The Festival is intent on continuously evolving its understanding of equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We welcome actors of every identity and encourage artists who identify as First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Black, People of Colour, D/deaf, disabled and the 2SLGBTQ+ community.
We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities throughout the auditioning process. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible audition site, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) please let us know when submitting your request to audition.
General Auditions are customarily held annually across Canada, usually between late January and early March. Due to the pandemic, we did not hold in-person General Auditions this year, and we are hopeful that we may resume these auditions in 2022. Audition notices will be
posted in several locations including this website, the Equity e-Drive and Casting Workbook.
Actors selected to audition are asked to prepare two contrasting monologues; at least one should be a Shakespeare speech and each monologue should be no longer than two minutes. As our goal is to meet as many new artists as possible each year, we ask that you do not submit an audition request if you
have been seen in the previous 2 years.
If you would like to be considered for an audition, and are eligible to work in Canada (as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident) please send your headshot and resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "General Auditions" in the subject line of your email.
Members of Canadian Actors' Equity are given priority when appointments are scheduled.
Non-Equity child and jobber auditions are usually held in the fall. Please check the website in September and October for postings and details about these auditions.