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Job (Edmonton): Directing Internships at the Citadel Theatre

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Job (Edmonton): Directing Internships at the Citadel Theatre


The Citadel is proud of its history of training and mentorship. We are pleased to be able to offer five Mainstage directing internships in the 2020/21 season.

Five APPRENTICE DIRECTOR positions are available, one for each of the following shows:

By Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti
Director: Ashlie Corcoran
Rehearsal Dates: June 23 – July 23, 2020

By Lee Hall
Director: Daryl Cloran
Rehearsal Dates: August 18-September 17, 2020

By Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson
Director: Dave Solomon
Rehearsal Dates: October 6 – November 12, 2020

By Erin Shields
Director: Daryl Cloran
Rehearsal Dates: February 9 – March 11, 2021

By Patricia Resnick and Dolly Parton
Director: Rachel Peake
Rehearsal Dates: March 16 – April 15, 2021

Directing Interns are theatre professionals with post-secondary training and at least two years’ experience. The program will include:

  1. Shadowing the director at all rehearsals and technical rehearsals.
  2. Shadowing the director at design and production meetings as available.
  3. Supporting the director as the project requires.
  4. Throughout the year being invited to group meetings with senior Citadel staff members (Producer, Marketing, etc.) to learn about the company’s operations.
  5. Meeting with the directors of other productions in the season to learn about their process.

Assistant Directors will receive an honorarium of $2000. At this time, we are only accepting applications from Edmonton-based artists. We encourage applications from artists of diverse backgrounds.

To submit yourself for consideration please email the following information to Rachel Peake, Associate Artistic Director (

1. Your professional theatre resume.
2. The show(s) of interest to you, and a brief description as to why you are drawn to them at this stage in your career.
3. A one-minute video introducing yourself and what you hope to gain from this internship.

Please submit to on or before March 23, 2020 with the subject line: Directing Internship Program. All questions may also be directed to this same email address. Thank you for your application.

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