Thursday, 19 April 2012

Theatre Ontario Announces Next Workshops For Actors and Producers

If you’re an actor beginning your professional career, or a producer who has never produced professionally before, Theatre Ontario’s upcoming workshops—with Tim Chapman, our Professional Theatre Coordinator—are for you.  The next Getting Started for Actors will be held on Thursday, May 10 at 2pm, the next Self-Start for Producers will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 2pm.  These are the final Getting Started and Self-Start sessions before the summer.  The next workshops will be held in Fall 2012.

Theatre Ontario’s Getting Started session is for actors beginning their professional careers. In this two-hour workshop, Tim 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 has no registration fee, and is available to members of Theatre Ontario only.  There is a $5 charge per participant for photocopies of the materials distributed at the workshop.  For more information, including how to register, please visit Getting Started For Actors on the Theatre Ontario website.

Theatre Ontario’s Self-Start session is a practical seminar, designed for individuals thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company.  It 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 find out about available resources and services,  Self-Start has no registration fee for Theatre Ontario members, and is $30 for non-members.  There is a $5 charge per participant for photocopies of the materials distributed at the workshop.  For more information, including how to register, please visit Self-Start: The Basics Of Producing on the Theatre Ontario website.

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