As part of Showcase - our annual event presenting the graduating classes of conservatory theatre programs - Theatre Ontario held professional panels on the evening of January 17th. The Showcase Panels gave the graduates a chance to talk to industry professionals about the realities of the business from a variety of perspectives. This entertaining and informative evening is always a favourite. Our generous panelists answered questions and shared a wealth of experience.
"The Business of Casting" panel featured casting director Tina Gerussi, agent Alicia Jeffery from Caldwell Jeffery Talent Agency, and Eda Holmes, Associate Director of The Shaw Festival.
The "Surviving a Career in Acting" panel featured five actors sharing their personal experiences in the business: Richard Lee, Ross Manson, Rick Roberts, Nicole Underhay, and Jenny Young.
The 2010 panels were moderated by Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Coordinator Tim Chapman, and held at Theatre Passe Muraille.