Discussion #2: New Models of Provincial Interaction

Many of the existing infrastructures in Ontario’s theatre sector reflect a rigid and narrow focused system of operations supporting specific groups as opposed to establishing an open and welcoming environment. What new models exist and how can the existing infrastructures change to ensure they remain relevant? This panel will be appraising the existing and extensive infrastructures already in place within the province of Ontario and considering where change can occur. Challenging the status quo on wages, structure, job security, community value and as always; funding. How can independent and established theatre professionals expand their networks and better support each other’s work? How can we establish an environment that we want future generations to live within? How can the sector work together?

Conversation Facilitators: Bruce Pitkin, Theatre Ontario, Clayton Windatt, Aboriginal Curatorial Collective & Cole Alvis, Lemontree Creations