Work with the Villains

The Villain’s Theatre is hiring for three apprentice positions 
Villains is currently hiring apprentices for our October 2017 production of Tyrant, Dan Bray’s new adaptation of The Second Maiden’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton. We are looking for three apprentices in the following areas:
  • Stage Management
  • Costume Design
  • Set & Lighting Design
These immersive apprenticeships will allow the candidates to get deeply involved in a local theatre production. Candidates will work under our design and stage management teams to learn about and engage in the process of mounting a theatrical production. Specific tasks will be determined within the positions based on the interests of the applicant. The roles will respond to the needs of the production, but also be adaptable to the needs of the participants. After the production closes, the apprentices will plan and run a 2-hour workshop, open to the community, based on their experiences and knowledge gained.
Ideal applicants will be students or emerging artists interested in working with an independent theatre company on a new production. Previous experience is not required, though we are open to applications from those with experience in these fields. This positions pay a $500 honorarium. Time commitment will be flexible, but will be approximately 10 hours/week concentrated in September 17-October 22. Applicants must be 30 years of age or under. Note that this is a non-union production and these positions are not associated with Canadian Actor’s Equity Association. These apprenticeships are made possible thanks to support from the Cultural Youth Activities Program with the Province of Nova Scotia.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to, as well as indicating the field you are interested in (stage management, costume design, or set & lighting design). Deadline for applications is Monday, September 11, at noon.
The Villain’s Theatre is an award-nominated theatre company based in Halifax. We seek to stage fresh adaptations of the dynamic and enduring plays of the past, as well as draw inspiration from them to create new work. We use these plays as springboards to bring intriguing, revelatory works to our contemporary stage. For more information, visit