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24May 18

The Future of Storytelling: Kevin Loring’s PACTcon2018 Keynote

The future of storytelling in Canada is acknowledging that the stories of this land are older than Canada. To truly reconcile Canada’s relationship with the Indigenous Peoples of this land, we need to shift the Indigenous perspective to the centre of our national identity. We need to begin to frame…

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16May 18

Honorary Lifetime PACT Membership Presented to Peter Herrndorf

In recognition of his lifelong contributions to theatre, Peter Herrndorf, the outgoing President & CEO of the National Arts Centre, has been awarded an Honorary Lifetime PACT Membership. Over the course of his career he has worked on countless projects, sat on various boards, and held numerous positions, however, he has…

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16May 18

Gaylene Buckle Receives 2018 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is pleased to present the annual Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award to former PACT board member, and General Manager of Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) Gaylene Buckle. The award was presented at the annual PACT Conference in Ottawa, ON. Gaylene was chosen from amongst eight outstanding nominees…

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27Apr 18

Industry News: What’s Happening in Canadian Theatre April 23-27

Welcome to Industry News, a blog series sharing what’s happening in Canadian theatre and the wider arts community. Each week we share news we’ve come across as well as events, calls for nominations and submissions, and professional development opportunities. Have something to share? Send it to and we’ll include it…

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27Mar 18

A Different Kind of Heart Surgery

Nina Lee Aquino's Message for World Theatre Day 2018 Created in 1961 by UNESCO, World Theatre Day is celebrated annually on March 27 by theatre communities around the globe. The impetus behind World Theatre Day is to honour and further the goal of UNESCO's International Theatre Institute (ITI) to celebrate…

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26Mar 18

Big Rocks & Water: Vicki Stroich in conversation with Luke Reece

Hello readers (and soon to be listeners)! On Sunday, March 11th I had the pleasure of chatting with professional dramaturg and past Executive Director of Alberta Theatre Projects, Vicki Stroich. In this adventure-filled conversation, we covered everything from Disneyland to the need for more fellowship opportunities in our theatre community.…

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