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January 14, 2022

Artistic Director

Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) is currently seeking an Artistic Director to build on its 50-year history of artistic growth and success. In partnership with the Managing Director, the Artistic Director serves as co-leader of the organization planning and overseeing creative operations of the company, as well as securing resources required to accomplish strategic objectives. 

BTW is a ground-breaking theatre company committed to showcasing and fostering Black Canadian artists, inspiring dialogue and broadening understanding across the country. BTW is Canada’s longest running theatre company dedicated to the works of Black and diasporic communities. Its mission is to promote and produce outstanding theatre that educates, entertains and inspires. The company strives to create greater cross-cultural understanding by expanding the representation of Black Canadian artists. 

Currently BTW produces one to two mainstage productions per year, as well as a touring production during Black History Month. Other related activities include a theatre training program, a play reading series, various smaller events and fundraisers. 

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director is responsible for providing the artistic direction required to successfully support BTW’s production objectives. The Artistic Director will establish and maintain the highest artistic standards for the company and will strive to provide the artistic and cultural link between the organization and the community.


Black Theatre Workshop is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We value diversity in our workforce and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.