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Theatre Creators' Reserve

Theatre Creators' Reserve
January 01, 2006 - January 01, 2006

Program for: Individuals and Collectives

Purpose: To assist theatre creators to develop new work.

Eligibility: The program assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators, and informal collectives of creators, by funding them to create work. This is a third-party recommender program. Applications are made to and funding decisions are made by the theatre companies enrolled in the program.

Deadline: There are no deadlines in this program. Recommender theatres will set their own schedules for review of applications between September 2016 and January 2017.

Program Guidelines and Application

Final Report

List of Recommenders 2016-17


Theatre Company 4th Line Theatre, Millbrook
Deadline 17-Jan-2017
Submissions
PO Box 405, Millbrook, ON L0A 1G0
Contact
Kelsey Powell, Artistic Administrator, 705-932-4505
Priorities
Culturally diverse artists and collectives; artists living with a disability; regional playwrights; support of mandate to promote and preserve Canadian cultural heritage and history.
Website
 www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca

Theatre Company Acting Up Stage Company, Toronto
Deadline 26-Dec-2016
Submissions
tcr@actingupstage.com
Contact
Mitchell Marcus, Artistic & Managing Director, 416-927-7880 x 222
Priorities
Musical theatre works only. Priority is given to projects written by teams, where music is integral to the emotional journey of the characters.
Website
www.actingupstage.com

Theatre Company b current, Toronto
Deadline 11-Nov-2016
Submissions
submissions@bcurrent.ca
Contact
Jajube Mandiela, Artistic Director, 416-533-1500
Priorities
Performance works by Black and Artists of Colour rooted in alternative (to Eurocentric) content and cultural traditions, especially lyrical / poetic, multidisciplinary, dance / physical.
Website
http://bcurrent.ca/for-artists/

Theatre Company Blyth Festival, Blyth
Deadline 13-Jan-2017
Submissions
The Blyth Centre for the Arts, PO Box 10, 423 Queen St, Blyth, ON N0M 1H0
Contact
Gil Garratt, Artistic Director, 519-523-9300 x 202
Priorities
Works that give voice to the region and the nation(s), local and national history, local and national politics, rural identities, innovations, interrogations.
Website
www.blythfestival.com/#!oac-theatre-creators-reserve/c17fp

Theatre Company Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 2-Dec-2016
Submissions
12 Alexander St., Toronto, ON M4Y 1B3
Contact
Mel Hague, Company Dramaturge, 416-975-9130 x 21
Priorities
Projects that reflect the spirit of our mandate in form and content, led by Queer, Queer People of Colour, Trans, Genderqueer or Indigenous Two-Spirited Artists.
Website
http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/about/

Theatre Company Cabaret Theatre Company, Toronto
Deadline 31-Dec-2016
Submissions
anita@istar.ca
Contact
Sky Gilbert, Artistic Director
Priorities
Plays or devised material that has particular relevance to the details of queer lives.
Website
www.facebook.com/The-Cabaret-Company-849366701876220/?fref=ts

Theatre Company Cahoots Theatre Company, Toronto
Deadline 1-Dec-2016
Submissions
tcr@cahoots.ca
Contact
Marjorie Chan, Artistic Director, 416-203-9000
Priorities
Artists of colour, Deaf artists, and artists with disabilities.
Website
www.cahoots.ca/in-cahoots/theatre-creators-reserve/

Theatre Company Canadian Stage, Toronto
Deadline 1-Dec-2016
Submissions
26 Berkeley St., Toronto, ON M5A 2W3
Contact
Birgit Schreyer Duarte, Dramaturg and Artistic Associate, birgit@canadianstage.com or literary@canadianstage.com            
Priorities
Projects that are large-scale (in length, cast/team size, design /pace requirements, multidisciplinarity, subject matter) and/or highly innovative (in form, use of media, style, subject).
Website
www.canadianstage.com

Theatre Company Carousel Players, St. Catharines
Deadline 18-Nov-2016
Submissions
Silver Spire United Church, 366 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3N2
Contact
Jessica Carmichael, Artistic Director, 905-682-8326
Priorities
Works for children, youth and families. Artists of diverse cultural and community backgrounds, including the Niagara region, are encouraged to apply.
Website
http://carouselplayers.com/artists/theatre-creators-reserve/

