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Audition for us

Shakespeare in Action typically hires actors and artist educators twice a year, in conjunction with the school year.

Roster members work primarily in four capacities:

  • running workshops in schools (with commitments on a day-by-day basis),
  • leading groups in the TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club (commitment of 6 Saturdays required)
  • performing in productions (commitment of 4 to 6 weeks)
  • be a part of a pioneering new program, Shakespeare Hip Hop Fusion in association with the Toronto Public Library. Participants will serve as instructors and mentors to youth aged 13-17, helping to teach 

Shakespearean text, rap, hip hop dance, and/or spoken word

Shakespeare in Action is committed to maintaining a roster that represents the diversity of our city and we encourage applications from anyone and everyone with a passion for Shakespeare.


Job Title:

Submission Deadline:

Ethnocultural mandate or casting statement:
Shakespeare in Action is passionate about working with a team that represents the diversity of Toronto, and more specifically, the Weston community, our home. We strongly encourage applications from directors with a passion for Shakespeare, theatre for young audiences, and/or northwest Toronto.

Additional information:
As SIA undergoes training, learning, and transition, we are interested in meeting Toronto-based emerging and mid-career professional directors for upcoming TYA projects in the current and upcoming season.

Directors interested in the mandate of SIA are asked to send a resume and introductory note about their work / practice to jobs@shakespeareinaction.org [jobs AT shakespeareinaction DOT org].

now hiring Actors!


Audition 1: 2/10/2020, Toronto

Audition 2: 2/11/2020, Toronto


Production name:
General Audition

Production rehearsal date:

Submission deadline:

Ethnocultural mandate or casting statement:
While the company undergoes learning and transition, we remain committed to building creative teams that reflect and celebrate the cultural diversity of Toronto, and more specifically Weston, our home. We strongly encourage applications from anyone with a passion and connection with Shakespeare, theatre for young audiences, and northwest Toronto.

Additional information:
Applicants will be considered for: a Spring TYA show, a professional outdoor summer show, and generally for the upcoming 2020/2021 season. We want to meet actors, (emerging, mid-career, and established), who we haven’t met / worked with before.

Please submit a headshot and resume to jobs@shakespeareinaction.org [jobs AT shakespeareinaction DOT org] with subject title “YourName_2020Audition” to be considered.

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