Emerging Artists Roundtable: Fall 2021

Theatre Gargantua’s Emerging Artists Roundtable is a forum for emerging artists and graduating post-secondary students to engage directly with professional theatre makers.  Moderated by Gargantua’s Artistic Director Jacquie P.A. Thomas, these sessions empower participants to develop creative relationships that help bridge the gap between formal training and professional work.  This fall, a group of 10-12 emerging artists will come together in a series of four 90-minute sessions, featuring compelling guest speakers.  Participants will gain insights into the Canadian theatre industry, and how to carve out a place for their own work.  The Roundtable is an opportunity for a diverse collection of artists to connect with each other — artists from all theatrical disciplines are welcome to apply.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sessions will be held via ZOOM.  We’re excited that this digital opportunity opens the program to artists from beyond Toronto. 

We strongly encourage and will prioritize applicants from equity-seeking communities, historically excluded or marginalized groups, and intersecting identities.

Participation is free.  Space is limited.


  • Provocative discussion with professional artists
  • Artist mentoring
  • Networking
  • Free preview of our latest production
  • Connecting with fellow emerging artists 


  • Wednesday, September 22nd (3:00-4:30pm)
  • Wednesday, October 20th (3:00-4:30pm)
  • Wednesday, November 24th (3:00-4:30pm)
  • Wednesday, December 8th (3:00-4:30pm)

*Participants are also invited to attend a preview performance of Theatre Gargantua’s new production, A Tonic for Desperate Times, on Wednesday, November 3rd.


To apply, please submit your resume and a single-page cover letter stating: your experience and area of interest in theatre, any formal training you’ve received (school, program of study, year of study or of graduation), and what you hope to gain from the Roundtable experience.  Please send applications as one combined PDF to: info@theatregargantua.ca


Applications are now closed.  Thank you to all who applied.

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