Creator Stream 2017/18

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.

Workshops

Date and Time Location Workshop
Tuesday, September 5 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Monday, October 9 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council) 
Tuesday, October 17
4:00pm to 5:00pm
live webinar Perfect 10: How to Write a 10-Minute Play, with Dominik Loncar
Wednesday, October 18
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Toronto Ready, Set, Show!: Foundations of Indie Producing, with Rachel Kennedy and Kevin Matthew Wong
Wednesday, October 25
3:00pm to 5:00pm
pre-recorded webinar Bring Your Show to Schools Webinar, with Patty Jarvis
Monday, October 30
5:00pm to 6:00pm
live webinar Music Rights for Theatre, with Jason Abdool (SOCAN) and Phil Laffin (Re:SOUND)
Wednesday, November 1
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Toronto Director-Dramaturge Collaborations, with Matt McGeachy
Monday, November 6 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Saturday, November 18
10:00am to 5:00pm
Toronto

Boot Camp: Master Class for Success

  • Fundraising, with Alicia Rose
  • Project Management Tools for Producers, with Ruth Cumberbatch
  • Financial basics for Artists, with Natasha Mytnowych
  • Business Basics: Planning for Artists, with Diane Davy
Tuesday, November 28
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Toronto Playwright's Guide to Getting Produced, with David S. Craig
Monday, December 4 pre-recorded webinar Grant Writing Information Webinar, with Pat Bradley (Ontario Arts Council)
Wednesday, December 13
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Toronto Ready, Set, Show! Foundation of Indie Producing, with Rachel Kennedy and guest TBA

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

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THEATRE ONTARIO

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OFFICE HOURS

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
(In July and August, our hours are Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm and Friday: 9 am to 1 pm)