Auditions at Place des Arts


Coquitlam’s Place des Arts is calling teen performers aged 13-17 to audition for one or both of its two performance companies. The Theatre Company and The Musical Theatre Company both run September 2014 – May 2015. Interested teens may call Place des Arts’ Theatre Programmer Jessie Au at 604.664.1636 ext. 33 to book an audition and request a Theatre Company audition package.

The Theatre Company is a performance-based class made up of a group of dedicated aspiring actors led by Director Tim Perez and skills coach Amy Feld. Company members meet twice a week to rehearse. Actors will study a variety of theatre techniques such as mime, mask, improvisation, comedy and movement while working to develop pieces for public performances at Place des Arts in December and at Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Studio Theatre in May.

The Musical Theatre Company allows teen triple threats to work with experienced actor and choreographer Erika Babins on abridged versions of Broadway musicals in a pre-professional setting. Company members will work on improving their skills in singing, dancing and acting through the process of creating pieces for public performances at Place des Arts in December and at Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Studio Theatre in May.

place des arts auditionsThe auditions are happening at Place des Arts. The Theatre Company auditions are first, on Sunday June 1, 2014. Aspiring members should prepare one monologue from the Theatre Company audition package. If you’re accepted, rehearsals will be Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm and Saturday afternoons from 12:30pm-2:00pm, from September 10, 2014 to May 30, 2015. Musical Theatre Company auditions are happening June 8, 2014. In this group audition, come prepared to sing a song of your choosing. Then you’ll be taught a scene and a short dance routine to perform as a group during the audition. If you’re accepted, rehearsals will be Saturday afternoons from 2:45pm-5:15pm, from September 14, 2014 to May 30, 2015.

There is no cost to audition. Upon acceptance, information regarding registration and course feels will be provided. For more information and to read teacher bios, visit placedesarts.ca.

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