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
Applications for 2019-20 are now closed. Selected mentees will be announced on Thursday, June 27th in conjunction with the Opening Night of our Shakespeare by the Bow production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
For more information on TC Mentors, please email Jenna Turk, Artistic Associate.
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