Artistic Director

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Artistic Director

The submission deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Tarragon Theatre supports the writing, development and production of new Canadian plays. Approaching its 50th season, Tarragon’s current Artistic Director Richard Rose has announced his retirement from the position, departing in June 2021.

The board of directors for Tarragon are grateful for Richard’s strong leadership over his 19 years of service and are excited to look to a new artistic director to build on this strong legacy and to steward the mission and mandate of the theatre.

The goal is for a new artistic director to begin June 2021—with some allowance for crossover and transition.

Tarragon Theatre creates, develops, and produces new Canadian theatre that reflects and illuminates the diversity and complexity of the contemporary human experience. Tarragon provides the conditions for that new work to thrive through high-quality development, production and administrative infrastructure.

Tarragon trains and supports new generation, emerging and established artists through extensive residencies, flexible play development programs and substantial producing capabilities; and fosters relationships with artists in other theatrical traditions and communities. Audience development is a priority: We implement targeted educational programs and marketing strategies to generate show-specific and long-term audiences for new theatre.

To complement our new creations, Tarragon presents new plays from across Canada, revives significant Canadian plays, and produces international work, both contemporary and classical.

Carrying on Tarragon’s mandate to support the writing, development and production of new Canadian plays covering the wide breadth of Canadian culture; this position drives the artistic direction, vision and programming of the theatre in partnership with the managing director. Tarragon Theatre seeks an exciting and inclusive artistic leader with a passion and track record in developing and nurturing playwrights and new Canadian plays. Tarragon’s new artistic director will be an experienced and accomplished theatre artist.

Tarragon Theatre invites applications from all qualified individuals and encourages applications from members of racialized groups or visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons who are Deaf or have a disability, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

For more information—and to apply prior to September 4, 2020—visit

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