Directing Intimacy Workshop

CODE is offering a 3 hour workshop for secondary teachers with Siobhan Richardson, a stage combat and intimacy director, to teach strategies for directing students in scenes with intimacy. Organized by Kathleen Karpenchuk, CODE's Drama Liaison. Click through for details!


The NRTEA is an event for those teaching preservice, concurrent, and continuing teacher education in Canada. The shape of ROUNDTABLE 2018 is nearing its final form as we glide toward Thursday, May 17 and Friday, May 18 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.  The theme this year will revolve around 3 interwoven threads: nourishing our personal spirits; enriching essential components of our TEA programs; finding deeper communion between us all.

CODE is looking for Northern Reps!

CODE is looking for two regional reps in our Northern regions. Are you interested in joining a team of passionate volunteers? Looking to expand your view of Arts Education in Ontario? Learn more here!

The State of Our Art

Tags: Drama
CODE was well represented at "The State of Our Art" at Brock Univeristy for their second drama symposium, with members from the Management Board and past presidents attending the event all weekend.  From keynotes by Julia Salverson and Kathleen Gallagher, and workshops from David Booth, Larry Swartz, Joe Norris, Belarie Zatzman, Julia Salverson, and Kathleen Gallagher, there were workshops allowing students, teachers and academics to dig in through inquiry and applied theatre.  Stay tuned for new opportunities from Brock University and future drama sympoisums.   

"Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls " at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Tags: Drama, Event
On Saturday November 18th at 2PM, Roseneath Theatre will be holding a reading of their new play Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.The play follows the story of 9-year-old Fiona who comes out as male-identified Fin. Fiona has always had this feeling – knowing something is different but not knowing what it was or how to say it. Fiona cuts her hair short and asks her family to start using the name Fin. Dad is accepting of the change right away, but Mom doesn’t quite get it at first. Always from a place of good intentions, we see Fin’s family struggle with this change and through the course of the play ultimately begin to accept and embrace Fin for who he is.

CODE at the Celebrating Canadian Diversity Conference - Bringing Back Info for You!

Tags: Dance, Drama, Event
CODE was at The Canadian Network for Arts and Learning (CNAL) Conference in Ottawa! A full Conference with many take-away questions, inspiring ideas, and connections made with Educators and Artist Educators from across Canada, the highlights of which we share here with you, our members. Read on!

CODE Night at The Other Side of the Game

CODE is proud to announce  a group discount to see Amanda Parris' play produced by Cahoots and Obsidian Theatre. Amanda was a former keynote in 2015 and choreographer Jasmyn Fyffe was dance keynote the same year!Join us on November 2, 2017 for an incredible night of theatre. 

Work a Mirvish Show in to Your Conference Week

It's the week of the CODE Conference!!!!  As an added potential bonus to your week, Mirvish is providing CODE members a discounted opportunity to see Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.  The discount can be used for shows on October 11th (1:30 PM & 8:00 PM) and 12th (8:00 PM).  For info on how to access the discount, read on!

The IATSE and the National Theatre School of Canada Team Up to Secure the 2018 Ontario Drama Festival!

We are so excited at CODE to know that secondary school students in Ontario, British Columbia and Atlantic Canada will again get the opportunity to take part in a Canadian theatre tradition.  For 71 years, the Sears Ontario Drama Festival was intrumental in lighting, encouraging and developing a fire in countless young performers, writers and directors in high schools across the country.  In 2018, the IATSE, the union that represents theatre technicians, and the National Theatre School (NTS) will join to secure the presentation of the festival.  The opportunities that the festival presents to high school students are immense, and we are thrilled that this important, incredible fetival will continue!  To read the official press release form the NTS, read on.

Aga Khan Museum Partnership Resources Available

As Islamic Heritage Month begins, CODE is pleased to announce that our partnership with the Aga Khan Museum and the Ministry of Education has produced four wonderful resources now available on the CODE web site. Simply search  key word Aga Khan Museum and two elementary and two secondary drama and dance resources will appear. These Ontario Ministry of Education resources were prepared by teachers, for teachers in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum. Curriculum resources were inspired by the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Object information and images courtesy of the Aga Khan Museum.   

Resource Review

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