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
The 2018-19 Theatre Calgary season will provide mentorship opportunities for the following 9 mentees:
Imajyn Cardinal in Set & Projection Design under Andy Morro on Honour Beat
Andrew Cooper in Directing under Stafford Arima on Mary and Max
Alixandra Cowman in Sound Design under Allison Lynch on The Scarlet Letter
Alexa Elser in Voice & Dialect Coaching under Jane MacFarlane
Armin Karame in Development under Sarah Hughes
Jay Northcott in Directing under Micheline Chevrier on The Scarlet Letter
Kyle Schulte in Company Management under Susan McNair Reid
Julie Tomaino in Directing under Stafford Arima on Billy Elliot
Sarah Wheeldon in Music Direction under Anna Ebbesen on Mary and Max
Thank you so much to our mentors for donating their time!
The emphasis for TC Mentors is to give artists on the job training and to act as a link between independent theatre practices and the established theatre world. We are looking for aspiring theatre professionals who have completed their studies and who are over 18 by the start of the mentorship, and who have some theatre experience already. Mentees may be emerging artists or more experienced artists who desire the knowledge of working in an ‘A’ house. TC Mentors aims to contribute to Calgary’s theatrical ecosystem as a whole.
Each mentee will be paired with an established professional in their chosen field, paid an honorarium, and included as a part of the TC experience. Mentorships will vary in duration based on the area of learning, for example: a Directing mentee may be involved for a full 5 weeks of rehearsal, but a Development mentee may have their time spread out, coming into the office once a week for two months. This is a pilot project for Theatre Calgary, so we encourage malleability!
Please note: this is not a job, but a learning opportunity. The amount of the involvement of the mentorship will be determined by the mentor.
For more information on TC Mentors, please email Jenna Turk, Artistic Associate.