Theatre Ontario Presents...
December 2018
In This Issue...
Join Our Youth Advisory Committee | Meet our Festival Honorary Chair | Festival Tickets On Sale | Professional Theatre Training Program Grant Recipients Fall 2018 | Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program | Upcoming Workshops | Next Generation Showcase Supporters | Honouring Contribution to Community Theatre in Central Ontario | Conversation Starters
Youth Advisory Committee
Creating Space for Youth
Our Youth Advisory Committee is a place for Ontario’s Emerging Artists to engage with one another and with Theatre Ontario to develop themselves as they enter the theatre industry and become the next generation of thinkers and doers.

We’re looking for volunteers who have a passionate interest and involvement in Ontario’s Emerging Theatre Community to serve on our 2019 Youth Advisory Committee.

Youth Advisory Committee
R.H. Thomson
Welcome Festival Honorary Chair
Our annual Theatre Ontario Festival returns to Richmond Hill—and welcomes one of Canada’s most acclaimed actors, R.H. Thomson, as our Festival Honorary Chair.

Tickets and accommodations for Theatre Ontario Festival 2019 are now on sale.

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Recipients of Professional Theatre Training Program Grants
We are pleased to announce the latest recipients of training grants through Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). We thank all those who applied to the program. Over $25,900 was awarded in total among 9 recipients.

Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program
PTTP Update from Taryn Jorgenson
Our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.)

Last month we featured three PTTP stories on our blog.

Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Creator Stream Workshops
Marketing on a Dime workshop
The Creator Stream of workshops is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing workshop with Raeburn Ferguson and Sabah Haque
Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company?
December 12 at 3pm in Toronto

Marketing on a Dime workshop with Izad Etemadi
Promote your performance to your audience
January 28 at 3pm in Toronto

Career Stream Workshops
Voice Over Workshop
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.

Voice Over workshop with Elley-Ray
Want to know the secrets to a successful voice acting career?
January 26 at 11am in Toronto

Next Generation Showcase
Thank You to Our Next Generation Showcase Partners
We would like to recognize and extend a very special thanks to our 25th Annual Showcase confirmed Team of Champions! Your partnership and support will help our team commemorate this special milestone.

For partnership information contact
Showcase Partners
Michael Spence Award
Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Community Theatre
Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution in the Central Ontario community theatre region?

The deadline for nominations for our Michael Spence Award is January 31.

Conversation Starters
From Our Blog
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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 November 16
  • A multi-pronged approach to advocacy to improve the Canadian Cultural Investment Fund
  • A community theatre in North Bay supports development of the arts in the community through a bursary for their Fringe Festival
  • The Stratford Festival remembers Douglas Rain
  • Catch up on this issue
About Us
The Theatre Ontario office will be closed beginning Monday, December 24, 2018, re-opening on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Theatre Ontario wishes everyone a very happy holiday and all the best for 2019!
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