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Applications Now open for the Arts Club's new Dramaturgy Lab and Internship Program for the 2017–2018 season!

Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:30 AM | GVPTA (Administrator)

Applications are now open for the Arts Club's new Dramaturgy Lab and Internship Program for the 2017–2018 season!

Led by Arts Club Literary Manager Rachel Ditor, this lab is geared to emerging artists of any age interested in learning more about the practice of dramaturgy. The program has two parts: 

Part 1: The Lab - a mix of readings, discussions, projects, seeing shows, and hands-on engagement with new plays in development at the Arts Club. Part 1 runs from mid-October to March.

Part 2: The Internship – participants from The Lab are invited to apply for a paid dramaturgy internship at the Arts Club. The successful applicant will work directly with guest directors on production dramaturgy, attend readings and workshops, and assist literary staff with plays in development. The internship spans May to August 2018. The schedule is flexible. Only participants from The Lab are eligible for The Internship.

There is a $90 fee to participate in The Lab. Fee includes readings, screenings, and tickets to select Arts Club shows. Some scholarships are available. Please note in your cover letter if you want to be considered for a scholarship. Equity discount will apply for Equity members. No previous experience in dramaturgy is required. 

To apply, please email your application with the following documents:

  1. A cover letter explaining what you hope to learn through The Lab
  2. Your CV
  3. A filled-out application form

Application deadline: October 13, 2017
Notification: October 16, 2017

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.


The Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) strives to strengthen the local theatre industry. We do this through providing services, promotion of member news and community events, opportunities to connect and network, and our annual theatre conference. Together with our members we are raising the profile of local theatre and building community.

At GVPTA, we acknowledge that our organization is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.