Dramaturgy Lab and Internship Program
Applications are now open for the Arts Club's new Dramaturgy Lab and Internship Program for the 2017–2018 season!
Led by Arts Club Literary Manager Rachel Ditor, this lab is geared to emerging artists of any age interested in learning more about the practice of dramaturgy. The program has two parts:
Part 1: The Lab - a mix of readings, discussions, projects, seeing shows, and hands-on engagement with new plays in development at the Arts Club. Part 1 runs from mid-October to March.
Part 2: The Internship – participants from The Lab are invited to apply for a paid dramaturgy internship at the Arts Club. The successful applicant will work directly with guest directors on production dramaturgy, attend readings and workshops, and assist literary staff with plays in development. The internship spans May to August 2018. The schedule is flexible. Only participants from The Lab are eligible for The Internship.
There is a $90 fee to participate in The Lab. Fee includes readings, screenings, and tickets to select Arts Club shows. Some scholarships are available. Please note in your cover letter if you want to be considered for a scholarship. Equity discount will apply for Equity members. No previous experience in dramaturgy is required.
To apply, please email your application with the following documents:
- A cover letter explaining what you hope to learn through The Lab
- Your CV
- A filled-out application form
Application deadline: October 13, 2017
Notification: October 16, 2017
Mondays, 7–9 PM, at the BMO Theatre Centre
October 23 & 30, November 2–5 (attendance at two of five ReACT Public Readings) & November 13, December 11 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 5
Rachel Ditor has worked in new play development with companies across the country since 1992 starting her career at Playwrights Workshop Montreal, and including two seasons as the faculty dramaturg at The Banff Playwrights Colony. She has been the dramaturg/literary manager at the Arts Club Theatre Company since 2000. Selected credits for the company include: The Men in White, The Piano Teacher, The Day Before Christmas, Onegin, The Waiting Room, In a Blue Moon, Helen Lawrence, How Has My Love Affected You?, Do You Want I What I Have Got?: A Craigslist Cantata, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park, Mom’s the Word: Remixed, It’s A Wonderful Life, Sister Judy, and Tear the Curtain.
A freelance theatre director for this company and others, Rachel is also member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas; author of several articles on theatre for publications including Canadian Theatre Review, and Theatre Topics (John Hopkins University Press); and editor of The Arts Club Anthology: 50 Years of Canadian Theatre in Vancouver (Playwrights Canada Press).