General Audition Notice: Indigenous Theatre, National Arts Centre


The Indigenous Theatre department within the National Arts Centre was created to develop, nurture, and showcase Indigenous stories at community, national and international levels. Our mission is to honour our storytellers and thereby aid in the retention, resurgence and resilience of the multiple and diverse Indigenous cultures of this land.

NAC Indigenous Theatres Artistic Director, Kevin Loring, will be conducting general auditions, as an invitation to meet the local Indigenous performer community and with an eye to casting future productions.

Those selected to audition will be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues from plays written by Indigenous playwrights; each must be two minutes or less in length. For performers with a musical and/or dance background, you are welcome to (optional) prepare a song and/or movement piece no longer than one minute in length.

Please come prepared to showcase your unique talents and perspectives.


All roles for the 2024-25 season have been cast. General auditions are primarily a way to introduce yourself and your work. Participants in general auditions may be considered for:

  • Roles in future productions
  • Work in play development processes (readings, workshops, etc.)
  • Participation in artistic development or training programs.


Auditions are by appointment only. Please note, we are currently not accepting video submissions or virtual auditions.

NAC Indigenous Theatre is eager to meet Indigenous performers from across Turtle Island, and welcome both CAEA members and non-members. The National Arts Centre is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe, supportive, welcoming work environment. Artists of all ages, genders and abilities will be considered for roles where identity characteristics are not specific. Indigenous artists will be cast in Indigenous roles.


  • Vancouver, BC, The Cultch on April 23rd, 2024.
  • Edmonton, AB, The Citadel Theatre on May 4th, 2024.
  • Saskatoon, SK, Persephone Theatre on May 6th, 2024.
  • Winnipeg, MB, Prairie Theatre Exchange on May 8th, 2024.
  • Toronto, ON – To be confirmed.
  • Montreal, QC – To be confirmed. 

Please note that additional cities and locations will be added.


Audition applicants may either;


  • Send an email to; in the subject line please write “Indigenous Theatre Audition” and include the city you want to audition in. If you are sending an email submission, please include your headshot, performance resume, and a 150-word paragraph introducing yourself and the kind of work you enjoy—such as new work, comedies, musical theatre, experimental, interdisciplinary, and your experience with creating and/or performing in Indigenous work in a traditional and/or contemporary context.


As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage applicants to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples and persons with disabilities.

Please note, due to a high number of interest and submissions, only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Questions may be directed to Brit Johnston, Associate Producer, NAC Indigenous Theatre at



Ian Hobson
Communications Strategist, NAC Indigenous Theatre
National Arts Centre
343 588-0742

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