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THEATRE SARNIA + WODL + THEATRE ONTARIO
MAY 14 - 18, 2014  For all the details, visit  the Theatre Ontario website.


ACT-CO will be presenting on THURSDAY, MAY 15th:
LENIN'S EMBALMERS by Vern Thiessen | Produced by THE CURTAIN CLUB

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Summer Theatre Intensive
August 10 to 16, 2014  Waterloo


Weekend Intensive
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 learni >> ...Read more...

COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUPS and ACT-CO;

A Group's membership culture DEFINES the group.  If every participant in the Group's activities does not feel deeply that they are a part of "something" that they want to suceed and that they are willing to work to the best of their ability to make suceed, then the membership culture has failed... and the Group will fail.  If the Group fails, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

INVOICES for membership renewal:  Let me explain why we don’t issue invoices: it’s too complicated.  While we (the ACT-CO Board of Di >> ...Read more...

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Mississauga Players Theatre Group
  BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
  a Comedy by Neil Simon
Wanted Immediately:
**Apply NOW**
Thu, May 01, 2014
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(05/24/14)
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WANTED - MUSICIAN NEEDED - PERCUSSION- VIOLIN - GUITAR

The Curtain Club
  NUNSENSE
  a Musical by Dan Goggin

Attend Meeting:
Tue, May 13, 2014
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AUDITION

Oshawa Little Theatre
  LES MISERABLES
  a Musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg /...
Sun, May 25, 2014 | 01:00pm
Sun, May 25, 2014 | 06:30pm
Tue, May 27, 2014 | 06:30pm
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WANTED - DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER | COSTUMES DESIGNER

Scugog Choral Society
  TROUBLE IN PANTOLAND
  a Musical by Sharon Hulm

Attend Meeting:
Sat, May 31, 2014

Wanted by:
Thu, May 15, 2014
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ROCK TO RENT?
Durham Shoestring Performers
A Moon For The Forgotten

Does any group have a large stage boulder that we might rent (or preferably barter some tickets for!) in late March?  Must be able to be sat upon by 2 people.  Please contact us at dsp@durhamshoestring.org if you have a lead.

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~ DSP
(Feb 25 - Apr 26)
CALL FOR DIRECTOR APPLICATIONS
The Oakville Players
Game Show

The Oakville Players' CALL FOR DIRECTOR: GAME SHOW by J. Finn and B. Walton.

For the play synopsis and production dates, please see details below.

If you wish to be considered as Director for this production, please respond with cover letter and resume to Mary Rose, President, at the following email address:...

president@oakvilleplayers.ca...

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~ Mary Rose
(Feb 28 - May 23)
DIRECTORS WANTED FOR THE 2014-15 SEASON

Georgetown Little Theatre


Director Applications are being accepted  until April 20, 2014. Interviews to follow for  2014-15 Season Plays:

Always a Bridesmaid by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten:  Comedy 6 Females Dates: November 2 - 15, 2014

One Slight Hitch&nb...

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~ Pamela Niesiobedzki-Curtis Publicity Director Georgetown Little Theatre
(Apr 04 - Apr 21)
 
