TC Mentors

Designer Cameron Porteous and mentee Skylar Desjardins

TC Mentors

TC Mentors gives artists on-the-job training and acts as a link between independent theatre practices and the established theatre world. Mentees may be emerging artists or more experienced artists who desire the knowledge of working in an ‘A’ house.  

"TC Mentors placements will exist throughout our organization with opportunities available in production as well as administration. Since mentorship was an integral ingredient in the development of my career, I am thrilled to offer this program. TC Mentors aims to contribute to Calgary’s theatrical ecosystem as a whole." - Stafford Arima

For more information on TC Mentors, please email Jenna Turk, Artistic Associate.

2019-20 TC MENTEES

Mentee Department Mentor Production
Conrad Belau Directing Mark Bellamy Noises Off
Quinn Lazenby Directing Jenna Turk Iceland
Ian Heerensperger Sound Design Bronwyn Bowlby & Allison Lynch A Christmas Carol
Brianna Kolybaba Costume Design Cory Sincennes The Louder We Get
Joe Slabe Music Direction Joshua Zecher-Ross The Louder We Get
David Sklar Directing Jamie Dunsdon Admissions
Robyn Ord Directing Dean Paul Gibson Million Dollar Quartet
Jordan Wieben  Costume Design Deitra Kalyn Million Dollar Quartet
Mary Elizabeth Chisholm Company Management Susan McNair Reid  
Maddy Quinn Production Management Alex Currie  

Please note our TC Mentors’ production-based mentorships have taken the place of our Assistant stream. So if you were interested in being an Assistant Director or Assistant Lighting Designer, etc. this would be how you would go about doing that. You must apply for this program.

Past TC Mentors participants include:

Imajyn Cardinal in Set & Projection Design under Andy Moro on Honour Beat
Andrew Cooper  in Directing under Stafford Arima on Mary and Max 
Julie Tomaino in Directing under Stafford Arima on Billy Elliot 
Jay Northcott in Directing under Micheline Chevrier on The Scarlet Letter 
Alexa Elser in Voice & Dialect Coaching under Jane MacFarlane
Kyle Schulte in Company Management under Susan McNair Reid
Alixandra Cowman in Sound Design under Allison Lynch on The Scarlet Letter
Sarah Wheeldon in Music Direction under Anna Ebbesen on Mary and Max

Thomas Alderson under Stafford Arima in Directing on The Secret Garden
Skylar Desjardins under Cameron Porteous in Set Design on The Humans
Lisa Floyd under Bonnie Beecher in Lighting Design on The Secret Garden
Kathryn Smith under Cory Sincennes in Set & Costume Design on The Secret Garden
Sarah Uwadiae under Kimberly Purtell in Lighting Design on The Humans