Contract Opportunity Director / Theatre Instructor – G&S JR Theatre School

Contract Opportunity
Director / Theatre Instructor – G&S Junior Theatre School

Morpheus Theatre is seeking a Director/ Theatre instructor for its G&S Junior Theatre School program. This is a contract position beginning mid-October 2018 until mid-May 2019 (approximately 50 to 60 hours of classroom time). The remuneration for this contract is set at $2000. The ideal candidate will have a desire to remain with the program for a few years.

The G&S Junior Theatre School works with youth age 9 to 17 to produce a Gilbert and Sullivan production each May at the Pumphouse Theatre, on the set of the Morpheus Theatre mainstage production.

The program began seven years ago and since its inception has quadrupled in size–building a strong community of young artists while fostering a love for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Working within the spirit of community theatre, the program is inclusive and works to develop the skills of young artists in a safe, fun and inspiring environment.

The program has two classes running concurrently Saturday mornings from 10am to 11:30am (October to January) and 10am to 12pm (February to May). Two dress rehearsal and two performances will take place during the first two weeks of May.

The successful candidate will have:
• a strong love of theatrical education
• a passion for inspiring young artists to work towards their performance potential
• an appreciation of Gilbert and Sullivan
• experience working with and supervising youth
• ability to recreate a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta for young audiences
• a current (or ability to acquire) police information check/vulnerable sector search for employment

Roles and Responsibilities
• Work closely with the Theatre School Coordinator/Director and Musical Director to develop the course plan for the season
• Facilitate weekly classes based on the plan
• Work with the Theatre School Coordinator/Director and Musical Director to deliver upon the vision for the show, rewrite the script for the Junior members of the ensemble
• Instruct theatre/performance fundamentals
• Ensure a safe, professional environment while fostering a love of TYA performance and a lasting love of the arts
• Assist the students in reaching their potential

For more information on the program, please visit

If you have any questions or are interested in applying please email the Theatre School Coordinator at the address below. Applications should include your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and your artistic practice. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Michelle Brandenburg
Theatre School Director

Deadline for Applications: September 28, 2018

New Season, New Shows, New Auditions!

As we approach the end of the dog days of summer, and look forward to a brand new theatre season, we would like to thank all of you – patrons, volunteers, and supporters – for engaging with us in our shared passion of creating Shows Worth Seeing.  We know your time is valuable, and we thank you for sharing it with us.

We would like to congratulate all recipients & nominees of this year’s Cat Awards! The community came out to celebrate in Big Top style the dedication and passion of all community theatre volunteers on August 25 at the Rozsa Centre. Morpheus was pleased to present a Volunteer Award to Margaret Harper for her exceptional contributions to our company for this past year. Also, special Congratulations goes to Sandy Lucas who received the award in her category! See the complete list of recipients HERE.


Sept 16, 18, 20 – AUDITIONS for ONE BAD APPLE – Calling all performing artists!  Are you looking for a fun filled, magically musical project to get you through the dark days of fall?  Well look no further!  Morpheus Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for our family friendly holiday season panto!

Sept 17, 7:00 pm –Annual General Meeting  for Morpheus Theatre (at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre)

Sept 9, 7:00 pm – G&S Singers Resumes – Join our non-audition chorus for laughter, patter and music!

Sept 22 Talk like a Brit!  with Jane MacFarlane – This workshop will teach you how to do a British Stage Standard Dialect or Received Pronunciation {RP} that is integrated in character and the oral geography of the sound, and not just mimicry. We will look at the RP as well as how dialects move around the various regions on southern England. Knowing how you move from your own sound into the dialect of the character will also help you to adopt other dialects and accents for other regions. you will learn how and why we sound differently, depending on where you are from!

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 6 – UNNECESSARY FARCE Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! Don’t miss our Fall Farce! Buy tickets HERE

Sept 30, Oct 1, 3 – AUDITIONS for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE – sign up coming soon!

Oct 13 – G&S JR Theatre School Begins! Registration has closed.  Thank you for your support!

SEASON TICKETS are still on sale. Information on our shows & packages HERE

WORKSHOPS – A full season of awesome workshops is in the works! Information HERE

SPACE RENTAL – Morpheus is proud to offer a variety of arts spaces at reasonable rates.  More information HERE!