"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.

41st Annual CODE Conference REACH: Drama and Dance Beyond the Classroom

Join us at Blue Mountain Resort on October 21st-23rd for the 41st annual CODE Conference!For more information and to register, visit the conference site. Download the flyer and share it with your friends!

Healthy Dancer Canada - Fourth Annual Eastern Conference

Tags: Dance
September 25, 201110 am to 4 pmHosted at Canada's National Ballet School(400 Jarvis Street Toronto) For more information on conference schedule, fees and to register visit:www.healthydancercanada.org

Enhance your Students’ Creativity: Invite an Artist into your Classroom!

The Artists in Education Roster and the Aboriginal Artists in Schools Roster at the Ontario Arts Council (OAC) are resources for Ontario teachers who wish to hire professional artists to teach hands-on workshops to their students. The roster is available to teachers working at elementary or secondary schools registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education, or federally-funded. 

Hot off the Presses, Financial Literacy Resources are Here!

CODE is pleased to announce its brand new Financial Literacy resources, created with the generous support of the Ministry of Education. Browse lessons and units from grades 4-12 connecting drama, dance and concepts of financial literacy. These units offer new and innovative ideas and cross-curricular connections to help you educate students about this important subject. Visit our Resources page to access these great resources today!

Nominations for Board Members

The following positions are to be elected in 20011 at the Annual General Meeting of CODE at Blue Mountain Resort in Blue Mountains, Ontario on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011. All Management Board positions are up for election and cover a two year term: Conference Chair, Publications Chair, Communications Officer, Membership Officer, Drama Liaison, Dance Liaison, Metro Toronto Rep, Central East Rep, Central West Rep, Eastern Rep, Western Rep, Northeastern Rep, Northwestern Rep, Mid-Northern Rep. For a detailed description of these positions, please see the CODE By-Laws and at the CODE table at the conference.Download the nomination form if you are interested in serving on the board.

CODE Goes Virtual! Join the Conversation on Facebook and Twitter

We are pleased to announce that, in an effort to become more wide-reaching in our communication with members, CODE has gone virtual! Visit and "like" our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter!

Board Reports for 2010/2011 Annual General Meeting

Any members attending the AGM in October at the annual conference at Blue Mountain Resort may wish to look over the board reports for 2010/2011 and the AGM Minutes from 2010.

Newsletters, Workshops and Discounted Books at Playwrights Guild of Canada!Members only

CODE is pleased to announce its new partnership with the Playwrights Guild of Canada. Gain access to the PGC newsletter, learn about exciting workshops with artists such as Brad Fraser, and obtain a 20% discount on books!

FALL Into The Arts With The Travelling Stage Company!Members only

A new school year is just around the corner and that means The Travelling Stage is gearing up for our 10th year of school workshops!  This year is set to be the most exciting yet with new workshops, new partnerships and our most incredible guest artist roster yet!  Prices haven't increased in 5 years and they'll stay that way again this year in order to offer you innovative, quality workshops that you can afford. Visit the website to learn more about new workshops for educators, including Yoga in the Classroom, Halloween Fun, Insta-Musical and more!CODE members receive a discount on in-school workshops. For details click on "read more". . .

Remembering Nancy Swortzell

Today, we were learned the sad news that Dr. Nancy Swortzell, co founder of the NYU Program in Educational Theatre, had passed away. Though few of us at CODE knew Nancy personally, Dr. Philip Tayler, current Director of the NYU Educational Theatre Program, has shared some background on her inspirational work as a drama educator to share with us.