|Peter Fernandes and Dion Johnstone in Soulpepper Theatre's|
production of Father Comes Home from the Wars.
Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann
- “Arts education is so much more than securing the ‘audiences of tomorrow’” – part of a smart intermission post by Rob Kempson, Associate Artistic Director of Thousands Islands Playhouse, about the value of arts education.
- Also from intermission: Peter Fernandes wrote about his experience rehearsing for Father Comes Home from the Wars at Soulpepper, and how “being surrounded by diverse theatre creators gave me the freedom to speak as myself, unburdened by the pressures to represent my race.”
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- Drayton Entertainment has announced that Nathan Carroll will be playing the role of Terry Fox in their world premiere production of Marathon of Hope: The Musical. It’s interesting to read about the diversity of Nathan’s acting career, which took him from community theatres like Simcoe Little Theatre and youth theatre training programs like Theatre Aquarius’ Performing Arts Program to post-secondary conservatory training at George Brown Theatre School to professional performances with diverse theatres like Blyth Festival (Ontario Summer Theatre), Young People’s Theatre (TYA), Mirvish Productions (commercial), and Red One Theatre Collective (indie.)
- Meet Generator’s Artist Producer Training cohort and Annual Resident Companies for 2016/17.
- The Shaw Festival has announced their 2017 productions, the first season under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll.
- Thom Currie—an adjudicator and directing instructor in our Talent Bank—is the new Artistic Director of Magnus Theatre in Thunder Bay.