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10Jun 19

An Alternative Vision of Existence

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage presentation Co-written Ravi Jain, Artistic and General Director, and Owais Lightwala, Managing Director at Why Not Theatre Delivered by Ravi Jain on Thursday, June 6th via teleconference from Miami, FL. When I returned to Toronto in 2007 after living and training abroad for many years,…

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21May 19

Finding New Ways to Collaborate

By Katie German, Artistic Associate, Manitoba Theatre for Young People When we got the email to speak about a transformation in MTYP’s artistic practise, our Artistic Director Pablo Felices-Luna and I brainstormed. As wrapped up our season, we celebrated our final week of the spring tour of our premiere production…

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17May 19

Intimate, Optional Theatre for Teens

The Importance of Intimate, Optional Theatre for Teens By Bronwyn Carradine, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Green Thumb Theatre We recently opened Cranked by Michael P Northey, a multi-award winning one-man hip-hop play first produced in 2004 in the wake of the meth epidemic. For the past two years we’ve been…

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03May 19

Change is on the Menu

PACTcon2019 is coming and if you think for a second that this year’s conference is going to be same-o, same-o – well think again! This year’s conference, aptly titled A Work In Progress, takes us as a community to the grey zone; a terrifying place where everything is in flux, and…

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01Apr 19

Youths Speak Up for the Arts!

We have heard great stories here on the PACT Advocacy Blog about the need for support for theatre for young audiences and overall access to the arts for young people.  Well, I am here today to say that one of the best things you can do to get your politicians…

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20Mar 19

Budget 2019 Looks Good for the Arts

PACT applauds the announcement in Budget 2019 to increase funding for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) by $16 million over two years. This fund supports programming and development for arts festivals and performing arts series and is accessed by many of PACT’s members. CAPF currently stands at $32 million…

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