Showcase Panels 2012

As part of Theatre Ontario Showcase—our annual event presenting the graduating classes of conservatory theatre programs—we held professional panels on the evening of Sunday, January 15th.  This entertaining and informative evening gave the graduates a chance to talk to industry professionals about the realities of the business from a variety of perspectives.

“The Business of Casting” panel featured:

  • Casting director Jason Knight (casting consultant for CBC Television)
  • Agent Celia Chassels (recently retired from Gary Goddard Agency)
  • Brendan Healy (Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre)

The “Surviving a Career in Acting” panel featured actors sharing their personal experiences in the business:

  • Claire Calnan
  • Martin Julien
  • Nancy Palk
  • Cara Ricketts

Both panels were moderated by Theatre Ontario’s Professional Theatre Coordinator Tim Chapman, and held at Young People’s Theatre.


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