a Company of Fools is holding General Auditions in Ottawa in preparation for our 2019 season. Ottawa based actors who have not been seen by Artistic Director Catriona Leger in the past two years are invited to submit for generals.
Established Ottawa based artists who have been working regularly in Ottawa and whose work is known to the company are invited to send a letter of interest and updated cv and headshot for our files.
We love everyone, but based on the principle that if you don’t submit, we don’t know that you’re interested – Only those who submit based on the above criteria will be considered for 2019.
Candidates should have a strong handle of Shakespearean text, be skilled in physical theatre, versatile and be able to persevere with a positive attitude in extreme heat, humidity, rain and other summer-like weather conditions. Summer theatre in the Ottawa region is gruelling – it is important that everyone involved thoroughly understands and accepts what is required. Puppetry skills, improv and the ability to confidently play hand held acoustic instruments will be considered an asset. A strong sense of humour and supportive team spirit are essential.
Actors who audition will be in consideration for Torchlight Shakespeare, development workshops, roving animation, and other opportunities as they arise in 2019. Contrary to previous Torchlight seasons, artists will NOT be required to participate in set up of the stage before the show. Some light tear down assistance may be required.
Auditions will be held in Ottawa December 6-7th. We regret that we will not be able to accommodate video submissions or submissions from actors who are not Ottawa-based.
Please send a letter of interest, headshot and resume in one PDF addressed to Artistic Director Catriona Leger at email@example.com by 5pm on November 19th, 2018. Please indicate your Equity status at the time of submission. ** Please title your document using your first initial and last name, following this example:
‘E. Thompson – General Audition’ **
Agents – please do not send bulk submissions with links. If submitting clients, please submit individually, following the format above.
Only those selected to audition will be contacted.
Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. CAEA members please bring your membership card to the audition.
a Company of Fools encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of culture, race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.