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Call for Applications
Young People’s Theatre is thrilled to announce In the Moment, a free-of-charge, intergenerational training opportunity for both emerging and experienced artists from across Canada. This project consists of a nine-day summer program (August 26-September 4, 2017; 9:30AM-5:30PM) co-taught by Jan Henderson, one of Canada’s leading clown and mask teachers, and a second facilitator, TBA. The training will focus on the imperative presence of theatre. Applying tenets of spontaneous, improvisational theatre and clown, the work of ‘being live’ or ‘in the moment’ on stage will be explored through Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.

Through In the Moment, we aim to meet the needs of both artists in training and those who have been working in theatre for many years, but who share an interest in ongoing learning. Intergenerational programming has proven benefits and, for the purposes of this training, affords its participants the opportunity to learn from one another’s unique strengths and experiences in both training and professional work.

Space is limited. We will accept an equal number of training and professional artists.
Applicants must either be:
In professional actor training at one of Canada’s theatre schools;
Participating in an actor training program offered through an arts organization;
OR working as a professional actor and have an interest in ongoing training.
Applicants must be available for all training dates.

Applicants should submit:
A video (DVD submission or YouTube link) of themselves performing two monologues. One must be from an absurdist play. The other is the actor’s choice. Four minutes max.
A brief letter (500 words max.) expressing their particular interest in this training opportunity.
Two reference letters from current instructors (if in training) or directors (if working).

This training program is free thanks to generous support from the Slaight Family Foundation.

Application Deadline: May 19, 2017 (mailed applications should be postmarked with this date). Applications may be emailed to with the subject line “In the Moment” or mailed to the attention of:

Lois Adamson, Interim Artistic Associate, Education
Young People’s Theatre
165 Front St. East Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4

Successful candidates will be notified by June 23, 2017.

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