Thursday, 18 January 2018

Meet Our Youth Advisory Committee for 2018

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 2018 Youth Advisory Committee:
  • David Beisel (Co-Chair)
  • Kelsey Dann
  • Blaine Dickens
  • Deanna Galati (Co-Chair)
  • Ava Patterson

Wednesday, 17 January 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

Artist-Educator Training at Young People's Theatre
  • Deadline for registrations for Young People’s Theatre’s next Artist-Educator Training (running February 1 and 2 in Toronto) is January 19.
  • ArtsBuild Ontario is hosting a Creative Space Rentals workshop on January 25 in Hamilton.
  • Jumblies is hosting its next Artfare Essentials intensive for artists interested in understanding principles and practice of community-engaged artists beginning January 26 in Toronto.
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, 16 January 2018

Apply to the Professional Theatre Training Program

Are you an artist seeking financial support for professional development or a "change of direction" in your career?

Submissions are now open for the March 1, 2018 deadline for our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). The Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.)

Planning an application? Watch our FAQs video about PTTP.

Related Reading

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

Monday, 15 January 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of January 15

This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages
ONstage Now Playing in Toronto
The Liar at The Village Players, Bloor West
Photo by Robert Rayfield

In Southwestern Ontario

Jan. 19, Silence at The Grand Theatre (London) [with previews from Jan. 16]
Jan. 19, Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii at London Community Players [with a preview on Jan. 18]

In Toronto

Jan. 17, Calpurnia at Nightwood Theatre / Buddies in Bad Times Theatre [currently in previews]
Jan. 18, A Delicate Balance at Soulpepper Theatre [currently in previews]
Jan. 19, The Crucible at Hart House Theatre
Jan. 19, Omission at Alumnae Theatre Company

In Central Ontario

Jan. 19, Play On at Northumberland Players (Cobourg)
Jan. 19, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Peterborough Theatre Guild

In Eastern Ontario

Jan. 18, What a Young Wife Ought to Know at Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa) [with previews from Jan. 16]
Jan. 18, Murder on the Nile at Domino Theatre (Kingston)

In South Central Ontario

Jan. 19, Quartet at The Curtain Club (Richmond Hill)
Jan. 19, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Theatre Unlimited Performing Arts (Mississauga)

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

Friday, 12 January 2018

Ontario Off Stage

Fatimah Younge
by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

From Theatre Ontario

  • We are excited to welcome Fatimah Younge, who joined our staff as our Operations Coordinator this week.

Conversation Starters

Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres

  • Kevin Loring—the first Artistic Director of the new Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre—spoke about his work preparing for the inaugural 2019-2020 season in an interview with Patrick Langston (Ottawa’s ArtsFile).
  • The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts is hosting a “Community Consultation about Gender in the Dora Mavor Moore Awards” on January 30th, discussing how the performance award categories might “better acknowledge artistic practices that move beyond the gender binary of ‘Outstanding Performance of a Male/Female.’ (Theatre Ontario de-gendered our Festival Awards last year.)


  • Essential Collective Theatre in Niagara announced new Artistic Director Colin Bruce Anthes (an alum of our Professional Theatre Training Program), and new General Manager Rebecca Walsh, effective February 1, 2018.

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