Open Call: Readers required for The Verbatim Project

Open Pit Theatre is casting five local actors for a Staged Reading of The Verbatim Theatre Project happening at the Old Fire Hall on March 28 and 29. This is a great opportunity to be a part of an exciting local project. We are seeking actors of all genders, age groups and cultural backgrounds, especially First Nations.

To find our readers, we will be holding a group audition that will consist of the applicants reading short excerpts from the play.  

Audition details:

                Date: Wednesday, March 4th

                Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

                Location: Centre de la francophonie (302 Strickland Street)

To attend the audition, please send a short email to Geneviève Doyon ( with the following information:

- Name

- Contact info

- Previous acting experience

- Head shot (or photo of any kind)


Please note that all actors need to be available for evening rehearsals the week of March 21-27 and for two public presentations on March 28 and 29.  This is a paid contract.

About The Verbatim Theatre Project:

Since July, Open Pit Theatre has been interviewing and collecting words from over 50 different people across the Yukon.  The interviews always started around the themes of "home and land in the Yukon." With the help of community members, Open Pit Theatre then transcribed these interviews word for word, with every sniffle, hesitation and "um". With only the words of the interviewees, the playwright Geneviève Doyon is creating a script for the Verbatim Theatre Project. Jessica Hickman (co-artistic producer of Open Pit Theatre) will be directing the staged reading.