DEADLINE: NOV 3rd 2017
In preparation for the 2019 production of Makambe K Simamba’s play Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers, b current performing arts’ is accepting applications for their bcHUB Emerging Artists Training Ensemble. In support of this groundbreaking play, which is from the point of view of Trayvon Martin whose murder sparked the Black Lives Matter movement, we are searching for youth who are part of the Black diaspora seeking professional theatre training. Our aim is to offer the infrastructure, support and space to allow the ensemble to present a collective creation based on their lived experiences and emotional truths.
Ensemble members will receive:
- 8x 4 hour sessions of free theatre training in the fields of collective creation and self-production process. This will include workshops on grant writing, pitching, rehearsal process and movement.
- INCLUDED IN OUR CURRICULUM THIS YEAR: A Content Creation through Improv Workshop in partnership with Second City Training Centre Toronto
- Rehearsal and presentation time in our theatre located within the Wychwood Barns
- Please send a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you want to be part of this ensemble and what you hope to accomplish as part of the program
- Please confirm that you identify as part of the Black diaspora
- Please confirm your availability from 10am-2pm Feb 3, 10, 17, 24 and Mar 3, 10, 17, 24 2018. All workshops will take place at our Wychwood Barns studio theatre
- Let us know if you’re already working on something you’ve been wanting to shape and if so, please attach a copy of it. We’d love to read what you have so far!
- Note that being part of the ensemble doesn’t mean we are expecting you to create a theatre piece about the Black Lives Matter movement. We want to welcome you to create a collective work that speaks to you because your voice matters to us
- Email all material to Artistic Director Catherine Hernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org