Behind the Scenes at Ontario’s Theatres
|Kathleen Wynne announcing the government's funding|
increase to the Ontario Arts Council at Canadian Stage.
- The Government of Ontario announced that they are increasing funding to the Ontario Arts Council by $50 million over four years, increasing provincial funding to $80 million annually by 2020-21.
- With Sears Canada in bankruptcy protection, it’s not unexpected to hear that their sponsorship of the Sears Ontario Drama Festival has ended.
- Kevin Hanchard was interviewed on CBC Ontario Morning about the importance to him of that festival (his interview begins at 13:30.) Worth listening just for the charming anecdote about his father.
- The festival's latest Facebook post is grateful and cautiously optimistic.
- Cahoots Theatre in Toronto announced their 2017/18 season—including a world premiere in partnership with Obsidian Theatre by Amanda Parris (who we remember fondly from a past Summer Theatre Intensive.)
- “Yvette Nolan believes we live in a world full of fear: fear of working cross-culturally, fear of making the wrong decisions, fear of having difficult conversations.” A past recipient of our Maggie Bassett Award for contribution to theatre in Ontario, Yvette Nolan was featured “In Conversation” with May Antaki in Intermission.
- Is theatre our ideal empathy workout? Maia Kinney-Petrucha explores the question on HowlRound in “The Play’s the Thing.”