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Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for

Hedwig and the Angry InchHEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Rebecca Ballarin
Music Direction by Giustin MacLean

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, June 29, 2017 – early submissions are encouraged. Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of July 4, with callbacks on July 8 and 9. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: September 22-October 7, 2017

Please send headshots, resumes and character(s) for which you wish to be seen to

Artists of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit. In particular, we encourage submissions from those who identify as trans, non-binary, gender fluid and/or 2-spirited.

Audition requirements: Actors are asked to prepare one contemporary monologue (max. 2 minutes) and be prepared from some improvisation. Candidates should be prepared to show some proficiency with accents – German (Hedwig), Eastern European (Yitzhak). In addition, actors are asked to prepare two contemporary pieces (approximately 1-2 minutes per piece) in the rock/pop vein. These do not need to be from the musical theatre canon. Please ensure that one piece is a ballad and the other an up-tempo piece. Actors are expected to bring sheet music for their song and an accompanist will be provided. A capella auditions are strongly discouraged.

It is recommended that actors familiarize themselves with the characters and material in the play.

Job Postings

Postings include both production positions that are paid with competitive honorariums to part-time Front of House, ushering or work study positions paid by the hour. Production positions are open to the general public (including U of T students) while Front of House, ushering and/or work study positions are only open to current U of T students.

General Submssions

Hart House Theatre is now accepting general submissions for the following capacities in its 2017/2018 Season and beyond:

  • Lighting Design
  • Set Design
  • Sound Design
  • Video Design
  • Costume Design
  • Stage Management



Thursday, August 31, 2017 – early submissions are encouraged.

Hart House Theatre offers a competitive honorarium to contracted stage managers and/or designers.

Candidates should have some working experience in theatre, and have attended some sort of post-secondary institute for study in their field/discipline. Successful candidates will be contacted directly to arrange for interviews.

Please send resumes, letters of intent and online portfolios to Hart House Theatre’s Technical Director, Brian Campbell at

Candidates of all ethnic, cultural, sexual and gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit.



  • Must have a portfolio or examples of their work
  • Set and Lighting Designers must use some sort of computer aided design software (AutoCAD, Vectorworks, WYSIWYG, Sketchup, etc.)
  • Will be asked to generate all relevant paperwork, be available for load in/set up and to source relevant materials (audio files, fabrics, furniture, video files, etc.)
  • Bonuses: Audio/Video Designers – Q-Lab Programming, Lighting Designers – ETC Ion knowledge, Set Designers – Construction drawing creation.



  • Must be available for all rehearsals or make suitable arrangements
  • Will be asked to train ASMs
  • Will be asked to work with and update Google Calendars, maintain all scripts, keep minutes at production meetings, take and disseminate rehearsal notes and show reports.
  • Bonus: Ability to read music and call from a score

Volunteer Positions

Join the blend of students and professionals, actors, playwrights, dancers, directors, musicians and technicians in a unique educational opportunity!


  • Opportunities for personal development and confidence building: learn a skill and meet new people.
  • Rare university opportunity that allows you to work with other students, alumni, community members, university staff and theatrical industry professionals.
  • Work as part of a team towards a larger goal of a high quality theatrical production.
  • You will get your name and job title listed in the Hart House Theatre Program.


Assisting Professionals (Time Commitment: 2 – 3 months):

These positions are reserved for current U of T students with experience working on theatrical productions looking to expand their craft by working alongside industry professionals. Interested applicants can forward a resume/CV and statement of interest to the Interim Education and Production Coordinator, Rebecca Ostroff at The number of hours for each of these positions will be determined by their direct supervisor.

Not all positions are offered for each Production. Potential positions available are as follows:

  • Assistant Director
  • Assistant Dramaturg
  • Assistant Musical Director
  • Assistant Technical Director – a valid driver’s license is required for interested candidates.
  • Assistant Designers (for either: Costumes, Set, Props, Lighting, Sound, Video)
  • Assistant Stage Manager


Short Term Design Opportunities (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks):

  • Head Painter – work directly with Set Designer and Technical Director. Instructs volunteer painters on the techniques and lead the work calls.
  • Set Build Leaders – work directly with the Set Designer and Technical Director. Instructs volunteer set build crew on the techniques and lead the work calls.
  • Wardrobe Build Crew – work directly with the Costume Designer to build, alter and repair costumes for the production. Machine and hand sewing skills required.


Outreach Opportunities (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks per production)

  • Marketing / Outreach / Audience Development – assist the Theatre’s marketing team with promoting productions around campus and in the community as a whole, including: classroom visits, promotional events and surveys with audience members in the lobby before and after performances.


Running Crew Positions (Time Commitment: 2-4 weeks):

  • Lighting Board Operator – work directly with Stage Manager and Head Technician. Test equipment before shows; operate lighting cues during the performances.
  • Sound/Video Operator – work directly with Stage Manager and Head Technician. Test equipment before shows; operate sound/video cues during the performances.
  • Backstage Running Crew – work directly with Assistant Stage Managers, Head Technician and Cast. Assist with scene changes, curtain operation and any other effects run from backstage.
  • Wardrobe Running Crew – work directly with Assistant Stage Managers, Head Technician and Cast. Assist with costume changes, wardrobe repairs and laundry.


Production Assistants (Minimal Time Commitments/any number of hours):

Production Assistant is a broad term meaning general labour who participates in a specific task or many tasks to contribute to the labour requirements for the show. This might include, but is not limited to:

  • light walking
  • painting
  • set/prop/wardrobe builds
  • postering
  • Stuffing envelopes for mailings


  • replacement running crew
  • dressing room set up/clean up
  • cleanup of set/prop/costume inventories
  • audience outreach
  • stocking first aid kits

DON’T SEE ANYTHING THAT INTERESTS YOU? Contact us to discuss other ways to get involved!

For more information on Hart House Theatre, volunteer opportunities, frequently asked questions and theatrical terms, please click here to download a PDF version of the Volunteer Information Package.

For a season overview of when we may require each position, please click here to download a PDF version of the Calendar Dates for Volunteers.

If you are interested in volunteering at Hart House Theatre, please contact:

Rebecca Ostroff
Interim Education and Production Coordinator
Hart House Theatre