Tall theatre ship is preparing for a new show on Vancouver Island, British Columbia



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    Our theatre company, has a unique theatre venue -- a 30 meter tall ship. We have been touring contemporary professional theatre for 50 years. Its innovative theatrical productions, performed on to the deck and in the rigging of the ship, has toured internationally: Canada, USA, Europe and the Mediterranean. We are not a cruise ship. The shows incorporate music, drama, poetry, video projections, cinematic sequences and large puppets.

    The company is working on a new show, a story of love & loss in a bizarre yet prophetic forthcoming automated world, was planned to tour 2020, then in 2021 but all has been cancelled due to Covid 19. This show, an ambitious spectacle embodying the themes surrounding the ethics of artificial intelligence, will now premiere in the summer of 2022 and tour at sea side locations along the Salish Sea.

    Workaway helpers may be welcome to stay on the ship in Victoria on Vancouver Island to assist the crew with different missions (several people are needed) :
    - work on the theatre set and prop making (welding, metal fabrication etc) from mid-April to mid-June.
    - costume making from mid-April to mid-June.
    - puppet making from mid-April to mid-June.
    - help for the company bookkeeping from April 1st to possibly the end of the year

    We strive to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion of all people. We create a community, and we intentionally welcome all. We value the diversity of ethnic and cultural identity and background, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity and its expression. We foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, cared for, and given an opportunity to form meaningful connections with each other.

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    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will be a part of a unique experience that involves people working and living together to make live theatre happen.
    The shows we produce are original and thought provoking with a political or social message.

  • Help


    * We are looking for 2 people to be part of a creative team : 1 to make costumes of the new show, and 1 to help with puppet making.

    Must have experience with making patterns and sewing dance costumes / puppet making.
    Must be versatile with a good sense of humour. This is a unique opportunity to grow and learn with professional creative makers for outdoor theatre. Applicants must be comfortable working and living in a group setting.

    * We are also looking for someone in internship who can help with the company bookkeeping from April 1st to possibly the end of the year. No accommodation possibility.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A bunk in a single or shared cabin on the ship until April, then bed in a house nearby the ship. Delicious, nutritious meals provided on the ship by experienced chefs.

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    What else ...

    Our location is in Victoria BC. There is public transportation to Victoria on Vancouver Island from Vancouver and Washington state by ferries.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is parking available close to the marina where the ship is tied up.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week with 2 days off

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