Ethan O'Krafka in
'The Diary of Anne Frank' (2019)
Miles Taylor in
'The Hollow' (2019)
Why do you charge a participation fee?
Our participation fee is used to ensure that our productions are professional and high-quality. The fee covers the costs of the show rights, theatre rental, costumes, props, sound equipment, marketing/promotions and rehearsal space. No salaries or honorariums are paid using the participation fees. Want to help us eliminate our fee? Visit our 'Sponsorship' page for more info on how you can support us, and our youth!
WHAT'S THE AGE RANGE?
Usually, we cast actors aged 14-24. However, we have cast actors over the age of 24 in the past. Occasionally, there are also opportunities for our 'P&P Juniors,' or those under 14!
DO I NEED PAST THEATRE EXPERIENCE TO AUDITION FOR A PRODUCTION?
No! We cast actors of all experience and range!
HOW MANY WEEKS DO YOU REHEARSE YOUR PRODUCTIONS?
For a play, the rehearsal process lasts ten weeks. For a musical, the rehearsal process is twelve weeks.
HOW DO I BECOME INVOLVED WITH
PENNY & POUND?
Auditions are held throughout the season. Straight play auditions usually consist of a cold-read from the script or a monologue, while musical auditions consist of a prepared vocal piece and occasionally, a monologue.
For each production, we also seek a number of volunteers (of all ages!) to help in various areas, including backstage, costume-making, prop-making, ushering and more! This is a great way to earn highschool volunteer hours in a fun, creative and innovative way.
I Can't afford the participation fee . What can I do?
Kids Can Play is a wonderful local organization that helps youth (18 and under) pay the fees for recreational activities such as theatre, visual arts, sports and more! Visit their website at www.kidscanplay.ca