Stage Direction in Collaboration with Canadian Stage


Applications are now open for the Canadian Stage/York Directing program. Please make the official online application to York University. Once this is complete you will be contacted with specifics about the detailed evaluation process, interview and audition dates. This will include a response to a photograph, a director's vision statement for a specified play and if selected to go forward, a day when you will be directing actors.

Please submit the following documentation electronically to gradthea@yorku.ca by November 15, 2016 with the subject line: York MFA/CanStage 2017 application:

  • Letter of interest (maximum 800 words), including what you hope to gain from the program; the major influences in your work and why; and what it is you are offering that will enrich both the program and Canadian Stage.
  • Résumé, which may include photos of previous work.

Please submit your documents in PDF format.