Riotous Youth

This internship is designed for young artists either beginning or considering a career in theatre. This program combines mentorship, training and experience in teaching artistry, Shakespeare performance, and collaborative theatre-making.

Click here to meet the 2023 Riotous Youth cohort!

WHO: Young and emerging artists, ages 18-30
WHEN: June – September 1, 2023
WHAT: Read about the many program components below!

Please check back here or follow us on social for program updates. For questions, please email Katie Johnstone

Program Breakdown

Early June – September 1, 2023 with approximately 20 hours/week supporting Bard education programming and events. Interns receive mentorship, free classes, and an honorarium.

Each Riotous Youth is paired with a mentor from the professional Company. Based on the participant’s career goals and interests, this could be a director, playwright, performer, choreographer, or even administrator. Over the summer, they connect regularly to share experiences and insights, and discuss the myriad paths for pursuing a career in theatre.

Teaching Artist Training
The Riotous Youth support professional Teaching Artists in facilitating our Summer Camps and Workshops for kids and teens. Here they will gain experience in teaching artistry, workshop facilitation, leadership, and working with young people.

Special Events
The Riotous Youth bring joy and liveliness to some of the special events over the summer, including Bard-B-Q & Fireworks, Family Days and more.

Weekly classes/rehearsals are hosted at the BMO Theatre Centre for the entire group, facilitated by various Bard Teaching Artists and Company members. During this time, the Riotous Youth have a chance to develop technique while exploring and playing with text, story, and character from a variety of perspectives

Riotous Youth is generously supported by