Audition Notice: QDF General Auditions

Deadline for Submission: Friday, November 25th

The Quebec Drama Federation is announcing the upcoming Montreal General Auditions to be held on December 8 & 9, 2016 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 not eligible for this year.


Those auditioning will be asked to prepare:

  • Two contrasting pieces of a maximum of two minutes each. You may choose a song for your second piece. Please note that we will not have an accompanist, therefore, all songs must be sung a cappella or with a CD backing track.
  • 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 Thursday, 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:
Please Note: photos will not be printed out in colour
The Deadline for submissions is Friday, November 25 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 2017.


QDF would like to encourage designers to present their portfolios on December 9  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:
The Deadline for submissions is Friday November 25 at 4:00 P.M.

General Auditions will be held at the Centaur Theatre (453 Saint-François-Xavier) On December 8 & 9 from 9:30 – 4:00pm

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 will be in attendance.

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