New Faces 2017

Showcase Networking Party 2015

Theatre Ontario’s annual Next Generation Showcase, presented in partnership with Soulpepper Theatre Company, will take place on January 15 and 16, 2017 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto's historic Distillery District.

This unique two-day event provides graduating theatre students the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of industry professionals, including casting directors, artistic directors, independent directors, producers, and agents. Many of the top theatre training programs from Ontario and beyond participate annually, and each year we also provide an opportunity for recent grads from other training programs wishing to pursue their performing careers in Ontario in our NEW FACES category.

To be eligible to apply to "New Faces", you must fulfill the following criteria:

  • You are graduating or have graduated from a full-time theatre training program within the last 3 years;
  • You currently reside, or plan to reside, in Ontario and are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
  • You presently do not have an agent.

We are also interested in applications from performing artists who are newcomers to Canada who are outside of this criteria.

Please note:  If you have already participated in the Next Generation Showcase in the past, you are not eligible for NEW FACES participation.

If selected, you agree to upload your headshot and resume to Dropbox (via a provided link) by Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 at 5pm, and to submit 50 hardcopies of your photo and resume by Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 to the Theatre Ontario office by mail or in person.

There are a very limited number of New Faces placements available. If the number of eligible applications that are received exceeds the number of slots available, Theatre Ontario reserves the right to decide who will be selected.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday, December 16th, 2016 at 12:00noon

COST: If selected to participate, the cost is $55 for Showcase Participation only, or $75 for Showcase plus a one-year Theatre Ontario membership ($25 discount on regular student price.)

To be considered, please send your headshot and theatre resume to Rachel Kennedy, Theatre Ontario Professional Theatre and Education Manager at


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