Auditions & Casting Calls

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Merlyn Productions is committed to giving performers of many different ages and levels of experience the opportunity to appear on stage, creating a situation whereby upcoming actors – and even first-timers – can hone and develop their craft working alongside seasoned professionals.

As part of this philosophy, many of our plays are cast via auditions open to the public, and also offer opportunities to work in various departments "behind the scenes".

Current Opportunities

Upcoming Auditions

Updated: June 25, 2018

PUSS IN BOOTS - 2018 Winnipeg Fringe


Merlyn Productions Theatre Company will re-mount its hit show "PUSS IN BOOTS" at the 2018 Winnipeg Fringe Festival (July 18 to 29). This family-friendly comedy played to packed houses in 2014!

The company has an opportunity for at least one additional ACTOR OR ACTRESS AGED 10 TO 65+ to join the ensemble of TOWNSFOLK (6+ speaking roles) who appear in various scenes throughout the play.

Please review show description and times at:


  1. Rehearsing takes place in the Merlyn Productions studios at 63 Albert Street in the Exchange. Rehearsals are scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings. Technical Rehearsal is on Saturday, July 14 throughout the afternoon.
  2. Performances take place during the Winnipeg Fringe Festival (July 18 to 29), with seven (7) show times as posted at the link above.
  3. Performers must not be cast in another Winnipeg Fringe production, unless a conflict-free production schedule can be confirmed.

Please audition only if you meet the availability requirements.


Auditions are by individual appointment, which will be scheduled ASAP.

Performers are encouraged to have a prepared monologue (or poem), but may choose to audition purely by cold-reading.

To request an audition appointment, please contact Artistic Director John Chase at or 204-415-2714. Résumés and headshots should be forwarded to the same.

ABOUT THE COMPANY: Merlyn Productions is a community theatre that operates with a volunteer cast and staff, carrying a legacy of classic children's theatre in Manitoba. Dedicated to creating "the magic of live theatre for all ages", the company presents a season of plays for general & family audiences, and also operates the Winnipeg Theatre School to provide performance-oriented training for children, teens, and adults.

On Stage
Puss in Boots

A Comic Adaptation
of the Classic TAIL!

July 18 to 29

Winnipeg Theatre School
WTS Youth Showcase 2012

Now registering
ages 10 to 55!

Classes start:
September 18

Comedy & Tragedy Masks