Obsidian Theatre Company

Mentor Apprentice Program


Obsidian Theatre Company Mentor Apprentice Program


The National call for submissions for our 2016/17 paid apprenticeships are now open. Here is your opportunity to work with some of the best Theatre practitioners in Canada – deadline June 30, 2016.


For details in English click: Obsidian Theatre MAP submissions.pdf

For details in French click: Obsidian Theatre MAP French.pdf


About the Program


The 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.  Our current apprentices are:


Geneal-St Claire – Set Design
Luke Reece – Producing
Tawiah M’carthy – Directing
Sharmylae Taffe Fletcher – Lighting Design
Saccha Dennis – Directing


For any questions please contact:

Jamie Robinson

Mentor/Apprentice Program Coordinator





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



This picture above contains four of our MAP alumni. from centre to left- Vanessa Wishart(Costume Design 2007), Rachel Forbes (Set and Costume Design 2013), Andrew Cromwell (Producing 2012), Rebecca Singh (Festival Curation 2010)




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