Theatre Company Crow's Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 1-Dec-2016
Submissions
applications@crowstheatre.com
Contact
Kristina McNamee, Business Manager, 647-341-7390
Priorities
Work that closely matches our mandate, in particular work that deals with pivotal narratives, relevant to our current society.
Website
http://crowstheatre.com/about-crows/news/ontario-arts-council-theatre-creators-reserve

Theatre Company Factory Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 21-Oct-2016
Submissions
factorytcrs@gmail.com
Contact
Matt McGeachy, Company Dramaturge, 416-504-4473 x 227
Priorities
Creators who are genuinely experimental in their theatrical approach and who represent and engage with the diversity of our community.
Website
www.factorytheatre.ca/artists1/theatre-creators-reserve-program/


Theatre Company Grand Theatre, London
Deadline 13-Jan-2017
Submissions
471 Richmond St., London, ON N6A 3E4
Contact
Cindi Ryde, Artistic Administrator, 519-672-9030 x 249
Priorities
Writers in London and Southwestern Ontario region, or material of interest to this region.
Website
www.grandtheatre.com

Theatre Company Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa
Deadline 2-Dec-2016
Submissions
artistliaison@gctc.ca
Contact
Catherine Ballachey, Artist Liaison, 613-236-5192
Priorities
Playwrights based in Ottawa and the National Capital Region. GCTC’s mission is to create theatre that explores the diversity of our society.
Website
www.gctc.ca/artists-outreach/play-development

Theatre Company Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Deadline 30-Nov-2016
Submissions
ewebber@harbourfrontcentre.com
Contact
Evan Webber, Curator, HATCH, Performing Arts Department
Priorities
New, contemporary performance.
Website
www.harbourfrontcentre.com/submissions

Theatre Company Mammalian Diving Reflex, Toronto
Deadline 30-Nov-2016
Submissions
darren@mammalian.ca
Contact
Darren O’Donnell, Artistic & Research Director
Priorities
Socially engaged work; formal innovation; cultural and/or age diversity; work with or by children or youth.
Website
www.mammalian.ca/news

Theatre Company Mixed Company Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 15-Dec-2016
Submissions
206-157 Carlton, Toronto, ON M5A 2K3
Contact
Kristin Bartlett, Artistic Project Manager, 416-515-8080
Priorities
Artists who are using theatre to catalyze audiences to create opportunities for social change.
Website
www.mixedcompanytheatre.com

Theatre Company MT Space, Kitchener
Deadline 9-Dec-2016
Submissions
141 Whitney Place, Suite 103, Kitchener, ON N2G 2X8
Contact
Amanda Lowry, General Manager, 519-585-7763
Priorities
Indigenous and culturally diverse projects, artistic collaborations and collective creations, interdisciplinary and physical theatre.
Website
www.mtspace.ca/

Theatre Company Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto
Deadline 28-Nov-2016
Submissions
admin@nativeearth.ca
Contact
Yolanda Bonnell, Administrative Assistant, 416-531-1402
Priorities
Emerging and mid-career multidisciplinary Indigenous performing artists, culturally diverse artists and women artists.
Website
www.nativeearth.ca

Theatre Company Nightswimming, Toronto
Deadline 3-Oct-2016
Submissions
The Distillery Historic District, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 310, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4
Contact
Leslie Haller, Producer, 416-504-3898
Priorities
Diversity of storytelling (geographic and/or cultural); poetic, dramatic text; dance; integration of music, especially vocal music; exploration of dramatic forms - stretching dramaturgical boundaries.
Website
www.nightswimmingtheatre.com

Theatre Company Nightwood Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 7-Nov-2016
Submissions
kelly@nightwoodtheatre.net
Contact
Kelly Thornton, Artistic Director, 416-944-1740
Priorities
Women playwrights / creators.
Website
www.nightwoodtheatre.net/index.php/artists/oac_theatre_creators_reserve

Theatre Company Obsidian Theatre Company, Toronto
Deadline 16-Dec-2016
Submissions
1089 Dundas Street East, Toronto ON M4M 1R9
Contact
Mel Hague, Artist Development Coordinator, 416-463-8444
Priorities
Black Artists, Artists of Colour.
Website
www.obsidiantheatre.com/artist-centre/submissions/submissions-tcr/

