Audition Monologue Workshop - March 9 to April 20, 2020

Participants will have the opportunity to sharpen their audition skills by presenting monologues and receiving feedback direction from some of the city’s leading directors and theatre practitioners.


  • Learn a new audition piece. 
  • Revitalize a piece you’ve had in your repertoire.
  • Sharpen your audition skills for the upcoming General Audition Season.
  • Work closely with leading Canadian directors, play-makers, and theatre artists.

The monologue training room gives you a weekly arena to fail and deepen your own work and the likelihood that you will present not only the best version of your current monologue repertoire but the best version of YOU. The structure provides an opportunity to watch your peers and this is invaluable - witnessing breakthroughs and being able to steal and hone your own work through others, your collaborators” – Justin

The training room was a space that allowed me to explore and refresh what it meant to be a performer. It is rare that you can find a space that creates room for both learning and safety at the same time.” - Merlin​


Monday nights from March 9 to April 20 for a total of seven sessions.  Sessions run from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

Each session will feature guest instructors.

Confirmed instructors include: Philip Akin, Akosua Amo-Adem, Damien Atkins, Founding Member Martha BurnsOliver Dennis, Raquel Duffy, and Gregory Prest. 


Cost: $230.00

Maximum number of participants: 16


Each session will be divided into eight, twenty-minute presentations.

Participants will be able to sign-up for presentation slots one week before each session on a first-come-first-served basis. Participants are guaranteed a minimum of three presentation slots over the course of the workshop period, with the potential for future slots available depending on class size/availability.

Each session will be led by our rotating roster of guest instructors, and will be tailored to accommodate the needs of each individual participant. 

When participants are not presenting, they will be actively engaged in observing each working session led by the weekly guest instructor.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM 

Complete the online application form by submitting your headshot, resume, contact information. 

Participation will be confirmed on February 25, 2020. Payment will only be processed upon confirmation of participation by email. All applicants will be contacted.


We welcome and encourage applications from diverse artists, including but not limited to ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and/or disability status. If you need assistance or require accommodation during the application or selection process, we will work with you to address your needs. Information related to accommodations will be confidential.

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The Soulpepper Training Room is coordinated by Gregory Prest, Soulpepper’s Baillie Fellow.