Equity in Theatre



IPAA is on the Equity In Theatre steering committee advocating for an intersectional approach to the pursuit of gender equity within our sector.

Check out these links for more details:

EIT Cover Letter………. Infographic – Best Practices……… Infographic – Change in Action


 Collaborating w/ Communities Workshop


Workshop with Gwaandak Theatre

- Whitehorse, YT -
Oct. 6-7, 2016
Yukon Arts Centre Studio

Register by October 4th, 2016

Artists Collaborating with Communities is an ideal workshop for theatre artists working with communities unfamiliar with making theatre, led by award-winning theatre artist and educator Julie Salverson. Her workshops involve games to bring a spirit of pleasure, play, stories and discovery into the room. Salverson skillfully adds exercises specific to the topic, never losing the spirit of the game, keeping participants in the moment, connecting the body, mind, heart and senses. This workshop delves into specific skills in facilitation and devising, and offers practical strategies and exercises for diverse groups.

About the workshop
The workshop addresses: facilitation, the creation of material when working with diverse communities (and folks not familiar with making theatre), and the specifics of working with partners and building partnerships. It will include exploration of ‘trouble shooting’ with specific situations.



 Tanya Tagaq New Album


Tagaq's new album "Retribution" is out October 21st.

The much anticipated follow-up to Tanya Tagaq’s Polaris Prize-winning album Animism is on its way.

Joining Tagaq on this new record will be long-time collaborator Jesse Zubot, drummer Jean Martin, Tuvan throat singer Radik Tyülyüsh, traditional Inuk singer Ruben Komangapik, Shad,and Tagaq’s daughter Inuuja, who will also be featured on a song.

Read more HERE


 Full Circle’s October Events

Full Circle October events - Moccasin Trek & Save the date for a day at the races

Full Circle October events - Moccasin Trek & Save the date for a day at the races

- British Columbia (various locations) -
October 15th, 2016



Coming up on Saturday, October 15th, 2016, Full Circle’s will be at Hastings Racecourse wearing our fascinators and betting our toonies on the best horse in town. We invite you to join us at the gate.

It’s a free event where we’ll be serving a chef’s selection of salads, hot dogs, fried onions, burgers and desserts. We’ll also be raffling off some door prizes such as Talking Stick Festival (TSF) swag, festival passes and some artwork.

So come, share food, win prizes and surround yourself with a full circle of friends and family.



 Brian Solomon in The Circle at Tarragon


Brian Solomon

- Toronto, ON -
Brian Solomon casted in “The Circle”
Oct 18th – Nov 27th, 2016

Tarragon Theatre announces casting for Fall 2016/17 Season.

Cast for The Watershed, The Circle and The Realistic Jones announced

The first Extraspace production of the season is the Toronto (and Ontario) premiere of The Circle, a hard-hitting play about youth and belonging set in a high-school garage party by one of Canada’s most exciting young voices, Calgary’s 27-year-old Geoffrey Simon Brown in his Tarragon and Toronto debut.

Peter Pasyk, Tarragon’s Urjo Kareda Resident Artist for 2013-14, directs.

The Circle features an exciting cast of new generation actors, many in their Tarragon debut: Nikki Duval (original NTS cast of The Circle, Hart House’s Hamlet), Jakob Ehman (Dora Award nominated actor, writer, director and founder of HUMANZOO), Daniel Ellis (Pacific Opera Victoria’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Vivien Endicott-Douglas (Tarragon’s Forests, ACTRA award nominee), Brian Solomon (Dora and Gemini-nominated actor and dancer) and Jake Vanderham (composer of Judith Thompson’s Elektra in Bosnia, co-creator of SummerWorks ‘14 And Now, The End).

More information HERE.


 Call for musicians to audition


Join the Common Thread Community Chours in concert!

- Toronto, ON -
Deadline for applications is Oct 14th

We are looking to collaborate with a small group of musical performers in our upcoming concerts.

Date of Event Saturday, May 27th, 2017

We would like you to teach us a few traditional songs and perform with us!

For more information, CLICK HERE or contact Leanne Piller manager [at] commonthreadchorus [dot] ca




- Toronto, ON -
Oct 5th-16th, 2016

Produced by Aluna Theatre in partnership with Native Earth Performing Arts
Aki Studio & Ada Slaight Hall, Artscape Daniels Spectrum

There are still deals available on tickets (4 for $70 – call 416.531.1402) and Artist Bursaries for our Master Classes (email

From reinventions of European classics like Antigona, Hamlet, Othello, and Life is a Dream – to innovative ritualistic and physical theatre – artists from Colombia, Bolivia, New York, New Zealand, Haiti, Venezuela, Argentina, and Switzerland challenge how we frame our understanding of each other and our histories.

