- The Ontario Summer Theatre blogger writes about the beginning of summer theatre in Ontario.
- “10 things I look for in an actor” from Phil Willmott on The Stage.
Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
- This month, Playwrights Guild of Canada has launched The Canadian Play Recognition Awards—celebrating theatre seasons of Canadian-written plays.
- Check out the October Play Map of Canada to find Canadian-written plays in your community.
- Our own Rachel Kennedy was profiled in the York University Alumni Spotlight.
- The Ontario Government has released the latest Mandate letter (for September 2016) from the Premier to the Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport.
- The Ontario Ministry of Labour issued an alert on collapsible plastic bulk containers after a worker sustained serious neck injuries. These bulk containers may be used in some theatres.
- The final Ontario Fringe Festival of 2016 is up next week at the Guelph Fringe Festival, opening October 13.
- Brendan Healy is the new Artistic Director of the Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
- Our newest neighbours in Suite 350 at 401 Richmond Street West are opera.ca.
- ... to the finalists for the 2016 Siminovitch Prize, recognizing the category of direction, including Ravi Jain and Ross Manson of Ontario.
- ... to the finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for English drama—including our Festival 2016 Playwright-in-Person Donna-Michelle St. Bernard.
In Case You Missed It
- Thank you for your support of Theatre Ontario’s Bowl-a-thon.
- Honouring Outstanding Contribution to Community Theatre in Eastern Ontario.
- ONstage Openings this week in St. Jacobs, Toronto, and Orangeville.
- Browsing Our Bulletin Board—The deadline for our Youth Theatre Training Program, plus workshops on productions navigating the education system, grant writing, voice-over, playwrights getting produced, crowdfunding, and health and safety.