|Rebecca Perry (second from the left, with Cole Alvis, Ted|
Dykstra, Kevin Hanchard, and Grace Lynn Kung) was one of the
amazing panelists at Next Generation Showcase in January.
Hear her in conversation at Dark Nights on June 13.
- Rick Roberts made a moving video for Intermission about "Barbara Fingerote, Super Audience" about the long-time Toronto theatre volunteer and audience-goer.
- The news of physical and psychological abuse at Profiles Theatre in Chicago is a disturbing, but important story for all theatre-makers—especially as it relates to "cult of personality" in theatre companies.
- As an addendum, theatre critic Christopher Piatt offers a "mea culpa" about the failure to challenge the worldview expressed by that theatre’s programming.
- Susan Fish on Charity Village has written a good analysis of issues associated with criminal record checks—and whether or not they are a valuable screening tool or a barrier to volunteering
- Rebecca Perry is the guest at Dark Nights in Toronto on June 13.
- A Theatre Mom’s perspective on her child’s first production—from Elana Gartner on the A Child Grows in Brooklyn blog.
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- With the London Fringe Festival wrapping-up, the next stop for the Ontario Fringe Theatre lover is our nation`s capital—the Ottawa Fringe Festival opens June 15.
- Lisa Codrington was featured on CBC`s Q on Monday, talking about her experience adapting The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God at Shaw Festival: "This is a white man exploring the story of a black girl and taking her on a journey, and for me, at times, I felt like I don't know if the voice of the black girl is as specific as I would like it to be," Codrington says. "How can I make this black girl a character as opposed to ... a vessel for ideas about religion?"
- Alexandra Isenor is the new General Manager of a Company of Fools in Ottawa.
In Case You Missed It
- Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program, featuring Krista Colosimo, Thom Allison, Deanna Choi, Lisa Karen Cox and Viktor Lukawski
- Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program, featuring Sehar Bhojani, Matthew Thomas Walker, Donna Marie Baratta, Michelle Suzanne and Alessandro Costantini