Monday, 15 September 2014

ONstage Openings for the week of September 15

In Northwestern Ontario
Sep. 19, Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay), with a preview on Sep. 18

ONstage Opening in South Central Ontario
Skin Flick at The Curtain Club in Richmond Hill
Jo-Anne Pulfer and Andrew Pawarroo
In South Central Ontario
Sep. 19, Skin Flick at The Curtain Club (Richmond Hill), with a preview on Sep. 18*
Sep. 19, Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror at Theatre Burlington

In Southwestern Ontario
Sep. 16, The Addams Family: A New Musical (High School Project 2014) at The Grand Theatre (London)
Sep. 17, Modus Vivendi Village Players at Registry Theatre (Kitchener)
Sep. 18, Alibis at Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre
Sep. 18, Barefoot in the Park at Simcoe Little Theatre
Sep. 18, The 39 Steps at Elmira Theatre Company

In Toronto
Sep. 18, Freda and Jem's Best of the Week at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, currently in previews
Sep. 19, The Importance of Being Earnest at Hart House Theatre*

In Central Ontario
Sep. 19, God of Carnage at Northumberland Players (Cobourg)

ONstage Opening in Eastern Ontario
The Dining Room at Kanata Theatre
Derek Barr, Paul LeDuc, Liz Szucs,
Anne Marie Chronnell, Karen Germundson
In Eastern Ontario
Sep. 16, The Dining Room at Kanata Theatre (Ottawa)
Sep. 16, Perils of Persephone at Ottawa Little Theatre
Sep. 16, The Boy in the Moon at Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa)

ICYMI: Check out last week’s openings

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

Theatre Ontario individual members can access discount ticket offers for shows marked with an * asterisk

Read more about our discount tickets program

Friday, 12 September 2014

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator

Conversation Starters
Take The Stage at Acting Up Stage Company
In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Inviting Nominations for the 2015 Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture

Do you know an individual or a collective whose leadership, activism, and service has contributed to the development and strengthening of arts and culture in Ontario through innovative and practical initiatives?  We are now inviting nominations for the 2015 Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture.

The award was established in 1998 by friends and colleagues of Ms. Tulloch on her retirement as Executive Director of Theatre Ontario.  This award pays tribute to the outstanding contribution that Sandra Tulloch has made to the arts in Ontario.  For nearly twenty years, Ms. Tulloch played a pivotal role at Theatre Ontario, facilitating numerous visionary initiatives in the community, professional and educational theatre sectors.  As an arts administrator, producer, arts advocate, project leader, and community activist, she has continued to devote an enormous amount of time and energy to the arts throughout the province.

While Theatre Ontario administers the award, it recognizes achievements in all arts and cultural disciplines.  Past recipients of the award are Tim Jones and Susan Serran, Angela Rebeiro, Jane Marsland, Myles Warren, Jini Stolk, Claire Hopkinson, Peter Honeywell, Janis Barlow, Winston Morgan, Judy Harquail, Heather Young, and Gary Hall.

The award is sponsored by Marinucci & Company, Chartered Accountants and consists of a $1000 prize and a statuette entitled “JOY”, designed by artist Barry Burniston of North Bay, with bronze casting by Craig Meschino of Toronto.

The nomination deadline is December 19, 2014.

Read more about Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in Arts and Culture on the Theatre Ontario website

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Browsing The Bulletin Board

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario
Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board
  • Deadline to apply for the Canada Council’s Leadership for Change: Grants for Organizational Development is today
  • LEANARTS is an experimental pilot program designed to support promising professional arts initiatives in Toronto by introducing the tools and methodologies used by technology start-ups; the information session is on September 12
  • Deadline for submissions for Buddies in Bad Times’ Rhubarb Festival is September 12
  • Deadline for applications to ArtsBuild Ontario’s Arts Facilities Mentoring Network is September 15
  • Deadline for submissions for Theatre Passe Muraille’s Youth Blues Challenge is September 19


New on The Bulletin Board
  • Alameda Theatre Company in Toronto is hosting a Master Class Series as part of the De Colores Festival of New Works. The Playwriting Master Class with Caridad Svich is on September 21 and 22 for emerging and established theatre artists
  • The Royal Conservatory’s Learning Through the Arts program is starting its Artist-Educator Professional Training courses: Foundations (starts October 19), Level I (starts September 22) and Level II (starts September 25)
  • Port Stanley Festival Theatre is holding their free Playwrights Festival on September 26, featuring a public reading of “Feathers”, part of their new play development program
Check out these items, and other postings from our members of funding opportunities, workshops, calls for submission, awards, and more—on Theatre Ontario’s Bulletin Board on our website

Theatre Ontario individual members can also access auditions, job postings, and volunteer opportunities on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Funding Unique Youth Theatre Training Programs

Does your organization want to undertake a unique youth training project, led by professional theatre artists?  The next deadline to apply for our Youth Theatre Training Program (YTTP) is October 15.

YTTP offers financial support to programs anywhere in Ontario, led by professional theatre artists, which deliver accessible training to young people (age 14 to 21) in theatrical skills such as:
  • Technical production and design
  • Theatre administration and producing
  • Performance skills and play creation
The program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.



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

Read about the most recent youth training (Spring 2014) funded by Theatre Ontario's Youth Theatre Training Program