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Mentorship

As a company comprised of established professionals in our senior years, we take great pride in the mentorship we offer to our younger colleagues as they share ‘the boards’ with us. In addition, we in turn learn from, and are inspired by, the extraordinary talent that is coming up through the ranks. It is a two-way street.

If you are an emerging arts professional interested in an apprenticeship (hands on and in the trenches with us!) please contact us at info@westerngoldtheatre.org with the subject line of Mentorship. Include a resume (headshot if you’re an actor) and a cover letter outlining what your hopes and dreams are.

WESTERN GOLD employs and mentors emerging artists in all areas of operations.

  • Actors
  • Assistant Directors
  • Dramaturges
  • Literary Managers
  • Musicians
  • Playwrights
  • Choreographers
  • Set/Lighting/Costume/Sound Designers
  • Stage Management
  • Production
  • Marketing/Promotion/Social Media
  • Outreach/Audience Development
  • Administration

New Plays

Western Gold welcomes and encourages playwrights and new theatrical creations. If you have an idea, please contact literary@westerngoldtheatre.org

Currently in development:

  • 90 Days by Salim RahemtullaSet in Kampala Uganda in 1972, 90 Days is a new play by Salim Rahemtulla about the expulsion of all Asians from Uganda that year. 2022 will be 50 years since the expulsion. Presented in May 2021 as an in-development reading on YouTube as part of our  Asian Heritage Month programming, 90 Days aims to bring awareness to the experiences of the Ugandan-Asian diaspora so profoundly affected by Idi Amin’s reign of terror.

Over the course of our history, Western Gold has commissioned, developed, and staged the following plays by Canadian playwrights:

  • 2021 Quills Don’t Tweet 2
  • 2021 The Ballad of Georges Boivin
  • 2018 Red Birds by Aaron Bushkowsky
  • 2016 Comfort Cottages by Jane Clayton & Judy Ginn Walchuk
  • 2008 Old Goriot by James Fagan Tait
  • 2004 One Last Kiss by Aaron Bushkowsky
  • 2003 Strangers Among Us by Aaron Bushkowsky

Submissions

Western Gold welcomes programming ideas, play submissions and community engagement initiatives. If you have a project that you feel may be of interest to us, please submit the project description, with a cover letter (and copy of the script if applicable) to literary@westerngoldtheatre.org

Actors/Directors/Artists/Arts Professionals: If you are interested in working with Western Gold, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume (and headshot if an actor) with an accompanying cover letter to info@westerngoldtheatre.org

Creativity has no expiry date! ™

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Phone: 604-363-5734

Email: info@westerngoldtheatre.org

Mailing Address:
101-1516 East 1st Avenue,
Vancouver BC V5N 1A5

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Supported By

Vancouver Theatre Companies
Vancouver Theatre Companies
Live Plays Vancouver
Live Plays Vancouver
The Humber Foundation

The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund, held at Vancouver Foundation

McIlwaine Stewart Family Fund

McLean Foundation

We gratefully acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We deeply thank them for so generously allowing us to live, work, and play on their beautiful lands. 

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