Placement Experiences

Our program provides exciting professional placement and fieldwork experiences for students at both MA and PhD levels. Students receive course credit for placements with leading theatre and performance companies, artists, festivals, and conferences, both in Toronto and abroad.  These placements often lead to fantastic jobs in the arts and cultural sector and meaningful long-term artistic collaborations with some of the world's most celebrated performance creators and researchers.  They also provide unique occasions for conducting fieldwork related to students' particular areas of study.

Placements are supervised by a member of the graduate theatre studies faculty (often the Graduate Program Director) in association with an on-site supervisor/mentor.  The arrangements for a placement are normally initiated by the student.  The average number of working hours for a placement is 75-90 hours.

Placement Examples

This is a brief sampling of some of the companies and organizations with which students have conducted internships in the past:

  • AfriCan Theatre Ensemble
  • magazine
  • Augmented Reality Lab
  • Big Brother Canada
  • Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
  • Cahoots Theatre Company
  • Canada Council
  • Canadian Theatre Review
  • Canadian Stage
  • Clod Ensemble (UK)
  • Downward Dog Yoga Centre
  • Education at Stratford
  • Factory Theatre
  • FADO Performance Art Centre
  • Fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company
  • Harbourfront Centre World Stage
  • Hudson Bay Company
  • Institute of Jugglology
  • La Pocha Nostra (US)
  • Libido Productions
  • Lucid, Lucid
  • MT Space
  • Mixed Company Theatre
  • Modern Drama
  • Modern Times Theatre Company
  • Native Earth Performing Arts
  • Nightswimming
  • Obsidian Theatre Company
  • Performance Studies International
  • Sandglass Theatre (US)
  • Seattle Children's Theatre Company
  • SpiderWeb Show
  • Tarragon Theatre
  • The Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON)
  • The Artists Newstand
  • Theatre in the Ruff
  • Theatre Ontario
  • Theatre Research in Canada
  • Toronto Review of Books
  • Toronto Theatre Laboratory
  • Vtape
  • Young People's Theatre
  • + working with individual researchers and artists