Theatre Company Odyssey Theatre, Ottawa
Deadline 3-Jan-2016
Submissions
2 Daly Ave. Ottawa ON K1N 6E2
Contact
Laurie Steven, Artistic Director, 613-232-8407
Priorities
Projects that incorporate a discipline related to mask theatre: including physical theatre, Commedia, buffoon, clown, puppetry, dance-drama.
Website
www.odysseytheatre.ca/index.php/get-involved/script-submissions/

Theatre Company Ottawa Fringe Festival, Ottawa
Deadline 12-Dec-2016
Submissions
director@ottawafringe.com
Contact
Patrick Gauthier, Festival Director, 613-232-6162 x 101
Priorities
Emerging artists, living and creating in Ottawa.
Website
http://ottawafringe.com/creators/

Theatre Company Pat the Dog Theatre Creation, Kitchener
Deadline 25-Nov-2016
Submissions
TCR@patthedog.org
Contact
Lisa O’Connell, Artistic Director, 226-647-3013
Priorities
Projects new to Pat the Dog.
Website
www.patthedog.org/tcr/

Theatre Company Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Port Stanley
Deadline 13-Jan-2017
Submissions
6-302 Bridge Street, Port Stanley, ON N5L 1C3
Contact
Simon Joynes, Artistic Director, 519-782-3914
Priorities
Local / regional playwrights.
Website
www.portstanleytheatre.ca

Theatre Company Puppetmongers Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 15-Oct-2016
Submissions
3 Jersey Avenue, Toronto ON M6G 3A2
Contact
Ann Powell, Co-Artistic Director, 416-538-6210
Priorities
The development of theatrical work with puppetry, and the creation of new forms and new theatrical uses of puppetry.
Website
www.puppetmongers.com

Theatre Company Roseneath Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 9-Dec-2016
Submissions
651 Dufferin St., 3rd Floor, Toronto ON M6K 2B2
Contact
Andrew Lamb, Artistic Director, 416-686-5199 x 222
Priorities
Theatre for Young Audiences.
Website
http://roseneath.ca/for-artists/for-artists/

Theatre Company Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Deadline 9-Jan-2017
Submissions
jhanna@shawfest.com                     
Contact
Janet Hanna, Executive Assistant, 1-800-657-1106 x 2204
Priorities
Projects must be set within the mandate period (1856-1950) or create a link between the present and the past – no other style or content restrictions.
Website
www.shawfest.com/about-the-shaw/job-opportunities/theatre-creators-reserve-grant/

Theatre Company Studio 180 Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 2-Dec-2016
Submissions
tcr@studio180theatre.com
Contact
Mark McGrinder, Core Artistic Team, 416-962-1800
Priorities
Provocative and insightful explorations of contemporary social and political issues.
Website
http://studio180theatre.com/news-and-events/studio-180-theatre-invites-tcr-submissions/

Theatre Company Sudbury Theatre Centre, Sudbury
Deadline 13-Jan-2017
Submissions
P.O. Box 641, Station B 170 Shaughnessy St. Sudbury ON P3E 4P8
Contact
Caleb Marshall, Artistic Executive Director, 705-674-7788 x 28
Priorities
Creators from or working in Northern Ontario. Work inspired by local lore, mythology, history, or dealing with social or cultural issues relevant to the North.
Website
www.sudburytheatre.ca/

Theatre Company Suitcase in Point, St. Catharines
Deadline 13-Jan-2017
Submissions
deanna@suitcaseinpoint.com
Contact
Deanna Jones, Artistic Director, 289-477-1025
Priorities
New collaborative processes, multi-media works, satire and the work of regional artists.
Website
http://suitcaseinpoint.com/oac-theatre-creators-reserve/

Theatre Company Talk is Free Theatre, Barrie
Deadline 14-Oct-2016
Submissions
submissions@tift.ca
Contact
Arkady Spivak, Artistic Producer, 705-792-1949 x 22
Priorities
Emerging book writers of musicals.
Website
www.tift.ca/about-tift/team/theatre-associations/

Theatre Company Tangled Art + Disability, Toronto
Deadline 1 - Dec -2016           
Submissions
401 Richmond St. W. S-30, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8
Contact
Eliza Chandler, Artistic Director, 647-725-5064
Priorities
Deaf, mad and disability-identified artists.
Website
www.tangledarts.org

