Call for Submissions to ARTISTA, Imago’s free mentorship program for young women

Submission deadline: December 20th, 2019

ARTISTA is a free program for young female and female-identifying theatre artists 16 to 21 years old.

Imago Theatre‘s ARTISTA empowers a community of young women* to tell their own stories, and supports them to take these stories to the stage. Theatrical collaboration, experimentation and mentorship from professional artist mentors build independence and confidence in artistic craftsmanship and offer insight into the diverse facets of Montreal’s theatre industry.

*Imago Theatre promotes an inclusive definition of woman which includes all people who experience the world as women; trans women, cis-women, people who identify as femme, who are feminine-of-centre, and feminine presenting people.

Participants gather once a week from January to May on Monday nights for dinner, theatre training, and creation. Dinner time is an opportunity for participants, mentors, and special guests – invited professionals hailing from various fields – to eat, share, discuss, and collectively turn our minds toward the world. This is followed by a three-hour workshop, led by mentors and invited guest teachers. These are guided explorations of movement, voice, text creation, mask, and other performance disciplines.

Over the course of 15 weeks, mentors guide participants in crafting stories, supporting them toward a public performance of their creation.

Participants also receive tickets to see professional productions in a variety of performance venues around Montreal.

Program Dates
January 20th – May 14th, 2020
Monday Nights from 5:00 – 9:00pm

Georges-Vanier Cultural Centre
2450 rue Workman (Lionel-Groulx Metro)


Deadline to apply: Friday, December 20th, 2019

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