Showcasing Canadian, Indigenous, and Latin American artists, the Festival features performances, master classes, cabarets, concerts, film, art exhibits and a multi-day conference on issues arising from the artistic programming.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


 Call for Dance Proposals


Call for dance proposals!

- Toronto, ON -
Deadline Oct 15th

Anandam Dancetheatre is seeking new works and works-in-progress by artists practicing in Asian, African, Latin American, Arab and Indigenous dance forms, to be presented through the company’s new presenting series, CONTEMPORANEITY.



 TAC Leaders Lab



- Toronto, ON -
Deadline: October 11, 2016

Toronto Arts Council is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 TAC Leaders Lab program.

This exciting program, now entering its third year, has been created by TAC and The Banff Centre to enhance leadership capacity in Toronto’s arts and culture sectors.

The program is designed for mid- to senior-level arts professionals who have demonstrated the potential to lead change in their organizations, communities or arts sectors.

Participants will be selected in a competitive process managed by TAC. The ideal candidate will share a deep desire to challenge their concept of leadership and manifest change in Toronto’s arts sector.

They will embrace the open exchange of ideas in a cross-disciplinary environment.

Leaders Lab participants will make a commitment to attend a one-week intensive leadership retreat in Banff from April 16-22, 2017, and ten monthly activities and exchanges in Toronto in 2017-18.

For more information, CLICK HERE.


 Inuit Studies Conference


- St. Johns, NL -
October 7th-10th, 2016

Inuit Traditions are a repository of Inuit culture, a primary expression of Inuit identity.

Around this theme, the 2016 Inuit Studies Conference is bringing together Elders, knowledge-bearers, researchers, artists, policy-makers, students and others to engage in conversations about the many and diverse ways in which traditions shape understanding, while registering social and cultural change.



 Call for submissions


Live From the Annex: FUTURE tense

- Toronto, ON -
Deadline Sept 30th

Call for submissions for Musical; Solo; and/or Comedic Acts

All artists/troupes will receive an honourarium–(please note that the two shows take place in the year 2028)
Lee’s Palace (the Cave)
Sat. Nov. 19th; Sat. Dec. 17th, 2016

The year is 2028.

Dr. Clarrah Voyant and Dr Tony Mica [the Harbingers] are experiencing the worst cataclysm known to transhumankind.

They work for the Department of Commiseration, an organization formed after the fall of the Empire.

Their job is to study and monitor the laughter levels of the humanoid population. Knowing that the people are depressed, they are searching for the entertainment that will accompany them on their first space shuttle voyage to Proxima b, the only [likely habitable] planet in the Proxima Centauri system.

Mars is so ten minutes ago. Join our shuttle ride to a better life on Proxima b! And by shuttle ride we mean a two show run of 120 minute cabaret-style shows, [with Toronto’s top comedic and musical artists] to be performed (and live-streamed) at Lee’s Palace’s Dance Cave on stardate 2016-11-19 [November 19], and stardate 2016-12-17 [December 17], 20:00:00 [8 pm].

For more information CLICK HERE


 Music Composition Lab

Female Applicants

Inspiring Young Women to Compose - Applications due Sept 30th

- Virtual / Online -

Luna Composition Lab aims to close the gender gap in the world of music composition by providing mentorship and opportunities for young female composers.

Kaufman Music Center has teamed up with acclaimed composers Missy Mazzoli, Ellen Reid, Reena Esmail and Kristin Kuster to launch Luna Composition Lab, a new program intended to inspire girls and young women to compose. Female composers continue to make up the small minority of professional composers who are consistently performed, recorded and celebrated. We experience a lack of role models and a lack of encouragement to compose at an early age.

To address this gender imbalance, Luna Composition Lab provides aspiring young female composers with:

  • One-on-one mentorship and biweekly lessons with an established female composer
  • Performance opportunity in New York City as part of the Face the Music concert season
  • High-quality recording of their work
  • Instant access to a network of professional performers and composers as well as the chance to meet other aspiring young female composers


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The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre
A collaboration between IPAA, Debajehmujig Storytellers and the National Arts Centre English Theatre called The Cycle: Indigenous Theatre.

Indigenous Body of Work - an uncomprehensive list we maintain as a result of this collaboration.

The Summit - 12 Indigenous performing artists led the conversation at the Banff Centre (April 21-24, 2014)

#Study/Repast - 40 Indigenous performing artists explored Indigenous theatre at the Debajehmujig Creation Centre (May 5-16th, 2015)

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