Actors

Persephone prioritizes Saskatchewan actors in its productions, but we also welcome performers from elsewhere in Canada. General auditions are held annually in Saskatoon, and bi-annually in other parts of Canada. Generals and show-specific auditions are posted on this site, and are promoted through CAEA’s E-Drive and our local email list.

To join our email list for local artists and be notified of upcoming auditions, please contact

Playwrights

Persephone Theatre has a proud history of supporting Canadian playwrights by developing and premiering new work. We accept submissions from emerging and established writers.

Unsolicited submissions are reviewed by Literary Manager Johnna Wright and are kept on file. We are unable to provide dramaturgical feedback unless a script is being considered for production. We will acknowledge receipt of your submission, and will get in touch after that if we need more information.

Johnna Wright Email Johnna

Designers

Persephone Theatre is housed in the Remai Arts Centre, a fully-equipped purpose-built theatre. Our 410-seat MainStage is a proscenium venue with a fly gallery. Our ~120-seat BackStage Stage is a flexible black-box space. Persephone is an IATSE house and engages professional designers under the terms of the ADC.

To inquire about design opportunities at Persephone contact

Derek Butt Email Derek

Professional Development & Mentorships

Persephone supports the development of Saskatchewan artists through various professional development opportunities, including assistant/apprenticeships, and mentorships. We are looking to support individuals who wish to make a career in the professional performing arts.

Assistant Directing

To inquire about directing and assistant-directing opportunities at Persephone

Design Assisting

To inquire about design-assist opportunities at Persephone

Derek Butt Email Derek

Apprentice Stage Management / Production Assistant

Persephone supports the development of Saskatchewan stage managers through an apprenticeship program, and hires Production Assistants on an as-needed basis.

To inquire about Apprentice SM and Production Assistant opportunities:

Derek Butt Email Derek

Emerging Artists Program

In 2019/20, Persephone launched a new Emerging Artist Program that involves mentorship and creative opportunities for three Saskatchewan theatre artists.  This program is generously supported through the RBC Emerging Artist Fund.

Plans for 2020/21 will be finalised after this pilot year. To inquire about the 2020/21 Emerging Artist Program, after December 31 2019:

Johnna Wright Email Johnna

Co-Productions and Presentations

Persephone Theatre engages in co-productions and presentations on a regular basis. These are part of the mix of both our adult and youth programming, and may be on our Mainstage (410 seat proscenium) or BackStage Stage (~120 seat black box).

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