Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Introduction to Directing at our Summer Theatre Intensive
  • Treat yourself to a unique learning adventure at our Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive, August 7 to 13 in Peterborough. Spaces are still available in our courses for actors, directors, and stage managers.
  • Members save 50% on E-learning courses from WorkInCulture. One of the six courses available is Financial Planning—Master your money! If you find "money stuff" intimidating, annoying, or excessively complicated, this course is for you.
Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for applications for undercurrents 2017 from the Ottawa Fringe Festival is July 4.
  • Deadline for Ontario Arts Council’s Compass Grants is July 5.
  • Deadline for applications for ArtsBuild Ontario and WorkInCulture’s Arts Facilities Mentoring Network is July 5.
  • Deadline for Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Grants for organizations seeking funding for new ideas is July 6.
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, 28 June 2016

Welcome Mark Crawford as Playwright-in-Person at our Summer Theatre Intensive


Theatre Ontario is excited to announce that the Playwright-in-Person at our 2016 Summer Theatre Intensive will be Mark Crawford!  Mark is the author of Stag and Doe, Bed and Breakfast, The Birds and the Bees and the upcoming Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures.

Playwright in Person with Mark Crawford
Monday August 8th, 2016
7:30pm
Trent University, Peterborough
FREE

Learn more about Mark Crawford and RSVP for this event

Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, funded by the Canada Council.

Monday, 27 June 2016

ONstage Openings for the week of June 27

This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Southwestern Ontario

ONstage Now Playing in Southwestern Ontario
All Shook Up at
Drayton Entertainment: Dunfield Theatre Cambridge
Patrick Cook and Company
Photo by Hilary Gauld Camilleri
Jun. 30, Something Fishy at Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover), with previews from Jun. 29
Jun. 30, "Master Harold" ... and the Boys at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake), in previews
Jul. 3, Canadian Legends at Drayton Entertainment: Huron Country Playhouse (Grand Bend), with previews from Jun. 30

In Toronto

Jun. 29, A Glass Hive AKA The Comedy of Errors at Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts

In Central Ontario

Jun. 28, Last of the Red Hot Lovers at Orillia Opera House
Jun. 29, Buying the Moose at Globus Theatre (Bobcaygeon)
Jul. 2, The Hero of Hunter Street at 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook), with previews from Jun. 28
Jul. 2, Crazy For You at Port Hope Festival Theatre

ICYMI: Check out last week’s openings

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

Monday, 20 June 2016

ONstage Openings for the week of June 20

ONstage Opening in Southwestern Ontario
A Little Night Music at Stratford Festival
Yanna McIntosh, Ben Carlson
Photo by David Hou
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Southwestern Ontario

Jun. 21, A Little Night Music at Stratford Festival, currently in previews
Jun. 22, Breath of Kings: Rebellion at Stratford Festival, currently in previews
Jun. 22, Breath of Kings: Redemption at Stratford Festival, currently in previews 
Jun. 24, All Shook Up at Drayton Entertainment: Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, with previews from Jun. 22
Jun. 24, Engaged at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake), currently in previews
Jun. 24, The Birds and the Bees at Blyth Festival, with previews from Jun. 22
Jun. 25, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake), currently in previews
Jun. 25, A Woman of No Importance at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) currently in previews

ONstage Opening in Southwestern Ontario
A Woman of No Importance at Shaw Festival
Martin Happer, Fiona Byrne
Photo by David Cooper

In Toronto

Jun. 23, The White Sheep of the Family at Scarborough Theatre Guild

In Central Ontario

Jun. 21, Wichita Lineman: The Music of Glen Campbell at Theatre Collingwood
Jun. 23, Hilda's Yard at Drayton Entertainment: King's Wharf Theatre (Penetanguishene), with previews from Jun. 22
Jun. 25, The Pencil Salesman at Westben Arts Festival Theatre (Campbellford)

In Eastern Ontario

Jun. 22, Perth through the Ages at Classic Theatre Festival (Perth)
Jun. 25, I Ought to Be in Pictures at Classic Theatre Festival (Perth), with previews from Jun. 24


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

Friday, 17 June 2016

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

Conversation Starters

  • Joseph Recinos writes on Intermission: “There has been an incredible outcry from artists of all artistic mediums in Toronto for equitable and diverse practices. This outcry is a much louder echo of the cry our senior artists and champions of diversity have made through the years, which slowly began to alter the artistic landscape of our city. Through their combined victories and their struggles with adversity, we emerging artists—new blood—have with renewed energy and vigor taken up the call and now march with our elders, treading new paths amongst our urban jungle.” The Game Changer: Fires Ablaze.
  • This week’s #CdnCult Times from SpiderWebShow is “all about power and culture.” Christine Quintana looks at the hiring practices of our artistic leaders. Thomas McKechnie examines the late capitalist economic system that defines power in our society and how it is reflected in our cultural institutions. Devon Ostrom and Michael Wheeler discuss a recent CBC article on ‘the 1%’ in the arts and what that term means to them.
  • Hearing the stories of abuse out of Chicago’s Profiles Theatre, Travis Bedard poses questions on 2amtheatre: What can help keep our communities free of this sort of abuse? What are the best ways to enable our artists to protect themselves in such a vulnerable industry? He outlines some good answers as well.

Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres

The Stage Manager's view at Classic Theatre Festival in Perth

Migrations


TO Toasts


In Case You Missed It


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We’re off next week, and the following Friday is Canada Day—so this column will return in three weeks on July 8.