In this time of pause and intermission, we have a great opportunity to take stock and reflect on where we’ve been, where we are now, and where we want to go next. What better time to gather for the first conference on touring theatre in Northern Ontario! We’re excited to announce Together But Apart – Conference on Touring Theatre in Northern Ontario – part of the 2020 PlaySmelter Northern New Works Theatre Festival – and – it’s all online and digital taking place over three consecutive Thursdays in November.
Together But Apart is an opportunity to bring both the emerging and existing touring community together for conversation and collective brainstorming. The conference offers the opportunity to hear inspiring success stories, participate in collaborative problem-solving, spend time networking, and enjoy an innovative virtual performance. It’s a meeting place where everyone is welcome; a chance for us all to develop professionally and build new partnerships.
Theatre is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary art form. It is imperative that we have participation from those involved in other arts disciplines; we firmly believe that the more silos we can break down, the stronger we will all be. We welcome and invite everyone involved in the arts in Northern Ontario to attend: Presenters, producers, artists, curators, performers, creators, volunteers, venue staff – anyone who is interested in seeing more Northern Ontario stories shared in Northern Ontario communities.
Thanks goes to the Canadian Heritage for their support in delivering this event.