Artistic Internship

The artistic internship program provides an opportunity for emerging artists to expand their skills and experience through observing and participating in the creation of an original professional theatre production.  

Theatre Gargantua is seeking two emerging artists who are serious and committed to pursuing a career
in the performing arts. This paid program is designed to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to
expand their skills and experience through observing and participating in Theatre Gargantua’s creation
cycle. Specifically, participants will attend all rehearsal and creative meetings while simultaneously
assisting in areas of production (e.g. set, lighting, costumes, stage management, and director
assistance). Through this program, interns are mentored by our professional artists, helping them
develop new skills for their future artistic endeavours.

The program will begin in late summer / early fall and continues through performances first installment
of our latest cycle of work in the fall. The bulk of the internship will occur during the rehearsal/pre-
production and performances slated between September 26 – December 5th. There is also the
opportunity to assist with our SideStream Cycles.

Successful applicants will have a background in theatre and an interest in multi-disciplinary work and/or
the collaborative creation process. Applicants should be prepared to make a commitment to the full
length of the project, including attendance at all rehearsals and performances and all creative meetings.

Our new Cycle of Work is called WaterFall which explores our relationship with water as a ubiquitous
and life-sustaining force. WaterFall is a visceral exploration of how the politics, mythologies, and science
of water converge.

Term: Late Summer / Early Fall – beginning of December 2022

Rehearsals begin early October

(some weekend and evening hours required)

Rate: $3250 flat fee

Deadline to apply is Friday August 5, 2022 11:59pm

Theatre Gargantua values, desires, and seeks a rich diversity of experiences and cultures, and are
committed to an inclusive workplace culture. This includes valuing diversity within our company,
providing a safe work environment and fostering a culture of belonging. A diversity of
voices/perspectives is critical to helping develop work that is relevant to the communities we serve.
Theatre Gargantua encourages all applications from equity-seeking groups, including those who identify
as Indigenous, Black, People of Colour, Transgender, Nonbinary, Queer, Disabled and intersections of
those identities.

Applications should include a resume and cover letter in a single PDF file detailing their experiences and desire to
participate in the program to be submitted by email to Please include
Artistic Intern 2022 – your name in the subject line. While we thank everyone for their interest and
efforts, only shortlisted candidates for interviews will be contacted.

The deadline for submissions is Monday August 1, 2022 11:59pm

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