Scholarship for Young Actors

A message from Artistic Director Aaron Craven:

Friends and colleagues,

It’s with great pleasure that I present an acting scholarship for young actors.  This scholarship, now several years running, consists of acting training and mentoring at our Working Actors Gym, and is presented to a deserving actor under the age of 25 on a once yearly basis.

The scholarship is named in honor of my brother Trevor Craven, who passed away in a car accident in 1986 at the age of 15.  Trevor was an outstanding athlete, an honor roll student and a well known young man in my hometown of North Vancouver. The Trevor Craven track meet is still a yearly event in Vancouver, sponsored by his old track club, The Norwesters.

The award will consist of a 8 week block of classes, once weekly at The Working Actors Gym.  I’ll also be providing career mentorship as part of the program.  Check out more details on our class through the Working Actors Gym page on this website.

The scholarship is open to actors between the ages of 18-25 who have had previous acting training and/or professional acting experience.

To apply, please send the following materials to us at

– A photo and resume
– A one page letter in DOC or PDF format.  Tell us a bit about your background, what you know of our company and why you think you’re a good candidate for the scholarship.

Subscribe to our newsletter via our contact page to get updates on application deadlines.

Thank you in advance to all the applicants.

My sincere best,
Aaron Craven – Artistic Director, Mitch and Murray Productions

Current donations are extra appreciated, to help our theatre company remain solvent as we navigate this difficult time. We're looking forward to being back on stage for the 2020/21 season. Thank you for your generosity and support.

SUSTAINING DONORS ($500 - 999) Sharon Kahn / Bill McNaughton

PRODUCERS ($250-499) Laura Wanamaker / Novus Global / Jenn Sebastion / Kate Moore / Diana Sandberg

SUPPORTERS ($120-249) Libby Brown / Bruce & Doneal Moseley / Jeanie Cloutier / Peter Jones / Mark Hildreth / Loretta Walsh / Shelley Janze / Paul McGillion / P.Lynn Johnson / Jane Flick and Robert Heidbreder / Carole Tarlington / Susan Vallance / Alistair Stewart

PALS ($20-119) Beata Jablonska / Eugene Gorodetsky / Barbara Heller / Martina Biljan / Rhona Rees / Arlene Howard / Maureen Delandreville / Railtown Actors Studio / Marianne Sawchuk & Bruno Verdoni / Ben Ratner & Jen Spence / Caitlin McCarthy / Robyn Bradley / Kathryn Dobbs / Diane Kent / Pam Howard-Jones / Shirley & David Isaac / Valerie McNicol / Lynda Shioya / George and Rita Plawkski / Diego Garcia / Stefania Indelatico / Eric Pollins / Judith MacPherson / Valerie McNicol / Natalie Goosen /Matt Hamilton