The deadline to apply is July 9, 2021. Full details at the Canadian Stage website.
For the second year in a row, Canadian Stage and the BMO Lab in Creative Research in the Arts, Performance, Emerging Technologies and Artificial Intelligence at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Toronto are partnering to host two paid professional artist residencies for the 21.22 Season.
Salary will be jointly paid by Canadian Stage and the BMO Lab, with each recipient receiving a total of $10,000 (CAD).
About the BMO Lab Residency
The BMO Lab residency is a unique paid opportunity for one professional actor and one professional director who will immerse themselves with the Lab’s technologies and research possibilities for application to live theatre performance.?The aim of this residency is to provide the resident artists with access to an educational space experimenting in the application of technology to live performance, and to work deeply with students and educators on the practical creation of new experiments in performance. Through this residency, artists will gain valuable skills and knowledge to inform and support their existing artistic practice, while providing valuable insight for the students and course facilitators to the application of new technologies from their own experiences in the professional industry.
Expectations of Residency (September 2021-April 2022)
For this year’s BMO Lab Residency Program, we will be selecting one Resident with a focus on Directing, and one resident with a focus on Acting and Performance.
In the fall, Residents will collaborate with Lab instructors. Residents will be introduced to technologies and approaches that we are using in the Lab, and will participate in collaborative experimental exploration of the possibilities that these provide for theatre and performance.
In the winter / spring, applicants will attend and participate in the DRA 3907H Course “Theatre and Emerging Technologies” (January 10th/April 8th 2022, Tuesday 3 to 6 pm). See link here for course description.
In addition, resident artists will participate in the BMO Lab’s workshop production of an adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by celebrated German director and actor Johanna Schall. This experimental version of Brecht’s satire will put into application many of the technologies and performance modalities explored as part of the residency. This workshop production will have two public showings at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre.
Resident artists will be expected to:
- Participate and support course activities (including serving as performance for student projects as needed)
- Read the assigned texts and participate in discussions
- Attend rehearsals outside of classes times as needed
- Participate in class projects as performers
- Participate as either a performer or as an assistant director in the BMO Lab’s adaptation of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
The deadline to apply is July 9, 2021. Learn more on the Canadian Stage website.