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Full List Homegrown Plays Calendar
Nuts a Drama by Tom Topor
Presented by SCARBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD  inScarborough
Performances: April 03 - 19, 2014
You're Only Young Twice a Comedy by Ron Aldridge
Presented by PEEL PLAYERS  inBrampton
Performances: April 10 - 19, 2014
On Golden Pond a Drama by Ernest Thompson
Presented by WHITBY COURTHOUSE THEATRE  inWhitby
Performances: April 17 - May 03, 2014
Young Frankenstein a Musical by Mel Brooks et al.
Presented by CURTAIN CALL PLAYERS  inToronto
Performances: April 17 - 25, 2014
Who's In Bed With The Butler? a Comedy by Michael Parker
Presented by GEORGETOWN LITTLE THEATRE  inGeorgetown
Performances: April 18 - 26, 2014
Jake's Women a Comedy by Neil Simon
Presented by CALEDON TOWNHALL PLAYERS  inCaledon
Performances: April 24 - May 10, 2014
Blithe Spirit a Comedy by Noel Coward
Presented by THE BLOOR WEST VILLAGE PLAYERS  inToronto
Performances: April 25 - May 17, 2014
How To Suceed In Business Without Re ... a Musical by Abe Burrows et al.
Presented by ETOBICOKE MUSICAL PRODUCTIONS  inEtobicoke
Performances: April 25 - May 10, 2014
Jenny's House Of Joy a Comedy by Norm Foster
Presented by TIPLING STAGE COMPANY  inShelburne
Performances: April 25 - May 03, 2014
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelli ... a Musical by Rachel Sheinkin et al.
Presented by KEMPENFELT COMMUNITY PLAYERS  inBarrie
Performances: May 01 - 11, 2014
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To ... a Musical by Stephen Sondheim et al.
Presented by SCARBOROUGH MUSIC THEATRE  inScarborough
Performances: May 01 - 17, 2014
A Month In The Country a Comedy by Ivan Turgenev
Presented by AMICUS PRODUCTIONS  inToronto
Performances: May 01 - 10, 2014
Bedtime Stories a Comedy by Norm Foster
Presented by MILTON PLAYERS THEATRE GROUP  inMilton
Performances: May 02 - 10, 2014
Seussical Jr. a Musical by Lynn Ahrens et al.
Presented by BRAMPTON MUSIC THEATRE  inBrampton
Performances: May 09 - 10, 2014
Shrek The Musical a Musical by Jeanine Tesori et al.
Presented by OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE  inOshawa
Performances: May 21 - 31, 2014
Elizabeth Rex a Drama by Timothy Findley
Presented by EAST SIDE PLAYERS  inToronto
Performances: May 22 - June 07, 2014
Staff Room a Comedy by Joan Burrows
Presented by CENTURY THEATRE GUILD  inHillsburgh
Performances: May 23 - June 01, 2014
Barefoot In The Park a Comedy by Neil Simon
Presented by MISSISSAUGA PLAYERS THEATRE GROUP  inMississauga
Performances: May 29 - June 01, 2014
Nunsense a Musical by Dan Goggin
Presented by THE CURTAIN CLUB  inRichmond Hill
Performances: May 29 - June 14, 2014
Rumors a Comedy by Neil Simon
Presented by SCARBOROUGH PLAYERS  inScarborough
Performances: May 30 - June 14, 2014
Hilda's Yard a Comedy by Norm Foster
Presented by THE BLACKHORSE VILLAGE PLAYERS  inBolton
Performances: June 04 - 21, 2014
Four Play: A Showcase of Play Readings a Various by - South Simcoe Theatre
Presented by SOUTH SIMCOE THEATRE  inCookstown
Performances: June 05 - 08, 2014
Witches The Musical a Musical by Conrad Askland
Presented by WHITBY COURTHOUSE THEATRE  inWhitby
Performances: June 05 - 15, 2014
Grease a Musical by Jim Jacobs & Warren Casey
Presented by ORANGEVILLE MUSIC THEATRE  inOrangeville
Performances: June 13 - 28, 2014
Moon Over Buffalo a Comedy by Ken Ludwig
Presented by SCARBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD  inScarborough
Performances: June 26 - July 12, 2014
84 Charing Cross Road a Drama by James Roose-Evans et al.
Presented by MARKHAM LITTLE THEATRE  inMarkham
Performances: September 10 - 13, 2014
Beau Jest a Comedy by James Sherman
Presented by BURL-OAK THEATRE GROUP  inOakville
Performances: October 01 - 05, 2014
The Odd Couple a Comedy by Neil Simon
Presented by OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE  inOshawa
Performances: October 02 - 18, 2014
Kiss Me, Kate a Musical by Cole Porter et al.
Presented by ONSTAGE PRODUCTIONS  inNorth York
Performances: October 23 - November 01, 2014
Colours In The Storm: The Tom Thomso ... a Musical by Jim Betts
Presented by THE OAKVILLE PLAYERS  inOakville
Performances: November 06 - 15, 2014
Other Desert Cities a Drama by Jon Robin Baitz
Presented by MARKHAM LITTLE THEATRE  inMarkham
Performances: November 19 - 22, 2014
Les Miserables a Musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg et al.
Presented by OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE  inOshawa
Performances: November 20 - December 13, 2014
Young Frankenstein a Musical by Mel Brooks et al.
Presented by CLARKSON MUSIC THEATRE  inMississauga
Performances: November 21 - 30, 2014
Trouble In Pantoland a Musical by Sharon Hulm
Presented by SCUGOG CHORAL SOCIETY  inPort Perry
Performances: November 27 - December 07, 2014
Strictly Murder a Drama by Brian Clemens
Presented by BURL-OAK THEATRE GROUP  inOakville
Performances: January 14 - 18, 2015
Regrets Only a Comedy by Paul Rudnick
Presented by MARKHAM LITTLE THEATRE  inMarkham
Performances: February 04 - 07, 2015
The Miracle Worker a Drama by William Gibson et al.
Presented by OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE  inOshawa
Performances: February 05 - 21, 2015
Game Show a Comedy by Jeffrey Finn & Bob Watson
Presented by THE OAKVILLE PLAYERS  inOakville
Performances: March 19 - 28, 2015
Jesus Christ Superstar a Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
Presented by OSHAWA LITTLE THEATRE  inOshawa
Performances: March 26 - April 11, 2015
The Fox On The Fairway a Comedy by Ken Ludwig
Presented by BURL-OAK THEATRE GROUP  inOakville
Performances: April 15 - 19, 2015
Dynamite Dames a Musical by Liz Auston & Conrad Boyce
Presented by SCUGOG CHORAL SOCIETY  inPort Perry
Performances: April 16 - 26, 2015
7 - 10 Split a Comedy by Michael G. Wilmot
Presented by MARKHAM LITTLE THEATRE  inMarkham
Performances: April 22 - 25, 2015
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THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL 2014


