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YES Entrepreneurship Conference: Less Than One Week Away

By: YES Montreal

Attend this conference in-person or online and you will:

– Get access to the entrepreneurial acumen and intuition of 20+ successful Montreal entrepreneurs, experts and professionals;

– Ask our panelists the questions that you want to hear;

– Discover the supports and service available to you;

– Initiate, cultivate and expand your pool of contacts with talented peers.

More info here.


Annual Meeting: Reserve Now and Save

By: http://qcgn.ca

“Under the theme Working Together for Quebec’s English-speaking Communities, members of the Quebec Community Groups Network will hold their 22nd Annual Meeting on June 15 and 16, 2017 at Le Nouvel Hotel in Montreal. This year we will be holding our Members Convention and Annual General Meeting over two days. After an early breakfast on Thusday morning, the convention will begin with our professional development..” Read more about the event.


Looking for Group of Dancers, amateurs, Semi-Professionals or Professionals

By : DansonsMtl

À l’occasion des Journées de la culture et dans le cadre du 375e anniversaire de Montréal, la Place des Arts et Culture pour tous s’associent pour la réalisation d’un événement festif et populaire. Dansons Montréal est un projet de spectacle participatif mettant les danses traditionnelles et la musique électro-trad à l’honneur.

Quand : Samedi 30 septembre 2017 / Horaire : 13 h à 17 h

Lieu : Esplanade de la Place des Arts (175, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montréal). Read more.


Creation Residency Program for Emerging Artists in Dance, Music, and Theatre

By: Conseil des Arts de Montreal

This residency program offers high-quality creation studios to emerging artists working in the fields of dance, music or theatre, along with the guidance of a seasoned artistic advisor and financial support for creation. It is intended for independent artists under the age of 40, groups (collectives) composed primarily of artists under the age of 40, as well as organizations incorporated for less than 7 years. All applicants must be actively creating in the fields of dance, music or theatre. All projects must be presented within 10 months of creation. Application deadline: June 15, 2017. Details here.

Information: Marie-Louise Larocque – Project Manager – Emerging Artists / 514-280-3724  /  marie-louise.larocque@ville.montreal.qc.ca


La Diversité Comme Sujet ne m’Intéresse Pas

By: Le Devoir

A fascinating article in French about how the Quebec  society is reflected on the francophone stages and what we need to do to change and update our casting strategies. The director of Centre du Theatre D’Aujourd’hui’s upcoming show, Jean Dit, tells with honesty and rawness how he sees the depiction of society on today’s francophone stages and offers insights on how he thinks it should change and what he does to do so. Read more.


National News

More than a hashtag: Making diverse, inclusive theatre the norm

By: cbc.ca

” Personal stories of race, gender and sexuality shared in a Caribbean hair stylist’s chair. A glimpse into a convenience store and an Asian-Canadian family’s struggles. A thoroughly remixed Hamlet delivered in English and American Sign Language. Canada is no stranger to acclaimed plays told from diverse perspectives, but a new wave of theatre artists is pushing past existing boundaries to make inclusive storytelling the new normal.” Read more.


Will Toronto’s newly merged theatres have more clout?

By: theglobeandmail.com

“ After almost four months of trying to find the reset button for three underperforming theatres owned by the City of Toronto, Clyde Wagner has implemented a plan designed to end their woes. Wagner, who became president and CEO of Civic Theatres Toronto (CTT) in January, has merged the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts into one big organization to manage and leverage all three buildings. The new structure took effect in April.” Read more.


International News

Britney Spears musical on course for Broadway

By: http://wjla.com/

“ Britney Spears’ longtime manager is reportedly in top secret talks to turn the singer’s hits into a new Broadway musical. Following the success of the singer’s Las Vegas residency run, which will end on New Year’s Eve, Larry Rudolph and his sidekick Adam Leber are taking meetings with New York’s top theater impresarios with a view to creating a new stage show. “ Read more.

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