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April 2011
Theatre Ontario Presents...
In This Issue
Behind The Scenes
Welcome Chris Hackett
Summer Theatre Intensive
Festival Lineup
Shaw Directors Project
Special Offers
From Our Blog
Find out about productions across Ontario.

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ONstage Openings for shows opening across Ontario.
Workshops and Training
Auditions are now available for members of Theatre Ontario on the Auditions page of our website.  Login instructions were sent by email  to all of our current bulletin subscribers: if you were missed, please contact us at

Theatres can submit audition notices at any time, and they will be posted in 1-3 business days.
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Festivals and Conferences

Theatre Ontario Festival
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May 18 to May 21

PACT Conference 2011
May 25 to May 28

International Society for the Performing Arts 2011
June 15 to June 18

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Behind The Scenes

Welcome to Chris Hackett
Chris Hackett
We're pleased to introduce Chris Hackett, our new Membership Clerk at Theatre Ontario.  Chris has a strong education in theatre in Windsor, Ontario and Plymouth, England, with experience in performance, production, house management and "simply being an audience member."

"I am excited to join Theatre Ontario," said Chris.  "I look forward to working with our membership base to help provide a better Theatre Ontario experience."
Planning your summer theatre training experience

We have an exciting line-up of courses and instructors for our 2011 Summer Theatre Intensive in Waterloo.  Running August 7 to 13, our week-long courses will focus on scene study, introduction and advanced directing, musical theatre, Shakespeare, with a bonus one-day course on "marketing on a shoestring."

Read more about the 2011 Summer Theatre Intensive
Festival 2011 Lineup Has Now Been Set

The four theatres that will be participating in the 2011 Theatre Ontario Festival in Richmond Hill have been announced.  Whitby Courthouse Theatre, Espanola Little Theatre, Kingston's Domino Theatre, and Theatre Windsor will each take the stage as part of our celebration of community theatre in Ontario.

Read more about the plays in the 2011 Theatre Ontario Festival

Theatre Ontario Festival 2011

Time to apply for the 2012 Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at The Shaw

Each year, the Shaw Festival hires two Intern Directors for a period of about six months.  They look for promising professional directors near the beginning of their careers.  Applicants should have a fair bit of professional experience, but probably not in a company as large as the Shaw Festival.  The application deadline is June 30.  Read more about the Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival  Since its inception in 1988, the project has been sponsored annually by Sun Life Financial and Theatre Ontario.
Be Informed As You Cast Your Ballot

Canada goes to the polls on Monday, May 2 and the Canadian Arts Coalition has prepared an informative Arts Vote Toolkit with lots of information about how artists can engage actively in this election.
Workshop Scheduling

Our final "Getting Started For Actors" and "Self-Start: The Basics Of Self-Producing" workshops for 2010-2011 have been scheduled.  Getting Started will be held on April 27, Self-Start will be held on May 11.

Read more about Getting Started and about Self-Start.
Special Offers

We're pleased to unveil our "Special Offers" page on our members-only section of the website.  This is something new we're exploring -- check out the Special Offers page.
From Our Blog  

Dennis Johnson has been attending a lot of adjudications recently.  With Theatre Ontario introducing both an "Introduction to Adjudication" course for new adjudicators, and an "Adjudicators Symposium" for established adjudicators, he reflects On The Art Of Adjudication.

Check out the latest conversations, news, opinions, events and opportunities around the province and around the web in our weekly 7 Days In Ontario Theatre
Toast and Bouquets

On April 10, Prix Rideau Awards will be presented to celebrate the Ottawa-Gatineau professional theatre community--the full list of nominees can be found on their website.

On May 2, you could spend Election Night at home alone watching the election results unfold, or you could join Toronto's "rabble-rousing alternative to the Dora Awards"--the 2011 Harold Awards.  Cast your vote and then join the party!
TAPA Ticket Wiki

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts Ticket Wiki is a forum for TAPA members to post industry ticket offers.  Check out the offers for April on the Ticket Wiki.
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Brandon Moore
Communications Coordinator, Theatre Ontario
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