Submissions (Edmonton): Intern Directors – The Citadel Theatre

citadel_clr_on_blkThe Citadel Theatre and the Banff Centre are currently accepting applications for two Intern Directors.

Now in its eighth year, the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program offers an advanced creative and professional development opportunity for emerging and established directors. The successful applicant will assistant direct on one of two mainstage productions at the Citadel (either Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf or West Side Story), and will be a full participant in the Professional Theatre Program, which comprises four weeks of classes and workshops at the Banff Centre, and one week of additional training in Edmonton.

The Intern Director program culminates in a directing project involving participants of the 2016 Acting Program. This project involves 12 hours of rehearsal in Banff and Edmonton, followed by a staging on the MacLab stage at the Citadel Theatre. There are no technical elements, and there will be no public performance.

To apply, please send the following information:

1) A detailed resume of professional activities, particularly relating to professional theatre experience.

2) A letter of interest, detailing reasons for wanting to participate in the Program. You may also specify whether you would prefer to be considered as the assistant director on Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf or West Side Story, and the reasons for your choice.

3) A detailed description (no more than 300 words) of a potential project to direct within the Program. The proposed project should be brief (up to 10 minutes), and may incorporate music, dance, and scene work. The project may be a self-contained piece, or it may be an excerpt from a longer play or musical. It may be from the existing canon, or it may be original. Please note that the description of this project does not necessarily commit the successful applicant to the project as part of the Program – other projects could be considered, in consultation with the Program Director.

Further information:

1) There are two positions available, with the following dates:

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by James MacDonald:
Rehearsals for Virginia Woolf in Edmonton: December 29, 2015 – January 28, 2016
Training at the Banff Centre: February 14 – March 16, 2016
Training at the Citadel Theatre: March 17 – March 23, 2016

West Side Story, directed by Bob Baker
Training at the Banff Centre: February 14 – March 16, 2016
Training at the Citadel Theatre: March 17 – March 23, 2016
Rehearsals for West Side Story in Edmonton: March 25 – April 28, 2016

2) The honourarium for the Intern Directors’ work as an assistant director at the Citadel Theatre is $3500. For the training portion of the Program in Banff, tuition, room, and board is covered by scholarship. There is no additional stipend for the training program. Participants are responsible for their own accommodation in Edmonton. Participants are required to cover their own transportation to the Banff Centre – transportation to Edmonton from Banff and to the participant’s point of origin at the end of the contract is provided by the Citadel Theatre.

Please send applications to James MacDonald, Program Director, at [email protected] E-mail applications only, please.
Application deadline is April 23, 2015.