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CASTING CALL: Young Actors for the Tarragon Young Playwrights Unit

Are you an actor under 22 who is interested in new play development? Do you want to participate in the workshops of 4 brand new plays this summer? Then review the casting breakdowns on our website, and apply to be an actor in our Young Playwrights Unit!

Inspired by new play development practices at Tarragon Theatre, the Young Playwrights Unit (YPU) offers a FREE training experience for young people who are curious and passionate about play-making. Each year, the unit provides a group of dedicated young writers the rigorous context in which to develop some of their first works. Each participant works toward the completion of a full draft of their piece, that culminates in a staged reading with actors and directors.

Young Actors for the YPU get to...

• Act in the workshop of a new play by a new playwright.
• Learn from a professional director, and perform in Tarragon’s Workspace.
• Explore the actor’s role in new play development with Tarragon’s Literary Manager, Joanna Falck.
• Attend a panel discussion with some of Toronto’s most savvy self-producers on how to get new work on its feet and seen.
• Claim FREE tickets to all remaining shows in Tarragon’s 2018/2019 season.

Submission Requirements:

• Applicants must be aged 22 or under, and non-union.
• Current enrollment in a theatre/acting training program is an asset, but is not mandatory. Recent graduates are also encouraged to submit.
• Applicants must be available to participate in workshops at Tarragon on May 3rd, 6th, 11th and 15th, as well as June 1st and 2nd. Depending on casting, some actors may not be called to all workshops. If you foresee any scheduling conflicts, please contact us before submitting.

What to Submit:

• A headshot, resume, and brief statement that outlines your interest in new play development.
• A list of the parts that you would like to be considered for. See casting breakdowns here.
• A headshot, resume, and brief statement that outlines your interest in new play development.
• Please submit via email to: with subject line: “YPU ACTOR SUBMISSION”. Questions about the opportunity can also be fielded via this email address.

FRIDAY APRIL 19th, 2019 @ 5:00pm

This is a free learning experience

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