Theatre Ontario Presents...
August 2018
In This Issue...
Apply to the Professional Theatre Training Program | Bowl-a-Thon | Summer Theatre Intensive Playwrights-in-Person | Adjudicators Symposium | Save-the-Date for Yourth Advisory Committee's Emergence 2.0 | Remembering Kim Renders | Upcoming Workshops | Conversation Starters
Inviting Applications for the Professional Theatre Training Program
Do you need financial support for professional mentorship in your career? Seeking funding for that career-changing/career-accelerating opportunity?

We are now accepting applications for the October 1st deadline of our Professional Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

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.
Support Us
Support Our Bowl-a-Thon
We’re assembling our bowling teams, but you don’t have to wait to show your support and help us meet our $5,000 fundraising goal! Or you can provide an “in-kind” donation for the event - such as pops, pizzas, or even prizes!

Bowl-a-Thon 2017
Summer Theatre Intensive
Welcome Playwrights-in-Person
We are pleased to welcome Marie Beath Badian and Kat Sandler as our Playwrights-in-Person at our Summer Theatre Intensive in Stratford.

Marie's reading was on August 6th, and Kat's reading will be on August 13th.

Summer Theatre Intensive Playwrights-in-Person
Symposium Registrations Now Open
We are now accepting registrations for our Adjudicators Symposium on Saturday, September 22 in Toronto.

This is our annual professional development event for emerging and established adjudicators - and this year will feature a Meet the Engagers panel.

Festival Adjudications
Remembering Kim Renders
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Kim Renders. Kim was a longtime member of our Talent Bank of Instructors, served on our Professional Theatre Training Program jury, and had been honoured for her contributions to Ontario theatre with our 2006 Maggie Bassett Award.

Kim Renders
Youth Advisory Committee
Save the Date for Emergence 2.0
Siminovitch Prize
Our Youth Advisory Committee has paired up with the Siminovitch Prize’s Finalist Celebration for Emergence 2.0 on Monday, October 15.

The event will take place at the Hart House Theatre in Toronto and will include workshops, panels and mentorship - led by youth, for youth in theatre.

Emerging in the Industry
You’ve graduated from high school/college/university, or maybe you are changing your career path for one in theatre. Either way, entering the industry is something that requires patience, perseverance and hard work!

Emerging in the Indusrty from the Youth Advisory Committee
Creator Stream Workshops
Intimacy for the Stage workshop
The Creator Stream of workshops is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

Grant Writing Information FREE webinar with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop
September 5 at 4:00pm via pre-recorded webinar

What Is Intimacy for the Stage? An Introduction to Creating a Safe Space FREE webinar with Siobhan Richardson (Intimacy Directors International)
Learn about the background and impetus behind the Intimacy for the Stage initiative
September 12 at 4:00pm via pre-recorded webinar

Marketing on a Dime workshop with Izad Etemadi
Promote your performance to your audience!
September 24 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Intimacy for the Stage for Directors workshop with Siobhan Richardson (Intimacy Directors International)
Learn the techniques and the language to stage human sexuality in a way that is professional, dynamic and focused on storytelling
September 29 at 12 noon in Toronto

Career Stream Workshops
Launching Your Career
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 Carly Chamberlain
Answers to your FAQs about the business of acting.
September 19 at 3:00pm in Toronto

Ask an Agent workshop with Michael L. Jackson
What does an agent do and why should you have one?
October 1 at 4:00pm in Toronto

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 July 27
  • Exploring the directing of a new farce at Thousand Islands Playhouse in Gananoque (Part 2)
  • How Alicia Richardson became the Playwright-in-Residence at Driftwood Theatre
  • Ontario Fringe Festival openings in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Certain restrictions on registered charities political activities found to be unconstitutional
  • Catch up on this issue
From July 20
  • Remembering Kim Renders
  • Exploring the writing of a new farce at Thousand Islands Playhouse (Part 1)
  • The Toronto Fringe Festival hosted a Canadian citizenship ceremony
  • Digital recording rights guidelines from Playwrights Guild of Canada
  • Catch up on this issue
From July 13
  • Ontario Summer Theatre profiles from Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Upper Canada Playhouse in Morrisburg, Stone Fence Theatre in the Ottawa Valley, and Thousand Islands Playhouse
  • Ontario Fringe Festival openings in Hamilton, Windsor-Walkerville, and Kingston
  • Season announcement from Soulpepper Theatre
  • Catch up on this issue
From July 6
  • Ontario Summer Theatre profiles from Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover, the Festival Players of Prince Edward County, and Gravenhurst Opera House
  • Video archives from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas conference, held in Toronto in June - with Ontario's theatre community well-represented among the panelists
  • Catch up on this issue
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