Welcome to Katy James, who joins us as our Education Assistant for the summer. Katy is a recent graduate of McGill and Humber, and will be assisting Rebecca Ballarin in preparation of materials for our Summer Theatre Intensive, and providing administrative support for Theatre Ontario. This is a Summer Experience Program funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Welcome Katy!
|Henri Canino and Megan Hadley in The Clean House.|
Presented by Theatre Sarnia at Festival 2015.
- What is the relationship between audiences in community and professional theatre? Well, here’s one example: After seeing the Theatre Sarnia production of The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl at Festival, Ken Stephen left the Festival eager to see Ruhl’s adaptation of Eurydice at Soulpepper Theatre—part of a “Soulpepper binge.”
- #CdnCult Times’ latest issue evolved from discussions at the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas 2015 Conference—including the influence of Twitter on dramaturgy.
- The Guelph Arts Council committed in 2015 to an “Artful Pledge” to full engage with the arts in their community. In June, the commitment was to Watch.
- ArtsHacker offered a “graduation gift” to the newly diploma-ed: “10 Ways to Become a Young Arts Professional.”
- “If the arts were reported like sports”—a fun YouTube share from Howard Sherman but with also some astute criticism of the video’s flaws.
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- The next stop on Ontario’s Fringe Festival tour is Hamilton, opening July 16.
- Kelly Nestruck has started a new series in the Globe and Mail described as “a quest to re-discover the magic of theatre, starting in a high-school drama studio.”
- Stats week! Hill Strategies Research looked at “Educating artists”—among the startling statistics is that for visual and performing arts graduates in the labour force, only 11% are working as artists.
- Meanwhile, Statistics Canada released the “Provincial and Territorial Culture Satellite Account, 2010” report on the economic importance of arts and culture in Ontario and across Canada. The Ontario Arts Council contributed to this framework.
- ... To Elley-Ray, from our Board of Directors, awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor.
In Case You Missed It
- Biden Hall writes on our blog about our recent Youth Advisory Committee social—and conversations about how to create an inclusive environment for young theatre artists.
- Catch up on the latest profiles from projects funded by the Professional Theatre Training Program—featuring Alysse Rich training in dramaturgy with Brian Quirt at Nightswimming, Rose Napoli training in producing with Rona Waddington and Ingrid Bjornson at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, and Neil Silcox training in directing with Matjash Mrozewski at Canadian Stage.