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Location: Toronto, North York


Ismailova Theatre of Dance is looking for a dramaturge/acting coach for an upcoming full-length production about love and human connection to be presented on June 22-23, July 15 in North York.


Meeting with the artistic director to discuss the show structure: TBC

Casting rehearsal: end of April

Rehearsals: 3 weeks, May 1 – June 21, Monday to Friday 10-3 pm. 

Production meetings: 2 meetings throughout the project

Shows: 3 full show days on June 22-23, July 15. All rehearsals at Dufferin and Finch, North York. Shows at York Woods Library Theatre. 

We are looking for a dramaturge/acting coach with experience in directing with a focus on dance, movement, physical theatre.

The dramaturge/acting coach will need to:

  1. facilitate ensemble creation of some scenes by the cast, introduce improvisation exercises
  2. facilitate group exercises that will help hone acting skills of the cast and, most importantly, create sense of a team, a safe space for cast members to experiment and co-create
  3. watch prepared choreography material and provide feedback to performers on ways to infuse choreography with emotion, motivation
  4. discuss the whole structure of the show with the choreographer before the start of the project, throughout the project and tie the created sections together to form a solid piece
  5. be comfortable working with a diverse team of artists: cast members come from dance background, theatre background as well as various cultural backgrounds.

The dramaturge will be compensated with a profit share honorarium.

The company has a certain aesthetics and format, please visit company’s web-site to familiarize yourself with our work.

Apply by email describing your experience with physical theatre, dance, movement and why you are interested in in what we do. You are welcome to submit examples of your work if available, resume, artistic bio and contact information.

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