BIPOC Creative Fellowship Application
Job Title: TUTS BIPOC Creative Fellowship
Productions: The Prom and Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Job Dates: May 8 – July 12, 2023 (approximately 18-25 hours/week)
Salary / Compensation: $4,000 stipend
Contact Name: Kevin Woo, General Manager
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Website: tuts.ca
Additional Information: In its second year, Theatre Under the Stars’ BIPOC Creative Fellowship is looking to engage up to two individuals, each of whom will work alongside a designated member of our 2023 Creative Teams. This program is for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) artists who are pursuing a professional career in theatre as a Director, Choreographer, and/or Music Director. The successful applicant(s) will work closely with their designated ‘mentor’ and gain experience in a creative leadership role on one of TUTS’ big summer musicals. Note that this is not an “assistant” position. Rather, it is an opportunity for BIPOC emerging artistic leaders to expand their skills in relation to musical theatre and leading a large company.
Our 2023 shows and Creative Teams are as follows (click show titles to read bios):
Director/Choreographer: Tracey Power
Musical Director: Sean Bayntun
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Director: Stephanie Graham
Choreographer: Krystal Kiran
Musical Director: Brent Hughes
Background: When hiring Creative Teams, Theatre Under the Stars has encouraged submissions from artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. However, recent hiring processes have demonstrated that our applicant pool does not reflect the rich diversity of the Canadian, BC, and Vancouver performing arts communities – particularly of those who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or people of colour). In 2022, as part of a larger effort to advocate for inclusion and representation in all parts of the creative process, TUTS established the BIPOC Creative Fellowship to cultivate the next generation of professional musical theatre creatives, and foster opportunities for individuals who are BIPOC in positions of leadership – Directors, Choreographers, and Music Directors.
The selected individuals (up to 2 positions for the 2023 season) will bring their experience to the Creative Teams and musical theatre productions in Malkin Bowl at Stanley Park. Interested artists are asked to submit a resume and letter of interest via an online form below by March 27, 2023 @ 12pm. Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee will review the applications with the Creative Teams and contact eligible candidates for interviews. For more general information about TUTS, please visit: https://tuts.ca/about-tuts/our-story
Pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, this job competition will be limited to members of the following provincially designated groups: visible minorities (individuals who are racialized/non-white) and Indigenous peoples. Candidates from these groups are asked to self-identify in their letter of interest as belonging to one or more of the designated equity-deserving groups to be considered for the BIPOC Creative Fellowship.