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.