New Faces 2019

Showcase2018 NewfacesTheatre Ontario's annual Next Generation Showcase will take place on January 13th and 14th, 2019.

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.

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 have not participated in Next Generation Showcase in the past;
  • 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 may be outside this criteria, including:

If selected, you agree to upload your headshot and resume to Dropbox (via a provided link) by Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 5pm, and to submit 50 hardcopies of your photo and resume by Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 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, November 30th, 2018 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 (a discount of $25 or more on a regular Theatre Ontario membership.)

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


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