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TIME COMMITMENT: 1 – 2 hours

Meet the next generation of Canadian playwrights while gaining invaluable experience in the new play development process.

In addition to an ever growing list of award winning dramatists, many of the emerging playwrights coming out of the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, at the University of Toronto, have gone on to have their plays produced at various independent and mainstream theatres throughout the city, including Tarragon Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Outside the March, Toronto Fringe Festival, Next Stage Theatre Festival, SummerWorks, Rhubarb Festival and Paprika Festival, This play reading series offers you access to our emerging playwrights and their new works at the workshop phase.

DESCRIPTION: We are seeking women and men from a wide range of ages, races and ethnicities, for a series of play readings of new work by emerging playwrights. These readings will not be open to the public. They are part of an advanced playwriting course taught by celebrated playwright and director Djanet Sears.

The actors selected in this casting process will receive a PDF copy of the script approximately 3-5 days prior to the reading. Hard copies of the work will be made available just prior to the reading.

TIME COMMITMENT: 1 – 2 hours on one of the following dates:

Tuesday, February 26th: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, March 5th: 6:30 – 8:30 PM (Seeking actors of Korean and/or East Asian mixed-race heritage for this particular play reading)
Tuesday, March 12th: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Tuesday March 26th: 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Wednesday March 27th: 6:30 – 8:30 PM


CONTACT INFO: Please submit a headshot and resume by email to Djanet Sears at your earliest convenience. Those who have submitted resumes and photos and/or participated in the Reading Series in previous years should resubmit their details. The subject heading should read UOFT PLAYWRIGHTS READING SERIES. Please also indicate which of the above dates you are able to commit to.


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