Alumni Performance Project

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies is pleased to announce the 2024 CDTPS Alumni Performance Project. This project is an exciting and privileged platform for recent alumni to develop and present innovative theatre as they begin to establish careers in the professional theatre world. Recent graduates (Drama Specialist, Major, MA or PhD) who graduated between June 2018 and June 2023 are eligible. This year’s Alumni Performance Project event is scheduled to take place from April 26 to 28 and will be an in-person performance.

What you need to do: 

  • Submit the application and proposal by Friday, September 29, 2023 (see below) 
  • Be a self-contained company with key artistic positions held by Drama Centre alumni. The Centre will allow access to our set, props, costumes, publicity, etc. as available 
  • Arrange for your own insurance coverage (we can provide details) if selected 
  • Arrange for your show’s performance rights (if applicable) 
  • Hold a talk back session for current students after one performance 
  • Attend progress meetings and have a post-mortem with members of the selection committee 
  • Arrange box office and front of house
  • Strike all production elements following the run of the show 

What you get if you are selected to participate in the in person live performance: 

  • Up to four performances between April 26 and 28th 2024
  • Rehearsal space in April as available 
  • Technical equipment available (specifics to be detailed) 
  • House Technician for loading in, tech, performance and strike 
  • Creative support and technical advice (meetings TBD) 
  • The box office revenue ($10 ticket price for CDTPS Community) 

Space, tech support, and equipment will be organized in conjunction with Ariel Martin-Smith (Manger, Theatre Operations). Tara Maher (Communications & Events Officer) will be your contact for promotion.  

Interview: You will be asked to attend an interview (tentatively end of August/early September). 

Please note: As non-University of Toronto employees, the selected companies will be working at their own risk. If you are injured as a result of an accident, you will not be covered by the Workplace Safety Insurance Act (formerly the Worker’s Compensation Act) or the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The University of Toronto does not provide any health or accident insurance coverage for you and cannot assume any responsibility for injury to you or for loss or damage to your personal property while on University premises. The selected companies must make their own arrangements for liability insurance. 

Please submit your Alumni Performance Project application and documents by 4pm on Friday, September 29, 2023. 

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For further information, contact Ariel Martin-Smith at