QDF General Auditions – Call for Submissions

QDF – General Auditions
Open Call for Actors & Designers

The Quebec Drama Federation is announcing the upcoming Montreal General Auditions to be held on December 11&12 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
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 culturally diverse or disabled, and to those auditioning for the first time at the annual general auditions. Please indicate such when submitting your headshot.

Please note: Those who participated in last year’s General Auditions are eligible for this year. As there are some new Artistic Directors attending, we would like to give them the opportunity to see everyone.

Those auditioning will be asked to prepare:
  • Two contrasting monologues of a maximum of two minutes eachNO FILM SIDES!
IMPORTANT: 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 the second piece on DECEMBER 11 only.
Thank you for understanding.
  • Submit your Head Shot and Resume 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 Friday, December 1.. Auditions will be in English. 
Non-Equity applicants may apply, however, audition lots will depend on the remaining spaces available. Priority is given to Equity, UdA and Actra members.All applicants must submit to the Quebec Drama Federation: workshop@quebecdrama.org
Please Note:  photos will not be printed out in colour

The Deadline for submissions is Friday November 24 at 4:00 P.M.

*This call does not apply to graduating students from the Montreal and Quebec region Theatre Training Institutions.  These auditions will be held separately in the Spring of 2018.

QDF would like to encourage designers to present their portfolios on December 11  from 1pm – 2pm.  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 Thursday, December 1..
Non-Equity designers may apply, however, inclusion will depend on the remaining spaces available. Priority is given to Equity, UdA and Actra members.

All applicants must submit  to the Quebec Drama Federation: workshop@quebecdrama.org
The Deadline for submissions is Friday December 1 at 4:00 P.M.

General Auditions will be held at the Centaur Rehearsal Hall(219 Young St. Montreal)
On December 11&12 from 9:30 – 4:00pm
*An extra day may be added on December 13 depending on the number of submissions we receive.
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 will be in attendance.

For more information, please contact Stephanie McKenna (QDF Events & Outreach Coordinator)  at 514-875-8698 or workshop@quebecdrama.org