After an overwhelming response to our open call for The Assembly Jury, we are thrilled to announce our debut team of Jurors who will be helping us select our 2019 season.
Our curated season will reflect the vision of our jury as well as the diverse selection of submissions we receive from you. Have a theatre piece you’d like to put up? Looking to workshop a work-in-progress? Want to plan a cultural event? If you are a performance artist/producer in need of space to create and produce work, The Assembly Theatre has a number of options for which to apply.
Our goal as The Assembly Theatre is to expand our reach into diverse communities and works from underrepresented groups. Those who fit these criteria will be given priority access.
Deadline for performance submissions is October 29th, so take a look at our online application below!
Looking to get involved but don’t want to submit for our season? Join our team of volunteers! Email Alice at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
ANNOUNCING THE JURY for the first curated Assembly Theatre Season
Susan A. Lock identifies as a Canadian Chinese South African artist who has transitioned from actor to director. She is currently directing for Shakespeare-in-Hospitals (Spur-of-the-Moment Theatre) following which she'll be directing for the 2019 Ergo Pink Fest. As an actor, Susan has appeared in shows with HERStory Counts, Convergence Theatre, Eventual Ashes and at SummerWorks Festival. Susan spent five years in Prague training and performing in alternative and puppet theatre.
Aaron Jan is a Hamilton-born playwright, director and dramaturg. He has worked as a creator with Factory Theatre, Fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Canadian Stage, Tarragon, Cahoots, Native Earth Performing Arts and has served as Dora Juror and a TAC Theatre Projects Juror. Aaron is a writer with the critically acclaimed, Silk Bath Collective, whose work, Yellow Rabbit, will have a premiere at Soulpepper in November. Following this, he will be directing Minh Ly's hit play, Ga Ting at the 2019 Next Stage Theatre Festival.
Bilal Baig is a queer-genderqueer-muslim playwright, actor and devised theatre-maker. Bilal facilitates story-making workshops for predominantly newcomer youth in several different elementary schools across Toronto through an organization called Story Planet, and will be facilitating anti-Islamophobia workshops in high schools as part of the Rivers of Hope Collective. Bilal helps to create online and offline spaces for queer+trans south asians through a collective called A Colour Deep (acolourdeep.ca).
Dilara Yuksel moved to Toronto from Istanbul, Turkey one year ago to pursue her MBA at McMaster University. She is a Chemical Engineer and worked as one for two years. Being surrounded by wide variety of theatre here in Canada, she is thrilled to be spending all of her free time seeing shows. She is ecstatic and very grateful to be a part of The Assembly Theatre's jury.
Because of the strength and passion of the applicants, we have created team of 'support adjudicators' who will read and provide additional feedback on applications. They are:
Alejandra Simmons, Kendra Jones, Justin Otto, Christopher Douglas, Stephen Joffe, Shalyn McFaul, Keaton Kwok
A huge thank you to everyone who applied to be a part of The Assembly’s inaugural panel of jurors. The conversations we shared with you were invaluable and truly inspirational.
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