Artistic Internships

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.  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 will begin in late summer / early fall and continues through performances of the premiere of our latest cycle of work in the fall. The bulk of the internship will occur during the rehearsal and performances slated between September 27 – November 21.  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.

Term: Late Summer / Early Fall – late November, 2021
Rehearsals begin September 27
(some weekend and evening hours required)

Rate: $2750 flat fee

Deadline to apply is Friday July 23, 2021 11:59p

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 detailing their experiences and desire to participate in the program to be submitted by email to  Please include your name and Artistic Intern 2021 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 Friday July 23, 2021 11:59p

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