Obsidian Theatre Company

Mentor Apprentice

Obsidian Theatre Company Mentor Apprentice Program


The 2013/2014 Obsidian Apprentices are:


Directing: Richard Stewart
Producing: Letitia Brookes
Technical Direction: Zoé Johnson
Set & Costume Design: Rachel Forbes
Dramaturgy: Tia McGregor
Directing, Devised Creation: Amanda Nicholls



Submissions for the 2013/2014 Mentor Apprentice Program are now closed.


Please check back in the spring for submission details or for more information please contact our MAP Coordinator Rupal Shah tc@obsidiantheatre.com


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



About The Program
Obsidian Theatre Company is passionately dedicated to the exploration, development and production of the Black voice.


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


Funding by the Department of Canadian Heritage allows us to offer paid apprenticeship positions. Placements will occur between Autumn Spring  of each year.


Recent partners for this program include: Shaw Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraiile.


Apprenticeships are available in the following fields of interest:
Lighting Design
Production Management
Costume Design
Set Design
Music Directing



The Candidate
You must be actively pursuing a professional career in the theatre. Having an education in theatre, or equivalent experience at the community or professional level is essential to this program.


You are Canadian citizen or landed immigrant and you are, or identify yourself as, a member of the Black community.

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