Producing – From Home

As our staff work remotely to produce our programming from their homes, it seems like the ideal time to explore how to share knowledge with others in their homes! Thus far we’ve had a virtual roundtable, we’ve moved forward with the script for Songide’ewin by hosting an on-line reading, our staff have done virtual tutorials, and there is a lot more to come. Although we can’t wait to be together again, our team is learning new platforms that can help us meet our goals of greater accessibility and inclusion – even when the theatres open again.

Before we get ahead of ourselves though – we are excited to announce our next virtual workshop! Have you ever wondered how to produce your own theatre? Where to start? What steps to take? Producing 101 will happen online from the comfort of your own home. On Saturday, May 30th from 1pm-3pm. Unlike a panel, this will be a skill-development session and as a result will only be open to a limited number of participants.

Coming up with a script or show idea is half the work, but once you have that, what then? If you’re thinking of self-producing this workshop is for you! It will provide a helpful breakdown of the fundamentals required to take your vision to the stage. Through this virtual training experience industry professionals will provide participants with an overview of producing their own theatrical performance from A-Z. Topics for discussion include budgeting, scheduling, production tech planning, plus marketing and communications. Our goal is to equip artists with helpful knowledge in preparation for future self-producing, as well as creating an opportunity for discussion between artists in our local community.

We know money is tight right now so the cost is up to participants. You decide! Artists can choose their registration fee – $20, $15, $10, $5 or free depending on what you can afford. We believe in paying artists, so monies earned from registration will be used to pay facilitators and to continue similar programming.

E-mail now to register or stay tuned for details on the co-facilitators and hope there is still space left.

We are so grateful to be able to bring art and knowledge to the arts community during these difficult times. If self-producing isn’t your thing we have lots of other opportunities coming up!

Don’t forget, for female and non-binary emerging artists, our Launchpad Project is still accepting applications HERE until tomorrow (May 1st). For both emerging and established playwrights, our One Night Stand reading series is also taking submissions HERE until May 8!

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