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. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.