Confederation Centre of the Arts - Young Company auditions

We invite diverse performers from across the country, between the ages of 16 – 24, to audition to be a part of this incredible group of young professionals. The 2017 Young Company will be part of The Dream Catchers, a nation- wide initiative celebrating the dreams of our youth through a lens of inclusion, reconciliation, the environment and Indigenous tradition. Come explore the dreams of young Canadians with us, learn from experienced theatre professionals, and show the country what you’ve got!  

Read more about the audition process and dates.

Confederation Players Troupe:
The Confederation Players recreate the events of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and Confederation 1867 through historic vignettes, improvised interactions with tourists, and guided walking tours of Old Charlottetown. The Confederation Players are trained to assume the roles of the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation and to PEI's important role as the Birthplace of Confederation. The program’s focus is on promoting and sharing Canadian and Island history through informative and entertaining engagements with the public. 

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Theatrical experience, ability to improvise;
• Interest in Canadian history;
• Must be mature, organized, punctual, and detail-orientated.
• Bilingualism an asset, but not a requirement;
• Willingness to wear period costumes and hold theatrical character;
• Ability to take direction and work within a tight-knit team

Application Process:   
Those interested in being part of the 2017 Confederation Players should forward a resume, short cover letter, and colour headshot (at no more than 4 pages total) to Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2017.

The Centre welcomes and encourages individuals of all nationalities to apply. Candidates should be graduated from high school, and between the ages of 18 and 25. There are more male parts available than female due to the nature of the program’s subject matter and several returning troupe members. Full-time and part-time positions are on offer with some additional fall work available for those living on PEI year-round. Wages range from $11.75-$13 per hour.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted in late-March, in person at Confederation Centre, or via Skype for out-of-province applicants.