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Western Gold Theatre Auditions

Please check back for future auditions.

Thank you to all who auditioned for our 2024 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 [email protected] 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.

New Plays

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

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]



Western Gold Theatre is seeking submissions of plays for our mini festival: Have a Senior Moment! which takes place in October 2024.We are seeking scripts by writers who identify as seniors/ elders or scripts highlighting senior stories.  The chosen scripts will receive a one (1) hour meeting with a dramaturge and a public reading with a maximum of four (4) actors filmed for archival purposes. The recordings may also be included in our Virtual Gold Series.

The successful script should have one or more of the following criteria:

  • Highlight and/or celebrate seniors and their stories
  • Give opportunities to senior artists
  • Be no longer than 90 minutes in length (60 pages, 12 point Times New Roman font)
  • Be an unproduced original script
  • Fulfill any of Western Gold Theatre’s Mandates or Objectives

We welcome and encourage submissions from playwrights from all identities, ethnicities, and abilities, and equity seeking groups. Western Gold Theatre seeks to engage with seniors and elders from all communities.

Please note: We will accept applications from out of province playwrights; however Western Gold Theatre is unable to provide remuneration for travel and accommodations.

Western Gold Theatre welcomes submissions of alternative forms of theatre- solo show, dance, opera, musical etc but will be unable to offer additional support beyond actors.

The chosen playwright will receive a minimum honorarium of $200.

Deadline to submit is July 1, 2024

  • Please email your submissions to [email protected] with the subject “Have a Senior Moment- Play Submission – Title of Play”
  • Please ensure that your script document is in PDF or Word format
  • Please ensure that your name is only included in the email, not on the script document
  • Please ensure that your script is written is 12 point Times New Roman font with regular margins.
  • Please fill out the google form here

If your script is not chosen and you would like one page of feedback, you can opt into that and pay a $25 fee.

If you have any accessibility requirements for your submission, please contact us:

Successful candidates will be notified by September 1, 2024

Creativity has no expiry date! ™

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Contact Us

Phone: 604-363-5734

Email: [email protected]

Mailing Address:

PO Box 93513,
Vancouver RPO Nelson Park, BC V6E 4L7

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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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