Monday, 20 August 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of August 20

ONstage Now Playing in Eastern Ontario
The Secret Garden at Smiths Falls Community Theatre
Stef Robar, Addison Brown
Photo by Cheryl Colford
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Eastern Ontario

Aug. 22, Blind Date at Festival Players of Prince Edward County (Picton)
Aug. 23, Carp Capers at Rural Root Theatre Company (Constance Bay)
Aug. 25, Prairie Nurse at Thousand Islands Playhouse (Gananoque) [with a preview on Aug. 24]

In Southwestern Ontario

Aug. 22, Cruisin' Classics at Drayton Entertainment: Drayton Festival Theatre [with a matinee preview]
Aug. 23, Sunshine Express at Port Stanley Festival Theatre [with previews from Aug. 22]

In Toronto

Aug. 23, Sisters at Soulpepper Theatre [in previews]


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

Friday, 17 August 2018

Ontario Off Stage

Stage Combat at Summer Theatre Intensive 2018
by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

From Theatre Ontario


Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres


In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Funding Youth Theatre Training Projects

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

We are now inviting applications for the October 15, 2018 deadline for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP).

YTTP offers financial support to programs in theatrical skills such as:

  • Technical production and design
  • Theatre administration and producing
  • Performance skills and play creation

Read more about the Youth Theatre Training Program on the Theatre Ontario website

The program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations.

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for submissions for Solar Stage’s Dawning Series of paid playwright development in Theatre for Young Audiences is today.
  • Theatre Sarnia is hosting a  directing workshop with Ron Cameron-Lewis on August 18 and 19.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for applications for the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Capital Grants program has been changed. Registration deadline is now August 29, and the application deadline is September 19.

Check out these items, and other postings from our members.
Theatre Ontario individual members can also access Auditions, Job Postings and Discount Ticket Offers on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Join Us at the Theatre Ontario Adjudicators Symposium

Adjudication at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018
Registrations are now open for our annual Adjudicators Symposium, running Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Theatre Ontario office in Toronto.

The Symposium will open with a discussion of the past year of adjudication. Adjudicators who were engaged at community theatre festivals in 2017/18 are invited to share their experiences during the season.

In the “Adjudication Techniques Roundtable”, we will discuss techniques and practices in a variety of areas of adjudication. Participants will suggest topics for conversation.

This year’s Symposium will also feature a “Meet the Engagers” panel with representatives from Ontario community theatre festivals.