Drama and Literacy Course with Dr. Jonothan Neelands

In this course, you will have the opportunity to work with graduate students at York University’s Faculty of Education and with Dr. Jonothan Neelands from the University of Warwick, UK. The focus of the course will be on the ways in which language learning and literacy development can be enhanced in and through drama.

Take The CODE Bus To This Year's Conference in Ottawa

The 2014 CODE Conference is just over a month away!  From October 17-19, Ottawa will host our series of incredible drama and dance workshops for elementary and secondary school teachers, artists and those passionate about the arts.  For those traveling from the Toronto Area, get worry free transportation by taking the CODE bus to and from the conference.  For all info on the workshops and to register for the conference and CODE bus, click here.  See you there!!!  

Let CODE Know About Your Upcoming Productions!

As the new school year begins, teachers all over Ontario are probably in the beginning stages of planning their school productions, whether they be musicals, one acts, student written shows, choirs, dance performances, etc.  Let CODE help you get the word out about any upcoming performances happening at your school!  Simply email all of the important information (school name; school address; title of performance; how to get tickets, etc.) to publications@code.on.ca.  You can include one attached image (ie. a poster).  We will get your show up on our Twitter page (please follow us @dramadancecode) and on our Facebook page for all Ontario educators and artists to see.  Also, check our Twitter and Facebook pages often to see about any upcoming school productions happening in your area!  Break a leg to all of the teachers, directors, choreographers, music directors and others who bring the arts in to the lives of students!

Theatre Books, the Impeccable Resource for Arts Educators - and Great Friends of CODE - are Shutting Their Doors

When an arts educator is asked about their most important resource, more often than not, Theatre Books is going to be their answer.  The Toronto fixture has been the source for finding plays, monologue books, biographies and any other resource on theatre, dance, opera and film.  Since opening in 1975, teachers, artists and lovers of the arts have spent countless hours browsing the titles and leaving the store with a collection of books that they would be hardpressed to find anywhere else.  For anyone who has attended the CODE Conferences in the past, you have most likely eagerly anticipated the opportunity to visit the Theatre Books booth and chat with the lovely owners, John and Leonard.  Sadly, Theatre Books has announced that they will be closing, and although no set date has been announced, they have launched a closing sale giving everyone one last opportunity to get their hands on some incredible resources.  On behalf of CODE, a huge thank-you to Theatre Books, John and Leonard for being wonderful ambassadors of the arts and arts education!  

Richard Ouzounian from The Toronto Star wrote a nice tribute to the store.  Click here to take a look.

For another lovely tribute from The Slotkin Letter, click here.

CODE Conference 2014 - October 17-19

The CODE Conference is a few short months away, and this year we'll be in our nation's capital!  Click here to view this year's exciting workshops and presenters.  If you register before July 1, you will receive $25.00 off the conference, be entered in to a draw to win free registration to the 2014 conference AND receive special "Journey to Identities" swag!

Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA) Theatre Arts Conference - Call for Proposals

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 Singapore, 26th - 28th June 2015


Reflecting on the changing landscape of drama and theatre practices

TDSB Dare2Create Festival

The TDSB is running a month long arts festival called Dare2Create. From May 2nd to June 10th, this festival will celebrate student voice, creativity for all, and our city’s stories. 

Travelling Stage Event

The Travelling Stage is producing an event on May 3 with performers from Family Channel's "The Next Step" at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for your students. There is some space left, so here is an exciting offer it for CODE members and their students:  50% off of the price, if you mention "CODE".   For more information read more. 



                                                                                                  MAY 21, MAY 22, 2014 – OTTAWA






As with all previous Roundtables, we offer an image of investigation and discovery for renewed examination of our beliefs and practices in teacher education in the arts (TEA).  This year, we are emphasizing the image of the “journey”.  We will literally be walking between  locations  which may have as much impact on our work as that found in the destinations.  To what extent does the image of the “journey” resonate with your research or practice?  Please let us know before the Event of any internet links or web-sites re the “journey’ that we might all find informative in our quest for the 2 days.  We will be pleased to compile and make all submissions available to all.




Registration remains open.  For your convenience, we enclose a registration form with this note.  But, please do not delay as we are now more than half full for the 50 slots available.  Registration will close on May 15 or when we reach 50 participants. 

Theatre Ontario’s Summer Theatre Intensive Coming this August!

Enjoy your passion for theatre this summer by immersing yourself in learning the craft of Acting or Directing.  

Theatre Ontario will be running a week-long Summer Theatre Intensive August 10-16th 2014 in Waterloo at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Choose one of the following courses and receive training with an exceptional instructor,  6 nights accomodation, meals, and a trip to see Man of LaMancha at the Stratford Festival. 

These courses are designed for emerging artists and those with a passion for theatre, running now for over 35 years!

 2014 line up:

1.   Everything you always wanted to know about Acting…and then some! – Tom Diamond 

2.   More Hot Scenes: Building Acting Technique  Brenda Kamino

3.   Reviewing your Revue: creating a musical theatre performance – David Gale and Randy Vacourt

4.   How do I make this play happen? Directing for Beginners – Thom Currie 

5.   Whose text is it, anyway?  Adventurous approaches to performance  –  John P. Kelly   

To register and for more information, click here.

*Early Bird Special – save $50 if you register by May 1st!