In the spotlight at PTC:
PTC is recognizing the exceptional leadership contributions of Melanie Yeats, our Operations Manager, as she moves into the new position of Creative Managing Director.
In December of 2019, PTC’s WrightSpace residency program put Catherine Joell MacKinnon and Heidi Taylor in the Studio for 10 days to work on Catherine’s play Inaudibility World. This was PTC’s first engagement with a bilingual ASL/English work. Dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty sat down with Heidi Taylor to talk about the Inaudibility World workshop and some of the discoveries she and Catherine and the team made during those ten days in December.
PTC is proud to welcome Joanna Garfinkel to the team in the new position of Dramaturg, Creative Engagement. After a robust search and in consultation with the community, Joanna’s excellence in engaged practice, her deep connections in the community, and her significant producing and management knowledge made her the unequivocal choice.
Our playwrights are working on some great projects.
RED ALERT! Join the Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community on Tuesday, 22 September 2020, an hour after sundown, when live event technicians, suppliers and venues across the country will light the night red – raising awareness for an industry that is still dark. Sign up for updates (and to register your installation) at: http://liveeventcommunity.org/redalert #lightuplive
Check out this engaging digital snippet of Veronique West's PTC Associates project at Art Apart: Szepty/Whispers. Taking no more than 10 minutes, this webpage-based experience invites visitors to piece together ambiguous family traces, then contribute a fragment of their own. Created with dramaturg Kathleen Flaherty, designer Cande Andrade Gutierrez, stage manager Andie Lloyd, director Jiv Parasram, and documentary production assistant Shania Smagh #reimaginetheatre
Be transformed! The festival (Sept. 24 – Oct. 3) returns digitally this year with performances by local and international Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists in a variety of performance styles including theatre, music, drag, burlesque, circus and comedy. Now, more than ever, this festival is a platform for IBPOC artists to self-determine the stories they share and how they want to share them with the world.