Click to enlargeTHEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL 2014
THEATRE SARNIA + WODL + THEATRE ONTARIO
MAY 14 - 18, 2014  For all the details, visit  the Theatre Ontario website.


ACT-CO will be presenting on THURSDAY, MAY 15th:
LENIN'S EMBALMERS by Vern Thiessen | Produced by THE CURTAIN CLUB



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Posted: April 09, 2014 | Take down: May 19, 2014
THEATRE ONTARIO WORKSHOPS


Summer Theatre Intensive
August 10 to 16, 2014  Waterloo


Weekend Intensive
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.

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.

Visit Theatre Ontario for full details. For advanced registration, please contact Cornelia at 416-408-4556.



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Posted: April 01, 2014 | Take down: August 11, 2014
SOME THOUGHTS...


COMMUNITY THEATRE GROUPS and ACT-CO;

A Group's membership culture DEFINES the group.  If every participant in the Group's activities does not feel deeply that they are a part of "something" that they want to suceed and that they are willing to work to the best of their ability to make suceed, then the membership culture has failed... and the Group will fail.  If the Group fails, you'll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

INVOICES for membership renewal:  Let me explain why we don’t issue invoices: it’s too complicated.  While we (the ACT-CO Board of Directors) do our best to be efficient and business-like, you’ve got to realize that ACT-CO is not a “business” and the Board members are NOT business persons; we are volunteers (just like you) and have no intention of taking  on the added workload of issuing invoices.  ACT-CO membership is for one year (September to August) and has been for many, many years.  Every year starting in June we start advising groups (via email to the contact people that we have on file) that renewal is pending.

While I’ve got your ear (eye?), let me suggest that your group might want to consider nominating one or more of your members for a position on the ACT-CO Board.  If you visit here you will see whether or not your group has not been represented on the Board in any of the last 10 years.  If you consider ACT-CO membership to be of some benefit to your Group, you should strongly consider that you need to participate in the ongoing administration of the Association: with membership comes benefits AND  responsibility.

IT IS EXPECTED THAT ALL MEMBER GROUPS WILL PARTICIPATE FULLY IN THE ACTIVITIES OF ACT-CO, INCLUDING HAVING ONE OR MORE OF ITS MEMBERS ON THE ACT-CO BOARD FROM TIME-TO-TIME. (A rule of thumb would be that your Group should be be represented at least one year in any five-year period.)

It is realized fully that as busy theatre artists in your own Group you may claim that you have no time for ACT-CO.  This is a self-defeating claim.  If your Group seeks some benefit from ACT-CO membership, someone in your Group has to find the time for ACT-CO else there will be no ACT-CO.  All who are on the ACT-CO Board now, and all who have been on the Board in the past, have given up some of the time they would normally devote to their home Group in order to benefit all Groups and community theatre in general.

It is worth noting that over the years it is almost a given that ACT-CO Board members are also the people who are most active in their home Groups (usually on the Board of that Group).  It doesn't have to be this way, and it looks like it may not continue this way for much longer.  As Groups become more and more difficult to sustain, fewer and fewer are willing to do both the heavy lifting in their own Group and the heavy lifting for the benefit of everyone.  MEMBERS OF ACT-CO ARE URGED TO SEEK OUT INDIVIDUALS IN THEIR GROUP WHO CAN SERVE ON THE ACT-CO BOARD IN AN ACTIVE WAY.

Click here for a chart showing Board membership by Group.

Anyone interested in serving on the ACT-CO Board should contact the ACT-CO President at actcopresident@actco.ca



~John Wyman, ACT-CO Webmaster~
Posted: January 08, 2014 | Take down: May 31, 2014
ACT-CO SEEKS WEBMASTER


URGENT MESSAGE 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 interested in taking on the Webmaster portfolio on the ACT-CO Board of Directors? 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 (and a limited knowledge of Javascript) 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 the page 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 by email at actcowebmaster@actco.ca, or by phone at 905-63-9687, to discuss.  Or, contact the ACT-CO President at actcopresident@actco.ca.



~John Wyman, ACT-CO Webmaster~
Posted: December 11, 2013 | Take down: May 31, 2014
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