Theatre Ontario Presents...
September 2017
In This Issue...
Emergence, from the Youth Advisory Committee | Bowl-a-Thon | Youth Theatre Training Program Grants | Professional Theatre Training Program Grants | Upcoming Workshops | Adjudicators Symposium | Next Generation Showcase Save the Date | Culture Days | Conversation Starters
Youth Advisory Committee
Emergence - a theatre training day for youth, by youth
Are you, or someone you know, an artist aged 16 – 30 currently pursuing a career in theatre?

Then clear your schedule for Sunday, September 24th and join the Youth Advisory Committee for Emergence: a theatre training day for youth, by youth.

Join Us at Our Bowl-a-Thon
Come out and join one of our teams at the 2nd Annual Theatre Ontario Bowl-a-thon at the Danforth Bowl on Saturday, September 16th!

Help us raise funds to support the operation of our core programs and services, which aid theatre artists in developing their talent and careers, while fostering healthy and vibrant theatre communities across the province.

You could win exciting prizes from Chateau des Charmes, the Design Exchange, the CN Tower and more.

Come join the fun!

Apply to the Youth Theatre Training Program
Are you seeking financial support for programs that deliver accessible training to young people (age 14 to 21), led by professional theatre artists?

Submissions are now open for our Youth Theatre Training Program grants for the October 16th deadline.
Professional Theatre Training Program Deadline Approaching
Are you an artist seeking financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career? Submissions are now open for the October 2nd deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP).

What is the Professional Theatre Training Program
Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
Valerie Hawkis PTTP training at Stratford Festival Bakkahai
Thom Marriott PTTP training at Yellow Door
Victoria Stacey PTTP training with Thomas Morgan Jones
Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Career Stream Workshops
The Career Stream of workshops is for those who want to learn and harness the basic tools and resources needed to thrive in the profession.

Launching Your Career workshop with Rachel Kennedy and guest Thom Allison
Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting
September 13 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Smart Money: Personal Finances for Artists workshop with Natasha Mytnowych
Are you stressed about your finances, juggling your bills and watching your debts creep larger and larger? Do your artistic projects make it even harder to stay on top of it all?
October 3 at 5:00pm in Toronto

Voice Over workshop with Elley-Ray
Want to know the secrets to a successful voice acting career?
October 7 at 11:00am in Toronto

A full-day workshop to learn some important tricks of the trade so that you can get your theatre career on track!

Building Your Brand as an Artist with Edward Power
How to Create Epic Social Media Visuals +Demo with Nadya Khoja
Contract Law for Artists with Roselyn Kelada-Sedra
Ask an Agent with Alicia Jeffery
October 21 starting at 10:30am in Toronto

Tell me what you ate and I'll tell you how well you'll perform
October 24 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Launching Your Career
Voice Over Workshop
Ask an Agent
Creator Stream Workshops
The Creator Stream is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

Perfect 10: How to Write a 10-Minute Play free live webinar with Dominik Loncar
The do’s and don’ts of writing an engaging ten-minute play
October 17 at 4:00pm

Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing workshop with Rachel Kennedy and guest Kevin Matthew Wong
Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company?
October 18 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Bring Your Show to School pre-recorded webinar with Patty Jarvis
Does your 'Theatre for Young Audiences' show need an audience?
October 25 at 3:00pm

Music Rights for Theatre live webinar with Jason Abdool (SOCAN) and Phil Laffin (Re:SOUND)
Thinking of using music in your performance or creating a musical revue? Know your music rights (and responsibilities) for theatre
October 30 at 5:00pm

Join Us at Our Adjudicators Symposium
Our Adjudicators Symposium has been scheduled for Saturday, October 14th at 10:00am in Toronto. Registrations are now open.

The Symposium will include:
  • The Past Year of Adjudication
  • Adjudication Techniques Roundtable 
  • Broader Issues and Big Ideas in Adjudication
Next Generation Showcase
Save the Date
Theatre Ontario's Next Generation Showcase 2018 will be held on January 14th and 15th, 2018 at the Al Green Theatre at Bloor and Spadina in Toronto.

Showcase is our annual event that provides graduating students of post-secondary conservatory theatre training programs with the opportunity to audition for industry professionals.

Showcase Networking
Culture Days
Engaging Community in Culture
Culture Days is an annual three-day event (this year on September 29th to October 1st), featuring engaging community arts activities. Free and hands-on, Culture Days activities invite the public into the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, heritage workers, architects, curators and designers.

Culture Days
Conversation Starters
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Ontario Off Stage
In our "Ontario Off Stage" column, we share good conversations and news from Ontario's theatres. Recent highlights:
From September 1
  • The Government of Ontario increases funding to the Ontario Arts Council
  • Sears Canada ends its sponsorship of the Sears Ontario Drama Festival
  • On "fear of working cross-culturally, of making the wrong decisions, of having difficult conversations" - from Yvette Nolan, past Maggie Bassett Award recipient
  • Catch up on this issue
From August 25
  • The Youth Theatre Training Program project from CultureLink
  • Celebrating Jon Kaplan
  • ArtsBuild Ontario is surveying theatres to find the impact of property tax assessments
  • Catch up on this issue
From August 18
  • Documenting non-traditional theatre
  • "Access Auditions" for performers who are d/Deaf and disabled
  • Catch up on this issue
From August 11
From August 4
  • An experiment in "Pay What You Can Afford" pricing
  • How arts service organizations and arts journalists can work together to fill the void in arts journalism
  • The financial challenges facing the theatres in Sudbury
  • How outdoor theatres prepared for the rainy summer
  • Catch up on this issue
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