Creator Stream

The Creator Stream is for anyone looking to produce their own work or start their own theatre company.

1. Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing

An introductory level workshop for those with limited or no previous professional experience in the industry.

Topics covered:

  • Producing a Show vs. Starting a Company
  • The Fun Part: The 5 “Ws” and an “H” of Producing
  • “What” do you want to do? - Rights for creating, writing or adapting
  • “Where” do you want to do it? - Theatre, venue or site-specific
  • “Who” do you want to do it with? - Contracts, Agreements & Insurance
  • “When” do you want to do it? - Planning & Scheduling
  • “Why” do you do it? – Marketing & PR
  • “How” do you do it? – Budgets & Fundraising

2. The Artist as Entrepreneur

Established level for Intermediate Producers or self-producing artists looking to upgrade/update their producing skill set.

Date and Time Location Workshop
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Toronto Ready, Set, Show!: Foundations of Indie Producing, with Rachel Kennedy and Stephanie Jung
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council) 
Monday, October 24, 2016
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Toronto Playwright's Guide to Getting Produced, with David S. Craig
Thursday, November 3, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
live webinar PGC Writers Block Webinar, with Marcia Johnson
Saturday, November 5, 2016
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Toronto Health & Safety for Independent and Community Theatres, with Janet Sellery
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council) 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Toronto Writing Theatre Reviews that Matter, with Lynn Slotkin
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm
live webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
3:00pm to 5:00pm
live webinar Bring Your Show to Schools Webinar, with Patty Jarvis (Prologue)
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Toronto Dramaturgy for Everyone, with Matt McGeachy
Monday, February 27, 2017
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Toronto Ready, Set, Show! Foundation of Indie Producing, with Rachel Kennedy and Ben Blais
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Toronto Ready, Set, Show! Foundations of Indie Producing, with Rachel Kennedy and TBA 
Monday, April 24, 2017
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Toronto Director-Dramaturge Collaborations, with Matt McGeachy
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Tuesday, June 15, 2017 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)

For more information, contact our Community Outreach and Training Coordinator at outreach@theatreontario.org or 416.408.4556 x.10.

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