Ask an Agent April 2018

Ask an Agent

Tuesday April 3, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Theatre Ontario Boardroom
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toront

What does an agent do and why should you have one?

This session covers the basics of the agent/performer relationship and some general business information, answering questions such as:

How do you go about looking for an agent? What sort of materials will you be expected to have with you and will you be asked to audition?

  • When meeting with agents, what should you look for?
  • What can you do as a performer to keep your relationship with your agent on track and aiming towards your business goals?
  • If you ever have to leave an agent, what is the best strategy?
  • Is it best to join one of the two unions right away or stay non-union while gaining experience?
  • What can you expect to get out of this profession?  What can you expect if you achieve success as an actor?

Meet the Instructor...

Robyn Friedman, Agent/Manager

Friedman_RobynOne of Canada's most coveted and successful agents, Robyn Friedman has been active in the business for over thirty years.  She  began  her career in 1986 as an agent’s assistant and less than a year later she was invited to head the modeling division.

Robyn’s love of musical theatre and cinema was the catalyst for her move from modeling agent to actor's agent.  She  joined The Talent  Group  (later  known  as Fusion Talent) in 1988 where she remained for 15 years, growing an impressive roster and forging lasting relationships in the entertainment community. In 2003, Robyn joined Shari Quallenberg and Noelle Jenkinson to found Artist Management Inc. Today, Robyn’s eclectic and exclusive roster includes some of this country’s finest actors in theatre, television and feature film.

When not negotiating the hell out of a controct, Robyn the culture vulture can be found in Toronto/New York/LA, promoting her people and checking out the latest play or film.

Robyn is an AMI member one of Canada's most respected and sought after agencies with partners in Vancouver, New York, London and Los Angeles. AMI client's are working in front of the camera, behind the microphone or on the stage throughout the world.

Course Fee

$40 plus HST regular price

$20 plus HST member price


Members sign-in to access member pricing.

Confirmation and receipt will be sent by email.

No latecomers please.

For more information, please contact the Community Outreach and Training Coordinator, at or 416.408.4556 x10

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • If we receive your cancellation up to 5 business days before your workshop, you will receive a full refund less 10% administrative charges.
  • If we receive your cancellation 5-1 days before your workshop, you’ll receive a 50% refund.
  • If we receive your cancellation on the day of your workshop or you do not show up for your workshop, no refund will be issued.
  • If Theatre Ontario cancels a workshop you will be refunded in full.




401 Richmond Street West, Suite 350, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Telephone: 416.408.4556 (Find an Extension) / Fax: 416.408.3402
Get Directions / Contact Us via E-Mail


Monday to Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
(In July and August, our hours are Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 5 pm and Friday: 9 am to 1 pm)