Audition Notice

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Audition Notice

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

New West Theatre, in Lethbridge, Alberta, requests actor submissions for their production of The Legend of the Lost Tooth, created and directed by Nicola Elson.

The Legend of the Lost Tooth is a new theatre for young audiences creation that will be running at New West Theatre in December 2019 and touring elementary schools in southern Alberta in January 2020. A new creation, much of the show will be devised by the performers and director in the rehearsal process based on the director’s existing narrative structure.

Auditions will be held in the following cities:

  • Lethbridge – July 4, 2019
  • Calgary – July 17, 2019

Those selected for an audition will be asked to prepare the following:

One monologue no longer than two minutes in length that showcases a physically dynamic character suitable for a young audience.

A performance piece without text that is no longer than two minutes in length. We are looking for direct, word-free communication with the audience (no fourth wall). If you have access to and would like to use a mask, a clown nose, puppetry, etc., please do, but it is not essential.

Past experience working in physical theatre, mask and/ or puppetry is considered an asset.

Production Information

Rehearsals: December 8 – 21, 2019
Performance Dates: December 22, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Tour Dates: January 6 – 18, 2020

New West Theatre is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community. We believe in equity and inclusion and strongly encourage submissions from all artists regardless of gender, age, race, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, and experience

Please submit a headshot, resume, and cover letter detailing why you’d like to work in theatre for young audiences to General Manager Kelly Reay at

Please indicate in the subject line which city you would like to audition in.

New West Theatre will contact those selected for an audition with further information.

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