Obsidian Theatre Company

Mentor Apprentice Program

Obsidian Theatre Company Mentor Apprentice Program



2014/15 Apprentices are:


Geneal St. Claire – Lighting and Set Design

Sharmylae Taffe-Fletcher – Lighting Design

Zoe Johnson – Production Management

Richard Stewart – Directing




Obsidian Theatre’s Mentor/Apprentice Program provides young-in-craft theatre artists much needed work experience and a deeper understanding of professional practices by working with some of the most sought after theatre practitioners in Canada, including members of Obsidian Theatre Company.


Funding by the Department of Canadian Heritage allows us to offer paid apprenticeship positions.


This one of a kind program was created to develop the skills of black Canadian theatre artists and to help motivated creators take their careers to the next level.


Recent partners for this program include: The Shaw Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passé Muraille and Luminato.


Apprenticeships are available in the following fields of interest:




Lighting Design

Production Management

Costume Design

Set Design


Music Directing


Placements will occur between the fall of 2014 and spring 2015


Applicant Qualifications

-  Must be actively pursuing a professional career in the theatre.

- Have an education in theatre, or equivalent experience at the community or professional level.

-  Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant

-  Must identify as a member of the Black community.


Applicants from across Canada are encouraged to apply.




Questions? Please contact the MAP Coordinator below


Leah-Simone Bowen

Mentor/Apprentice Program Coordinator





For a list of Apprentice Alumni please visit our MAP Alumni Page




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