Shakespeare will be at the Rock in August - a three week run this time. It was close to the best show in town last year.

artsorange 100x100By Pepper Parr

March 6th, 2017



It is as official as it can get – Trevor Copp will be doing Shakespeare at the RBG ROCK next August.  He is  looking for a fund-raising intern for his summer “Shakespeare at the Rock” production at the Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) at the Burlington-Hamilton border.

Midsummer - Copp + RBG director

Trevor Copp listening to RBG Director Mark Runciman at the opening of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Rock last year.

Last summer Copp put on one of the more successful events in the city – 2000 attended last year’s event at the RBG’s new Rock Gardens over eight  performances, which has now been extended to a three week run for August 2018.

The fund raising intern will be mentored in the areas of corporate sponsorship and individual giving by one of Canada’s most senior fundraisers whose experience includes leading campaigns for the Grand Theatre in London and the Development Director for the National Ballet of Canada.

Midsummer - cast and audience

Eight performances of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream were interrupted by rain one one occasion, a serious traffic accident on the QEW that kept the cast away from the outdoor stage – but it was still the outstanding arts event of last year’s season. And its on again for a three week run next August.

Ideal candidates are/intend to obtain full certification in corporate fundraising. This is a paid internship to occur over the course of 2-3 months from June – August with some responsibilities falling outside of these dates as well. If interested, please contact Tottering Biped Theatre’s Artistic Director Trevor Copp at

The position involves professional level writing skills, the covering letter will show what your writing chops are like – that letter should have a couple of paragraphs on why you are ideal for the job – include references.

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