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Western Gold Theatre Auditions

Please check back for future auditions.

Thank you to all who auditioned for our 2023 season.


As a company comprised of established professionals in our senior years, we take great pride in the mentorship we offer to our younger colleagues as they share ‘the boards’ with us. In addition, we in turn learn from, and are inspired by, the extraordinary talent that is coming up through the ranks. It is a two-way street.

If you are an emerging arts professional interested in an apprenticeship (hands on and in the trenches with us!) please contact us at with the subject line of Mentorship. Include a resume (headshot if you’re an actor) and a cover letter outlining what your hopes and dreams are.

WESTERN GOLD employs and mentors emerging artists in all areas of operations.

  • Actors
  • Assistant Directors
  • Dramaturges
  • Literary Managers
  • Musicians
  • Playwrights
  • Choreographers
  • Set/Lighting/Costume/Sound Designers
  • Stage Management
  • Production
  • Marketing/Promotion/Social Media
  • Outreach/Audience Development
  • Administration

Community Engagement

To fulfill our objectives to create a range of opportunities for senior artists to continue their life-long work and to encourage conversation amongst the Canadian public on the impact and joys of aging, Western Gold Theatre continually seeks opportunities for community engagement.

Community engagement events provide a forum in which to discuss the challenges of aging in the performing arts and brainstorm on how best to support our community to continue doing the work they love.

Read on to learn about the community engagement opportunities we’ve participated in and/or hosted.


Saturday, May 27 @ 2:00PM (2hrs)
With Dr. Julia Henderson (The Creatus Project), Glenn McDonald & Tanja Dixon Warren (Western Gold Theatre). 

No matter what their age or their physical or mental abilities may be, older adults can and should participate in the arts. Exploring Active Access Design for Seniors and the integration of access into the generative process of making theatre with Elder Artists.

  • Location: Presentation House Theatre, 2nd Floor Studio
  • 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G9
  • Limited Seating: To ensure a seat, please register here


New Plays

Western Gold welcomes and encourages playwrights and new theatrical creations. If you have an idea, please contact

Over the course of our history, Western Gold has commissioned, developed, and staged the following plays by Canadian playwrights:

  • 2022 90 DAYS by Salim Rahemtulla
  • 2021 Quills Don’t Tweet 2 conceived and created by Bernard Cuffling and Anna Hagan
  • 2021 The Ballad of Georges Boivin by Martin Bellemare, Translated from French by Jack Paterson and Johanna Nutter
  • 2018 Red Birds by Aaron Bushkowsky
  • 2016 Comfort Cottages by Jane Clayton & Judy Ginn Walchuk
  • 2008 Old Goriot by James Fagan Tait
  • 2004 One Last Kiss by Aaron Bushkowsky
  • 2003 Strangers Among Us by Aaron Bushkowsky


Western Gold welcomes programming ideas, play submissions and community engagement initiatives. If you have a project that you feel may be of interest to us, please submit the project description, with a cover letter (and copy of the script if applicable) to

Actors/Directors/Artists/Arts Professionals: If you are interested in working with Western Gold, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume (and headshot if an actor) with an accompanying cover letter to


Creativity has no expiry date! ™

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101-1516 East 1st Avenue,

Vancouver BC V5N 1A5

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Live Plays Vancouver
Live Plays Vancouver
plays in Vancouver
Vancouver theatre companies
The Humber Foundation

The McGrane-Pearson Endowment Fund,
held at Vancouver Foundation

Stewart Fund,
held at Vancouver Foundation

McLean Foundation

Community Partners

We gratefully acknowledge that we are on the traditional and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam),Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We deeply thank them for so generously allowing us to live, work, and play on their beautiful lands.

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