Meet the Interns

Organizing a 10 day festival with over 100 artists takes an entire crew. This year, we’ve got a great group of interns working very hard to make this happen. You’ll be hearing from them a lot over the next couple of months, so why not get to know them a bit better.


[color]Administrative and Documentation Intern
Meara Tubman-Broeren is an emerging theatre creator, director, and producer. As an intern, Meara assists with the administrative aspects of producing the festival, and working to create documentation that captures the unique Rhubarb experience.

[color]Research Intern [/color]
Spencer Charles Smith is a playwright, performer, director, dramaturge and Artistic Director of the queer theatre company, Straight Camp. He holds an MA in Drama (specializing in queer performance) from U of T and is also a proud co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop. Spencer’s primary project is compiling an archive of the Rhubarb Festival’s 34 year production history to better grasp its journey and artistic trajectory as well as contextualizing why and how we’ve come so far.

[color]Community Partnerships Intern[/color]
Zita Nyarady is a dance-theatre artist, stilt walker, and PhD student in Theatre Studies at York University. Zita’s first Rhubarb was in 2010 when she was a proud part of the Young Creators Unit. She is thrilled to be back for 2013 as Community Partnerships Intern.

[color]Community Partnerships Intern[/color]
Carys is an actor and theatre creator based in Toronto. She is excited to be part of Rhubarb this year as the Community Partnerships Intern, where she assists with coordinating co-presentations and workshops of international, national and local presentations.

[color]Social Media & Outreach Intern [/color]
As a Rhubarb fan, Laura was delighted to jump into the organizing side of the Festival. Laura has been tweeting/posting as Dyke March Toronto for the past two years. As an Arts-educated sometimes slam poet, she has big time respect for performers, so she was super jazzed to combine her skills with her passion for queer culture for this internship.

[color]Curatorial Apprentice[/color]
Morgan is a former Rhubarb artist now in her second year working on the Festival. She is Co-Artistic Producer of the independent company Nobody’s Business Theatre. Her interest in performing arts programming led her to this year’s role, which is supported by a Professional Theatre Training Program grant from Theatre Ontario. That’s her dressed as a giant pink phone in the picture above. It’s from her 2011 Rhubarb show Who Who Who’s Got A Crush On You: A Slumber Party for Boys.