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Studio 180 Theatre is accepting applications for the position of RBC Emerging Director.

This is a new paid position made possible by the RBC Emerging Artists Project, offering hands-on training under the mentorship of Studio 180 Co-Founder and Artistic Director Joel Greenberg and Co-Founder and Core Artistic Team member Mark McGrinder. The Emerging Director will be engaged for a total of nine weeks between January 8, 2017 – April 30, 2018 and will receive a fee of $425/week, for a total of $3,825.

The Emerging Director will act as an Assistant Director to Joel Greenberg on King Charles III, a Studio 180 Theatre production presented by David Mirvish at the Panasonic Theatre (February-March 2018). The rehearsal period is January 8 – February 14, 2018 in Toronto. Applicants must be available during this timeframe and will also be expected to attend meetings in the pre-production period.

The Emerging Director’s work will be showcased in two public readings in Spring 2018: they will direct a reading of an established play as part of our Studio 180 READS series and a reading of a work-in-progress as part of Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT (April 2018).

The Emerging Director will also have the opportunity to audit and mentor new play development workshops under the leadership of Mark McGrinder during October 2017 and April 2018 instalments of Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT. They are also invited to audit the October 24, 2017 edition of Studio 180 READS, directed by Mark McGrinder.

We are seeking early-career directors who are passionate about socio-politically driven work. Mid-career and established theatre artists transitioning to directing from another role are also welcome to apply.

Studio 180 Theatre is committed to equitable representation in our company and to fostering an inclusive Canadian theatre community. To this end, we especially encourage applications from female, LGBTQ, Indigenous, and POC directors.

Please submit a one-page letter of interest, along with your resume, using this Google form: The form also gives you an option to upload additional support materials, should you feel that this would help familiarize us with your work.

Submission deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:59PM.

We thank all applicants. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please direct any questions to Mark McGrinder at

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