- Can you articulate “the dominant problem” for your arts organization? Andrew Taylor frames this question in a compelling way on the Artful Manager.
- The latest issue of “Five Canadian Plays Recommended by Playwrights” from Playwrights Guild of Canada were chosen by Damien Atkins, last year’s Theatre Ontario Festival Playwright-in-Person.
- Representation matters: Kate Powers writes about the impact of Hamilton on participants in the Rehabilitation through the Arts program.
- Howard Sherman writes on the use of the swastika—and the associated protests—in a high school production of The Producers.
- The weekly HowlRound conversation on March 17 focused on “Cultural Microaggressions in Theatre Reviews”, and here is the Storify of the conversation.
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- Welcome to Intermission—“where all the great theatre discussions happen”—a new online voice on theatre.
- The Sarnia Observer reported on Theatre Sarnia’s production of 33 Variations that is coming to Theatre Ontario Festival.
- STAF in Toronto will be unveiling their new name and new programs—“the final element of their transformation into a capacity-building organization”—on May 12.
- This past week’s Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival was featured on Peterborough’s CHEX Daily (“Watching the CHEX” as I’m told the locals put it.) Coverage starts at the 8:35 mark.
- A shout-out on My Algoma Manitoulin Now / Moose FM CKNR 94.1 for Murray Finn, this year’s recipient of the Michael Spence Award for contribution to community theatre.
- Sears Ontario Drama Festival is celebrating their 70th anniversary with a Gala Celebration on May 9.