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Cast of Seminar. Photo by Dylan Hewlett.



We’re pleased to offer our National Mentorship program for the second year in a row!
2021/22 Mentee and Mentor Pairings
Uma Bains – Krystal Kiran
Wren Brian – Catherine Banks
Ivy Charles – Marci T. House
Daphne Finlayson – Mitchell Cushman
Carla Hernandez – Véronique Dussault
Rochelle Kives – Ma-Anne Dionisio
Frances Koncan – Kim Senklip Harvey
Kathleen MacLean – Jessica Carmichael
Emily Meadows – Michaela Washburn
Carly Rackal – Marjorie Chan
Joseph Sevillo – Romeo Candido
Emma Welham – Sarah Garton Stanley
Chase Winnicky – Thom Allison
Read more about our mentees and mentors:
Mentee bios
Mentor bios

RBC Foundation

Royal MTC is pleased to offer its 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 offer 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 to May annually
  • Participants will receive a stipend of $500 to engage in 10 hour-long digital 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.

Please note the deadline to apply for the 22/23 cohort is Monday, September 19, 2022 at 12 noon CT. Click here to fill out an application.

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


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