Mentorship Opportunities

The Electric Company Theatre is offering mentorship positions for Vancouver’s Emerging Artists. We are providing directing/design mentorship opportunities this January, 2018 on our new production of The Full Light of Day. A provocative film/theatre experiment for the stage to be premiered at the Playhouse 2019. The Electric Company joins forces with Canadian Theatre Legend, Daniel Brooks. Artistic Director Kim Collier, steps back into her work to deepen and develop groundbreaking theatre/film hybrid productions.

A brilliant team of Canadian Designers join the company. This project creates the opportunity for some of the very best Canadian talent to collaborate and mentor some of Vancouver’s most promising new talent.

We are seeking emerging designers to apply to work with us on this exciting workshop in the new year.

See below for specifics on the SIX mentorship positions,dates and involvement details:
*TIME COMMITMENTS can be negotiable to a certain degree to fit the applicant*



  • Involves working side by side with Kim Collier & Daniel Brooks as they generate/refine material, direct, dramaturg, and tune the play
  • Looking for someone interested in Creation: Direction, Writing and Acting
  • Being a part of the artistic Conversation: scriptwork, direction and visioning the scenes.
  • There will be performative aspects to this mentorship and we are looking for some who wants to be highly immersed in all aspects of theatre creation
  • Dates: January 8-31, 2018

Daniel Brooks: Writer
As a writer, director and performer he has collaborated with a wide range of artists. His many works include a series of monologues created with Daniel MacIvor, multi-media work with Rick Miller, direction of work by John Mighton, Beckett, Sophocles, Ibsen, Mamet and Goethe, the musical Drowsy Chaperone, and many creations including Insomnia, The Eco Show, The Good Life, Bigger Than Jesus, Pokey Jones, Divisadero and a series of plays created with Don McKellar and Tracy Wright (The Augusta Company). He was co-artistic director of The Augusta Company, Artistic Director of Necessary Angel from 2003-2012. He teaches regularly, and is currently the Baarker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at the University of Toronto. His many awards include the Siminovitch Prize. His work has toured across Canada and around the world.

Kim Collier: Director
Kim is a Director, Creator and the co-founder of Electric Company Theatre where she is part of the core artist ensemble.  With Electric Company she was the co-creator / director of a large body of work that toured nationally / internationally including: Tear The Curtain (a film / theatre hybrid project), Studies in Motion, The Score, The One That Got Away, Brilliant and No Exit:( a live film adaptation of Sartre’s classic play).  Kim directed a film version of their play The Score ( Screen Siren Pictures, CBC) which toured film festivals internationally. Recently she directed Angels in America: Millennium and Perestroika (Arts Club) a new interpretation of Sweeney Todd for Vancouver Opera, Saint Joan (Arts Club Theatre), The Great Gatsby (Theatre Calgary), Titus, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet (Bard on the Beach) and Red (Canadian Stage, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel Theatre) Kim was honored to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Letters  from Thompson Rivers University.  Kim is the recipient of the prestigious Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize for Directing; 4 Jessie Richardson wards and a Sterling Award for Direction. She is the recipient of the Vancouver Mayors Arts Award and is a Graduate of Studio 58 as an Actor.


  • Working alongside veteran designer on a large scale production, Large cast with multiple costume elements for both Adults and Children
  • Designing for both Theatre and Film
  • Dates: 2-4 weeks of involvement depending on the applicant and designer needs

Nancy Bryant: Costume Designer
Studied at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver and has worked widely
for more than twenty-five years as a designer in dance, theatre, opera and television. Angels in America, Tear the Curtain, The Constant Wife (Arts Club Theatre); Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet (Bard on the Beach); The Overcoat, Helen Lawrence (Canadian Stage); You Never Can Tell, Hotel Peccadillo (The Shaw Festival); Das Rheingold, The Flying Dutchman, Rodelinda (The Pacific Opera); Sweeney Todd, Three Penny Opera (Vancouver Opera); Parade, Plot Point (Netherlands Dance Theatre). Tempest Replica, Betroffenheit (Kidd Pivot/Electric Co); Seasons’ Cannon (Paris Opera Ballet); Flight Pattern (Royal Ballet). Television credits include A Wrinkle in Time, Legend of Earthsea, The Snow Queen and Snow White. Nancy is the recipient of numerous award. Upcoming, The Overcoat opera (Canadian Stage/Van. Opera). Revisor, Kidd Pivot/Electric Co.


