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New York in January with the International Society of the Performing Arts (and friends)

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It’s become tradition. Every January I pack up and head to New York to have my brain stuffed full of new and better ideas for the year ahead. This year? No different. OK Maybe a little colder. I always come home feeling a sense of duty to share what I find with you so please check out my notes from ISPA here: I go to APAP too (they are doing more and more on the international front which is so great to see) and Globalfest. Under the Radar, Coil, Winterjazz, the list goes on and the world gets smaller and smaller. Enjoy!

Notes from the field

Theatre Local attended the New York congress of the International Society for the Performing Arts this past January. I just posted my notes from the sessions here. Another inspirational year! -Rebecca


Asking a question during Q and A



Upcoming Show

Upcoming Show

Note: Rebecca Singh–Artist Talk & tour–Sat, 4pm Feb 15

Gallery Show : Community (Love) Creates Change–C(L)CC

The gallery is open to the public from 11 am to 6pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Free Admission.

An Opening on February 13, from 6 pm to 9 pm includes a poetry performance by Nicholas Power at 7 pm.

Performance Schedule :

Nicholas Power–Poetry Performance–Thur, 7pm Feb 13
Patrick Moore–Artist Talk–Sat, 11am Feb 15
Leena Raudvee–Performance–Fri, 4pm Feb 14
Rebecca Singh–Artist Talk & tour–Sat, 4pm Feb 15

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has—Margaret Mead

Communities are increasingly important sources of social change. This group exhibition explores how artists of all disciplines can work with, or within them to creatively address issues important to all. From visual art to performance, this show reflects on the specific conditions which let them intersect and the possibilities that arise at such a juncture.

For up to date information and performance schedules, visit the website link: or contact Ruth Tait at

Rebecca Singh named Mallory Gilbert Award protege

The award, named in honour of Mallory Gilbert – Tarragon Theatre’s General Manager for 34 years and former President of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) – celebrates and recognizes significant and valuable leadership within the Canadian Theatre community.

Read the release here:



ISPA Notes

ISPA Notes

I’ve just posted my notes and photos from the ISPA conference. It was a good one! -Rebecca

On The Road Again

Hello New York City! We’re here to meet some of the most exciting and influential people working in the arts today. Stay tuned for our posts about the panel sessions at the International Society for the Performing Arts 2013 New York Conference.

“Over the past few years most regions have experienced profound changes be they economic, political or social. But have arts organizations and their leaders become more innovative in tackling these challenges or have they in fact retrenched? As new technologies and leadership models become available are we as an industry exploiting these tools to our best advantage? Over the course of three days we will explore these questions. Each day will commence with a different keynote followed by thematically linked sessions.” –ISPA website

We said yes to the dress! “Small Audiences” coming soon…

Dear Friends, Fans, and Followers,

Thank you for your continued support! After the great success of “Tell YOUR Story”  and “Canada’s Smallest Theatre” in 2011, we took some time to prepare our next set of projects. Proposals were written, calls were made and artists and producers were curated and networked.

We had some tough challenges to overcome in the past months and it wasn’t certain we’d have good news come this time of year. After much consternation and budget trimming, the incredible group at VideoCabaret came on board as a developmental partner for our “50 Monologues” project, set for its first public showing this fall. This support helped give us the push we needed to say “yes to the dress” and don a white night yet again.

It gives up great pleasure to announce that with the help of many hands and hearts we are back for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2012 with another FREE public artwork, a social sculpture as unique as it’s setting, SMALL AUDIENCES.

Read the press release HERE

Check out the schedule HERE

See the project page on Scotiabank Nuit Blanche’s website HERE

Please join us at the Wychwood Barns on September 29th 2012, you are invited!