|Denise Mader in Port Stanley Festival Theatre's|
production of This One
- The Ontario Summer Theatre blogger traveled to Port Stanley to visit the community and attend a performance of This One at Port Stanley Festival Theatre.
- Matthew Hays interviewed Melanie Joly, federal Minister of Canadian Heritage, on behalf of Canadian Actors Equity Association, to talk about her priorities, attitudes towards Canadian arts generally, and the challenges in the digital era.
- Is it possible to separate art from politics? That was the question at the centre of the latest issue of #CdnCult Times from SpiderWebShow. “Toronto writer and director Susanna Fournier grapples with the challenges of having collaborators interested in her passion, not her politics, and not seeing the link between the two. Playwright and director Arthur Milner observes how deeply political Canadian theatre was and no longer is. And newly-minted MT Space AD Pam Patel explores how even well-meaning artists can become complicit in gentrification.”
- Mike Sheppard of Blue Canoe Productions in Kingston is one of Ontario Culture Days’ Youth Arts Ambassadors—and describes the community arts project he is developing in his region.
- Brianna Susan Smith advocates on HowlRound for theatres to “buy local.”
- Also from HowlRound, last week’s conversation series focused on “podcasting and performance.”
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- Carousel Players announced their productions for 16/17.
- SpaceFinder has now launched in the Waterloo Region. The listings will be launched to renters in September—and venues are now invited to register their facilities.
- In their latest newsletter, Hart House Theatre shared some “Tips for Auditioning… How to stand out—in a good way.”
In Case You Missed It
- Stories from the Professional Theatre Training Program, featuring Gilda Monreal (will train in playwriting with Rosa Laborde at Criminal Theatre in Toronto) and Matthew Thomas Walker (trained in directing with Kim Collier at Bard on the Beach / Electric Company in Vancouver BC.)