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Deadline: Tuesday, January 5th at 11:59 pm EST

Outside the March is seeking an Associate Director for an immersive theatre production currently in development. The project in question has yet to be publicly announced; shortlisted applicants will be provided with more information about the project.

We are specifically enthusiastic to receive applications from members of the IBPOC community (Indigenous, Black, and/or Persons of Colour) and equity-seeking groups (on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, class, cultural background, ability, and any other intersectional identities).

OtM is currently developing a large-scale immersive and site-specific theatre piece written by Gillian Clark, to be workshopped throughout 2021, further developed in Winter 2022, and premiered in Toronto in Summer 2022. We seek an Associate Director to participate in each stage of the development process and throughout rehearsals—over Zoom and in-person when safety permits. Clark’s ambitious project involves multiple scenes unfolding simultaneously in two locations, allowing the opportunity for the Associate Director to frequently run their own rehearsal room in tandem with the project’s director (and OtM Artistic Director) Mitchell Cushman.

We anticipate this role will be a hybrid: both a professional-level directing contract, as well as a mentorship opportunity with Cushman and the Outside the March team, specifically geared towards developing an immersive theatre creation and directing practice. With this in mind, we’ll work with the successful candidate to cater their contract and mentorship based on their interests and experience. Previous experience with directing is an asset but not a requirement (and this can include a large body of directing work, but could also be assistant-directing and other relevant theatre experience). Most important is a specific desire to engage with site-specific / immersive work as a director—even if applying for this position is your first step towards that goal!


The Associate Director will be compensated on a full-time weekly basis at a rate of $750/week for the workshop and rehearsal weeks, with additional compensation offered for prep time.

Approximate Compensation for Year 1 of work: $6750 (estimate based on nine weeks of work). The exact number of weeks is subject to change. For workshop weeks held outside of Toronto, OtM will cover the costs of travel, accommodations and provide a per diem.

Deadline: Tuesday, January 5th at 11:59 pm EST


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