Theatre Company Tarragon Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 17-Oct-2016
Submissions
30 Bridgman Ave., Toronto ON M5R 1X3
Contact
Andrea Romaldi, Literary Manager, 416-531-1827 x 220
Priorities
Creators who grasp the medium of theatre, possess a strong and unique perspective, and acknowledge the intricacies and pluralities of human experience.
Website
www.tarragontheatre.com/news-events/artists/theatre-creators-reserve/

Theatre Company Theatre Aquarius, Hamilton
Deadline 5-Dec-2016
Submissions
190 King William St., Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8
Contact
Luke Brown, Director of New Play Development, 905-522-7815 x 232
Priorities
Hamilton / Halton / Niagara area writers and creators.
Website
www.theatreaquarius.org

Theatre Company Theatre Centre, Toronto
Deadline 1-Nov-2016
Submissions
P.O. Box 232, Station C, Toronto, ON M6J 3P4
Contact
Franco Boni, General & Artistic Director, 416-534-9261
Priorities
Interdisciplinary artists and creators that use space and a myriad of disciplines to advance a theatrical idea.
Website
http://theatrecentre.org/?p=8828

Theatre Company Theatre Direct, Toronto
Deadline 15-Oct-2016
Submissions
Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., Studio 170, Toronto, ON M6G 4C7
Contact
Victoria Stacey, Associate Artistic Director, 416-537-4191 x 222
Priorities
Applicants from diverse cultural backgrounds, young artists in the early stages of writing / creation; proposals for support towards a research phase.
Website
http://theatredirect.ca/about/artist-submissions/

Theatre Company Theatre Passe Muraille, Torontoo
Deadline 6-Jan-2017
Submissions
jivp@passemuraille.on.ca
Contact
Jivesh Parasram, Associate Artistic Producer, 416-504-8988 x 2133
Priorities
Diversity inclusive of: form, content, method of creation, identity of creators. New career artists. Work critical of the status quo. Multidisciplinary and collective-created projects.
Website
http://passemuraille.ca/archives/get-involved/theatre-creators-reserve-fund

Theatre Company Theatre Smith-Gilmour, Toronto
Deadline 26-Sep-2016
Submissions
gm@theatresmithgilmour.com
Contact
Adriano Sobretodo Jr., General Manager, 416-703-7223 x 200
Priorities
New work that reflects our cultural diversity, explores collaborative creation, and investigates the human condition with a unique theatricality.
Website
www.theatresmithgilmour.com

Theatre Company Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gananoque
Deadline 1-Oct-2016
Submissions
Box 241, Gananoque, ON K7G 2T8
Contact
Rob Kempson, Associate Artistic Director, 613-382-7086 x 21
Priorities
Work originating in the region, exploring the history of the region, or dealing with themes that are relevant to this community.
Website
www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/theatre-creators-reserve/

Theatre Company Toronto Fringe, Toronto
Deadline 2-Nov-2016
Submissions
operations@fringetoronto.com
Contact
Lindsay Woods, Operations Manager, 416-966-1062 x 3
Priorities
Unique, innovative and unexpected methods of storytelling using a range of creative processes to develop new theatre or dance performance piece.
Website
www.fringetoronto.com

Theatre Company Volcano Non-Profit Productions, Toronto
Deadline 17-Oct-2016
Submissions
251 Crawford Street, Toronto ON M6J 2V7
Contact
Meredith Potter, General Manager, 416-538-4436
Priorities
Projects that combine disciplines, bridge cultures and theatrical traditions, are politically and/or intellectually provocative, and look to reinvent the theatrical experiment.
Website
http://volcano.ca/companynews/news/

Theatre Company Why Not Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 1-Dec-2016
Submissions
contact@theatrewhynot.org
Contact
Owais Lightwala, Artistic Producer, 647-866-7432
Priorities
Artists who need to engage a senior mentor (local, national, international) in order to assist in the development and creation of a new work.
Website
http://www.theatrewhynot.org/artists/

Theatre Company Young People's Theatre, Toronto
Deadline 25-Nov-2016
Submissions
165 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4
Contact
Stephen Colella, Associate Artistic Director and Dramaturg, 416-363-5131 x 222
Priorities
Theatre for young audiences / culturally diverse work.
Website
www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/artists/theatre-creators-reserve/

For more information, please contact Pat Bradley, Theatre Officer, 416-969-7433, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7433, pbradley@arts.on.ca or Lucy Gouveia, Program Administrator, 416-969-7432, toll free 1-800-387-0058 extension 7432, lgouveia@arts.on.ca.