Chimera Theatre is committed to the development of emerging artists in every aspect of theatre. To aid local emerging artists in their endeavours, Chimera Theatre offers the opportunity for one artist each year to work and train with our company for a season. The program focuses on helping theatre artists bridge the gap between academia and the professional theatre community.
The Artist Residency Program is designed to develop emerging artists through mentorship and hands-on experience and provide them with training and experience in various aspects of theatre.
Emily Thibert first found her love of theater at Thompson Rivers University, where she initially thought only of getting credits. Until she graduated in the spring of 2017, she had been a part of numerous productions of the school’s Actors Workshop Theatre, from acting to directing, and designing to stage managing. She also has a great interest in writing and won first place in a 24-Hour Playwright Competition. Emily is very excited to be able to continue theatre after graduation through Chimera Theatre’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Her theatre acting credits include Caroline in The Best of Everything, Petra in Enemy of the People, Nurse in Love of the Nightingale, and Phoebe in Traces of Memory (Thompson Rivers University). She has also directed The Thread Man as part of the Actors Workshop Theatre Directors Festival.