THE 39th RHUBARB FESTIVAL
RESIST. REIMAGINE. RISE.
February 14-25, 2018
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
Festival Director: Mel Hague
Over the past thirty-eight years of Rhubarb, the Festival has become an integral part of Buddies in Bad Times’ continued devotion to pushing the boundaries of Theatre and performance. In two weeks of programming over 100 artists will converge on Buddies to create, inspire, and be inspired. Rhubarb seeks to provide artists with the space and support to create new works that are honest, powerful, and memorable.
This year, Rhubarb seeks to grow our reputation for being the space in Toronto to incubate and explore the cutting edge of ideas in performance.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
RHUBARB ARTISTIC INTERN
(SEPTEMBER TO FEBRUARY – 4 hours per week with increased hours in February during Festival dates)
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 at MIDNIGHT
We are seeking two individuals who would be interested in learning about curation, artistic direction, dramaturgy, and new work development to work with Festival Director Mel Hague in the time leading up to the 39th Rhubarb Festival.
This is a volunteer position that is created to be malleable to your schedule and will provide invaluable insight into the festival process.
Rhubarb Artistic Interns will:
- Support and engage with the Festival Director in-depth on curating, scheduling, and organizing the overall Festival’s content and structure
- Assist with application reading and processing.
- Liaising with the Festival Director and guest artists, speakers, and participants as required.
- Attend rehearsals and meetings as required
- Discuss and coordinate of Rhubarb Festival blog/related social media.
- Assist with planning and execution of artist and volunteer meetings/special events
HOW TO APPLY
Application Due: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1st by MIDNIGHT
The Festival welcomes applications from all interested individuals – LGBTQ2S, QBIPOC, Trans Identified, BIPOC, Straight and/or Cisgender Applicants
Please send the following as one .PDF document by EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hardcopy Submissions will NOT be accepted.
- A letter of intent (Include why the Rhubarb Festival interests you, and what you would like to get out of your time with the Festival)
- Resume (Focus on relevant job experience, administrative experience, arts, any relevant training you have received that you feel will aid you)
If you have any questions about the festival, the internship, or the application process contact:
Mel Hague // Festival Director
ABOUT THE RHUBARB FESTIVAL
‘Toronto’s go to event for thought-provoking, political, adventurous entertainment.’ Toronto Life
Established in 1979, the Rhubarb Festival is produced by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and is Canada’s longest-running festival of new performance. For over three decades, Rhubarb has encouraged established artists to take new risks and emerging artists to explore the possibilities of performance in a supportive space. Over the course of its history, Rhubarb has had an immeasurable impact on the local and Canadian cultural landscape by acting as a seeding ground for new work. A great number of Rhubarb projects have gone on to be further developed and presented in Toronto, across Canada and internationally.
ABOUT BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES THEATRE
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre creates vital Canadian theatre by developing and presenting voices that question sexual and cultural norms. Built on the political and social principles of queer liberation, Buddies supports artists and works that reflect and advance these values. As the world’s longest-running and largest queer theatre, Buddies is uniquely positioned to develop, promote, and preserve stories and perspectives that are challenging and alternative. The theatre sits in the heart of downtown, adjacent to Toronto’s Gay Village.