WHO CAN JOIN?
CGDC will represent and serve professional stage directors and choreographers from across Canada. Our membership will be comprised of artists who have at least 4 stage directorial or choreographic credits on their resume and are either:
CAEA members or apprentices
Members of an affiliate organization with eligibility to work in Canada (ex. SDC, Equity - UK)
If you are an artist who has had no previous or current interest in joining a union but has the choreographic or directorial credits to join CGDC, please email us.
If you are an aspiring director/ choreographer, we encourage you to join our mentee program. Find more information HERE
CGDC will provide interested artists with a path toward membership as soon as we have established our initial infrastructure. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
When you become a member of the CGDC you add your voice to advocate for current and aspiring theatre directors and choreographers across Canada.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
You will have access to quarterly forums, mentor/ mentee connections, and a central message board and community forum where you’ll be able to connect with fellow members to collaborate and brainstorm additional ways to further the sector. Together, we will build pathways to success, and help realize the full potential of Canadian theatre.
Inaugural members of the CGDC will not pay a membership fee for the 2022/23 season. However, new members who wish to support CGDC’s mandates can make a donation HERE
WHY I STAND WITH CGDC
"Theater artists were placed on this earth to tell stories, to move mountains, and to bring together people. Through CGDC, emerging and established artists can come together in harmony to inspire, support, engage and mentor. Mentorship is deeply important to me as it's all about investing in the present and the future. To keep the art form alive, we must invest in its people."