Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations.

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive
Last call for our Summer Theatre Intensive! Spaces are still available in some of our courses in Stratford:
Registrations close on July 20.

Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Ryerson School of Performance’s Adult Summer Acting Intensives begin July 23.
  • Deadline to register to apply for Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grants program is July 25.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Theatre by the Bay’s next Barrie Theatre Lab workshop is on August 6.
  • Solar Stage invites submissions for The Dawning Series, paid playwright professional development for playwrights interested in writing specifically for Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA).

Check out these items, and other postings from our members.
Theatre Ontario individual members can also access Auditions, Job Postings and Discount Ticket Offers on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Welcome Marie Beath Badian and Kat Sandler as Playwrights-in-Person at our Summer Theatre Intensive

Marie Beath Badian
We are excited to welcome two Canadian playwrights to this year’s Theatre Ontario Summer Theatre Intensive as our Playwrights-in-Person.

Marie Beath Badian Lazarus will join us in Week One on Monday, August 6th at 7pm and Kat Sandler will join us in Week Two on Monday, August 13th at 7pm.

Location: 
Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Street, Stratford, ON N5A 6S6

Admission:
This will be a FREE EVENT open to participants of Theatre Ontario and Off The Wall’s summer courses, as well as the public.
Kat Sandler

Learn more about Playwright-in-Person at our Summer Theatre Intensive

Registrations are still being accepted until July 20

Playwright-in-Person is made possible by a grant from the Playwrights Guild of Canada’s “PlayConnect” program, funded by the Canada Council.

Monday, 16 July 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of July 16

ONstage Now Playing in Central Ontario
Plaza Suite at Orillia Opera House
Liam Collins, Viviana Zarrillo
Photo by Cole Bennett
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In South Central Ontario

Jul. 22, Pine Grove Plots: History to Die For at Theatre on the Ridge (Port Perry)

In Southwestern Ontario

Jul. 19, Disney's The Little Mermaid at Drayton Entertainment: St. Jacobs Country Playhouse [with previews from Jul. 18]
Jul. 20, Come Down from Up the River at The Foster Festival (St. Catharines) [with previews from Jul. 18]
Jul. 22, Henry V at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) [in previews]

In Central Ontario

Jul. 16, Cliffhanger at Highlands Summer Festival (Haliburton)
Jul. 18, The World Goes 'Round at Gravenhurst Opera House
Jul. 20, Northern Lights at Theatre by the Bay (Barrie) [with previews from Jul. 18]
ONstage Now Playing in Central Ontario
Crow Hill: The Telephone Play at 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook)
Photo by Wayne Eardley, Brookside Studio

In Eastern Ontario

Jul. 21, Mrs. Warren's Profession at Classic Theatre Festival (Perth) [with a preview on Jul. 20]


For all the theatre playing across Ontario, visit Theatre Ontario’s ONstage theatre listings on our website

Friday, 13 July 2018

Ontario Off Stage

Port Stanley Festival Theatre from Ontario Summer Theatre
Buying the Farm
Shannon McCracken, Jeff Culbert, Matthew Gorman
Photo by Phil Bell, Shutter Studios
by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

Conversation Starters


Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres


In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Calling All Bowlers, Supporters and Sponsors!

We invite you to take part in our 3rd annual Bowl-a-Thon in support of Theatre Ontario on Saturday, September 15, 2018 (4pm–6pm). Our goal is to raise funds to support the operation of our core programs and services, which help theatre artists develop their talent and careers, while fostering healthy and vibrant theatre communities across the province.

Show your support and join us to help meet our $5,000 fundraising goal!

Be a Sponsor. Provide an In-Kind donation or contribution. Bowl with us!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations.

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Spaces are still available in some of our Summer Theatre Intensive courses in Stratford:
Watch John P. Kelly talk about his directing course:


Check out all of our upcoming Career Stream and Creator Stream workshops.

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • The MT Space's free dance and movement workshop with Vanguardia Dance Projects runs July 12 and 13 in Kitchener-Waterloo.
  • Shaw Festival’s “Learn Bollywood Dance” workshop with Krystal Kiran is on July 14 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Check out these items, and other postings from our members.
Theatre Ontario individual members can also access Auditions, Job Postings and Discount Ticket Offers on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Save the Date: Theatre Ontario’s Youth Advisory Committee Pairs with the Siminovitch Prize

Speed Ideating from the Theatre Ontario Youth
Advisory Commitee's Emergence event in 2017
Our Youth Advisory Committee has paired up with the Siminovitch Prize’s Finalist Celebration, for Emergence 2.0 on Monday, October 15, 2018. The event will take place at the Hart House Theatre in Toronto and will include workshops, panels and mentorship led by youth, for youth in theatre.

The Youth Advisory Committee is excited to launch an afternoon of theatre discussion and workshops for youth. The afternoon component will be directed to young theatre artists working in all disciplines, including: actors, directors, producers, playwrights, designers, theatre administration, and others who want to learn or who are emerging as a theatre artist. We welcome all levels of experience to learn from one another. The afternoon festivities will then be followed by a dinner, the Siminovitch Finalist’s panel discussion and then a reception to end off the evening.

Keep your eyes peeled for our finalized programming, speakers, workshop leaders and mentors that will be involved! To stay up to date, like the Youth Advisory Committee on Facebook and join Theatre Ontario’s mailing list.

See you October 15!

