Audition: General Auditions – New Ideas Festival 2015, Alumnae Theatre

Actors (non-union) of all ages (18+) and ethnicities are needed for New Ideas Festival 2015, a three-week juried festival of 15 new works.

A program of 4 different plays will be presented each week, running from Wednesday to Sunday, with a staged reading at noon on each Saturday.

General Festival Auditions will be held:

  • January 7, 8 & 9 evenings
  • January 10 & 11 daytime
  • Callbacks the second/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 email (after Dec. 6):

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

No emails between December 20 and 27 please.


Auditions will be held in the Studio Theatre at Alumnae Theatre

70 Berkeley Street, Toronto