BIPOC Creative Fellowship Application

Job Title: TUTS BIPOC Creative Fellowship

Productions: CATS and School of Rock

Job Dates: April 30 – July 11, 2024 (approximately 18-25 hours/week)

Salary / Compensation: Members of Equity, ACTRA, UBCP or UDA will be engaged under Equity contract. Non-affiliated artists will be compensated by a $4,175.00 stipend.

Contact Name: Kevin Woo, General Manager

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Additional Information: In its third 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 2024 Creative Teams. This program is for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of colour) artists 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 with some professional experience to expand their skills in relation to musical theatre and leading a large company. 

Our 2024 shows and Creative Teams are as follows (click show titles to read bios):

Director: Ashley Wright
Choreographer: Julie Murphy
Musical Director: Sean Bayntun

School of Rock 
Director: Tracey Power
Choreographer: Matthew Rossoff
Musical Director: Eliza De Castro

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, ongoing hiring processes demonstrate that our applicant pools do not yet reflect the diversity of the Canadian, BC, and Vancouver performing arts communities – notably 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 2024 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 8, 2024. 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: 

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.

Thank you for your interest in our BIPOC Creative Fellowship program. We are no longer accepting submissions for 2024, however please check back in fall of 2024 for our next posting.

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