- Rebecca Ballarin, our Professional Theatre and Education Manager, shared some of the values of youth theatre training in the Woodstock Sentinel Review.
- Simon Brault, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, wrote about “an historic rendezvous with our future” following the federal budget announcement.
- Howlround has launched a new series by Kate Langsdorf: “Theatre-ing While Disabled.”
- The U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities is exploring how to preserve historic theatre lighting design.
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
|Members of the company of Gateway Theatre Guild's|
production of Curved (and myself) at
the QUONTA Festival Awards brunch.
- Welcome to our first two Festival productions! The Western Ontario Drama League will be represented by Theatre Sarnia’s production of 33 Variations by Moises Kaufman, and QUONTA (northeastern Ontario) will be represented by Gateway Theatre Guild’s world premiere production of Curved by Kristin Shepherd.
- Here is Theatre Sarnia’s promo video for their original run of 33 Variations.
- Gateway Theatre Guild’s success at the QUONTA regional festival was featured in the North Bay Nugget.
- The National Arts Centre is launching an Indigenous Theatre department, as an equal to the English Theatre and French Theatre departments.
- The Government of Ontario is investing $3.3 million in reconstruction at the Blyth Memorial Community Hall, run by the Blyth Festival.
- How does your theatre work to be a more inclusive community for artists and audiences? At Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, they are de-gendering the washrooms in their theatre.
- Stratford Festival is hosting a celebration of the life of William Needles on April 17.
- And on April 25, friends of Gord Shillingford are gathering at the Artful Dodger Pub in Toronto to remember his contributions to theatre and publishing.
- Recent 2016/17 season announcement videos include The Grand Theatre in London and Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa.
- Hansard is hard to scan—but a scroll of this official report finds the World Theatre Day statement from Peter Van Loan (MP for York—Simcoe) that acknowledged national theatre institutions like Stratford and Shaw, but also “grassroots community theatres” included South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown and Queensville Players in Keswick.
- To the Ottawa Arts Council Awards finalists, including Caroline Yergeau, AD of Théâtre Belevédère (RBC Emerging Artist Award), and Jean Stéphane Roy, AD of Théâtre la Catapulte (Mid-Career Artist Award.)