Against the Grain Theatre is an award-winning Canadian opera collective that presents classical music in innovative ways and in unusual venues. Our mandate is to create and introduce communities to outside-the-box opera experiences – while maintaining a commitment to artistic excellence.
Now in our 10th season, we are presenting 4 productions this year including a successful opening production of La Bohème which toured from Banff to Toronto and the Yukon. AtG also hosts monthly, standing-room-only, free opera pubs and we are taking part in National Sawdust in Brooklyn. To finish off the year, in collaboration with U of T, we host a summer intensive opera training program for young artists. We are a lean organization with a total annual budget of under $1 million. Our team consists of the inspirational Artistic Director, a super-charged Executive Director, the passionate Arts Collective and an engaged Board of Directors.
Term: 3 years
Meeting Frequency: Bi-Monthly, typically the first Wednesday of the month
We are looking for diverse and visionary leaders and connectors with a broad range of perspectives to join our Board and help guide and steward our growth both in Toronto and beyond (touring, digital delivery, etc.). We are looking for expertise in fundraising, marketing, strategy, law, finance, HR, non-profit management and a passion for arts and culture.
To find out more about applying to join Against the Grain Theatre’s board, please contact Board Chair Heather Legg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Against the Grain Theatre
Since 2010, Against the Grain Theatre has been making waves in Canada’s classical music scene. Offering everything from Mozart, Handel, Schubert and Puccini to Britten, Messiaen, Janáček and Kurtág, we have made it our mandate to exhibit fresh, daring re-interpretations of classical repertoire. We perform in nontraditional spaces — courtyards, bars, Victorian mansions, wedding halls — and with scaled-back accompaniment, such as a string quartet or piano, to bring out the full force of operatic singing in close quarters. The result? A thrilling, intimate, and unforgettable experience shared between our artists and audiences. Come see for yourself.
Against the Grain Theatre is proud to have been the inaugural participant in the Canadian Opera Company’s company-in-residence program.