October 1.

As always, we will have conversations around practices and techniques, and issues in adjudication.   

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 WorkInCulture to offer our 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:

Managing People - Lead your team to greatness!
How do you find the right people? How do you motivate your team? Then, how do you keep the solid talent you have? This course will help you find the answers.

Learn more about e-Learning courses from WorkInCulture
Stories from the Summer Theatre Intensive
Anne Evanoff shares her experience "stepping out of her comfort zone" in our "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Acting... and then some!" course with Tom Diamond.

Read about Anne's experience at Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Acting... and then some
Join Us
The benefits of Individual Membership are designed to meet the needs of an individual working or participating in professional or community theatre – this includes, but is not limited to, performers, directors, designers, administrators, managers, technicians, writers, students, and educators. Learn more about Individual Membership in Theatre Ontario.

The benefits of Organization Membership are designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of professional and non-professional organizations in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors – this includes, but is not limited to, theatre companies, collectives, schools, studios and training centres, vendors and service providers, festivals, and associations. Learn more about Organization Membership in Theatre Ontario  
Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we curate conversations and news. Recent highlights:

From September 2
  • Playing a gender-fluid Romeo
  • The sad news of the passing of Marty Southcott of North Bay
  • Catch up on this issue
From August 26
  • Arts education is so much more than securing "the audiences of tomorrow"
  • The value of having multiple diverse theatre creators in the rehearsal room
  • Catch up on this issue
From August 12
  • The Ontario Summer Theatre blogger visited Port Stanley Festival Theatre
  • Canadian Actors Equity interviewed Melanie Joly
  • Is it possible to separate art from politics?
  • Meet Mike Sheppard of Kingston's Blue Canoe Productions, an Ontario Culture Days Youth Arts Ambassador
  • Catch up on this issue
From August 5
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