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Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for roles in


By Kat Sandler
Directed by Claire Burns

Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, November 22, 2018 – early submissions are encouraged.

Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying

Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week beginning November 25, with callbacks on December 2. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen.

Performance run: March 1-9, 2019

Please send headshots, resumes to Be sure to include RETREAT SUBMISSION in your email subject line.

BIPOC, transgender and non-binary artists are strongly encouraged to submit.

Audition Requirements: Performers are asked to prepare one comedic monologue (max. 1.5 minutes). Additionally, actors should be prepared to read from the text as some sides may be provided. Please note which character you would like to be considered for in your audition request.

  • CANDACE: 30s-60s, leader, brash, charming
  • JORDAN: Early 20s, Alpha, bossy, bombastic, physical prowess
  • NICOLE: Early 20s, Alpha, bossy, flirtatious, cunning
  • PAUL: Early 20s, Underdog, nerdy, morose, dark
  • KIRA: Early 20s, Underdog, nerdy, hypersensitive


About the Play: In a world where entering the work force means fighting for an unpaid internship, Retreat looks at the darker, and oftentimes comical, side of employment competition. Written by indie-theatre powerhouse, Kat Sandler, Retreat brilliantly explores the journey of four candidates who go on a hilarious, unexpected adventure to see who will “live up to” the job.

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.

There are no postings at this time

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 Education and Production Coordinator, Gillian Lewis 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!

Resource Documents:
  • To download a PDF version of the Volunteer Information Package, please click here. This document includes more information on Hart House Theatre, Volunteer Opportunities and Frequently asked Questions
  • To download a PDF version of Job Descriptions and Theatrical Terms, please click here.  This is a resource document for anyone interested in learning more about the staff structure and Theatrical terminology.
  • To download a PDF version of the Calendar Dates for Volunteers, please click here. This document gives volunteers a season overview of when we may require each position.


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

Gillian Lewis
Education and Production Coordinator
Hart House Theatre