Ready Set Show! Foundations in Indie Producing Dec 2017


Ready, Set, Show!: Foundations of Indie Producing 

Wednesday December 13, 2017
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Theatre Ontario Boardroom
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

Thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company?

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!  Ready, Set, Show! is a practical seminar facilitated by Rachel Kennedy, Professional Theatre and Education Manager and special guest producer.  This workshop is designed for individuals thinking of producing a show or starting a theatre company, and gives you the opportunity to:

  • 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.

Meet the Instructors...

Rachel Kennedy, Professional Theatre and Education Manager, Theatre Ontario

Rachel is an arts administrator who is dedicated to elevating the status of Canadian theatre on both a national and global scale. She is the Professional Theatre & Education Manager at Theatre Ontario as well as the Outreach & Development Coordinator for the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Rachel moonlights as a director for The Deadman’s Tale podcast series and a stage manager for Breakin’ Ground Productions. She has worked as a venue supervisor for Theatre Direct’s Wee Festival and the volunteer coordinator for World Stage Design and Scenofest 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an avid storyteller and enthusiastic listener. 

Guest Producer - Deanna Choi

Deanna H. Choi is a composer, sound designer, performer, and educator based in Toronto. She studied neuroscience at Queen’s University with a minor in theatre. Her work combines live and recorded music, theatre, research in behavioural neuroscience, and movement training. She co-founded the Badass Brahms Chamber Collective, and has collaborated with artists at the Banff Centre, Stanford University, Kingston Symphony, and National Youth Orchestra of Canada. Recent design credits include: Lo, or Dear Mr. Wells (Nightwood); Fortune of Wolves, The Boat (TNB); Ipperwash (Blyth Festival); Laurier (Confederation Centre for the Arts/TNB); Alien Creature (TPM); Rope Running Out (lemonTree), Pearle Harbour’s Chautauqua (RISER Project/Summerworks). In 2017 she was the RBC apprentice composer with the Musical Stage Company and was nominated for the Pauline McGibbon Award (Ontario Arts Council).

Course Fee

$40 plus HST regular price

FREE! for Theatre Ontario individual and organization* members (with a $5.00 materials fee)

*Theatre Ontario Organization Members may send 1 delegate at the member price.

For more information, please contact the Community Outreach and Training Coordinator, at or 416.408.4556 x10


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Confirmation and receipt will be sent by email.

Not appropriate for child actors. No latecomers please.

If you have any questions, please email the Community Outreach and Training Coordinator at

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • If we receive your cancellation up to 5 business days before your workshop, you will receive a full refund less 10% administrative charges.
  • If we receive your cancellation 5-1 days before your workshop, you’ll receive a 50% refund.
  • If we receive your cancellation on the day of your workshop or you do not show up for your workshop, no refund will be issued.
  • If Theatre Ontario cancels a workshop you will be refunded in full.




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