Obsidian Mentor/App​rentice Program

Obsidian Theatre Company: Call for Apprentices 2012-13
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 2012 and Spring 2013.
Recent partners for this program include: Shaw Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Canadian Stage Company, Studio 180 and Tarragon Theatre.
Apprenticeships are available in the following fields of interest:
Directing                                           Dramaturgy                         Lighting Design
Production Management                Costume Design                 Set Design
Producing                                         Music Directing                  Technical Direction

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.
In addition to a resume, applicants must provide a letter of intent indicating their career goals and how an apprentice position would help in achieving those goals.
Submission deadline: May 31st, 2012. Late applications will not be considered.
Submit applications by e-mail only to:

Rupal Shah
Apprenticeship Coordinator, Obsidian Theatre