Monday, April 27, 2009

Mentor/Apprentice Program Call Out

Mentor/Apprentice Program

Obsidian Theatre Company is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development and production of the Black voice.

Funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, Obsidian Theatre Company is offering 4 paid apprenticeship positions as part of the 2009-10 season. Placements will occur between Autumn 2009 and Spring 2010.

Apprentices will be given the opportunity to work alongside noted members of the Canadian theatre community, including Obsidian Theatre company members. Past partners for this program have included Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Mirvish Productions, Nightswimming and Canadian Stage. Past Mentors include:

Philip Akin, Jeff Cummings, Christopher Dennis, Monica Esteves, Joanna Falck, Donna Feore, Michael Gianfrancesco, Astrid Janson,Tamara Marie Kucheran, Steve Lucas,Allen MacInnis, Paul Mathiesen, Doug Morum, Brian Quirt, Allan Ross, Michael Sinclair, Colin Taylor, Julia Tribe, Iris Turcott, Lesley Wilkinson, Quammie Williams, Martin Zwicker

Depending on the interests and abilities of the applicants, FOUR (4) apprentices
will be chosen from the following 7 categories:

- Apprentice Director - Apprentice Production Manager
- Apprentice Dramaturg - Apprentice Set Designer
- Apprentice Producer - Apprentice Lighting Designer
- Apprentice Costume Designer


You must be actively pursuing a professional career in the theatre. Having an education in theatre, or equivalent experience at the community or professional level is essential to this program.

You are Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and you are, or identify yourself as, a member of the African Diaspora.

In addition to a resume, applicants must provide a letter of intent indicating their career goals and how an apprentice position would help in achieving those goals.

Submission deadline: Friday May 29th, 2009

Submit applications by e-mail or mail to:

Rupal Shah
Apprenticeship Coordinator, Obsidian Theatre
943 Queen St. East
Toronto, ON M4M 1J6

For more information about this program or about Obsidian Theatre, visit
www.obsidian-theatre.com or call Philip Akin, Artistic Director at 416 463 8444.


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