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General Auditions

Dates: June 25, 28, 29, 2018


Factory Theatre is holding general auditions for its upcoming season workshops and productions. Selected performers should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues from plays written from 1998 or later by Canadian playwrights; each must be one minute or less in length for a maximum time of two minutes (not including time between monologues). In fairness and respect to all selected, monologues will be stopped at the two-minute mark. Auditions are by appointment only and priority will be given to members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Non-members will only be seen on June 28th and 29th.


Factory Theatre is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from professional artists of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities.


Please note: 


Actors may only audition for Factory once every three years. Please do not submit if you have auditioned for us since 2016. Submissions not following this guideline will be deemed ineligible.


We are not accepting recorded or Skype audition requests.


We are only accepting audition requests for the dates indicated. If you are not available on these dates, please do not submit.


We are only accepting audition requests from artists who are legally able to work in Canada.


To be considered for general auditions, please email your headshot and resume with a 300-word cover letter (in one PDF file only) by, June 18, 2018, 11:55 p.m. to:



Nina Lee Aquino

Artistic Director


As you can appreciate, we handle a large volume of submissions and would welcome your help in providing the best possible consideration for you/your clients. Please read these submission instructions carefully; failure to adhere to these instructions means we will not see you, and late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.


Submission Instructions for INDIVIDUALS:

  • Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
  • PDF file name should be in this format: LASTNAMEFirstname.pdf
  • Please indicate on the subject line of the email your Equity status in the following format: FirstName LastName Factory General Auditions 2018: EQUITY/NON-EQUITY



Submission Instructions for CASTING AGENTS:

  • While we welcome e-pitches, we strongly advise you to have your clients submit individually while clearly indicating that you represent them in their email. Factory places a great deal of emphasis on the 300-word cover letter as a means of getting to know individual artists for auditions. Therefore, encouraging your clients to submit individually with this cover letter gives them a stronger chance of being selected for the General Auditions.
  • If you are using e-pitches, please clearly separate (in different emails) Equity and Non-Equity candidates.


Early submissions are strongly preferred.  No late submissions will be accepted. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however only successful applicants will be contacted to arrange an audition. 


No telephone inquiries please.


The Factory-produced shows in our 2018/19 season are:



The Men in White by Anosh Irani

Beautiful Man by Erin Shields

For the complete line-up and information on our upcoming season, please visit



Factory Theatre would like to acknowledge, with gratitude, all the storytellers, stewards, and caretakers -- recorded and unrecorded -- that continue to host Factory on their land. We would like to thank the Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Wyndot and other Anishnaabe nations who have allowed us to create plays that have moved and transformed our audiences at this gathering place for over 30 years.

Founded in 1970, Factory Theatre was the first theatre company in the nation to devote itself to producing 100% Canadian content. 49 seasons later Factory continues to lead in the development and sharing of Canadian stories, having produced more than 300 productions from a wide array of Canadian creators and launching the careers of countless theatre professionals.

Should you need assistance selecting your Canadian monologues, these are some great places to start:

Playwrights Canada Press:
Pledge Project:
The 49 List:
Scirocco Drama:
Canadian Play Outlet (Playwrights Guild of Canada):

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