The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres is convening a national conversation about Canadian theatre. The Dialogue on Theatre series asks: “What are the most critical issues that must be addressed to ensure Canadian theatre is able to tell a success story in 2017?”
You are invited to participate in a PACT roundtable to help shape the vision of a vibrant Canadian theatre community on Tuesday, December 13, from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. This session will be taking place at Alberta Theatre Projects, ATP Rehearsal Hall. Please enter through stage door at:
EPCOR Centre, 3rd floor
220 – 9th Ave SE
Over the next year, PACT will host a series of face-to-face roundtable gatherings for the community. We will be facilitating conversations about the top-of-mind and long-term preoccupations of our community. The roundtables will complement and feedback more information to the online community throughout the year.
PACT would like to thank all of the theatre professionals that have already participated in roundtable discussions held in Grand Bend, Toronto, and Victoria. We would also like to thank our community hosts, Drayton Entertainment (Grand Bend, ON), the Belfry Theatre (Victoria, BC), ATP (Calgary, AB), Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton, AB), RMTC (Winnipeg, MB) and MTSpace (Kitchener, ON) for their support.
Conversations are also taking place on-line, where you can sign-up as a member of the Dialogue on Theatre here. The online community site includes a discussion forum, a notes section, and dialogue events. Make the site your own by joining any conversation already started or by initiating a discussion on any topic that you want to explore.
Please encourage the theatre professionals you know, of all levels of experience and responsibility, to join in. This “Dialogue” series is not just for PACT members! We encourage and welcome theatre instructors, presenters, artists, board members, and audiences to participate.
Wondering what the conversations are about? Here are standout discussion points from previous roundtables. What do you think?
- “Canadian theatre has historically excelled at literary component of theatre. Know that some smaller theatres more deeply embrace art of staging, theatricality, but feel that this is generally a weaker point in our theatrical tradition.”
- “Interaction is important between community and theatre; opportunity to build bridges, travelling; development of audience, bridge to creative industries; creativity is valued. How do we create bridges?”
- “Toward 2017, we’ll have to get more creative about revenue streams; some guaranteed level of funding (from public, or even private) will not be the case in the future.”
- “To be productive in an authentic partnership between institution and artists, we need to address first the whys of engaging and the relevance of engaging. It can’t be top down or curated; it must be holistic.”
Please join PACT in person, online, or both.
For in-person roundtables, please email your RSVP (email@example.com) to Lucy White, Executive Director.