On the Job

After a very successful introductory year, Watermark Theatre is thrilled to embark on its second year of the Mentorship Program to continue training young theatre professionals.

Last week the interns started work and will be with the company all summer. This year’s crop of interns are: Sarah Hiseler (Arts Administration), Sydney Gillis (Stage Management), Pat Caron (Technical Director), Kira Duff (Wardrobe), Carlie Dugan (Props and Scenic Art), and Brayden Crawford (Carpentry and Tech).

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“I’m so excited to have been offered this fantastic opportunity in my home province. I can’t wait to share the Island with my talented, new coworkers, and to learn all that I can from them to bring back to my studies at Acadia in the fall!”, says PEI intern Sydney Gillis.

Watermark Theatre is a perfect training ground – small enough to nurture and large enough to have processes and policies in place. All sets, costumes and props are realized on site and production standards are high. Though there are many theatre training institutions in Canada there are very few internships available. Hands-on experience and training under a good mentor is one of the best ways to learn and grow.

“After being away in Montreal for school it’s great to be able to return to the Maritimes. I’m excited to be working with such a lovely and talented team of people this summer”, says Nova Scotian intern Sarah Hiseler.

The program is generously sponsored by the Joan & Regis Duffy Foundation, the RBC Emerging Artist Project, SYnC Youth Internship Program PEI, and Skills PEI.

Watermark is a proud member of the PTN – Professional Theatre Network of PEI

For more information please contact Andrea Surich at 902-963-3963 or generalmanager@watermarktheatre.com

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