Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario
Social Media as a Professional
Tool for Individual Artists
Workshop on March 16
Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board
  • The deadline for nominations for the Mississauga Arts Council’s MARTY Awards has been extended to March 6.
  • Deadline for emerging artists to register for Canadian Stage’s workshop on taxes led by Rova Epp of Artbooks is March 12.
New on The Bulletin Board
  • Canada’s National Voice Intensive is coming to Toronto in May, led by Artistic Director (and long-time Talent Bank member) David Smukler.  Applications are due on March 15.
  • PACT invites nominations for the 2015 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award, honouring outstanding leadership in Canadian theatre.  Nominations are due March 27.
  • Theatre Unlimited invites applications for volunteers directors, choreographers, and musical directors .  Applications are due March 31.
Check out these items, and other postings from our members of funding opportunities, workshops, calls for submission, awards, and more—on Theatre Ontario’s Bulletin Board on our website

Theatre Ontario individual members can also access auditions and job postings on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Save the Date for Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive

We’re thrilled to announce the return of the Summer Theatre Intensive for 2015.  It will run August 9 to 15 in Waterloo.

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive brings together theatre people from all over the province for a week-long rigorous educational experience.  For nearly forty years, our courses have earned praise from drama teachers, theatre schools, community and professional theatres, agents, and actors getting started in the business.

Read more about last year’s Summer Theatre Intensive

Monday, 2 March 2015

ONstage Openings for the week of March 2

ONstage Opening this week in Toronto
Beneath the Banyan Tree at Theatre Direct Canada
Photo by Naz Afsahi
In Toronto
Mar. 3, Pinocchio at Young People's Theatre
Mar. 4, Beneath the Banyan Tree at Theatre Direct Canada
Mar. 4, Balm in Gilead at Ryerson Theatre School
Mar. 4, QueerCab at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Mar. 5, Harper Regan at Canadian Stage, currently in previews*
Mar. 6, Choreographic Works at Ryerson Theatre School
Mar. 7, Spoon River at Soulpepper Theatre

In Eastern Ontario
Mar. 5, Obaaberima at National Arts Centre—English Theatre (Ottawa), with previews from Mar. 3
Mar. 6, Young Frankenstein at Orpheus Musical Theatre Society (Ottawa)

In Northeastern Ontario

Mar. 4, Snapshots at Sault Theatre Workshop (Sault Ste. Marie)

In Northwestern Ontario
Mar. 6, Doubt: A Parable at Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay), with a preview on Mar. 5
ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
The Mouse House at Bloor West Village Players
Doug Tindal and Trevor Marlatt
Photo by Jennifer Etches

ICYMI: Check out last week’s openings

For all the theatre playing across Ontario, visit Theatre Ontario’s ONstage theatre listings on our website

Theatre Ontario individual members can access discount ticket offers for shows marked with an * asterisk
Read more about Theatre Ontario’s Discount Tickets program

Friday, 27 February 2015

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator

Conversation Starters
From Studio 180 Theatre: (L to R) Kimwun Perehinec, Mayko Nguyen,
Joel Greenberg, Daniel Krolik, Jonathan Wilson, Byron Abalos,
Jessica Greenberg and Maria Ricossa read from the
latest draft of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish.
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres Migrations
In Case You Missed It
You can also receive news from Theatre Ontario every month by email.  Our archives are online and the February issue is now available.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Funding International Training for Ontario’s Theatre Creators

SITI Company - 2014 Skidmore Intensive
Theatre Ontario is thrilled to announce the return of the International Creators Scholarship, funding emerging artists’ training in theatre creation with the SITI Company.  The Scholarship—which will be offered in 2015 and 2016—was created in partnership with Why Not Theatre and is sponsored by SDA Enterprises with matching funds from artsVest Toronto.

The Scholarship allows an emerging artist to train with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company for one month (June 7 to July 4, 2015) in Saratoga Springs, New York.  They will train in Suzuki, Viewpoints, as well as directing and devising new work.  SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theatre in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. For the past 22 years, their impact can be seen on theatre creators around the world.

This program is designed to address the need for theatre artists to access more contemporary artistic training opportunities and to encourage artists to set the stage for the future of theatre and performance creation in Ontario, by having the opportunity to experience high caliber international training.

The 2015 application deadline is March 13.

Find out more about applying for Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre’s International Creators Scholarship

Read about the experiences of the 2014 scholarship recipients Colin Bruce Anthes and Miriam Fernandes 

artsVest Toronto is run by Business for the Arts with the support of Canadian Heritage and the Toronto Arts Council.