Audition: Actors of All Ages (18+) and Ethnicities, Alumnae Theatre

New Ideas Festival 2014
March 12–30, 2014

 Actors of all ages (18+) and ethnicities are needed for  New Ideas Festival 2014, a three-week juried festival of 15 new works.  A program of 4 different short plays will be presented each week, running from Wednesday to Sunday, with a staged reading at noon on each Saturday.

General Auditions will be held:

  • January 4 & 5 – daytime
  • January 6, 7 & 8 – evenings
  • Call-backs in third week of January

Actors must be available for rehearsals beginning February 1.

Auditions will be booked according to age and gender, so actors should keep all the audition dates free until they receive an audition time.

Actors will perform a two-minute monologue of their choice and a side from one of the plays. (Alumnae members have the choice of reading two sides rather than presenting a prepared monologue.)

Sides will be available on the Alumnae website ( after December 20.

Please print an appropriate side and bring it to the audition along with your résumé and headshot.

Note that all directors and many playwrights attend the general auditions, so be prepared for a full house.

To book an audition, please email:

Give your name, gender, acting age range, email address, phone number, and say whether you are an Alumnae member.

No emails between December 21 and 26 please.

Actors must not be a member of CAEA or ACTRA, as Alumnae Theatre is a not-for-profit, non-professional company.

Auditions will be held in the Studio at Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St., Toronto.