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03Apr 17

Theatre is – Live, Digital, Both?

As Chair of the Advocacy Committee, I starting forcing myself to drive down the digital theatre highway about a year ago, but I’m still of two minds – wavering from “OMG, digital will make theatre better/faster/bigger!” to “Theatre is our unique art form and doesn’t NEED the digital tsunami BECAUSE…

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31Mar 17

Industry News: What’s Happening in Canadian Theatre March 27-31

Welcome to Industry News, a new blog series sharing what’s happening in Canadian theatre and the wider arts community. Each week we’ll 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 info@pact.ca and we’ll include…

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28Mar 17

Not in OUR Space! A Respectful Workplace Collaboration Project

Last month, we launched a pilot of Not In OUR Space!, a leadership project to promote healthy culture in workspaces for artists in Canada. We, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), has joined with Canadian Actor's Equity Association (Equity) to support how artists and administrators work to make live…

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24Mar 17

Industry News: What’s Happening in Canadian Theatre March 20-24

Welcome to Industry News, a blog series sharing what’s happening in Canadian theatre and the wider arts community. Each week we’ll 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 info@pact.ca and we’ll include it…

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23Mar 17

Memories of MNTF

Yesterday evening, the Magnetic North Theatre Festival announced the cancellation of its 2017 festival. A few hours later, it was confirmed that MNTF is shutting down completely. While I haven’t attended the festival recently, the announcement struck a chord with me. I grew up in Ottawa, and discovered Magnetic North…

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22Mar 17

Theatre Article Round-up

With World Day of Theatre for Children and Young People just passed and World Theatre Day coming up on Monday, we wanted to take a step back and look at some of the topics bubbling up in our community. Below are some ideas that we found particularly interesting. We hope…

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