Friday, 30 September 2011

7 Days In Ontario Theatre

  • Following Soulpepper’s recent production of White Biting Dog, J. Kelly Nestruck looked at whether Canadian revivals were on the rise (I think a former colleague of mine would say “finally!”)
  • In an “everyone-is-a-critic-now” world, Diane Ragsdale wonders what that means for works-in-process

From The Wire
  • It’s with sadness that we have to share the news of the death of Ed Procunier, a former President of Theatre Ontario, Adjudicator, and founding President of the London Community Players; a memorial is planned in November and we’ll be sharing more information in the weeks ahead
  • The provincial election is October 6; ArtsBuild Ontario is advocating for government investment in the arts and cultural community through: an extension of the Infrastructure Ontario Loan Program to all qualified arts and cultural organizations, and a capital funding program when the economy improves
  • The City of Toronto voted in favour of selling the Sony Centre, the St. Lawrence Centre, and the Toronto Centre for the Arts, but they’ve also set up a Mayor’s Task Force for Arts and Theatres, chaired by Councillor Gary Crawford
  • Applause (mostly) for Stratford artistic director Des McAnuff” by Michael Posner and Kate Taylor in the Globe and Mail


Highlights From The Bulletin Board
  • Nightwood Theatre in Toronto is seeking submissions from emerging and mid-career female creators/playwrights to be included in The Market Place: a speed-dating-with-Artistic-Directors event of The New Groundswell Festival; application deadline is October 15
  • 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook has Linda Kash and Paul O’Sullivan leading an improvisation workshop on October 22 for youth 10 to 17
  • Toronto Fringe Applications are now online: deadlines are October 24 (New Play Contest), November 7 (Festival Lottery); Site-Specific Proposals are first-come, first-serve
  • Members of The Gina Wilkinson Prize jury are proud to announce the creation of an annual award benefiting emerging female directors and theatre artists looking to transition into the area of direction. The prize pays tribute to Canadian actor, playwright and director Gina Wilkinson and her unyielding dedication, vision and indomitable spirit that imbued her work and her life.  This year’s nomination deadline for the inaugural award is December 1
Check out all the latest postings of workshops, classified ads, recognition opportunities and more from Theatre Ontario’s Bulletin Board

Assembled by Brandon Moore, Communications Coordinator

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