- Michael Wheeler and Krista Jackson are the 2012 Intern Directors at the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival, and they have begun co-blogging about their experience on www.praxistheatre.com—with this week’s openings at The Shaw, it’s a timely opportunity to check-in; and don't forget the application deadline for 2013 is June 29
- “The newest cool arts hobby: going pro” was the headline of Kate Taylor’s article about the rise of the “so-called pro-am artist.” Of interest was that theatre received nary a mention at all—perhaps indicative that this is not really a new phenomenon in our industry?
- The Toronto Arts Foundation Awards announced its finalists. Among the finalists: Sun Life Financial (sponsor of the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival) is a finalist for the Toronto Arts and Business Award; Daniel Karasik, Artistic Director of Tango Co. is a finalist for the RBC Emerging Artist Award; and Jini Stolk—founding Executive Director of Creative Trust and a past recipient of the Sandra Tulloch Award for Innovation in the Arts—is a finalist for William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life. Winners will be announced on June 21.
Assembled by Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator