AMP is a 7-month training program offered to emerging artists at the beginning of their careers.
The mission is to provide Black and other emerging artists a unique opportunity to strengthen their skills preparing them for professional careers in the arts, while also enhancing their ability to articulate their artistic practice. Training is offered in disciplines such as acting, directing, playwriting, design, stage management and theatre administration. Artists receive expert mentor guidance throughout the season, participate in weekly sessions including workshops, audition preparation, mock pitch sessions, discussions with guest artists and script readings, and are offered apprenticeship and/or assistant opportunities with BTW and partnering companies. At the end of the training period, artists participate in our Industry Showcase, where potential engagers are invited to witness the ensemble’s work.
At the end of the program our artists are invited to be a part of an Industry Showcase where casting agents, directors, engagers and artistic directors will witness their work upfront. Invited guests will be given a package of all artists involved including headshots, CVs and biographical information. This experience is imperative to the artist’s process as it gives them an opportunity to share and promote their talent and skill in front of those who will hire them in the future.
Candidates must be actively seeking a professional career in theatre and have education or equivalent experience on a community or professional level. Must be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant. Artists who are Black or identify as being Black are strongly encouraged to submit and will be given priority, however candidates from all cultural backgrounds will be respectively considered.
Candidates must submit their applications by email before May 1, 2021
We would like to thank the Government of Canada and DAN School of Drama & Music of Queen’s University for their support of this program.
Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s longest running Black theatre company and is committed to reflecting Black culture and community by developing and providing visibility for Black Canadian artists. Black Theatre Workshop is an award-winning English-speaking theatre company based in Montreal, Quebec.