RISE UP is an 8-month hybrid mentorship program that bridges young IBPOC students aged 14-18 with early and mid-career IBPOC theatre artists. Mentors will be from many areas of theatre including acting, directing, design, and production.
The participants will meet once a month, between October and May, alternating between a group workshop one month followed by a one-on-one mentorship session the next month. Monthly sessions will take place on weeknights over ZOOM, ranging between 1 and 2 hours in length. The program culminates with a one-day retreat at the Stratford Festival to see one of the 2023 productions.
Mentees will be paid a program fee of $250 each. They will also be provided free education and mentorship in addition to paid travel, lunch, and show costs at the retreat day.
Deadline for applications is September 29th, 2022.