Learn more about Theatre Ontario’s Youth Advisory Committee Initiatives

Monday, 9 July 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of July 9

ONstage Now Playing in Southwestern Ontario
Wrong for Each Other at The Foster Festival (St. Catharines)
Julia Porter, Daniel Briere
Photo by David Vivian
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Northwestern Ontario

Jul. 12, Back in ’59 at Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay)

In South Central Ontario

Jul. 11, Peter Pan at Theatre on the Ridge (Port Perry)

In Southwestern Ontario

Jul. 11, Cruisin' Classics at Drayton Entertainment: Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge [with a matinee preview]
Jul. 12, Canada 151: Better Late than Sorry at Drayton Entertainment: Huron Country Playhouse (Grand Bend) [with a matinee preview]
Jul. 14, Oh What a Lovely War at Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake) [in previews]

In Toronto

Jul. 11, Orlando at Soulpepper Theatre [currently in previews]

On Tour

Jul. 14, Rosalynde (or, As You Like It) at Driftwood Theatre Company [with a preview on Jul. 13]

In Central Ontario

Jul. 10, The 39 Steps at Cameco Capitol Arts Centre (Port Hope)
Jul. 11, Not Quite Sherlock at Highlands Summer Festival (Haliburton)
ONstage Now Playing in South Central Ontario
The Melville Boys at Theatre on the Ridge (Port Perry)

In Eastern Ontario

Jul. 11, The Unexpected Guest at Ottawa Little Theatre
Jul. 12, Songbook: Steven Page with the Art of Time Ensemble at Festival Players of Prince Edward County (Picton)


For all the theatre playing across Ontario, visit Theatre Ontario’s ONstage theatre listings on our website

Friday, 6 July 2018

Ontario Off Stage

by Brandon Moore, Community Theatre and Communications Manager

From Theatre Ontario

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council for the wonderful news that they are increasing their financial support to Theatre Ontario as we continue to nurture community, create opportunities to benefit the community, and strive to be agents of change.

Conversation Starters

Mary Pitt and Clive Walton in Gravenhurst Opera House's
production of Souvenir - part of Ontario Summer Theatre 2018
Photo by Larry Carroll

In Case You Missed It

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Save the Date for the Theatre Ontario Adjudicators Symposium

Annette G. Procunier leading a Detailed
Adjudication at Theatre Ontario Festival 2017
Mark your calendars!  We've booked the date for our next Theatre Ontario Adjudicators Symposium – it will be Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm at the Theatre Ontario office in Toronto.

The Symposium is one of Theatre Ontario’s professional development and networking events for adjudicators of all experience levels. Adjudicators discuss techniques, approaches and strategies for public and detailed adjudications; and their adjudication experiences during the past year. This year’s Symposium will feature a “Meet the Engagers” panel with representatives from community theatre festivals.

Registration will open in late July.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Browsing Our Bulletin Board

Upcoming opportunities from Theatre Ontario, from our members, and from other arts service organizations.

Coming Up from Theatre Ontario

Theatre Ontario's Summer Theatre Intensive
Spaces are still available in some of our Summer Theatre Intensive courses in Stratford:

Upcoming on The Bulletin Board

  • Deadline for applications for Ontario Arts Council’s Compass grants is today.
  • Deadline for applications to direct The Land Grabber at Toronto Irish Players community theatre is July 6.
  • Deadline for submissions from producers for undercurrents 2019 in Ottawa is July 6.
  • Deadline for applications for George F. Walker’s Acting Workshop in Toronto is July 9.

New on The Bulletin Board

  • Stratford Festival invites submissions for the Michael Langham Workshop in Classical Direction.
  • Festival Players of Prince Edward County invite submissions for their Fall Artist Residency Program.

Check out these items, and other postings from our members.
Theatre Ontario individual members can also access Auditions, Job Postings and Discount Ticket Offers on our Theatre Ontario Individual Member Resources on our website

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

ONstage Openings for the week of July 3

ONstage Now Playing in Central Ontario
Souvenir at Gravenhurst Opera House
Mary Pitt, Clive Walton
Photo by Larry Carroll
This week’s openings on Ontario’s stages

In Eastern Ontario

Jul. 5, The Lonely Ghosts Walk at Classic Theatre Festival (Perth)
Jul. 7, Knickers! at Upper Canada Playhouse (Morrisburg) [with previews from Jul. 5]
Jul. 7, Harvest at Thousand Islands Playhouse (Gananoque) [with a preview on Jul. 6]

In South Central Ontario

Jul. 5, The Melville Boys at Theatre on the Ridge (Port Perry)

In Southwestern Ontario

Jul. 5, Buying the Farm at Port Stanley Festival Theatre [with previews from Jul. 4]
Jul. 6, As You Like It at Elora Community Theatre (Fergus)
Jul. 8, Cinderella: The Panto at Drayton Entertainment: Huron Country Playhouse (Grand Bend) [with previews from Jul. 5]

In Toronto

Jul. 5, Plays in Cafes: The Musical Edition at Shadowpath Theatre Productions
Jul. 6, The Importance of Being Earnest at Scarborough Theatre Guild
Jul. 6, Orlando at Soulpepper Theatre [in previews]
Jul. 7, The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience at Soulpepper Theatre
ONstage Now Playing in Eastern Ontario
There's Always Juliet at Classic Theatre Festival (Perth)
Scott Clarkson, Victoria Houser
Photo by Jean-Denis Labelle

In Central Ontario

Jul. 5, Crow Hill: The Telephone Play at 4th Line Theatre (Millbrook) [with previews from Jul. 3]
Jul. 5, Out of Order at Drayton Entertainment: King's Wharf Theatre (Penetanguishene) [with previews from Jul. 4]
Jul. 5, Plaza Suite at Orillia Opera House [with previews from Jul. 4]
Jul. 6, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune at Peterborough Theatre Guild


For all the theatre playing across Ontario, visit Theatre Ontario’s ONstage theatre listings on our website