Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre congratulate Colin Bruce Anthes and Miriam Fernandes, who have been chosen as the recipients of the inaugural Independent Theatre Creators International Training Scholarship. The Scholarship allows for two emerging artists to train with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company for one month in Suzuki, Viewpoints, and directing and devising new work. The Scholarship is a partnership between Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre, sponsored by Nekison Engineering and Contractors Ltd. and funds have been matched by artsVest Toronto. artsVest Toronto is run by Business For The Arts with the support of Canadian Heritage and the Toronto Arts Council..
This Scholarship program is designed to address the need for theatre artists to access more contemporary artistic training opportunities and to encourage artists to set the stage for the future of theatre and performance creation in Ontario, by having the opportunity to experience high caliber international training. The scholarship includes course training and application fees, accommodation for the training period, and a travel allowance.
SITI was founded in 1992 by Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki to redefine and revitalize contemporary theatre in the United States through an emphasis on international cultural exchange and collaboration. For the past 22 years, their impact can be seen on theatre creators around the world.
Read more about Theatre Ontario and Why Not Theatre’s Independent Theatre Creators International Training Scholarship