Monday, 18 June 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of June 18

ONstage Now Playing in Central Ontario
Fiddler on the Roof at Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (Port Hope)
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Toronto

Jun. 22, Night of Vintage Radio Plays at The Village Players, Bloor West Village

In Eastern Ontario

Jun. 23, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at Thousand Islands Playhouse (Gananoque) [with a preview on Jun. 22]
Jun. 23, There's Always Juliet at Classic Theatre Festival (Perth) [with a preview on Jun. 22]

In Southwestern Ontario

ONstage Now Playing in Southwestern Ontario
The Tempest at Stratford Festival
Martha Henry, Michael Blake
Photography by David Hou
Jun. 21, Brontë: The World Without at Stratford Festival [currently in previews]
Jun. 21, Canada 151: Better Late than Sorry at Drayton Entertainment: Drayton Festival Theatre [with previews from Jun. 20]
Jun. 21, Screwball Comedy at Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover) [with previews from Jun. 20]
Jun. 22, Coriolanus at Stratford Festival [currently in previews]
Jun. 22, The New Canadian Curling Club at Blyth Festival [with previews from Jun. 20]
Jun. 22, The Rainmaker at Drayton Entertainment: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse [with previews from Jun. 20]
Jun. 23, O'Flaherty V.C. at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) [currently in previews] 
Jun. 23, The Orchard (After Chekhov) at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) [currently in previews]
Jun. 24, The Baroness and the Pig at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) [currently in previews]

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

Friday, 15 June 2018

Ontario Off Stage

The 2018 Ontario Summer Theatre season is underway!
From The Shaw Festival
Stephen Fry in Mythos: A Trilogy - Gods. Heroes. Men.
Photo by David Cooper. 
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, 14 June 2018

Save the Date for Theatre Ontario Festival 2019 in Richmond Hill

Theatre Ontario Festival is an annual destination for theatre-lovers from across the province. Next year we travel to Richmond Hill for Theatre Ontario Festival 2019, running May 15 to 19, 2019. Festival will be hosted by The Curtain Club, in partnership with Theatre Ontario and the Association of Community Theatres—Central Ontario (ACT-CO). The Curtain Club previously hosted Festivals in Richmond Hill (2011) and Newmarket (1999).

Theatre Ontario Festival showcases outstanding community theatre productions from across the province, chosen from regional festivals that run from October 2018 to March 2019. Achievements in community theatre are celebrated with artistic awards, and with the Michael Spence Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Theatre.

Festival also features detailed adjudications open to all Festival attendees, workshops, and play readings that bring together Canadian playwrights and communities. Festival is one of the province’s premiere educational experiences for dedicated community theatre artists.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

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

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive
  • We invite newcomers across the province to apply for our Summer Theatre Intensive Parsai Immigration Scholarship, sending two newcomer artists to train at one of our Summer Courses in Stratford free of charge. The application deadline is June 15.
  • We invite youth across the province to apply for our Summer Theatre Intensive New Talent Scholarship, aimed at sending a youth artist to train at one of our Summer Courses in Stratford free of charge. The application deadline is June 15.
  • Take your training to new heights at our Summer Theatre Intensive courses for performers, directors, teachers, and creators, running August 5 to 10, and August 12 to 17 in Stratford. Register by June 22.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for applications from producers for the RISER Project in Toronto is June 15.
  • Deadline for applications for Ontario Arts Council’s Chalmers Arts Fellowship grants is June 19 and for Artists in Communities and Schools Project grants is June 20.
  • The Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of America annual conference is being held in Toronto beginning June 21.
  • Deadline for applications for Prologue to the Performing Arts Roster of Artists is June 22.
  • Deadline for nominations for Native Women in the Arts’ Barbara Laronde Award is June 22.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • George F. Walker is hosting his next weekly acting workshop beginning July 16 (with applications due on July 9).

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, 12 June 2018

Seeking Community Theatres Willing to Host Trial Adjudications

Theatre Ontario's 2018 Introduction to Adjudication class
At Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 in London, we completed our fourth “Introduction to Adjudication” course. Now the students, fresh off their intensive study of adjudication techniques, are looking for opportunities to practice their skills.

We are now looking for community theatres willing to host these Trial Adjudications. There are some administrative requirements for theatres: we need seats and space—and most importantly we need an enthusiastic, open-minded attitude. If you think this is a fit for your community theatre, let us know!