General Auditions for Geordie Theatre’s 2020-21 Season

Auditions: March 16th, 2020 (Mainstage) 
March 17th and 18th, 2020 (2Play Tour)
Callbacks: March 23rd, 2020 (Mainstage)

Geordie Theatre is holding General Auditions for its 2020-2021 Mainstage and 2Play Tour productions.

In attendance: Artistic Director Mike Payette and guests.

Geordie invites artists of all types (shapes, cultures, gender, physical ability, etc) to submit.

Although Geordie encourages all submissions, only artists selected for an audition will be contacted.

Unionized artists (Fall 2020 Mainstage production)

  • Unionized artists will be seen on Monday, March 16th between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm
  • Deadline for submissions: Monday, March 9th at 5:00 pm
  • The Fall 2020 Mainstage production will run from October 23rd to November 1st, with a possible extension to November 8th. Rehearsals will begin on September 28th.
  • Audition preparation: Artists will be given sides to prepare for the audition.
  • Please see additional information below.

Non-union artists (2020-2021 2Play Tour)

  • Non-union artists will be seen on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm
  • Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, March 11th at 5:00 pm
  • The 2020-2021 2Play Tour will run from September 2020 to April 2021.
  • Rehearsals will begin in early August 2020.
  • Audition preparation: Artists are asked to prepare 2 pieces: one contemporary piece of any genre, and one piece that showcases physicality and imagination – be creative! Pieces should be 2 minutes (max) each.
  • Please see additional information below.

Additional information on the Mainstage (Union/Non-Union)

  • Priority will be given to union-affiliated artists for this round of auditions
  • Since the 1990s, Geordie’s Mainstage series has produced and presented impactful new works and beautiful adaptations of some of the world’s most beloved stories for audiences from Montreal and afar to experience.
  • The Mainstage home is at the 387-seat D.B. Clarke Theatre in Downtown Montreal.

About the Play

Title not yet revealed.
An adaptation of one of the world’s most iconic pieces of literature, this high-speed, immersive production looks at the author behind “the creator” and “the creature” in a modern context where conversations on climate change, artificial intelligence and our relationship to technology shed new light on a classic tale.

Character Breakdown

The daughter of a tech entrepreneur. Quick-witted with an affinity for science, literature and intelligent thought. However, she has dropped out of university and is stuck, not sure if she should become a graphic novelist and reject her father’s world of science. Plays multiple characters and must be comfortable with mask work and physicality.

Early 20s – 30s.
A hyperintelligent, charming young man studying medicine in the 19th Century. Hugely driven, his overconfidence is rarely marred by the skeptics that surround him. Plays multiple characters and must be comfortable with mask work and physicality.

Early 20s – 30s.
Rejected and un-nurtured by anyone, he is forced to learn about the world on his own. He is guided by an overwhelming feeling of loneliness and a disconnection to humanity, which evolves into a desire for revenge. Plays multiple characters and must be comfortable with mask work and physicality.

Additional information on the 2Play Tour (Non-union)

  • The 2Play Tour is so named because the same group of actors (plus one tour manager) present two plays (one for elementary school audiences and one for high school & CEGEP audiences) during the tour. It is not unusual to present both plays in a single day and the tour annually does up to 220 individual performances, travels 35,000 km and plays to approximately 40,000 young people.
  • The tour will rehearse beginning in early August, with the first leg of the tour beginning in late September. The 2Play Tour performances take place over 8 months (September 2019 to April 2020) inclusively.
  • Tour performances take place in school gyms, auditoriums, libraries, community centres, and theatres.
  • Tour actors are expected to load-in and strike the set, props, and costumes together with the tour manager.
  • The longest of its kind in Canada, the tour travels to remote regions in Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritimes. The tour schedule is organized into “legs” – the first leg of the tour traditionally takes the group to the Lower North Shore of Quebec; subsequent legs travel to the Maritimes, the Magdalene Islands, and the Gaspé. This can mean several days or weeks in very remote communities, and some unconventional travel (by ATV or water taxi). Per diem and accommodations accompany these stops.
  • The tour travels together with the set, props, and costumes, in a passenger/cargo van to all locations which are accessible by road, including New Brunswick.
  • The tour presents up to 12 performances per week (occasionally 3 performances per day) often at more than one location. The tour performs up to 6 days per week.
  • Actors cannot participate in other theatrical productions during the tour due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The actors who enjoy the tour the most have a great sense of adventure, are kind, generous, and tolerant of others, can spend long stretches in close proximity with their co-workers, and can find something new in each performance of a play which they have presented many times before. For 40 years, the 2Play tour remains an unforgettable engagement for emerging professional artists.

To request an audition time, please send your headshot and resume to


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