Wednesday, 4 January 2012

New Professional Theatre Workshop Dates

Our popular “Taxes For Theatre Artists” professional workshop returns to help you sort your way through the 2011 tax season.  What is the difference between "employment" and "self-employment"?  What is a "reasonable expectation of profit"?  What's deductible?  This is one of our free workshops for members of Theatre Ontario, lead by chartered accounted Sam Marinucci, and it will be on March 8 at 3pm.  For more information, including how to register, please visit Taxes For Theatre Artists on the Theatre Ontario website.

We’ve also scheduled our next emerging professional workshops: sign-up now for “Getting Started For Actors” on February 1 at 2pm, or “Self-Start: The Basics Of Self-Producing” on February 15 at 2pm.

Getting Started sessions are for actors beginning their professional careers. In this two-hour workshop, Tim Chapman, Professional Theatre Coordinator answers the most frequently asked questions about the business of acting. Find out about the realities of showbiz, pictures and resumes, Equity and ACTRA, agents and casting directors, auditioning do’s and don’ts, and maintaining and improving your acting skills.  Getting Started is a free workshop, available to members of Theatre Ontario only. For more information, including how to register, please visit Getting Started For Actors on the Theatre Ontario website.

Self-Start: If you want to do a show but have never produced professionally before, and if you want to know what questions to ask first, this session is for you!  Self-Start is a practical seminar facilitated by Tim Chapman.  This workshop is designed for individuals thinking of starting a theatre company or producing a show; and gives you the opportunity to ask questions and try out ideas, discover the questions you need to ask and answer, learn to organize your thinking and planning, work on scheduling and budget considerations, and learn about available resources and services.  It's free for Theatre Ontario members, and $30 for non-members.  For more information, including how to register, please visit Self-Start: The Basics Of Producing on the Theatre Ontario website.

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