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30Nov 18

Adapting to New Opportunities

Carousel Players By Monica Dufault, Artistic Director Now in our 47th season, Carousel Players is a multi-award winning Theatre for Young Audiences company based in the Niagara region of Ontario, perhaps best known for our work touring theatre to schools for children from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 8. A large…

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27Nov 18

The Importance of Advocating for Theatre for Young Audiences

As a Theatre for Young Audiences Company, the theatre we choose to commission, produce and present must reflect the current state of the world in ways that youth can relate to and access.  In many ways, the built in system of connecting with our audience directly must seem advantageous –…

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20Nov 18

To Advocate for Theatre, or Not to Advocate for Theatre?

That is NOT the question. The questions are: how, when, where, how often, to whom, for what artistic body/political body, for what theatre/show/playwright/training program/outreach initiative, to argue the economic value/intrinsic value/community value/tourism value/personal value, viability, vitality, etc. In measuring my life as BAC and AAC (before advocacy committee and after…

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19Nov 18

Employee Engagement in Canadian Theatre

What is employee engagement? It’s not just about having happy employees, it’s about having employees who are motivated and engaged in their work and feel connected with the theatre’s mission. Think of it as an emotional commitment to your company.  Engaged employees look forward to coming to work and take…

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