Congratulatations to the 2013 Shaw Intern Directors
Theatre Ontario congratulates Rose Plotek of Toronto and Paul Van Dyck of Montreal who have been chosen as the Intern Directors for the 2013 Neil Munro Intern Directors Project at the Shaw Festival.
Each season, the Shaw Festival hires two Intern Directors. They look for promising professional directors at a point in their career where an extended residency with a company like the Shaw Festival will be of benefit to their professional development. Applicants have a good amount of professional experience but will not have had an opportunity to work on the scale of production that is characteristic of the Shaw Festival. The Intern Directors work under the mentorship of the Directors of the Academy - the Shaw Festival’s professional development and public education wing. Each Intern is assigned to two or three successive shows as an Assistant Director. The “Director’s Project” is the culmination of the Intern Director’s season, and consists of a double-bill of two one-act plays directed by the two Intern Directors, chosen from the period of The Shaw’s original mandate.
Since its inception in 1988, the project has been sponsored annually by Sun Life Financial and Theatre Ontario.