Theatre Ontario Presents...
January 2019
In This Issue...
Next Generation Showcase RSVPs | Professional Theatre Training Program Application Call | Youth Theatre Training Program Application Call | Youth Theatre Training Program Recipients Fall 2018 | Festival Early-Bird Tickets | New Social Media Workshops | Upcoming Workshops | Michael Spence Award Call | Conversation Starters
Next Generation Showcase
Join Us at Next Generation Showcase
Directors, Artistic Directors, Producers, Casting Directors, Agents (EIC signed or TAMAC members) - if you haven't yet RSVPed for Theatre Ontario’s 25th Annual Next Generation Showcase of graduating student talent (coming up on January 13 and 14), we need to hear from you!

Next Generation Showcase 2018
Inviting Applications for the Professional Theatre Training Program and Youth Theatre Training Program
Do you need financial support for professional mentorship in your career? Seeking funding for that career-changing/career-accelerating opportunity?

Does your organization want to undertake an accessible, unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?

We are now accepting applications for the March 1, 2019 deadlines for our Professional Theatre Training Program and our Youth Theatre Training Program.

Please note that we are implementing new deadlines for these programs throughout 2019 and 2020, and we have changed our applicant eligibility requirements.

Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Youth Theatre Training Program Recipients
We are excited to announce the latest recipients of training grants through our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP). $13,100 was awarded in total among the recipients.

Ontario Arts Council
PTTP and YTTP are funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Festival 2019 Early-Bird Tickets
Don't forget - ticket prices for Theatre Ontario Festival 2019 go up on February 1. Join us at our annual community theatre showcase, symposium, and celebration.

Theatre Ontario Festival 2019
Introducing Two New Workshops
Jenna Warriner
We are pleased to introduce two new social media workshops with Jenna Warriner.

Social Media for Producers focuses on how to get your promo on the screens of the right people (...using as little money as possible.)
January 21 at 10am in Toronto

Social Media for Actors - Instagram and Twitter focuses on what it means to be your own brand and share your image with the world.
February 27 at 2pm in Toronto
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.

Grant Writing Information pre-recorded webinar with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Preparing an OAC application? Get the inside scoop!
January 14 via pre-recorded webinar

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

Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing workshop with Raeburn Ferguson
Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company?
February 13 at 3pm in Toronto

smART Money: Personal and Project Finances 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?
March 6 at 4pm in Toronto

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.

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

Taxes for Theatre Artists workshop with Sam Marinucci
Have questions related to filing your tax return?
February 20 at 3pm in Toronto

Ask an Agent workshop with Michael Jackson
What does an agent do and why should you have one?
March 4 at 3pm in Toronto

Theatre Ontario's Voiceover Workshop
Taxes for Theatre Artists
Writing Theatre Reviews that Matter
Learn the skills necessary to be a successful and sought-after reviewer, critic, blogger and writer of theatre.
February 25 at 3pm in Toronto

Writing Theatre Reviews that Matter
Michael Spence Award
Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Community Theatre in Central Ontario
The deadline for nominations for our Michael Spence Award is coming up on January 31.

In 2019, the award recognizes achievements in the Central Ontario community theatre region.

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 December 21
  • From Intermission, how one opportunity or one person will not make or break your theatre career
  • The Urgent Exchange on #MeToo A Year Later
  • Catch up on this issue
From December 14
  • Theatre Passe Muraille's Artistic Director search included an invitation for community input (now completed)
  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre introduced their Emerging Creators Unit
  • Catch up on this issue
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