TD Emerging Artists Roundtable: Fall 2022

Theatre Gargantua’s Fall 2022 TD Emerging Artist Roundtable Series 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 sessions featuring compelling guest speakers. Participants will gain insights into the Canadian theatre industry and will learn 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.

We are thrilled to be returning to live, in-person gatherings after two years of remote sessions. All sessions will be held at Theatre Gargantua’s offices at 651 Dufferin St., Toronto, Ontario. To ensure everyone can participate safely, rapid COVID tests will be provided on-site at each session, and participants must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated according to Ontario health standards.

We strongly encourage and will prioritize applicants from equity-seeking communities, historically excluded or marginalized groups, and individuals whose identities exist at the intersections of these groups.

Participation is free. Space is limited.


  • Provocative discussion with professional artists
  • Artist mentoring
  • Networking
  • Connecting with fellow emerging artists
  • Access to Theatre Gargantua performances

Wednesday, September 14 (3:00-5:00pm)
Wednesday, October 19 (3:00-5:00pm)
Wednesday, November 23 (3:00-5:00pm)
Wednesday, December 7 (3:00-5:00pm)

Participants will also be invited to attend a preview of Gargantua’s newest Main Cycle of work: WaterFall on December 1, at 7:30pm.

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. You may also choose to self-identify as a member of an equity seeking group in your letter.

Please send applications as one combined PDF to:

Applications are due by 11:59 on September 6, 2022.

This opportunity is made possible through the generous support of TD Bank Group, through the TD Ready Commitment.

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