Changing The Equation

“It looked a lot like a reality show. Last month, [Toronto’s] Soulpepper Theatre Company held the ultimate audition… Unlike most drama training programs (such as the National Theatre School, George Brown College, and so on) in which inexperienced students pay tuition in exchange for training and connections to the ‘real world,’ Soulpepper Academy is the real world, and its students working artists. As such, it reverses the financial equation. It will pay its students for their time. Each will receive an annual income of $30,000.”