Backstage Borders Mentorship Program


d² productions is an independent theatre company with a mandate to give back to the community in some way; we feel the Backstage Borders Mentorship Program is a valuable step in that direction. We are committed to sharing our experience with theatre lovers.

The Backstage Borders Mentorship Program, powered by d² productions, will enhance your skills, create networking opportunities, and connect you with theatre artists. By participating in this program, you will take part in an entire production process: from choosing the text to closing night. By sharing values and personal goals in a mutually respectful and supporting way, Backstage Borders helps break down barriers creating opportunity for discovery, broadening, and applying ideas and skills.

-Absolutely no experience is necessary—together we learn, we share, we grow.
-It is diverse and intergenerational welcoming all ages and backgrounds.

-A one of kind program that delves deeply into all aspects of Indy theatre production
-One-on-one and group mentorship working side-by-side with d² productions core company members.
-Opportunities to assist and work with our stage managers, designers, directors, writers, marketing department and producers as well as shadow company members as they prepare for a role. Yes! Emerging actors and those just curious about the craft will be able to exercise their interests.

-Duration: approximately 12 weeks / minimum 4 hours weekly. Start up date: TBD.
-Participants are required to attend regular rehearsals and production meetings delving deeply into all aspects of the business from an independent theatre perspective.
-The program will end with a one-on-one meeting with the Mentorship Program Coordinator to reflect on their experience.

We are currently in preproduction with The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble by Canadian and award winning playwright Beth Graham on the main stage at MainLine Theatre April 18-22 and April 26-29, 2018. We are pleased to welcome Benedikt Rothhagen, Backstage Borders participant, who will be joining our 2018 Spring production team.

If you are interested in participating in our mentorship program for our 2018 fall production, kindly forward us a short note in July sharing your interests in and out of theatre, the reason you are attracted to what we offer, and what you hope to gain by your participation. Email this to us at: and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Dale Hayes: Executive Producer/Artistic Director
Dan Liboiron: Co-Producer/Technical Director
Max Mehran: Associate Producer
Len Richman: Mentorship Program Coordinator

For more information or to get involved, please contact