The NEW Indie Theatre Producer’s Guide

ITPG-CoverA guide to producing for new and independent theatre companies. This book is a virtual course in producing. Edited by respected producer, Sandra Lefrançois along with a wealth of theatre industry contributors, this workbook is a must have for anyone getting a show up or anyone wondering what it takes. Contents include fundraising and budgets, contracts, securing space and publicizing your show, resource lists, and much more.

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The Doras-30 Years of Theatre Dance and Opera in Toronto

As part of the 30th anniversary Doras TAPA created a special book commemorating three decades of the Doras. Published by TAPA and edited by Angela Rebeiro, Member of the Order of Canada and now-retired head of Playwrights Canada Press for sixteen years, The Doras: 30 Years of Theatre, Dance and Opera in Toronto was distributed free of charge to all guests who attend the Award Show ceremony on Monday June 29th, 2009 at the Winter Garden Theatre. It is available for sale at TAPA.

Contributing their stories to The Doras: 30 Years of Theatre, Dance and Opera in Toronto are several of the biggest names in Toronto’s performing arts scene including Peggy Baker, Daniel Brooks, Rosemary Dunsmore, David Ferry, Ken Gass, Sky Gilbert, Linda Griffiths, Tomson Highway, David Mirvish, Fiona Reid, Richard Rose, Anusree Roy Alison Sealy-Smith and R.H.Thomson to name a few. Charlotte Moore, grand-daughter of Dora Mavor Moore, provides the afterward.

Seizing Permission - The TLC Toronto Initiative

TAPA partnered with ARTS Action Research to create THEATRES LEADING CHANGE (TLC).

Through the TLC Toronto Initiative we examined all aspects of organizational structures – from how we develop and produce work to our delivery systems (in theatres, homes, site specific, the internet and other media), to our relationship with artists, the role of boards and the audience experience.   In order to ensure the most effective dialogue and working relationships within the TLC Toronto process, two groups were created. Phase I included a group of 9 theatre and 1 dance company from the Indie community identified through TAPA’s Indie Caucus, called the Cygnus Group. This consortium was launched in September 2011 and addressed the challenges and opportunities of smaller organizations and project-based arts entities.  Phase II consisted of a group of 8 mid-sized theatre and dance entities, called the Andromeda Group, and addressed the challenges and opportunities of mid-sized organizations and institutional structures.  While the two consortia largely worked in separate but parallel processes, there were opportunities for the consortia to come together around particular topics such as collaboration, resource building and emerging issues within the arts community. This is the final report of the works of Theatres Leading Change Toronto.

THE CYGNUS GROUP: Alameda Theatre Company, Cahoots Theatre, Convergence Theatre, Ipsita Nova Dance Projects/Nova Dance, Nightswimming, Praxis Theatre,Theatre Columbus, Theatre Smash, UnSpun Theatre and WhyNot Theatre.

THE ANDROMEDA GROUP: Acting Up Stage Company, Dancemakers, Factory Theatre, The Theatre Centre, Théâtre français de Toronto,Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto Dance Theatre and Volcano Theatre.

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Have a look at our photo album documenting one of the meetings in June, 2014:

Photo Album

A Ticket To Canadian Theatre - The Silver Ticket Book

Silver Ticket Book Cover

A Ticket to Canadian Theatre features a series of photo portraits of the recipients of the prestigious Silver Ticket Award which was inaugurated in 1980 by TAPA and has been bestowed upon an individual who has excelled in their own career while also nurturing the development of Canadian theatre.  Created by Toronto photographer, speaker, podcast host Sean Howard, A Ticket to Canadian Theatre grew out of his love for the theatrical arts and a desire to meet with the people who made Canadian theatre what it is today.


Have a look at our photo album documenting the event:

Photo Album


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