The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program, presented by the Citadel Theatre and The Banff Centre, offers an advanced creative development Program to enrich the skills of established theatre professionals. Now in its eleventh year, this Program provides a unique professional development opportunity to Canadian theatre artists.
Award-winning director Ravi Jain is the new Director of the Citadel/Banff Program and his company, internationally renowned Why Not Theatre (http://www.theatrewhynot.org/), will curate the 2018/19 program, combining national and international techniques into our teaching and training.
The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program is designed to embrace and enhance the artist’s strengths while encouraging the exploration of new concepts. Under the leadership of Ravi Jain, the training program has been reinvisioned to reflect the diversity and talent of Canada. The curriculum of the Program comprises a four-week course of master classes with renowned international directors in voice and movement technique, physical theatre, Shakespeare, directing techniques, and classes in ASL and Deaf Culture training. Please note some classes will be held in French. The residency for the program is four weeks in Banff, AB.
For 2018/19, the Citadel is seeking two Intern Directors who will take part in the training aspect of the Program in Banff. The Intern Directors will also work as assistant directors on The Tempest at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton with director Josette Bushell-Mingo, Artistic Director of Tyst Teater, Sweden’s National Deaf Theatre. (http://www.josette.click/)
The Citadel is seeking applicants from the professional community, including established and emerging artists from across Canada. Some professional directing experience is preferred but not essential.
Important dates for the Program are as follows:
February 16 – March 16, 2019: The two Intern Directors will spend four weeks in Banff.
March 20 – April 25, 2019: The two Intern Directors will participate as assistant directors on The Tempest at the Citadel.
The position includes:
- Participation in and observation of classes and professional development workshops.
- Taking part in directing seminars with faculty and participants of the Professional Theatre Program.
- Working with Ravi Jain on directing assignments.
- Assisting the creative team of The Tempest in rehearsals (including the director, the designers, etc.)
The Intern Directors will each receive an honorarium of $4500 for their work on The Tempest.
There is no remuneration for the training period in Banff. Intern Directors will be responsible for travel to the Banff Centre for the commencement of the Program. Room and board at the Banff Centre, transportation from Banff to Edmonton, and tuition for all classes and workshops will be paid for by the Citadel Theatre and Banff Centre.
For Intern Directors who reside outside of Edmonton, we will provide an accommodation list for your residency period in Edmonton. The cost of accommodation in Edmonton is the responsibility of the Intern Director. Return travel to point-of-origin from Edmonton at the completion of the Program will be paid for by the Citadel Theatre.
The Citadel Theatre is committed to inclusive training and casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities. The Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program seeks applications from any theatre professionals desiring to enhance their skills. We encourage submissions from Deaf artists, artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, all gender identities, all ages, and all abilities.
Interested individuals should apply to Program coordinator Wayne Paquette with a letter of intent describing their interest in the Program, detailing their experience as a director/assistant director, and an up-to-date CV. Email applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the subject line “Intern Director – 2018/19 Program”.
The deadline for application is 5:00pm (MST), Friday, June 22, 2018.