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Cast of Seminar. Photo by Dylan Hewlett.


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 dates: January to May annually
  • Participants will receive a stipend of $500 to engage in 10, one 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.

2023/24 Mentee and Mentor Pairings

Angelina Alberto & Sharron Matthews
Ntara Curry & Philip Akin
Geneva Halverson & Chelsea Preston
Alison Holliday & Leila Ghaemi
Joyce Jugo & Stephanie Sy
Sophia Lobe & Michelle Bohn
Honey Pham & Kimberley Rampersad
Zanifa Rasool & Jacquie Thomas
Anaka Sandhu & Christine Quintana
Justin Stadnyk & Stafford Arima
Sarah Struthers & Eric Rose
Hazel Wallace & Elena Juatco




List of past mentees/mentors


RBC Emerging Artists


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