Production Mentorship Program:
(Artists-In-Residence & Production Apprentices)
This paid program pairs an emerging Apprentice stage manager, designer, props maker, wig maker, electrician, and carpenter with lead hands in each show in the season with an emphasis on elements of technical design and production.
Artists-in-Residence are typically engaged from October through August for the full season.
Residencies under the Production Mentorship Program are active learning & teaching experiences; some of the duties of the Artist-in-Residence include:
- Participating in preliminary design conversations
- Contributing to the design of the show to which they are assigned
- Serving as mentor to Production Apprentices
Artists-in-Residence for our current (2015) season are: Sean McMullen (Set Design) and Katherine Johnston (Lighting Design).
Apprentices for our current (2015) season are: Brett Mikulik, Linsey Callaghan (Stage Management), and Garret Rusnak (Lighting Design)
Requirements: Resident Artists must have been actively pursuing a professional career in theatre for the past seven years and have a minimum of three design credits.
Production Apprentices are typically engaged for the duration of the creative process on the show to which they are assigned (Winter 2014 – Summer 2015). The time commitment varies depending on the nature of the apprenticeship. For some the time commitment is very light in the earlier stages of the process – less than an hour per week. However during rehearsals (May – July) it is expected that all Apprentices be in attendance at all rehearsals, meetings and public appearances as assigned by the theatre.
Requirements: You must have been actively pursuing a professional career in theatre for the past five years and have a minimum of one creative team credit as an assistant (Lighting Design, Set Design, Costume Design, Hair/Wig Design, Stage Management, Carpenter, Electrician). Having an education in theatre, or equivalent experience at the community or professional level is essential to the program.
You are a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. In addition to a resume, applicants must provide a letter of recommendation, as well as a letter of intent indicating their career goals, and how this Apprenticeship Program would help to achieve those goals.