General Auditions

QDF General Auditions

 Open Call for Actors & Designers

The Quebec Drama Federation is announcing the upcoming Montreal General Auditions to be held on December 12 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM and December 13 from 10:30 AM to 5:00PM.

This is an open call to both Union and Non-union actors and designers; However, as per Equity requirements, Equity members will be given first priority and non-members will be issued the remaining slots.

In addition, the participating casting professionals are committed to diverse and inclusive casting that engages qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender, or any other basis prohibited by law. Priority will be given to artists who self-identify as BIPOC and/or living with disabilities, and to those auditioning for the first time at the annual general auditions.
Please indicate such when submitting your headshot.

Those who participated in last year’s General Auditions ARE eligible for this years auditions.


ACTORS

Those auditioning will be asked to prepare:

  • Two contrasting monologues of a maximum of two minutes each. (Film slides will not be accepted.)
    OR

    You may choose a song for your second piece. If this is the case, please indicate such when submitting as we will only have an accompanist for the first day and will be scheduling everyone auditioning with a song as a second piece on December 12. 
  • Submit your Head Shot and Resume in PDF format and clearly indicate your union status (EQUITY, UDA, ACTRA: Full member or Apprentice). Please ensure that your Resume is ONE PAGE ONLY and includes an email address and phone number.

All submissions will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Time slots will be allotted and confirmed by email on Monday December 3.

*This call does not apply to graduating or current students from the Montreal and Quebec region Theatre Training Institutions.  Auditions will be held for graduates separately in the Spring of 2019. 

UdA, Non-Equity applicants may apply; however, audition slots will depend on the remaining spaces available. Priority is given to Equity and ACTRA members.

*Auditions will be in English.
The deadline for submissions is: December 3rd at 12 P.M


All applicants must submit to the Quebec Drama Federation: workshop@quebecdrama.org


DESIGNERS

QDF would like to encourage designers to present their portfolios on December 13 from 9:30AM-10:30AM.  There will be tables set up and the attending directors will tour the portfolios, meet the designers, and ask questions.
Designers are asked to bring a hard or digital copy of their portfolio. If you intend to show a digital portfolio, you must bring your own laptop or tablet to show your work.
All submissions will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis as space is limited. Confirmation will be sent by email on December 3.

Non-Equity designers may apply; however, inclusion will depend on the remaining spaces available. Priority is given to Equity, UdA and Actra members.

 The deadline for submissions is December 3rd 12pm.

All applicants must submit to the Quebec Drama Federation: workshop@quebecdrama.org 

 

INFORMATION

General Auditions will be held at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts
(5170 Chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine)
December 12 from 9:30 – 4:00PM and December 13 from 10:30 – 5:00PM

Only Eligible candidates will be contacted and allotted an audition slot.

Artistic Directors of PACT theatre companies, Independent Directors as well as Montreal based Talent Agents and Casting Directors will be in attendance.
For more information, please contact holly Greco (QDF Program Coordinator)  at 514-875-8698 or workshop@quebecdrama.org 

Annual General Meeting and Fall Theatre Calendar Launch

The Quebec Drama Federation has completed another fiscal year, and the Board and staff would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting. Join us to learn more about the past year’s work and what is coming up at QDF.

Date: September 17th, 2018
Location: Le Gesù (Espace Custeau), 1200, Rue Bleury, Montreal QC
Time: Doors @ 5:00pm, Call to Order @ 5:45pm
RSVP: to admin@quebecdrama.org

The QDF Annual General Meeting provides the opportunity for members to review ongoing operations and find out about new initiatives. Please note that only current members in good standing have voting privileges.

Doors open for check-in, cash-bar and refreshments at 5:00pm. AGM Call to Order at 5:45pm. Please help us to plan for your comfort and guarantee quorum – RSVP in advance to admin@quebecdrama.org

All members in good standing are welcome to self-nominate or nominate another member for any of the available positions on the Board. A nomination form with guidelines can be requested by contacting admin@quebecdrama.org.
*Please note: all nominations must be received no later than September 7, 2018.

#weareQCtheatre

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Fall Theatre Calendar Launch
Date: September 17th, 2018
Location: Le Gesù (Espace Custeau), 1200, Rue Bleury, Montreal QC
Time: Doors @ 7:00pm, Launch @ 7:30pm
Free entry

Catch a glimpse of what our members have in store for the fall theatre season!

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About the venue:
The space is wheelchair accessible, with soft lighting, and all bathrooms are gender neutral.

We would like to acknowledge that our event will be held on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

#weareQCtheatre

Are you a patron of Quebec theatre? Do you work at the box office? Are you in the cast and crew? We want to showcase you! With #weareQCtheatre, we will be showcasing the Quebec theatre community on our social media. Once a week for the coming year, we will be presenting a member with #weareQCtheatre. We at QDF aim to provide platforms and opportunities for all of our members. Through Instagram, Facebook and Twitter we will highlight YOU for your hard work.

To be featured, simply write a brief piece to give us a sense of who you are (in approx. 150 words). Please include a headshot or preferred photo for our social media! Include the following in your message: Full name and date. Sample topics could include, however not limited to:

  • Current role;
  • Favourite piece of theatre;
  • Years active in the theatre community;
  • Tell us about your first theatre experience;
  • Favourite project you’ve worked on;
  • What you dream to see more of in Quebec theatre;
  • Upcoming projects you want to promote;
  • What does #weareQCtheatre mean to you!

If you have any questions or require additional information, don’t hesitate to let us know! All submissions and information can be sent to the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Benjamin at marketing@quebecdrama.org.