QDF Open Call for Actors & Designers

Quebec Drama Federation to hold Montreal General Auditions on December 12 & 13


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.

Please note: Those who participated in last year’s General Auditions are not eligible for this year.


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: November 23 at 4:00 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 November 26.

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) on 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

Source: https://quebecdrama.org/general-auditions/

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