Congratulations to the Professional Theatre Training Program Spring 2016 Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce the latest recipients of training grants through Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). We thank all those who applied to the program.

$36,055 was awarded in total among the following 13 recipients:

  • Thom Allison will train in directing with Allen MacInnis at the Grand Theatre in London
  • Donna Marie Baratta will train in artistic producing and curation with Laura Nanni at SummerWorks in Toronto
  • Deanna Choi will train in sound design with Thomas Ryder Payne at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto and the Stratford Festival
  • Alessandro Costantini will train in directing with Caleb Marshall at Sudbury Theatre Centre
  • Dana Fradkin will train in directing with Joel Ivany at Against the Grain Theatre in Toronto
  • Deborah Lim will train in production management with sandra Henderson at the Toronto Fringe Festival
  • Sebastian Marziali will train in scenography with Trevor Schwellnus at Aluna Theatre in Toronto
  • Gilda Monreal will train in playwriting with Rosa Laborde at Criminal Theatre in Toronto
  • Jane Spence will train in artistic direction with David Nairn at Theatre Orangeville
  • Michelle Suzanne will train in choral conducting and music direction with Hilary Donaldson in Toronto
  • Elizabeth Thomas will train in directing with Tanja Jacobs at Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company in Toronto
  • Matthew Thomas Walker will train in directing with Kim Collier at Bard on the Beach / Electric Company in Vancouver BC

Over $98,200 was requested during this application round. The next application deadline for this program is October 3, 2016.

Our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline except performance.

Learn more about the Professional Theatre Training Program

This program is funded by the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.



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