Jessica Bertrand in Rosamund Small’s TomorrowLove

Jessica Bertrand in Rosamund Small’s TomorrowLove.  Directed by Andrea Donaldson.  Set design by Anna Treusch.  Costume design by Sharon E. Secord.  Lighting design by Paul Cegys.  November 2018.

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Production Auditions

We typically produce two to three main shows per year - in November and March on the main stage Theatre of the Arts, and every other year in June. Auditions usually happen in the first week of the term but occasionally auditions for winter shows happen late in the fall term and auditions for the spring show happen late in the winter term. Audition requirements are posted below as well as on the Call Board outside ML 135 2 months ahead.

There may also be student projects for directing courses or thesis projects which require actors from time to time. Check the Call Board for information.  Notifications are also posted to the UWaterloo Theatre & Performance Facebook page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Auditions for Winter 2020 production

The winter mainstage production is UpStart 20.  UpStart 20 is a juried one-act play festival. All the plays are written, directed, designed and performed by students.  There are 3 plays being produced as part of the festival , one of which is a musical.  For more information about the plays please see UpStart web page.

Auditions will be held on:

WHEN: Tuesday, November 26 & Wednesday, November 27, 2019

TIME: 6:00 - 9 p.m.


To sign up for a 15 minute slot please do so on UWaterloo Leads.

Those auditioning are asked to:

  1. Prepare one  monologue of your choice no more than 90 seconds long.
  2. If interested in acting in the musical, please prepare one song of your choice no more than 90 seconds long.  Please bring sheet music or recorded back-up music.


Some auditioners will be asked to attend the callbacks on Thursday, November 6th from 6 - 9 p.m.  Please book this time off in advance.  


Email Janelle Rainville