Our Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) offers financial support for unique and flexible training with a chosen mentor in any theatrical discipline (except performance.)
Stephanie Graham trained in artistic direction with Mitchell Marcus at Musical Stage Company in Toronto
(April 23, 2018) I began with the Musical Stage Company in early July 2017. After nine months, I have completed my time as the Intern Artistic Director. Thank you again to Mitchell Marcus, everyone at the Musical Stage Company, Theatre Ontario and the PTTP Committee for the support during this period of training. I cannot believe how fast the time has flown.
|Stephanie and the staff of Musical Stage Company|
Over the course of my internship I have learned so much. I have gained skills in many areas and have also learned that the transferable skills I have as an artist can indeed apply to arts administration. I have grown in being able to articulate a vision and how to present those ideas.
The importance of community outreach and ancillary programming in the theatre has really been something that I have become passionate about. Hosting a couple of the post-show discussions with our audiences at FUN HOME at the CAA Theatre was one of the great ways to connect with our audience!
|Stephanie leading a post-show discussion at FUN HOME|
By completing this internship, I am able to answer the question as to whether this was a path that I wanted to pursue in my development as an artist. And the answer is yes! So, I look forward to the next chapter in my career as I pursue opportunities that can lead me to becoming an Artistic Director.
The next application deadline for the Professional Theatre Training Program is October 1, 2018.