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Cast of Seminar. Photo by Dylan Hewlett.



Our 2020/21 National Mentorship Program has just wrapped up! We’re going to share a short and sweet daily video from June 13 to 25 with our mentees in conversation with their mentors.

  • Ksenia Broda-Milian – Beth Dart


  • Katie German – Yvette Nolan



  •  Joyce Licup – Joseph Abetria


  • Sarah Luby – David Connolly

  • Julie Lumsden – Reneltta Arluk



  • Andrea Macasaet – Nina Lee Aquino



  • Matthew Paris-Irvine – Philip Akin


  • Davis Plett – Deanna H. Choi



  • Sophie Smith-Dostmohamed – Haysam Kadri



  • Hazel Venzon – Maiko Yamamoto

  • Haley Vincent – Laura Nanni

  • Liam Zarrillo – Sunny Drake

  • Melissa Langdon – Kimberley Rampersad


Read more about our mentees and mentors:

Mentee bios

Mentor bios


Royal MTC is pleased to announce its new National Mentorship Program. Too often, we see our local talent base seek opportunities for both training and employment in other parts of the country, often resulting in a permanent move out of Manitoba. For IBPOC artists, this exodus is even more prevalent.

In the performing arts, as in many industries, networking has a profound impact in propelling an artist’s career. As part of Royal MTC’s commitment to nurture and support our local talent pool, we're thrilled to launch a virtual mentorship program that connects the brightest emerging talent with the most innovative and exciting senior theatre practitioners across the country.

The National Mentorship Program aims to help Manitoban theatre practitioners overcome the barriers of geographical isolation and build a web of connections and opportunities, simply by sitting down to have a conversation on a bimonthly basis.

While all are welcome to apply, priority will be given to emerging artists (under 35) from underserved communities in an effort to address and overcome ongoing systemic barriers in the Canadian theatre ecology.

Program Details:

  • Program dates: January – May 2021
  • Participants will receive a stipend of $500 to engage in 10 hour-long meetings with a mentor of their choice anywhere in Canada.
  • The program will culminate in a short interview filmed between the mentor and mentee that will be promoted through social media to patrons and colleagues across the industry.
2021/2022 application deadline: October 15, 2021

For more information, please contact Audrey Dwyer, Associate Artistic Director, at



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