In case there is any misunderstanding or misinformation on this subject, this article is meant to clarify.
Please visit Insurance. This is the page on our website where we have explained the relationship between our (ACT-CO Board) insurance provider, Firstbrook, Cassie & Anderson Insurance Brokers (fca) and the opportunity that fca offers member Groups to take advantage of a group rate on Directors & Officers Liability (D & O) coverage.
Please Note the following:
1. A theatre group is totally responsible for buying appropriate insurance for themselves from any company they wish. ACT-CO does NOT provide ANY insurance for a Group. ACT-CO buys insurance only for itself; i.e., for the ACT-CO Board of Directors. This insurance applies only to members of the ACT-CO Board when they are involved in ACT-CO business. It has no application to the activities of that same ACT-CO Board member if they are NOT conducting ACT-CO business.
2. The ACT-CO Board buys D & O insurance from fca. In return fca offers a group rate to ACT-CO member Groups: a. The group rate applies to D & O insurance only. The group must also have their general insurance policy with fca. b. The group must be a paid-up member of ACT-CO at the time they are buying/renewing the insurance. For example, if a Group is an ACT-CO member on December 01, 2011 (i.e., they are a 2011/2012 member) and buys or renews their coverage on that date, they would be eligible for the group rate. If the Group fails to renew their ACT-CO membership for the 2012/2013 season, then on December 01, 2012 they would NOT be eligible for the group rate.
3. Firstbrook, Cassie & Anderson is one of the few brokers who offer a program for specific groups (Theatre Groups, Choral Groups, and Canadian Band Association, for example). It is entirely up to the Group to decide whether or not to buy insurance from any particular broker. The Group must do due diligence regarding their particular insurance needs and the offer of any broker. The ACT-CO Board has NO input to this decision and does not gain or lose by any decision made. No member of the ACT-CO Board is entitled by their position on the Board to give advice or guidance about insurance buying decisions, other than to advise Groups that fca offers a group rate and that D & O coverage is generally considered by experts to be a very wise option.
~ACT-CO Board of Directors~
Posted: December 05, 2013 | Take down: February 03, 2014
THEATRE ONTARIO WORKSHOPS
Theatre Ontario Weekend Intensives 2013-14
Theatre Ontario is offering a new series of weekend workshops spotlighting those interested in developing their skills in theatre performance and production.
The Theatre Ontario Weekend Intensives: •Will be oriented around relevant performance or production themes, essential to the developing theatre artist. •Will be led by a two-instructor team of renowned theatre practitioners, providing an immersive and intensive learning experience. •Will be taking place over a weekend, comprising Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday, for a total of fifteen instruction hours. •Will offer affordable accommodation rates near the training venue. •Will offer great value for your learning dollar.
Fall Weekend Intensive: (Click here for flyer) Collective Creations—crafting a performance piece! will be held in London, Ontario, in mid-November 2013. This dynamic workshop will introduce and develop the tools needed to create your own theatre piece, whether it be collectively with a group or individually.
Winter Weekend Intensive: Unearthing the Classics—bringing the Bard to life! will be held in Toronto, early March 2014. This intensive workshop will focus on developing the vocal and physical tools necessary to bring a Shakespearean role to life. Body expressiveness, vocal dexterity and text understanding will be explored and brought into performance.
Spring Weekend Intensive: Canadian Scenes—building good character! will be held in Ottawa, late May 2014. This exciting workshop will explore complex characters from the Canadian dramatic canon. Participants will develop a process to approach and study these scenes, with a focus on the intentions and motivations behind the conflict.
For advanced registration, please contact Cornelia at 416-408-4556.
Posted: November 05, 2013 | Take down: May 31, 2014
ACT-CO SEEKS WEBMASTER
TO MEMBERS OF ACT-CO GROUPS You must be a member in good standing of a group that is a member of ACT-CO. _________________________________________________
Are you web design savvy? Are you dazed and confused? If so, maybe you'd be interested in getting yourself elected to the ACT-CO Board of Directors and offering to take on the Webmaster portfolio.
The ACT-CO website is about ninety percent database driven and is developed pretty well as far as it needs to go; however, a good knowlege of HTML, CSS, and PHP/MySQL would be an asset to maintain the site, put out fires, and to develop the site further as the needs arise. Because Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 has been used exclusively as an editor, there are quite a few features that use Dreamweaver tricks and code styles, so this may present a problem for anyone not familiar with Dreamweaver. And, of course, many tricks and styles are of my own making and would need some "'splain'n".
To whatever extent required, I am prepared to co-webmaster with you for as long as it takes.
If being the ACT-CO Webmaster sounds like a plan for you, please contact me at any time (Webmaster) to discuss.
Oh! I forgot. There's no pay and not much else to recommend the job. How's that grab ya?
~John Wyman, ACT-CO Webmaster~
Posted: June 12, 2013 | Take down: January 05, 2014