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Mentorships & Student Jobs

The lab is committed to support people through formal mentorship programs and paid labor opportunities interested in:

  • building new skills,

  • making new connections and

  • sharing the pleasures of learning.


XSEED Project 2021-23
This is a new 2-year project by the Digital Dramaturgy Lab_squared (DDL2, Prof. Antje Budde) in collaboration with the Interactive Media Lab (Prof. Mark Chignell) at U of T. This position will assist in working on our new research project "PLAYStrong - Promoting Student Resilience through Interactive Prototypes for Embodied Self-learning". The project aims at building interactive environments that help students in everyday stress situations in a competitive university context to assess their situation, explore alternative scenarios and game plans in a playful and embodied way.Inspired by projects of service engineering, UX design, and the Brechtian innovation of participatory learning plays (serious games) and the pleasure of learning

July 2021-June 2023 
Post-doc position at the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, U of T
Dr. Sebastian Samur 

May-June 2023
Research Assistants - special projects/PLAYStrong
Funded by the
XSeed grant and Inlight Seed grant, University of Toronto
Ohryong Kwon  Research Assistant, undergraduate
Evan Moritz, MA Research Assistant, doctoral
Yizhou Zhang, MA  Research Assistant, doctoral

April 2023-May 2023 
Paid Internships - DDL2 International PLAYStrong workshop on presenting and testing five interactive interfaces
Funded by the XSeed grant and Inlight Seed grant, University of Toronto
Thais Holanda
- Daily reports on interface psycho-physical setup and trouble shooting, creative input
Tanya Humeniuk - Audio-visual documentation and creative input
Powrnika Kugathasan - Daily reports on social environment and workshop process/ing, creative input
Ethan Persyko - Stage managing and creative input

Feb.-March 2022
Special projects/PLAYStrong. Funded by the XSeed grant
Amir Haidar, MA  Research Assistant, doctoral

Sept.2021-March 2022 
PLAYStrong  work-study position

Funded by the XSeed grant
Liam Donovan - Creative lab project assistant, undergraduate
Stefania Stoica
- Creative lab project assistant, undergraduate

Jan.-April 2021 
Mentorship National Scholarship Award
Madeleine King 

It is with great pleasure to announce the first mentorship of the Digital Dramaturgy Lab_squared for the National Scholarship awardee Madeleine King. Madeleine, interested in theatre production, digital dramaturgy, media history, community-making and performance technology, will receive artistic advice, professional networking suggestions, creative research support and opportunities for skill development by her mentor Prof. Antje Budde. The DDL2 continues its support for women in technology, while Madeleine hopes to enrol in the production stream of the undergraduate program of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Fall 2021.

For more information see here:
About Madeleine and the mentorship
About the National Scholarship Award

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