Call for Artists

The Firehall Arts Centre is holding auditions on Thursday, December 1st for its upcoming production of Refuge by Mary Vingoe.

Refuge: premiered at Eastern Front Theatre in 2013. Refuge tells the story of those who try to help Ayinom, a man from Eritrea who enters Canada illegally to join his mother in hopes to retain refugee status.

Cast of six including:

Amleset: Female; Late 30’s to 60’s; new Canadian and North African refugee; Mother of Ayinom

Pamel: Female; 40’s; Bi-racial Indo Canadian; former human rights advocate turned art historian and volunteer at the refugee clinic

Allan: Male; 40’s; Pamel’s husband; artist

Membratu: Male; mid 30’s- 50’s; North African; community leader and friend of Ayinom

Saul: Male; 40’s; Jewish; accomplished immigration lawyer and Pamel’s friend from the past

CBC Radio Journalist: This role has already been cast

The Firehall is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and a signatory to the Canadian Theatre Agreement.

To book an audition time, please submit your resume and photo to by Friday, November 25th, 2016. Those chosen for an audition will be contacted by November 30th, 2016.