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Application deadline March 20th, 2019.


Necessary Angel is one of Canada’s preeminent and influential independent theatre companies. Founded in 1978, the company pioneered idea-based artist-driven theatre creation processes, influencing a generation of English-speaking companies and artists.

The company is proud to be a place where ambitious ideas are given space to grow and develop. We are a catalyst for original work by some of Canada’s greatest theatre artists, urging forward projects that explore complex contemporary themes in unique sites and with boundary-pushing scopes. Many of its projects have been widely acclaimed and presented across the country, resulting in Governor General’s Awards for Drama, Chalmers Awards for Outstanding New Play and numerous Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

The company has had three artistic directors in it 40-year history: Richard Rose, Daniel Brooks and Jennifer Tarver.


Necessary Angel Theatre is looking for a brilliant, visionary and highly effective artistic leader to serve as its next Artistic Director. The ideal candidate will be deeply committed and curious about the contemporary theatre ecology and be willing to take on the leadership of one of the country’s oldest independent theatre companies as means to explore, engage and expand the possibilities of theatre in Canada.

The Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre will report directly and be directly responsible to the company’s board of Directors. Day to day, in a working capacity, the position of Artistic Director is designed as a collaborative working partnership with the organization’s General Manager. This is a full-time position with a one-year evaluative term, the successful completion of which will be followed by a three-year term.

For more information on the position and qualifications, please visit Necessary Angel Company News

Application deadline March 20th, 2019.

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