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"Being an administrative intern in Prime Placements at an outstanding independent theatre company like Pi was an experience that got me to know a whole lot more about the theatre industry, the structures, the forms and how a company functions. ... it was definitely a memorable experience!
- Athena Wong
Administrative Assistant, 2014-2015

Prime Placements is our artists mentorship program

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his program provides an opportunity for artists to add to their professional experience and make valuable connections. These positions are tailored to the goals and desires of each applicant.

Prime Placements can take on two primary forms:

Career Development

We provide a much-needed bridge between training and professional status, with participants working alongside mentors to help them develop their skills and expand their profiles. Pi believes that it's incredibly important to teach and prepare those who have a strong interest in working in the arts.

Residencies

We support emerging, mid-career, and senior artists who are "young-in-craft". This means Prime Placements supports artists who are expanding their practice in ways that are still relatively new to them.

Past program participants include:
Sammie Hatch, Keltie Forsyth, Charissa Hurt, Maria Zarrillo, Mike St. Jean, Athena Wong, Linda Pitt, Chantele Fry, Alan Brodie, Sarah Afful, Carmen Alatorre, Spencer Atkinson, Jacqueline Breakwell, Niki Brown, Dani Bryant, Roxana Chapela, Lois Dawson, Ryan Egan, Matt Ellis, Simon Farrow, Alex Brendan Ferguson, Nick Fontaine, Tara Goertzen, Maura Halloran, Ian Harmon, Richard Heaven, Carmen Hung, Kelly Ingersoll, Annie Jang, Stephanie Jew, Sara Kerastas, Josue Laboucane, Adam Lolacher, Kathleen McFarlane, Cat Main, Billy Marchenski, Daniel Martin, Mathilde Le Nézet, Jamie Nesbitt, David Newham, Jane Noble, Ashley O’Connell, Shana Orlowsky, Jergus Oprsal, Mary Phan, Melissa Robertson, Izzy Rubin, Alyssa Satow, Liana Shannon, Chelsea Sherbut, Stacy Sherlock, Marisa Smith, Donna Soares, Brian Sutton, Andrew Tkach, Marie Weber-Seban, James Wilson, and Melanie Yeats.

Past supporters of this program include:
Ian Forsyth, and Max Reimer; Casting Workbook, Theatre at UBC, VancouverPlays.com, Battery Opera, Biz Books, Carrier Talent, Creative Spirit Communications, Death by Chocolate, Dockside Restaurant, Douglas College, Fabrictime Solutions, Gateway Theatre, The Granville Island Hotel, Headlines Theatre, Calla Krause, Lord Byng Theatre Company, Alan Brodie, Teresa Lubkiewicz-Urbanowicz, Rebus Creative, the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU, Studio 58, Theatre at UBC, UBC Costume Department, United Players, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Vancouver Plays, William Davis Centre, and Yayah Studios.

Maria Zarillo
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Apprentice Stage Manager, 2015-2016 season

"I could not have been happier to find myself in the Pi Theatre Office this year to work on their production of The Invisible Hand as the Apprentice Stage Manager. Pi Theatre is such an inclusive theatre company. My favourite part about working with them is that everyone that walks into the rehearsal space has a voice and an opinion. Their mission statement is to produce “thought-provoking theatre” and they definitely follow through. I truly believe that it’s impossible NOT to learn something new everyday when working with Pi Theatre.”

Athena Wong
// 
Administrative Assistant, 2014-2015 season

"Being an administrative intern in Prime Placements at an outstanding independent theatre company like Pi was an experience that got me to know a whole lot more about the theatre industry, the structures, the forms and how a company functions. ... it was definitely a memorable experience!"

Stacy Sherlock
// 
Assistant Stage Manager, 2009-2010 season

"The mentorship that I gained from this production environment was essential for boosting my confidence and decreasing those butterflies about bridging the gap between emerging and professional...I felt honoured to work with some of the most accomplished and seasoned theatrical creators Vancouver has to showcase. I was allowed the freedom to apply my archive of experiences to the real world professional environment…and that felt good."

Prime Placements Application
To submit and application for the Prime Placements program for a production or administration position, please fill out the webform application. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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