If you are in the Toronto theatre industry you may have heard about the impromptu forum that happened on Sunday January 11, 2015 spurred to life from a status on Facebook posted by Derrick Chua on December 3, 2014 where he said “At some point, I’d really love to have an open and frank discussion / forum to hear people’s thoughts and opinions on how to attract a larger audience / how to convince the general public to attend more original Canadian theatre!”
Then, he did it, as Derrick is wont to do. He didn’t do it alone, he also enlisted the help of Sue Edworthy and Sheila Sky. Between them, by eight days later they had announced Disappearing Act? A Public Forum on Canadian Theatre & Toronto Audiences with time and location. Location eventually had to be changed because the interest in the event was so high that the original venue wasn’t big enough.
I stepped in (just as me, Megan, not as MoT) to pull together a quick follow-up survey to give people a chance to respond to some of the questions the organizers had presented at the forum, and a couple extra ones.
We’d love to hear from you whether you went to the forum or listened to the podcast or not. The survey is available here and should only take you about 5 minute, probably less.
It’s a great discussion, and we need to keep it going, and figure out where we go from here.
For quick reference, here are the links:
- Podcast of Disappearing Act? A Public Forum on Canadian Theatre & Toronto Audiences
- Survey – Don’t forget, you don’t need to have listened to the podcast or attended the forum, we still want to hear from you.