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Factory Foremen

Director Training Enhancement in New Work Development

The Factory Foremen is an intensive program for training early career directors of colour. Through a combination of masterclasses with directors, designers, and dramaturgs; intensive mentoring from Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino; working on new play development projects from the Natural Resources Creation Group and The Foundry; and serving as assistant director for one of the shows in our season, the Foremen aims to provide hands-on training in developing and directing new work, from workshop to mainstage. Frustrated by there being too few directors of colour in Toronto, Factory decided to channel that frustration into an innovative training program that partners with individuals and organizations throughout Toronto to sponsor a Foreman for the season, where they will be partnered with one of our master directors for the season.

The Factory Foremen Program is made possible with the generous support of:



2018 - 2019



Tawiah Ben M'Carthy *

Keshia Palm

Miquelon Rodriguez


* in partnership with Obsidian Theatre Company

2017 - 2018



Eva Barrie

Darrel Gamotin

Kwaku Okyere *

Himanshu Sitlani **


*in partnership with Obsidian Theatre Company

**in partnership with Why Not Theatre

2016 - 2017



Karthy Chin

Ryan G. Hinds *

Cole J. Alvis


*in partnership with Obsidian Theatre Company

2015 - 2016



Aaron Jan

Jasmine Chen *

Jajube Mandiela **

Alison Wong **

Chiamaka G. Ugwu ***


*in partnership with fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company

**in patnership with b current

***in partnership with Obsidian Theatre Company

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Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2

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