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Artistic Leadership Training

Factory Engineers

Leadership & Producer Training Enhancement for Emerging Artists

The Factory Engineers is our artistic leadership & producer training program.  The impetus for creating this program stems from the shortage of artistic leaders of colour in the Toronto theatre community.  Although progress towards a more inclusive and diverse theatre community is being made all the time, we are still in an incubation stage especially in the area of artistic leadership. There is a marked increase in talented, fresh, and passionate culturally diverse artists who want to step up and take a leadership role; however, there are still many barriers preventing these individuals from realizing their potential. The overall goal of this program is to provide the necessary resources, environment, and mentorship to develop one to two individuals of diverse backgrounds into artistic leaders in the Toronto theatre community. 

Under the Artistic Director’s and Managing Director's guidance, the participants are fully immersed for one to two years in the world of creating theatre in the most comprehensive sense: from seeking out and cultivating the work and artists (new play and artist development), to conceptualizing the work (season and production planning), securing funding (grant writing), developing and executing a marketing plan, and finally realizing that vision and putting it onto the stage (producing, dramaturgy and directing).  


2019 - 2018



Natasha Mumba *

* generously supported by the Metcalf Foundation Performing Arts Intership Program

2017 - 2019



Miquelon Rodriguez

2016 - 2017



Jeff Ho

Factory Theatre

125 Bathurst Street
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2R2

Admin 416 504 4473
Box Office 416 504 9971

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