Monday, 30 November 2009

Theatre Ontario Launches New Fringe Connection

Theatre Ontario is excited to announce a new partnership with the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Theatre Ontario is now the online home of the Toronto Fringe Connection, a forum to connect Toronto Fringe producers, performers, and audiences.

What began six years ago in our Toronto office as an initiative to connect producers and performers for the Fringe season has had a technological update. Now fully accessible online, the Fringe Connection will be the central source for audition postings, job notices, discussions, and information sharing.
The new Fringe Connection is a significant part of Theatre Ontario’s plan to increase its outreach to the independent theatre community. Gideon Arthurs, Executive Director of the Toronto Fringe says: “People have long thought of Theatre Ontario as a key resource in bringing together and supporting theatre artists, so we are delighted to be able to partner with them on the Fringe Connection. Like Theatre Ontario, the Fringe is a nexus for artists who feed off each other’s hard work and support—Fringe Connection gives our artists an important tool to take those relationships to the next level. This forum will be the one stop shop for all your Fringe artist needs, from casting calls to sharing set pieces.”

Theatre Ontario members will be excited to hear that they can post their resumes at the Toronto Fringe Connection for consideration by Fringe producers. There is also information available for non-members to find out the other resources Theatre Ontario has available for emerging artists and theatre companies. Audience members and supporters should keep an eye on the Events Calendar to find out when Fringe-related events will be taking place. In addition to postings and notices, we hope to see the Toronto Fringe Connection buzzing with discussion, debate, and hints & tips from seasoned Fringers!

Fringe producers, those interested in participating in a Fringe production, and audiences keen on keeping up-to-date on Fringe activities are encouraged to log-on to

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