  • Developing a design that is both aethetically appealing and functional for projections
  • Building a large scale set for our workshop and showcase for international presenters
  • Building for one of Vancouver’s prestigious large scale theatres
  • Being on the ground with the designer, thinking about finishing treatments, the selection and style of the props, how set interacts conceptually with the work
  • Dates: Jan 10-Feb 1, 2018

Julie Fox: Set Design
JULIE FOX has been a production designer for theatre, dance and opera in Canada for over 20 years. Theatre credits include: Stratford Festival, Crow’s Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times, Necessary Angel, Theatre Passe Muraille, Volcano, Segal Centre, Citadel, Theatre Junction, Manitoba Theatre Centre. She has received four Dora Awards for outstanding set design, the Virginia Cooper Award for costume design, and been nominated for Sterling and Meta awards. She is a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada, where she also teaches.


  • Working alongside an experienced Technical Director on a Large Scale production for a film/theatre hybrid
  • Working alongside Canada’s preeminent designers, facilitating both Theatre and Film requirements
  • Facilitating a creative environment for Technical experimentation and collaboration.
  • Dates: January 2018. Full or Part time depending on applicant

Adrian Muir
Adrian has collaborated with the Electric Company on many productions as a Lighting Designer, Technical Director and Production Manger since their iconic inaugural production of Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola Tesla.  He has also worked with many Vancouver theatre companies including Touchstone Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Bard on The Beach, Theatre Replacement, and Realwheels as well as Vancouver Opera, Victoria Opera, City Opera and Ballet BC.  He is an Instructor at Langara College’s Studio 58 and is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada.


  • Having the opportunity to experiment with a large house & stock of the Vancouver Playhouse
  • Working closely with the other design departments, specifically Video Design to create lighting that is evocative for both Theatre and Film Elements.
  • Dates: January 17-31, 2018

Michael Walton: Lighting Design
13 Seasons with the Stratford Festival including Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, Tartuffe, The School for Scandal, Macbeth, Hamlet, The Sound of Music, Oedipus Rex, Love’s Labour’s Lost, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Antony and Cleopatra, Othello, Fiddler on the Roof, Henry V, The Matchmaker, Twelfth Night, The TempestAs You Like It. Other selected productions include: Così Fan Tutte (Canadian Opera Company); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Sideways (La Jolla Playhouse, California); Jenufa, Maria Stuarda, Albert Herring (Pacific Opera Victoria); A Word or Two with Christopher Plummer (CTG/Stratford, Los Angeles); The Little Prince – The Musical, Mary Poppins & Next to Normal (with the Citadel), Hay Fever (Theatre Calgary); Anne of Green Gables, Million Dollar Quartet, Mamma Mia (Charlottetown Festival); A Christmas Carol, Enron, The Year of Magical Thinking (National Arts Centre); Evangeline (Charlottetown/Citadel); Million Dollar Quartet, The Rocky Horror ShowLittle Women, The Three Musketeers (Citadel); Glenn, A Tender Thing, ‘Night Mother (Soulpepper); Liv Stein, Julie, Harper Regan, The Other Place, Venus in Fur (Canadian Stage).  Upcoming productions include: The Humans (Citadel/Canadian Stage); The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, The Tempest, Napoli Milionaria (Stratford Festival).


  • Creating video that can be projected on a multitude of surfaces, involved in the action of the play
  • Opportunity to learn about Isadora and live-projection manipulation, as well as a variety of editing programs
  • Influence a project of massive scale and have the chance to work with Kim Collier, known for Theatre/Film hybrids and alongside one of Canada’s best video artists.
  • Dates: 2-3 weeks in January 2018.

Jamie Nesbitt: Projection Design
JAMIE designs across North America and Europe. His resume includes: Canadian Stage, NAC, Soulpepper, Vancouver Playhouse, Citadel, Theatre Calgary, Palazzo Circus (Berlin), Calgary Stampede Grandstand Show, Bard on the Beach, Arts Club, Charlottetown Festival, Electric Company, Kidd Pivot (Germany/Canada), Pacific Opera, Opera de Quebec, Company 14 (New York), Vancouver Opera, Why Not, Neptune, The Belfry, Old Trouts, ARC, Cahoots, PTE, Touchstone, Vertigo, Pi Theatre, Theatre Network, Birdland, Rumble Productions, Gateway, Greenthumb, Yukon Arts Centre, and many more. Graduate of Studio 58, 8 Jessie Nominations, 1 Jessie Award, 3 Critter nominations, 2 Critter awards, 2 Sterling nominations, 5 Betty nominations, 2 Betty Mitchell Award, 1 Capitol Critics award, 2008 Mayor Arts award, 2007 Sam Payne award, and the 2006 Earl Klein Memorial Scholarship.




SUBJECT LINE: _____ Mentorship Opportunity (Please include which mentorship you would like to be considered for)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 11, 2017.