Thursday, 7 February 2013

New Training Opportunities: Crowdfunding, Getting Started For Actors, Self-Producing, Playwrighting Self-Editing and a Directors Intensive

We’ve pleased to announce five more exciting training opportunities coming up at Theatre Ontario.

So You Need Money For Your Project? Crowdfunding for Artists and Arts Organizations is a new workshop with Nancy Kenny on March 25 at 6:30pm.  You’ve got the ideas.  You’ve got the passion.  You’ve got the drive.  What you’re missing is the almighty dollar.  Grant writing and fundraising events are no longer your only options when it comes to finding money to get your project off the ground.  Welcome to the wonderful world of crowdfunding—come learn the tools and the techniques to succeed.

We have also scheduled our next dates for our two popular professional theatre sessions.

Getting Started For Actors with Tim Chapman on March 27 at 2pm.  This session is for actors beginning their professional careers to get the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the business of acting: the realities of showbiz, pictures and resumes, Equity and ACTRA, agents and casting directors, auditioning, and maintaining and improving your acting skills.

Self-Start: The Basics of Producing with Tim Chapman on April 10 at 2pm.  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!  This workshop is designed for individuals thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company, 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 find out about available resources and services.

Finally, we have two weekend courses, one for playwrights and one for directors.

Playwriting: How to Self-Edit and Critique with Lindsay Price on April 5 to 7.  Plays are not written in the first draft.  Plays come to life in rewrites.  But re-write how?  What if we don't know how to move our work forward?  What if we don't know how to critique our own work?  What if we aren't sure how to process feedback from others?  This workshop offers tools and techniques for playwrights who have a play “under construction.”

Directors Intensive with Autumn Smith on April 20 to 21.  This two-day workshop is designed for experienced directors in both the community theatre and professional theatre realms, concentrating on making the work as specific as possible; and exploring how to get what the playwright intended onto the stage in a simple and detailed fashion.

To find out about all of Theatre Ontario’s upcoming training covering grant information, proposal writing, taxes, and introduction to adjudication, visit the Courses and Workshops listing on the Theatre Ontario website

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