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Studio 180 Theatre Invites Submissions for 2019/20 RBC Emerging Director Position

Studio 180 Theatre is accepting applications for the paid position of 2019/20 RBC Emerging Director. This position, made possible by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, offers hands-on training under the mentorship of Studio 180 Co-Founder and Artistic Director Joel Greenberg and Co-Founder and Director of Play Development Mark McGrinder.


Left: 2018/19 RBC Emerging Director Kerry Ann Doherty leads a pre-show chat before a reading of The Chinese Lady at 180 READS.


The Emerging Director will act as Assistant Director to Joel Greenberg on Indecent by Paula Vogel, a Studio 180 Theatre production presented by David Mirvish at the CAA Theatre (May 2020). The rehearsal period is March 30 to May 10, 2020 in Toronto. Applicants must be available during this timeframe and will also be expected to attend meetings in the pre-production period. Applicants are encouraged to read the script, which can be found at the Toronto Reference Library, or purchased online in paperback and Kindle formats.

The Emerging Director’s work will be showcased in a public reading in Spring 2020 when they will direct a reading of an established play as part of our Studio 180 READS series. The Emerging Director will also have the opportunity to audit new play development workshops under the leadership of Mark McGrinder during the October 2019 iteration of Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT.


“The RBC Emerging Director position gave me the start I needed and the confidence to pursue the next step in my directing career.”
Kerry Ann Doherty, 2018/19 RBC Emerging Director


We are seeking early-career directors who are passionate about socio-politically driven work. Mid-career and established theatre artists transitioning to directing from another role are also welcome to apply. The ideal candidate aspires to make directing a primary part of their artistic career. The successful applicant will be paid $4000.00 in two instalments.

Studio 180 Theatre is committed to equitable representation in our company and to fostering an inclusive Canadian theatre community. To this end, we encourage applications from women, non-binary, LGBTQ, Indigenous, and POC directors.

Please submit a one-page letter of interest, along with your resume to info@studio180theatre.com. You also have the option to upload links to additional support materials, should you feel that this would help familiarize us with your work.

Submission deadline: Wednesday September 25, 2019 at 12:00 PM


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We thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please direct any questions to Mark McGrinder at mark@studio180theatre.com.