Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- It’s Fringe Festival season in Ontario! The London Fringe Festival opened on June 2.
- Soulpepper Theatre announced a new five-year strategic initiative to expand the scope of the company’s mission to build a “National Civic Theatre.”
- The Canada Council is changing its funding model reducing the number of granting programs from 147 to 6 non-disciplinary programs: Explore and Create; Engage and Sustain; Creating, Knowing and Sharing Aboriginal Arts; Renewing Artistic Practice; Arts Across Canada; and Arts Abroad.
|Eurydice at Soulpepper Theatre|
Alex McCooeye, Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster,
Oyin Oladejo and Michelle Monteith.
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
- … to Janis Barlow, recipient of the 2015 Volunteer in the Arts Award at the St. Catharines Arts Awards.
- … to Mumbi Tindyebwa, recipient of this year’s Pauline McGibbon Award for a member of Ontario’s professional theatre community in the early stages of their career who has displayed a unique talent and a potential for excellence. Mumbi is also a past participant in our Professional Theatre Training Program.
- … to Sue Edworthy who received the Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award for Arts Administrators.
- … to the nominees for this year’s Dora Mavor Moore Awards from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.
- … to all of the recipients of the Hamilton Arts Awards, including the Theatre winners Paula Grove (Established) and Laura Ellis (Emerging).
- … to all of the members of Toronto’s theatre community who were Harold-ed this past year, including Joe Recinos (who is our guest actor our next Launching Your Career workshop) and Michael Wheeler, Executive Director of STAF.
- Joseph van Veen was interviewed on our blog about his experience at our Summer Theatre Intensive and how he learned the skills and confidence to direct his first show.
- Anne Mooney introduced the newest members of the Theatre Ontario Talent Bank.