Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Meet Our Youth Advisory Committee for 2017

Our Youth Advisory Committee is focused on creating greater accessibility to youth interested in a career in theatre.

The goal is to achieve a greater connection with youth already engaged in theatre across the province, to examine ways to engage more youth in the province in theatre, and to help foster the next generation of theatre practitioners, professionals, and patrons across the province.

We’re pleased to welcome the members of our 2017 Youth Advisory Committee:
  • Jason Carlos
  • Lara De Vries
  • Julia Hunter
  • Davinder Malhi
  • Sophie Mercer
  • Norah Paton
  • Laura Philipps (Co-Chair)
  • Alex Rand (Co-Chair)

Monday, 16 January 2017

ONstage Openings for the week of January 16

This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages
ONstage Now Playing in Southwestern Ontario
Jenny's House of Joy at London Community Players

In South Central Ontario

Jan. 19, Much Ado About Nothing at Theatre Aurora
Jan. 20, Disney's The Little Mermaid at Theatre Unlimited (Mississauga)
Jan. 20, Good People at Durham Shoestring Performers (Oshawa)

In Southwestern Ontario

Jan. 20, James and the Giant Peach Jr. at Theatre Ancaster (Hamilton)
Jan. 20, Laburnum Grove at Dundas Little Theatre (Hamilton)

In Toronto

Jan. 17, Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen at Theatre Passe Muraille, currently in previews
Jan. 19, Unholy from Nightwood Theatre at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, currently in previews
Jan. 20, Carrie: the musical at Hart House Theatre
Jan. 20, The Gut Girls at Alumnae Theatre Company
Jan. 20, The Last Wife at Soulpepper Theatre, in previews
ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
Cake-Walk at The Village Players, Bloor West
Ida Jagaric, Anne Mcdougall
Photo by Robert Rayfield

In Central Ontario

Jan. 20, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Northumberland Players (Cobourg)
Jan. 20, The Gin Game at Peterborough Theatre Guild

In Eastern Ontario

Jan. 19, The Perils of Persephone at Domino Theatre (Kingston)

ICYMI: Check out last week’s openings

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

Friday, 13 January 2017

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres


TO Toasts


In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 12 January 2017

The Business of Casting

Theatre Ontario is hosting a panel discussion on "The Business of Casting" for participants in Next Generation Showcase, featuring esteemed professionals all working in theatre, film or television.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Elley-Ray Hennessey. Natalie Ackers, Marjorie Chan, David Connolly, and Sandie Newton will join us as panelists. The panel follows the networking party on Sunday, January 15 at 7:30pm.

Our panelists will discuss their artistic journeys; the challenges that exist in the industry, and tips for navigating the ever-evolving world of early-career acting. Bring your most burning questions!

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s The Business of Casting panel at Next Generation Showcase

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

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

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

Artist-Educator training at Young People's Theatre
  • Deadline for applications for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s OAC Theatre Creators reserve is January 13.
  • The MT Space’s “The Imaginative Body” workshop with Lucy Rupert runs January 16 to 19 in Kitchener.
  • Deadline to register for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s “Introduction to Improvisation” course with Scott Florence is January 20, with the classes beginning January 23.
  • Deadline to register for Young People’s Theatre’s “Artist Educators” training is January 20, for the workshop running February 2 and 3.
  • ArtsBuild Ontario has extended their application deadline for the Arts Facilities Mentoring Network to January 20.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa invites submissions for the Shannon Reynolds Memorial Endowment Fund Internship from female artists in the National Capitol Region interested in a directing internship.
  • Glenvale Players in Toronto invites proposals from directors for their 2017/18 stage productions.
  • The Curtain Club in Richmond Hill invites applications from prospective directors for their 2017/2018 season.

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