Mentorship

Mentorship Opportunities for Theatre and the Performing Arts.

Mentorship is one of the leading principles of Hart House Theatre.

Whether working on a production with professionals on stage or behind the scenes, receiving professional guidance on student-led productions or having a professional consultation for your next creative endeavour; our mentors are always willing to assist you with your inquiries and help you take your artistic practice to the next level. Check out some of our mentorship opportunities below!

Looking for other mentorship outside of the arts?

The Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program

The Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program celebrates Dr. Gardner’s legacy of supporting and nurturing Canada's next generation of artists at Hart House Theatre, which he considered his "home theatre". Since its creation in 2014, the program has supported at least one U of T Student Apprentice Director each season, providing them with much-needed practical experience by working alongside professional directors on full-scale, high-quality productions at Hart House Theatre.

The Dr. David E. Gardner Apprentice Director Program is currently being presented through our on-stage educational partnerships. This is an opportunity for current University of Toronto full/part-time students or recent graduates within 1 calendar year. Applications typically open in September.

Professional Consultancy for U of T Clubs and Student Groups

Hart House Theatre offers U of T Co-Curricular Campus Theatre Groups the option of Professional Consultancy opportunities to support the safety and success of student-led productions across our tri-campus community. Is your group undertaking a new endeavor that could be supported with a workshop geared specifically to your production? Are you staging fight or intimacy moments? Is there a skill your team is lacking that we could help support and develop?

Past Professional Consultations have included:

  • Intimacy Direction
  • Fight Direction
  • Stage Management 
  • Monologue Coaching (contemporary and classical)
  • Audio and Lighting Design 
  • QLab 
  • Song Coaching
  • Voice Over Coaching
  • Acting for Camera
  • Theatrical Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Theatrical Design and/or Design Portfolio Review

Matches with professionals are based on topic and availability. All sessions are free of charge and are only open to current U of T student groups. If you have any questions, please contact Gillian Lewis.