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Posted by Shakespeare in Action

Statement of Diversity / Inclusivity

Colouring Book Theatre (CBT) and Shakespeare in Action (SIA) are partnering together to support the new play development of The Book of Kit and Mel. The creators of ‘The Book of Kit and Mel’ want to be explicit in our invitation to stage managers who are of racialized communities and experiences to submit. Colouring Book Theatre was created for this reason: to not only colour outside the lines, but to make art for young audiences featuring People of Colour.

Further to that, as a company that has been around for more than 30 years, SIA acknowledges our role in ensuring there is support, safety, and accountability measures for racialized artists and community members encountering and working in our spaces. As the resident professional theatre company in Toronto’s northwest, we are dedicating ourselves to growing an organization that reflects the cultural diversity of our community.

Both Shakespeare in Action and Colouring Book Theatre strongly encourage folks to apply who reflect the cultural communities in and around Weston (this includes Jamaican-, Somali-, Vietnamese-Canadian populations among many others), Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities; Two-Spirit, non-binary, trans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer people; disabled people; youth; members of other equity seeking groups; and/or those who have a relationship with this part of the city. SIA acknowledges we are at the early stages of our journey centring equitable practices, and invite you to follow our progression at

Additional information

Shakespeare in Action and Colouring Book Theatre are seeking a stage manager for a two -week workshop development process on a new Theatre for Young Audiences musical.

THE BOOK OF KIT AND MEL follows two orphaned musicians Kit and Mel as they discover the language and poetry of Shakespeare and use this as a springboard for their own creative output. This new play is written by Deivan Steele with music by Garry Williams.

Deivan Steele, Playwright
Garry Williams, Composer
Alten Wilmot, Producer with Colouring Book Theatre
David di Giovanni, Artistic Director with SIA and project dramaturge

Dates: October 18th – October 30th, 2021 (planning for in-person)

Rate: $700.00 / week

Note: A mutual aid fund will be available for participating cast, creative and crew which can include funds to support childcare costs, mental health and wellness support, food, transportation and more.

We ask that interested stage managers submit a resume and short letter of interest to by September 1st at 11:59PM.

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