General auditions for our 2018 Summer Repertory Festival will be held February 2018 and are by appointment only.

The Artistic Director is responsible for all casting, working in concert with the directors for the productions.

All submissions and auditions for the acting company (for 2018, approximately 16 actors) who will be playing and understudying roles in our three-show festival. Every actor cast will be in two of our three productions.

Outside of auditions, if you are performing in a local production and would like Artistic Director Tariq Leslie to see your work onstage, please email him at Tariq (at) ensembletheatrecompany.caPlease do not submit audition materials to this address.



Ensemble Theatre Company strongly encourages submissions from artists of all ethno-cultural backgrounds.  

We are committed to diverse casting, and aim for a gender-balanced company every year - these are not just words, they are what we actively strive for.

  • By email only and should be directed to auditions {at}
  • Cover letters must be in the body of the email.
  • Résumé and Headshot in a single PDF file labeled with family name first. (i.e.: DOE, John/Jane)
  • Auditions are by appointment only.  Only those selected to audition will be contacted.


  • General Auditions are ONLY for actors who have NOT been seen by our Artistic Director in the last 2 years.
  • Please prepare contrasting monologues:
    • One classic (from the Greek, Elizabethan, Jacobean or Restoration periods)
    • One contemporary (mid-to-late 20th Century to the present)


  • Midnight January 20, 2018.
  • Submissions received after this time will not be considered for auditions.


Callbacks will also be held in February 2018 (Callbacks will include those selected from General Auditions from the current, and possibly prior years).