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 provides opportunities for two emerging artists who are serious and committed to pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our paid mentorship 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 generally begin in June and continues through performances of the premiere of our latest cycle of work in the fall. This position is full time during rehearsals and production (approximately 1 week in July and 8 weeks in the fall) with some additional commitments in between, including weekly meetings. 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.
Artistic Internship – Design Assistants
In 2021 Theatre Gargantua introduced two additional Artistic Internships providing opportunities for emerging Designers to receive paid mentorship and experience working on Theatre Gargantua’s Main Cycle. One of these Assistant Design internships is reserved space for an emerging female-identifying Designer to expand their skills and experience through observation, participation and mentorship in the creation of an original professional theatre production. The company is committed to keeping these additional opportunities moving forward.
Please sign up for our newsletter below or check our employment page for up to date opportunities.
Theatre Gargantua’s mentorship program is generously sponsored by TD Bank Financial Group