Professional Development Programs

Supporting artists by providing mentorship and training led by skilled instructors and experienced working professionals.

Professional Development Programs

About The GYM

Theatre Aquarius’ GYM is a program developed for professional performing artists, emerging artists, theatre students, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our mission is to support artists by providing regular mentorship and training led by skilled instructors and experienced working professionals. Our focus is to provide a creative space that is accessible and affordable to all artists in the community. Past sessions have included: play creation, audition technique, grant writing, self-producing, stage combat, musical theatre, text analysis, acting for the camera and playwriting. For more information please contact Luke Brown –  lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

Professional Development Programs

Playwright’s Unit

The Aquarius Playwright’s Unit was created to foster the development of Hamilton area writers. Meeting several times a month, each writer is required to choose one project that they wish to develop over the course of the year. Members of the Unit are invited to participate in a series of public readings called Script Happens.

The current members of the unit are:

  • Francesca Brugnano
  • Peter Gruner
  • Andrew Lee
  • Stephen Near
  • Annie Rosenberg
  • Ryan Sero
  • Kevin Somers
  • Jessica Anderson
  • Bryan Boodhoo
  • Julie Florio
  • Steve Hartwell
  • Michael Kras
  • Michael Rinaldi

While admission to the Playwrights Unit is by invitation only, we welcome contact from interested playwrights and creators – lbrown@theatreaquarius.org

Call For Submissions

The Aquarius Playwright’s Unit was created to foster the development of Hamilton area writers. Meeting regularly from September to June, each writer is required to choose one project that they wish to develop over the course of the year. Members of the Unit are invited to participate in a series of public readings called Script Happens.

To apply please send the following materials to lbrown@theatreaquarius.org with Playwright’s Unit in the subject line no later than August 17th.

  • Resume or Bio(relevant writing experience)
  • Writing sample (full plays welcome, minimum 10 pages)

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Professional Development Programs

The Junction

The Junction is a program designed for creator/performers from various forms of performance. Meeting monthly, the goal of the Junction is to provide a creative environment for artists to showcase their work and receive constructive feedback to help move them closer to production.

For more information please email lbrown@theatreaquarius.org with Junction in the subject line.

Junction Members:

  • Vicktoria Adam
  • Chelsea Haraburda
  • Rose Hopkins
  • Rex Emerson Jackson
  • Colette Kendall
  • Carlyn Rhamey
  • Ryan Sero
  • Nicholas Wallace

Call For Submissions

This program is designed for performers who create their own work and that traditional development opportunities wouldn’t serve; such as collective creations, movement, stand up, storytelling etc.

Meeting regularly from September to June, the Junction provides a creative environment for artists to showcase their work and receive constructive feedback to help move projects closer to production. Creators from all forms of performance are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send the following materials to lbrown@theatreaquarius.org with Junction in the subject line no later than August 17th.

  • A Letter of Intent (What would you hope to get out of joining the Junction? Do you have a specific project you’re interested in working on?)
  • Resume or Bio (relevant performance/creation experience)
  • A work sample (Your sample can be video but must be reflective of the style of work you’re looking to pursue in this program.)

 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Theatre Aquarius is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to creating outstanding, accessible, live theatre that entertains, challenges, & educates.  Charitable Registration Number 11921 3957 RR0001