2023 General Auditions

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People (Victoria) and Carousel Theatre for Young People (Vancouver) are holding joint General Auditions in Vancouver. Professional adult actors who are interested in working in Victoria and/or Vancouver are invited to submit.

Auditions will be held in in Vancouver on Wednesday, September 13 at Carousel Theatre for Young People on Granville Island from 10:00am-4:00pm.

Artists local to Victoria and Vancouver Island can request a self-tape audition rather than travelling to Vancouver.

  • Candidates are asked to prepare One 2-minute monologue, preferably from a contemporary piece for young audiences.
  • Optional: an acapella song, no longer than 30 seconds

Both Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People and Carousel Theatre for Young People are members of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engage professional artists under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement.

How to Submit: Please send a headshot and CV to BOTH auditions@kaleidoscope.bc.ca and guestservices@carouseltheatre.ca  by September 6th at 5pm. 

Please title your documents using your first initial and last name, following this example:

‘J. Doe – General Audition.PDF”

CAEA members: please indicate your Equity status at the time of submission. Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Please bring your membership number to the audition.

Agents: please do not send bulk submissions. If submitting for your clients, please submit them individually, following the format above.

Questions: email Kaleidoscope Executive and Artistic director Pat Rundell at pat@kaleidoscope.bc.ca and/or Carousel Theatre for Young People Co-Artistic & Managing Director Jennica Grienke at jennica@caroulsetheatre.ca 

Only those selected for an audition will be contacted. Please note that these auditions are for adult artists only. 

Carousel Theatre for Young People is committed to being a safe and inclusive space and are continually dedicated to creating theatre in the spirit of equity and inclusion. Carousel Theatre encourages submissions from diverse adult artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Carousel Theatre for Young People acknowledges that we create and perform on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) & sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is an equal opportunity company. Decisions by Kaleidoscope concerning casting, employment, and every aspect of the individual’s relationship and participation with Kaleidoscope are based on talent and qualifications without regard to race, colour, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, nationality or ethnic origin, disability, and/or other categories protected by law. Kaleidoscope is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich mosaic of cultural diversity and encourages submissions from artists of all ethnocultural backgrounds.

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People acknowledges with respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory Kaleidoscope works and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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