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The Role

Actors are responsible for creating a character either based on a pre-written play, or creating a character from scratch using improvisation while following directions. In addition to working on characters Actors participating in Summer Ensemble also engage in learning about the performing arts industry.

As part of Summer Ensemble 2023, the actor will participate in InspiraTO Festival 2023, a ten minute play festival.

Type of Engagement: Full Time 

Start Date: June 6 2023 

End Date: July 29 2023 

Compensation: $4,480 ($16/h)

Job Description

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • punctually arrive to rehearsals and performances;
  • learn and practice industry specific warm up vocal and physical exercises daily;
  • read, analyze and interpret script or themes and ideas proposed as an improvisation input 
  • write a character biography following mentorship and guidance from a senior artist;
  • research themes and topics relevant to the play such as the time period, details about the playwright, historic circumstances, philosophical, sociological and economic background of the piece;
  • study and rehearse lines, gestures and expressions to interpret a role;
  • memorize lines in a timely manner with a 100% accuracy (paraphrasing is a common problem among actors without proper professional training, the actors in professional setting are expected to be able to memorize exact lines following punctuation as written by the playwright)
  • work collaboratively in a team environment, communicate ideas clearly and effectively (orally and non-orally);
  • sing or dance when required by specific roles;
  • improvise a role in rehearsal situation;
  • understand and follow direction;
  • work on developing comedic timing (comedic timing is a nuanced timing that ensures a line is delivered at the precisely right moment in order to facilitate laughter from the audience);
  • animate puppets or objects or improvise with them;
  • watch videos containing acting techniques and exercises;
  • watch video of professional productions;
  • with the help of a mentor learn how to evaluate professional theatre’s elements;
  • participate in learning activities about professional companies (employers) in Canada, and internationally;
  • participate in learning activities about funding bodies and grants;
  • participate in learning activities how a budget for an independently produced show is created and create a budget for a dream show;
  • examine different digital tools used by theatre artists;
  • discuss and debate elements of professional productions and acting techniques;
  • learn how to write and edit a blogpost under supervision and mentorship;
  • write 1 blog post per week.

Reports To:

Artistic Director

Requirements: 

  • Be available to work online and in person at our theatre (3650 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4Y 3V9) and studio (2359 Royal Windsor Drive Unit 210, Mississauga, ON L5J 4S9).
  • Be available for all dates and hours stated in calendar.
  • Be a Canadian Citizen, have a PR, or refugee status.
  • Be between 18 – 30 years of age.

Education and Experience:

Experience and Education in Theatre is prefered, but not required.

Languages:

English. Knowledge of any other language is a plus. 

Software experience:

E-mail, google drive, google calendar (or Ical)

Additional Requirements:

Only non-union actors are eligible

Location:

Mississauga (Crane Creations Studio, and Maja Prentice Theatre)

Application Process

Deadline to apply: 

April 30, 2023

How To Apply: 

Apply Online. Click the Yellow Button below to submit.

Required Documents: Resume in PDF format

Next Steps

Successful Candidates will be contacted for an audition.

Audition Dates: May 8th to 11th 2023

What To Prepare For Your Audition: If selected for an audition, successful candidates will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues, one classical and one contemporary.

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