General Auditions 2023

Modern Times Stage Company is holding General Auditions for our upcoming productions, workshops, and artistic initiatives for spring 2023 and our 2023-24 season.

General Auditions 2023

Modern Times creates original Canadian art, reimagines classic work, and adapts plays in different languages and contexts to bring holistic and innovative forms to our contemporary and diverse Toronto audiences. We are committed to exploring, imagining and creating exciting, radical, performing arts in Toronto, while additionally empowering voices that have been historically and presently marginalized – focusing on artists who have immigrated or sought asylum in Canada. Modern Times is the only Toronto-based theatre company that prioritizes empowering immigrants, newcomers and refugees as part of our core mandate

We are especially interested in hearing from folks from Immigrant, Persian, Desi, Middle-Eastern, IBPOC, LGBTQ+ and mixed-race communities. We are also additionally interested in any artists whose artistic practice is in line with our ethos, and explores and re-imagines artistic form.

Modern Times Stage Company was established by Soheil Parsa and Peter Farbridge in March 1989. The company is now recognized as an important player in Canadian theatre and has toured Montreal, Colombia, the United States, Europe and Iran. Modern Times is coming off smash hits The House of Bernarda Alba and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. In our 30+ years of existence, we have been nominated for 60+ Dora Awards.

We are a professional theatre organization and a registered charity, and only do professional work and pay professional fees.

All performers invited to audition will have a maximum of five minutes to perform their monologue(s), and/or any artistic skills. There will be the ability to play music from a device.

At this time, we are most interested in hearing from:

  • Brown / Desi / Middle Eastern Performers and Creators (all genders and age ranges)
  • Artists with Cabaret and related artistic practices (burlesque, dance, circus, clown)
  • IBPOC artists, immigrant artists, disabled artists, and artists identifying on the LGBTQ2+ spectrum

The deadline for submissions is 6 pm, Monday, February 6, 2023. Artists will be contacted by the end of February.

Submission Instructions:

  • Attach your headshot and resume as ONE .PDF file, please (titled FirstNameLastName.pdf)
  • Indicate any union or affiliation status
  • (Optional) Please feel free to include a brief cover letter (1pg MAX); if so, please include it within the same .PDF

All submissions can be sent to

Please refer any questions to Associate Artist & Producer Mahsa Ershadifar:

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need accessibility help. Please contact, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Only those selected for an appointment will be contacted.